November 27, 2015

Big Brother - Big Giggles

Owen thinks his big brothers are hilarious!
They can get some good giggles out of him now!

November 25, 2015

Trick or Treat 2015

This year's costumes included:

A chef.

We had to talk Miles into the mustache... but he wore it well. 

A lobstermen.

I hand stitched Cooper's overalls together and he had to walk carefully. :)

And a lobster! 

This is a hand-me-down from cousin Mason and the inspiration behind the theme.


Instead of trick or treating, we actually loaded up the boys.

Yes, Owen in his pot inside the stroller.
And went to a trunk-or-treat at a church near our house.

It got moved inside because of weather but
the big boys played fun games.

And won prizes and candy at each booth.

Each booth had a theme, one was Star Wars.

Owen decided to nap through part of it.

Fun and candy acquired, we headed home. 

November 24, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

We took advantage of some beautiful fall weather a while back and went with friends to the pumpkin patch.

The kids got a lot of playing in and ran around like... hamsters? :)

They tossed balls around a little too.

Pumped water to race rubber ducks.

And played in spider webs.

We searched for scarecrows to find each word to a puzzle and earned a prize.

And spent a while on the slide.

Goats... Miles fed goats.

And Owen did a lot of sleeping.

The big kids played in the corn bin.

Miles liked to scoot around with his head in the corn...   

Then they jumped on the giant jumping pillow.

They lassoed a few steer too.

Then rode a train. 

Miles rode this tire horse, but then got stuck getting down.
Don't worry, I helped him.  After I snapped this photo.

Owen hung with miss Shelly.

While the bigger kids drooled over watched donuts being made.

We had a great day!

So great that Miles slept all the way home.

And Derek was thrilled with pumpkin donuts from Shelly as his souvenir.  :)

November 20, 2015

Go Royals!

Since the Kansas City Royals baseball team was doing so well in the playoffs, my boys needed some shirts to show their team spirit.  My sister, Mandy, did some shopping for me via text messaging. :)  Then she sent the shirts with G'ma Pam's daughter when she came to visit.  Then G'ma Pam delivered them to my boys!

They were thrilled!

We couldn't find one for Owen at a reasonable price, so I took matters into my own hands.

It worked great.

So now we all had something to wear while cheering on the team!

Go, Royals!

We enjoyed watching them this year...  and winning the World Series was so fun!

...distractions and all. :)

November 19, 2015

Five Months Old!

This baby is five months old today!

He's rolling around and trying to scoot.
His big brothers love to entertain him and encourage new "tricks".

His eyes are getting darker all the time.  He broke the tie and the brown eyes win.  :)

We've figured out his relax and his milk protein intolerance...
Which makes us all happy, but especially Owen.

Happy 5 months, happy guy!

November 18, 2015

Painting Pumpkins

While shopping for pumpkins, Miles came across the watermelons and suggested we could carve watermelons instead pumpkins...

Cooper and I vetoed his idea.  And also carving altogether and decided we would paint our pumpkins this year.

We had a lot of fun with it!
I painted Owen's.

And a plus to paint: Miles was unhappy with his so I wiped it off for him to start over!

Happy Fall!