Friday, October 14, 2011


Get it? A major catch up. Things have been pretty hectic and there's not a whole lot of sleeping going on around here. I blame Lou's teeth (oh yes, now he has two), my stupid bar application (which is now in the mail, thankfully), and the fact that Norah is convinced the backyard sprinkers that come on at 4:00 am are actually fairies.

Norah got two princess nightgowns from Megan a few weeks ago. Even though they are at least 4 sizes too big she wears at least one of them every night.

We went to "Fable Fest" several weekends ago. It was very hot. There was archery and jousting. Norah made a crown. It was really, really hot.

SLB is on a mission to prove to me that there is indeed culture in Texas and so we went to the ballet. It was well done (plus, there was wine). It's no San Francisco Opera, but a worthwhile Sunday afternoon indeed.

Here's a good close-up of the most awesome baby hair in the universe.

This may or may not be a preview of what Lou and Reid are going to be for Halloween....

Norah had a playdate and asked to make cupcakes for the occasion. She was heavy on the sprinkles. Check out her awesome apron. I have a matching one. I went to a benefit for a foundation that supports maternal and fetal medicine in Africa and won them in a silent auction. (Check out the website when you get a's an amazingly worthwhile cause).

Louis and Reid have broken in the swings at the park at the end of the cul de sac. We've been back several times. They totally dig it.

Louis spends a good part of his day doing baby crunches.

He's on the verge of crawling. Every day I think he's going to get it but he chickens out.

LinkMonday was a school holiday for everyone, so we got to hang out with Megan and Trevor while Aunt S was at work. I pretty much consider myself to be the cool aunt around here. Evidenced by the fact that I spent a good hour letting the kids crawl through the ottoman and taking pictures with a bright flash. It was a 'who can be the best demon' contest.

We are trying to get in the Halloween spirit around here, despite the fact that it is still 9,000 degrees outside.

Norah has been practicing a lot of scary faces.

The boys got matching pajamas. It's pretty unbelievable how cute they are (even though Reid wouldn't wear his hat).

I mean, c'mon. LOOK at this kid!

This one too.

We have run the gamut of Norah Halloween costumes the past couple of weeks. For a long time she wanted to be Jessie (Toy Story), then Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), then a cat. I thought it was close enough to Halloween to spring for the cat costume. Now she really, really, REALLY wants to be "Princess Frosting" (ie, Princess Frostine) from Candyland. We'll see.

Being this cute is exhausting. Too bad its not exhausting at night.


Maryellen said...

Adorable!! Thanks for the ketching up. I've got to do that too!

Based on the pictures, I think Trevor took first prize for best demon.

Tucker said...

N looks like a 10 year old with a mullet in the first pic. Ha!

Natalie said...

I mean this with all the love in the world. Lou's hair reminds me of my grandfather's hair. That is not meant to be an insult. It actually makes me a little sad it's so similar.

Love, love, love the halloween jammies. I myself have been on the lookout for Christmas stuff. We'd like to do the Polar Express train ride in Flagstaff.