Friday, October 31, 2008

trunk or treat & yea phillies!!

last night was a spooktacular night! we went to our friends' church for some trunk or treating.
cecee was a quick learner to the trick or treating. she kept going up to a certain lady, smiling & getting a handful of candy. beano's favorite part was getting his own pirate sword balloon to attack monsters, so daddy monster beware!

all of that trunk or treating made the men thirsty & hungry. on the way home, daddio stopped to get some food & a gatoregg(gatorade), as beano calls it. daddy tried to sneak a drink before giving it to beano, but beano told him "daddy i'll share with you, take some." what a sweetie. sometimes he even shares with cecee!
beano a.k.a. batben & cecee, princess butterfly, came home with loads of candy & couldn't wait to try & eat it all.

we were up till after 10:30 due to all the candy & excitment from the night.
a blog i love to read, whatever, had posted about clearance hannah montana wigs. so, i had to get one for myself. i attemped to dress up like hannah, but looked more like a tramp. i think the wig looks pretty good on cecee though!

i also purchased a high school musical blond wig. i put it on right away after the mall. beano begged me, "mama, please take it off, you look like damaw!" what do you think?

the phillies won the world series! hip hip hooray!
papaw, their #1 fan, i'm sure is still celebrating.

& zaky got to go to damaw's house. he is much happier!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


zaky, as beano calls him, is our puppy dog. he is a silky terrier & was our first "baby". his real name is zacheus, from the sunday school song zacheus was a wee little man. zaky doesn't get along with many other dogs or people. when we attended pet classes at petsmart, it was so bad we didn't get to play with the other dogs during "recess". we were concerned when we were pregnant with beano, but zaky has been good as gold with the kids. & he puts up with a lot!

zaky & beano have become pretty good buddies. zaky has been doing his tricks (turning around, sitting, staying, giving a 5) for beano before many could understand what beano was even saying. beano (& cecee too)is very good about making sure zaky gets plenty of treats, especially at dinner time.

cecee is still learning how to be gentle with the dog. she loves to pet him & try to give him hugs & kisses. zaky sits there and takes it, but you can tell he wants to go hide. when we go outside, she thinks she MUST have the leash. don't you love her outfit? totally stylin!

poor zaky, i think he is depressed. he is missing his damaw, sophie & reggie. he likes to go up to my mom's house & get a break from the kiddos. he also likes the homemade dog food & all the attention. we'll probably be up soon for a visit!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

what a weekend!

we were very busy this weekend (for us at least)!
saturday, we had another beautiful wedding to go to. namaw came down to watch the kiddos & zaky (poppy had to work). the wedding was very sweet. the groom gave a speech at the wedding that was a real tear jerker about his love for his wife, family and friends. i was very impressed with him, nudging my man to take notes for good things to say to me. the groom is from a close family of 10 kids! seeing all the brothers & sisers dancing, laughing and having fun made me want a large family. their lives just seem to be so fun of fun! sometimes i'm struggling with the 2 we have though, so we'll see.. maybe 3, maybe 4, or 5, the more the merrier -right? (this is coming from an only child)

cecee & ben had the best time playing with namaw. they went for a walk, played outside, played inside, did lots of fun things. thanks for watching them! cecee was trying to feed namaw her food this morning. she doesn't take no for an answer either! beano was terribly upset to learn that namaw had to leave. but, she brought out the toys r us christmas book & his eyes lit right up. every page he'd flip too, he'd say "oh wow, look at that, look at that! that's cool! that's super cool!" it reminded me of my childhood & being so excited when the jcpenny christmas magazine would arrive. i'd spend hours looking at every page, making my wishlist. good times!

today was a perfect fall day. we went to mayse farm market for some fall activities. we slid down slides made our way through some corn tunnels & ran around the corn maze. the mattress at the bottom was their favorite thing. just like jumping on the bed at home!

.we crawled through some tunnels
we walked through the corn maze, with beano leading the way (thank goodness it wasn't daddio - just teasing!)
i love how big brother takes his sissy's hand to help her in the maze. he's so sweet
what a happy couple!

after that maze, we were ready to ride the cool bus for some Taco John's quesdalias. driving to taco john's, we passed the zoo. so beano was begging to go. of course we said sure!

daddio had not been to the new amozonia section, so beano and cecee were very excited to show him. the kids had a great time showing him all the new fish, the jaguar and porcupine. cecee was yelling at the snake, saying doh!the snake looks so real, i do a double take every time i see it. amazonia is awesome, they really did a great job with it. beano was not frightened by the lions at the zoo, he had already met one at the pumpkin patch that looked just like him.they seemed very friendly. the animals were all very lively today, the lion and tiger were pacing, the monkeys were swinging on the vinesand the giraffes came up to say hi. aren't these the cutest little bats you've ever seen?
after running around the zoo for several hours cecee fell right to sleep in the van. but not beano; he was already planning the next activity. he said he would like to jump on the trampoline or some sort. (he constant says xyz or some sort). so he did that & had a jumpin good time. the static was really making his hair stand up! >when he was done with that, him & daddio went for a walk up the big hill. man, i wish i had his energy!

we had a nice dinner of frozen pizza tonight.

my baby girl is growing up. :( she has been climbing up into & out of the high chair, so today we decided to move it to the basement of no good toys. of course now, big brother wants to sit in a booster seat too. thank goodness for hand me downs & a yard sale find. she is now sitting in the booster seat. oh, where does the time go??
i am so thankful for my family & friends that bring joy into my life. thank you all. what would i do without you?



Friday, October 24, 2008

now i lay me down to sleep

we go to bed late around here compared to most families i think.
our evening routine consists of:
6ish: eat supper (hopefully daddio's home)
6:30 get all wound up since daddio's home
maybe go for a walk or have a dance party
7:30 or 8: take a bath
8:30 book time (& sometimes a thomas the tank engine video)
9:00 lights out

daddio often falls asleep during book time, bless his heart. he gets up waaay early &snores waaay too loud.

i love late nights with the kids. we say our prayers & bless all of our family & friends. deedee & paul have been on beano's #1 prayer list for quite a while now. we talk about what our favorite things about the day were. beano will often tell what he did wrong that day & that he was sorry.

after that, we cuddle & i nurse cecee to sleep on one side and hold beano in my other arm. i love to hold them & look at their sweet faces & feel their breathing. they are such a gift from god. i love to fell comforted knowing my family is all in bed together; daddio, beano, cecee bella, me & zakky.

i usually get up & leave beano & daddio in bed and get on here. this is why i am so tired!!!

here's a picture from beano taking a nap at papaw's house a few months ago. while he was resting, sissy was ontop of the kitchen table smokin a pipe! not really, just blowing on one of the old bubble blowing pipes.

i think her necklace sets of the picture that much more!

the picture of bean & cecee napping together didn't last long. i moved her into the other bed with me.

tomorrow is saturday, yipee! we will wake up & all eat breakfast together in bed watching cartoons, my favorite! i think we will be needing a bigger bed someday if we are to have any more join us! good night & have a great weekend!!!

uh oh cheerio!

during breakfast, we had an almost emergency. beano decided to see if a cheerio would fit up his nose. it went in no problem, but he couldn't dig it out. supermommy swooped in & was able to close the open nose hole & tell him to blow. that little o flew out onto my arm. emergency over. mimi & moes mom had shared the tip with me a few months ago. thanks karen!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

his first word!

while we were getting ready to go to papaw's house, someone spelled his first word today!
after that, he wanted to spell another. he spelled cat "K-A-T". he's learning how to read & spell. i'm a very proud mama.

we had a great day visiting with papaw. the kids swung on swings,
helped haul wood in the wheelbarrow, ate pizza & apples from the apple tree,
played ball,
rode damaw's old tricycle &
picked the last peppers from the garden (hopefully daddio will make some more salsa- yumm!).

papaw was in great spirits today, the phillies won game 1 in the world series. cecee was cracking him up today with the peppers. he'd ask her for one & she'd say "NO!" & pull them close to her chest.

go phillies!!! win the world series!!