Friday, October 31, 2008

Uncle Chris

My Brother Chris came to visit last week. No mater how many times we told Eli his name is "Uncle Chris", he kept calling him "Papa". He would even repeat "Chris" after us, but then say "Papa's guitar" or "Papa's shirt". It's been a few days since Chris left, but Eli is still asking for Papa!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Ben and I dressed up as Farmers and Eli was a Cow.
Eli didn't know what to do at the first couple of cars, but he caught on quick. He couldn't get from one car to the next fast enough, he just kept yelling "Trick a Treat".

The Smiths made home made root beer, it was delicious.

Eli and Kylie
Eli kept saying "Kyie Pumpon" which means Kylie is a Pumpkin!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Happy Halloween

The cold and wet weather has been keeping us indoors more than usual. As time goes on we'll get desperate and go out anyways, but I haven't quite gotten to that stage yet. This morning I decided to tackle Eli's closet, and of course he "helped".

He kept saying "Bee, Bee, Mama", but I didn't pay attention because he calls all bugs bees and he always thinks lint, spots, and small holes are bees. Eventually I looked down and he's holding a spider as big as his palm in one hand and attempting to pet it in the other hand. This wasn't a Daddy Longlegs either it was fat and hairy, maybe I'm just imagining, but I swear it had fangs! Of course I freaked out screamed, grabbed his arm and flung the spider on the floor.

By this time Eli is in hysterics, because of my reaction, and is clinging to my leg for dear life. The spider landed on it's back with all the legs up in the air, and didn't move. I felt some relief and thought maybe it was dead, we were calming down and I hoped it had been dead all along. It didn't seem so bad to think of Eli holding a dead spider, dead spiders don't bite.

Unfortunately we had no such luck, it turned over and started running, causing fresh hysterics for both of us. Finally I grabbed the lid to a Rubbermaid tub, scooped it up and flushed it down the toilet. Normally I don't flush live spiders for fear they'll come back up, but I couldn't squish something that big and I had to think fast. By the time we were done shaking and the nausea passed I thought it would have been good to get a picture.