Sunday, October 30, 2011


We carved our pumpkins this afternoon.  It was a lot of fun.  I bought a package of Monsters, Inc. patterns that Erin was really excited about.
Unfortunately that patterns weren't really all that great, so my Mike Wizowski kind of fell apart.
Erin wanted Boo.  I let her help poke the pattern out because I wasn't going to let her cut.
Matt decided he just wanted to do a face
Patrick wanted one like that that said "Rawr"
Allison just hung out...but wasn't happy about it
Here they are all lit up

Friday, October 28, 2011

Company Halloween Party.

Erin was really excited to get all dressed up and trick-or-treat at Daddy's office today.  Patrick...not so much.  He's been having a hard time lately.  But all in all it was pretty fun.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2 months!

I can't believe Allison's 2 months old already!  As of her appointment today she's 10lbs12oz and 23 1/4 inches long.  That makes her my slowest grower, but that's okay.  Dr. M. and I aren't worried and I'll take her being bitty longer.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


These pictures were taken with the iphone.  Still haven't found the charger yet.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Camera's dead...

...and yet again I can't find the charger.  I swear I'm completely incapable of keeping track of anything.  Something is always lost and it's a little frustrating.

Hopefully I find it before Allison turns 2 months next Thursday.  Or Matt's company Halloween part next Friday.  Or actual Halloween the following Monday...

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Yep, I'm one of THOSE moms.  lol  I have fond memories of having matching dresses with my sisters, so it was something I wanted to continue.  And Erin was so excited that their dresses matched
Too bad I couldn't get them to both look at me at the same time!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Allison's blessing...and gardening

Allison was blessed on Sunday.  It wasn't as much of a to-do as Erin's and Patrick's, since we had no family in town and pretty much everyone was sick (our friends, Erin and Patrick...).  The circle was just Matt, the bishopric and our friend Dave, and Dave left right after the Sacrament was passed, so we didn't get a picture of all the men in the circle holding her.  Not only that, but Patrick started crying when Matt got up and didn't take him along, so I only heard bits and pieces of the blessing.  But Matt blessed her to be a "great friend and help to her mother."  She's such a sweetheart, so I believe it.
Here she is with her whole ensemble.
 I didn't have a diaper cover, so I chose this one a friend made us that had giraffes on it, just for giggles.
The bonnet ended up being a bit too small though, so it didn't stay on very well, so I ended up opting for a white headband instead.

Today I decided to get out and clear out the area I want to plant irises in.  I bought some bulbs and I'm very excited.  It's overgrown with mint, however.  And it was a LOT more work than I thought it was going to be, so I didn't get very far today.  I was only out there for 40 minutes before Allison woke up and got really fussy.  Hopefully I can get it done before the end of the week.