Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Highlights

 Aside from Addison having a cold for 2+ weeks then sharing it with Ethan and myself, we've had a pretty good month here in the Gafford house.  Ethan learned how to roll over a couple of weeks ago and that's really helped improve his night time sleep habits.  It used to be that he'd wake up several times a night needing re-swaddled or repositioned.  But now he's pretty consistently sleeping from 8 pm until at least 6 am, if not later.  I'm certainly appreciating complete sleep cycles again.  He's growing like a weed.  He just turned 5 months old a few days ago and he's pushing 19 pounds and on the verge of changing his wardrobe over to 12 month clothes.
 He likes to hold his own bottle now.  Although his aim isn't always that great when he yanks it out of his mouth and has to put it back in.  So we usually still have to help him hold it.

 His big sister still adores him.  And he adores her right back. 

He could practically spend his entire day in his jumparoo.  This kid is going to have incredibly strong legs because he jumps the entire time he's in there.  And when I say jump, I mean jump.

 Except for when he wears himself out and needs to take a quick nap...

We can't forget Addison.  She had a burst of creative energy one day (right after she started feeling better after being sick for a couple of weeks) and designed and built her own airplane.  She even asked me to draw a clock on the dash so she would know what time it was. 

 These guys are all ready for Christmas.  Only 25 more days to go!

 Five month pictures

We spent Thanksgiving Day up at Grandma and Grandpa Gafford's house.  Grandpa's such a good sport playing princesses with Addison.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Happy Halloween!

 Last night (the REAL Halloween) like much of the midwest, we were experiencing pretty significant rain so our town moved trick-or-treating to tonight instead.  So we decided to drive up to Grandma and Grandpa Gafford's house and do some surprise trick-or-treating!  We also got to do indoor trunk-or-treating at Aunt Gayla's church (Westview Wesleyan).  That was a pleasant surprise that we didn't even know was going on when we decided to head north.
 This evening we got to do the real deal.  Ethan rode in his stroller so he of course slept through most of it, but Addison had a fun time.  Except for the house that had the spooky creature that talked to her when she walked by it.  It "frighteled" her, as she would say.  How nice to have a "Halloween" with mild enough temperatures that we could actually see the kids' costumes rather than burying them under winter coats!

 Halloween 2013
Toy Story: Jessie and Woody

 The girls' pumpkin

The boys' pumpkin