Thursday, November 12, 2009

Halloween, a Blessing, and First Times.....

For Halloween, Grandma and Grandpa were in town and decided to take London trick or treating. Since they had other grandchildren to go see, we ended up being the first people out in my parents' neighborhood. The first door we got to she said, "Greetin Treatin!" I have no idea where she heard that but, I thought it was hilarious. Because most of the people weren't home London didn't get a ton of candy. This is good because Mom is on a no sugar diet and I would have thrown her candy away the next day anyways. London was once again her princess and Madden was a pumpkin. But, being the cautious mother that I am, Madden did not go "Greetin, Treatin." When we got back from Trick or Treating, we found Sammy in a beautiful peacoat and pink hat that London usually wears. He's beautiful, what can I say? After a week of preparing for Madden's blessing on Sunday by myself, it finally came to fruition. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER again will I have a blessing day when Tyler lands and gets home a half hour before it starts. I almost had a heart attack and feel pretty sure that it caused an ulcer. However, Tyler's mom was in town and we tried to accommodate everyone. Along with it being Madden's first Halloween, first father's blessing, he also had his first rice cereal. He loves it and gobbles it as well as you could imagine. If I don't shovel it in fast enough he whimpers or gets angry with me. It's pretty funny because he's clearly not starving. The same week as the blessing, Mom wanted a picture of all her grandkids and bought them all beautiful outfits. Unfortunately, most of the kids were not cooperating and the two infants seemed to be doing better than everyone else. Madden is becoming such a fun little boy. Just the other day he was caught lounging just like his daddy does in his bouncer. He's so dang cute that I can't even stand it sometimes. It's crazy how fast our family has grown and what great blessings our children are to us. Tyler and I say every night how much we love our children. Even when London is throwing tantrums and constantly asking to make muffins or cookies, I just think she's so cute and special. Life is good.

2 comments:

Drew and Tarah said...

Love all the pics! You guys have been busy!

Three Peas in a Pod said...

Shelly your kids are so darn cute and you look beautiful. I don't know how you do it, I sure wish I had the dedication, energy and will power to work out as often as you do (or at all). Your my inspiration.