Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Poor Penelope

Olivia and Noah each had their own room, each containing their own closet neatly stocked full of baby things to come home to when they were born. Penelope had one big basket stuck up on a high piece of furniture. And I think there is a box of baby toys and a bouncy seat hidden away in various random spaces around the house too. Today I organized her necessities in the little bit of closet space she gets in our closet. Poor third child, this is all she gets. Yep, that is a blue, plastic milk crate.

But look, she even has a toy to look at while getting her diaper changed. Although her "changing table" looks an awful lot like our bed...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Halloween 2009

This year Olivia wanted to be an American Indian, and had a homemade look picked out from a book she has. I was excited to actually make a costume and use some creativity this year versus just picking up the hotest Disney character from the store. She got asked if she was Pocahontas all day anyway. Oh well, it's the thought that counts. The braids are made using black tights, what a clever idea, huh? I got it done in the nick of time the night before I was induced.

Daddy made Noah's costume the night before Halloween in about an hour as he continued to insist on being "a bag." And he still got tons more comments than Olivia's costume I slaved over. Oh well. The story behind Noah's costume comes from the Veggie Tale movie Minnesota Cuke: The Search for Noah's Umbrella. Larry the Cucumber is wearing a bag over his head and say, "I'm doomed to a life of shame," which cracks up Olivia and Noah to no end. If this doesn't make any sense to you, don't worry, my kids are weird! But I like them that way.

Overall a fun, sucessful, and relatively inexpensive Halloween!