|Cute girl in overalls!|
Tyler likes the chow mein noodles I put in my Asian salad. He often asks for some "chow mein pretzels."
Cute guy falling asleep with daddy
At nighttime I sing Tyler the "La la lu" lullaby from the Disney movie "Lady and the Tramp." It goes "oh my little star sweeper I'll sweep the stardust for you." One night he corrected it to "oh my little twinkle twinkle little star sweeper I'll sweep the paper and yucky food for you."
Bouncing around and playing with brother!
I do love how much he loves her. The only problem is he never wants to let her go.
By the time we got back, Allison had lost her liking for milk, cow or human. She was forcefully weaned by our leaving on our trip for over a week, but in a way she also weaned herself. I tried to nurse her once the morning after we returned since she was clearly very thirsty and it was going to take some time and effort for us to get her some food. She bit me three times and even when she was nursing she seemed displeased and underwhelmed with it. Later at home I tried giving her thawed breastmilk in a sippy cup, but she hates it, and she doesn't care for cow milk either. She prefers water, but her favorite drink is grape juice. After having that she never wanted to drink anything else (so I rarely give it to her).
She couldn't get enough of this dangly tree. It was like a crib mobile to her.
Cute clapping girl!We brought Allison's portable high chair to the ward Halloween/trunk or treat, which makes things so much easier since she's super wiggly these days. Trying to feed her on your lap is just awful. The chair had a bunch of cheerios that had gotten under the fabric, and they fell out into the trunk as we took the chair out of the car. When Allison and I went back to the car for the trunk or treat, I let her sit up next to me and play with some toys in the trunk while I handed out candy. She saw the cheerios and, naturally, tried to eat them. Unfortunately for her I'd folded over the mittens on her hands since it was so cold out, which meant she couldn't grab the cheerios, and she started crying over it. It was heartbreakingly hilarious! I folded up one mitten since I felt bad taunting her with the delicious cheerios she couldn't reach. I also gave her a bit of Kit Kat and Reese's, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Loving on kitty on the changing table.
This is what Allie does while daddy's reading to Tyler before bedtime.
Tyler bit his apple this way and told me he'd made a scary apple. He also loves walking around in daddy's shoes.
Halloween at Oscar's work with a sleepy girl.
She looked very snug and cozy once I got her home
And she woke up happy and ready to play.
We had to go to a lot of doors and walk a fair distance (for Tyler) for trick or that night. Even by only ringing the bells of houses with Halloween decorations and/or porch and home lights on bright, we still had a lot of people who weren't home or didn't have candy. However, the ones who did were thrilled to see Tyler, and he was absolutely adorable. He came away with a huge haul too since most people wanted to give him 3-5 pieces. That's at least the benefit of trick or treating in an area that doesn't get a lot of trick-or-treaters. In places like the mall where they get a huge crowd, the lines are long and slow and they only give you one tiny piece of candy per store.