Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend

Sometimes I love it when the kids are out of school. I love having no schedule, not having to teach piano, being lazy in the mornings (oh wait, I'm always lazy in the morning!) and just hanging out. We started off the week with my piano recital. I teach my 3 oldest kids and they all did a super job- I was very proud of them! We checked the kids out early on Tuesday to avoid the BIG STORM! that never came as we went to visit friends in Payson. So we took them to Sizzler for dinner that night and pretended there was a blizzard. Wednesday the kids and I went to Harry Potter (Richard and I went first on Saturday so I got to see it twice!) and we all loved it and can hardly wait for the next movie! Thursday we went to my Dads for dinner and we had a great time! My Dad makes everything so special still! Friday we went to Cabela's and bowling and had another fun day together. Saturday was spent in Mt. Pleasant with Richards family where we shot guns, had dinner and attended the lighting of Main Street event- freezing cold! Landon and Daniel were awesome shooters- they were hitting moving targets from a thrower and they were spot on! We were really proud of them and they loved it. Here are some picture highlights - I forgot my camera on Thanksgiving Day. :(

Landon, Emma and Daniel before the recital. I should have taken one with their teacher!
The fish tanks at Cabelas

Sometimes these kids act just like these wild animals!
Kate stayed in the car during shooting watching Tinkerbell and staying nice and warm!
Daniel and Riley
Emma and Addi
Grandpa giving Landon some pointers
Landon and Richard
The very cold hay ride- it got much colder after the sun went down!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My funny girls

Last night I was giving Kate a bath and I started washing her body. I said, "let's wash your privates so we can be all clean."
Kate: "Pivates....cary."
Mom: "No, no...privates aren't scary!"
Kate: obviously trying to get her point across, "pivates...cary! Cary pivates!.....Aaaargh!"
And then she made a PIRATE face, like the one you see here! I was laughing so hard. Yeah, don't really want to get those confused.
Emma has been spending much of her time making these flyers. Hundreds of them. She cut them all out individually and is writing each one individually. I'm not sure anyone will hire her (except me) and I told her we don't even know as many people as she has flyers, but she persists. Oh well, it keeps her busy. Anyone need a cheap babysitter?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Fall

Wasn't the weather last week wonderful? Usually I am ready for the cold, wet weather, but this year I would be happy to stay at 60 degrees for a lot longer!

Look how big Rocky is getting! Now that it's cold I feel all bad for him and we will probably let him sleep in the laundry room.
Love these kids!
This was at the Reflections Award Night. Kate has loved this darling Abby Cadabby costume that Aunt Emily made for her. She had to wear it to the school!
We were proud of Daniel for getting a trophy this year. He was SO excited because Landon has won trophies before, but this was Daniel's special award! He wood burned his picture for the Reflections contest!
On a totally different note, I cannot begin to tell you how bad it hurts to drop a can of soup on your bare foot from counter height. And yet......I just did.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween 2010

We had a good Halloween, despite the cold, rainy weather. I always like it so much better when its warm and dry. The kids had parades and parties on Friday and we went to our ward Trunk or Treat on Saturday. Most wards do it a few days before, but not ours (I don't like this). We went late so we wouldn't eat dinner because we wanted to eat at Grandpas, we had to leave before the actual Trunk or Treating began. We had to make a decision- stay at the church or head up to Grandpas. The kids chose Grandpas. My Dad made chili (from scratch!) that was most excellent and witches brew and had the tables all set cute and decorated. He's so great! We had fun Trick or Treating around his neighborhood with cousins. Daniel held up his bag after about 15 houses and said, "Look how much candy I've got! This is awesome!" I'm so glad that my kids felt like they got a lot of candy, because they really didn't, and they were happy with it! Landon and Daniel bet Richard they could go for a full week with no candy, treats or sweets. They have both done it and will be paid on Sunday if they can keep it up! Emma chose not to participate- shocker!

Kate was a beautiful Snow White- this is a re-staging (hence the purple plaid) because the real Halloween day picture was unable to join the blog.

Daniel was a spooky skeleton
Our lovely pumpkin carvings
Cousins ready for Trick or Treating at Grandpas
Emma was Jasmine, even though she insists that she doesn't like Princesses anymore.
This costume was a big hit. It was not easy to make, but I think it turned out great!
Jake and Traci were the perfect Barbie and Ken!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Katelyn turns 2!

Kate turned 2 on Wednesday, October 27th. She loved her presents (especially ripping off the paper!) and her special dinner of hot dog mummies and mac n' cheese and her fancy cake (brownies). The highlight of her day was her haircut. I took her to Cookie Cutters and she thought it was great! I know I could never have gotten her to hold still for me! She has really grown up in the last little while and she brings so much joy to our family. Here are some of the things we love about Kate:
*She gives awesome hugs and kisses. Sometimes her kisses are so long it makes us a bit uncomfortable!
*She is starting to talk in sentences and it is so fun to hear the things she says.
*She is funny- she makes silly faces and noises all the time. She makes us laugh on a daily basis.
*She finally is a great sleeper! Yahoo!
*She is a real princess and she knows it. She changes (brings me dress ups to change her into) her dress a few times a day and walks around dancing and saying, "I princess!"
*She is always so excited to see Daddy and loves it when he comes home.
*She definately adds spice to our family and we love her to pieces!

We let her blow out the candles 5 or 6 times because she loved it so much!
Isn't her hair cute? It was getting so long and stringy, I love how it looks now!
In the morning (pre haircut) riding her new Princess bike and wearing her new boots!
She is my princess baby! We love you Katers!