Tuesday, November 6, 2007

6 months old

Jonathan turned 6 months old a few days ago, and out of curiosity I started looking at the pictures of Jessica and Will when they were 6 months old. I found these three pictures and put them all together for a side-by-side comparison. First is Jessica, then Willbon, then Jonathan. They are all the same age in these pictures (give or take a week). So many people tell me that all our children look the same, but other than the big eyes, the all have a unique look to me. What do you think? Who looks like who? or do they all look alike? (you can click on the picture for a bigger view)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Park Day

It started to get pretty cold last week, but we've had a few really nice days in a row. I thought we better take advantage of the nice weather before it starts getting cold again. So, we headed off to the park. Jonathan has been a bystander at our park days a lot, but today I figured he was old enough to enjoy the park from outside of the stroller. He'll be 6 months old tomorrow, and he was more than ready for his first swing ride! He loved it! He didn't mind just sitting in the seat and watching Jessica and Will run around, and when he got a little push he would smile and laugh.

This was Jonathan's first trip down the slide. He didn't enjoy that as much as the swing, but he didn't complain any.

Jessi really surprised me on the swings. She was pumping all by herself on the big swing. I got a little nervous because she was going so high! I asked her how she learned to do that, and she said she just knew how. (They have swings at her school, so I'm guessing she's had lots of practice.) Also, if you notice her shirt, we got a fun Halloween package from Grandma Curtis (thanks Grandma!), and Jessica decorated her shirt with all the stickers she got.

Here's Will and Jonathan sharing a laugh at the park. It was fun to have Will join us when he got off work.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween!

We had lots of fun this year for Halloween, but it did get a bit crazy. Between Pre-school and church and neighborhood trick-or-treating, we were busy for two straight days. Jessica and Will did really well despite the late nights and all the dressing up. They had a lot of fun, and got WAY too much candy.

Jessica was Tinkerbell, and she was a very beautiful Tink. I borrowed a costume from a friend, but it didn't meet Jessica's standards, so I ended up making her one myself. (This girl is SOOO particular!!) From the hair to the shoes Jessica knew exactly what she wanted to look like. There were severeal other Tinkerbells that we saw, and Jessica kept telling me, "Mom, they are just fairies. There is only one Tinkerbell and that's me!" : ) She "flew" around all night and never did seem to tire. She loved telling everybody that we saw that she was Tinkerbell.

Willbon was Captain Hook. He loved being a pirate, and he sure did put on a show. At first he wouldn't say anything to anybody, but by the end of the night he was saying all sorts of Pirate speak -- "Arrrrrrgh" was his favorite, but he threw in a few "Yo Ho Ho!" and "Ahoy Matey"s. He loved that he got to carry around a hook all night. He called it his 'sharp'.

We didn't really dress-up Jonathan, but luckily he barely fit into Wills old Halloween outfit. At 20 pounds and almost 6 months we should have dressed him up like a pumpkin. He slept through the trick-or-treating while Will pushed him in the stroller.

So another Halloween has come and gone. It was more fun this year that Jessica and Will are a bit older. But now I have to figure out what to do with all this candy!!