Once again we were invited to the Peery's for their wonderful Halloween party! The boys were exicted to wear their costumes. Braden wanted to be a mummy/zombie, and Mason is Batman. As you can see from the pics below, the food was fabulous as was the company! In addition to the hospitality, the kids got to play a few games, do a scavenger hunt, and smash a pinata.
On Sunday, we loaded up and drove to Alma for lunch with Nana and Papa. It was such a beautiful day, we were able to spend a few hours at the local park before heading home. Last week was Bonnie's birthday, so the boys each made her a card, and we did a little shopping for her. Braden was very serious about picking out the perfect wallet, and Mason "helped" pick out a ring.
We even put one of Braden's recent school pictures in the wallet.
Nana pitched to Mason and even let Mason pitch to her, while Blake and Braden tossed a football around with Papa.
Blake was making faces trying to get a nice smile out of Mason, but I think the best smile came from Papa, he couldn't hold it together!
Mason is constantly watching, listening and trying to mimic Braden in everything he does. Lucky for Mason and us, Braden is an excellent role model.
Nothing like a little spit bubble competition.....
Braden loves sour candy! There are a few kinds, Warheads and Sour Patch. It's hard candy that in about 10 seconds of eating it is so sour you can barely keep it in your mouth. Mason decided he wanted to try it and Braden was MORE THAN HAPPY to share. Having been a victim myself, I knew this was going to be a Kodak moment.
Car pool is over, and now we walk home from school everyday. Recycling Mason: Here's a booger, Momma, put it in recycling.
Frozen Custard Please Last night Braden and I attended the Playground Party hosted by The Center. On our way I promised Braden we could get some "concrete" from Freddy's (local ice cream/burger joint) which is frozen custard. Even though it was 30 minutes past his bedtime when we left the party, he had not forgotten: Braden: Mom, can I have a brick? I mean a sidewalk? Mom:What? Braden: You know, you said after the party..... Mom:(cracking up) Oh, you mean concrete? From Freddy's?
Salad in the Water Last night for dinner I fixed a refreshing pitcher of ice water with mint and lemon balm from our garden. Mason pointed to it from his high chair and declared: Mason: Salad in the water! Dollar Vacation During Braden's Birthday Lunch on the porch I asked River if she was getting excited about their family trip to Branson. River:Oh Yeah! We even get to go to Silver Dollar City! Braden: Oh Yeah, my Mom takes me to Dollar Tree! Obviously Braden has no idea what SDC is or that the Dollar Tree doesn't quite compare, but as long as it's a big deal to him. . . .we will keep going!
The Substitooth When I picked Braden up on Friday, his teacher wasn't there, but he had a substitute. This happened one other time, when Ms. Vacca had a toothache. I asked Braden who is substitute was, and he said "Nothing" Me:Was Ms. Vacca here, today? Braden: No, we had 3 different teachers. Me: Who was that man? Was he your substitute? Braden: No, Ms. Vacca was sick today, so he helped us do our work. Me: I know, Braden, that is called a substitute teacher. Braden: I thought it was a substitooth, like Ms. Vacca had before.
Hello to all! We are going to attempt to provide you with an endless source of pictures, video and stories to ooh and aaah at until your heart is content. As Braden reminds Blake every morning as he leaves for work "don't be boring" we will try not to be boring! We thought life was interesting with Braden, now that we've added Mason to the mix we've learned new levels of parenthood!