Thursday, November 10, 2011

Halloween for the Heywoods 2011

For Halloween, we went trick-or-treating just around our neighborhood. Brady enjoyed it much more than last year, and Benson was carried around by us, just snuggling the whole time. Brady was dressed as a dragon, and Benson a dog. I made Benson's costume. The whole time I was sewing that puppy I was flying by the seat of my pants. I did the ears twice, and at the last minute decided to whip up some poorly fitting slippers. Oh well, he didn't need to walk in them. It turned out pretty well, except the length- I was using an outfit that was a little too short for a pattern. I thought I had cut it longer than the outfit, but I guess not. Anyway, we had a great time. Whenever given a choice, Brady always chose a sucker. So, thankfully, we ended up with very little chocolate! (because we all know who ends up eating it...)


This was a LONG time ago, but as you know, I haven't really been faithful to my blog lately. This was one of those times when Benson had been crying for a few minutes, and Richard and I (shamefully) were pretending not to hear. When we finally decided to check, this is what we found. An emptied toy basket, over just Benson's head. A bandana spread across him like a blanket, and Brady taking a lesson from his parents, pretending not to hear the cries. Shame, shame.
I know it's blurry, but I love that Benson has Brady's feet.
Just playing
Sorry for their nakedness- but they're just so darn cute. Check out Benson's rolls. They're getting bigger daily. And Brady's are getting smaller. *sniff, sniff*
I'm told they'll be great friends someday. For now, sometimes they are, and sometimes Benson ends up with a toy bucket on his head. We'll get there.
On an important note- Brady is potty-training! We haven't been real consistent with getting him to try sitting on his potty, but lately, he's really been getting the hang of it! Today, we broke down and bought a pack of pull-ups, because his diaper is on and off so much. He ran in the kitchen today, no pants, and said, "Mommy, come see my tiny stinky diaper!" Indeed, it was a tiny, stinky... He was rewarded with a tootsie roll for that rather than the usual 2 marshmallows. (hee, hee)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Getting Dirty

Brady was throwing dirt up in the air, and when it landed on his face, he would brush it off. When we showed him the pictures, he touched his face like he couldn't believe that was what he really looked like.
Several times during the summer, Richard was digging holes for one reason or another in the backyard. Brady loved to tag along and "help."

That Famous Preston Night Rodeo (google it!)

Brady and cousin Eli. (Eli is more than 2 years older, yet they are VERY close in size...) Eli let Brady wear his hat so he could be a "real cowboy"
These are from the Rodeo Clown Round-Up. Brady got to be led around on a horse by one of the rodeo princesses. (no, not me...)
We loved the rodeo that night, and are so glad we live near Justin and Mindy so that we can make it a tradition for a few years!