Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Some things that have made me 

Liam enjoying the last bit of autumn leaves...

A couple of date nights with Matt...

Liam being a little artist...

This delicious (and dangerous) beer I discovered...
It's been a while since I've really enjoyed a beer - and this one did it for me!

The first snowfall of 2014...

A little snack tray I put together to eat during the Packers game...

Chloe finally loving solid foods! Red mess = pomegranate, beet & pear puree

Liam helping Matt make a pan of lasagna...
He's been SO interested in cooking & baking lately.
He gets mad if we don't let him stand on his stool and watch what we're doing.

Snuggles on the couch with my little peanut...

Liam listening to one my my favorite childhood albums!
Did anyone else grow up listening to this one?
"Where Do The Bubbles Go"
"I Like Peanuts"

And a plant that Liam insisted he "give mama" when he saw it at the 
grocery store. He's quite the little ladies' man already.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy belated boo!!

Halloween passed by so quick this year. I feel like I just put up the Halloween decorations, and now I'm taking them down already. The trick or treaters are long gone. And the carved pumpkins are starting to rot...

It was fun while it lasted though! Liam dressed up as Nemo and Chloe as Madeline.

My mother-in-law stayed at our house on Halloween so she could hand out candy while we took Liam trick or treating (it was too cold and windy for Chloe to go with us, so we left her with Nana). Liam actually "got" the whole concept of trick-or-treating this year (unlike last year) so he thought it was pretty cool.

We only lasted a 1/2 an hour outside, but when we got back home he loved handing out candy to the 400+ kids (just like last year). His patience and diligence surprised me. He plopped a piece of candy in the bags of each each ghost and Elsa and zombie, totally unfazed by the creepiness of some of the costumes. That's my boy :)

We attended a Halloween party on Friday night after trick or treat was done, as well as hosted a couple of friends & their kids to an outdoor treasure hunt/tiny pumpkin decorating/chicken noodle soup eating affair at our home on Saturday night.

Will bellies full of too much candy & cookies, I'd say Halloween 2014 was a success.

I didn't get around to posting a photo of the kids in their costumes on Facebook (and I've had a few requests to see photos) so here they are:

Liam liked the guts. He liked the smell of them too. 
(Personally, I think pumpkin guts smell like barf.)



My pumpkin, Matt/Liam's pumpkin, Chloe's pumpkin.

At our neighbor's house - see the eyes in the windows?

Liam and his friend, Cole.

And a few photos from the little gathering we had at our house.

I hope you all enjoyed your extra hour of insert whatever you did here this weekend!