Sunday, November 21, 2010


I need to get back in the habit of blogging once a week, so this little ol' blog of mine can serve its second purpose: a not-too-personal journal of our family.

Points of interest since last post:

It's official: Lindsay is now TALLER than me.  I knew it was inevitable.  I just didn't think it would happen so fast.  She was officially 5'7" on September 30th.  I'm pretty sure I've still got her on weight, though.  Here is where I would add a picture of the two of us standing side by side if I weren't so vain.

Calvin turned 6 months old.  He's as cute as can be.  No teeth yet and not quite sleeping through the night, but that's the way we make 'em.  Here are pictures of our kids at 6 months old.  It's seriously weird how much alike they all look.  Literally, with the boys, almost the only way I can tell them all apart is by looking to see how old Lindsay is.  If she's 2, it's Miles.  If she's almost 5, it's Samuel.  etc.  It's so funny.   (Side note:  I know there are only 5 pictures of 6 month olds below, but I spent like an hour trying to scan one of Julia or find one in my files of pictures.  She is the one who looks the least like the others at that age anyway.  I'll work on getting her picty in here sometime soon.)

Also, here are the pictures of both Julia and Lindsay as a bunny for Halloween when they were 3.  They look a lot alike in this costume, but in pictures, they are different because of their hair.  Lindsay's is darker and curly at that age, and Julia's is lighter and straight.  Otherwise, they look awfully similar.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween 2010

Here are the pictures:
Choosing pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.  Those of you from New York State will think our patch here dusty and dry, but hey, look at the beautiful clouds over the plains.

in the corn maze

A cute cow.  This little pumpkin has a story, too.   Our sweet neighbor, Jessie, showed up on our doorstep one day after we'd bought the pumpkins.  She said, "It's been bothering me all week that there are only 5 pumpkins out here."  So she pulled from behind her back this little pumpkin that she had grown in her own garden.  She said that Calvin needed his own pumpkin and that this one had reminded her of him.  Too cute.

Julia as a bunny rabbit

Wesley as an octopus

Samuel as Darth Vader

Miles as a wizard

Lindsay as an old lady.  Notice the baby powder in her hair.  We weren't sure what she was doing upstairs, but when it came time for her picture, I found her in my bathroom shaking baby powder all over herself.  Later that evening, I went to put something away in my closet, and I discovered a few of my skirts on the ground.  Had she been rifling through MY closet to find "old lady" clothes?  Am I an old lady?  sniff, sniff

the whole gang.  I think they were all yelling "Happy Halloween"!