Sunday, October 31, 2010


The girls already love acting out Peter Pan, but now that we have the costumes it is that much better, I'm sure Aaron will end up getting more use out of this costume than just Halloween.
These girls had lots of happy thoughts and plenty of pixie sticks tonight to help them fly.

Emmy did not like all the walking, by the end she could care less about the candy, Maile on the other hand was her usual chatty self talking to nearly everyone she got candy from.

When we got home and Emmy realized she had a whole bag full of candy, she decided it was worth the long hard sacrifice of walking around the church parking lot! then she was happy.

Halloween Sunday

I know sometimes I go a bit overboard dressing the girls up, but it is just so much fun plus who knows how much longer they will be willing to let me do what I like with them. Maile already can be stubborn when it comes to clothes and hairstyles. I thought they looked so cute in their Halloween dresses, so of course we had to have a photo shoot.

( picture like this make me think Emmy's thumb sucking is giving her the bucky beaver teeth)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A fun week

Maile and Emmy with their best buddy Katie

This was Livy's favorite part....all the treats. She is such a treat monster these days.

This past weekend was busy, but super fun. Our stake has an annual fall family fun festival with face painting, cotton candy, bounce houses, games, balloons, yummy homemade doughnuts, and tons of other things, it was really fun for the girls.

This was the first year I took on the challenge of making most our costumes (not sure that I'll do it again) way more work than I planned on. I can just be so retarded when it comes to sewing. My goal was to finish them for this weekend so we could wear them more than just one night. I finally got them done Friday, so we made the journey up to Tuscon for trick or treating at the zoo. We didn't realize that all of Tuscon would be there. Seriously if we didn't already drive an hour and 20 minutes to get there we would have gone back home. It was insanely crowded. It took us like 20 minutes to find a parking spot, then we stood in line for over a half an hour before we made it in by that time it was past bedtime and we were wondering if it was really worth it (although, it was fun checking out all the costumes while waiting in line). Once we got in we didn't wonder any longer. There were themes all along the way with pirates, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, Nemo, Disney villains and princesses. There wasn't a ton of candy but I don't think the girls were disappointed. The only disappointment was that our camera ran out of batteries so we missed tons of great picture spots, this was the best one we got. At least we have next weekend.

I forgot about some of the park pictures we took earlier this week. We are loving the fall weather.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet Revenge

About a month ago the girls started calling each other "stupid" and using it on a regular basis. No matter how many times we told them not to say it or threatened a consequence we still heard it. Until one day I told them if I heard it again I would put soap in their mouth. That did the trick for Maile and it seemed to work for Emmy for a few hours, but she soon forgot. When she said it Maile was sure to remind me of her consequence Oh, sometimes I hate going through with my threats, but this time I could tell was a test to see if I would really do the unimaginable. Actually, I wasn't even sure how most people carried out the soap in the mouth punishment. my parents never did that one or maybe I was just so good they never had to use it on me. I asked Aaron how it was done, he said his mom stuck a bar of soap in his mouth for however many minutes. So, I got the soap and Emmy was freaking out, I had to hold her down and stick the bar in her mouth while she cried and screamed for 30 seconds. Since that first round she's had quite a few more including one where she came out of bed, admitted she said stupid and needed soap in her mouth. Aaron sat her on the couch for 5 minutes and she didn't say a word (just goes to show they will do anything to get out of bed).

Well the other night while playing games, I couldn't roll what I wanted to and ended up loosing even though I clearly should have won like 10 minutes earlier so I was mad and said "stupid". I immediately realized what I said and looked at Emmy. She was in awe and looked at Aaron then me and back at Aaron. She couldn't believe what just happened then Aaron snapped her out of it when he said "uh oh does Mommy need soap in her mouth?" Of course the girls were all over that. Emmy has a hard time doing what we ask but as soon as Aaron told her to get the soap she ran off as fast as she could. She came right up to me and said open your mouth Mommy and shoved that soap right in. She loved every minute of it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Apple Annie's!!!

Yesterday we had our first preschool field trip. We went to Apple Annie's. It was even better than last year, mostly cause we weren't so cheap. We decided to spend a little money to go on the hay ride and corn maze, but it was totally worth it. The girls had such a great time. I loved it too. It was a perfect fall day and as always it was just so fun to get out of town and do something different.

This place is loaded with picture taking spots, so this post is totally picture overload,. Wilcox is a farm town, so there are fields and fields as far as the eye can see. I loved all the sunflowers and rows of corn, I promise after going there I kind of want to be a farmer with a ton of land to cruise around on in a tractor. I think the girls would love that life too. They LOVED the hay ride!For some reason Emmy was more thrilled about finding #5 than any other number and asked me to take a picture of her by it (I can't remember her ever asking me to take a picture of her, so obviously we did as she said even with her goofy smile and gum hanging out, I'll take a brib free picture any chance I get.This was an eye opening experience for Maile. She loves corn on the cob so she was very observant and attentive to the farmers talking about how they grow the corn, she was fascinated to be surrounded by it throughout the maze.

The favorite activity - the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch

Emmy found her perfect little pumpkin. I kept encouraging her to find the biggest one she saw (to get our moneys worth) but she had her heart set on the littlest one she could find and was thrilled with this one, so I guess that is all that really matters, right?

Maile also found her perfect pumpkin.

If I wanted Olivia in any pictures I had to be in them too otherwise she was screaming bloody murder even with a sucker in her mouth.

Maile and Cannon (Laurel -just thought I'd get some pictures of the beginning stages)

I know I've overdone it with this scene but I love Emmy's little tough girl look with a stick hanging out of her mouth and all.

I love sunflowers, they make me feel so happy. There was something entrancing about the rows and rows of them. I didn't get one picture of the girls focusing on taking a picture, it was like as soon as they were surrounded by the flowers their little minds went somewhere else. I kept telling them to do things like look at me or smile, but they were zoned out in their imaginations. But no matter what the girls looked like in my millions of pictures I kept snapping I loved them all because the rows of sunflowers made it feel so magical and dreamy.We couldn't drive all the way out to Apple Annie's without picking some apples. I don't think Maile would let us leave until we did. That was her favorite memory from last year, so we stayed and had a great time.