Monday, November 5, 2012

Speed Entry #2

I am ready to get up-to-date.  So, here goes:
the seasons are finally changing and the lawn mowing is tapering off...I still had to throw this picture in cuz Gavin LOVES when Brandon mows the lawn.

The boys ventured out in the sprinklers one morning after Jem had already gone to school.  It was still relatively humid then and the water felt REALLY GOOD.  I was even in it.  :) 

Gavin has been attempting to potty train himself.  No, I didn't phrase that wrong.  I have been doing very little to encourage him to use the toilet.  I am just not ready for all the wet/poopy underwear/pants/floors/etc. He, however thinks he's just as big as Jemma and Carter and wants to use the potty AND wipe himself.  Very. Messy.  I'm sure I should be encouraging him and just goin' for it full-throttle.  I just can't seem to get motivated...maybe next week.  ;)

And, the boys continue to use our bed as bouncy house.  Who cares if there's a trampoline in the backyard...

Bad parenting moment...Gavin took a razor to his head in the shower.  Luckily, he did not draw blood; he just ended up with a SUPER SHORT hair cut afterwards.  (Don't worry, we have since remembered to remove the razor if he decides he wants a shower instead of a bath.)

Brandon was gone to Ohio for a week for some training.  We all missed him, and this pictures pretty much sums up how we all felt when he got back!  :)

The kids were off of school for a week for Fall Break and we stayed BUSY.  One of our outings was to a cute little nature preserve.  I don't know why I didn't take pictures of animals, but here is the best I got of the three together...WHY WON'T JEMMA LOOK AT THE CAMERA!!!

 Jemma's school did a book character parade last month.  Very cute.  

We visited the Georgia State Fair...very impressive.  We only went on two rides (cuz they are CRAZY EXPENSIVE), but thoroughly enjoyed the exotic animal petting zoo, complete with a giraffe named Melman, and the racing pigs.  SOOOO cute!
The base also hosted a family fun day of sorts so we hit that up and the kids played on bouncy houses, ate icees and went home exhausted.  

 Carter's school had a fall festival the week before Halloween.  They went on a hayride, shucked corn, had their faces painted, tasted pumpkin muffins and picked out a pumpkin to take home.  
This is Carter with his sweet friend, Kylie.
I'm sure I'm leaving something out...I'll put it in the next post if I come across anything.  :)


Sharee and Arthur said...

Thanks for the update! You guys have been super busy doing lots of fun stuff. I love it!

Kristina said...

LOVE the picture of Gavin in Brandon's arms. We really should have visited eachother that week... what were we thinking? Potty training is awful, don't do it. Let him train himself, he'll get it :-) I love everything about your update!
fyi, I stared at your headboard for like 2 minutes. I looks amazing!

Kristina said...

"it" looks amazing.... although some may say "I" look amazing too.