Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Halloween for Paige started on Thursday night when we decided that it was time to carve her pumpkin.

hummmm...what's in here?

"ewwww, mommy, I need a napkin!"

Time for dad to step in and speed the process along.

Of course, what house with a two-year old, doesn't know who Dora the explorer is. Aren't you impressed with our carving skills?

And here it is all lit up!

Then on Friday night it was time to Trick-or Treat. Paige was a rose for Halloween, complete with a bumble bee trick-or-treat pail.

"One more house daddy!"

Time to check out the loot

Thanks for checking out our pictures, hope you all had a happy Halloween!

Lessons Learned

I decided as a special treat on Halloween, that Paige and I would make homemade cut-out cookies. Here are some things that I learned:

1. When Paige begs to "let me do it myself" resist the urge to let her - nutmeg and flower will be dumped on the floor.

2. More dough will be eaten than actually baked into cookies.

3. Little fingers cannot resist the temptation to poke holes in freshly rolled out dough.

4. "I want a bite" translates to "I have already taken a bite of flour, dough, baked cookies, icing, sprinkles, etc..."

5. One bite out of multiple cookies tastes much better than eating one whole cookie.

6. Do not expect that anything of nutritional value will be eaten for lunch after the above activity.

7. It will take five times as long to clean up the kitchen as it did to make the mess.

8. The back deck will look like it has just snowed after brushing Paige off.

9. I will learn a lesson in patience, although Paige will not (two-year olds cannot wait for anything).

10. I will have great memories of our first real baking experience.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Great Pumpkin

Paige had her first movie night last night. We let her stay up late (and by late, I mean until 8:40pm) to watch the Charlie Brown Halloween special. It was lots of fun, we made popcorn and the three of us sat on the couch together. Paige thought it was pretty neat to watch cartoons late at night and of course she loved the popcorn, she kept saying, "it's a nice treat!"

Monday, October 27, 2008

Little Star

Even though we have moved to the DC area, we are still huge Stars fans (that would be hockey for those that don't know). This past weekend, the Stars played the Washington Capitals in their only game of the season, so of course we had to sport our favorite team's gear. Paige's Popi had this jersey made for her the day he found out he was having a grandaughter, complete with her name and birth year. It only took about two and a half years for her to grow into it, but she sure looks cute in it now. For those who like to keep score, I'm sad to report that the Stars lost to the Capitals, but hey, it's still early in the season.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cox Farms

We've had lots of visitors since we moved. This weekend Aunt Kendi came to visit and we spent the day at Cox Farms. There was so much to do, including a 1007 lbs. pumpkin. Check it out, it was bigger than Paige.

We had fresh apples for a morning snack. Paige was a sticky mess after that.

We saw lots of animals while we were there including lots of piglets, cows, sheep, and turkeys!

Paige loved climbing the hay stacks. She's such a show off.

Paige's favorite part of the day was slides. There were all kinds and after every one, she would jump up and down and say "again"!!!


We walked through this big corn maze too, but don't worry, we didn't get too lost.

Paige wanted her face painted like all the other kids, so mom put on her artistic hat and painted a big orange pumpkin.

Before it was time to go, we had to pick out our pumpkins. First we picked out some little ones.

Then we went to find a big one. Paige really wanted one that was as big as her.

She even tried to hug the one she wanted and pick it up herself.

Finally, she and daddy picked out a perfect one.

We had a great day and soon it was time to go home. Thanks for visiting our site, come back soon!

Our Big Move

Last month, we packed up our house in Texas and headed East. We've landed in Virginia in the DC area and have been very busy over the past month, getting settled in and unpacked! It took us three days to drive across country, but we finally made it and this is our new home. It has lots of stairs (something our other house didn't have), but it's finally starting to feel like home.

Paige was really good during our move, she especially like eating breakfast on the floor of the living room before our furniture arrived.

Once the boxes were delivered, she had a great time playing in all the paper. There was so much packing material that sometimes Paige got lost in mess. She didn't mind though, she always crawled out laughing and giggling.

The boxes were fun to play in also. We left one for her to build a "house" out of . It was decorated beautifully with crayon and even had a window.

Of course it was really nice when all her toys were unpacked, especially her princess stuff. She's such a girly, girl.

Anytime you all are in the DC area, we would love for you to come by and visit. We're finding more fun and exciting things to do every day.