My sister and her two sons came out to visit us to help prepare for and celebrate the boys first birthday. It was so nice to see them. They came out for 11 days and got in right before Halloween. It was fun to see all of the boys together:
This was our boys first Halloween. Sara’s son Knox got to sport his Iron man suit the days leading up to and following Halloween. The entire house got lasered more times than we can count. He was the only one who really enjoyed (aka was old enough to understand) Halloween (other than us adults). We took him trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. The first house we went up to the lady asked “And, Who are you?” and Knox pulled up his mask and said ‘I’m Knox”. It was the cutest thing ever!
Banks was dressed up as a monkey. Not sure why we didn’t give him a banana to carry around with him.
Our boys got to wear their costumes from Grandma DeLuca again.
…with the addition of this sweet stash…
We had hundreds of kids from all over Baltimore stop by the house. It was fun just handing out candy and seeing all of the kids dressed up. We spent about $90 in candy…
Grandma Seacat had the most fun handing out candy. Until a group of guys stole her entire bowl.
We have the cutest little monsters!
Our neighborhood had a Halloween parade where all the little kids dressed up and did a lap around the lakes yesterday. The email the association sent out said the parade started at 1:30 but signs around the neighborhood said 1. So we missed most of the parade, sneaking onto the tail end of it. It was neat seeing all of the kiddos in costume. The boys got to wear these really cute costumes that Grandma DeLuca got them.
But Gracie was the one that stole the show in her lobster suit.
I love fall on the East coast. The leaves are so gorgeous. Ann and I decided to take a few pictures of the boys playing in the leaves for the first time. They made sure to utilize all of their senses: touching, smelling, seeing, hearing the leaves crunch, and of course tasting! Nathan loved being tickled by the leaves but otherwise just wanted to crawl back into the stroller. Anthony, once plopped down, didn’t budge and just picked up leaves and put them in his mouth.
Can’t believe it’s been a year since Tiffany was here taking pictures of us under this same tree. There you guys are in my belly!
The boys have been pushing their little cart together across the room the last few days. Check it out…
Our nanny, Ann, was so confident that the Ravens would beat the Steelers that she said she’d let me take a picture of her in my Steeler’s jersey if they lost. She hates the Steelers… as any good Ravens fan should. She was born and raised in Baltimore and even went to college at Towson University.
Needless to say, when the Steelers pulled off the win last night (19-16), Ann was a good sport and even smiled for her picture.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find the boys jerseys for this picture.
The boys have been climbing on everything lately. They can now get up on the couches unassisted.
Nathan is pretty good about dismounting by going down backwards and making sure his feet touch before letting go. Anthony will go head first while looking at you and giggling as if he knows it’s the wrong thing to do. He is becoming very mischievous.
I want to know when this phase of putting EVERYTHING in their mouths will finally be over?!?
Nathan loves to crawl around the room with this ball squished between his teeth.
…this no-hands-stuff-in-mouth-while-moving is scaring mommy!
Steve and I found a do it yourself plan for twin beds and decided to make the boys some beds. We figured we’d do it sooner rather than later because my sister is coming to visit with her two boys and they could sleep on the beds while they visit. It was a lot more work then I thought it would be. Steve is really good with wood working. The beds turned out beautiful and will probably last a very very long time.
The boys favorite new thing to do is to feed Gracie… It is frustrating. She is getting fat.