Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween part 3

Saturday night we, all of my siblings and their families, ate a yummy dinner at my sister Jen's house before heading out for trick-or-treating. Paige, Claire, and the girl cousins were mermaids, the baby boys were lobsters, and Andrew was a pirate -- much to Paige's dismay; she REALLY wanted Andrew to be her Prince Eric.Major props to my little sister Chelsea for the handmaid mermaid and pirate costumes!

Halloween part 2

On Friday we drove down to St. George to spend the weekend with all of my siblings and their families. My friend, Anne, was kind enough to let us stay at her house and her son, Cameron, was sweet enough to give up his room.

Friday night we went to Anne's ward's trunk-or-treat. Paige was a ballerina and Claire was a pig. Anne had the ingenious idea to bring a fire pit and roast s'mores at her car in lieu of passing out candy.


I think it was a hit!

Halloween part 1

We kicked off Halloween with Paige's preschool performance on Thursday. She choose to be Cinderella and was really excited to go to school dressed up.
She reminded us of her performance several times that morning to make sure we'd show up. We arrived at the appointed time. Things started off great.
And then about one and a half songs into it, Paige yells to me from the stage, "Mom, I'm tired of this." And then proceeds to sit down and make this face.
Unfortunately I did not get a shot of when she laid down, rested her head on the kid next to her, and then pretended to sleep.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Claire's Words

I know not everyone will be interested in this, but I realized today that I have very little video of Claire. So I got the flip out this morning and attempted to capture her saying some of the words she can say. She wasn't too cooperative, but I still think it turned out pretty cute. She speaks so softly though that it's kind of hard to hear. Her favorite is "hi", which she says ALL the time (accompanied by vigorous waving), especially when we're out in public. Her most recent word is "Paige". Paige was anxiously awaiting the moment when Claire would say her name; she was elated when it finally happened.
video

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

School Pictures

Paige's preschool did pictures last month. I felt like a "real" mom filling out the order form and sending her off with a check in her bag :) She was really excited and practiced poses for me in the driveway before climbing into the car. What a ham!My only hope was that her hair would survive by the time the picture taking rolled around. And it did for the most part, but I really wish I had been there with a comb! Ah well, she still looks adorable!

I love the way she looks in the class photo. Super cheesy! That's our Paige!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Yes, yes i did. . .


Ben loves it.

I had a mini panic attack driving home.

I'll get used to it. I think.

Ben doesn't think it's blog worthy (not that big of a deal).

He may be right.

But, I don't want my family and friends to be too shocked when they first see me like this.

I'm already tired of the extra attention.