Happy Halloween 2013

For some reason (crazy person?) I end up with at least 3 costumes for Halloween every year. This year started with a whole circus family theme.  Tanner’s strong man costume turned out great, but I was worried that it might show a little bit too much nipple if it was cold outside so I wanted a backup costume.  So I stumbled on a cheap Lightening McQueen pit crew costume that I thought would be good if it was chilly, or just to wear around the house as dress-up. THEN I found out that the Fall Festival at his preschool requires the kids to wear something “that God created.” My first thought was to dress him up as a brontosaurus, but I ended up going with a lion so that Tanner wouldn’t get kicked out of school.

The night of Halloween my parents went all out this year and decorated their garage all scary and stuff.  After touring all of the neighbor’s haunted houses we sat around at my parents and passed out candy to all of the creepy teenagers.

Now that the Halloween festivities have concluded it begins the task of figuring out what to do with a huge tub o’ candy besides consuming it.  We hid it, and Tanner is in a deep search and rescue mode right now, pushing the dining room chair all over the house in search of the forbidden blue crunch bars.


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Happiest 4th of July


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Easter 2013

Aside from the obvious Easter Bunny, we had some special visitors come into town this week.  Great Grandma, Grandpa (Great papa), Aunt Diane and Cousin Warner made the trip from North Carolina and it was so great getting to spend some time with the clan.  Both of the kids were very skilled in the art of egg hunting and ate way too much candy.  Tanner actually threw up twice in the morning, so we were trying to limit the chocolate intake and swap candy out for freeze dried yogurt melts instead.  We had to make one of those tough decisions as a parent and decided it would be in Tanner’s best interest if we ate all of his candy instead.

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Groundhog’s Day

Well it looks like we get 6 more weeks of Winter. Oh the horror.


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Happy Halloween

“When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.”

Sometimes it surprises me the things that come naturally to a toddler. Going door to door collecting candy from complete strangers is one of those things. He got the hang of it real quick and everyone seemed to really love his costume, even though most people didn’t get it and thought he was superman. Because what normal parent would dress their 2 year old up as a Jack Black character from a 5 year old movie.


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