Sunday, November 23, 2014

These Boys

Rob was blowing the leaves out of the driveway last weekend, so the boys had fun watching him through the window.
 
These two run me ragged at times, but moments like these melt my heart and make it all worthwhile.
 
Hope you are all doing well!
 
Happy Sunday!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween Photos

 
Halloween was fun! (I'll warn you...there's a lot of photos here). Santino dressed up as Curious George & Maximus was The Man in the Yellow Hat. We ended up going to an awesome Harvest Festival at a local church. They had music, food, candy, games, inflatable bounce houses, pony rides, and so much more!
 
Maximus had a blast on the Noah's Ark Inflatable. Here he is going down the slide. 
 
Santino was a little young for the event, but he took it all in and enjoyed running around when he got the chance.
 
Prior to the event, we stopped by my parents' house and the boys got to trick or treating there.
 
Grandpa & Grandma spoiled them with candy and Burgerville gift cards.
 
This was the first year the boys dressed up. Last year Maximus did not want to. I had a costume, but he refused and told us that when he was a little older he would do it.
 
A couple days ago, I had the boys dress up again in their costumes so I could get some more photos.
 
For The Man in the Yellow Hat costume, I ordered the yellow pants and yellow shirt from amazon. The boots were hand me downs and they worked well with the outfit.
 
The rest I made - the hat, tie & belt. Thanks to Pinterest, I got help for the hat here. Instead of felt, I used a canvas type duck cloth, along with a heavyweight iron on interfacing to make the hat stiffer. For the belt, I used webbing. And for the black on the hat, I used the same webbing and hot glued it around the hat. The tie was pretty easy to do. I found a tutorial and pattern here. I made the tie about 1 1/2 inches longer than the pattern, and used the same fabric as the hat. The black polka dots I drew on with a permanent sharpie pen.
 
The boys were checking out the candy they got.
 
Love this little monkey!
 
I picked up the monkey costume at Costco. The long sleeve shirt that Santino wore was one that M wore as a little guy.
 
It was so fun dressing them up!
 
And amazingly Santino kept his hat on, as long as he was distracted by something.
 
I bought gift bags (2 for $1) at the Dollar Store and then printed out the boys' initials in Circus font and attached with double stick tape.
 

This guy is growing up so fast! Love him!
 
"Monkeying" around
 
I can't wait until next year!
 
 
Happy day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Moment in Time

I caught this photo on my iPhone one evening, a few weeks ago. It was the cutest thing ever to see the boys sitting together, hanging out with Papa. I got teary eyed and told Rob to soak it up, because they grow up so fast.

They REALLY do!

I am so glad I was able to capture this sweet moment. (sigh)

 
Happy day!