Monday, October 31, 2011


So Matt loves Halloween but ended up having to work late SO that means I went Trick or Treating with both kids.  Nora was a ladybug.  Jackson was Yoda(except that he slept the whole time!)  Nora by the end, really got into walking up the steps and trying to knock on the door.  We were outside and walked around the neighborhood with Nora's neighbor boyfriend, W.  
Trick Or Treat

Oooh....eeery its Halloween!

Walking up to the door!

Walking around neighborhood with her 'gorilla boyfriend!'

is that a smile or a a frown?

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

Halloween is more Matt's holiday than mine.  Which doesn't really make sense to me, since I LOVE CANDY.  If you know me at all, you'll know I will have atleast 1, probably more like 2 or 3 kinds of candy in my purse.  BUT-I don't get Halloween so Matt did all the fun Halloweeny stuff with the kids.  He and Nora carved a pumpkin-ok that is all the holiday stuff they did!  She is only 2 so besides coloring there is not much to do!! scary!


Jackson happy to be watching his daddy and sister carving a pumpkin.

I love my nuk.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Visit From Aunt Jenny, Reese, Landrey and Grandma Nora

Landrey not digging getting her hair combed. 
The Graven girls and Grandma Debbie came to visit us so we could go to my cousins Kelly's baby shower.  Grandma Debbie did the little girls hair in french braids.  Jackson loved hanging out with the family.  We all went to Trunk N Treat at our church.  Reese I think enjoyed it more than the others, she got to bounce in the bouncy house, play bean bags, make some crafts.  It was so fun to hang out with everyone.  

the girls playing with balloons.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Jackson and Daddy

Loves cuddling with daddy.  so sweet while I am sleeping!

Matt and Jackson.  Jackson cuddled up in daddy's arm.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Byerlys Boo Bash

Each year, Byerlys and Lunds has a 'Boo Bash' where you can go and walk around the store the kids can get treats and candy from the employees.  Well this year, lucky Nora, got to see her uncle AJ at Byerlys.  He got a job there to help with his car--what a good boy!!
Nora getting too tired to think--she looks really happy to be hanging out with Mommy and AJ.  She talks about AJ all the time but then when it comes time to hang out with him she is mute.

Daddy and Nora at the Byerlys restaurant. 

Jackson dressed up as Yoda--Daddy is so proud.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nora's Little Doll

Nora loves treating Jackson like her little doll.  She asks to put him in her baby stroller which, for now, he fits in.  He loves that she gives him attention and that he is moving around.  She's only run him into a few walls.  Besides Jackson, Nora really is liking baby dolls.  She loves shushing them, diapering them, rocking them, putting them to bed.  She is going to be such a great mom, one day (a long time from now!!!)

Jackson thinking--this is the life!
putting the baby on the baby's head?

Giving some love to my little brother- kiss on the head!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Nora loves to sing the abc's.....She is all about watching an Elmo video on YouTube with India Aryia.  She moves her hands like Elmo and India.  She is getting so smart!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Picnic

We went to a pumpkin patch in Jordan with our church group, simply connected.  It was a lot of fun, we had a little picnic in the grass and Nora got to choose a pumpkin for her and her brother.  It was a beautiful October day, a bit breezy but warm!
Mommy and Jackson and Nora

Daddy and Jackson and Nora - Jackson loving his sister as ALWAYS

Nora sitting on a pumpkin

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Licks Unlimited....What a Beautiful Afternoon

It was too nice to be indoors so I hope God will forgive us that we skipped our evening church service and headed to the local ice cream shop, Licks Unlimited, to get some treats.  Nora was obviously excited-Jackson slept through the whole thing!!  It was beautiful outside and we went for a walk around Lake Minnetonka and Nora put her feet in the lake!  I think we will be spending LOTS of time in the water next summer.

Jackson - 5 month old

Jackson is 5 months old.  He is getting so big.  Loves smiling and his sister.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

First MOPS meeting

We had our first MOPS meeting tonight.  I had a volleyball game so I went afterwards.  I am on the hospitality team so I am in charge of setting up tables and making sure the room is all decorated.  I am so enjoying meeting new moms in the same track of life as me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nora - 22 Months

Nora says:
her ABC's - or atleast the first few and then just sings the jingle

She plays pretend in her kitchen
She holds her baby and shushes her and rocks her, she tries to diaper her
Loves the car-not riding in it, but pretend driving it

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jackson's First Foods!!!

Jacksons first taste of rice cereal.  I got to say that he is not quite as eager as Nora was.  Nora started babyfood at 4 months and we waited awhile since Jackson didn't show any signs of wanting anything but milk.  He still doesn't quite get the whole concept of eating from a spoon.