Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat

This year we decided to all dress up as Star Wars characters.
Good Vs. Evil
Rachel and Jaden invited to come to their house/neighborhood for Halloween again this year!
I was so happy when I noticed Rachel was dressed up. Then, the Hills showed up in costume and I was super excited!!!
It seems we weren't the only Star Wars characters out tonight!
Lincoln started off so strong. He YELLED Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat so loudly. Then, he waited until everyone left the doorstep and told the people giving out candy THANK YOU!!! He was so sweet. He was such a trooper, but he got really tired towards the end.
We had the best time and also made out in the candy department!!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday in DC

Mar was stuck inside with Link all day yesterday. She will be stuck inside with both boys all day Monday and Tuesday, so we decided to get OUT of the house today!Spike opened up a new pizza place, so we tried that first. Then, we walked past the Capitol to the Botanical Gardens. Today, was John Stewarts Rally to Restore Sanity. There were SOOO many people with signs and so many people in costume.
We had to get a picture of Ethan near the coconut tree. His new favorite book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. He has it almost memorized.

The boys looking for alligators.

Mar and Link posed near the giant leaf!

I tried to get a picture with Mar and both boys, but Link was in heaven running in the "jungle." During baths tonight, E said that the Botanical Gardens was just like the amusement park, but we didn't get to ride any rides.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Lincoln is starting to understand the rules of games. This weekend I noticed that they pulled this game out and started playing all by themselves!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Impulse buy

Ethan has a new basketball hoop. It was such an impulse buy. We forgot to measure the garage. It doesn't fit, so Nate has to haul this around back everynight!!! Ooops! I am still glad we bought it! He has gotten so much better!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Ethan: Lincoln you are disturbing me. Do you know what disturbing means?
Link: NO.
Ethan: It means you are bothering me! Now stop disturbing me.
Link: E-han, I LOVE disturbing you!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My pumpkins!

The boys have made three trips the pumpkin patch. Our porch is getting full of pumpkins!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Field Trip

I went with my big boy on his first Kindergarten Field Trip! We were lucky enough to be paired with one of his best friends, Cali.
Once we got into the Pumpkin Patch, we paired up with three other kids from his class, another parent, and Mr. Kurland. Here is our "crew!" They had such a good time running everywhere together! They all got along so well.
We started at the slides.
We stopped by the dairy cow. Cali was not a fan of the smell.After lunch we went on the hayride.
We took a quick picture before they picked out their pumpkins.
And one more as a whole class!
I had to get one more of these two before we left. It was a nice day! The kids were great, and we had such a great time.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I told Ethan this morning to leave his attitude outside! This afternoon, I had to remind him that he needs to get rid of his attitude. He had to "think" about it in his room. On his way upstairs, he yells, "It's in my bones, ya know!!!"

Saturday, October 16, 2010


He has really started drawing and writing lately.
This is absolutely adorable!
When we gave Lincoln the marker, he used his as a gun!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Link's field trip

Link's class went on a field trip to Burke Farm on Wednesday. They rode the bus and were able to bring a pumpkin home. When I asked him what his favorite part of the pumpkin patch was, he responded, "I loved the pirate ship." It turns out they have a pirate ship and he was Captain Hook. The other kids were his pirates. Before Link became obsessed with pirates, I never noticed how popular pirates were!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fan Club

Memaw, Pappy, Daddy, Lincoln, and Mommy went to Ethan's basketball class on Sunday.
Lincoln requested that he fly into the class.

Ethan likes to be the FIRST person to everything...including basketball. Since we were first, Daddy was able to shoot around with both of the boys.

This was the first class that they actually played a mini-game. The boys are learing defense. Ethan's getting better every class. He loves, loves, loves going!!!! He was so happy that his biggest fans came this week.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dork squad

Marilyn Louisey bought Ethan some wicked dorky glasses for his b/day! These guys took turns posing for me at the party Friday night! Who do you think is the dorkiest?

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Ethan had the best birthday! This grin started when we got home from school and stayed planted on his face until bedtime!
E has this shrill scream that sounds like nails on a chalkboard. After every single gift, we were lucky enough to hear that cute shrill little scream. He honestly loved every single gift!
This party was seriously a Star Wars party. All of his gifts were star wars and Jaden, E, and Link dressed up like Star Wars!
Jenn and Justin got them some great Star Wars coloring books, so they took a quick break to do some coloring!
Nate was itching for us to cut the cake, so we pried the kids away from their coloring to enjoy the cake! This was the first b/day where Ethan actually enjoyed everyone singing to him. The grin did not go away!
It was going to be super hard to beat the pirate cake from Link's b/day, but this one came close!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


He's six years old!!! I say it every year, but goodness time flies. It literally seems like yesterday. He is trying so hard to be big, but it's only been two months since he gave up napping/resting. He's barely making until 7:00 pm each night. He's trying to be independent, but he still wants me to walk him all the way to the door at school. He starting to get embarrassed by me, but he still loves snuggling on the couch. He's really enjoying big boy shows and movies like Star Wars, but he still loves Dora and Curious George. He loves picking out his own clothes, but he still needs help tying his shoes! Please don't grow up so fast big man!!!

Memaw and Pappy came in town to night to celebrate Ethan's b/day! They let the fellas open up their presents tonight! Both boys received a Clone Trooper helmet! Lincoln loved his!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oh Lincoln!

Can't you just hear that devilish laugh?

Sunday, October 3, 2010


**Conversation with Ethan on the way home from Basketball.**
Ethan: Mom what do you do at college?
Me: Well, once you decide what you want to be you learn how to do it at college.
Ethan: Well, I am NOT going to be a fireman. It's too dangerous. AND, I am not going to be a cook because you have to cook dinners.
Me: You could be a doctor.
Ethan: Nah...
Me: You could be a nurse like Memaw.
Ethan: I don't want to listen to all that crying when I give shots.
Me: Well, what about a teacher?
Ethan: NO WAY! That is too hard! I think I will just be a Speech Therapist.
Me: (smiling BIG) Oh, why do you want to be a Speech Therapist?
Ethan: Oh. I am good with my words, and it's easy!
Me: that so?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

That's all it took?

Who would have thought that ordering his b/day cake, getting his Halloween costume, and eating Vietnamese food would have resulted in "the best day ever"?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Oh how the times have changed!

The summer, Ethan delayed bedtime. He came out of his room a zillion times. He fought sleep!
Since Kindergarten has started, he asks when bathtime is. He pushes us to hurry up and tuck him in. He stays in his room and doesn't come out. Tonight we reminded him to stay in his room until 7:00. He says, "How about 7:45?"