Happy Halloween Piggies

My 3 Little Pigs loved trick or treating! We actually made an entire loop! They tried to go in a few houses. (Sorry Nathan and Bryan!) But they figured it out pretty quickly. They even said trick or treat a few times (mostly just James) and thank you way more than I expected. But every house they said next house! I want more candy! Whiny James had a few meltdowns (ok I’m lying . . . he had lots of meltdowns). Mostly because he wanted to do some things by himself, but he only wanted mommy to help him when he wanted help. “Mommy do it” is a bad bad bad thing. Just ask Brian. Anyway, here’s some pics from trick or treating tonight! I struggled to get good pics of all 3 together! This is as good as it gets. Even with candy bribes.

Sweetest big sister. Even if she was with us involuntarily.

Trick or treat!

These 2 just wanted to eat candy.

The boys also had a Halloween carnival at school today. They mostly just wanted the candy. Of course.

Of course Saturday night we had our annual neighborhood Halloween party. We have the best neighbors ever! And Don and Tracy throw the best parties ever. I’m just glad we get to benefit from Tracy’s Halloween obsession 😉 I didn’t get many pictures. But they boys had a great time. And stayed up way past bedtime.

Mason was fascinated by the light inside this pumpkin! Ha! It’s basically magic so I get it.

Mason also loved this tractor. He kept getting on it!

And this is the only picture I got of Addison. Wrapped up like a mummy in TP. Oh and I got wrapped up too but I don’t have pictures.

And of course the adults dressed up too. Cindy’s “bad choices” costume was my favorite.
Well I guess I got 2 pictures of Addison. Ha! And Lauren peeking out the other side.
The boys painted pumpkins this year too. At night. Because that’s the best time to paint pumpkins of course. Luckily (for this purpose only) it’s still hot outside here so we just let them paint outside. They apparently paint at school because when James saw the paint he said “I paint fingers” and “I paint feet.” Luckily he didn’t really attempt that once we told him no. I loved the pumpkin painting!
They had a little help too.

It was so funny watching them paint. They paint so differently from each other. James mixed all of the colors together. And he used his and Lolo’s paint. Mason kept his colors separate for the most part and did not like getting paint on himself. Lolo tried to wipe the paint off of his pumpkin with his towel that he was supposed to use to clean his hands, which he also painted.

We also went to the pumpkin patch this year. Twice. Brian and I took the boys last weekend. Then this weekend Chesca and I took the boys again and Addison went with us too. The boys LOVED it. But like the Halloween picture attempts, I also failed to get good pics of all 3. Mostly because James made me carry him. “Carry you” is almost as bad as “Mommy do it.”
Here’s some pics from the first pumpkin patch trip with Daddy! MLJ loved the animals. Mason and Logan fed the goats. James stayed back and said “I don’t like it” repeatedly. Then he talked about the animals on “Old McDonald’s Farm” for days.

They loved the hay ride the most! I LOVE this picture of Lolo and Brian!

And this is my favorite picture I think. My 3 little ducks all in a row. Actually following me. (Note: this does not happen often).

And we tried to take a family picture. I think it went well. Ha!

And then we went back to the pumpkin patch again this past weekend because the pumpkin patch is awesome. The boys were actually better behaved this time. And James actually fed an animal. Sort of. He took food to an area close to animals and dropped it far away from the actual animal.

We saw the pig races this time too. The boys mostly just wanted to climb the fence and run away. But they did enjoy the pigs when they actually ran by.

We saw more pumpkins. Or punkins as my kids call them. And when you imagine how that’s said, just say it in the most country accent possible.

And their most favorite thing at the pumpkin patch – this plastic playground thing.

They liked this tunnel too.

And the favorite thing this trip was the cow train. Mason rode by himself like a big boy! I’m so proud. He’s so big!

James rode with me. And he loved it!

And Lolo rode with Coco. He loved it too and said “I like the cow train” at least 1 million times after we left.

Ok that’s enough for tonight. Happy Halloween! Hopefully it will actually feel like Fall soon!

Halloween!

We  had a super fun Halloween this year! Last year the boys were too little and it was too cold so we stayed in. This year we went out, trick or treated, and went to a party! What a difference a year makes!
First, a few pictures of the boys in their costumes:

James did not really like his costume at first. But he was ok after a few minutes.

And like the good guy that he is, Mason helped Brian pack the cooler.
Mason was the tester when our costumes came in the mail, so here’s a few pics of Mason from a few weeks ago. He was so cute that I left the costume on him for an hour or so. I mean, seriously, how cute is it to look over and see a little dragon playing in the living room?
Our little (big compared to us) cousin Liam came over for Halloween! He’s about 3 months older than MLJ. Before we dressed in our real costumes, we dressed up as quadruplets. Ha! I planned this for a while. Brian said no. I did it anyway.
And Brian made Mason wear a wig too. Gross.
Liam went trick or treating with us too. We even shared our wagon! And Liam shared his candy. We don’t really eat candy. So the boys held candy. And Logan maybe had a few suckers.
We went to just a few houses – down the street and into one long cul de sac. And someone who wasn’t me pulled the wagon. Yay! I just walked around, watched, drank wine, and assisted with getting candy from the houses that left bowls out. Oh and we got some of those teeth that we had when we were little. Remember those? Well they’re extremely uncomfortable. (Oh yeah, I let Brian pick out my costume, so I was a ninja turtle).
Addison and her friend Caroline MADE their own costumes – Mario and Luigi. Too cute! They had so much fun! (The party was for kids and adults).
After trick or treating, the boys went to bed and we stayed for the big people party. These are all my amazing neighbors. Except the lady to my right. I have no idea who that is.
Chesca and I made jello shots too! Apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots. Yum! Brian did NOT approve. Oh well! We made them anyway.
I also earned a new costume as a result of my being a bad influence with the jello shots:
The boys had a Halloween carnival at school on Friday too. They weren’t really big enough for any of the games, but they LOVED the “pumpkin patch.” Mason REALLY liked the pumpkins. They may have all had teeth marks in them when we left. Sorry to the kids who got those pumpkins!

Logan wanted Daddy to hold him. He wasn’t quite sure about the parking lot pumpkin patch.

James picked out a pumpkin all by himself.

Oh and they played the fishing game. Kind of. They were a little dangerous with the fishing pole. Imagine that.

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

We’ve been going to the pumpkin patch every year since we moved to Arkansas (4 years ago). It’s become a tradition in our house. We missed last year because the boys were so little. So no way we were missing out this year! The boys were so good and I think they had fun! I know I did! And like any good mom, I took TONS of pictures. So these are my favorites!
First we saw the pig races. Yep, they have pig races. I didn’t get any pictures of that though. Oops. I also didn’t take any pictures on the hay ride. Oops again. The rest of the pictures make up for it though!
They had a little petting zoo so we saw the farm animals. The boys really liked them. But Mason REALLY liked them. He kept trying to touch them. Maybe next year buddy.
They also had sunflowers. I LOVE sunflowers!
And this is my favorite picture ever I think. Addison is so beautiful! And she hated me for taking this picture but I love it.
And we got a family picture! Yay! The boys are extremely uncooperative for pictures if you haven’t noticed.
Ok and of course we went to the actual pumpkin patch. You know, where they keep the pumpkins. The boys do NOT like grass or dirt or anything of that nature so this could have gone one of two ways. And I expected the worst. And they surprised me.

And in true Logan fashion, Logan’s bitchy resting face made a special guest appearance (a few times that day actually – and most days really):

Then they got up. Because they’re boys and because they don’t sit still ever. Mason may have fallen over in the dirt. But he was fine. No tears. Just lots of dirty Mason.

And of course we HAD to put them in the wheelbarrow thingy too. They loved it. Can’t you tell?!

And this. So sweet. Best big sister ever.

James got kisses too! He looks a little unsure about it though. This is probably the first time he let Chesca hold him though so maybe this was a little too much at once. Ha! I think it’s adorable.
Brian and Addison rode the cow train. Not me. That thing hurts. And Brian covered his face when I tried to take his picture. He hates me I guess.

The boys had story time during the cow train ride.

Ok almost done! They had swings too though so I put the boys on the swings. Mason loved it. Logan was unsure but not really a fan, and James HATED it. I got pictures of course.
We’ll definitely be back next year!

Our First Halloween

We had a great first Halloween! Mason, Logan, and James dressed up as Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3 from The Cat In The Hat. So cute! Thanks Nana for the costumes!
The boys wore their costumes to school and they went trick or treating at school too (or so I’m told). They didn’t go out Friday night though because it was too cold! They did help hand out candy though.
And they wore festive pjs too.

 

(Side note: Logan has discovered his hands and he thinks they are the BEST THINGS EVER! Always in the mouth!)
Addison had a great Halloween too! She was a zombie!

 

And her scary poses:

 

Our neighbors do a group Halloween party so she went to that. Brian and I took turns inside with the babies so we both got to go too!
And here’s a few more Halloween pictures:

 

Brian was a zombie too!

 

 

 

Babies in Pumpkins

It’s not fall until you put babies in pumpkins right?! Ok maybe I made that up. But it should be a real thing.
So several of my triplet mommy friends on Facebook have posted pics of their trio in pumpkins over the last few weeks and they’re adorable! (Sorry can’t share other peoples pics. But just know that their babies are super cute too!) Anyways, I didn’t think we could do it because the boys can’t really sit. Actually they can’t sit at all. James can sit in a bumbo seat. Mason and Logan can only keep their heads up for about 30 seconds before they get tired and lose control of their heads (maybe a little longer I haven’t timed them). But I found out that, guess what?! They don’t have to be able to hold their heads up to sit in pumpkins. Yay! So needless to say I was pretty excited! This was my one goal for the weekend. (I also cleaned bathrooms, did laundry, went running, and other productive things).
So Addison and I went to Kroger for pumpkins yesterday. Of course they were almost out. But not quite! They had just a few left at the bottom of the pumpkin box. I almost fell in trying to get them out! Sorry no pictures! But here’s some help for your mental picture – they keep the pumpkins in this big cardboard box that sits on pallets. Sounds nice, but the box is about 4 feet tall. So I had to lean my entire body over the side to reach the pumpkins at the bottom. And they weren’t small pumpkins either.
Then the fun part! We got to make the pumpkins! And Brian got to use power tools! I think he used more than 1 power tool. (See, arts and crafts are fun for men too!)
And Addison helped scoop out the pumpkin guts!
Then of course I wrote on the pumpkins. With the fanciest crafting tool ever. A sharpie.
And finally . . . Picture time!!! This went waaaayyyy better than I expected! Only 1 baby cried (Mason) and no one fell out of his pumpkin. Also no one got stuck IN the pumpkin (although Logan’s pumpkin was a little snug). I call that a success! I posted the best one at the top. Here’s a few outtakes.

 

 

 

 

I’m pretty happy with the picture! I hope you like it too!
Oh and I’ll leave you with one sad pup in his Halloween costume. He’s been wearing it all day. And he’s not happy with me at all!