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Sunday, October 26, 2008
On Friday night we had our ward Halloween Party. It was so much fun. The kids all had a good time. Our ward does a chili cook-off and a trunk or treat. Our ward activities person thought it would be fun to have the Thriller dance performed. I couldn't resist a chance to humiliate myself and decided to participate. I am posting the video and you all need to remember I am 5 weeks away from having a baby, so be kind! (the video is at the end, so as not to distract from the rest of my blog!)
I realized at the party how big Tyler is getting and it made me sad to think how fast he is growing up. I saw him as I was standing in line to get food and during the costume parade they had for the kids. The rest of the time he was off with his friends. He came and found me in line for the costume parade and told me that he decided he would come walk with me. I felt very privileged. He also informed me that he missed my dance. I asked him, jokingly, what kind of son he was for missing my awesome dance!! He said he was sorry and that he watched some of it from the hallway. He had been tortured enough by coming to all of the rehearsals. Then during the trunk or treat he informed me that he was going around by himself. I asked him to just walk with me and the girls, but he was too big to go with mom! Well, I ended up losing Dakota too. So Paris and I walked the parking lot and then she was tired and buckled into her seat and proceeded to eat her candy (I thought she was tired!). The kids got lots of candy (I'm contemplating passing it back out on Halloween) and they had a blast with there friends.Savannah is pouting because I took her binky so I could get a picture of her. Notice she wouldn't look at me? This is her universal face of I'm mad, embarrassed, sad, etc.
Dakota with her pretty Barbie dress! She is getting so big.
This is my sad attempt at being a zombie. I haven't done stage make-up since high school (luckily, you can't see it very well in this small picture). Tyler helped me with the dress. He took it to our flower bed outside and got it dirty. Then the kids wondered why I was cutting up my dress. I had to explain it was only a costume and they should NEVER cut up anything other than paper!
Paris was not real thrilled to have to be in the parade. She cried at me the whole time.
Now on to the video. We all had a good time learning this dance. It was also fun to get to know some of the other people in our ward that I don't know every well. Thanks to Adam for teaching us the dance!
Friday, October 17, 2008
For play group we went to the cider mill and had a little tour. We had doughnuts and cider (my kids would not eat the doughnuts for some reason) and then went on a hay ride. It was fun. I took a few pictures of the kids and thought I would share them. It was pretty cold that day, but luckily no rain.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
On Friday night, we had a ward bonfire. It was really fun. We went to Cedar Lake and roasted marshmellows (well, Rich helped the kids) and visited with friends. Then on Saturday night, I decided to invite a few friends over with their kids for ice cream while the men were at the Priesthood session of Conference. We had a fun time. Thanks to all of you who came. I think we had about 30 people here and 23 of them were kids. The kids all played in the basement and it was surprisingly less chaotic than I thought it would be. When it was time to leave we decided to come down and clean up real fast. Well, to my surprise the kids had been playing in the bathroom. The door to the closet in the bathroom had been broken. Rich was home by then and told me not to worry about it. Then he said we really don't need a door on that closet anyway. Well you tell me if you would want a door.
This used to be a fish tank and the closet door would allow privacy in the bathroom. Anyway, Rich tried to fix the door but it is broken. Well, despite the door, we had a great time.
Sunday came and the kids were bored with conference. So I decided to paint their toes and fingers to keep them occupied.
Monday, September 29, 2008
7 things I can do:
1. I can change a diaper (I have lots of practice)
2. I love to read
3. I can talk- LOTS!
4. I can sing
5. I can calm a crying child (usually with a kiss or hug)
6. I can bake bread (thanks Chauntelle for your recipe)
7. I can smile even when I want to cry!
7 Things I can't do:
1. I can't sew
2. I can't sleep most nights
3. I can't keep my house clean (the kids are really good at making messes)
4. I can't decorate
5. I can't remember things I have just said (I have to ask Rich "did I already say that?")
6. I can't make it anywhere on time
7. I can't stop missing all of my family and friends who live so far away!!
7 Things that attracted me to Rich:
1. How laid back he is.
2. His respect for his mom and sisters
3. His patience with me
4. His testimony of the gospel and his respect for the priesthood
5. His work ethic (He works really hard to support our family)
6. His desire to have a family and for me to stay home
7. His sense of humor
7 Things that I say most often:
1. Stop picking on your sisters (to Tyler of course)
2. I love you
3. What were you thinking?
4. Not right now
5. Be quiet
6. Are you okay?
7 Celebrity Admirations:
I don't really have any.
7 Favorite Foods:
2. Cookie dough ice cream
3. Lemon-berry slushes from Sonic
4. Chicken Sandwich
5. Chicken Salad Sandwiches
7. Any chocolate
7 People to tag:
This was harder than I thought it would be!!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Okay, the other day the kids are bored and so we pulled out some Halloween crafts. These are what the girls made. The bat and pumpkin were more than I thought when I bought them. I thought the kids would be able to put them together themselves, but that was not the case. It required hot gluing and cutting. I started these projects after Savannah went down for a nap, but she decided that she didn't want to take a nap. So I was trying to keep her away from everything and help the girls do these. Savannah is not helpful when it comes to cutting and glitter glue, she thinks that everything is fun to eat. Anyway, the girls had a good time. The projects only lasted for a few hours. The girls left them out and Savannah ate the eyes off of everything and pulled all of the stickers off. I guess they will learn to put things away so Savannah can't get to them.