Monday, October 31, 2011

Times Have Changed

Last Halloween, Louie did NOT want to dress up in his costume when all his friends came over for a party.  He was suppose to wear one of those cute lion costumes with the fringe on the hoodie to surround his face.  With the cringing scream he let out, you would have thought I had asked him to donate all of his trick or treat candy to Cody (which some of it did).  So not much success with the costume last year.
THIS YEAR, was a completely different story--matter of fact, TOY STORY.  He loves the movie and often creates dialogue (using some unknown voice) between Woody and Buzz.  Crossing my fingers, I bought a Woody costume for Louie and a Baby Buzz Lightyear costume for Blake.  Blake's costume was the default but in the end... the star of the show that night.  Oooops!

I wasn't sure if Louie would wear his costume to his school party.  So I didn't say a word and just began to dress him for the day as if he always wore a sheriff's vest with a gold star.   Thankfully, he really liked the star and so the vest stayed on.  However, he drew the line at wearing the fabric cowboy boots over his shoes.  The school party was a success.  I am pictured with him in my Snow White costume I have milked for at least 10 years.

In getting ready for trick or treating, I was nervous Louie would want the Buzz costume since he at times considers himself the "alpha child" and gets first dibs on everything.  But I kid you not, he saw me dressing Blake and cooed, "Awe, a baby buzz year for baby Blake!"  He was so excited for him and I was over the moon that this night could possibly be drama-free!
We only trick or treated to a few houses of our favorite friends.  They loved it!  A few hours later, Louie and I were on a plane to Croatia with Cody and Blake to follow two days later...see our next post.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Blake's Metamorphosis

When Blake was born, he had very dark hair.  We were told eventually it would grow out and turn blond like his other birth siblings.  Blake has such dark hair and a ton of it that I just couldn't imagine him any other way.  Well, it happened!  Here's how Blake went from having dark brownish/black hair to a Swedish blond...
 In this photo, Blake is two months old.

Four months old.
Five months old

In this photo, Blake is six months old and a little blondie.  Can't believe it!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blake is a Gusher

Blake is such a happy baby.  He loves to laugh.  He loves to play peek-a-boo.  He has a very ticklish body; even on his back.  He loves to talk and sing with us.  In these photos, it shows how he goes from very serious to a gushing smile.  He is 5 1/2 months old in these photos
By the way, his hair stands up like that naturally after the bath.  There aren't any products in his hair.  I love it.  I think it suits his personally perfectly:  living large!