Monthly Archives: November 2012

Halloween 2012

It was a fun Halloween this year, as always. Auntie Ashleigh and her boyfriend, Mark, came over for the week. It was so much fun to visit with them, and wonderful to have a couple extra sets of hands to help out. On Halloween they passed out candy with Silas while Jonathan and I took Avery and Kieron trick-or-treating.

We had visions of the brothers sweetly walking hand in hand to each door, but that’s not exactly how it went down. How naive of us! Avery was chomping at the bit to get from house to house, and Kieron just wasn’t fast enough to keep up. His firefighter hat kept slipping off, so he insisted on carrying it, along with his bag, which got increasingly heavy and difficult to lift. He wore firefighter rain boots, which made walking up porches precarious, so I spent most of the evening assisting him to the houses safely and slowly. Avery eventually met up with his buddy, Hayden, and they gleefully raced from house to house collecting candy and having sword/light saber fights in between. Jonathan took pictures and made sure Avery didn’t stray too far. As expected, Kieron tuckered out before Avery, so he and I headed home first. By the time we got to the house, there was a hole in his bag from being drug on the ground! Fortunately, no candy escaped. The boys each got to pass out a little candy at home before it was time for bed. The next day I offered to buy some back from them for a nickel a piece. They each earned $1.10 for their piggy banks and still had a lot (mostly chocolate) leftover. All in all, a successful holiday and many fun memories made!

Our pirate, monkey & firefighter

About to head out the door for trick-or-treating

Avery with his buddy, Hayden/Darth

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Pumpkin Patch 2012

We went to Fall City Farms to pick out our pumpkins this year. We timed it perfectly between rain showers one Friday afternoon, and had a fantastic time. The boys had a blast playing in the hay maze and searching for the perfect pumpkins.

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This & That

Below is a random collection of photographs from this fall. I can’t help laughing looking through them. Our boys sure are silly, and a ton of fun to boot!

The boys waiting at the bus stop on the first day of school

Someone’s happy it’s meal time!

“Well excuse me!”

Silas in his towel

It doesn’t take long before his big brothers are beside him

One day when Avery was coloring, he asked me “Mommy, how do you spell Kieron?” So I helped him sound it out, and then when I came over to see what he’d made, it was the sign below. “Kieron” is on the bottom with a red X through it. There are also illustrations about keeping out. Wow, how sweet. Too bad Kieron doesn’t read. 😉

We had a visit from Grammy and Papa.

Their shirts don’t lie. They really make a ton of noise!

Avery eating more corn. “I will get this tooth out, I will!”

Silas teething. “I will get these teeth through, I will!”

Avery and Kieron are getting better at playing cooperatively together. Here’s proof:

Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub!

And on a couch

The many expressions of Silas:

This is his “blue steel”

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Salmon Days 2012

We took the boys to Salmon Days the first weekend in October. It was fun, it was crowded. A challenging place to be with three little ones, but we managed to enjoy ourselves.

Mmmmmm, honey straws!

Avery’s got another loose tooth, and is trying desperately to get it out. He was so funny eating his corn on the cob. Why turn the corn when you can tilt your head?

Jump salmon, jump!

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