Thursday, October 30, 2014


We carved pumpkins tonight. Tate was not into it at all. He wasn't into having his picture taken either. He did have a great time stacking grandpa's oil filters and driving around an air tank. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Tate "read" me a story out of one of my old college textbooks. It went as follows:

Once upon a time there was a man looking for food. (Page turn)
He was looking for a house. (Page turn)
The End

Beautiful story. It resembles the book Stone Soup that we have been reading. 

I had an appointment today.  I met my new doctor and like him a lot. The babies are big enough now that each heartbeat could be found with the doppler. We go back in a month. 

We got new windows today!!  They have a few left to install but they look beautiful!  It will be so nice to be done with those drafty old things we had before. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Story Hour

We went trick or treating to the businesses on Main St. today with the story hour kids. We made 11 stops so it was a long morning and the kids got some great treats. Tate wasn't sure what to think at first but then he did a good job. The group picture was an epic fail. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Play doh

We made jack-o-lanterns and monsters out of play doh today. Tate loved it.  He figured out how to open the sliding door today so it must remain locked now. He also said "I am frstrated" when I told him he had to blow his nose and put on a jacket before he could go outside. 

My brother's dog, Dexter, had to be put down today. We will miss him, especially his little nub. 

I had the worst day yet. Hopefully good days will be here soon. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Tate got to climb the silage pile for the first time today. He had fun and made it to the top by himself. He required a lot of supervision since the pile was pretty big and had very steep sides.  I always loved to play on the pile as a kid. Tate was pretty excited to see cows in the feedlot. He told them hi and waved to them then made me take a picture of them. He grabbed fists full of silage so he could feed them. 

Grandma and Grandpa took the boys out to lunch and to the park again. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Shaving cream

Tate played in shaving cream today. He must have enjoyed it because he asked to do it again later. The second time, he covered his entire arms with it and called them his mummy hands.  Poor guy has the croup. He has a high voice to begin with but I think it went up a few octaves today. I had a terrible night but better day.  I ended up having a nose bleed. What can I say?  My body loves pregnancy. ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Well, the only thing I accomplished today was staying alive and that was even a struggle. Luckily, Tate had daycare this morning and Brett was able to come home when Tate refused to nap so I could rest. The boys washed the pickup and the dump truck. Tate had a low fever this evening and has woke up twice since we put him to bed.