A Life With Laughter

A chronicle of our adventures raising two boys....

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Grunt Machine

One Saturday morning, I was getting dressed in my bathroom when Zach rushed in and said he had to go potty. Scooting around me, he went into the "potty closet" (our toilet is separated from the bathroom by it's own door). I'm standing there brushing my hair when I hear Zach in the bathroom grunting up a storm..

"uuuunnnnnngghhhhh grrrrrrnnnnggggghh...."

This isn't completely unusual. The child does this a little too often, but whatever. What came next is what was entertaining. It's when he started talking out loud while grunting.. Let's tune back in to the action.

"unnnnggghhhhhh ggrrrnnggggggghhhhhh ... now that's a good poopie!"

"uuunnnnngghghhhhh ggggghhhhhhgrrrrgghh..... woooooweeeee, that one stinks!"

I decide to at least make sure he's doing alright in there so I say through the door, "Zach, you doing okay in there? Everything alright?"

"Everything's fine, Daddy Master Flash!"

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trunk o' Treat #2 - Church

The second trunk o' treat activity we went to was the big fall festival at our church. They had inflatables, games for the kids, face painting, a costume contest, etc. Zach one a prize in the costume contest for his adorable Captain Hook costume.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall 2008 Soccer Season is Over.... yes! .. I mean...

Well, as much as we enjoy soccer season, we are ready for it to be over by the final weekend. It's a great activity and the boys really enjoy it - and we do too. However, the commitment of two nights a week and every Saturday through the fall is rough. It eats into our schedules really hard and makes us feel perpetually busy.

All in all though, it's great fun. It was a good season - after we got Zach to play more than cry. He did so well at practices and really loves the game - and is GOOD too - but he sure was having a hard time getting out on the field in the beginning of the season. I think he was intimidated by the actual playing of the game when it came time for game time.

We had some great games this year though and it was surprising how much better each team was by the end of the year - Conner's more than Zach's - 4 year olds are still remembering which end of the field to kick the ball toward.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween 2008 - Trunk O' Treat #1

Here are some pictures from the trunk o' treat we did with Conner's cub scouts pack.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We had a great time at the pumpkin patch with the Hicks family (and Ashley) in tow. I got quite a few great pictures and the boys really enjoyed running all over the place. We did a corn maze, hay ride, petted animals, another corn maze, giant mountain of hay, tire swing, picked pumpkins out, etc.. It was a good day. Here are some pics of the day for your viewing pleasure:

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