Mormon Messages

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween '08

I saw this idea in Family Fun magazine and thought that I'd give it a try. Vellum placed over the flash makes for some spooky Halloween pictures.

In case you can't tell, Aleah is a witch, Alex is Darth Vader, Genevieve is a bat princess, and Juliette is Tinkerbell. We went to our ward's trunk or treat and had a great time eating chili, parading around in costumes and of course collecting our share of candy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Birthdays

Aleah and I made this cute monkey cake together for her 9th birthday. It was chocolate and peanut butter with cocoa pebbles on the outside.

We had a fun Saturday celebrating Aleah's birthday. We went out for lunch, then to the Science Center downtown. (those pictures are on another camera, hopefully I'll be able to get them downloaded soon) After a couple of hours there we came back to the house for cake and presents.

We celebrated Alex's 7th birthday this last Saturday. We went to a little amusement park downtown that was for younger kids.

He wanted a checker board cake for his birthday.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Here we go again

Potty training is rough. We are going to get serious about it soon, since I can tell that it is time. Wish me luck!

Just Cute

Notice the shoes and socks. She put them on herself.

Family time

Adam and Brittany came to stay with us a couple of weeks ago. The kids absolutely loved being with them. They seemed to have fun just going along doing whatever we did.

Sad Sunday

I took these pictures of Juliette a couple of Sundays ago when she didn't get to go to church. She looks forward to going to church, but I had to stay home with Aleah since she was sick, so Juliette stayed home too, so that she could take a nap. She was not happy. I thought maybe she would cheer up if I took a few pictures of her, but that didn't work. She did enjoy looking at the pictures of herself after I had taken them though. While she was viewing the pictures, we also watched a few video segments of the family at the beach. She was so funny, she was wanting to put her swimming suit on and literally step into the camera to get into the water.


Finally, I think the weather has changed. I wait for this all summer long. The kids can now play outside and we are certainly enjoying it! This is Alex's first time up on roller blades. He was a little bit discouraged, but hopefully he'll try it again. (Don't mind the hot pink Barbie safety gear, it's all we had.)