Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family Pictures

I've been going to post these pictures for about a month now, but I just haven't gotten around to it. We had a friend, MJ Morgan take our pictures for us. This is the fifth time he's done our family pictures and he is awesome! He is so creative and so very good at what he does. I am always happy with the outcome. If your're in need of an excellent photographer, check out his website-!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Hobbies

So, if you've seen my daughter, you probably know that she is always wearing a bow. I love bows in her hair! The bigger the better! I love to make these bows. I started making them a few months back, becuase I could never find what I was looking for, and now she has a million! I have so much fun coming up with new ideas and seeing how cute they look on Isabelle. She is an excellent model! Anyway, I pretty much make her a new bow for every new outfit she gets. I'm a little obsessed I guess. I also like making tutus for her to wear. They're so big and fluffy and I love all things girly. These tutus are so cute for pictures and dress-up. I just love making girl stuff! It's a good thing I have a daughter because a little boy would look pretty silly wearing my creations!

Here are some of the bows I've made. There are tons mores since this picture was taken. I have to say, Isabelle makes them look a lot cuter!

Twirly Tutus- I love them with a flower clipped on them.

Here's one of the tutus on Isabelle. SO sweet!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

October, in a Nutshell

October is always such a busy month! Besides the fun Halloween festivities, we also have a billion family birthdays. We had a very fun October.

It started out with a milestone birthday for me- the big 25! I know that's not really old, but 24 sounded a lot better. I had an awesome birthday spending the day with James and Isabelle shopping in Salt Lake and eating at my favorite restaurant, PF Chang's. We had a family party that night, and I got everything I asked for!

We've had the chance to go on a few fieldtrips in October with my two neices' preschool class. We went to the pumpkin patch/corn maze in Syracuse, to their Halloween carnival, and also, this last Friday we got to go to the children's museum at the Gateway. Isabelle loved the pumpkin patch. They took us on a hayride out to pick a pumpkin, and then they had all sorts of toys and fun things to do. She went down the slide about 50 times. She got to go on a little ride where the kids sat in pigs and cows and were pulled around by a tractor. She had lots of fun with her cousins at the carnival. They had tons of booths to go around and play games at and get lots of candy. The Discovery Gateway Museum was tons of fun for her. She especially loved the grocery store, because her favorite thing to do lately is play store. She uses our calculator or adding machine (or anything with buttons) as a cash register, and swipes our credit cards through the buttons. She loves money! I can't believe they learn the concept of money and credit cards at such a young age.

Halloween was lots of fun this year, now that Isabelle understood it more. We went to a trunk-or-treat and she was just crazy. She would sift through each person's candy until she found the treat she wanted, then she'd tell them "thank you, welcome," and run to the next car. We ended up with lots of suckers and M&Ms. Her favorite treat was the bag of Doritos the Frito Lay guy gave out! She loves chips and she had to eat them immediately. She was dressed up as a little 50s girl with a poodle skirt and she looked so cute!

So October was great for us and November is already keeping us busy! I can't wait for the holidays. I'm the person who wants to start listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween. If only I were allowed to listen to any music in my car besides Shrek and Enchanted. I'm ready to start the Christmas season. I'm looking forward to shopping, of course. A couple of other exciting upcoming events- the Twilight movie (YEAH!) and the Polar Express at Heber Valley Railroad! I love the holidays!

My 25th Birthday!

Isabelle in the pumpkin patch

This is the slide she loved.

Here are Ike and Isabelle riding the little train.

Isn't this such a cute little ride?

This is at a pumpkin patch in Farmington.

With cousins at the Halloween carnival

The costume parade

Halloween- Isabelle and Jill

Isabelle, Jill, Gracie

The trunk-or-treat

Isn't she cute?

This is at Discovery Gateway. He could so be a news guy!

The little cashier in action!

A fun horse ride

Crazy driver- just like Daddy!

She loved playing in this water thing.

Me & my girl

Just had to throw this picture in- I love it!