Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin carving

We carved Max's pumpkin first, and when Scott held it up to show him, he backed away from the scary pumpkin face. But then he got closer and saw that it was okay.
He kept wanting to take the tops off all the pumpkins and look inside. Whenever we go out our front door now, he has to look inside each one and growl at all the faces.

Luke instructed me to make an angry face and drew a face on paper with slanted angry eyes and a frowning angry face. I did my best to interpret his drawing. Easton took more initiative this year, and actually helped me gut his pumpkin (I'm usually left to do this myself because no one wants to touch it, even Scott). He then drew his own face onto the pumpkin and Scott carved it out exactly how it was drawn. He did great!

Here they are in front of each of their pumpkins. Things like this get so much more fun as they get older and can be more involved in it.

Do you like Max's "cheese" face? Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Birthday party....a little late!

spider web cupcakes

spider hats

playing a game

The whole gang

The happiest birthday boy ever!

Luke had his birthday party almost 2 weeks ago, but I've been lazy with my blogging. He had a great time at his "Spider" party. (Whats easier than a Halloween-ish theme for a birthday party in October?!) They made cute spider hats, played "pin the spider on the web", opened presents, and ate spider web cupcakes. All the kids had a blast!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy 4th, Lucas!

Lucas is 4 years old now! Usually a parent reacts with "I can hardly believe they are this old already", but not with Lucas. He is finally the age that suits him. Lucas is so big (already taller than Easton), so smart (already reading), and they do everything together anyway, that it is hard for us as parents to remember that he is almost a year and a half younger than his older brother.

Lucas is a special kid! He is definitely our goofball. He does and says the most random things, usually followed by "I'm just joking!" and his big giggly laugh. He has quite the imagination and usually is the one to spur on the interesting dialogue when playing with their toys. He is also our stubborn one, and he can dig in his heels like no other, but we know that will be a strength to him as he gets older too. Like I mentioned above, he is really smart. He knows everything he needs to know for Kindergarten already, and he can read really well, almost just as well as Easton can. It is going to be hard for him next year when Easton goes to 1st grade, and he still has to wait one more whole year before he gets to go to Kindergarten. I don't know what I'm going to do with him! But he is starting to become a really good big brother. Easton took that role when he was at home, but now that he is in school, Luke has stepped up and is Mom's big helper with our crazy one, Max. They are starting to play together too!

We love that Lucas is a part of our family, and we're glad that he came when he did, we wouldn't have it any other way. Happy Birthday Lucas!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Camping for Conference

This was our last hot weekend of the year (I think), and so Scott decided to camp out in the backyard with the boys. They had a blast! They got treats, watched a movie in the tent, and then slept the night away in the cool night air. The boys love anything they do with their dad, but this one I'm sure they'll remember for a very long time.