Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween ~aka Cory's Christmas

Halloween might as well have been Cory's Christmas, birthday, Easter and Valentine's Day all wrapped up into one mega holiday. Cory lives and breathes everything Halloween. He wanted to be a mummy, so we took an old sheet and ripped it up (while quoating Madea..."rrrriipppp it!"). I think making his mummy costume was a highlight for both of us. I will be honest.... by the end of the month I was tired of wrapping and unwrapping Cory's mummy costume; he however, never found it tiring and asked to wear it every day. He did want to just be "bones" for our family Halloween party and I was glad to hear it. On Halloween, we went to the Sweet Tooth Fairy in costume to get free cupcakes, trudged downtown to the city's safe trick or treating (pretty miserable- don't recommend it), attended our church's trunk or treat and carnival, visited a few of our favorite decorated houses, and ended the night by visiting Grandma and Grandpa Thatcher. It was a busy with a capital "B" day!


As we were walking out the door to go trick or treating, Mason decided he needed to have a blowout. I guess he wanted to wear all of his Halloween themed clothes in one night.

Here's Mason waiting on clean clothes. I think he would have been fine staying home and eating chips.

 Cory with his Jack the Pumpkin King pumpkin.

Monday, October 29, 2012

October Picture Blast

Family Outing

Cory and Sadie

I cuddle this little guy every night before I lay him down.

The dimples on his little hand

First time on a swing

Fun in Mama and Daddy's bed

I love the face he pulled

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mason 4 Months

This little sweetie weighed in at 17lb (78%) and 24.75 in long (25%) at his 4 month appointment. He continues to be such a joy. Cory and him are building a special bond and really love being around each other. Mason is getting better with his hands all of the time and can finally lift that big ol' head up when on his tummy. He is such a snuggly little baby. It takes him a few minutes to warm up to new places, but if you give him a little time he always has a smile for everyone he meets.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Helping Mama in the Kitchen



I love working in the kitchen and Cory is old enough to help me. I've learned to have all of the ingredients out and pre-measured, and he helps me pour, stir and eat whatever I'm in the mood to make. His favorite thing to help me with is making a green smoothie. We've made them so much that he can tell me if we've "forgotten" something. He always steals a frozen berry (or 10) to eat before he pours them in. We made cookies a few times in the month of October, because for some reason, no matter how many times we filled Frankenstein up, the cookies would disappear. 
*Weird Cory fact~ the kid doesn't like cookies. Like he totally shudders when he tastes one. I don't get this at all since chocolate chip cookies are my favorite treat. Thank goodness he loves chocolate or I'd start to wonder if he got switched at birth.



Monday, October 1, 2012

Sneaky Hobbit Friends

My sneaky friends pulled the most fun surprise on me. Blue told me she was coming for a visit and I was so excited!! She was really vague when I was trying to ask her about her plans for the weekend and gave me some story about where she was staying and renting a car. I'm glad I was gullible because it was so fun to meet her at the Cheesecake Factory, only to find these two crazies hiding in the booth. I can't believe how many years it has been since we were all together. We're all a bit more domesticated than in the "glory days" but that didn't stop us from having a fun weekend. We spent time up Provo Canyon at Sundance and Squaw Peak. I came home and told Kevin that I hadn't felt so much like myself in years and how happy I was to spend time with these wonderful gals.

Andrea, Me and Amanda

Mason's face in this one cracks me up!
On the lift at Sundance with Blue
I had to throw in this one of my little chubbers and me. He's too cute not to.
Our engagement photo

The group
Oh we still got it.