Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Snowy Halloween...

So I kind of figured I would get up a post about Halloween BEFORE the first snow of the season, but...NOPE. Two days before Halloween we have a substantial snowstorm. It was kind of fun, albeit totally weird.

Last night we went to the mall for treak-or-treating, and Wyatt made out like a bandit. It was really cute to see all the three to five year old boys walking around in their super hero suits eying each other up. One of my favorite/non-favorite-but-still-kind-of-hilarious moments was when one store ran out of candy and replenished the bowl with these industrial sized pixie sticks and the admonition of "Good luck with that" to all the parents passing by. I mean seriously, this thing is about three feet long and an inch in diameter. A PIXIE stick. If I was a kid I would've been all, "SCORE!"...but now? Not so much. Aforementioned stick is now hiding in the back of the pantry in hopes that it will never be missed.

After that we went to a Harvest Festival put on by my grandma's church. They went all out with games, trunk-or-treating, crafts, lots of food, and even a hayride around the parking lot. We all had a great time, including IronMan himself. Enjoy the pics of our little superhero in his store-bought costume as well as his self-drawn one. Go super powers!

It can't be November already, can it?

Friday, September 16, 2011

No Training Wheels!

We took the training wheels off Wyatt's bike about a month ago and he has been doing really well with riding his bike without them. Here is s short video of that:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

First day of school and miscellaneous updates...

Wyatt started Pre-K last week and he goes 5 mornings a week for 2.5 hours each day. He seems to enjoy it and I think it helps that the five day 4 year olds have the same teacher and are in the same classroom as last year. Kindergarten is next year and that's kind of blowing my mind. I miss having a toddler around. Here is a picture of him on the first day.

The week before he started school we went hiking in the Catoctin Mountains. I am still so used to not checking the weather that it hasn't fully become a habit yet. Unless it is really cloudy or pouring down rain (which it seems to be doing a LOT this year), I just figure everything's good if we've had a couple nice days in a row. So it started raining halfway through our hike and we stood under a tree for a while hoping it would pass. It didn't look like it was going to let up, so eventually we ran the rest of the way to the falls and then had a really wet hike back to the picnic in our car. ;)

Usually when I grab my camera I get all manner of goofiness and throwing up of gang signs like this:

...and a little of this:

That's my boy! :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Vacation Bible School

Last week Wyatt went to Vacation Bible School at a friend's church and he LOVED it. Even though he is only four, he and his friend were put in the kindergarten class to even out the number of kids. They had a closing program on Friday night, which was ADORABLE. Wyatt danced right along to all the songs they had been singing all week, and at one point he even busted out of the pack to get up into the aisle so he could see the teacher better...we laughed so hard when he was standing there in the aisle doing his little dance. Here are some videos we tried to get of the cuteness!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Wyatt LOVED preschool this year and did SO well. They gave out a little "report card" at the end of the year which let us know that he had excelled in almost everything except "Cleaning Up", "Resolving Conflicts", "Transitions", and "Listening", which he HAD improved on, but still needed work. Ha! I agree with all of those, especially the listening part! ;) There were a TON of categories though and he definitely excelled academically (although what kind of academics are they really doing in a 3 year old preschool class? STILL...). Dude can read, so I fully expected that, but was so proud of how he was so attentive and really participated in group time. That is something totally new.

His last day was on May 25th (I'm a little late...), and they had a party at a sports complex. He just loved his teachers this year (so did we), as you can see. I took so many pictures of him with them because he could not stop hamming it up! He thought it was hilarious to squeeze his eyes shut so we would have to keep taking more pictures.

My sweet little funny man. I can't believe he only has one more year of preschool and then he will be in kindergarten. In some ways I can, in some ways it baffles me. Time. It flies.