Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat

Jaycob went trick or treating this year. It's was his first year, I'm of the mind that if they can't walk from door to door then their too little to go!! So this year was his first and he did GREAT!!

He was not afraid of the other costumed children. He walked up to the doors and knocked (it took a couple houses for him to get the idea he had to move aside so the people could open the door!). About half the houses he said, "Teek, Tneet" and held out his bucket! He would get his candy and say and sign, "Dank, oooo". And he'd be on his way!! Looking for the next house with a light.

The first few houses Jaycob insisted on setting down his bucket taking the candy and putting it in his bucket himself! He would NOT let other people put the candy in! But he caught on to that soon enough. He caught on real quick to the fact that we only went to the houses with the lights on. He had awesome fun!!

Abygail stayed home and handed out candy. From what Bryan says... She FREAKED OUT!!! They had started out and planned on sitting outside the whole time. They ended up coming in and taking off her costume after the first or second group of kids. She played while he waited for the trick or treaters... She did NOT have awesome fun!!

We did get a few pictures before all the fun started, I'll try to get them up soon enough!!


We went to the park today!!

I sat Aby into one of the little toys there and she gave me the biggest grin ever (she loves that thing!). When she grinned at me I thought she had eaten sand because it looked like she had something white all along her bottom gum line... So as a mother does, I shove my finger in there to snag whatever it may be. What do I find when I do this?? I little tooth!! Right there in front on the bottom.

Glad to know something explains the odd sleeping pattern and "off" behavior!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday, Library Day

I know inquiring minds would all like to know what kinds of titles we check out of the library. So here it is, you asked for it:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? By: Bill Martin Jr Illustrated By: Eric Carle

Farmyard Families By: Kate Brookes Illustrated By: Mary Lonsdale

Rabbit Pie Written and illustrated: Penny Ives

Mama Mama By: Jean Marzollo Illustrated By: Laura Regan

Big Red Barn By: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated By: Felicia Bond

(DVD) Brainy Baby's 'Animals, Apes to Zebras'

(DVD) Little Mammoth Media's 'The Big Aircraft Carrier'

Big Red Barn is indeed written by the same author as 'Goodnight Moon'... It is Abygail's absolute favorite at this point I would say. This is the 3rd time we've checked it out since we found the library. She keeps picking it out of all the other board books... AND she'll sit still for all of it and ask you to re-read it usually 3 times in one sitting!!

Jaycob is starting to interact more with the other children and adults at storytime. Though most the time it's to give back a cup that has rolled away. There are these two little girls (twins) that he just happens to adore, but you can tell he's too shy to talk to them!! Too cute

Sunday, October 29, 2006

From the Warmth of My Bed

First let me say that the kids did not do the greatest with the time change, not to say they did horrible. But not the best! Abygail was up nice and early and just as I thought I had her asleep she popped up like the energizer bunny!! I brought her to bed thinking I could just get a few more quiet minutes...
My wonderful husband hops out of bed, grabs the girl child, and takes her downstairs. The next thing I hear is:

Jaycob's door crack open and a bright cheery, "Hi, Die-yeee (Daddy)". I almost couldn't go back to sleep from laughing so hard, almost.....

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I Think.....

it's time to let the boy child come out of his room when he starts saying, "Kna-Kna" and knocking on the door! I guess even if that means no nap for him today!

And now the growling-giggling beast is chasing him and his train around the living room... Ohh the joys!!

Have You Seen Where Our Daughter Has Gone??

She seems to have disappeared! So you ask what/who is this girl child running around our house.... Well, we seem to be asking just that lately!!

The answer we usually get is, "Gr.. arggggggg!" from the little beast. Huh? So when did our daughter disappear and this monster put in her place?? Thinking back we came up with the answer of about a week ago. She just runs around the house growling as loud as she can. And if you happen to take notice of it, she growls more often and louder! Then comes the other weird phenomenon... The hysterical maniacal high pitched giggle!! So as this "thing" that looks like our daughter runs around you hear, "Gr.. argggggg, Heeeheeejeeeeeeheeeee, Gr.. arggggggg, Heeeheeejeeeeeheeeee!!"

And another little thing... She's out eating Jaycob by 3-4x the amounts!!

So we ask... Have you seen where our daughter has gone??

Friday, October 27, 2006


Jaycob just brought me an armful of clothes (new clothes G-G-Ma sent, THANKS) that were obviously in his way at the end of the couch. He worked so hard to get them all gathered up in his arms. He brought them to me and set them down next to me with great effort saying, "Mama!" and signing, "Help". I'm not so sure what he wanted help with though, looked like he had it all under control to me!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

New Park Trip

I didn't quite catch the name of the park... But I know it was cold! Very nice park, two different playsets for the different age groups.... Very nice, very nice indeed!

Jaycob would stand at the top of the slides and say, "Weeeeeee!", but would need quite a bit of coaching to actually go down it! Aby on the other hand loved going down the slides, her problem is just getting up to the top of them! That and not understanding she can't crawl up the slide, though she did try oh so hard!!

Both of the kids LOVED the chair swings. Quite a bit of time was spent with Jaycob pushing Abygail in it... The first time he pushed her the swing came back and knocked him flat on his butt, but he figured it out!!

Jaycob also spent the last 10-15 minutes just pushing the stroller around, could have stayed home for that one!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Kool, Kool Mama

  • As Bryan was heading out the door to go to work today Jaycob asked for some trucks that were outside. Bryan gave them to Jaycob and he brought them inside and lined them up on the couch. He touched each one of them with his index finger and said, "Kool, Kool Mama" as he touched each one! Translation: Cold, Cold Mama. He ended up leaving them right there until they warmed up a bit!

First Entry!! Yay!!

Well, this is our first entry. Aren't you so proud of us!?!

I will warn you this isn't going to be like most blogs where paragraphs upon paragraphs are written on a regular basis. Ours is going to be slightly... Ok Waaaaayy more basic! As the name of the blog suggest it will mainly be just the little tidbits of our days! The stupid little things that we as parents tend to forget as the days go by.

I hope you enjoy from this day forward. If there's anything in particular you would like to hear about please drop me a line and I'll try to include it!