Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween!

This year Chloe decided she wanted to be a wicked witch, and Costco had a costume just her size.  Then, my neighbor passed along a lion costume her child wore when she was Cole’s size, and it was precious!  So, my job was easy this year, and both kids couldn’t have been happier in their costumes.

Matt decided to get in on the action this year, so when he got home from work, he was telling the kids that he felt weird.  I’m not going to go into the whole “spill” of what he put on, but he kept telling the kids he didn’t feel right.  Then he would bark and growl.  He continued to tell the kids he didn’t know what was wrong with him but that something was wrong.  They didn’t know what to think, so he kept this up for quite a while.  And, every once in a while, he would let out a loud growl or bark.  I think he had the kids a little freaked out.  He went upstairs and after a while came down dressed as a werewolf.  They were NOT amused!  They wanted nothing to do with Daddy, and it really took a while for the kids to warm up to him.  If Matt was wanting to scare them, then he succeeded!

After all that drama, both kids were eager to trick or treat, so we got them dressed, took some pictures, lit the pumpkin, and took off trick-or-treating.  Luckily, our kids are still the age where we can walk just to the closest houses in our vicinity, and that’s enough for them.  They are just as excited to get back home to hand out candy to all the people that come to our door – which is a TON!!  I’m always amazed at how many people we have.  We ended up running out of candy, so we started giving out the kids’ candy that they just received.  And actually, it’s a great way to get rid of it!  Even after we turned out all the lights and hunkered down in the kitchen to eat our traditional chili dinner, we still had people ringing the doorbell…. until 9:00!  That does not work out well when you are trying to gear down two sugar-filled kids for bed!  No complaining though – it was a very fun night, and Matt and I enjoyed watching the kids have so much fun.

Pumpkin Carving

The kids were worn out after the Titan’s game, so we sent them for a quick nap, woke them and headed to our usual Sunday night Mexican, and then we got home and got to work carving our pumpkin for tomorrow.  Chloe, Cole and Matt picked out what they wanted the face to look like, and we all got busy!

 

Titans!

It was such the perfect weather today that after waking up and talking for a bit, we decided very last minute to head to the Titan’s game.  They were playing the Colts, and with Peyton out, we knew we wouldn’t have a hard time finding tickets – and we were right.  We found some easy, cheap tickets.  This was Chloe’s second game, but she, of course, remembered nothing of her first game.  She was only 9 months at the time.  This was Cole’s first Titan’s game, and they both enjoyed themselves.  Since it was the day before Halloween, many fans were dressed up in costume, so the kids loved that.  They didn’t focus on the game that much, but more the crowd and the cheering.  We treated them to some cotton candy near the end of the game (because they begged for it almost the entire time), and that made them happy.  It was fun to be back at a game, and it was equally as fun having our kids with us.  It was a perfect day with a fun win!  Go Titans Go!

Saturday Fun

Jake came over today and spent the day with us so Courtney and Jason could go the Arkansas game.  I begged Courtney to let me keep Ellie, too, but she said Jake was enough.  Chloe and Cole had a blast, and Jake was such a good boy.  They really do play so well together.  It was a fun day, and Jake left his room in a rather interesting state!  Ha.

 

Halloween Parade

Chloe and Cole’s school had a Halloween parade today.  All the kids were allowed to wear their Halloween costumes, and they had a parade for all the parents.  It was so fun – and incredibly cute – to see everyone all dressed up.  After the parade, Chloe’s class did a special performance for parents.

3 Year Check Up

Cole had his 3-year check up today.  Drumroll……. he weighs a whopping 27 pounds (rounding up) and is 35.75 inches in height.  He is staying pretty steady in the 5th to 10th percentile.  Everything else checked out fine!  He just continues to be my little peanut.

Cole’s New Goal

Matt and I finally…. finally… got Cole’s new basketball goal assembled.  It was his birthday gift from Pappy and Papa Rod, and boy does he like it!  (I’m a month behind on blogging, and we can’t keep Cole off the goal.  He loves it.  I know you all know how much that means to his daddy!)  🙂  And you may have noticed, he’s still loving his boots as well!