Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Evie is Izzy from Jake and the neverland pirates (Disney channel) for Halloween this year. "Yea hey no way!" Is what she says!

 Here is a photo shoot with cousins.  They were all over the place (younger AND older kids!) and so finally we set them loose to play and we took candid shots from that. They had a lot of fun running around in their costumes.
 On Halloween, Evie announced 10 minutes before it was time to leave to trick or treat that she didn't want to be Izzy.  Before giving her the this-is-what-we-had-planned speech, I looked around and noticed her Cinderella costume she had received the month before for her birthday.  I calmly said, "well, you can be Cinderell or Izzy.  Those are your choices."  She promptly went with Cinderella.  She actually was quite happy about it, but this photo was the best we got among her excitement to get-going!  All night long she said:  "I love Halloween!  Halloween is my favorite holiday."  Of course, becuase she is cute and little, people would put HANDFULLS of candy into her bucket.  I kept thinking: "Noooo!!  I'm just going to eat the leftovers!!!"   Ah well.  it's a rough life.  being cute and little, that is. 

Friday, October 26, 2012


We had an abundance of little pumpkins in our garden. This is my most recent display idea. Evie has painted them, I've put some in apothecary jars & given some away. It has been fab to have so many!!

Evelyn started gymnastics! She was so adorable and loved it so much. When Justin returned from the hunt she even showed him all the 'animal' moves she had learned. What. A. Doll.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Deer Hunt Weekend

I have been a hunting widow this weekend.  However, I had Super Saturday yesterday (I was helping with all the vinyl for it) and we practiced for the primary program today, so there was no way I could go south with Justin.  So, instead, I invited Jackie (Evie’s cousin) to stay with us for the weekend.  It’s been a lot of fun to have her around and a little less lonely. 

Today, we went to dinner at my parents and my sister had mustache cookies for us to frost!  The girls loved it. making cookies together

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We went to Chick-fil-a, and the park a couple times, and played with play dough, painted, colored, cars, the ipad, and lots of other things!  It’s been a fun weekend. 

chick fil a

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disneyland and California 2012

It was so fun visiting Disneyland in October!  We had lots of activities for evie to do in the car on the way down.  The exciting start to our first day was that we got to ride the shuttle into the park!  Disneyland vacation october 2012We visited Huntington Beach.  It was 88 degrees and beautiful!  We, of course, buried Justin in the sand and played and played in the sand and water!boutique fall 2012Evie waited so long to ride the ferris wheel.  We went on the one that would swing as we went around the turn.  It was a little scary for me (and evie), but still exciting!  We saw a Disney Jr. show, lots of characters and went on every ride that Evie could fit on.disneyland vacation fall 2012disneyland vacation fall 20121A highlight of our trip was visiting pixie hollow.  We met Tinkerbell & the new fairy: Periwinkle.  It was so fun to go into their house and visit with them.  They would ask questions and chat and chat with us.  So darling! Worth the hour wait!! disneyland vacation fall 20122At the end of each night, Evie crashed!  She was exhausted!  There were so many new sights and sounds for her!disneyland vacation fall 20123What a fun adventure to the Disney parks with our little family!  Disneyland vacation october 20121Disneyland vacation october 20122

We stopped in Minersville for a couple nights to fish and relax.

I love those two together!