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Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween '08!!

"BEWARE OF CUTE SHARK!!"

Over the river and through the woods...

Ok, so it wasn't exactly thru the woods, but it was off to nana and papa's house for a pre-trick or treating photo op! We met up with Declan's cousins and everyone showed off their costumes. Declan's cousin Kate (just a month younger than him) was Little Red Riding Hood. Perfect with all that cute curly red hair she has!


"Do I look like the big bad wolf to you, sister??"

Ready...Set..Trick or Treat!

This was Declan's first trick or treating experience! We couldn't have asked for better weather! It was cool but not cold. Didn't have to bundle up or wear coats over costumes. We brought the stroller along but he did not want to ride in it. He kept saying "walk! walk!" So we let him walk all by himself...no holding mom or dad's hand either. LOL. He LOVED houses with stairs because he likes climbing them. He would be upset if someone came to him with the candy instead of him getting to climb the stairs to the candy! Silly boy. He caught on to the whole "houses are giving out candy" thing pretty quickly. Soon he was running down the street screaming "candy! candy!" Have we created a monster??? lol. Infact, when we got home, he didn't eat his dinner but he wanted CANDY! So we gave him some milk and sent him to bed. Hey...we never got to eat candy if we didn't eat our dinner first! :P Here are the pics of our little shark out on the hunt for some goodies!




Declan, daddy and our friend Hunter. She is dressed as a cute little monkey!


Da Stash!

Not bad for a first time trick or treater! Declan, mommy and daddy will be sure to keep your candy hidden in a safe place! Like...our tummies!! Just kidding. ;)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Week off from work+ nice weather=lots of pics!

100% Pure Cuteness!

Declan LOVES the swing!

Hello Cutie! Come here often?


Love that smile!



Declan always has this moment of hesitation at the top of the slide, like a "should I really do this?" look.





Monday, October 27, 2008

My lil' Pumpkin...

Last Year...
This Year...




I can do it myself...

Declan is becoming very independant these days. He doesn't like me to brush his hair, he wants to do it himself. "Hold it! Hold it!" he says as he grabs the hairbrush from my hand. That's his new thing..."Hold it"...for anything he wants to hold....which is just about everything. :) Can't you see what a fine job he did on his hair? I think he was going for the "bed head" look. I tell ya...the kid is talented! lol!

Friday, October 24, 2008

HULK!

Declan and I were in Blockbuster yesterday. While I was looking at dvd's, Declan saw a life sized cutout of The Hulk. He walked right up to it and said "Hulk!" I was in disbelief. "What did you say?" I asked my little genius. "Hulk!" he said again. "Yes, that's the Hulk! But how do you know that???" I asked him. After we left the store, I called my husband to see if he taught him who the Hulk was and he said that he showed Declan a picture in a magazine of a baby wearing a Hulk costume about a month ago. Declan would point to the picture and David would say "hulk." What's amazing to me is, for one thing...Declan remembered a month later! Also, the picture was just of a baby wearing a hulk costume! Very different from the Hulk cutout he saw at the video store! Yet he was still able to identify him as The Hulk. Declan you continue to amaze us!! But you can't get smarter than us til you get a little older though ok??? So slow down!!! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

numbers & words

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Declan counts to ten for the first time!

Kissy kissy


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Shark in the Park!

This weekend we had our mom's meetup Halloween party. There were so many cute little monkeys, bugs, and fairy tale characters! Mommy dressed up too! I went as a surfer with a big bite taken out of my surfboard...by this cute little shark of course!

an unlikely pair...

... Yes, a shark and a butterfly are spending time together! Who would have thought?? Here is Mikayla and Declan just hanging out at the Halloween party.

Goldi and the Shark Encounter

After escaping the three bears, you would think Goldlilocks would have learned her lesson.

"Watch out Elmo!"

"There's a shark behind you!"

Daddy & Shark


The shark has had enough

"Please, no more pictures! Can't a shark just be left alone for once?"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Snow Day!

Winter arrived this morning! Well, hopefully it was just a sneak peak at winter and not the real thing! We still want to enjoy fall! We woke up to about 4 inches of the fluffy white stuff. It looked more like December than October! Declan wanted to go outside, and despite the fact that I didn't have any gloves for him, the first thing he did was plant his bare hands into the snow! I was suprised he didn't even flinch so I touched the snow myself and it wasn't cold! It was the strangest thing! It was PERFECT snow. LOL! Anyway, Declan enjoyed himself and quickly learned to say "snow." However, he called the falling snowflakes "bubbles." Guess we're gonna have to work on that one! :)





Merry Christmas! er...I mean, Happy Halloween!

This is the way we brush our teeth!


Declan now has 14 teeth! And he is learning to brush them on his own. Before, I would do it for him but now he grabs the brush from me and does it himself. What a big boy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Walk This Way!

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"I would like to thank Mommy and Daddy and Nana and Papa for helping me learn to walk and being so patient with me while I was taking my time! Thank you for never giving up on me! And special thanks to Mikayla Fairchild for the sweet kiss! How many other boys can say they got their first kiss at age 18 months? Not many I bet! And thanks to my cousin Kate who also makes an appearance in this video...thank you Kate for not walking before me! Na-na-na-na-na-na! I will forever tease you about this!" :)

Peace, love and walking!

Declan.

This video contains brief nudity. If you have small children in the room, please cover their eyes. Or just give them a cookie...that will distract them. Thank you.

First Kiss...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!

Gotta have this...

I must get this shirt for Declan! It's PERFECT! :)

Hippo!


Another day... another handful of words that Declan has learned to say! He learned "Santa," "stars", "pumpkin," "hippo," (pronounced Heepo) and "money." Let's just hope he doesn't ask Santa for a hippo for Christmas!! Cause ya know Santa would have to bring him one! :)