Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Boo! Since we had our ward Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, I already have Halloween pictures to share with you all. This year my kids were pretty easy when it came to costumes. Carl wanted the same one as last year, Chloe didn't want any help, and Connor picked out something from the dress-up box, so that left me to spend all my time on Cadie - who wanted to be a kitty (she picked this out all by herself and would not accept any other suggestions).

Carl was a spooky spider.

Chloe wanted to be "The Fabric Fairy." Funny enough, the fabric to make that dress came from

Connor was a ninja.

And here is our Kitty...

complete with a tail and her favorite boots.

And here are some pics from the trunk-or-treat...

Hope everyone has a fun and safe halloween!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Princess Cadie

Today was Cadie's first dance class and I loved it so much that I'm blogging about it on all my blogs. Okay, I only have one other blog, but I know I could brag about Cadie more if I had to.

 The first thing they did was dress up like princess fairies. Cadie could not believe her luck. At last, she could be on the other side of the big window. And it was even so much better than Chloe's classes.

For the first little while she kept running up to look at the people watching her.

Then she checked out the balance beam.

Her teacher helped her the first time she walked on it.

Then checking to see if I was still watching.

Ballet games.

Lots of mirror time.

She even stood on her head and looked at herself in the mirror.

Checked out the barre.

And at the end she said "I go my dance again, mom."

Here she is two hours later fast asleep with both stick ponies.

And while I was sneaking into bedrooms with the camera, I checked on my angel boy too.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Boogie Boarding

Last Friday morning we headed out early to the beach. This might be our last beach trip this summer since school starts in just eight days. Good thing I got LOTS of pictures. It was so hard to narrow down which ones could go on the blog. Here goes:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Camping 2011

Two years ago we tried camping as a family, and it was soooo much fun that we decided to try again this year. The car ride started out happy enough.

Unfortunately, as soon as we had camp set up, thunder could be heard, and the park closed the water area. You can see we are all ready in our suits, waiting to hear that we are allowed in the springs. There were lots of little grumpies, even though Grandpa cooked a delicious dinner.


This is Carl's favorite picture of Cadie. Look how her tongue reaches for the corn!

This is our favorite picture of Connor.

As soon as the adults sat down to eat it started to pour. While we tried to eat under umbrellas, the kids wandered around in their towels.

After dinner, I sat under the protection of a tent flap and photographed the kids some more.

Everyone posed with the umbrella at least once...

And last of all, my favorite thing that night...

Monster Feet!

I wish I had a video of Cadie and Chloe stomping around crying "monster feeeeeet!" But you'll just have to imagine it.

By the way, the next day was sunny and hot and we spent every minute in the water, so no pictures!