Collin is walking. On Oct. 25 he took 2 steps, last Thursday he took 3. Tonight he did 8, from one side of our couch to the other. He has gotten so good in this last week, he is also getting more daring. He will just take off from one thing to another using 3 or 4 steps constantly. He is still a bit wobbly, but he is good. This Saturday he will be 10 months, and I am positive he will be even better by then.
Car seats are wonderful for putting your children to sleep...
in fact they work so great they don't even have to be in the car to work.
We just got Madison a new car seat, so we can get Collin out of the carrier, and she loved sitting in it. We asked her about 5 times if she wanted to get out. At one point she got out, but wanted right back in.
Wednesday night we went up to Mariposa to spend the weekend with Wayne's dad. He has a newly built log cabin in the woods. It was so great to be able to get away for five days and enjoy nature. Madison and Collin both enjoyed going out and picking apples off the tree and eating them fresh.
Once Collin had his apple the wanted to lay down to eat it. The problem was he was on his dad's shoulders. I got them in the house and he laid right down and started munching, Madison then had to join him.
Madison really enjoyed the swing.
While Madison was on the swing Collin and daddy were cuddling on the porch, trying to stay warm.
We were able to go up to Yosemite and enjoy an afternoon "hiking" on the trails. They weren't really hikes it was more of a walk through the woods, it was the best we could do with young kids.
With Half Dome behind us.
Over looking the valley.
The last night we were there Madison fell asleep in front of the fire...
then ended the nights sleep with Collin.
Helping Papa feed the chickens.
This was the second time she fed the chickens. The first she got dried corn on the cob from the garden and threw it into them. A few days later she found a play corn on the cob and threw it to imaginary chickens saying" chickens, corn, eat". It was adorable.
We had lots of fun for Halloween. This was Madie's first year going trick-or-treating. The last two years we had our ward trunk-or-treat on Halloween night, so that is what we did. This year the party was on Thursday so we got to go out twice.
Madison had lots of fun going door to door. At the beginning she was not sure what was going on, but after about 20 minutes she caught on and started running from house to house. Everyone loved her and thought she was so adorable. They were even amazed that at 2 she was not afraid of any of the decorations, kids her age and older would not go near them and Madison would walk right up to them as if they were completely normal. The only thing she was unsure of were the flashing lights, but she soon grue accustom to them.
She loved to "twee-tweet" as she said, and at one house she was kind enough to point out the driveway was broken, and then tell the owner "fix-it".
Ready to go.
Collin even joined in on the fun. We let him have the box until he got it open, at that point Wayne and I ate the candy.
Ready to go home
This was Thursday night at church running around with her friend Becca.