Monday, November 24, 2008

7 years today...

Kory and I were married and sealed in the Las Vegas Temple 7 years ago today. That was us then and this is us now.

Happy 7th anniversary, Kory. I love you!

A mile stone for Emily...

This picture was taken of Emily much earlier this year but it was the best I could find of her smiling face and actually looking at the camera. This only happens on very rare occasions lately. She does not like the camera.For quite some time now everytime I would leave Emily she would cry. It didn't matter if she was left with her dad, a teenage babysitter or even a friend of mommy's. Thank goodness she doesn't give her dad any trouble anymore but as far as everyone else she just doesn't like it when I leave her. I was asked to be the Nursery Leader when she was 14mo. and so since then she has been attending Nursery. About 3 months ago I was released. Emily of course has since then had a very hard time attending nursery. The 1st hour daddy stays with her and then I stay with her the last hour.

I volunteer in Hunter's kindergarten classroom once a week. During that time I leave my girls with a good friend who has girls of her own about the same ages. And every week I talk to Emily about how she's going to go play at Amber's house. Every time I mention it she begins to cry. She cry's all the way to her house saying, "NO Amber's house, NO Amber's house." Needless to say I don't leave her very happy but when I pick her up she's once again happy and ready to go home.

Being Emily's been around Amber's mommy quite a bit we asked her to take Emily to nursery a few weeks ago just to see what would happen. She fussed a little when I turned her over but she didn't cry. Amber's mommy ended up needing to help in the Nursery class and so stayed the 1st hour. Emily cried when she left but she stayed by herself until church was over. This I believe is day that Emily began to change.

Since then Emily doesn't cry when left at Amber's house. In fact she walks/runs through the front door. This was a mile stone in itself.

Saturday I asked a young girl in our ward to babysit so we could go see Twighlight. I was very nervous. We left Emily a few weeks ago with another teenage babysitter and it didn't go very well. We were gone for about 2 hours and received several calls from the sitter saying Emily just wouldn't quit crying. With previous sitters we didn't get the phone calls but were told she cried almost the entire time we were gone. But Saturday afternoon we left her sitting at the table eating a popsicle and she didn't cry. We didn't get a single phone call and all the kids agreed with the sitter that she didn't cry once. YEAH!!!!! This means Kory and I will finally begin to be able to have dates a little more often then once every quarter.

Sunday she walked into Nursery all by herself, no tears. Kory was the one who took her. He says she gave him her terrified look but then turned around and walked in when her Nursery teacher called her name. Yeah!!! We are both soo soo excited. I am so thankful this paticular stage of Emily's is over. Or so we hope!


This past summer our book club read the first book in the series. I loved it. Since then I have read all the books and LOVED them all. I've been going back and forth whether to see the movie that came out this weekend. Movies never do the book justice, hence my debate. In the end 3 of us couples got together this past saturday for the matinee. Everyone including the husbands have read the series.

I did like the movie. I thought it was a little cheasy, not sure about the music, and it did seem to be geared towards a younger audience. However, being the Twighlight series is Young Adult Fiction what do you expect???? I wouldn't see it in the theatres again but when it does come out on video I will probably rent it. I don't normally read the same book twice but seeing the movie makes me want to read the series again. So, I'm sure most of you have now seen the movie and I'm anxious to read all of your opinions about it.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Thursday was my last day of preschool till next year. We praticed writing in our notebooks. They look like they are all concentrating so hard.

We made our very own turkey to take home to display. This is my Maddie hiding behind her's.

On tuesday I sent each child home with a feather. They were asked to bring it back on thursday decorated for our big class turkey. Every child returned with their decorated feather. They all did a good job. We mom's must have had the same thought as everyone but one used glitter.

We played bingo using candy corn as our markers. Only 2 of the 6 kids like this candy. So when the game was over these lucky 2 collected all the candy corns to take home. I'm sure there mom's really appreciate the sugar high I sent them home with.

During our preschool day the kids wore there Pilgrim hats.

For snack we ate pilgrim hats. Instead of the candy corn I was suppose to put a little yellow square for the hat buckle. I know I already had decorating yellow frosting in my cupboard but for the life of me I couldn't find it when I needed it. So I improvised and used a candy corn instead. It was a very yummy treat for all.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Preschool- Tuesday

I am teaching Preschool this week. Can you guess what our theme was? The kids all decorated their very own Indian vests, necklaces using fruit loops and fruity cheerios, and of course their head band. I think they all did a wonderful job.

The snack of course was the biggest hit. Making their own turkeys to eat.

Over all it was a very sucessful preschool day. It was full of thanksgiving stories, songs and games.

They were so excited to pose for the picture it was funny. They kept asking me to take more pictures of them all dressed up. Hopefully they will have just as much fun on thursday. After this week I won't be teaching again until next year. Sounds great but so weird at the same time. I can't believe we are so close to the end of the year.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Our 4-ward Trunk-or-Treat started at 5:30 this year. An hour earlier then previous years. Hunter was planning on being a mummy, Maddie a witch but literally less then 10min. before we were walking out the door they both decided to be something else. Hunter "The Rock Man" and Maddie "Cinderella". Those who know my Maddie knows that Cinderella is her favorite Princess. Somehow we pulled it off. Maddie wanted her face to look just like the girls on the package of paint so thats what we did. Emily was a griaffe this year. I found her costume at a thrift store for $4.99 brand new with tags. The giraffe's head was a little big and kept falling off her head. We got tired of fighting the giraffes head so she walked around like this.

This is what the parking lot looked like at 6:00. Usually Trunk-or-treating hasn't started until 6:30. Having it start at 5:30 must not have gotten around very well. After Trunk-or-treating we hit a local neighborhood that has sidewalks and streetlights for the kids to go door to door. This was their first year doing the traditional door to door thing. They absolutely loved it. They want to do this again.

All 3 kids came home with enough candy to last a while.

Maddie wanted me to take a picture of her princess make-up. Daddy called it something else. As long as she had fun I don't care how her makeup looks. She was very pleased that her make-up looked exactly like the girls on the package of make-up.

Emily of course was thrilled with the candy she was given. It was fun to see her get into it this year. She learned quickly to hold her bag open to get candy. Every time candy was put in her bag she'd have to inspect it first and then run to the next car. Overall it was a great evening and I'm glad it's over. I can now put all our Halloween decorations away and pull out our fall decor.