Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Crafts.

Colt and Jax LOVE doing crafts. They both ask me almost daily if I have a "craft" that they can do. I am not a crafty person but I try and do some type of school activity or craft activity with them every day. My friend Erin did this with her girls and I knew Colt would love it. I got a bunch of construction paper from school (and my mom's school) and told the boys we were going to make pumpkin men. Colt had so much fun with this, Jax started but quickly lost interest when he got his glue stick taken away for gluing the table rather than the paper. The fun thing was that Colt did 90% of this all by himself, I cut the pumpkin out and drew the lines and he did everything else. I showed him how you can crinkle the legs and arms so he did that too (though he said he wanted straight arms instead of crinkled). When he had finished he looked at me and said "mom he needs a hat and I want it to be pink" so I cut out a pink hat and he glued that on. He was so excited he decided to finish Jax's too.
Showing off his pumpkin men. Notice the hair on Jax's man, I thought Colt was finished and I look over and he is ripping pieces of black paper and gluing them on. "He needs HAIR mom" is what he said when I asked what he was doing.
The next craft was much more messy and really hard for me to let them do. I finally just had to stop talking and worrying about the mess and let them have fun. We had gone to the pumpkin patch and they each picked out their own pumpkin. They really wanted to carve it but I told them we had to wait until closer to Halloween. I decided they could paint their pumpkins instead and my mom had a huge drawer full of leftover paint and paint brushes. They both had so much fun (and paint all over themselves!). I set them up outside with a tray of different paint colors and let them paint.
I was happy to see Jax get so involved, he loves to do what Colt does but gets frustrated when he can't keep up or do it so it was fun to see him enjoy this and having so much fun.

Notice the left hand, he painted the entire pumpkin that way. Still not sure what his dominate hand is, we were outside throwing a ball around later that day and he always throws with his right but seems to eat and color with both his left and right.

They had fun and for the most part were good about keeping the paint on the pumpkins and not each other. I really need to do more activities like this with them, it really is fun but I am not a crafty person at all so I always have trouble coming up with ideas!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The littlest brother

 Case is quickly becoming mobile, he can roll both front to back and back to front. No longer can I leave him somewhere and expect him to stay in one place. When on his tummy he is constantly trying to push up on his knees. He moves all around his crib which is resulting in him waking up several times a night right now because he gets himself stuck in such awkward positions. Even though he is a big time mover and is often squirming around he is still a great snuggler and loves to be cuddled. The funny thing is that of all three of my boys he was the least active in utero but so far he is the most active of all my babies.
First time in a swing. He looks so little (and bald!).
 Love him!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Klickers Pumpkin Patch

Dave is out of town chuckar hunting with my dad this weekend so my mom and I took the boys to Klicker's pumpkin patch. This has become a tradition with my mom and I since Colt was only 4 months old. It's fun to go and let the kids run around and pick out their pumpkins, the weather was beautiful, sunny and 60 degrees. Fall is finally here!

I tried so hard to get a good picture of all three of them!
Jax and Di Di walking down to find some pumpkins.
Colt was on a mission the entire time we were there. He ran down the aisles of pumpkins finding just the right one then picking it up and carrying it back to the wagon. Some of the pumpkins were so big he could hardly carry them but that didn't deter him!
I finally had to tell him we had enough pumpkins.
Di Di and Jax.
Colt loved the slide on top of the hay bales. We took Jax and Case down once too.

Di Di and her grandsons.
Me and my boys.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

End of Summer

 As summer comes to an end we are excited for the fall, cooler weather and all the upcoming holidays! The boys and I have been taking advantage of the nice weather by going on some hikes, throwing rocks in the pond and fishing with sticks.
 Bike riding has become a favorite activity for both the boys. They are both very good about wearing their helmets and they love to ride bikes with the neighbor kids next door.
Love this cute babe!