Saturday, November 19, 2011

Official Crawls!

After all his hard work Lucas put together all his moves and began to crawl today.  If he sees something he wants he crawls until he gets to it, very determined little mister!

A video of Lucas crawling towards Reggie!

Thursday, November 10, 2011 can't be serious!

Well Lucas has found a different mode of transportation other than rolling from one end of the living room to the other. He crawls!! Well it's mostly a variation of crawling in his attempt to figure out this whole thing called crawling. He has been getting on all fours for about a week now and starts to rock. Recently he has begun to move each leg in the crawling motion. He gets about three leg crawls in and stops. At this point he is usually close enough to what ever he wants and lunges himself at it. He also is pretty good at the inch worm method and army crawl (he is trying to impress his two uncles in the Marines, Tyler and Matt). I must say I'm pretty impressed at his army crawl. He lays there and puts one arm out in front and pulls his whole body forward. Maybe a future Navy seal with those awesomely sneaky moves! He doesn't get anywhere too fast, but I'm sure in no time he will get there. With his rocking back and forth he gets in some "frog hops" which are pretty funny. His biggest set back is slipping and not being able to get a good grip. His legs slide around from his pants. If I just leave him without bottoms his little knees get rug burn! :( I am pretty shocked he can do what he can since he is only 5 Months and his brother was about 7/8 months when he started attempting to crawl. But then again Kalen didn't have an awesome big bro to keep up with! Every now and then Kalen will start crawling all around Lucas, I guess to give him some pointers.
I'm sure our dog, Reggie is thinking great the big one chases me and tries to pick me up now the little one is crawling after me!!

Trying to Crawl while we were outside

Trying to get to Kalen

Lucas Rocking

                                            Lucas attempting to crawl with some Frog Hops

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trick or Treat!!

Halloween is so much better now that I have wee ones to dress up and take to all the Halloween events. We started out the Holiday by going to a Pickin' Patch to get our pumpkins.
I will say trick or treating is a lot different from what I did as a kid. Maybe it's this small town I live in. But, kids do not really go door to door. There are neighborhoods in Ocala and out in Homossassa that have door to door but, that was a little far to drive for some candy. When Kalen and Lucas get older and really understand Trick or treating then we will probably take the trek out to a good neighborhood. But for this Halloween we enjoyed what our little town had to offer.
Sunday night we got the little mister's dressed up to go Trunk or Treating. There were a few available so we went to the one across the street at the Middle school and then to a friends church. For those who have never been Trunk or treating it is an event put on mostly by churches to provide a safe way to trick or treat. Many have it set up like a festival and have food , games, and bounce houses. All the cars line up and the people handing out candy Decorate the Trunk or truck bed and hand out candy. Some people are super creative and make getting the candy interactive. Kalen seemed to enjoy getting free candy. He wasn't to keen on saying "trick or treat" but most ppl got smiles and laughs out of him. His favorite was when people had their puppies with them. He gave every single dog pets!
Halloween night we headed into town for an event they call Trail of treaters. You start at the Chamber of Commerce and then Trick or Treat your way up and down the main street in town.  The various businesses pass out candy to all the trick or treaters.  After making our way to all the stops we headed to Sonic for .50 cent corndogs, the Halloween special.
Helping Gut the Pumpkin

Having a Taste... Nom Nom Nom

Lucas as Jack the Monkey
Kalen as Captain Jack Sparrow
Sweet Dreds

Our three pumpkins

Halloween Day

Trail of Treaters
Where's my candy?

Kalen and his friend Stover

Little Mister's First Halloween

Happy Halloween