Friday, October 31, 2008
I love Halloween! I love dressing up, trick or treating, and our tradition of soup and "spider" bread for dinner, and it's so much more fun now that I have kids. I love watching as they run from door to door and get excited about other costumes, how they wake up and are in their costumes before the sun rises, and then they want to sleep in them at the end of the day. The face painting, staying up late, and eating tons of candy are up there as well.
Today Halloween did not disappoint! We were up and out the door by 8:15 so we could get Jackson to school and stay to watch his parade. This was his first one and he was SO excited. I was glad that we were all there to see him and we even got the seats right at the beginning! I headed back to school at noon to help with his classes party, that was fun!
When Jackson got home from school we carved our pumpkins, Jackson and Chloe drew tons of designs all over their pumpkins, but after explaining that carving was a little different than drawing they settled for jack-o-lanterns. Chloe's favorite part was getting out the seeds, she got a little spoon and would scoop and get 2-3 seeds at a time, get so proud of her self and then dump them in the trash. I tried to help by scraping the sides, but she had a system and she was sticking to it. She didn't want to touch any pumpkin goop either. Jackson and Chloe wore Halloween aprons that I made them last year and looked adorable!
We went to my parents for dinner. Soup and bread shaped like a spider, we've had this every year since I was little and I love carrying this tradition on with my children. We trick-or-treated a couple friends over there and then headed to our neighborhood to finish up. It was a wonderful family day and I loved every minute! Happy Halloween!!!
Labels: All HaLLowS eVe
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
She is getting so big so fast! She has been crawling for over 3 weeks now and she is FAST! She pulls herself up on everything and also puts everything in her mouth. She loves following her big sister and brother around and I know she is enjoying crawling to anything she wants. Ella loves to eat! She is constantly eating and trying new things, so far she loves everything I've given her. She is such a blessing in our lives and we are ALL enjoying her as she experiences new things each day!
Labels: EllA's FiRsT tOoTh
Friday, October 24, 2008
Labels: FaBuLoUs FrIdAy
Friday, October 17, 2008
Today we celebrated Chloe's birthday with her friends. Her birthday was a month ago but this was the first weekend since then that Parker and I were both home. We painted T-shirts, played games, ate chicken nuggets and cupcakes, broke a pinata, made animals, swords, and flowers out of balloons, and had FUN! The most important thing was that I know Chloe felt so much love from her amazing friends!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday we had a fun family day...we went to subway for lunch and then went to watch Parker fly his airplane. It's fun for us to all go with him because the kids LOVE being outside, especially when the weather is nice, and it's always great to be together without other distractions. After flying, Parker surprised me by taking work off so he could come watch my soccer game and take care of the girls. We won and it was fun to have Parker cheering me on. We came home and got Chloe and Ella to bed (Jackson is still in Idaho with Grandpa and Grandma having the time of his life) and then we cleaned our basement. I'll I have to say about that is I'm glad it's done! It was such a productive, fun day!!! Thanks Park..love ya!