Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ahhh... October

The end of October is quickly approaching and we are preparing for Halloween.  It's not my favorite holiday, but this year I think I'm going to bite the bullet and dress up with my family.  Since Chris is already planning on dressing up as Darth Vadar, we decided that Ledger would go as Luke Skywalker.  (Ya know... "Luke, I am your father...")  We bought a pre-made Jedi costume for Ledger, but that just wasn't detailed enough to stand up to Chris' awesome costume.  So tonight I MADE a jedi robe to go over the top of it.  That's right.
So I knocked that out so quickly that I decided to go ahead and make an adult-sized Jedi robe for Mommy to wear or just in case Daddy doesn't want to wear his heavy Darth Vadar costume while trick-or-treating.  And now I'm feeling so ambitious that I may, very well end up making additional costume pieces.  We'll see.

So... what else is going on?  
  • We went to KC for Emily's baby shower.  I was pretty proud of the blanket I made for baby Kinley, but I didn't take any pictures!  
  • We had our first fight with "the sickies". We had one sleepless night and Ledger had to stay home from child care one day -- but he recovered quickly.  
  • We've been spending our Friday nights out at Salina stadium cheering for the South High Cougars and our cousin Ethan Mitchell.  Ledger really enjoys football and watching the band march.
  • Ledger is scheduled to have his allergies retested this week in Hutchinson.  We're anxious to find out if he's grown out of some of his food allergies.  Keep your fingers crossed!
  • The pregnancy is progressing normally.  I'm 17 and 1/2 weeks pregnant now.  Still having some nausea and GI issues.  We'll have our big sonogram done next week and find out if it's a girl or a boy this time.
I guess that's it for now.  This should (at least) make Emily happy.  Since we have a few busy weeks coming up, I will try to remember to take lots of pictures and blog to share them with all of you!


  1. Man I wish we lived closer, I have some sewing projects for the boys costumes and I have no clue what I am doing. I guess hot glue gun will work. GREAT job Kendell!!!! Can't wait to hear what baby is going to be!!!
    Please keep blogging, I miss them/you!

  2. Finally, an update... I'm glad Emily got you to blog, I know I have missed reading your posts!
    These are great costumes, Kendell! I hope you will get lots of pictures of your family night out as a jedi family. We're looking forward to seeing you this weekend! Love you, Millie

  3. I agree with Millie and Brandy - and I'm commmenting - that I miss seeing the blogs! When all of my nephews live far away, I have to cyber stalk them through you and Brandy! Custumes look great so far!

  4. I, too, have missed the blogs even though we live in the same town. Enjoy reading what you are up to. The costumes are wonderful, KJ, so proud of you! :) Anxious to see all of you in your Halloween attire!

  5. Okay, Tell Chris that next year he has to be Indiana Jones. That way he will have been from all the Lego games. Batman, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates and of course Indiana.