Sunday, October 20, 2013

Carving Pumpkins

If Ashton didn't have his Packer helmet on this week trying to tackle us, he had his fireman's hat on.  Since our fire station visit last weekend, they have wanted to do their fire truck puzzle more and they use their fire trucks to put out fires in their barn.  They say that they are "saving all the animals!"
 Kind of a low key weekend, and we are not complaining!  On Friday night, Nana picked up the boys from daycare to have pizza and a movie night at her house.  Adam and I snuck away right after school to head to Hudson.  The football team was playing at Hudson and we thought we would make a night of it.  Adam's favorite place to eat is Buffalo Wild Wings, so that is where we went.  After that it was football game time.  Menomonie and Hudson were playing for the conference title and both went into the game undefeated.  Sadly, Menomonie lost, but we now look forward to playoffs.  The boys would have loved to be there, and luckily the first playoff game is at home this coming Friday night!  Go Mustangs!  

Who needs to go to a football game, when we have football players come visit us?  On Saturday night Mikayla and AJ came over to visit, have supper, and carve pumpkins.  You cannot enter our house right now unless you play catch with a football and tackle!

Ashton getting tackled by Mikayla...
 Mikayla getting tackled by Ashton...

 After supper, we carved some pumpkins.  This was the first year the boys got to do this.  Last year we painted the pumpkins ;)  With two great helpers and two littles that didn't like reaching their hands into the pumpkins, it was a success!
 As Mikayla and AJ were scooping the gunk out - the boys were scooping it right back into the pumpkin.
 Aiden refused to touch anything.  He is our kid that does not like being dirty.
 Thanks for smiling for the picture Mikayla!
 Now everyone smile!
 The boys did a pretty nice job carving their apples, while the big people cut into the pumpkins.


 The finished product...

A bat, a pirate pumpkin, and a ghost!
 The boys would be happy if Mikayla visited us everyday.  Today all we heard about was Mikayla, AJ, "Kayla's friend", and "the football guy".
 The Carving Crew...

 If Aiden got any closer, I think he wouldn't have any eye brows!  We were sad the pumpkin patch didn't work out this weekend due to the weather... maybe next weekend?!?!?!
Today we took a big step into BIG BOY BEDS.  I have been hesitating this next step because they sleep so well, they go down so easy, and they never even tried to crawl out of their cribs.  I was going to wait until they were three, but I think they are ready and we are only three months away from their birthday.  They were super excited.  So excited that they wanted to play everything in their beds the rest of the day.  I think they thought it was pretty cool to take their toys in their beds and be able to get in and out by themselves.  I wasn't pushing the "in and out by themselves" because I am hoping they don't get in and out themselves at bedtime and through the night.  Night #1 - so far so good!  It may have helped that they didn't nap today so they were more than tired.

The weeks are flying by and snow is now in the forecast.  We are hoping to still get to the Pumpkin Patch, but Christmas planning has started.  Hopefully the weather stays decent enough for the boys to get to the football game this week.  Then hockey starts!  We will replace footballs with hockey sticks, and tackles with checking.  Today Izzie and I cuddled in bed for a bit to get away from the boys all tackling, footballs flying all over, and watching a "baseball movie" (Homerun Showdown).

Until next week!
The A Team.

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