The girls have a new friend they play with each day at Preschool. Her name is Liesel and I finally got to see her last Tuesday when we did a mini-trick-or-treat at their school's backyard. She is such a cutie with bright red hair (like her grandma- my mom- used to have). I so wish I could be a fly on a wall and watch them play with her!
|I took the girls and Will to an apple orchard for a Preschool outing.|
|Josie refused to get in on the picture...so here I am with almost all of my kids at the apple orchard.|
Another new thing going on in our house is the girls' imagination, but Sofia's imagination in particular. She will make up this whole idea/plan and will get so into it and is heartbroken when it can't happen. An example is last week when she decided that Tinker Bell gave her pixie dust and turned her into Santa. She wanted me to go to the store to get her a Santa outfit, then she started packing things she needed in the North Pole (which included, but not limited to, her new pink sweater, her stuffed reindeer "Blitzen", and a small decorative sleigh). When I said we can't go to the North Pole for real, but we can pretend, she had a meltdown. I have to sidetrack her or divert her when things get intense but it's getting harder.
Sometimes, I'm not even Sofia's "mommy" because she's a mommy to a baby in her tummy and she doesn't need a mommy anymore. The daddy to her baby is at work- making money- and her baby is going to come out in the hospital at 6. And she's going to go and live in her pink house. NOW. And I need to bring her there. It can be exhausting! (Entertaining as well, of course.) When I told her we couldn't just go find a pink house and squat there, it was an epic meltdown.
At the other end of the spectrum, Will is pulling up like nothing and cruising around furniture and being a very happy-go-lucky guy like usual. He is doing better with solids and is eating more normal foods. Now, he is only getting up 1/3 of the nights, but I haven't let him cry it out yet. He turned 10 months last week- I can't believe we're only 2 months shy of one year. It's fun to look back at my pregnant belly and newborn pictures. He has been so easy to fall in love with and I love him more each day!
|Madeline was happy to try on this wig I found when I was digging through old stuff.|
|Uncle Ben helped gut the pumpkins!|
|The kiddos dressed up! Sofia is a dog, Will a monster, Madeline a cow, and Josephine a cat.|
|Madeline (she wears this costume at least a couple times a week lately)|
|Josie the "meow-meow"|
|"I think I see a UFO!!!!"|
|Our beautiful jack-o-lanterns|
|Trick-or-treating (Uncle Pete joined us too!)|
|Dan and our monster|
|Our first spaghetti photo with Will!|
|A little disappointed that this is the messiest he got with it. Slacker! (But more imporatantly, he loved it!)|