Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

We've had a lot of Halloween fun this year! Boo at the Zoo, our ward Trunk'r'Treat...and now actual Halloween! Alexa was so excited to show our neighbor, Jonny, her costume. Here she is knocking on her first door! Aren't our little ladybug and football player so cute??? And we can't leave out the baby ladybug and the baby lion! Adorable!! We love having such fun neighbors!
And we concluded another fun family tradition...trick'or'treating down Hillcrest Avenue. Everyone on this street, both sides, go ALL out for Halloween. Thousands of people head here for their Halloween fun...and it just happens to be in our neck of the woods, so we don't have to go far. It's sad to think that it's our last time....sniff, sniff!!
Our fun little family! Everyone LOVED our ladybugs...their costumes were a hit!
And of course, couldn't resist seeing how things have changed. From a lion, to a chicken, to this year's ladybug...what a cute girl we have! Halloween is so much more fun with kids!!
Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009


We had our Trunk'r'Treat at our church tonight. Alexa wanted to wear a "princess dress" this morning when we went to the Y and I knew she wouldn't want to change into her ladybug costume for the party. So...I quickly fashioned a crown out of cardboard and tinfoil and voila...we had ourselves a princess. Once upon a time we had an actual cute little crown...but it met its maker not too long ago...thus the homemade version!!! Alexa didn't seem to mind. She really loves this whole candy thing...we're going to have to ration it after Halloween tomorrow!
Anyways, we had a great time.
And the best part...
Bishop Lee got Kevin to wear this fabulous wig for their part of the trunk'r'treat. Not exactly sure what they were supposed to be...but I laughed pretty hard when I saw this picture, so I had to share!! I love you babe, this is a great look on you!! :-)

{Jack'o'lantern Fun}

One of our favorite fall/Halloween activities is carving our pumpkins! We don't quite trust Alexa with a long sharp object as of she gets to paint her pumpkin. Anyways, Kevin and I collaborate on what design we want, he cleans out the pumpkin and I carve it. We make a great team!!
I'm not a big fan of spiders...but I thought this little guy turned out quite nicely!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Payton: 6 Months!!

Really??? Has it already been 1/2 a year since this sweet little girl joined our family???!!!
What would we ever do without her?!
We had her 6 month well check this morning and everything went great. Payton received 4 shots today, 2 in each leg, and took it like a champ. She didn't even cry for the first one! Her stats:
18 lbs 9 oz (90th percentile)
25 1/4 " (just under 50th percentile)
head: 17 1/4 " (90th percentile)
She's growing well and is right on track for all her development. A few things about her:
She's wearing anywhere from 6 - 12 month clothing.
She loves her paci.
She's rolling over all the time.
She's sitting pretty well on her own.
She is itching to crawl...I know it won't be long now!
She loves to be held.
She loves her big sister and enjoys watching everything Alexa does.
She gives the best smiles to her daddy.
She sleeps pretty well at night - bedtime 7pm, wakes once usually during the night and up for good around 8am.
She's still taking around three, 1 hour naps a day.
She loves to "talk" when she's tired.
Her favorite thing is to blow raspberries.
She's starting to eat solid foods now.
She is loved beyond words by her mommy, daddy and big sister!!
Happy 6 Months Sweet Pea!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Best

Since we were all dressed up today for church AND we had a little extra time this morning...I figured it'd be a good time to take some pictures. I thought Alexa looked so grown up in this adorable dress I found at a consignment sale! And since she loves to pose these days, it wasn't hard to get her picture taken!!
She wanted to pose with mommy!!
We couldn't leave Payton out. She was already in her carseat when we took the above pictures before church. So I snapped a few really quickly right when we got home. I love pictures of Kevin with our girls!