Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Best

It was in the 30's when we woke up this morning and even though it was warmer when we left for church, Steven got to wear his first blazer.  This is of course not including the time he wore a tux for Aunt Jenn's wedding over a year ago- a tux is a tux.  Mimi bought him this very cool dress shirt and blazer- it's even more adorable in person.  We took pictures in front of the bookcases in Charlton's study because we thought it'd be funny.  Notice that the lower shelf in the first picture is Charlton's law books (how appropriate) but then we balanced it out with our collection of Harry Potter on the shelf above.   
Charlton was trying to get him to pose with one fist under his chin

Tired of taking pictures by now but still cute.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Power Tools

Charlton put together Steven's big (big) boy bed last weekend.  He was running out of room in his convertible crib so we figured it was time to upgrade.  I was a little sad to put the crib away but his new bed is just so cool.  Steven thinks so too.  He was jumping up and down while Charlton put it together.  It was Aunt Lindsay's bed in college and we were happy to get it out of the attic and put it to good use again.  Thank you, Aunt Lindsay, Mammaw, and Pappaw!

Steven was also mesmerized by Charlton's screwdriver- I guess it's just innate in boys to like power tools.

Trying really hard....

Watch out!

The new bed with his new train sheets- I'm looking for a quilt or comforter but found these at TJ Maxx months ago and had to get them.  

Then he broke in his bed by jumping off which is now not allowed for fear he will break his head.  He wanted to jump into the small space between the bed and his dresser- less than a foot wide.  I did not put this shirt on him for these pics- ironically and fittingly he already had it on.  =)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Another hair-crazed Halloween

Steven was Thing 1 (a character from The Cat in the Hat in case you're not up on your Dr. Seuss) this year for Halloween.  We thought it would a fun one to do since their one of Steven's favorite characters right now and oddly enough there weren't lots of Thing 1 & 2 costumes being donned this year.  =)  We also like doing costumes that involve playing up one of Steven's best asset- his hair.  
You might remember that he was a rock star with a Mohawk 2 years ago for his first Halloween (2 months old)...last year was pretty lame and he didn't dress up for long since I caught a stomach bug.  I told Cheryl it must be the (family) Halloween curse because Meadow caught the same thing this year and they were quarantined like we were last year.  

Here Steven is providing the background music for his grandparents and friends.

When Steven saw his friend, Will the firefighter, he ran to get his firetruck, and then handed it to him like,"here, this should be yours."  Within two seconds he decided he had been too hasty and really wanted to keep the firetruck for himself.  I was glad to see though that all the books we've been reading (and the visit the fire dept paid to his school) have helped him connect jobs with people and what certain trucks are for.  he is just generally crazy about trucks and trains.  

Greeting Asher who dressed as an adorable monkey.  You can also see his baby "bee" brother in the background.  

I decided to "dress up" two hours before our small gathering and threw together what I had in my closet.  I ended up with a western style shirt (from Steven's cowboy birthday party at 1 yr) and fake costume jewelry from my Breakfast at Tiffany's look= a Texan oil man's trophy wife of course.  My lipstick was gone by this time and collar wouldn't stay up but it's the effort that counts.

Steven smiled for both his pictures with the grandparents- that's got to be a record.

Our buddy, Luke the fighter pilot

Handing out candy at the front door.