Thursday, November 20, 2008
I know this is a bit late, but for anyone who knows me, that's typical. After all the excitement leading up to Halloween, our camera needed batteries and we were out, so I stole these pics from Lacie. We had a fabulous Halloween. Avery was a dinosaur. He wouldn't wear the hat and pretended to be a pirate instead when he met up with his friend Jaden as a pirate. Quincy was an ADORABLE care bear. I was Smurfette and Michael was a lucky troll. We LOVE Halloween. We worked so hard to get the costumes just right and THAT was an internet ride of a life. I had been visiting my parent's in FL all the way until the 30th and I got into SLC around midnight. By the way, that flight was also crazy BUT I only met "good" people who were soooooo nice and helpful. Anyway, we got to our house after 2am and I was greeting by an incredibly CLEAN, HAUNTED house! I was totally blown away that MY husband cleaned every inch of the house and then decorated those inches. The vaulted ceiling was covered in spider webs. The walls were covered with huge pumpkin pictures. Some lights were replaced with black lights and others covered with plastic jack-o-lanterns. Ghosts were hanging from the ceiling and fans and even one on a pulley in the bathroom. He had created a HUGE jack-o-lantern out of lights hanging in the front window. Turns out Michael had a LOT of time on his hands while I was gone. It was INCREDIBLE!!! Anyway, pictures did not do justice, but I'll post some later if I get a hold of my friend's camera. On Halloween night, we met up with friends and went up and down Main Street shops, went to the mall, went to the church Trunk-or-Treat, and hit up one house. Then we had friends over and ate soup, played games, and let the kids run wild hopped up on candy. That night as Michael and I were laying in bed, Michael seemed sad and I asked why. "It's over." Remember that awful feeling as a kid when Christmas was over? Poor Michael.
A peek into our window
- Quincy says "Where's Avy? I dunno." She talks sooo much and she's so small (5th percentile) that is seems like she shouldn't be talking at all.
- She roams wildly during church and has become quite the scavenger approaching anyone with food. Its embarrasingly adorable!
- Quincy's vocab has exploded to include the words, "please, thank you, outside, sucker, candy, Avery, Grandpa, slide, ride, hold you, ni-night, water, bird, doggie, airplane, etc.....! She seems so little!
- One of the most "wow" things she has done is climb one of those HUGE blow-up slides and slide down REPEATEDLY, ALL BY HERSELF!!!
- Quincy (with great effort) threw the upper couch cushions on the floor and then proceeded to dive off couch, climb back up, repeat.
- She says"I want: cookie, go, this, that, drink, wa-wa, play." She also says no, baby, hello, bye-bye, and peek-a-boo. And of course she says "Mom and Da."
- Quincy talks a lot now. But first thing in the day and then 100 more times: "I want coo-kie." Very telling about her love affair with food.
- A day after being educated, Avery pulled down his pants and touched his boyhood saying, "Hey Grandma, these are my private parts." HA-larious!
- (After using the bathroom) "I made a waterfall. Then I made it stop."
- "Hey Dad. This is my [invisible] friend Caillou. Will you be a monster and scare us?"
- "Grandpa, what's in your belly?" says Avery. Mom says, "What do you think is in there?" "A baby?" guesses Avery. "Nope. Just lots of cherries," says Grandpa Schaefer. HAH!
- Quincy was crying in the middle of the night and Avery said, "Take a deep breath, Quincy." It was sweet.
- Quincy was screaming like a pterodactyl for Avery's food, so he snapped "Chill Out Quincy!"
- In Avery's first attempt at being a smart-a, he was playing with his friend Jaden Knight and we were asking the boys their full names. Avery responded that his name was Avery James Day. Might have had to be there.
- Avery still tries to stick his hand down my shirt. When I won't let him, he occasionally asks if he can stick his foot down my shirt instead.
- I told Avery that Heavenly Father lived in heaven. He thought I said he lived 'with Kevin', so in alarm he asked, "With Kevin and Melissa?!!!"
- Avery was out cold and we had to go. It was odd how I couldn't wake him, so I threw him over my shoulder and started heading out. All of the sudden with startling gusto, he yelled "I see Jesus." I thought he was a visionary, but turns out he woke up just as I walked past a picture of Christ.