Take notice of the live rats on Jared’s shoulders. Creepy! And I made a bazillion balloon animals for little trunk-or-treaters. It was a blast! 


Lydia told me in the car the other day “Mom, I love you to the sun and back. I love Nanny to the moon and back. And I love Liam, ummmmmm, to that tree and back.” So tell us how you really feel, baby doll. Haha. At least I was to the sun and back! 


Since Hula the frog died, Daddy talked Mommy into getting pet rats. Oreo and Custard. I have to admit. . . they are cute little things and Lydia LOVES them. She has done such a good job taking care of them. She feeds them and gives them water, cleans up their poop, talks them on walks in a little carry case (yes, we are those weird neighbors) and snuggles them as much as we will let her. She even named them herself. Jared and I were baffled when she came up with the name custard. We were all “how does she even know that word?” Come to find out, it is the cat’s name on Strawberry Shortcake, her newest obsession. Clever little thing. Liam thinks that he wants to hold them until you get them near him. Then he is not so sure. Roxy thinks they are cool too. 


We have been working with Liam, trying to get him to say 2+ word sentences. Well he has done that and his favorite thing to say right now is “read da book, read da book, read da book”. He brings us books and makes this request a million times a day. I love that he loves to read and hope that it lasts! 

The only time he does not want to read-da-book is if we are outside. 

I believe these two things are tied for his favorites.