Monday, November 17, 2008

Super Summary

Apparently, I have other children besides Faith. Did you know this? I kind of forgot. Here's what they've been doing:
1. Halloween
We did the usual...
admiring the Hunter's awesome decor (go here for last year's offering):

costumes:


dinner in a pumpkin:


trick or treating:

and the unusual...
grandma came:

Ryan and Emma snuck away for an extra late night trick or treating:

and I went into labor:



2. School
Emma and Ryan have been working for HOURS on this geography game that's due tomorrow. I try not to realize that Ryan is just waaay nicer when it comes to helping the kids on projects than me but he was really rubbing my face in it this week, while he walked my super-smart-but-very-easily-distracted-and-poor-time-managing 4th grader through getting this thing done on time. Good game, better effort by Emma, best dad in the world:

Gabe got to go to see Peter Pan with his second grade class. I asked him if they sang "I won't grow up!" (we have it on a Broadway CD) and Gabe said yes and "I sang the whole thing along with them!" He talked about it all afternoon.
Jane can count to 100. And called Ryan up as soon as she got home from school and demonstrated. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc. Scintillating phone conversation.
And, I'm proud to announce, Seth now recognizes one letter of the alphabet. "That's S foh Sef, mom!"
3. Miscellaneous
Emma wanted me to put on the blog that this basketball team is now 4 wins, 0 losses: It's so much more fun to win.
For Family Home Evening last week, we played Settlers of Catan with our kids. And they are totally old enough to play. For real. Do you know how fun that is?? It feels like we've entered a new chapter in our lives! (See our Quick Quote for Gabe's take on the whole experience.)
The kids all got to go on the usual Dates with Grandma Dorrie while she was here. She lets them pick out a small toy and get a treat. Emma opted for a pedicure, while everyone else got various toys. Jane, demonstrating real restraint and gratitude, said (a few days after her date): " Hey Gwanma. I'm weady for my next date: I need an Easy Bake Oven."
4. Faith
She's just cute and perfect and we still REALLY like her (despite some bad nights this week).


We are trying to soak up every newborn minute, which involves me taking millions of pictures and some movies where she just sits there and opens her mouth and does those cute newborn grunts and involves Ryan falling asleep with her on the couch, because she won't settle down in her bassinet.

Please enjoy the following photo (with CUTE red shoes from Gabi), because admiring her, really, is our main occupation. Join us, won't you?

27 comments:

Bekah said...

Cute, cute, cute! Faith looks like a little Jane! Sweet!

Annemarie said...

OK, I can't believe the adorable tiny clothes that are always on that darling baby!!!

BTW, you are amazing!

Jenibelle said...

SO CUTE!!!!!! And yes, I am shouting!

J'net said...

I want a "Grwama DATE!" What a good mom you have!
So fun to have made it thru all that and have a darling little baby at the end of it to dress up!!
SOOOO happy for your little growing family, these are really the "happy days!"
Aloha--in RAIN and drear!!

Rachel said...

LOVE red shoes! Delaney just wore a pair of red sparkly shoes Sunday... soooooo cute!

G and G Nut said...

All you cute Romneys, I LOVE YOU LOTS AND LOTS!!! Your Halloween costumes were great! Congrats to Dad and Emma on their clever game.
Faith is growing up way too fast. Please keep her a newborn until December 19th.
xoxoxo

AZ Karen said...

I am amazed that life can go on when there's a new baby in the house. Faith is beautiful, and quite stylish.

We play Settlers with our kids too...and yes...it's lots of fun (but not really much like gambling).

Laurie said...

Love those spiders in your neighbors' yard!

And red shoes.

The Hansen Clan said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I dream of the day that my girls will be able to really play Settlers. And I loved Faith's shoes on Sunday...

Kristin said...

What a cutie! What a Dad! What a mom, for keeping it all together with 5 and still blogging!

gab said...

Red shoes are a must in any wardrobe.

I like how you just snuck the whole birth thing in between Trick or Treating and school projects. You need to have at least three more kids.

Kenny and Linsey said...

oh, and I went into labor, nice! just another day at the Romney house. :)

Love the shoes!

Brigitta said...

oh my, I am admiring....I want to hold her and sniff her. Warning: It will go by too quickly and before you know it she won't be a newborn...so I am glad you are just enjoying her. love the red shoes.

wenderful said...

Cute, Cute! Still blogging even with a newborn. Impressive.

Meg said...

She's beautiful!

Abbie said...

Is Faith a mini Jane or is it just the picture?

Shirley said...

OK. I KNOW my kids look alike as well but you and Ryan have this down to a science. She is beautifully adorable just (almost identical) like your others. Thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa-Marie said...

I LOVE that Ryan snuck out with Emma for a little late night T r T. She will always remember that.

And yes, those shoes...good job Gabi!

G n G Nut's comment about keeping her a newborn until Dec. 19th made me cry. REAL tears. I've felt that feeling. It's so hard to have family far away.

I hope you are feeling wonderful!

Anisa said...

It's hard to realize life goes on when you have a newborn. They are so fun. Glad you're enjoying her.

Bridget said...

Yeah, Faith is VERY cute. The shoes are to die for too.

Pineapple Princess said...

While I am admiring your very fun Halloweeness and your fun children and your darling baby, I am also wondering how you made your dinner in a pumpkin. Is there a recipe link somewhere?

Lauren in GA said...

Gabi has great taste in footwear!

Those spider pumpkins are really, really great.

I loved all the pictures of kiddos in costumes. Everyone looks so great! I find the superman curl in the middle of Seth's hair positively adorable!

You are so amazing, Jessica. I love the dinner in the pumpkin and the ghostie jello!

Lauren in GA said...

Hey, I think Emma got braces :)

jessica said...

Um...Gabe is in third grade...
silly silly sleep deprived mommy.
I went with those crazy third graders to that play and yes Gabe sang, I heard him :)

Ilene said...

I'm LOVING Emma's Halloween costume.

You're still coming down in December right? These posts of yours are making me antsy to see you.

I'm getting so good at typing while a baby lies asleep on my chest. Like right now.

Carie said...

Faith is darling. Like her parents. Like her siblings. You guys corner the market on the good looking gene.

I know this comment is late but I have been a lazy blogger and am catching up. :)

crystal said...

Ohhhh, she's a beauty! You're making me want another one, and mine is only 5 mos old!!!

You are a mom to aspire to.