November 04, 2012

Sunshine Sunday - halloween and popcorn

Both boys loved Halloween this year.  Here they are all ready to hit the streets as Thor and Loki.


It was fun to see the Thor costume on Baden.  (And frankly, you can see what he'd look like if he were a girl :)


Last night we let the boys watch a show before bed and we made microwave popcorn.  Apparently they've been deprived.  Neither one had ever seen microwave popcorn.  They pulled stools up to watch it pop.  It was like Christmas.  Ha!  I had a similar experience with Rex and a taco a few months ago.  He'd never had one before and he thought it awesome.  I'm wracking my brain to think of what else we've missed with them.


And that was the our week.  Did you experience any firsts yourself or with your kids this week?

Thanks for dropping in.

21 comments:

  1. I have the same thing with my son, I keep forgetting he hasn't done everything we have so sometimes the simpler things are pretty exciting.
    And yup, my son was watching over my shoulder and said that boy and girl have scary costumes!

    However, airpopping popcorn is infinitely more healthy - the microwave ones are shown to have all kinds of nasty things in them, whereas home-popped means you can add as much butter as you'd like ;)

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    1. I do my own microwave popcorn:). Just put about a quarter cup of kernels in a paper lunch sack and fold the top over a couple times...use the popcorn setting and enjoy:)

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  2. I remember my first time watching microwave popcorn as well, although it was a first because it was my parents first microwave!

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  3. A total small thing, but my son got up on his hands and knees for the first time by himself! Those are victories in a 6-month-old's world!

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  4. Ever since my oldest had popcorn for the first time he aks for it daily. I have a sweet spot for popcorn. We love to watch movies and eat popcorn while my other child naps. It has kind of become our thing and I love it! My first has to be taking two boys trick-or-treating. My youngest is 17 months and he loved walking/being carried door to door and receiving treats. He grabbed the candy once it was dropped in the bucket and continued holding as much as he could. He feared it would be taken away I guess.

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  5. So cute. I wish our microwave werew a little more visible for my kiddos...they love popcorn.
    We made pizza a while back and the kids sat in front of the oven and watched it cook. There were so excited at having helped make dinner.

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  6. Kids are so fun. What great job you did with the costumes. I am going to hear the Vice President Joe Biden talk. I've never done that, then looking forward to Tuesday. It just shocks me that women have only had the right to vote for 92 years. I hope you have a good week.

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  7. Last year we read (when he was 2 1/2) The Popcorn Book by Tomie DiPaola. Jackson LOVED it. We even made stovetop popcorn on Thanksgiving "just like the pilgrims". Now we do it a couple times a month.

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  8. Cheri,

    You could try Shrinky Dinks. If you don't want to spend any money, you could try #6 plastic from food containers. Draw a design, color, cut out an shrink. Christmas gifts for teachers, grandparents... ?

    Maureen

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  9. I thought I was super cool pulling out a vintage theatre looking air popper to impress my nephews and niece when I was babysitting them, and then the 8 year old boy gives me this look and says, "WE always do it in the microwave, it's WAY faster you know." D: I don't know how to be cool! ha.

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  10. Oh my! Those pictures have me cracking up! Your boys are so handsome, and....mr. Thor, well I can see what a little girl of yours might look like! Lol :)

    I'm finally home safe and sound and looking forward to catching up on your back posts! Hope your week is wonderful!

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  11. Don't feel like your missing things, your discovering old things through your childs eyes, that is pretty cool! Alot of moms would have swished the kids away and they wouldn't have gotten that "magic" experience, Great Job! Here are some other fun things you can microwave: those humongous marshmallows, a bar of ivory soap, a half cup of chocolate chips (give them pretzels to dip they'll think you are an angel!)

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  12. Oh and my first, was my two oldest boys (10 and 11) on their way out to a sleepover rushing back in to grab their deodorant. Seemed like such a teenage thing to do... doesn't seem like we should be there yet, but enjoying every moment of it:)

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  13. Love your site! Just came upon it this AM. Well, this week we lost power for three days due to hurricane Sandy, so my 23-month-old son beheld his first hurricane lamp and Tuner Helper. Surprisingly, loved both!

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  14. Too funny! My son is in love with microwave popcorn. LOVE the costumes. You did a great job.

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  15. My son watched microwave popcorn cook once and he said, "Mom! It's turning into a bag!!" I still laugh at that. Both of my kids LOVE our air popper. They gather around to watch the popcorn tumble into the bowl and they never get tired of watching the last few kernels startle me when they randomly pop. It's truly the little things in life, isn't it?

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  16. Too cute, and hilarious about the popcorn and the taco.

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  17. You have the cutest Thor and Loki ever! Thanks for the laugh about the popcorn and taco.

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  18. That first picture is amazing and should be framed!

    what is the age difference between your boys? they look so close in age I am guessing one year only?

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  19. omg! Baden looks adorable! my comment may be a li'l bit late, coz my baby is turning 1 on Dec. and I'm so busy with the preparations and everything.. Anyway.. those costumes made me smile and I don't know why but I kinda felt warm inside. LOL!
    Btw, congratulations on your pregnancy!! I'm hoping its a girl too 'coz if u remember the survey you asked us to fill up, I'm the one (or one of those) who wished that you'd have a girl so we can have more girl stuff tutorials! :D

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