Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

We've had quite an eventful night! We started out with a jack o' lantern pizza for dinner. Then we headed out into the night for our trick or treating extravaganza. At about the 10th house Charlie was sprayed by a fog machine at one of the many "spooky" houses.

Next we headed over to the haunted garage on the corner. Men dressed in jumpsuits and masks led the kids through a garage filled with strobe lights, sheets, smoke and scary noises. As Elliot exited he said, "That wasn't very long." To which the man of the house replied, "Tough crowd." Sorry, my kids don't scare easy.

After the haunted garage came a house where the kid handing out candy was covered in blood and was moaning, "Take just one." When his father saw my kids were not sufficiently scared he lumbered over to them and said, "Not scared, eh?" He then proceeded to fire up his chain saw about 10 inches from Elliot's face. Elliot decided the best response would be to growl at the guy. When we were a safe distance away he shouted, "That wasn't even scary!" Yeah, right.

We ended the night at the Jensens, who send children running and crying from their property every year. There was a group of 10 year old boys standing in street debating if it was worth the torture for one piece of candy. The Spencers decided it was. As we approached the front porch, I could see someone hiding behind a sheet and knew this was going to end badly. When Elliot reached for the candy a skeleton, Mr. Jensen, grabbed his candy sack and wouldn't let go. Elliot tried to kick him and then ran away. When it was Charlie's turn the skeleton just stroked his hand. Charlie looked at me and said, "Who's that?"

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Princess Lucy

Lucy turned 1 yesterday! We can't believe it. Her birthday is during football season so we met Justin in between school and his game to celebrate. (Hopefully she won't need too much therapy in the future!) We had hot fudge sundays at McDonalds and opened presents. She was so excited! She got a baby doll that looks just like her, so we call her mini lulu.

As for 1st milestones, we are still working on walking. She will stand in front of you as long as she wants. But if you try to get her to walk to you, she'll sit down and crawl or go limp if you try to help her. Talk about stubborn. Her temper is starting to show itself. She lets her brothers know if they have crossed the line or taken something she wants. Last night she threw her binkie and bottle at Justin because she was mad. Yikes! She loves to grab your nose and thinks she is super funny.

Happy Birthday, Lucy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The middle child

Ten reasons we love our middle child
1. At birth he weighed 5 lbs. 9 ozs. 2 months later he looked like the michelin man and weighed a lot.
2. He's got angelic blue eyes.
3. He shadows Elliot day and night.
4. He's built like his Grandpa Joe . . . broad shoulders.
5. He rules at sports. His golf swing is something to behold.
6. To get him to eat we pretend bites are characters from cars or birds (depending on his mood.)
7. He loves vegetables and will eat salad or bushes (brocolli) before anything else on his plate.
8. His laugh is contagious.
9. His temper is not.
10. He could identify NFL teams by their helmets at age 2.