Friday, October 29, 2010


This year I attempted my first ever homemade Halloween costume.

I have always gotten Mara's costumes from Old Navy...they are cute, not too expensive, and really warm. I still love them! And again this year, she has a costume from there.

But I decided to be brave and attempt to make a costume for EJ for his very first Halloween.

And I think it actually kind of turned out ok!

It's a bit too early to reveal the details, but let's just say there was cutting, pinning, and sewing involved. And there are a few different fabrics and pieces. We even have a couple accessories to go along with it.

Hopefully when we put it all on him, it won't look like a little kid made it, and people will realize what he is dressed up as. The first test of that will be at the daycare Halloween party this afternoon!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Nice Weekend

This weekend went way too quickly!

It had been a long week, but thankfully EJ was feeling better this weekend. He happily played with toys, laughed, smiled, and had a great time. He was even eating normally again!

Mara had been a bear all week, but seemed more relaxed this weekend, and had a good time playing and reading lots of books.

Jay and I cleaned up the house quite a bit, I made some baby food and a nice crockpot meal on Saturday. I even worked on EJ's costume a little bit (but I should have done more! Halloween is fast approaching!). I had some time to read, and today Jay and I went on a little 'date' for our anniversary - a movie (Inception - it was awesome!) and an early dinner (Red Lobster - yum!) while my parents came over and hung out with the kiddos.

It was nice to have a relaxing weekend, and to feel like we're starting the week with things organized. I mean, I still have a lot of laundry to do - some to fold, and lots to wash. There are a couple dirty dishes on the counter right now. The stairs need to be vacuumed. And I'm sure there's more, but overall I'm feeling like maybe I can handle the mayhem of Monday.

We'll see what the week brings!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sick Baby

Is there anything worse than a sick baby? My poor EJ was sick for 6 days this past week, and it was horrible! It started on a Friday, so we thought he'd be able to recover over the weekend. Wrong! He had vomiting, diarrhea, a low temp one day, and you could tell he just felt miserable. He is usually so laid-back and happy, and he barely smiled for 6 days. It was so sad!

On day 5 we took him to the doctor, just in case, but of course there wasn't much they could tell us, just that it had to run it's course.

So finally on day 6 we saw a bit of an improvement. Slowly every day since then he's been doing better and better. Today he's eating great, playing, and acting like his normal self - lots of giggles, smiles, and grabbing whatever Mara is playing with! ;)

We're so happy to have our sweet baby back, and crossing our fingers that this is the worst we'll have to deal with for awhile!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Go Vikings

Daycare had a 'purple' day last Monday when the Vikings played Monday night football. I had fun dressing the kids all in purple, and Mara thought it was pretty cool too!

Unfortunately, all the purple didn't help the Vikings win the game, but at least my kids looked cute!

Elijah is Seven Months Old!

Now that I posted the 6 month pictures from last month, I can post the 7 month pictures from a week ago! I can't believe EJ is already 7 months old! He is getting so big! He is 17lbs 6oz, which seems small to us compared to Mara at this age, but he is getting around really well, getting so good at entertaining himself, and sitting up like a pro. He loves to sit and play with books, blocks, and whatever Mara has. He also loves the cats! He was sick for almost a full week, so he was not feeling the best when I took these pictures, but he still managed a few little smiles!


EJ turned 6 months old...over a month ago (September 16th). Oops! Here are a few pictures!