Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
The boys with their pumpkins last week.  We never made it to the pumpkin patch this year.  We have taken Carson the past couple years so I am sad that we didn't go for Maddox's first Halloween.  Instead, I was super classy and bought our pumpkins at Wal-mart for $3.88.  I guess there is always next year.
We went to a drink beer and eat brats Oktoberfest party at a friend's house a few weekends ago.  We have done it the past couple years and it is a lot of fun.  Everyone brings a pumpkin, a fall beer, etc.  So Jared carved Carson this dancing monster and it took him an hour.  After Jared was done Carson told him "I like Dayton's (his friend) better."  
Anyway here is a sneak peak at the boys in their costumes...
(I think this picture is really cute because Maddox was totally annoying Carson and trying to pull his helmet off.  Some brotherly love at it's best!)


Sunday, October 21, 2012

dishwasher love

I pretty much hate our dishwasher.  When I was growing up my Mom used to tell me "hate is a strong word" but I do hate our dishwasher.  Not only do you pretty much have to wash the dishes before putting them in the darn thing but it does not dry the dishes.  It annoys me to just think about it. 

However, Maddox loves the dishwasher. If he sees it open he practically comes running (even though he cannot walk). When it is closed he will stand at it and bang on the door. And if he hears you open it you better bet he'll be at your side in a jiffy. 


 He must get it from his brother, after all Carson used to love the dishwasher.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

9 on 10.11.12

Maddox turns 9 months old today on 10.11.12. 
Kind of funny how that worked out.

Here are some more fun numbers from today:

0 the number of times he laid still for a diaper change
1 banana eaten 
2 kisses from Carson
2 naps taken
3 more months until he is one year old
4 the number of teeth he has
11 the number of weeks he has been crawling
15 minutes spent rocking with mama after nap
20 pounds is what he weighs
25 days until his first plane ride

Happy 9 months to my sweet little baby boy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

iPhone photo dump

I have 1,373 pictures on my iPhone.  Yes 1,373!  I don't have any of them saved to the computer either and it gives me heart palpitations to think of my phone taking a crap one day and losing all of them. 
I just wanted to share a few photos from the past couple weeks of what we have been up to.

I am starting to get a glimpse of what my life will be like with all boys.  It boils down to one word. Wrestling.  They wrestle at home, at the park and even in the grocery cart.  *sigh

Our Disney Land passes just expired last month and here we are on the Dumbo ride together.  Carson LOVES Disney so hopefully we can squeeze in another trip or two before we leave California. 

We recently did a road trip to Utah to see some good old friends, the Sullivan's.  It was such a fun quick trip and I can't wait to get back to Park City soon.  So beautiful!

Fall is my favorite season.  I love the coziness of it.  Jared and I started dating in the fall and I think that is a big reason why I like it so much.  However, I hate that we really don't have a true fall season in southern California.  Boo hoo!  Right?!  I am sure you feel so bad for the girl that lives steps from the beach.  That's beside the point.  This week I was dying for a little bit of fall and the weather has not let up.  So despite the fact that is was 97 degrees today, Carson and I baked these pumpkin spiced oatmeal cookies.  We substituted the flour for almond meal and added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (after all what is a cookie without chocolate?) 

This is what a had in my fridge a few weeks ago when one of my besties, Sara flew out from Wisconsin for a visit.  Leienkugels Berry Weiss.  It isn't available here so she shipped it out here so we could enjoy a few cold ones together. 

Maddox has also discovered how much fun it is to unroll the toilet paper!  Yea!  He also got his first top tooth this week (that's tooth number 3).  So he has a cute little jack-o-lantern smile, fitting for October. 

This guy takes after his father and I'm pretty sure one of his Uncles too!  Must be a favorite Hidalgo past time...reading on the pot.

Brothers enjoying a swing at the beach.
Love them.