Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some Fall Pics

Just Because...

...He's so stinkin' cute!!  (And I can't believe he'll be 10 months on Saturday!!)  He's crawling, eating all sorts of food (both on and off the floor), and laughing a ton.  Such a happy boy.  We love our little Trev!

Trevor's latest pastime: eating leaves and sticks.  I'm all for it cause, hey, a little roughage does a body good!

A rare shot of Trevor actually CLEAN in his highchair (and the chair is actually clean too!  Don't know how we managed to pull that one off!).  Who can resist those blue eyes??

Best Bubbas!  Bathtime is a crazy wet party at our house.  Trevor's arms go flying to splash the water the moment we set him in.  Then, of course, his big brothers can't be outdone, so you can imagine the state of our bath-mats after a bath session.  I know they look like little angels in this photo, but don't be deceived---they're really crazed splash-monsters!!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Nov 7!

...A big day for me...I ran a Half-Marathon in Indy.  My 7th Half, and I finally broke 1:50!  It was a personal victory, and not an easy run.  But a huge motivator for me was knowing that my wonderful boys and Honey would be cheering me and hugging me at the end!  I feel so blessed for my sweet boys, especially for Jaron, who is always encouraging me to do things I enjoy, to set goals and achieve them.  I loved training for this race.  

With Spencer in school and Mikey in 5-day morning preschool, it was the perfect set-up for me to take Trevor for morning runs (until the weather got colder).  I love being out in nature, especially sharing it with my family. I feel like Trev and I shared many special mornings running together.  Trevor loves the jogging stroller--he gets excited when I put him in it, and I don't think he ever fussed during any of the runs I took him on (not even my long ones!).  

I've also felt SO blessed to have a body that can run and exercise and experience life in a different way than I would if I couldn't use it.  I want to remember to treat my body well so that I can keep experiencing life and bonding with my family in special ways!


Halloween-week was a non-stop party!  From pumpkin-carving to school parties, a ward party/chili cook-off, and an Orthopedic dept. party, the boys had a blast collecting and gorging themselves on candy! Spencer's costume was a black hooded robe with red fire-and-skull trim.  For one party he called himself a "Fire Lord", then another time he was a "Sorcerer", all with the same outfit.  Mikey was Spiderman and Batman (different costumes for different parties).  Trev was...what else?  Our little Puppy Dog!  Holidays get more and more fun for Jaron and I as we re-live the excitement through our kids (and get to mooch off their candy!)

Batman and Puppy at a school party.

Dr. Sullivan with Puppy, Sorcerer, and Batman at the annual Ortho Dept trick-or-treat (all the children of Ortho staff trick-or-treat the staff offices and clinic receptionists, then get cookies, punch and balloons at the end).  There was a line of Ortho families with their kids, weaving through the halls of the Ortho offices.  Jaron had a chuckle as we were walking in line when he heard Mikey sing to himself (which isn't very quietly if you're a Mikey voice), "Fowow the Pwophet! Fowow the Prophet! Fowow the Pwophet, he knows the waaaaaay...!"

Sorcerer and Batman with their trick-or-treat bags and pumpkin flashlights (thanks Mammy!), ready to hit the neighborhood.  We didn't trick-or-treat last year since we had gone to so many parties during the week of Halloween, and I was pregnant and tired, so we stayed home (I know, I'm such a neglectful parent!).  So Mikey doesn't remember trick-or-treating when he was 2, and this was like his 'first' time.  He had SO much fun, running from house to house, saying "Twick o' Tweet!", and "Fank you!", and before they could close the door, he was off like a bullet to the next house.  He kept up that pace for about 10 houses, then decided that eating the candy would be more fun than hunting for it.

Jaron did the pass-out-candy duty this year.  He went all-out with his scary witch-nose, scary beach hat, and detached leg-and-foot-bones sticking out of his jeans.  I'm not sure how scared the trick-or-treaters really were, but he gets points for creativity!!