Our family had a really rough week of the yuckies! It went from one kid to another being sick, but each kid had something different. It might not have been all that bad if I hadn't gotten sick too. I'm sure there are plenty of moms that know what it is like to feel like crap, and have to buck up to take care sick babies. Anyway, it really threw off our annual pumpkin painting. Since we paint, and don't carve, our pumpkins last for weeks, and we like to show them off as long as possible. Plus this year we have a covered porch that would make them last even longer. Truth be told, both of the painting nights we planned wouldn't have worked anyway. Chad ended up making it home late those nights. So we strayed from tradition a bit. We had a great time! It was fun to see Aimee and Porter do more than smear all of the colors together and coat their pumpkins in the poo color they would create. Someday it will also be fun to see Pratt not spend the night sucking on the paint brush. Eating a little paint never hurt anyone, right?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
One of our new favorite games at our house is hide and seek. Sadly, my kiddos stink at this game! They argue over who gets to hide in the toy box, and the one who doesn't win that battle, hides under the couch. The game goes pretty quickly. One day, out of nowhere, Aimee went stiff when she was discovered. Chad played along. He called Aimee a dolly, and just like that, we had a new favorite game. The best part of the whole thing was that Aim showed amazing restraint when Chad tickled her while trying to get her to drop the act. I wish I had got that first game of "dolly" on film! It has now become a recurring game, and I took the liberty of catching one of them.
Posted by supertosha at 5:45 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As I mentioned in the last post, we want to find just the right kind of dog to add to the Williams family. In the search (and while we are putting it off) we found this great little dog store in the Dayton Mall called Fetch. You can go into a little cubical and sort of test dogs out. It has become a favorite past time! We play with different kinds of puppies and ask lots of questions. We are enjoying narrowing down the choices!
Posted by supertosha at 7:15 AM
Friday, October 26, 2012
When we were in med school and living at Village Green we were not allowed to have pets. Chad promised me that when we went to residency and had a house of our own, we could have a dog. Well, we are there. As we discussed this, some friends of ours asked us to dog sit their bull dog, Higgins. It was an eight day gig. Higgins turned out to be one of the worlds most patient dogs. He was so patient with all of the "playing" the kids did with him. I can't say I would have tolerated it as well as he did.
Posted by supertosha at 2:00 PM
One of our favorite fall traditions has been a family trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch. We had to leave that behind in Omaha. I was happy to learn that we would have something to replace it with. Chad's hospital sponsors an event every fall for all of its residents and their families. While we knew it would be different than what we have done, we were excited to give the new place, Young's Dairy, a go.
We were able to get our traditional family pumpkin patch picture!
This was one of the fun rides they had for the kiddos. We had to do it a couple of times to appease the kiddos.
Porter, no wait, Pratt enjoying the slides. We have to work on waiting our turn...
There were a few other fun things we did that we didn't get pictures of that rounded out the day (like the batting cages that Aimee loved!). We had to call it a day earlier than we wanted to because it got cold and windy, but it was a fun family day. It was much less commercialized, and very different from Vala's, but it was fun!
Posted by supertosha at 9:49 AM