Friday, November 26, 2010

Another family homework project
I am working on recognizing numbers 1 to 20. To help, mama wrote out the numbers on post it notes and scrambles them up. Then I take the numbers and
arrange them on the door in order.
Bubble baths make
good Santa beards...ho ho ho!
Cheeks! 'Nuff said.
I am anxious for my brother to start playing with me, so I decided to show Finn my Transformers to see if I could spark some interest.
He seemed to like them pretty well. Hopefully it won't be too long before he plays with me.
This is a hand-me-down shirt, you might have seen it before on my big brother Keegan?
I get a kick out of myself sometimes...
Here is Keegan in the shirt, and a reminder that we do in fact look a lot different! I keep hearing how much we look a like these days.
This is the result of my second allergy test. Mama wanted to see if I was still allergic to peanuts, shrimp, eggs, cats and mold. Well, I'm clear on cats and eggs, which is good news. I don't show a reaction to shrimp, but I also didn't last time -- the doctor says that lots of people don't show a reaction to shrimp that are actually allergic to shrimp - apparently the test is not very effective. So, long story short, I'm still off the shrimp. The multitude of bumps at the top of my back are from the trees and mold - this is why I have such bad excema in the spring. And the big lump on the bottom right side of my back is peanuts. I am still VERY allergic to peanuts. In fact, the doctor came back in and wiped off the peanuts from my back after just a few minutes, saying that it was obvious that I was allergic, no need to wait to see how much and risk a shock.
My good buddy Kamryn came over for a visit. I was sweet and pushed her on the swing.
Katie got some baby-squeezin in on Finn. Finn loved it!
In school I learned how to spot the words "the", "and" and "see". One of my homework projects is to take any reading material and circle those words. Mama was a little surprised to find me one morning with her book - the fourth in the True Blood series. Not really the best for a four year old, but really, I didn't know the difference. I did ask her if she was reading a Halloween book.
Carefully searching for words.
See! See!
Growing bigger every day --
Hard to believe this was just 15 weeks ago!
I love love love my dada - I give him the biggest smiles.
And I am drooling so much now.
Veggies are back! The farm took a break while they planted their fall harvest, but last week we got our first delivery -- sweet potatoes, eggplant, squash, peppers, radishes, kale and napa cabbage.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy Halloween!
Finn went as a (recycled) Tigger.
This was me as Tigger back in '06.
And I went as Wolverine! I only wish Halloween were two days because then I would have dressed as Iron Man the other day. I am all about superheroes right now. Well, and cars, of course.
I did a little yard maintenance while we waited for the sun to go down.
Dada was excited because he got to take me trick or treating this year. Finn stayed home with mama and handed out candy.
For the Noah's Ark Parade at school, I dressed up as a crocodile. We have to be animals for the parade, and mama didn't think my Wolverine costume counted...
Grandma sewed the tail from two years' ago's dragon costume onto this green sweatsuit, mama bought a snout online, and voila, I was a crocodile!
I ran around snapping at all my family members and was warned NOT to do that at school.
Here we come! Next year I might get to hold the sign!
My teacher Ms. Sylvia dressed up as a cow - ha!
Look how tiny I am compared to some of my classmates. As soon as mama and dada think I'm growing so much bigger, they see that I'm really still just a little guy. Mama was a little sad this year realizing that her baby is growing up. Last year, when I saw her, I ran out of the line and to her for a hug. This year I stayed in line the whole time, like a big boy.
Finn came out for the parade too. He was pretty easily entertained.
Carving the pumpkin and sticking the stickers!
And here is the final result! Ta-da!
Every year we go to the pumpkin patch at the church in Katy. I hate that mama made me sit still on this bench for a picture. Doesn't she know I have to go, go, go all the time?
Finn was chilling by the patch.
I wanted to take this pumpkin home, but we couldn't get it in the van. Mama wanted it too, so she could get lots of seeds. Not many seeds in the pumpkins this year, because of the drought.
Me and Finn in the patch. Look at the warty pumpkin!
2010 trip to Dewberry Farm
Here we go again...every year mama takes me to Dewberry Farm, where I race the ducks and look at the farm animals and
we all roast because it is still 100 degrees in October in Texas. Phew, this year was no exception!
Looking at the geese and ducks. Mama needs a haircut!
Riding down the slide with mama. Again, every year she says she won't do that again, and every year I sucker her into doing it again.
I love the bouncy mat - I wish we had one of these at home!
The boys on the pumpkin picking hayride. It was hot, hot, hot!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy birthday Ga!
I got to squeeze in some cuddles with Ga before she left for Costa Rica. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Today we did our civic duty...
with spiders on my feet!