Sorry - it has been crazy chaotic around here and blogging took a back seat to everything else!
Carson - rolling both ways, delving into solids and playing with his toes!
Bryce - loves playing on PBS kids and going to Mom's Day Out
Lily - loving school and reading chapter books, especially Magic Tree House books
Haley - getting ready for her first concert of the school year with WB Singers
Ross - gearing up for the Halloween dance at the middle school
Rick - working less than he did during the HOT summer (yay!)
Me - started the HCG diet and have lost 17 pounds
The hot topic of conversation daily is Halloween costumes! Carson is going to be Peas in a Pod - a hand me down from family and Bryce is going to be a robot. No one else has decided 100% yet.
I usually do not read books during the time I am in our women's bible study at church. I find I spend more time reading my "fun book" and less time reading the Bible and answering my questions. I have made a few exceptions this Fall. Here is what I am and have been reading:
52 Simple Ways to Build Your Child's Self-Esteem and Confidence
The last two are definitely not current hot sellers, but books I have picked up at the thrift shop because they caught my attention.
I am really excited about the Taste of Home cookbook! I am looking forward to having ready made meals in the freezer for those times when life gets crazy! We have really been making an effort to stop eating out as often as we did this summer and I think this will be a great way to help us continue as we enter in the holiday season. There are a few recipes in the book that are proven winners in our house and many more that I can't wait to try!
I am the Room Parent for Lily's 1st grade class. Since we can't celebrate Halloween, I have chosen the theme of scarecrows. I have found great coloring sheets and an adorable take home treat so far. I am considering a "Pin the nose on the Scarecrow" game. What do you think?
We finally finished redecorating the girls bedroom. We - Rick, my mom and I - did it while Haley was away at 5th grade camp - she was so excited to see it. She and Lily have been taking such good care of their "new" room. They have actually been making their beds WITHOUT a reminder! Here is what it looks like now:
We have been enjoying our new fire pit. I love the smell of the fire right then - not so much on our clothes when we come in! And I don't know how many times I have said "Don't get too close to the fire pit" to one of the kids!
And finally, I have been loving the fall weather - this year! Last year I was soooo sick with morning sickness that I didn't even pull out the fall decorations! I sat/laid on the couch wrapped up in a blanket and sucked on pieces of candied ginger! I love my little Carson, but man I hated that morning sickness! I also love enjoying it with him and the rest of the family!