Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We are preparing for Halloween at our house.

This year Elizabeth will be batgirl and Franklin is her trusty side kick Robin.  Momma is Catwoman and Daddy is Lt. Gordon.

Our first Halloween event is this upcoming Friday night at church - Trunk or Treat!

We can't wait to participate, and I just know the kids will have fun walking around everywhere and seeing the costumes.

Franklin's getting 3 new teeth in - his last molar and an additional set of eye teeth. He's been a little whiny lately.  I also attribute this too us taking away the pacis.  We are offically on a full week of them being gone.  And while they yammer on for about 20 minutes - Ella specifically does - after that they conk out for the night.  It was something that had to be done, and we had pushed it far enough off that we just had to DO IT.

Also, in other news I'm starting a new schedule.  It will become effective next Friday.  I think it will really help me to be my most productive at work, and also at home.  An additional day to tend to the family's needs is much needed and appreciated!

We carved pumpkins last weekend while my mom was in town. They had a great time getting ooey and gooey. Franklin in particular enjoyed scooping the pumpkin out and helping Dad!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The Beach, New Starts, and Fall

We went to the beach for a week in the beginning of September.  Exploring a new piece of heaven off the coast of South Carolina. Neither the Mr. or I had been there before, but needless to say it was beautiful and just what our family of four needed.

You two instantly loved the beach.  There was no one there so you had the freedom to roam and run wherever you wanted. You both loved playing in the tide at the shore's edge and each day dad and i promptly dug you a hole to play in.  One of you would end up sitting in that hole by your little self playing in the tiny bit of water.

We played outside each day. You loved it. Your tiny faces sun kissed and sprinkled with ocean water. Franklin promptly collected shells and Ella ran after the birds. So many great first memories. AH!

Now fall is slowly rolling in.  Each of you are in such a precious place. Ella sings and hums, Franklin smiles and becomes bashful. We play tag, hide and seek, and you two exchange one of a kind smiles for each other after being seperated during nap time. You now have access to the kitchen and are minding so nicely.  You both have grown more patient and follow instructions. It's so exciting and beautiful as a Momma to watch this.

Dad started his new job.  This means more family walks in the evening. So nice!

I love you both more and more - could that even be possible! Thank you for filling my heart with joy and my days with laughter.