Friday, October 31, 2008

Week of Halloween

We feel like we have been celebrating Halloween for an entire week around here and are definitely ready to be away from the candy. Last Friday we kicked off the holiday with a trunk-or-treat with our neighborhood Mom's club and then had a pot luck picnic at the park. We had so much fun and feel so blessed to live in such a wonderful, active neighborhood. Saturday was our HOA Halloween party.
On Monday Kirsten got to wear her costume to dance. Unfortunately I did not take my camera to that party, but 11 of the 12 girls were princesses. Go figure...
Thursday Kirsten got to wear her costume to school and they had a Fall Festival. I was able to find time between lessons to go and volunteer and I loved being able to see her with her friends. They had carnival booths, face painting, a bounce house and a pumpkin patch. There is another girl named Kirsten in her class and they both came dressed as Snow White. The teachers loved it, what are the chances!
Thursday night we went to our Ward's trunk-or-treat and chili cook off. Kirsten had fun with her friend Kinsley, who had spent half the night asking everyone if they had seen Kirsten. It was nice to have some time to get out and socialize. We have gotten so busy that I do not get to do that as much as I would like.
Tonight, Jeremy's mom, dad and his sister Megan came up and brought dinner for all of us. Kirsten had fun trick or treating with her Aunt around the neighborhood. After they had to leave we trick or treated my dad's house and then I crashed on their couch while Jeremy took Kirsten around some more. After her second pumpkin load, we finally decided to call it quits. It was sure a lot of fun.
I spent so much time sewing Kirsten's costume that I am glad she got so much use out of it. She told me in July that she wanted to be Snow White for Halloween. I was a little surprised, I did not know that she knew what Halloween was, but she has not wavered, and has loved being Snow White for an entire week.

Kirsten on Halloween
Kirsten and Kinsley
Kirsten at the Rockin' Ranch Moms Trunk or Treat
The Kirstens
Carving Pumpkins with Daddy

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Reunion

This weekend was my 10-year High School Reunion.  Friday night we went to a tailgate party for the families and then to the football game.  It was fun to meet everyone's spouses and kids and catch up.  I was surprised at how many live in Frisco and Carrollton still.  Kirsten absolutely loved her first football game and kept begging to go down to the cheerleaders - how does she even know what a cheerleader is?!  The marching band was actually pretty good, which I was excited about. 

Saturday night there was an adult's only dinner at Ozona's.  My dad and Patty stayed with Kirsten so we could go.  It was strange how few people I recognized, but of course there were over 900 people in my class.  It was interesting to see how different we are now from my friends in HS.  Most of my close girlfriends are Attorneys or Pediatric Rheumatologists and crazy things like that and even though they are married, have  no desire for kids any time soon.  We actually won the award for having the oldest kid.  The most kids award went to the one family there that had two kids, two-year old twins.  We were of course party poopers and came home way early.  Kirsten climbed into our bed this morning and woke us up shouting "You came back!"  She then proceeded to tell us about her fun night with grandma and grandpa and is begging for them to come back.

Jeremy got a new calling today, he is going to be teaching a  special primary class for the kids getting ready to go into Sunbeams this year.  We are not sure if Kirsten will be in his class because the group is so big that they will split them into several classes.  He is excited about it and I know he will do a great job.  Kids always love Jeremy. It will be fun because now our entire family is in primary together.

Pumpkin Patch

This is week late, but last Saturday we went to The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm.  Jeremy's mom and sisters went with us, which made it that much more fun.  We went on a hayride, fed the animals, ate hot dogs, and Kirsten got to go on the train and pick a pumpkin for Halloween.  We go here every year and it just seems to really kick off the fall season for our family. 

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Sleeping Beauty Musical

Friday night we drove to Fort Worth to meet my mom after her Women of the Railroad Convention. We took Kirsten to see Sleeping Beauty the Musical. She loved it to say the least. We were on the center aisle on the third row, with no one in front of us. Thank you mom for getting us great seats! She was a little confused at first that the characters looked different than the Disney movie, but she soon got over that and laughed and clapped her way through the entire show. The highlight was her being able to meet all of the characters afterwards. I mean honestly, what three year old girl doesn't dream of actually meeting Sleeping Beauty and her Prince!? I was proud of her for sitting through the entire show and being on her best behavior, especially after it took us two hours in traffic to get there. She will never cease to amaze me. I put together my first ever video highlighting her night. Enjoy!

Peek a boo day

Last Monday was Peek a boo day at Kirsten's dance studio. That means that the moms actually get to stay and watch. I was impressed to see how much the girls have all learned in just a few short weeks. I forgot my camera, but Emily was nice enough to take some pictures for me. Kirsten with Ms Marty



Kirsten in the Dazzler Sit

Kirsten, Keeton, Ashley

Kirsten getting ready to tap!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Family Pictures

We had family pictures taken last weekend. This one is our favorite. I will try to get the link working so that you can see all of them onlin. We are having a good time with my mom here this weekend and are loving being able to watch General Conference. I will post more about our weekend later