Friday, November 11, 2011

2nd Birthday & Christmas Wishes

As it gets closer to the holidays, I know I will get several phone calls and/or texts asking about various things for the kids in regards to Harrison's upcoming birthday and for Ava and Harrison for Christmas.

I hope none of you see this as presumptious, but I thought it may be helpful to put out a little likes/dislikes list for you all who read the blog and may be wondering about gifts.

Bradley and I have talked and decided we should tell people the kids need clothes. And this year, that is very true. Ava has hit a bit of a growth spurt and Harrison has too. In the past, I have always had time to consign and have always stocked up on clothes. This year it has not worked out, so if you are at a loss and want to buy clothes, here is the rundown of sizes.

Ava - 6 in clothes and a 10 and 1/2 in shoes

Harrison - 3T (this will be the next size I am buying in pants and some shirts even though he is wearing a 2T now, but some are getting tight) - Size 9 shoes

Things they like -

Ava - anything Barbie she has been drawn to in catalogs, still loves anything Princesses, likes playing school and drawing so she likes arty/crafty things

Harrison - LOVES tractors, trains, and dragons

Monday, November 07, 2011

Halloween Wrap Up

I guess since it is now the second week of November that I should post the rest of the Halloween pictures. We had a pretty busy time leading up to Halloween, but all in all had a good Halloween.

The kids' costumes proved the most stressful. Ava wanted to be Rapunzel, but I convinced her to be Cinderella since Aunt Bethany had gotten her a beautiful Cinderella dress for Christmas last year. But alas, it was still too big and she was having none of it.

Harrison was scheduled to be a dragon and I ordered him an adorable dragon costume that was supposed to fit 2-4 year olds. Lets just say that unless they are elfin people, this costume ain't working!

So at the last minute we settled on Fancy Nancy and a "ductor."

Other notable events included Ava tie-dying shirts for her school party and making cupcakes for her party. We also carved several pumpkins this year and had a good time working as a family.

As far as actual trick-or-treating goes, we didn't even make it all the way down the street. Half of it and Ava was done. I think Harrisons slowness just wore her out (I know it did me!). After we had walked up the street and returned home we headed out to Nana Cheryl's and Harrison and I had a conversation that went something like this.

H: Monster gonna get me.

Mommy: No monster is going to get you. Monsters aren't real.

H: Are to.

Mommy: They are not.

H: Is to.

Love that little guy. :)
A view of all our pumpkins - Witchy Hello Kitty, Lightning McQueen, Thomas the Train, St. Louis Cardinals logo, Mike Wazowski (from Monsters, Inc), and the face that I named Carl.

Lightning McQueen and Thomas the Train