Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Halloween Fun

This was the first year since we've been married that Sam and I carved pumpkins. We've never really gotten into Halloween, but now that we have kids we're making an effort.

So this year the boys dressed as Tigger (Ben) and Winnie the Pooh (Tom). Their costumes make look kinda familiar, that's because Ben was Pooh last year and Tom was Tigger. This year Tom wore last year's Pooh costume, and some very nice friends gave us a new Tigger costume for Ben. Before we went trick or treating Gina and Chris came over to see the boys in their costumes.

Ben loved wearing his costume, but Tom was not excited about wearing his costume. After Gina and Chris left we went trick or treating with our friends the Reeves. First we started out at Jordan Landing, a large open air shopping mall, which was way too crowded. Then we went to the Reeves' neighborhood. Ben didn't really enjoy trick or treating, but Tom loved knocking on doors and seeing new people. A couple of times he tried walking into random houses, maybe he thought he was looking for a new family, I'm not really sure.

By the time we got home the boys were done being in costume, but we managed to get them to sit for a bit to take these picutres. They had so much fun. Ben keeps asking me if we can have Halloween again and go trick or treating.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

In October we were super lucky to have Grandma and Lindsey come and visit. While they were here we went to a pumpkin patch with the whole Utah gang. It was a blast.

Tom was not excited about sitting in this wagon. (That is a blow up turkey behind the boys. I guess I should have gotten him in the shot too, and not just its feet. Oh well.)

Tom wanted to take all of the pumpkins home. He kept trying to lift all of them up into our cart. It was hilarious to see him trying to heft a five pound pumpkin with his little boy muscles. He thinks he's SuperMan.

Here's my handsome big boy. When you ask him how old he is he'll tell you he's 3, even though he's only 2. He wants to be a big kid already.

Here we are at the beginning of the corn maze.

In the corn maze they had a bunch of these fun cut-outs. So of course we had to stop and take a few silly pictures.

Here we are close to the end of the maze. What a great looking group we made. :)

At the end of the maze they had some fun bouncers. Ben was not excited about jumping in the bounce house. He just held on to the rope on the sides and wouldn't jump. What a funny boy.

We had such a great time with our family. I think we'll make this a yearly experience.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bathing Beauties

Ben and Tom love taking baths. They love playing with all their bath toys, dumping water on each other, splashing each other, and just being silly.

Aren't their farmer tans cute? I love these boys. They're great.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Captain Batman Underpants

Ok, I know it's been forever since I blogged last. So here are a few pictures taken in the last couple of months.
In the last part of August we started talking about potty training a little more. We bought a potty chair and got Ben some "big boy underwear". When we got the underwear for him he was really excited. And when I say excited, I mean excited to wear them, not excited to go potty on the toilet. That first night we got them he wanted to wear them to bed, but he wanted to be able to see them. So he put them on over his pajamas. He's so cute.

Maybe someday he'll actually wear them under his clothes, until then he'll be known as Captain Batman Underpants!