Our neighbor friends Lelin and Sterling have been helping us break in the new playroom and recently brought their dog Sparkles along for a playdate. Sparkles is phenomenally tolerant...as you can see from the video clip below. She was bounced in Mia's Jumparoo and spun around and around in the spinning chairs. I think she actually enjoyed it ~ so cute!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
So the original plan was to dress the family as the Flintstones. That plan was scrapped when Carson very strongly stated he was going to be a fireman for Halloween. Plan B: "The Wilbur Fire Department" Carson was the firefighter, Mia the dalmation, Daddy the Firechief and I was firemomma. My mom and I decked out the double stroller in felt details and the kids hopped on and trick or treated the night away as the Firechief pushed and pushed and pushed. We visited our neighbors at the annual Halloween block party, then headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's. It was very nostalgic trick or treating the same houses I did as a kid. It was a lot of fun for Carson this year, he really got into the spirit of the holiday and Mia was a trooper in her costume on an unseasonably warm night.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
At Carson's school, all of the kids dressed up like their favorite storybook character for Halloween. Being a big Dr. Seuss fan, The Cat in the Hat, was a natural choice. The kids entertained the guests, then went outside for treats and playtime.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
All of us girls met up a few weekends ago for the annual Halloween Horror Nights adventure. It was especially awesome because all seven of us girls were escorted by Rich (Karina's sweetie and a top exec. at Universal.) It was like going to the Chocolate Factory with Willie Wonka himself! We entered the haunted houses in ways you wouldn't even know about, without a minute of a wait. The average wait time in each of the eight houses was at least 90 minutes! Talk about being completely spoiled forever. We felt like celebrities :-) It was pretty scary and very cool. After that we went to the Red Coconut to shake our stuff. Too much fun.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Good thing Daddy came home that very day. He was able to lower the crib before she made her escape!!!
Mia is eager to learn new things. She is currently enrolled in a baby sign language class at the library. She can also blow kisses, wave bye-bye, and show us how big she is by putting both hands high in the air.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
First day of school at Ivy Prep Learning Center. We decided to make the switch to this awesome school after attending private academic tutoring here over the summer. It is such a loving and fun learning environment and he really loves it there.
Gymnastics...a great place to burn some serious energy!
Ready to experience "Toy Story" in 3-D...loved it!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Hangin' with Daddy.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This bathroom served us well...all seven kids and Mom too. Countless showers, flushes and arguments over who goes next in line!
The cabinetry came from Ikea. Very cute and economical too. The only problem is you have to assemble it with these crazy picture instructions. At times it was very frustrating, but Greg and Dad managed to get it all together.
Can we fix it? Yes we can!
Ta-dah!!! Mom is in love with her new bathroom with stylish grab bars, extra tall sparkling toilet and pretty onyx mosaic tile accents. She says she spends more time than she needs to in there just because she loves it so much!