Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thoughts of Thanksgiving

Sophie and Collin are ThAnkFuL for...

Grandmas and Grandpas
Thanksgiving
Swings
Jesus
Mommy
Dad
Pears
Book of Mormon
Apples
Kangaroos
Kittens
Blankie
Ice Cream
Airplanes
Bed and Bedtime
Turkey (but Sophie says she doesn't like to eat them)

Nov. 25, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bring on the TEARS!

In an attempt to get some 
cute 
photos of my adorable kids,
I had my own photo shoot.
This came about
after months of researching photographers online and stressing about the cost of getting your kids pictures taken
whether it be at your local Target or with someone much more "professional"
Finally, I broke down and decided to 
try
to take my kids pictures myself.
(Basically we are cheap!)

It was so hard! - now I know why I am not a photographer!

These are just some of the Out Takes
from the morning!

There were a lot of tears - from everyone!



I did however manage to get some that I actually like. 
I will post some of those later after I do some tweaking!

What Fun!
Afterwards was a promised trip to the dollar store.  
What one will do for a few cute pictures!

And OoOh how I long for a decent picture of my kids together.

Friday, November 14, 2008

This Girl

This Girl
is sooOOo silly!

While I was reading a book today
she was coloring. 
When I came into the room to 
check 
on her, this is what I found.

Ooohh my goodness!

At first I wanted to be upset
But then 
I saw how proud she was 
and I thought 
Does It Really Matter?

And hey!
It was the first time in a long time
that she actually 
looked
at the camera and 
smiled!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This Boy

This Boy
has been an absolute mess lately.

All he wants is his 
mommy.
I have to carry him everywhere
*
I have to be the one to get the things he wants
like make his juice
*
I have to be the one to get him out of the car
*
I can never leave his sight
I have to schedule appointments during his nap time so he doesn't know that I have left
*
Poor Boy!

I think he knows that his life is about to change
BUT
he has no idea just how much it will change.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Now That The Kids Halloween Candy Is Gone...

Well not all of their candy
just my favorites...


I have to settle for 
Hot Cocoa!
 Just the way I like it--
with 
Marshmellows!

Yum!

Perfect on a day like today!

I love hot cocoa.  It brings back so many great memories of being newly married, living in Logan, and freezing to death.  I would sit on the couch with an electric blanket, topped by another blanket, with a hot cup of cocoa in hand.  Oh the good old days!
(Freezing in Logan was not something that I enjoyed at all at the time.  Funny that I look back at it with fondness now.)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We had a great Halloween this year.  
The kids seemed to enjoy every minute of it.  

We started out our morning with a neighborhood parade.  
Sophie loved walking with her friends showing off her Ariel costume.

Collin had fun also, but was a little unsure of what we were doing.
He kept asking
"Where we going mommy?"

We love our neighborhood.  They have so many great activities that are fun for the kids and keep everyone involved.

I of course took tons of pictures of my cute kids showing off their costumes.
Sophie was Ariel
Collin was Lightning McQueen 
Both were soOOo cute!









Later that afternoon we went trick-or treating at Grandma and Grandpa's 
and had a yummy chili dinner
Then we were on our way
The kids LOVED Trick-or-Treating
They could have gone all night

When we were all finished they each dumped out their candy stash on the couch
and dug in!
They were totally on a sugar high when they went to bed!
But Halloween comes only once a year
Right?