Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ahoy's Halloween 2009

Our Halloween this year was spent at our second annual Prostaff Court party. Our cul-de-sac all gets together and has a themed party every year. This year it was pirates (lucky us!). The adults dressed up like pirates and we had a pot luck dinner, bonfire, games for the kids and all handed out candy to the neighborhood together. Our neighbors are a really fun group and we are glad we made the move last summer to such a great street. It's been fun getting to know them and their kids. Unfortunately, our family has been ravaged by the dreaded swine flu (aka the H1N1) for about 2.5 weeks, so we didn't make it a late night. This year Ty did actually trick or treat with Mike. They were out ringing doors for about an hour while I stayed back with the neighbors and handed out candy. Although I'm not sure he remembered in the morning about all the sugar he got (thank God) he had a good time showing off his Wow Wow Wubsy costume. Despite the flu, it was a good Halloween!

Carving pumpkins at the last minute. We've all been sick and haven't felt up to it, so we finally got around to carving one of them the day of. Better late than never I suppose! Ty was really getting "into" it
The Prostaff kids (minus Tyler who decided to have a moment of clingy-ness) during the picture. Note "Michael" holding the newborn on the left (a bit freaky but funny!)
All the adults in their pirate get-up (we're in front)
Tyler and Johnny Depp (oh wait...that's my sexy hubby!)
Wow Wow Wubsy and Daddy post trick or treating
Mommy (in half of my pirate gear...I was frozen!) and tired out Tyler

Pillsbury/Hopkins Wedding

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to be part of a special wedding. On October 24th my oldest friend Jenny Pillsbury (she was 7 and I was 8) married her prince charming in WI. I am now officially the wedding singer :), as I sang at my 2nd wedding. Despite my nerves and the cold I was fighting, it went well. Congrats to the new Jenny & John Hopkins! The wedding was beautiful and we all had a great time!
Pictures in the church were hard because I had to sit near the piano and had the glare from the window the entire time. Here's Jen with her Dad walking down the aisle to John
The bride and groom at the altar
Pam, Ryan, Mike and I at the reception
Beautiful bride
Jenny dancing with her Dad
My cute parens enjoying the reception
Mike and I enjoying a toddler-free night
The Hopkins
Ty with his Great Aunt Alison, who traveled all the way from Toledo to babysit Ty! We can't thank her enough for our adult evening. Ty had a great time too!

Fall Fun

Lots of random pictures of our September/October that weren't single-post worthy, but still worth sharing. Ty is getting so big and talking up a storm. He truly went from 0 to 60 as far as conversing with us. He had a few words, then all of a sudden he was talking in sentences. It's been incredible watching him learn! He's really enjoying daycare, or "school" as we like to call it, and his "friends". It's hilarious when he comes home talking about his "cool friends" (his words) and can name them all. We're still working on potty training. He sits everyday at daycare but never actually uses the potty and it's stalled at home. We are hoping to put it into full gear around the holidays when I am home for 2 weeks. Fingers crossed these expensive diapers are in memories past when we hit 2010!

Always wanting to be like his Daddy! ..and a man with a hot! :)
many Buckeyes games...and yes we're only watching the game at home (it's our regular Saturday attire!) Loveland Homecoming week...aka never see my family week...but worth it in the end! This is right before our float left on the parade route (my girls are in front in orange)
My 1st place male cheerleading squad (go sophomores class of 2012!).
They caused me so much stress...but it all worked out in the end! Winning is so sweet! Two-peat for us! 7th, 8th, frosh, JV and Varsity Loveland cheer program before the Homecoming football game
Ice cream with mommy! or "cream" as Ty calls it

Pumpkin Patch take 3...our 3rd year picking our pumpkins, riding the tractor, petting farm animals, eating cookies and drinking cider at a local farm
Tractor ride
It's the great pumpkin Tyler SchermanTy and Daddy after picking our perfect pumpkins

Ty and Mommy
Our best attempt at a family picture...thanks random stranger
Enjoying fresh apple cider, cookies and good company on a beautiful fall day