Sunday, October 31, 2010


I'm ready to go! NOW! I really didn't think we would be trick or treating this year. I thought he was still too little... I was WAY wrong. He got the idea right away.... dress up = candy.

Some of the haul.

Neil and I went to a costume party at Mark & Shelly's place on Saturday night. We went as Jersey Shore characters Snooki and The Situation. Neil DJed and we had a blast!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


He loves eating ravioli, but it's gross to watch him eat it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I bought these latch boards for him a while back.... they are still a fan-favorite.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Totally pathetic….

We are pathetic. And yes, I realize how spoiled Niko is.

Two TVs so we can watch something that's not Pixar. Monsters Inc. to the left and Football to the right.


Neil gave me this pot for our anniversary. I have been eying one of these for a while, but I'm too cheap to buy one for no reason.

I made the first Japanese curry of the season.... mmmmm.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Houston/San Antonio Trip

Downtown San Antonio.

I took a rare solo trip to visit my brother in Houston over the weekend. We went to San Antonio because there isn't much to do in Houston. We did the Mission Trail which included all the missions and the Alamo.

I had a great time! It was great seeing everyone again and thanks for being great hosts Donnie & Lacie!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Yes. That is what you think it is.

Upside: Niko pooped in the toilet!

Downside: I didn't know it when I picked him up.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Laufer/Farmer Wedding

Tucker, Tanner and Myla. Niko goes to daycare with all 3 of these kids!

This is what Niko REALLY wanted to do instead of the wedding. The wedding was in a park and all he did was whine to play on the slide. ARrrgg...

Angela and Jared - Mr. & Mrs. Farmer now! Angela runs the daycare that Niko attends. Jared has helped us out around the house SEVERAL times! :)

Niko and Myla watching Toy Story clips on YouTube via my phone. What a Lifesaver!

Niko wanted to hang out with Angela all night and he couldn't understand why he couldn't. It was VERY challenging trying to keep him from running up to her during the solo dances. This is him dancing the dollar dance with her. He loves her for sure!

Congrats guys! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch time!

In the pumpkin patch!

Hanging with Godparents Mark and Shelly.

Loved playing on the slide with the Abluelos.

Hanging with daddy and the Abluela in a boat by the lake.

Family portrait.

We went to Carolyn's Pumpkin Patch today with the Abuelos and Godfather Mark and Godmother Shelly. It was a BEAUTIFUL day outside and Niko had a blast running around like a crazy man. We will definitely go back next year - there were tons of playground and events for small kids to do. I would highly recommend it to anyone with small kids!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Anniversary - hard labor style

Old crappy landscape lights.

We had quite a few weeds poking through the rocks along our walkway. We removed all of the rocks and put down new weed shield... this was as much fun as it looks.

We need more rock, but it looks MUCH better! New lights and no weeds.

Old and new...

Old and new...

This is how we spent our 4 year anniversary... hard labor in the yard. What a difference the new lights made! Only 2 of the 7 old lights actually worked and we now have 15 working lights. They are led lights and use a fraction of the power. We will be adding some new lights on the side and along the patio in the spring.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I bought Niko's costume this year off Craigslist. I couldn't even make it for what I bought it for. She bought the costume at the Disney Story for $50 - I paid $20. I wanted to make the costume for him, but I could NOT find the shirt fabric anywhere.

If you can see it, Niko is riding his horse, Bullseye. I almost fell over laughing it was so cute/funny when he "rode" into the kitchen!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm outta here

He's pretty proud of his new trick. He can get out of the crib in no time flat now. Arrggg....