Sunday, October 31, 2010

Table & Things

This is Henry's birthday gift from grandma & grandpa S. They made him an activity table. They did a really good job on it and I am glad they made it so heavy duty, because sister keeps sitting on it when she plays.

Cousins & Calves

Henry got a chance to play with his cousins when we went back visit mommy's family in WI. The ages in order in the picture are 1, 2, 3, & 4 (well, Isabel is really closer to 4.5, but the rest were close to their whole birthday.)

Right before we left I took Henry out to the barn. And he was super excited and started babbling a lot. I think he was saying "What? Their are animals here! Why have you been holding out on me?"

Halloween 2010

The top picture can also be seen in the collage below that was taken at our playgroup Halloween party. Henry wore 2 costumes that Isabel had worn when she was 17 months, a pumpkin & a mouse.

This collage is from when we attended Isabel's preschool halloween party. I thought it would be fun to bring him dressed too.

Last year, when Henry was 1 day old, we took him trick-or-treating to one house (closest neighbors). This year he got to do all the neighborhood trick-or-treating with his sister (until she got cold.) I pulled the kids around in their wagon.

We also took the kids to halloween event at RBNC. And daddy also took both kids to the haunted house put on my our high school SADD group. And I brought the kids to a Halloween/Monster storytime to which I let them go dressed in their costumes for.

More Birthday Pics

The top collage is actually the after than the one below is the before. He wasn't too happy about the candles & not being able to touch his cake and started having a toddler breakdown.

We had his big birthday party last weekend when we were in WI by mommy's family. The kids have 2 cousins their age there, so it's more fun. We brought a long our bounce house as a fun activity for the party since Henry loves the bounce house. We decorated with a homemade banner I made, streamers & balloons. There were goodie bags for all the kids. And I made spaghetti & pizza & fruit (Some of Henry's favorites) for 14 people for dinner. And I also made him some lego cakes (see below). It was actually kind of a pain to make them. I went much simpler in the cake department for this weekend. Right now I just don't have the time to do elaborate cakes when I have two little ones tugging at me all the time, maybe some day. And of course we did some presents.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!!!

I snapped these two collages while Henry was getting pictures taken by Skye. Tomorrow we will be doing family pictures & some more individual pictures of the kids.

This afternoon we had a birthday lunch for Henry and Grandma & Grandpa M. came over to join us. Here the kids are playing with the toy he received from them for his birthday (in combination with the toy Isabel gave him for his birthday). He is currently napping as I type and later we will have birthday cake with him (2nd time today since he had some this morning.)

Friday, October 22, 2010

51 Weeks

N.E.W. Zoo

Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark: Day 2

Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark: Day 1

Both the kids love to swim, so taking them to a waterpark is so much fun for them. We had a good time, but for the amount of money we paid, we could have been in WI Dells at the Wilderness. But we were coming to Green Bay to visit family and this is the nearest waterpark. The hotel room wasn't anything special and we ended up upgrading from the Cabin Suite to the King Suite (which cost us another $30) because it was just too small of a room and there is no closing door in the bedroom.

Anyways, we had a good time at the waterpark. Henry really loved swimming in the pool and shooting basketball hoops.

Minnesota Children's Museum

I took the kids to the children's museum this week. For 2 weeks they have a special Halloween exhibit called "Spooky Hallow", plus we also got to see the other two new exhibits, "Japan & Nature" and "Living in Space".

Henry was a pretty tired boy and needed his paci the entire time, otherwise I don't normally let him have a paci unless it is bed/nap time.

Henry really enjoyed this trip to MCM since he is mobile, last time he was just starting to become mobile.

Pumpkin Carving

This is Henry's first time digging out the guys of a pumpkin. He was just too cute! Lookin' in & Diggin' in. I ended up carving & painting a spider on the front of his pumpkin. A picture of that will come later.

Monday, October 18, 2010

50 Weeks & more

50 Weeks Old

Monday, October 11, 2010


Henry loves going here. It's funny to watch him as the snakes slither toward the glass by him and see him try to pinch the glass to get them. Very cute. We will definitly get our money's worth from this family membership.

Edible Fingerpaint

This week's preschool-at-home theme was the color orange and I try to involve in Henry in as many activities that pertain to these themes as possible. So, it was snack time & art time and we made vanilla pudding and mixed red & yellow food coloring to make it orange. Henry ate much of his, but he did have fun playing in it. When I have him fingerpaint this week with regular fingerpaint he is not going to like that taste so much.

Playing in the Leaves

Friday, October 8, 2010

Como Zoo

We went on a trip to Como Zoo with ECFE. Since it was a lot of sister's friends and Henry was tired, it was more about her and he was along for the ride, but I did snap a couple pictures of him.

Como Zoo

We went on a trip to Como Zoo with ECFE. Since it was a lot of sister's friends and Henry was tired, it was more about her and he was along for the ride, but I did snap a couple pictures of him.

49 Weeks

The top is his 49 weeks photo that I took at Como Zoo today. The bottom is a close-up picture of his handprint spider. Isn't it cute?!?! Actually, I was testing out my new camera & so far I LOVE IT!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Crafts

We got busy yesterday morning making crafts. The first is an owl craft, which the instructions can be found here. She has many other ideas applying the sample principal of making combined fans, and Isabel really wants to make the others too. Isabel & I each folded a side, then I stapled them together. I cut out the other parts and then she glued them on.

Yesterday & Today

Henry's handprint spider.
Mommy & the kids at storytime @ OPL.

Riding the Penny Horse with Sister.

48 Weeks