Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Jacob has been asking for days if it's 'time to trick or treat'.  
Finally today was the day!
His shirt glows in the dark which he thinks is soooo neat!

I tried to get a picture with little brother in his halloween shirt too, but this is the best I could get.

Finally it was time to put on our costumes!

Aargh Matey!!

Levi looking adorable!  He actually kept the hat on longer than I thought he would!
Jacob wore this in 2008 at 19mos (Levi is 16mos and had to squeeze in it.  HA!)

Loved that both boys paid tribute to Kris who served in the Navy after high school.
Here's Jacob:

Each year we trick or treat with Beth and her bunch in their neighborhood.

Me and my little sailor man!

Kate was a fairy and Luke was a storm trooper

Tried to get a picture of the kiddos.  Luke had already taken his costume off and Levi had had enough.  :)

Good times!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Headband & Hero

Levi loves to snatch my headband anytime it's in arm's reach.
I laughed the first time I saw him do it because he knew just what to do.  
I wear it when I brush my teeth to hold my hair back and when I put on makeup.  
I guess he picked up on that.  ;)
He also snatched the measuring tape.

He walked around the house for a good 10mins before taking it off  :)

Jacob got this cape last year at Christmas from Aunt B

He told me he wanted to be a super hero, so I reminded him he had a cape.
He's flying here :)

It was a coincidence they were both wearing blue and gray
Sweet brothers... well, when they want to be ;)

p.s.  I caught Levi putting an entire roll of toilet paper in the toilet.
In fact, there were 3!  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jacob's Bedroom

We are about 85% finished with Jacob's big-boy bedroom transformation.
He's been in a full-size bed for almost 2yrs, but we've never decorated his room per se.
Once it's complete, I will share some pics.

I love reading posts of taking an item and transforming it in some fashion.
I found this lamp base at a thrift store for $3.  
I snatched it up figuring it could easily be painted and that is what we Kris did.  :)

I bought a lampshade and Kris covered it with the same fabric he used to make a cornice box for the window.  
{I had zero patience to wrap that shade!}

The dresser is from the nursery set we bought when he was a baby(crib, dresser, changing table).
We figured he could continue to use it until he's a teenager.
{this is actually Levi's.  his is a tad different at the bottom- i forgot to take a before pic of Jacob's.  

Again, Kris to the rescue, he sanded and painted it.
Red is Jacob's favorite color so I figured this could be the pop of color in his room.
But I tell you right now, I am the one who spray painted the knobs and re-installed.  Go me! :)

The subway art in the frame was a free printable I found on pinterest and last week Walgreens had a free 8x10 print special (thanks Mel), so this baby was FA-REE!!  
And I already had the frame - it's not staying there btw.  

Also in the pic above is a peak of the chair rail Kris installed.  
The top color is driftwood grey by Glidden.  
I'm seeing grey all over Pinterest, so we jumped on that bandwagon.  

I am having a hard time figuring out what to put on the walls.
I want fun, whimsical boy things, so I made a pennant banner and I have a couple of other little things, but his room has a really long wall, and it needs something!  I am not a decorator so this stresses me out!
I'm all over Pinterest but if you have any ideas, please share.  Pictures would be great too ;)  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Comparisons

Just a little stroll down memory lane...  







2008 & 2009

2010 & 2011

Love seeing the changes, but the boys are growing too fast!!!!  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday after church.  
This is our 4th year in a row to go to Right Choices.

The older kids liked the corn box

The littlest, not so much
"Why did you put me in this?"

Next up was the hay ride.
No one looking at me...

This is the "I should be napping" look

Lukey being silly

So sweet

She loves her Levi

Me and Beth.  Let me stop here for a second:
1).  Yes, I am wearing a shirt
2).  Why hasn't anyone ever told me these sunglasses are too big for my face?  They go above my brows!

Jacob loved this!

Being silly

The slide!

Levi's turn :)

He was not sure about it!

Family shot take 1

Take 2

Cow train ride!

Oh this picture makes me laugh! :)

This one too :)
Kris looks thrilled.

Picture with the pumpkins :)

Since this is picture overload, I'll stop here.  
I love to look at the past years and see how much the kids have grown, so I'll do a separate post for it.