Sunday, November 01, 2009

Our Clean Little Pumpkin

We have started a nightly bath routine in the Church household! Aed LOVES taking baths. He kicks and splashes and talks and makes faces and is just generally lovable and cute. He and Daddy often play mimicking games.. For example, the sticking out the tongue game..

We play him nice music and listen to him tell us stories until we are all sleepy and ready for bed. He was in the middle of a story here, showing off to Daddy how he can make his vowels and consonants.

We aren’t much for Halloween.. we prefer to celebrate the impact that people like Martin Luther have had on history and their significance in paving the way for the Word of God to be a part of our daily lives. So we have a Reformation Day celebration every year on the 31st of October. We have German beer, treats, and usually watch the movie Luther with some friends.

However. We were given an adorable pumpkin outfit by some very dear friends and couldn’t resist the opportunity to put it to use! Our pumpkin filled it out quite nicely and gave us lots of cute little faces to go with it..

I call this one ‘contemplating the tongue’

We love play time!

This is a picture I didn’t even know I took, but makes me laugh out loud every time I look at it. Someone must have said ‘Boo!’

Then we thought since it was such a nice, fall afternoon, we'd take Pumpkin outside for some pictures in the leaves.

As you can see by his face, he didn’t think it was such a good idea.. No.. he was pretty much ready for a nap by then and wasn’t in the mood for smiles.

I still think he’s cute though, forehead wrinkles and all.

This was the closest we got to a happy/content face.. I can’t help but be reminded of making turkeys in elementary school when I look at this picture… all those leaves sticking out from his head.. :)

Don’t worry, we did take him inside and we did let him take a nap. And then he was a happy pumpkin :)


  1. Yay! Love seeing Aed in that pumpkin outfit :) We thought of you all as we carved pumpkins this year. Miss you!

  2. Thanks for keeping up your blog. I love be able to check on Aed's development through it. You two are so obviously happy parents and that makes Aed a happy baby. Lucky kid!!!

    Love you,