Monday, November 15, 2010

October Catch-Up

Wow! Has it really been over two weeks already!? I feel like such a slacker. It's been a rough couple of weeks around here, but hopefully I'll get all caught up with this uber-post and then this blog can get back to it's normal, random self.

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of that, Kansas City, also known as the City of Fountains, dyes many of it's most notable fountains pink. One weekend afternoon, Spence and I took the kids for a drive and walk to see many of them. The girls, in particular, got a kick out of the pink sprays.

While we were at The Plaza, we ran into a group of hula hooping hippies. The kids thought they were super-great and the hippies thought our kids were the cutest things ever. It was a win-win all around. They were really nice and let us all give their hoops a try. It was really interesting to see how they had lots of different sized hoops depending on the person using them.

(sorry, this one is a really bad picture)

Spencer wasn't afraid to shake those hips


On October 23rd, Ezra turned a very grown up 5 years old! He was lucky enough to have his birthday fall on a Saturday, so he got to have Dad home with him the whole day. We ended the night off at The Chinese Rest-ur-naut where he had his fave jello and meat on a stick. Here's a few pictures of the festivities...

Ezra with his loot

This may be the one and only picture in which my son's neck looks long.
Thanks G&G Lifferth for the gift and also for the genetically short neck.

yay! yay! for the long-awaited Scooby Doo movie! Ezra has insisted since August that Uncle Phillip (and fam) would be getting him one for his birthday. Thank heavens he came through for him *phew*

The first gift of the insisted-on present scavenger hunt

The end result of said scavenger hunt
(Thanks MiMi & Grandad!)

Ezra insisted he wanted a blue and green cake with an orange dinosaur.
This is the best I could do under the non-orange dinosaur circumstances.

Happy Birthday Ezra Emil!


What would our 13 Nights of Halloween festivities (of which there were many undocumented ones, I promise) be without pumpkin carving? We braved the goopy, gross mess (which I abhor) and attempts at carving (which I also hate) to make two pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns for the kids.

Ezra wielding his mighty weapon. He was the only kid that kinda-sorta helped at all. Georgia just spent most of her time dipping a finger or two in the pumpkin glop and then running off to wash her hands.

A blurry, yet adorable picture of Scarlett

But, of course, the necessary close-up

Oh look, our local feral child decided to join us for the festivities too

A horrible picture of the end results, but honestly, I've gotten used to those these days


On the 28th, Scarlett turned 2 years old! I can't even believe my baby is so big (and yet so little, weighing it at a whopping 20 lbs :P). She's in her jammies for most of these pictures, but that's because we got up early to open presents before Daddy left for work.

Scarlett with the goods

By this point in time, she's a pro at opening presents

The rare and unexpected small-mouth picture of Scarlett

Pretty sure Scarlett loved the M&Ms more then anything

Scarlett was in love with her (previously tasted) Pinkalicious cupcake...even if I was a loser and forgot the sprinkles

Happy Birthday Miss S!

Well, folks, that's a wrap! I know you were probably expecting some more Halloween pictures in there, but honestly the last post was pretty much all of them. Hope your November is going well and have a fabulous day!

The End


Jennae said...

Those hula-hoops look like great fun. Big YAY for birthdays!

kristin said...

HAHAHA the local feral child.... I'm still giggling over here. That picture of Georgia is classic!

Evie came running up and said, "Who are them mommy?" and after I told her their names she looked at me and said, "I've GOT to play with them!"

Melanie said...

Yay for birthdays and holidays! Your girls are so beautiful- really, just stunning little ladies.

Alabama Apples said...

I think I would love the local feral child to come play at my house, too. She looks like a lot of fun!!;) I love the pictures of Ez. I just want to reach in the computer and squeeze him. I hope he knows how much his Auntie Lib loves him!! I love little miss Scarli-it has been too long since I have seen them!! Crazy long! She has grown up so very much in the meantime. Sigh...

THanks for the post!! Love you all!!

Steph said...

Okay, I have so much to say...I love your uber-posts. :)
First, the pink fountains are so fun. I think Ella would get a big kick outta the color. And....look at those hips move, Spence. Woot, woot!
Yay for Ezs birthday!! The long neck pic makes me laugh...still. Hes still a cute kid either way, imo. ;) Horray for the long awaited Scooby-Doo DVD. I hope the wait was worth it. :)
I find it quite amusing that you adore Halloween and can barely stand carving pumpkins. Isnt that some sort of sacrelige?? Glad you have Ez and Spence there, or well, who knows how it wouldve gotten done..hee, hee. So, your local ferrel child looks vaugely like my daugher, Im sure theyd be b.e.s.t. friends. ;) btw, I am still laughing over that caption. It is classic. That one will go down in the books. ;)
Yay for Miss S birthday!! Horray for the big 2 birthday!! She is so adorable!! I think her mouth is sweet large or small. :) And, she IS a girl after my own heart!! Mmmm, our love for chocolate will bond us for well, for-ev-er.:) I also happen to love her cupcake picture. It is so adorable. She is just so darn excited and pleased at her Pinkalicious cupcake. I love it...and I love her.
Loved the post. Thanks. :)

Gardners said...

Love that Kansas City! And of course he wants to eat at a rest-ur-naut, it rhymes with astronaut! What a great picture of him with his fun cake. And those girls...they are going to BE something BIG one day! (As if they weren't already!) Yea for strong women, right? :)

Natalie said...

Great pictures! Scarlett always does the mouth open picture, haha. And thanks for coming to the shower. Take your time with the present - I've still got 12 weeks to go!

Zachary said...

Glad to see you guys are still alive and kicking! I didn't realize that two thirds of your children were born in October. You guys must like February :)

Alaina and Mitchell said...

SOO cute!! I love it! I just love seeing a new post from you on my dashboard! :o) I just love all the cute pics of your kids! And Scarlett's smile is just priceless! I love it!

Megan said...

spencer looks great shaking those hips! your family does such fun things, i love reading about ya'll! don't you love birthday month tied in with halloween? it makes it a fun and busy start of the whole holiday season. loves!

Kristyn said...

the pink fountain is pretty awesome.

and happy birthdays all around!...even georgia gets one cuz i don't want her to feel left out.

Kim said...

For the record-I am not a fan of our terrible short necks. Sorry your kids didn't get your genes there. Also, I am so outrageously excited to see you and the kids! and spencer! yay!

Aubrey said...

So much fun - your family always looks like you guys are having a blast and makes my days look pretty boring. ;)