Looks like we're going backwards this time. I'm glad I can get Marty's iphone pics on here, but I've got to say I wish I would have done this sooner. Because the thing I lose when I try to go back a long way is the detail. And it's the small things about my kids that I love the most. But anyway, here is a sentence about each picture...
Brynn and Bryce had a sleepover in the dinosaur hut.
No big deal, just Marty being Daddy one night.
My parents came out for Thanksgiving this year, and Gabe's birthday was the day after Thanksgiving.
Gabe is my airplane kid and the first thing he would ever sit down and watch was a two-minute Planes trailer, so I caved and bought some of Planes merchandise for his birthday.
I love all those bare feet at the end of November in AZ.
He couldn't let go of "Dusty" long enough to eat his cake.
We decorated the clubhouse outside with Christmas lights, and they were actually bright enough for us to read while we snuggled up in there with blankets and our old futon mattress we'd been planning to throw out.
(I promise our kitchen is not that neon, it just shows up funky on the iphone.)
I guess I should be fine with it, because I love to do her hair, too (does this bring back a rush of memories from the mid-nineties?).
The kids filled up their two-week routine chart and picked the carousel as their reward.
Funny which kid looks nervous and which one doesn't.
He's still my cautious little boy...
...and he still isn't. :)
Camille's first rice cereal came quite a bit later than the other kids...
But it was every bit as messy as the others...
And she got just as mad as the others!
So one night we had some Journey playing while we were eating dinner and Gabe started rocking out to it...
...with his head back like he was belting with all his soul...
and brought some serious attitude.
It's one of our more memorable dinners (of course any dinner wherein I don't want to shoot myself in the foot by the time it's all over is one of my more memorable dinners - dinnertime is just NUTS around here).
Mommy on the couch with a book and one kid...
But because I'm so nice, I shared the gift that is a sleeping Bryce with Marty.
Halloween!! (Again backwards, just try to keep up :) )
All through October Bryce had been saying he wanted to be a ghost.
I tried to paint his face white, but it didn't really stick.
We happened to have a Dorothy costume for Brynn and wanted her to wear it, but she was absolutely determined to be a "bad guy."
Halloween dinner with the traditional mummy-dogs (hmm, looks like this year it was only mummy-dogs!).
Believe it or not, Brynn picked out heart-shaped eyes and Bryce picked out a scary mouth.
SO...the ward trunk-or-treat...one of my worst ideas ever.
Bryce was my great little helper and was really excited about his costume.
Pretty much the whole month of October we had been trying to get out for a family bike ride and could NOT make it happen.
Finally we just took a few minutes even though it was getting dark and figured we would go as far as we could before it was too dark for the kids.
Well, we ran into an elderly couple down the street and spent pretty much the whole night talking to them and posing for a picture that is apparently really complicated on Marty's phone. :) (But on the plus side, we ended up with literally about 50 pictures of us in this same pose.)
Brynn put on a Halloween party for her and Bryce that mainly included turning Bryce into a mummy.
"There's no place like home, there's no place like home..."
Whew. Next up...Christmas. I can do this.....