Friday, November 9, 2012

This week has gone by so slowly!
I am seriously going insane.
So on Wednesday I decided I had had enough. 
We went to Michael's in the morning and got a bunch of stuff to do.
We started off with Haunted Gingerbread Mansions.
(80% off. Yay!)
I love these things because they're almost no work.

 Jay loves them because there's frosting and candy.

Leo had so much fun decorating his house.
And Jay mostly sat around eating candy while I decorated his.

We also got these little bugs that grow in water.
Leo was so fascinated with them.
He was so excited to see what each one would turn into.
Jay, of course, tried to eat them.

Then I made homemade play dough.
(Gluten free!)
It was extra sticky.
I'm not sure if that's because it was gluten free or because I didn't cook it long enough.

It still worked just fine in our dough smoosher.

Jay was way more impressed with this than he looks.
He loved squishing out the various shapes.

All of this lasted until about lunch time.
Huge sigh.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Jay loves to come into our room at night and sleep at the foot of our bed like this.

I'm pretty sure he does it because he's figured out that this is the best way to make both me and Ty as uncomfortable as possible.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I wasn't going to post about Halloween again, but it turns out that I have to because Jay was such a toad. It needed to be recorded for posterity. When Ty took the boys out to trick-or-treat last night Jay refused to go to any doors. He would not take candy from any one and even refused to let Leo get the candy for him. After about half a block he was hysterical and had to be brought home. He ended up spending the evening watching Finding Nemo and eating his leftover candy from the Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday.

When Leo was done getting his candy he spent the rest of the night handing out our candy. He kept saying, "I'm really good at this, mom. I'm doing such a good job."

After a while Jay decided that he wanted to pass out candy too. Only, more often than not, he would hold the candy over the person's bag and refuse to drop it in. It was a huge hassle and I'm glad it's over.

Even though we looked dang good.

Our neighborhood passed out a notice saying that trick-or-treating was only allowed between 5 and 8. By 7:45 all of our decorations were down and in the garbage. By 7:55 the boys were in bed. And by 8:05 the pumpkins were also in the garbage can. October, I really love you, but I think it's best if we see other people for a while.

Leo got this Captain America costume (including muscles) at a post-Halloween sale.
He's in love.
He put it on as soon as we got home and checked himself  out in the mirror three different times. 
Every time he gets a glimpse of himself he just gets a huge, beaming grin on his face. 
It almost makes up for Jay's continued naughtiness.