Saturday, December 15, 2007

Making Gingerbread Houses

I bought Gingerbread House kits (yes, the lazy way, but WAY less stressful than making the gingerbread myself) and the boys were super excited to make them. They kept asking me from the moment they woke up, "Can we make our houses now?" I kept telling them we had to wait for dad to come home. The minute they heard the garage door open, they started yelling "We get to make our houses now! We get to make our houses now!" And when Seth walked through the door they said "Come on dad. We're making houses now. Come on!!" Then I had to be so mean and make them eat dinner first, which of course they didn't eat much of. And just as expected, they had a lot of fun making them.

Finished Gingerbread Houses

Cole's has the sprinkle-filled path to the front door. And Easton's is the one with the gum drops lining the path (obviously).

Smart Boys

One day Easton walked up to me and said "Mom, I know how to write a hundred." I was curious as to what he was going to show me and where he learned this. I asked him how and he said "You just write a one and a zero and a zero." I have no idea where he learned that. But then I asked him to show me and he wrote it out perfectly. Of course Cole was copying him, saying he could write a hundred also and I had to take his picture too.

"Mom, take our picture"

My boys really are best friends. The minute Cole wakes up he asks, "Where's Easton?" And one evening Easton slept over at his Aunt Mandie's house. The next morning he called my cell phone and I thought he would be excited to talk to me and tell me he missed me (as much as I missed him). I answered and said "Hi Easton!" and he said "I need to talk to Cole." Doesn't even say HI! But that's alright, I love that they love each other. This picture was from early one morning. I was downstairs feeding Peyton where Easton was watching a cartoon. Cole came downstairs and snuggled right up to Easton. Easton put his arm around Cole and said "Mom, take our picture." And of course I had to do what he said. :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Decorating the Christmas Tree


We got out all the Christmas decorations one Saturday night and had plans to decorate the tree all together Sunday evening. I was trying to get some things ready for dinner and Seth was at a meeting, and I just thought the boys were playing. They called me into the living room and proudly showed off the tree they had decorated all by themselves! As is evident by the fact that the ornaments only go half-way up the tree. Seth came home, put the lights on, and then he helped the boys put ornaments on the top half of the tree, while I sat back and watched with Peyton.

Peyton Rocks and Rolls

Peyton is continually rolling over, from both stomach to back and back to stomach. He can do it very quickly now. Now he is starting to push up on his feet so his little bum sticks in the air and scoot places. It is amazing, seeing as how Easton and Cole were pretty much just cute, big lumps until about 10 months.


I am not sure where the boys learned the word "acrobat" but they are always pretending they are acrobats. "Look Mom! I'm like an acrobat! Look at me!" And they love it even more when dad helps them do acrobatic tricks.

Peyton Tries Baby Food

Peyton was being so funny the first time I gave him rice cereal. He definitely did not know what to do with it. He was super excited when he saw a spoon going towards his mouth and he actually grabbed the spoon and pulled it quicker toward his mouth. He would make a funny face as he was trying to figure out what to do with the cereal and then he would smile SO big and all the food would come oozing out of his mouth. I was laughing so hard. He was so cute! And eventually he did get the hang of it.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Cleaning out Pumpkins

We cleaned out our pumpkins so we could bake the seeds. Yummy. I thought the boys would never dare put their hands inside the pumpkins but they totally surprised me. Cole pretty much cleared out his own pumpkin all by himself. Easton was a little more disgusted and only put his hand in a couple times and then needed to immediately clean his hands. Afterwards, we all loved eating the seeds.

Happy Baby

Peyton really has been the best baby in the world. So here are just some pictures to show how happy and cute he always is.

Playing Pirates

The boys love dressing up in the costumes we have. I just thought these were some silly pictures of them dressed up as pirates. They loved saying "Shiver me timbers" over and over again. And I am happy to say that the clip on earrings that came with this costume bugged them so much they couldn't leave them on more than 2 seconds.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Checking On Peyton

I was doing some ironing while Peyton was taking a nap and Easton and Cole were playing. I thought I heard Peyton making some noises so I asked Easton and Cole to quietly go check on him and see if he was awake. I figured they would come and tell me whether he was awake or not but when they didn't come running, yelling "Peyton's awake! Peyton's awake! He needs you!" I assumed Peyton was still sleeping. I finished ironing the shirt and went to check for myself. This is what I found.

Dad's Hats

The boys found some of Dad's hats (not hard to do since they are always on the floor) and both wanted to wear one. Then they found a small one for Peyton to wear and asked me to take their picture. So what else could I do?

Easton Makes a Cake

I went shopping to find cheap costumes after Halloween and the boys found cake and cookie mixes that come with everything you need to make them and they asked if we could buy them. I of course let them get them. Here Easton is making his cakes all by himself and he was so proud of them. I didn't take pictures of the finished products because I forgot but since we bought more than one mix, I'm sure there will be pictures later of cakes and cookies they decorated.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Painting Pumpkins

We paint our pumpkins every Halloween. I am so not into making a big mess with carving it. I'm sure one day our boys will learn that most people carve them and want to make a mess like that, but until then I will enjoy just painting. Easton and Cole were actually SUPER excited to paint their pumpkins. They didn't really paint anything in particular, they just enjoyed mixing the colors. There is a book called "Mouse Paint" that is about what new colors are formed when mixing two primary colors. So all night they were saying "Look Dad! Blue and blue make pink" or "Look Mom! Red and green make yellow!" But I figure since they were using so many colors it could very well look like that.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Playing in the Leaves

Easton and Cole's friends told them how their dad had made a pile of leaves to play in so they have been asking me if we can do it too. I raked up the pile and they just kind of stood there not knowing exactly how to play in the leaves. They started out running and jumping in the pile, and soon they ended up rolling around in them, throwing them and having a lot of fun. I'm sure we'll be playing in the leaves a lot more, up until there is snow on the ground.

More Playing in the Leaves

Saturday, November 3, 2007

My Superheroes

Here are Easton and Cole showing off their muscles and web-throwing action.

Halloween Costumes

These are the pictures I got on Halloween before my camera's batteries died. Easton and Cole wear their costumes so much, they didn't really realize Halloween was a special day, until we went met up with friends for dinner and trick-or-treating. They were a little hesitant in the beginning of trick-or-treating, but once Seth told them they wouldn't get any candy unless they actually said "trick-or-treat", they warmed right up and came home with way too much candy.