Monday, November 10, 2008

The Animal Has Been Caged

I know this seems a little cruel, but it was absolutely necessary and has been the greatest thing ever. Nathan started climbing out of his crib at 16 months. At first it worked to give him a little spank on the bum and put him back, but that only lasted for so long. This has now been going on for more than 4 months and he is just not ready for a bed. Plus he and Tyler share a room. So every night at bed time Tyler will come running out "He climbed out of his bed again." This has been happening 6-7 times each night before he goes to sleep. Then the REALLY bad night happened on Sunday. He literally climbed out of bed (after going to sleep) 20 times. The first time I found him half way down the stairs in the dark, crying. It continued to happen over and over. I think I slept about 2 hours that night. Even when he would fall asleep I just sat there waiting and listening for the next time he got out. I was really nervous he was going to hurt himself. So Monday morning I was on a mission to find a way to keep this kid in his bed. The Crib Tent was heaven sent. Now the whole family is back to getting a good nights sleep.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Halloween 2008

This year Gracie chose to be a witch.
But it had to be a "pretty" witch.

We tried to talk Tyler in to being something else this year,
but he still insisted on being a "Home Depot Guy" again this year.
Dad's keeping the Nascar spirit alive.


The kids insisted that Nathan be a monkey, it IS his nickname

and all. Thanks to Riley for saving it for us to borrow.

Tyler and all his preschool class.

Reagan and Gracie at school. The Pretty Witches.

Cameron, Lizzie, Rubee & Gracie

They had their first performance for the AF Children's Choir.

It was freezing that night but they all did a great job despite

the chattering teeth.

Tyler, Dad and Nathan trying to stay warm at the concert.

Family Halloween party at the Livingston's.

All the cousins in costume.

The boys, getting ready for pumpkin carving.

Gracie & Faith carving together.

Gracie loves pulling out the seeds so we can roast them afterwards.

She also enjoys the slimy process.

Austin & Brody hard at work.