Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Cute John in front of the American History Museum.
My sweetheart, Andrew, washing dishes at the Wixom's home.
Here's the group on ONE end of the table - I was silly and didn't get other side of the table!
Our friend, Candus, made this beautiful Apple Pie. I love the little cutouts of leaves - it was amazing!
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Bag Lady, Pilgrim & Indian

Our Stake put on the play "Midsummer Night's Dream" set in modern day. The orchestra was supposed to be a homeless performing group and this was my outfit! I had leaves sticking out of my hat, boots and dress. Everyone loved my bright blue hat!
John and Clark had a Thanksgiving Program at their preschool. John was the cutest pilgrim I've ever seen, and posed like this when he saw I had the camera.
See! The Pilgrims and Indians CAN be friends! Aren't they darling?
Thanksgiving morning, we visited The American History Smithsonian that was recently reopened. We met some friends there and then went home in time to drive to the Wixoms and have a GREAT Thanksgiving dinner!
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pull those babies out!

For weeks and weeks, Faith would tell me that her bottom teeth were hurting. I would feel them, decide they weren't loose, and we'd move on. Until, about a week ago, she said "Mom, I have teeth behind my other teeth!" And, sure enough, her two bottom teeth had grown in BEHIND the baby teeth!
Dr. Griffin (who also works with Andrew on the High Council) took her today and they just pulled them out! Andrew called me later to say that Faith had handled it like a CHAMP! "She couldn't have been more brave!" So, tonight we'll put her two cute little teeth (with big, long roots) under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy. Her BIG reward for being brave was this doll who looks just like Faith!
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Pumpkin Carving

Daddy went with the kids to pick out pumpkins and they came back with two GIANT ones!
You can tell who likes the goopy stuff inside. She is so adorable!
Clark has some gunk on his hand, and is having fun with it. John didn't really like the gunk.
The kids were playing in their room and called to me "Mom, come take a picture!" This is what I found. I love being a mother!
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Late-in-coming Halloween pictures

At Campbell School, the kids don't wear their costumes on Halloween, they have CRAZY SOCKS day. Faith wore her crazy leggings and Grant wore my witch socks with his matching shirt. Aren't they funny?
Clark and John had a preschool party later in the morning, and they are showing you their characters. As hard as John tried to growl, he was just too cute, and decided to be a "nice lion". I found this Peter Pan costume at the Disney Store and bought it for the sole reason of using the boots for Grant's Obi Wan Kenobi costume, but Clark loved it so much, he wore it all day, and the next day, and the next...
Can anyone explain WHY they make cupcakes with food coloring this color? And why do we give it to our children? I don't get it.
In the evening, our ward had our Trunk or Treat party. Daddy was a Lion Hunter (but John decided to be a Power Ranger), Faith was a darling witch, but didn't wear her hat or carry her broom, Clark was Peter Pan, Grant was Obi Wan Kenobi and I was a witch, of sorts. We had a great time and came home with WAY too much candy! Has anyone else heard of the Tooth Fairy trading prizes for candy? I think it's a brilliant idea!
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