Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tim's Costume

Okay, so Tim works in an office full of women. He is the only man, and being such, it was decided (by the women, of course) that for Halloween, they would all be goddesses and Tim would be Zeus. We came up with this costume last night. I tried to get him to go without a shirt, but he would have none of it. Can you imagine a kid coming in for therapy and approaching him that way?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Owen is dressing up as a little Alpine boy this year with real leather lederhosen! I borrowed the costume from Mindy, who makes amazing costumes for her kids. (Check out her kids this year, all the Marie Antionettes on the right column!) It is even cuter in person. I think this might be the cutest costume ever. But of course I am biased. Doesn't he look like Pinocchio?

Bill's Halloween Party

Ever been to a Halloween party with mostly old people? It was more like a barbeque with sparse costumes. Being up in Pine Flat at Bill's house was so nice. It was a beautiful drive up there. It was chilly out and the trees were all yellow with leaves all over the roads. We stayed outside most of the time. We had fun. We got there late, so I made Chad's kids them put their costumes back on so I could take a picture. Tristan didn't bring his costume, so I made him improvise!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

We had a fun time at the pumpkin patch yesterday. The mother of Tim's friend from work, Christina, gave us a good deal on our pumpkins. Now to find the perfect design to carve next week....

Owen hated this weird-colored pumpkin, but I made him pick it up so I could take a picture.

We had such a hard time getting him to smile for the camera. He'd look down at his pumpkin, smile, and say "cheese!"

Friday, October 19, 2007

It's a Boy!

Our baby's ultrasound went well yesterday, and we are so excited that Owen is going to have a little brother! Our scanner isn't working, so I had to take a picture. He looks a lot like Owen did at this age. :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I haven't even tried to teach Owen his ABCs yet, but last night when I sang it, he already knew a lot! I was so surprised he could sing so much, I had to catch it on video. Okay, now that we've got the ABCs TOTALLY mastered, we're working on memorizing the periodic table! This kid prodigy is going to make it onto Oprah whether he likes it or not! (Hey, what else do stay-at-home moms do all day?) :)


Thursday, October 11, 2007

I am a knitting MACHINE!!!

I finished the matching hat today. It is definitely not perfect. My next project is going to be a newborn cap.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

This Sucks.

The car broke down today. The one car we had left since Tim's accident. Transmission problems. That on top of the accident three weeks ago and Owen's hurt chin is enough. As if things couldn't get worse, we found out today that the woman who is supposed to sign off about two years worth of Tim's internship hours is in the hospital dying of cancer, and if she dies before she can sign them, he loses ALL those hours. I can't handle any more bad news! Join in this pity party at the Kofords' house. Be there or be square!

Update: It DOES get worse! We've got ants in Owen's bedroom!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Our little rambunctious boy was running around and collided with the desk chair yesterday. The result: four stitches and a new nickname: FRANKEN-CHIN!!! (He's okay, by the way.)

Owen also said his first prayer at FHE last night. He repeated "Dear Heavenly Father", then he just said "yeah" after everything else Tim said. He topped it off with a vibrant "amen!" at the end. So cute.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Not too bad!

I spent the bulk of my day yesterday, on and off, knitting these little mittens! Maybe there's something to say for being stranded in the house all day (with Tim's car totalled last week). As my second pair of mittens, they turned out pretty good. The cuffs are a little big for kids' mittens, so I guess I should use a child's pattern rather than and adult pattern next time. Or smaller needles? Hmm. Owen loves them. He likes to make the "biting" action he can do opening and shutting his hand. I think, also, that he can finally differentiate between his thumb and other fingers.