Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Party

Ben's school had a party today and the kids had a blast.

Last night we took Ben to 'safe night' at one of the high schools. He entered the costume contest and one the 4-6 age group for "most original". We had left the gym and I was standing at the door waiting for Ben and Pete to return from the bathroom and people were still talking about THE Robot... kinda funny. As we walked around the trick-or-treat lane (halls).. People were commenting with "wow dad must be a computer programmer" or "wow dad must be an electrician" but mostly we heard "That's an incredible costume." The majority of people just dont make costumes anymore I guess... too bad - it was really fun working WITH Ben to do his this year.
My favorite costume was a 2 yr old that her mom made her "Boo" from the movie Monsters Inc. It was absolutely incredible. She had the perfect brown hair in pig tails and just so cute. Unfortunately I think it was too good and the 'judges' didn't get it.. so she didn't win.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Happy H@110w33n

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday monday

It's a sad day when we realize that a sun shiny day in the 40s is a 'nice day' here.
But that's exactly what we had this morning so the boys and I walked up to one of the parks to play and swing.

(ben took a picture of us - I need to teach him how to focus!)
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Zoo Spooktacular

Today we headed out to the Henry Doorly Zoo to attend the Zoo "Spooktacular". This is an overcrowded event where parents take their kids for Candy begging.. The lines to get candy are sooo long, that it's really not worth it. We skipped most of the lines, and enjoyed the actual zoo (especially the desert and aquarium) instead of the candy...
Ben's costume was a huge hit. EVERYONE was pointing and talking about him. We were totally shocked! Several people stopped to ask if they could take their picture with Ben. It's as if people didn't realize it is possible to make your own costume. You wouldn't believe the number of people who asked, "How did you do that?" Or "Where did you get that idea?"

Ben had to take his "mask" off in order to eat some of the candy, and so he could look around well enough to get a good look at the animals. When we got to the lions, he told me, "Dad, help me put the head back on, cause I want the lion to see my whole costume!"

Cloudy really doesn't like his picture taken.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

photos in october

we finally had a nice day and were able to go out and play - Ben opened another box of chalk.. and then didn't want to use them.. b/c when he did he thought they were 'breaking'

Sam hangin out as we played

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Monday, October 5, 2009


Ben went on a field trip last week to the pumpkin patch and all the kids got a pumpkin to take home. Ben decorated his with his Potato (Pumpkin) head kit.

Sam trying hard not to give me a smile

But I got a little one out of him..
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Friday, October 2, 2009

carter boys

Another week down and Sam is almost 1 mo old.
Tonight we fixed up some pizzas and watched Aliens vs Monsters.
I was holding Sam and on the opposite end of the couch sat Pete holing Ben. Out of nowhere Ben asked when he was going to be little again.

Sam's knitted Uggs

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