Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Didn't get many pics at Thanksgiving this year, but these are just a few shots of the post-dinner football game at Uncle Dan's house.

Nice form, nice form...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Look, Mom. I'm eating broccoli!

We have FINALLY convinced Ben to eat broccoli again. As a baby, he couldn't get enough of the stuff. (As a baby, he couldn't get enough of all things edible!) Somewhere around age two, he became incredibly picky. So, now that he's three, we have had to come up with some creative ways to get him to eat his veggies. We have discovered that three-year-old boys are fascinated by bodily functions (much like 37-year-old boys), so we told him that eating broccoli would cause gas. Now, he happily clears his plate of his broccoli every time I serve it stating that he loves broccoli because, "it makes me go tootums!"

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had one of the best Halloween evenings ever in Carmel this year. It was 67 degrees and crystal clear all day long. Perfect weather by the evening for trick-or treating. Mike and Shellie Kneese kindly offered to come to our house (along with Patrick, the little green dragon) to hand out candy so Brian and I could go door-to-door with the kids and Java. It was so much fun! The kids had cracked into the M&Ms before we even left our front lawn.
By the time we had hit about five houses, Ben and Maggie had their fill. We came back to our house to enjoy the fire pit on the front porch and to greet the rest of the goblins. Below is my best carving effort to date. Thank you, Pumpkin-Masters!

Our nieces, Lexi-Red-Riding-Hood and Courney, live just one mile away, but we never get to see them on Halloween because their father (Brian's brother, Scott) is always up to some spooky antics in their own neighborhood. Scott, is that you in the body bag?

Jester Cole (I think) and Retro Lauren in Terre Haute.
Lauren reminds me of that line in Fletch... "Fletch stands 5'9", 6'4" with the afro..."
(... it goes something like that...)
Ethan, Evan, Steve, & Amy (West Des Moines, IA) have clearly developed a love of AC/DC that can't be explained!
Mermaid Mary, Sarah, and Shower-Poof Rachel in Batesville
These costumes are my personal favorite!