Friday, October 31, 2014

First Fancy Date

Alena couldn't have been more exited about her date. We were given free ballet tickets. I did want to go but I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to waddle back to the car afterward. Matt said that she looked like Christmas had arrived when the ballet started.

Brig's first Science Class

This is actually the 2nd class. He is enjoying them though. I'm so glad. Here they're learning about wetlands and the life-cycle therein.

He is a bit of a perfectionist like Luke so he gets nervous about things he isn't sure he can do perfectly. Hopefully though by the time I have to take him and drop him off(post-baby birth) he'll be ok.

Baby alligators and other fun creatures.

Crepes for a Birthday Breakfast!

Since I'm already talking about E, I'll just reminisce about his birthday.  He turned the big 14 and if I could afford to, I'd go out for a birthday breakfast for everyone's special day. We love Coco's and going out for breakfast is my favorite thing.  He wanted crepes or pumpkin doughnuts for his birthday and since I can't stand at the stove that long for either of those and nobody else seems to want to do that, we took the plunge and spoiled him, and us.
Friendly game of Scrabble among brothers.

Dad and Sen getting their excited on.
Lane and I like watching them make the crepes.

What more can be said?

My Eagle Scout

So I'll admit that one of my favorite things that happened this year is this, I got my first Eagle Scout.  I'm pleased as punch with this boy of mine.  He is doing so many things that give me hope for his future which I admit scares me sometimes.  He also started seminary this year. He hasn't missed a day of getting himself up and taking his things and I really wondered about that kind of thing because he can't remember to put his clothes away in every day life. He has a very intense hobby that he's put lots of time and research into and I think he might grow up-as much as the male species actually does that. What great hope!!!

Want to know how M decided to prep for our new arrival?

So a few weeks ago after M decided to have our home appraised, I came home for my all to frequent appts with the Midwives to find him scheming.  What would a guy with a 7th child arriving any day be scheming about? It was not getting the cradle down from the attic as a matter of fact. He decided we HAD to remodel the Master Bath. I assured him that he had, indeed, lost his mind. After a time we finally compromised on a new tile, tub, shower job and leave the rest.
Here goes. Eli felt pretty special that he was allowed to do some of the dirty work. Usually M only trusts them to run his errands so it was a big day for the men of the house.

It's been sooooooooo long!

Pregnancy, taking pictures and especially blogging do NOT mix for me.  SOOooo, I shall just throw things in as it strikes my fancy but here's Halloween for now.
Luke, Eli and Sam 
$3 Chipole for the Vampire

And for the cutest happiest little witch you've ever seen. 

And here's the 2014 "Scary" Lineup. Black and White Ghost Knights, The ghost of Ophelia, a witch, a swamp monster, and a Vampire.
Sen had been hearing about "Trick or Treating" for over a month but when I asked her what it was she guessed it had something to do with swinging. I gave her the nitty-gritty and after she gasped, she said "I'm Ready!"
M said Brig was at the perfect age for it after watching him tonight. Eli is officially done trick or treating but he was sweet and walked with Sen, carried her "so heavy" bucket and made sure she didn't get left behind as M tried to keep up with Brig and Sam. So cute.