Thursday, October 27, 2016


This will be a post heavy with pictures. I've been unintentionally stockpiling. It's a busy costume-y time of year!

First, we got an amazing present in the mail a couple of weeks ago! Ann Wyse made this...
amazing clown costume and sent it to us!  The boys LOVE it, and the little ones can't wait to get big enough to wear it. Little Elvis requested a blue and gray clown costume (a combo of his two favorite teams' colors) and she picked fabric with stars, which Bob loves, too!
Isn't he cute? He had his face painted at school that day, and it just happened to be a gray and blue star. Very appropriate!
This is Red Ribbon week at the boys' schools. They have to wear different things each day. And none of their costumes match up. It's been fun. On Monday, Cheese Puff  had to dress like a scarecrow to scare drugs away. Or something like that. He told me this evening that, "You can't eat drugs, but you can eat bugs!" I'm not sure he's getting the point of this week. Anyway, here's what we came up with -- cutting up a paper bag. I think he looks pretty cute.
Here are their costumes for Halloween. Little Elvis is a touchdown. Cheese Puff is Scooby Doo wearing pajamas. Baby Plum is the Roadrunner, because why not?
We were trying to show off his tail. I thought the Roadrunner was purple, but he might be blue. Our Roadrunner is purple.
You can see his face better in this one.
Easiest. Costume. Ever! Thank you, Cheese Puff!
This was pretty easy, too. Although it does go against my rule of not buying costumes. It's an adult costume, and it was so perfect for him (and half off) that we had to get it. He loves it.
Ok, one final costume. Cheese Puff had to dress up as what he wants to be when he grows up. He wants to be a weatherman. We do not have little blazers his size. I was not buying one. So, he's an "every" weatherman. He's wearing his Lightning bolt shirt, a rain jacket, a toboggan and swim trunks. That's pretty much every weather. He LOVED it. I'm sure the folks at his school are used to our crazy family, and thought nothing of it.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Year Pictures!

We have taken some year pictures of the boys -- kind of late, per usual. We took 4-year-old pictures of Cheese Puff and 9-year-old pictures of Little Elvis in July. Their birthdays are in February. Baby Plum turned 7 in September. We took pictures two weeks ago. Catching up.. a little bit.

We try to let them show their favorite things from the year with their year pictures. Baby Plum has discovered a love of ties. So, my mom and I got him a dapper hat and blazer to go with his new tie I got him for his birthday. He LOVED the new duds.
Showing off his new dressy clothes.
He lost both front teeth since this picture. Our timing was good, but I'm not thrilled about the background.
I wanted to take Cheese Puff's pictures before we cut his hair off. We may rethink that. But, we let him wear pajamas for his year picture, because the child LOVES pajamas. He decided to pose with Puppy. He loves stuffies, too.
I like his smile in this one.
Little Elvis loves basketball now. He also likes sporty clothes.
I wasn't happy with his outfit, so I think we pick the close ups of all three.

Now I just have to order them and print them. Maybe I'll get that done by the time Little Elvis and Cheese Puff age up in February.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Star student!

Cheese Puff was student of the week two weeks ago. He was so excited! He had a little poster to fill out, and we took some pictures.
Here's Mr. Cool Boy. Let me just say, he has two little girls who fight over him in his class. They've apparently worked something out where they will share him with each other, but they don't care to share him with anyone else. This is counting all of his older "girlfriends." He has a few middle school age girlfriends from the plays, and even has one that's old enough to be his grandmother. She seemed flattered when I told her that he said she was his girlfriend.
I prefer this picture of our fun-loving little boy. He put on his poster that he likes the color green, and wants to be a weather man when he grows up. He listed most of the kids in his class as his friends.
He was very excited to show off his pets to the class. The cats were obviously very happy to have their pics taken.
We also had to take a family picture. Little Elvis and Cheese Puff worked on their poses while Bob set the camera up.

We're proud of our sweet little star student.