aunt marion came down for the sarah bareillis concert and took me too...me, aunt marion, sarah and gerald all went. it was great...besides the rude girl who was standing next to me. she thought it necessary to try and push me over between the sets. i was not moving, but my legs were getting a little tired of the workout. finally, after 20 minutes i was like stop. she did, but remained standing on top of me...once sarah came out she stood behind her friend the whole time, but made sure to shove me on her way out...who does that? and to a pregnant person! i'm not usually one to use being pregnant as an excuse, but really! how rude! although, aunt marion may have had it worse! she had some girl practically leaning back in her arms, but that's another story!
anyway, we got to meet her afterwards...thanks to gerald leaving his pepper spray in the window that was blocked off during the show since it was right outside her bus. too bad the guy with her can't take a decent picture, but there we are! thanks aunt marion!
11 November 2008
09 November 2008
and a new baby! so lots of you already know, but lots of you don't...we're having baby no. 3! due: Christmas eve...so to say the least the holidays should be exciting! the kids are both very excited! we didn't find out the gender, but it's getting harder to keep it a secret. this is the baby a few weeks ago, but we get to see it again on tuesday. orum really wants to know, so hopefully he won't be trying too hard to see. renee is hoping for a girl and elijah has no clue. he changes his answer frequently, but he's been very observant of other little babies that we see. hopefully, he will be as sweet to this baby as renee was to him when she was 2! don't you think this one looks like the two of them? orum and i were amazed and both thought so--maybe it's just the nose.
02 November 2008
Halloween miracle...2 kids looking at the camera!
so the initial plan was for the kids to be tinker bell & peter pan, but Elijah decided that he would rather be buzz light year. it was the only costume he got excited about...so with days to spare we started the search again and found one on eBay. the Disney store here only had big ones left...yay for eBay! the same thing happened with renee when she was 2...she had been saying for months that she was going to be dee dee doodle from the doodlebops and the week of Halloween decided only snow white would do...another eBay rescue, but back to this year...
the kids were excited because we got 2 days worth of halloween this year...on thursday night the SBA had a carnival at the law school...they had crafts, face painting, a movie and popcorn.
tinkerbell enjoyed it all...
i also want to point out that tink is wearing a vintage Linda Lavender School of Dance recital tutu! (See melanie i don't throw everything away!) i wore it for my recital when i was 4! only were were flowers , not faires...we had little green things on our hands for leaves and a frufru thing on our head for the flower...anyway...
she was VERY serious about getting her paper pumpkin just right...glue sticks are serious business! and of course getting your face painted takes a lot of concentration too...the butterfly was not nearly as impressive as the one at the princess birthday party, but she was happy still...
buzz light year spent most of the night running around saying, "to infinity and beyond" or "calling star command..." and eating the popcorn, but he was one happy buzz!
on halloween day renee got to wear her costume to school... luckily it warmed up and was a very nice day...that night we went to the carnival at the church. they had pizza and games. elijah's favorite was the fishing game. the prizes were little bugs and snakes...we have at least 2 of every one in each color...
then it was onto football. it was part of an older boy's costume, but that didn't stop the little thief...
oh, and there was a pinata...in true young fashion...orum decided Friday afternoon that he wanted to dress up and that he wanted to be syndrome from the incredibles...i guess i should be glad he didn't choose mr. incredible... a sheet, some foam, and some felt...voila...he went to a law school party while we were trick-or-treating and apparently it was a hit.
oh and check out tink's shoes...dollar tree! i just had to sew on a bell and some elastic! she was so proud!
after that we went out trick-or-treating on the other end of our street. it was blocked off for several blocks all the way to St. Charles. it was like a big party. all the neighbors were sitting out on their porch handing out candy. one of the houses even had a jukebox in the front yard! it was the first year we actually went door-to-door and they both thought it was so fun! while we were walking back renee kept trying to pick candy up off the ground. i, of course, told her no. when we got to the last house elijah opened his bag, and it was completely empty! he had been dragging it the whole time...all the while loosing his candy! he suprisingly left happy though...the last house gave him 2 suckers and he didn't notice that the rest was missing!
we hope you had as much fun as we did!
i made a few party favors this year...the take-out boxes for lora's birthday and renee's school and the little mummy's for the playgroup party. Halloween is way more fun with kids who know what's going on!
although, i have to say they may be cuter in costumes when they are younger and possibly easier to photograph too...my absolute favorite costume is elijah's first halloween...he still had cute little baby legs!
see what i mean!?
we did make it to the pumpkin patch...although it was more of the same. Renee posing with her check on her shoulder and Elijah running around like a crazy man! and for some reason he thought it necessary to spit on the pumpkins! boys... unfortunately, not much to it...literally pumpkins and that was it, and the ones we bought didn't even last! they were WAY rotten before Halloween