Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rockin' Robin

We went out to Red Robin while they were here. So delicious and so fun!

We laughed all weekend about how different Q and Elsie are when it comes to personal space. Elsie needs her space and Q loves to be in your space. I think Q won this time!

My Halloween Post...very late

Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is just next week. Where does the time go?!

We asked Elsie what she wanted to be for Halloween, and she was determined to be Sleeping Beauty. I'll admit...not my favorite princess. But she was not budging. So I figured we would buy her an awesome costume from the Disney Store when we were in Utah. She reminded me that she already had the costume in her dress-up box from Christmas and we didn't need to buy another one. (So practical...it was taking the fun out of it for me!!) Those weren't fancy enough for me, so we bought the nice dress from the store anyway. But it was too itchy, so we returned it. When we got home and were getting her costume ready for her preschool party, I suggested switching to the Cinderella dress-up because it came with more accessories (and I had the right clothes to wear under it to stay warm). She went for it and LOVED it!!

Ang and Q came down for Halloween weekend. What a blast! The first night we had Alysha and Myca (and families) over for dinner. The next night we went to the ward Trunk-or-Treat. Here's Elsie and Q modeling their costumes.

Q, Hailey, and Elsie

Elsie and Q loved getting candy from everyone. Am I the only one that thinks Trunk-or-Treat is pretty lame?

Then it was time to carve a pumpkin. Aaron usually gets pretty into it, but he was not feeling it this year. He agreed to do one pumpkin, so I could take pictures. I was trying to catch his concentration face, so he tried extra hard to just keep smiling.
A little bit of concentration...not as good as it usually is.

Elsie, on the other hand, was doing some major concentrating!!

Good job, Dad!

While Aaron was carving, Ang was keeping the girls happy with a little dancing. The hit of the evening was "Time Warp".

Q also found a nice comfy spot under the table.
We loved having them here to visit and hang out. Ang and I made some delicious peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzel cupcakes, Aaron watched the girls while Ang and I went out to a movie, we did a little shopping, handed out candy to trick-or-treaters, and had lots of playtime!
Elsie played on Angie's iphone. She loved the memory game.

We handed out candy both Saturday and Sunday night. The girls loved it. In fact, they didn't even care to go out and trick-or-treat. I didn't mind staying in, but it does concern me just a tad that my child doesn't care to collect crazy amounts of candy. Where did she come from?!
Here's to a great Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

First Trip to the Dentist

Do you ever have those days when your little one makes you so happy and you just love them so much for it?

I had one of those days when I took Elsie to the dentist for the first time. I was a little nervous about taking her because she doesn't like getting dirty, she has major texture issues and gag reflex issues, and she can be a little stubborn. I know it can be so hard for kids...three years of working in a dental office. But we talked about it a lot and she was so excited to go. She was amazing!! As soon as the assistant put the sunglasses on Elsie, she thought she was as cool as can be.

She cooperated so well and did everything the assistant and dentist told her to do. I was so happy!
And the best part of all...NO CAVITIES!! Hopefully she's inherited my teeth since I've still never had a cavity. Just had to mention that! But she's got a funky bite. It looks like expanders and braces in her future. :(

Preschool Party

Elsie's preschool Halloween party was the beginning of our festivities. Stephanie did such a great job of planning fun games, cute songs, and yummy treats.

Hailey, Elsie, Ryan, and Rylan Pin the nose on the pumpkin. Rylan was Elsie's assistant. He kinda likes to be real close to her...all the time. :)

The cleanest cake decorator you'll ever meet.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween...and catching up on October

Wow, the month of October is gone, and I haven't blogged anything. Well here's the beginning of it (and a few other posts). I'll be catching up over the next few days.

A little preview of Halloween fun. Elsie was Cinderella for Halloween.

Blowin' in the wind

A pile of leaves and a windy day...perfect for fun with friends!

My Birthday

Elsie and me on my birthday. I turned 32 this month. Oh, that's hard to admit!

While we were getting "LOST"

Elsie chilled in our bed, watched movies, and ate candy. She didn't mind too much!

(This was mostly toward the end when we wanted to watch it any chance we could get. We could no longer wait until she was in bed.)