Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

This year we had Thanksgiving at my parent's house.  This holiday is one of those where we do something different almost every year.  It was nice to be home and relaxed so we could all take a nap after the huge dinner.  My mom made the whole dinner, I brought the sweet potatoes and made an apple pie.  It was the first time I have made an apple pie and it turned out pretty good.

 Here is the sweater Carol made for Calvin.  I just love it!

Leading up to Thanksgiving it rained!  So Emmett was very excited to get to go out and jump in muddy puddles.

 Emmett is officially potty trained.  The first week was a nightmare, but we stuck with it and now he hasn't had an accident for about 2 weeks now!  I really think this potty chart helped him get excited about going and we came up with a potty dance and a treat after every time he went.  I was willing to do anything it would take hahaha.  More than anything I think he was just ready =) (but it took lots of work at the start!)
 On Thanksgiving Emmett got to go for a ride in Pete and Carol's kid car.  He is definitely not ready for the road hahaha.  Grant had to run along the whole time to keep him from crashing.

 The dinner was excellent and we had a really fun time.

 The visor club!  We went for a walk after dinner.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Around the House

We have been spending a lot of time around the house.  We usually get out and do one thing everyday.  Sometimes I feel we should be doing more, but then I ask myself, Why?  Does it really matter if we are out all day or at home.  Half the time Emmett requests that we stay home and the other half of the time we finally make it out and then Emmett has a complete break down as we are walking into Target. 

Yesterday we went to Target in the morning (because that is the best time with little kids) and it still wasn't early enough!  By the time we got there Emmett was already getting tired (he wakes up at 545am) and as we walked in he started saying he wouldn't hold my hand and that he wouldn't sit in the kart and that he wanted to walk, but not hold hands!  This is all impossible because I am wearing Calvin hahaha so he has to go in the kart or else we can't actually shop.

So after a lot of talking and explaining, he finally got into the kart, but as I was dragging him by the arm because he wouldn't walk and was in the way of everyone entering the store I did think of aborting the mission and just going home.  I guess that is just how it goes with 2 year olds there is nothing rational about anything they want to do.

Calvin is the sweetest little guy who loves to eat and sleep.  He barely ever cries, but that is probably because as soon as he starts I pick him up and hold him.  I can't stand to hear him cry!  It is a lot of work to balance giving both kids equal attention.  Sometimes I feel bad for Calvin because he is just sitting there with no one interacting with him and sometimes I feel bad for Emmett because he will have no one to play with.  I guess that is part of having siblings.

 Little Men!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Halloween 2016

For Halloween this year we went up to my mom's for the day and night.  My dad was away on a fishing trip so we spent part of the day making cookies and the night trick or treating.

Since it was a week night Grant didn't come with us, but he likes it, that way so he can watch all is scary shows.  He said we didn't get not even one trick or treater here.

 Emmett was obsessed with the sprinkles. He wanted to do the sprinkles before the cookies were made.


 Trick or Treating
Race car driver again and a bear.

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