Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lost Tooth

We lost our first tooth in the Chupp house!

James came to me about a week ago and said there was something wrong with his tooth. I knew they would probably start losing teeth during their kindergarten year but was a little surprised that it would be this soon. It was very loose Thursday night and I was afraid he would lose it at school and really lose it. So, I tried to pull it out myself and am proud to say that I think I might have traumatized him just a little. I'm not allowed to get near his mouth for a while :)! Needless to say I couldn't get it out.

This is how it happened in his words . . . "Okay, when we comed in from recess, we all got a drink, then we sat down and I got a drink, and then it popped right out. I showed my friends and then I went to the nurse."
The tooth fairy might have left 8 quarters under his pillow but it's hard to know for sure because he immediately put them in his piggy bank after he found them. Not sure where he gets his saving money mentality from. Definitely not from his parents.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

The boys have had Mario Brothers fever for the past year. When they play the video game, they call themselves the Mario Bros. "Jack! Quit throwing me off the cliff! We are the Mario Bros! " So, it was fitting that they be the Mario Brothers for Halloween and Caroline had to be the mushroom.

There is no such thing as a Mario Brothers mushroom costume in Caroline's size so I called in the BIG GUNS and had my mom make this FABULOUS costume. Didn't she do a fantastic job?

She even dyed the shirt and made the pants. We got a lot of compliments on this little one!

And these boys were a big hit too.

Sunday night we went to Trunk or Treat at my church with my sister and her family.

We weren't sure what to expect. It was very Fall Festivaly and there were tons of games for the kids to play.

They had a blast!

And then we dressed up again for the big night.

I wonder why Caroline's thumb is securely lodged in her nose?!?!?

Half way through trick or treating!
So tired after a fun night!

Already starting to wonder what next years theme will be . . .

Friday, October 28, 2011

James -, Caroline - , and Jack-O-lanterns

Yes, I've used that title before. But, I think it's cute so I'm going to keep using it.

And here are last years pumpkins. Wow! What a difference a year makes!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


We have had a very busy start of school. With the boys well into their kindergarten year, I finally understand how parents with school aged children feel. Busy, busy, busy!

A lot is going on in the Chupp house! The boys LOVE school. Their teacher said that Jack "has a heart of gold" and James "is a great role model for his classmates". They are both well on their way to being good readers and they love, love, love to learn.

And, miss Caroline is doing great! She has had a lot of "firsts" in the past couple of weeks. She is eating solids like a pro! She ate a whole cheese sandwich today. She is getting very sassy. She wants what she wants and she will NOT tolerate not getting it. And, the BIG one . . .

She is standing! Love this picture! She, however, does not love doing it but we try to practice a lot.

Sweet baby girl!

With the weather being so much cooler we have been spending a lot of time outside.

I think these two are the real twins!

You can get a good view of her new hand in this picture. Plus I think it's cute that it looks like Jack is showing her something.

And we went to the park today. I think this is the first time Caroline has actually "played" at the park. Do you think she liked it?

Any chance she looks happy in this picture? This is a good example of the sass I was talking about. She makes her opinion known!

And her latest first . . .
She swung on a swing for the first time and LOVED it. I think she would have fallen asleep if I would have let her.

Hoping for many more "first" in the coming months!