Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stinky Pumpkin

We carved our Halloween pumpkin last night. Though Emma was very excited about this, she changed her tune once the carving began. Ryan pulled the stem/lid off the pumpkin and ...

Emma immediately did this:

She covered her nose! She didn't like the smell of the pumpkin "guts." She's always been super sensitive to smells (like her mom), but a pumpkin? I kind of like the smell. It brings back happy childhood memories. Nevertheless, Emma covered her nose, or made some sort of face for the entire carving.

Meanwhile, Hannah was not fazed by the smell or guts. She drew pictures of "pumkenz" while Ryan carved.

Emma, continuing to be disgusted.

"You put your hand in THAT?"

Hannah decided she would touch the pumpkin seeds and carved chunks.

Emma liked the final product and managed to forget about the smell for a minute.

Amazing how things can change in one year's time:

2006 pumpkin carving photos: Yes, that's Emma with her hand -gasp- IN the pumpkin!

Emma dumped the pumpkin guts while Hannah cowered in fear behind her. Total role reversal from last year to this.

In-N-Out Menyou

This past weekend, Ryan returned from a week-long business trip to L.A. While there he ate at the famous In-N-Out Burger. He brought the girls home their own burger-flippin' hats and they had a pretend drive through restaurant. They used their play food and kitchen stove, with barstools serving as the drive through window. Ryan helped Hannah write the menu pictured below.

Hannah: Dad, how do you spell "menu?"
Ryan: M-E-N
Hannah: Got that.
Ryan: U
Hannah: Ok.

She hears "you," not the letter U. Kindergarten spelling is endlessly entertaining.

Friday, October 12, 2007

No. 3

Baby #3 is due in April. Here's the 12 week ultrasound photos:

Baby's head is on the right, knees are up by tummy with feet in the air... in case it isn't obvious. I'd never had an ultrasound taken before 20 weeks, so I wasn't expecting to see much on this one. Despite being only 7 mm long, we could see facial features, detail of the spine, feet, hands, legs, bladder, stomach, and both hemispheres of the brain. It was absolutely amazing.

Here baby's knees and feet are pulled in, head's still on the right. :) This one is a little more blurry, but they turned out pretty well considering these are pictures I took of the glossy picture the ultrasound machine printed out. Who needs a scanner?

Monday, October 1, 2007


The coolest pop up book EVER! Hannah and Emma love this book about dinosaurs ("Dinosaurs" by Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart) because each page has multiple pop ups and they're so intricate. Thanks Auntie Ann!

Meanwhile, in potty training land...

Emma is making progress. She wears big girl undies all the time, unless she's sleeping. I'm not ready for wet beds yet. We still have occasional accidents, but she's doing so much better!