Thursday, October 30, 2008

We've got the GIGGLES!

Kiera is always making us laugh. She even gets her little brother giggling. The other night while I was making dinner the two kids were in their high chairs snacking and Kiera started the fun. I grabbed the camera and took some video. Hope you get a smile out of it. GIGGLES VIDEO

Our little Sailor

Today I did a photo shoot with Ethan. The outfit he's wearing use to be his daddy's when he was about the same age. I want to get Dan's picture from his mom's house to compare the two. Either way he looked adorable!

Kiera taking after mommy

Kiera is taking after he mother. She loves to color these days and hardly a day goes by with out her asking for "colors please" I've posted this video of her exploring her creative side. She is so into what she is doing, that she doesn't even look up at me and the camera. Go Kiera! taking_after_mommy_with_her_artwork_

Halloween Fun

We carved our pumpkins tonight. They turned out pretty good. Not as intricate as last years but still good. I went for the classic pumpkin look and added a little detail on the top. Dan carved the word BOO on our little one. After tomorrow's trick or treaters' I plan on making pumpkin pie filling. We'll see how that one goes.

Last night was our ward trunk-or-treat so I thought it would be a good chance to get some pictures before the caous began. Kiera went as a lion and Ethan went as Winnie the Pooh. They were really cute! I decided I wanted to dress up too so I made some wings out of some wire hangers and some knee high nylons that I never wear. They turned out well and when Kiera saw them she had to put them on too so there are a couple of pictures of my little fairy princess whose hair looks like she just got up. Dan went as "something." He wore his grandpa's old leather jacket and one of his old dress hats (the kind that comes in a special hat box). I will try to post some more video and pictures later on as well.

Art Project

Kiera and Mommy started a paper mache project the other night. It turned out really messy and the kitchen floor ended up as a huge lake of goop, but it was fun. Kiera had a lot of fun getting messy too. Art project video

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here's a video to check out of Kiera. We caught her jumping on her mattress like a trampoline. But she wasn't just jumping on her bed... take a look.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Christmas Dresses

For Christmas I decided I'd make Christmas dresses for my niece and daughter. I just finished today. They turned out fabulous. I had a bit of trouble figuring out the zipper. But after I got the first one, the second was a breeze. I just wish Christmas was closer! Now I have to keep looking at them wishing they could wear them right now and I could be receiving more compliments on them. Yes, I know I am so selfish. I learned a lot doing them and the second dress went sooo much faster than the first. I hope the girls enjoy them as much as I do. Now it is on to my next project.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Protect Marriage!

I don't usually put political things on my blog but I did feel that this is very important. It is so scary to raise our children today. My sacred role as a parent, and my solemn duty to protect and teach them is constantly being attacked. Please watch this video. It has a very important message.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Goin' to the Pumpkin Patch

For Family night we decided to do something on Saturday afternoon instead. We went to the Pumpkin Patch.
It was a lot of fun!
Doesn't Kiera look like she's having fun!

There was a bounce house there and Kiera was sooo excited to go in. But once inside all she did was sit and watch the other kids. Then as fast as she got in she was back out again. Maybe next year she'll be more into it.

The first thing we did when we got to the pumpkin patch was take a hay ride. We rode behind a big farmers tractor. Kiera wasn't sure at first but as soon as we got on and started to go she realized it wasn't like the car. When that happened she enjoyed it. She learned the word "Hay" and that cows and horses eat it.

Ethan and Kiera sitting amongst the pumpkins.

Look at that sweet smile!

Daddy and Kiera enjoying the scenery during the Hay ride.

Mommy and Ethan doing the same. Well....not Ethan so much. The sun was a bit too bright for him.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sibling lovin's

Kiera and Ethan were sitting on the couch when Kiera got the urge to hug, kiss, and hold her little brother. I just had to get the camera out. It's mornings like this that I don't mind at all.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

fun update

Brittany made a FHE chalkboard to hang up in the living room.
She is proud at how it turned out.

Dan bought some new church shoes to replace his worn out mission ones. But as soon as he saw that old red dirt from Paraguay he just couldn't throw them out.

Getting ready for the fall with some new color on the Porch. The empty flower pots were just too boring.

For FHE we painted scenes on the side window. Kiera was so excited to see Winnie the Pooh and Tigger there. They look a lot smoother from the outside but the pictures from that angle got too much of a glare.