Tuesday, November 1, 2011
We actually made it back to civilization for Halloween this year! Trick or Treating was the ONLY thing we were able to do for the Halloween holiday, which made me a little sad, but last night was a blast! We met up with my aunt and uncle in Idaho Falls and took the boys trick or treating with their kids around the neighborhood. It was awesome because their youngest is just a few months younger than Parker, so it was really cute to watch them get all excited and run up to each door. Tyler got the hang of it really quick too and would try to squeeze his way through to the front of each door. He also loved holding his bag, and then we got him to start saying "MOOOO" at each door, that just made him even more cute!!!
I just love Ty's costume...he looked sooo cute!! Because of Parker's obsession with Thomas the Train this year, naturally he wanted to be Thomas for Halloween!! It was so cute because all three of them were holding hands! My cousin, Boyd, was Clifford the Big Red Dog, he was too cute :) Checkin' out what he has in his bag! Ty decided to ditch the bag and head straight for the door...he may have tried to enter each house, as well as tried to return to each house after leaving! That's when we decided to carry him to each house! lol Definitely the cutest little cow I've ever seen! The only good picture of Parker in his costume... Love them!! :) I wasn't able to get pictures of the boys in their costumes until after trick or treating, and they were so TIRED!! And, we only had one small casualty...Ty tripped over his bag and hit his head on the corner of a metal milk box :( Tyler was checkin' out what he got in his bag. Clifford going through his candy!! Everyone really scored this year and came away with LOTS of candy and goodies!
Last Tuesday night and ALL day Wednesday we had a major snow storm. I'm not talking like just 4 or 5 inches, we got at least over 12 INCHES people!!!! It was crazy! I had never seen so much snow in my life come down all at once. Needless to say it was one of those days where you just want to curl up in sweats and watch movies and drink hot chocolate. We at least drank hot chocolate, but we also attempted to play in the snow...it didn't quite work out like we'd hoped. It was cold, still snowing, too fluffy to really sled down, and too deep making Tyler not a big fan!! It sure was pretty though watching it come down and was sure pretty after it stopped too.
These next few pictures seriously cracked me up! Haha, he couldn't really walk in the snow, and when he would try he would fall over and then had a hard time getting back up! It was classic!! There was only like an inch or so between him and the top of the snow. haha
Parker is getting tired and cold, it wasn't quite as much fun for him either as last time. My best attempt at getting a picture of me and Tyler...Tyler wasn't really cooperating with me :( Okay, now don't be fooled...that's not all the snow that was on that car...there was quite a bit MORE!! It seriously took me like 20-30 minutes to dig it out of the snow, 2 DAYS later, after some had melted too. It was insane, and not the most enjoyable task out there! lol So Pretty :) I took this the next morning, there was definitely over an inch...CRAZY, especially since the day before it was in the 50's and dry!!
Last week Parker wanted some of his mini M&M's, so I thought this would be a perfect time to have him work on sorting the colors and then counting each color! I got a paper plate and divided it into 6 sections and then had him put each color in a different section. He did surprisingly well for his first time! His counting has gotten a lot better lately and can count at least up til 12 without missing a number. I was a little surprised when I heard him do it the first time because every time I heard him count he would always miss a number hear and there and then start over! He has known his colors for quite a while now, but this was just his first official color sorting activity. I guess since what was just way too easy, I'm going to have to find some other, harder things for him to sort!! He had fun though....I think!
He was pretending to be a dog, and wouldn't use his hands! haha