Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Haloween 2012

 We have a mishmash of costumes.... for a few reasons, a few of them would NOT commit to a costume, I didn't have much money to spend on costumes, and I had less even less time to spend putting things together. For those who don't know I run a bazaar and we open in a week from today, so I am SLIGHTLY busy... But we pulled of a super cute lion that has been in our box and Brock has worn 2 times when he was littler. Ruth loved it and loved ROARING at everyone!
 Amelia wanted to be Harmine Granger which was nice because she had a black dress, Ethan had a Harry Potter robe from the year he was Harry, and she found a stick in the yard for a wand, I did do her hair in a bunch of braids the night before so she could have really fluffy hair.
 Brock would NOT commit to a costume, Monday he finally said he would be a Zombie Cub Scout, then this morning!!! Halloween morning! Brock said "I'll be a book worm" I was a little overwhelmed because today is one of those days where I am crazy busy! But I thought no I can do that I have some red fabric I will just make a "pillow case" style worm costume and we will pin a bunch of books to it so that is a BOOK Worm... ha ha. He loved it and I was happy because lets just admit it sometimes he is hard to please when he already has something in mind! Infact he told me it was his best one ever and he would wear it again next year and just add new books.. .We will see.
 Hayden came up with this idea to be a Monster she wanted a box and she wanted to decorate it herself. So I got a box for her, Don't worry I went and bought myself a pair of new boots just so she could have the perfect box. She had a great time coloring, and gluing all kinds of stuff to the box. She loved it and I drew a few extra eyes on her face she LOVED it!

 Here we are the church. Larry wore his old Mr. Potato Head shirt. (we were Mr and Mrs. the year I was VERY pregnant with Hayden) I wore my Snow White Costume my mom made me the year Larry and I were dating. That's right it fits!!! :) Ethan is not in the picture because he had a football game, he got home just after we got done at the church. He got to go to a few houses on our street. Our nice neighbor saw his empty bucket and cured that!

 Ruth LOVED the pumpkins!!! She climbed right in and LOVED it! It was so funny!

 We all had fun carving pumpkins. They all looked cute! It was the first time Ruth participated and she had a blast. It was so sweet. She was so enthusiastic about the whole thing. She didn't want to be done!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ruth Turns 3!

 Three years ago today this is what I was looking at. My sweet angel baby girl Ruth. She was the tiniest peanut of a baby weighing in at a whopping 5lbs 7 oz. She had the cutest little patch of back hair on her bum, and I just wanted to smooch her all the time. Oh well I still do. But what can you do when you have something so sweet in your arms. As funny as it is that I miss this tiny peanut I sure do love this "bigger" version of her!  She is a ball of energy! But she was one of the easiest sweetest babies there ever has been!

 Her brothers and sisters loved her from the second they met her! (We all have!) This was the night we brought her home!
 This one was in the hospital. OH sweet tiny thing where have you gone?
 Now she is "big" she is 3, and so much fun! So imaginative, funny, loving, and sweet.

 She loves Sesame Street so I made these supper fun cupcakes. I wish the picture showed the texture better but I made them look furry with a special tip on my decorating bags. It was a lot of fun!

 She got lots of fun things that she loves, play dough, coloring books, Little People, Dora, and Sesame Street toys.

 She was so happy she couldn't sit still while we sang to her! It was so funny! She had 3 little friends over, Liberty, Jonah, and Eden. It was lots of fun. They played Oscars trash toss, had cupcakes, ice cream, and presents. What more can a 3 year old need at a party! Ruth was a very happy girl. She also got her dance class today too.

Monday, October 8, 2012

September 2012

 So I haven't posted much this month so out of order I will post a few of the reasons why... Last Monday which technically was October 2nd but honestly still felt like September Ruth fell down our WOOD stairs (from the top).  I was frantic called our Bishop (who is our dentist) he came right over (he lives down the street). I couldn't find the tooth and then he told me it could still be in there. I was confused because I looked and there was NO TOOTH! Sure enough he took a peek the tooth had been pushed back up into her gums. He did an xray the next day to be sure her permanent tooth wasn't damaged. Luckily (actually I think no luck involved here, especially since her wonderful daddy had given her a blessing) Everything was ok and the tooth should just grown back down. It could take 3 months or more but it should be ok. We will keep an eye on it. She loves to show it off and this is how she tells the story in her soon to be 3 words... "I fall down, I scared, I broke it, I broke it, It's gone, hole!" She often will repeat some of those phrases in telling the story but it is so cute to see her try to tell it. It is funny to see her try to see it in the mirror too.

 We went to the Pumpkin patch the last Saturday in September because, well they were open, I had a few hours between a Beehive conference and a Relief Society broad cast and we had no idea when we would have time the rest of October so we jumped at it. Plus the weather was GREAT! If you look back at last year we all had coats on with the hoods up since it was RAINING! Personally I thank my Heavenly Father everyday I see blue sky! I does wonders for my mood and honestly I am just not ready for the rain. It can wait till late November for all I care. Cold is fine, just not rain, although I hear there is some on its way....

 Ruth loved the pumpkin patch and points out pumpkins everywhere we go no. She says it so cute to punkin. I just love this girl!
 She thinks she is Heman I think. Nothing can stop her just watch!

 I love the boys are now the wagon pullers! Larry did push the wheel barrow though.

 Our days are also filled with football. I thought I had more then one of Brock on here but I guess not. He is playing flag again this year. Mostly because his scarrdy cat mom thinks she doesn't want him getting tackled by guys who out weigh me! Next year I will have to suck it up and let him so he can get one year under his belt before he is playing 7th grade ball....

 Ethan is playing in the middle school football team now. Which means away games, travel and not seeing him most days till dinner time or later. So it begins. He is loving it and doing well.

 Now that school is back in I am also back to teaching dance. We started the second week of school back to classes. I started a preschool class mostly for Ruth. I knew she wants to do it so bad that I started one in the afternoon for her and other preschool age girls. She asks me everyday if she can dance in the morning. (During the day) She loves it, loves getting her little tutu on and loves watching her self move. If I can keep her on task it is a good day.... I am excited to see them perform in the recital in December. It should be very cute. We are doing all Beatles music this year! We also added Tap. I found a girl in the Singles ward here that does tap who was willing to use my "studio" to teach girls tap. My girls wanted to do it again we rounded up a few more and she has 6 students! It is working great she teaches Monday and I do Tuesday with Ballet, Jazz and the predance class.

 This is one of Ethan's inventions they came up with! At first I was worried someone would get hurt and went to get video just incase I could make $10,000 off of it on AFV but no one got hurt. They love it and spend a lot of time up there when they have time that is! In between, dance, piano, scouts, football, activity days, homework, chores.... I try to get them some free time so they can still be kids though. Thursday and Friday seem to be our relax days here.
Now I have less then a month till the bazaar and I am not feeling ready. I have most of my vendors lined up, all my adds done, I just have lots of MY to do I want to get done.... if only I had more time! Maybe next week!