Archive for October, 2010

Happy Halloween!

What a fun-filled day we had at the Simmonds’ House! We canned 10 jars of pears, 5 jars of pear sauce and 6 jars of yellow tomato salsa. We carved 3 pumpkins and we took one hamburger out trick-or-treating!

Lincoln loves his pumpkin.

Helping scoop out the pumpkin guts.

Carving two pumpkins at once!


Happy Halloween everyone – this is fun!

Lincoln’s personalized pumpkin.

Lincoln the hamburger – with cheese.

Lincoln didn’t really like some of the other costumes the kids were wearing and even cried a few times. But he loved all the decorations, especially the other pumpkins.

Sitting on the front stoop with dad after a night of trick-or-treating.

Lincoln collected a lot of candy and we only had a handful of trick-or-treater’s, which means there are a lot of tiny candy bars that will be brought to work tomorrow.

Now that Halloween is over it can only mean one thing – let the countdown to Christmas begin!




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We have so much trouble finding boots for Lincoln because of the size of his legs. I had ordered three different sized rubber boots from Old Navy last month, a size 4, 5, & 6, and even though they all would have fit in the foot, we could not get them over Lincoln’s leg. I sent them all back and we have been on the hunt ever since.

At the thrift store this weekend we found this pair for $1.

But because of this:

And this:

We had to make a slight modification so we could get them on Lincoln’s foot.

At least he has waterproof footwear now!

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Lincoln is 16-months old today – yea!

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October 26, 2010

  • Ham, spinach and pineapple pizza
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Graham crackers & arrow root cookies

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First haircut

We finally broke down and cut Lincoln’s bangs. It was a tough decision but considering this is what Lincoln looked like most of the day on Sunday we knew it was time.

It’s a challenge to get Lincoln to hold still for a diaper change let alone to try to cut his hair with a pair of scissors. Enter the bathtub. This is the one place Lincoln is the calmest, and since his hair needed to be wet anyways it was the best option to set up a hair salon.

Dad goes in for the first cut.

Curly locks that are now stored securely in a zip lock bag.

Immediately after the haircut. A bit short but at least he can see now.

The day after.

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October 25, 2010

  • Spaghetti
  • Yogurt and pears
  • Strawberries
  • Cheese & crackers

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We took Lincoln ice skating for the first time on Friday night at the Midway arena. We had bought a pair of bob skates in the hopes that they would be a good first time skate. Unfortunately, Lincoln’s feet are still too little for them to fit properly and they kept slipping off. After a failed attempt at putting on a real pair of skates we decided to let him go on the ice wearing just his sneakers – and his new hockey helmet of course.

Dressed to the nines for a night of skating.

After a couple of slip and falls he quickly adjusted to walking running on the ice.

Dad took him for a few spins around the rink. I’m still re-learning and decided it was best for the both of us if I didn’t try to skate with Lincoln in my arms.

Faster dad! Faster!

The arena has bars for the little kids to skate around with, as well as the classic orange pylon.

Considering he was wearing skate shoes, with zero grip on the soles, Lincoln was fast on the ice.

Lincoln not only loved running around on the ice but he also loved watching the older kids skate around him. Our friends Owen and Rutka were there with Cohen and Oli as well. As you will see in the video below Cohen and Lincoln were very close to a head on collision but thankfully nothing happened.

Lincoln also took a spin around on the ice using one of the orange cones. I apologize for the Justin Bieber song blasting in the background.

We plan to make this a regular Friday night family activity, at least until the ski hill opens.I love how much taller than Andrew I look in this family photo. He tells me it’s because I have on regular hockey skates and he has on goalie skates – either way, I’ll take it.

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What a Doozer

Lincoln is our little Doozer.

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October 21, 2010

  • Chicken, broccoli and rice bake
  • Grapes
  • Oatmeal banana muffin
  • Goldfish crackers

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October 20, 2010

  • Pesto pasta with chicken
  • Grapes
  • cantaloupe
  • Cheese & crackers

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