Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

The kids had fun this Halloween. We're pretty sure this will be our last time to dress up and trick-or-treat, though. Cadence is starting to ask about the spooky side of Halloween already, and wondering about the background, and we had already decided we would only do it as long as the kids were completely oblivious... apparently this time is ending. They adore dressing up though, so we're hoping to have a dress up party next fall, so they can still do costumes and see their friends in costumes.

Cadence really wanted to be a dragon this year, but I told her she would have to choose something we already had the stuff for - a knight, a fairy, a princess, a fireman, a construction worker, etc... She chose to be a fairy princess.

ReC... well... come on... look at those cheeks. How could we not make her the Gerber baby?
 Besides - Worlds. Easiest. Costume. 

James was Band-Aid man of course, and demonstrated his strong muscles on command all evening. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

No More Night-Night {Another Self-Weaning}

See that orange thing in his mouth? You, know, the orange thing that's been in his mouth since the day he was born? (Yes, literally, that same one! Not sure how it managed to not get lost!)

He stopped asking for it.

Just one day didn't ask for it, and we didn't give it to him, and just like that, he was weaned. 

Wow. Thank the Lord! I had really been dreading weaning him from it, because he always used it to fall asleep. Since birth. And lately he'd started using it during the day too. But not anymore! He did this abrupt self-weaning with nursing and putting himself to sleep at night too... I guess that's just who he is!

James' 2nd Birthday Party

James adores construction vehicles, so we decided that would be a fun theme for his party. I had most things done before ReC came, so I wouldn't be getting ready for a party with a new baby. We had fun! It was so awesome to watch his face light up when he saw the decorations, balloons... and when all his family started trickling in and greeting him specially :)

Party favor hats...

 Bows to match the theme colors :)

The cake that died... and got remade... and died... and turned out cute anyway.

Pa-pa reading to Cadence and James before the party. 

Gramma getting some ReC snuggles.

James loved opening all his gifts, reading the cards, and saying thank you. He loved getting his own rocking chair to sit in too.

"I know there much be some way to get this paper off...."

Nana and Emma

Band-Aid Man!

He was so incredibly happy with his cake!

 He blew out the candles with one puff, before anyone could even tell him to:

Clapping for himself :) 

Jojo being the town fix-it hero:

Auntie's turn for snuggles!

His new little suit jacket from Aunt Jennie... which I love, and has come in handy since fall hit us with some chilly weather.

A bit of the 'loot'.