Sunday, November 30, 2014

Baby belly, Mesquite getaway,Turkey day, etc etc...


Baby Lila in my tummy 11.9.14
We live really close to the church and so we really enjoy walking :)
Potty-Training Kate:
I was so excited as I laid this out for Kate to wake up to. I had some fun memories from abby's potty training that I've tried to remember (and some bad ones I did a great job at forgetting about). So I was really happy to be starting this for kate even though it was way earlier than I would really have thought I'd be doing this. She did pretty well with it and we filled up all the butterflies (fy-fies, as she calls them) with cat stickers, but she still would have an accident or two a day, so she never earned her puppy as of yet. (still in diapers as of 2.15.14)
I can't even express how much I enjoyed this little getaway we had at the casablanca.
It was so nice to relax with my best buddy.
Laying out at their nice pool was heavenly. I coulda spent the whole day there. Ah...
This is abby's joyschool class. My friend Jamie is an angel for putiing this together.
Thanksgiving:
When I came into the kitchen thanksgiving morning I found kate had peeled 2 bags of clementines for us!
I loved my assignment for thankgiving this year: I made these little turkeys. We wrote things we are thankful for on the feathers. And then I just got to make our favorite, easy apple pies! 
We ate at Dave and Susan's and it was really fun to look forward to spending time with my family and then getting to experience it. Dave went around and told us all specific things that he was grateful for in each of us- it was really special. I am so grateful for my knowledge of the power behind gratitude. (weird, but so true) 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Halloween 2014

Abby wanted to paint pumpkins the moment we brought them home from the store- so- we put together a chart that she could mark off the days til Halloween, and the day we'd get to decorate our pumpkins!



Kate thought the paint looked yummy

the Halloween carnival at the ward trunk or treat

The "princess and the pea"

Kate was a pretty good sport about her costume- she got a little bit jealous that she wasn't in a dress for a few minutes before we went to singing time that week, but she did pretty good after that! Abby of course was thrilled to be a pink princess! This is a favorite dress-up dress, until she had it taken away from her for a few months for not being obedient, but luckily she earned it back in time! 

Kate loved to take her little blue pumpkin all over the house and yard around with her... and I couldn't find it on Haloween night! But it turned out to be the pretty cute though! ;) I enjoyed carving "baby lila's" at a girls night- but I did it too early- I had to store it in the fridge and put it in a coulple of ice baths to revive it. It worked- but the painted polka dots came off in the bath!

After the trunk or treat I took the girls to our new neighborhood to trick or treat for an hour or so while josh passed out candy to the 10 or so kids that came to the Woodbury's. It was a good time :)

Afterwards I did my first late-night Walmart run on the day before "No Buy November". We'll see how this month goes- I don't feel very prepared or organized, but I'm sure we'll survive!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kolob for Conference

We decided a little last minute that Kolob would be a good place to listen to conference on Sunday, so we drove up, listened to the last session, had some lunch, and took LOTS of pictures on the way back!


They like it here.
gotta get a pic of the photographer for the following shots:



Did I really get that lucky? I think he's pretty handsome...
We took a bunch at this spot, but let's just say sweatshirts
aren't a good choice for which to take cute pictures in :)
Everyone else looked cute in this one though, huh?




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