October Happenings

October was kind of a blur. I guess that happens when you have a new baby and not getting nearly enough sleep! We were lucky to have Rob home for the most of the month.
I took some newborn shots of Jack.
I started prepping for Halloween. We went as characters from Alice in Wonderland. We went to the D.I. one evening to see what we could round up for costumes and we came across this old Winnie the Pooh costume. I thought I could convert it into a jacket for Nixon's character, the Mad Hatter, and snapped a photo of it, but not before I started cutting into it. So this became...
I also made Nixon's top hat, 3 bow ties, 3 collars, 2 crowns, a hair bow, and a heart wand. It was a lot of work I'm not going to lie.
Rob got PRK Lasik done on his eyes. I had to get a photo of him with glasses for the last time.
Rob spent a few days juggling lots of medications and drops and spent a whole day in a dark room recovering. 
Jack's umbilical cord fell off so he got his first real bath.
I went to my niece Madison's wedding at the Payson Temple.
The month was half way over, but I eventually decorated our house for Halloween.
We went to Gardner Village's Witch Fest with the kids. I took Jack and the girls and Rob just followed Nixon around. There were a lot of people and we didn't want to navigate with a stroller. So it would have been too hard to all stay together. The girls did a scavenger hunt and earned a snickerdoodle cookie.
On the way home I snapped a photo of a very familiar scene. I often look back to see Nixon with his hands tucked behind his head and his feet up while he watches a movie.
Molly and Jack fell asleep cuddling together.
Jack drifting off to sleep after nursing.
Jack turned one month old!
I took a few photos of Nixon hanging out by the window.
We went to Molly's reflection contest night and she won in film! She advances to the next level. You can see her entry here.
I entered Jack into a contest with Dockatot. They wanted pictures of children wearing their costumes in their Dockatots. I'm pretty sure it was a random drawing and we didn't win :(
We dressed up in our Halloween costumes for our ward party.
We celebrated Halloween. Nixon, Jack, and I went and watched Molly and Sophie in their Halloween parade at school in the morning. In the evening Rob took the kids trick-or-treating near our house while I stayed with Jack. Then my parents came to watch Jack and I went with Rob and the kids to trick-or-treat in our old neighborhood. The kids loved trick-or-treating and it sure wore Nixon out. He fell asleep on the way home holding a sucker in his hand.

Halloween Costumes 2018- Alice in Wonderland

For Halloween this year our family went as characters from Alice in Wonderland. We dressed up a week early for our annual ward Halloween party and took a few photos of our costumes beforehand.

Molly was the Queen of Hearts.
Sophie went as Alice. Luckily we were able to reuse this little blue dress I made for Molly last Halloween.
Nixon was the Mad Hatter... who didn't want to wear his hat or jacket. Both those pieces were definitely a labor of love to make, so it was kind of a bummer he wouldn't wear them! It took some bribery to get him to wear them for this picture, but at least we have a photo of the whole costume. Doesn't he look great?!
Rob and I dressed up as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. I kind of hate dressing up for Halloween and so I liked to say I was Tweedle Dum because the whole night I felt pretty dum. 
And baby Jack went as the King of Hearts.


Jack 0-1 Month

Jack's first month of life:

  • He was circumcised
  • He and I got thrush and have been struggling to get rid of it
  • He'll make his bottom lip quiver every once in a while and it's the cutest thing 
  • He's sleepy during the day and fussy in the evenings
  • He has a clogged tear duct so his right eye is constantly goopy
  • He doesn't love a pacifier, but we're still offering one and hoping he'll eventually take one
  • Started smiling (just a bit)
  • His umbilical cord fell off but left a little nub that will need to be taken care of at his next appt
  • He likes to keep his hands up by his face (and they're always getting in the way when we nurse)
  • He likes to be swaddled, but fights to get his hands out
  • Stats: Weight: 9 lbs 14 oz (80%) Height: 21 3/4 in (90%) Head Circ: 14 1/4 in (60%)

Jack- King of Hearts- Alice in Wonderland

Jack is going as the little King of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. I made his entire costume and my favorite piece is his crown and hair... which is actually Jack's least favorite.


Nixon by the Window

Nixon seemed so small before we brought Jack home. Now he seems so big! Plus, his language skills are getting better and better and it's so fun to hear what he has to say.


Molly and Jack Cuddle

Molly saw jack laying on the floor and asked to cuddle with him. It was so cute, I left the room to grab my camera and when I got back they were both asleep.


Our Cute House Ready for Halloween

A couple of mums, a few spiders, and some pumpkins and we're ready for Halloween.