Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby!

Today we are celebrating Scarlett's birthday. She picked out her own outfit, helped me make cupcakes, and flew her kite at the beach. All day I just watched her in awe. How is she already a two year old? Where did the time go? She brushes her own teeth is full of opinions, and can even put on her own shoes. I am treasuring every moment with her. I am truly grateful for my Scarlett!

Friday, November 14, 2008

doing chores

I admit sometimes I fantasize about when the kids are older. Nate was just talking about how awesome it will be when both kids sleep the whole night through. I wondered how long it will be until they get themselves ready for bed and all we do is just go in and kiss them goodnight. Don't get me wrong, I treasure every moment of these days they are so young and I know it is truly fleeting, but seriously, it will be cool when they are old enough to do chores. My only problem will be deciding which chores to assign them first. On second thought, Scarlett is ready to do dishes, isn't she?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This year we had a really fun Halloween! Scarlett was thrilled to be Elmo--she didn't really like to have the hood up, but still looked so cute in the furry red suit. She does not seem to care that the holiday has passed and still wears the elmo suit most days. It looks especially nice with her pink rain boots she often pairs with it. Ensley was a bumblebee and couldn't have been cuter. THe outfit was so wide that he could sit up on his own, which I definitely think was the highlight for him. Our neighborhood was great for trick-or-treating! Everyone was out on their stoops giving out candy for the kids, and there were even people giving out food and drinks for the parents! Scarlett was a little reluctant at first to participate, but then she figured the drill out pretty quickly. SHe would march right over, say "Happy Haloween" and "Thank You" and then drop her reward in the pumpkin to free up her hands for more. Then she got two tootsie pops--one for each hand--that she wouldn't part with. She was completely content so we headed back to our stoop, where we gave out the candy that I bought as well as most of the candy we had just collected (I'm far to weak to allow piles of it in the house!!). We put on some music and Scarlett danced around in circles all cracked out from eating a lollipop. It was fun to see all of the costumes. My favorites were the ones with muscles already built in. I also gave candy to many teenagers without costumes (didn't want to be egged) and a few adults of questionable mental states. Ensley snoozed through a majority of the evenings events, but sure was cute doing it. It was a great night. It was a little bittersweet for me, because I was thinking of trick-or-treating with Kirsten as a kid and wishing that she wasn't a million miles away on her birthday. Don't worry Kirk, I ate a few pieces of candy just for you!