October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for many different reasons. It kicks off the Holiday Season for me, seeing all of the kids in their adorable outfits, pumpkins (I kind of have a weird obsession with pumpkins- pumpkin pie, carving pumpkins, mini pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin planters, I really could go on) and decorating the house- especially with pumpkins!

This year marks Olivia's first Halloween. We chose a lady bug because it was red, I think red and purple are her colors, and because it was warm. Ozzie chose his Buzz Light-year costume from last year.

Last year, he wanted nothing to do with trick or treating so it was fun that he wanted to give it a try this year. We ultimately called it an early night because Ozzie really wanted to go back home and hand out candy like last year. 

As usual, Ozzie was in rare form. He was the funniest trick or treater. Instead of saying, "Trick or treat" he chose to comment on every neighbor's house. Our personal favorite is when he told a girl that her jeans were ripped and he had a pair of ripped jeans at home. He also "thanked" each neighbor by shooting them with his pretend laser on his Buzz costume.

Nothing beats his comments while handing out candy to the kids at home. One little girl happened to ring our doorbell twice. Of course I knew it but ignored it, she was young and probably a little overwhelmed. Ozzie didn't have my social grace:
Ozzie, "Hey you've already been here? Mom why did she come back again?"
Her Dad, "Oh yeah honey I think you've already been to this house."
Me (as quickly as possible to make up for Ozzie's comment), "That's okay, we have plenty of candy."
She says nothing and starts backing up happy that she's gotten away with more candy from the same house.
Ozzie yelling at her as she is walking away, "You don't need anymore candy!"

Ummmm... sorry?! I wish I would've had it on tape, he wasn't mad just telling her how it was. So funny! Hope your day was just as fun.

Here are some of my favorite pictures. Happy Halloween!

Beautiful Babes

Sibling Love

Not sure why Ozzie is eating Olivia's ear.

Miss Olivia

My Ozzie

Livs (Ozzie's nickname for her) thinks big bro is the funniest!

Don't get caught taking more than 1!

Like Father like Son!

October 21, 2011

Summer Memories

I spent the summer enjoying my family and did not blog much. Now that it is cold and rainy, I am finding more time in front of my lap top after the kiddos go to sleep. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from this summer.

Ozzie learning to ride his new bike.

Running through the sprinkler.

Jealous she can't run through the sprinkler too.

Miss Olivia learning to sit up on her own.

Enjoying our vacation in Lake Chelan.


I am pretty sure ruffled panties were one of the main reasons I prayed for a little girl.

Or thunder thighs!

October 17, 2011

Menu of the Week

Image credits HERE, HERE, HERE  and HERE

Autumn List

I saw this on Pinterest and loved it. What a great reminder of all the reasons to enjoy Autumn and your family!

p.s. Yes I know it says Fall Bucket List and I wrote Autumn. Here's what- it's Autumn people. Since it is my favorite season of the year, I am trying to use the correct name and am hoping it will catch on. 

p.p.s. How much fun is Pinterest?! My new favorite time suck. 

October 12, 2011

Big Brother

Nothing warms my heart more than when Ozzie loves his little sister. This day he decided to help Mommy feed Libs (his nickname for her- he switched the v for a b) lunch.

And a video...

I think she's done.

I am a little late but here is Ozzie standing outside of his preschool on the first day. We attend a cooperative preschool and love love love our teacher, who has been teaching preschool since 1979 (almost all of those years at the same school). Her wealth of knowledge about preschool aged children is truly remarkable. We are BOTH learning so much!