Ezra

That crazy front tooth finally came out, so now he’s lost both his front teeth-I love pictures of kids without teeth, his other one is coming in too quickly though!

And, at school, he was the star of the week in his class, we sent in some pictures and they interviewed him, this was the poster he brought home

If you can’t read it, the 3rd thing says “He used to have a fish.”  Pretty pathetic, I have to admit that I felt sort of bad-not enough to go out and buy a puppy but pretty bad.

Another nice fall day

It’s been an amazing fall, we keep encouraging the kids to play outside telling them it will be the last nice day (Ezra doesn’t need encouragement-he’s already out there!)

Marian has decided she sort of likes soccer which is helpful so Kelly & I don’t need to be constantly playing with him, notice their apparel choices-Ezra is never cold, I’m actually surprised to see his shoes on his feet because everyday after school for some reason he takes his shoes & socks off and runs outside to play.  It doesn’t seem to matter how cold it is to us!

We pulled our carrots from the garden-they were a little odd looking but tasted great (and were fabulous in a roast Kelly made!)

Oh, and there you see Ezra’s bare feet

 

Halloween Weekend

Yes, I realize it is now Thanksgiving weekend, but i can’t seem to just skip anything.

Because of the lice problem, we cancelled our annual pumpkin party but did have Issy & Caleb & family over to carve some cool pumpkins.

On Sunday, we met some friends at our annual trip to this great pumpkin farm, last year they added lots of fun stuff, we didn’t want to pay because we couldn’t stay very long, so we got our pumpkins and left (it didn’t look that impressive from the entry gate).  This year we planned more time and I have to say it was actually quite impressive.

This is a giant inflatable trampoline-I would have paid the $8 just for this!

 

 

Giant slide, it was kind of like the farmer pulled out the old stuff he had in the back of the barn and created rides

Feeding the goats is always a big attraction

The corn maze was very trampled but still fun

And, our little trick or treaters

Tobin was a bee again and Marian was a lady bug, and Issy was a butterfly, they tried talking Ezra into being a bug but he would have nothing to do with it.  I even suggested a can of bug spray or an exterminator

Nope, ball sport boy was going to be a football player-looks pretty tough doesn’t he;)  I duck taped knee pads to his t-shirt under the shirt.

And, as always, they took in a huge haul!  This year, they got to pick out 20 pieces of candy for themselves (we combine everything and they sort & play with it first) and eat it whenever they wanted – I didn’t want to hear “can I have a piece of candy” 20 times a day.  As expected, Tobin ate all but 3 pieces within about 36 hours but he still has a bag of m & m’s left that he wants Kelly to use to make cookies.  Ezra’s lasted about 4 days (he may have one piece left too), and Marian has a ton left and I believe has now forgotten about it.  We took the rest to a dentist participating in a candy buy-back program, it was about 10 pounds I think!  They ship it off to our troops overseas:)

 

 

Unveiling the new Tobin-read previous post first!

It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, we came home right from school and I cut, then shaved it to a 5.  The next day Kelly shaved it down to a #1.  All the way home from school he was excitedly talking about shaving his curls off.  My only sadness is that he doesn’t want them back:(.  (He probably will when I don’t want him to-you know when he is 14, never wants to shower and smells like a stinky boy!).

Funny story, the first night, he got up at 5:30 in the morning woke me up (I was on the couch because I was having head lice nightmares and couldn’t sleep) saying he had a bad dream.  We went to Kelly and I told him that Ezra had a bad dream (I didn’t want to lay with him and further contaminate his bed as I was convinced I had it bad), Kelly wanted to know what happened to Tobin, “I don’t know, he’s probably in bed, it’s Ezra that had the bad dream”.  Then we hear Tobin giggle, “Mommy, I’m Tobin”.  We got a good laugh out of that!  It’s pitch black in our house at night and the way I tell them all apart is by touching their heads, they all sound exactly alike (even Marian).

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