"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tooting my own horn....

This has been (by far) the most tedious project done so far. I saw the pattern on etsy and fell in love with it. I debated for about a week whether or not I wanted to tackle it but I finally decided to give it a whirl. After lots of cutting, lots of sewing, lots of pins poking my fingers, 129 squares and a lot of unpicking...I finally finished it yesterday! She loves wearing it because it twirls really big. After a test run of wearing it this morning I have to re-sew a couple places that came loose. I don't think I will be making another one of these for a long time!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

First Haircut

We finally bought some clipper so Chad could cut Sam's hair. It was a bitter sweet moment. I hate to lose all his baby hair but he looks like a big boy now!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How cute is this??

I was browsing through all the crafty websites that are on my favorites list and I cam across this little beauty!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A LOT of Pictures....

Chad had fun at the dollar store and bought the kids some funny balloons. As you can tell they were a big hit and Sam loved wearing them!

Sam loves to wear Carly's crown. Maybe it's time for some boy dress up clothes!?

Below: Carly's fish craft for last week. Obviously we worked on the letter F. She had to wear her big bird costume from last year.

Below- I made a little Halloween skirt (from the leftovers from my table runner) It turned out okay for my first skirt ever!!

Below: Our friends subdivision had a Halloween festival over the weekend. It was cute, they had a little petting zoo, which of course our kids loved!

Below: Today we went to The Oil Ranch. I've never been and it was a lot of fun! The kids really enjoyed it (up until nap time kicked in) Carly loved all the animals. It was a perfect day too, the weather was so great and it really felt like fall.

Carly wanting to climb into the pen with the donkey.

They gave out free pumpkins to all the kids. They has fun picking out their pumpkins!

They had hayrides going and they would take you out in their pasture, they gave the kids some pellets so they could feed the cows. It was hilarious to have these huge cow noses come right up to your face. The kids (mostly Carly) thought it was the greatest thing ever. I thought she was going to climb right on top of the cow! At one point Sam stuck his hand on one of the noses and I almost puked wiping off all the cow snot off his hand! Pretty disgusting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Frog named Three

Meet Three. (a.k.a. The Frog)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sam with an ice cream mustache.
Carly and Sam watching a squirrel from Carly's window.

The other day Sam weirded me out a bit when I had to wake him up at 10:30a.m. (he went to bed at 8:00 the previous night) All he wanted was for me to hold him, he didn't want me to put him down, he didn't want to stand up. He was like a limp noodle that couldn't keep his eyes open. I got him to eat some toast and OJ and he perked up a bit. He still took a nap from 1-3 and then went to bed at 7:30. He woke up at his normal time the next day. Who knows that the deal was. It was kind of nice to have a child that just wanted to sit still!

Carly's handprint butterfly (we are reviewing letters A-E this week)

My Halloween table runner that I whipped up last night (never thought I would say that!)