Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween 2009

This year for Halloween, Matthew and Lucas decided to be Bumblebee and Optimus Prime from Transformers.
Their costumes were very cute, and of course they had to act like Transformers, too. Matthew, as Bumblebee, would run around and fight the bad guys, then ball himself up into a "car" and take off. Too funny. For trick-or-treat, my parents, grandma, Derrick's mom, Darragh, Daniel and Emily, and Lindsey came over to help hand out candy and take the boys around. Derrick and I walked with them for the first 15 minutes or so, then I needed to go back home and sit down. I was hoping to get a good walk in, but one week post delivery my body was telling me otherwise. Oh well. I got comfy in a lawn chair and a blanket, and Lindsey and I sat and handed out candy. Patty (Derrick's mom) and my mom took turns taking the boys out for more candy. Of course, they came home with a ton. It was cold this year for Halloween...I made the boys wear hats and gloves, so we were out of candy and inside a little after seven. In fact, several houses around us had already gone inside around that time, too. We usually last until 8, but we only had 257 pieces of candy to hand out this year, and when we were out, we were out. My grandma took care of sitting in the kitchen window to watch the trick or treaters and hold Natalie. She was more than happy to do so. We had our usual soups, bread and cookies and we all hung out until around 9 or so. Thankfully the next day was a Sunday. Derrick was on "vacation", so we all stayed home from church. The boys (all 3 of them) played video games, I played card games with Matthew and Lucas, and we just enjoyed being home together.

Friday, the boys had their fall party at school. Derrick stayed home with Natalie so I could go and be at their party with them. They were allowed to wear their costumes for the party, and they opted to wear their Annakin and Obi-Wan costumes from last year. Then, they have a little costume parade around the school and back to the room for their party. It was very cute. They each had a plate of goodies waiting for them, and a sugar cookie with icing and various candies to decorate it like a pumpkin face. It was surprisingly quiet in that first grade classroom while they ate their snacks and quietly chatted at their tables.

Natalie is growing! She had her first well check on Tuesday and she is up to 7 lbs. 15 oz, and 19 1/2 in. long. She was 19 in at birth, and weighed 7 3 when we left the hospital. She is doing well with sleeping and eating, and is only getting up twice at night...around 1 or so and then around 5. Derrick is so awesome with getting up with her, or sometimes staying up to do the one o'clock feeding and then putting her down and I get up at the next one. We had a few outings this week...Kroger, Panera, and Target. Overall, it was a great week.

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