Friday, October 29, 2010

I might be biased....

But we think we have the 5 cutest "Things" around!!




HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An obsession...

My children have an obsession...

It started out small...
(with a little encouragement from our fun-loving neighbors Joe and Josh.)

But it's grown larger over the last few months...
It's over this hot babe with all the skills...
Yep, Napoleon Dynamite...

When the movie first came out, Shane and I watched it and didn't think it was all that funny.  It's a movie that grows on you... and now just the thought of it makes me laugh out loud.

Tayler recently told me, "her life would be complete if she could meet Kip and Tina (the llama)."

I told her she had "really big plans for her life!"

But...
Last Sunday we went on a pilgrimage to see the Napoleon Dynamite sites...
and although we didn't see Kip or Tina, we did see...

Trisha's house...
Pedro's house...


AND Napoleon's house...
(which Jadyn wouldn't get out at... because she was afraid Napoleon would come out and talk to us...)
We saw other movie spot sites...
And of course stopped in to pop'n'pins... the bowling alley.
(talked to your parents Tiffany!)
The girls signed the guest book... and they were the 3rd Napoleon Dynamite fans for the day!

Of course they needed a photo with a tether-ball pole... pretty sure it wasn't the exact one...  but they didn't seem to care.

Kenna asked if we could get one for our yard...  because I guess we are big tether-ball players now?????


We had fun!

Of course the girls in our car (Jadyn rode with Lisa and Joe) watched the outtakes, on "disc 2"... all the way up and back.  It makes me smile to hear the kids laughing hysterically with their headphones on.

One of the outtake scenes is the inspiration for this "sweet" drawing Tayler did for her cousin Paige.

Paige busted up... and Tayler was sure to say...
"It pretty much took me like 3 hours to finish the shading on his upper lip.  It's probably the best drawing I've ever done."

Everyone is impressed with Saige's "Kip" skills...


she's great at them.  Guessing she knows ALL his lines by now... she even sings his Technology song.

video

I can tell a difference in what my little girls are exposed to now that there are older girls around...
here's a classic example.
I vividly remember that Tayler didn't watch anything other than PBS until she was like 8 years old...  And we had to skip through any scene in a Disney video with a villain until about... last year!

But now I have a 4-year old, talking like Napoleon Dynamite saying things like...
"Tina, you fat lard... come eat your stinkin' dinner."

Go figure...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Things I'll miss...

... playing at the park with my girls!

Because starting yesterday it was officially COLD...

And sadly, it was in the 50's... tomorrow it should be in the 30's...
and even in the 50's I couldn't get warm all day!!

I sat in front of the fireplace... and thought about getting in my footie pj's. 
Yep, one piecers with a big long zipper.. they do make those for adults. :) 
I look like an idiot, and would NEVER answer the door in them, but they are COMFY!

Every husbands' dream I tell ya!

I would be more than happy to trade in those pj's for a few more days like we've had the last couple of weeks...

  





 

I'm already looking forward to spring!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eatin' dirt...

 A few weeks ago a group of us went on a 4-wheeler ride up to....

I was nervous about the whole idea...  I mean did you notice the picture of Shane from his last 4-wheeler ride a few posts down??

I wasn't wanting the same results...

I have reasons to back up that fear... Shane is a lot more daring than me...

for instance... you wouldn't catch me standing on that wire...

Just sayin'...

It was a lot of fun though and the fall colors were beautiful of course.

We took sandwiches with us...

but I wasn't too hungry after eating all that dirt...  (you can thank me for wiping it from my teeth before the photo!!)

A great outing with great friends!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A New Trick...

Not only does our little Lydia crawl everywhere... she now does this.... for 10 seconds at a time...
She is a doll and we love her to pieces.
9 months - 17 pounds and 26 1/2"
... and we love every 1/2" of her!!