2. The boys had a blast at Halloween this year. We had Trunk or Treat at church on Thursday, so the boys got to hang out with the Lakes cousins. (And collected 4 buckets of candy.) On Halloween, we went trick or treating through our neighborhood. (And collected 4 MORE buckets of candy.) Jackson was cracking me up, after each house, he would look in his own bucket and examine the candy and then look in Brody's bucket. If Brody had something (like Kit-Kats) that he liked better, he would switch. And each time he would say, "Brody doesn't like Kit-Kats (or Hershey's, or Reese's)". By the end of the night Brody had a bucket full of Tootsie Rolls and Almond Joys. Poor kid.
3. As you can see, we had a bit of a Sci-Fi theme going with costumes this year. Bryce was Captain Kirk, Jackson was Luke Skywalker (disguised as Anakin-I couldn't find the real dark colored Luke costume-Jackson never knew the difference), and Brody was Yoda. Jarron, being Jarron, wanted nothing to do with Star Wars or Star Trek and went as an Army guy. I was just thrilled he wasn't a Power Ranger (as he was in 2004, 2006, and 2007)!
4. I was the parent helper for Jarron's "Harvest Party" at school. Fortunately, Bryce's room is right next door, so I could go back and forth and see both of the boys having fun. I caught Bryce bobbing for apples. (The "ewww" factor was really high for me. Seriously, gross. I am not at all surprised that Brycey was sick the next week.)
(This was taken after I witnessed 3 other kids "bob" for apples. Yuck!)
5. One of the mom's from Jarron class was telling me that he loves to eat. Which, of course, I already knew. She went on to say that her son was sharing with the class that he was going as a box of french fries in a costume that she made and Jarron said, "I'm so hungry I could eat that costume!".
That night, as I was telling Chuck that story, Jarron interrupted me and said "She's a French Fry Costume Making Liar!, I never said that!" Nice.
6. Chuck was able to get some tickets to UK's exhibition games last week. He took Jarron on Monday night and Bryce on Friday night. (He and Bryce forgot the camera for their trip-since the boys are identical twins, I am just going to make two copies of the pictures for each of their scrapbooks-they'll never know. Kidding!) Needless to say, Chuck is thrilled that the boys share his love of the Wildcats. It makes me so happy to see them hanging out together. I know I've said this before, but Chuck is such a good dad.
(There's a story behind this foam finger-look for that in the next week or so!)
7. Our last flag football games were this Saturday. All three of the boys had a great season, playing far better than Chuck and I expected them to. I won't miss freezing to death on the side lines, but it was great to see them having so much fun.
8. Does anyone else watch Mad Men on AMC? As you know, I've spent my entire career in marketing and advertising, so I absolutely love this show about a Madison Ave advertising agency in the 1960's. I just watched the finale and I don't want to spoil it for anyone but it was so awesome! I'm sad about Betty & Don but love what they have done with the agency.
9. This past Sunday, we headed over to Rentschler Park to have our family photos taken by Bobbi. I'm not going to share the photos here until after the new year (they are for our Christmas cards). It was such a beautiful day and there was a ton of leaves on the ground. So, naturally the boys had to have some fun after all of that posing!
10. While at Rentschler, I snapped this picture of Chuck, James and all of our boys. I love this-I love that these boys are growing up together, hanging out every day. I love that my brother and his family are such a big part of our lives. We are so very blessed.