Thursday, November 24, 2011

I am thankful...

*For my two sweet, beautiful, funny daughters who make me smile every day. And I'm thankful I have the chance to stay home with them.
*For my gorgeous, hard-working husband. I love laughing with him and watching him with our girls.
*For the sweet angel kicking around inside of me.
*For my parents. They are supportive and help us all of the time. They are always there to lend a hand and will do anything for us.
*For good family and friends all around us.
 *For the gospel. I can't imagine living without it. It brings me joy and is the only way I can make it through difficult times.
*For good health. And for modern medical care. It amazes me.
*To live in America. I am so thankful for our freedoms, and for those who fight to protect our freedoms. And I'm thankful for their families who allow them to do so.
*For modern conveniences. I do love my car, my cell phone, running water, a microwave. I wouldn't have made a good pioneer.
*For my home. It's warm and cozy and a safe haven for my family.
*Just to be alive and to get to enjoy each day with my family. I'm thankful for the little moments that make life so special. I truly love my life!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just a Little Halloween

The girls loved Halloween this year! Isabelle was a flapper and Ruby was a fairy. Ruby loved her costume and likes to wear it around the house a lot. She was a little mad when she couldn't wear it to church the other day, but ended up calling her church dress her costume. I was just glad Isabelle found a cute costume, because when we first started talking about Halloween, she was planning on being a horse. So, when she wanted the flapper costume, I jumped on the opportunity!

We had lots of fun painting our pumpkins this year. Ruby is constantly asking where her pumpkin is and telling us she wants to paint it. They turned out cute, especially James' minion (spelling?) pumpkin, from Despicable Me.

We went to a trunk-or-treat at my sister's church a few days before Halloween. On Halloween day, Isabelle had her preschool party, we trick-or-treated around our neighborhood, then did some more collecting with cousins in my brother's neighborhood. It seems that the girls have been eating candy non-stop since Halloween. Ruby likes to take one bite out of each piece, and then we chuck the rest. There has been way too much chocolate around here lately- not good at all for me!

Anyway, we had a fun Halloween holiday. My favorite part has been listening to the girls sing Isabelle's preschool Halloween songs over and over! So cute!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tooth Fairy Visits

My baby girl is growing up way too fast! I keep telling her to stay little, but she tells me you have to turn different numbers. I think she's way too young to be losing teeth though.

A couple weeks ago she came to me crying that her teeth were hurting her when she was eating an apple. Turned out her two front bottom teeth were loose- so loose that one came out the next night. James pulled it and it only hurt her for a second she said. The tooth fairy brought her $1.50 and let her keep her tooth since we wrote a note asking if she could. A week later the second tooth came out. Isabelle pulled it herself while we were driving on the freeway. She was so excited that night that she could hardly sleep. In fact I'm surprised the tooth fairy even had time to come before Isabelle came in our room to get James to show him her dollar.

She looks super cute with her missing teeth! I've been a little sentimental about it because they were the first two little teeth she got, and one of my favorite pictures of her is framed in her bedroom wher she just has those two cute teeth. It's been fun watching her get so excited about it!

Ready for the tooth fairy!

Showing off her missing tooth

And then they were both gone...