Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jocelyn's Girls Only Club

Jocelyn had been asking me and asking me if she could have some friends over for a "Girls only club" for several weeks now and every time it was just too crazy to have more kids over at our house. Well this last Friday I finally caved and said she could invite some girls from school. She invited over three friends from school: Shaylee C., Afton O. and Elle T. and one of our friends daughters from Pinnacle Lily F.

Jocelyn planned the who afternoon which started with making sugar cookies, then painting fingernails. They then watch a Strawberry shortcake movie, ate popcorn and played card games while the cookies cooled. Then they were give some frosting and topping and went to town on the sugar cookies. Jocelyn and her friends Shaylee went crazy with the toppings. Almost all the girls scarfed their cookies as soon as the were decorated. They finished the evening by playing dress up and pretending they were princesses and witches.

Even though I was exhausted and still getting over a sore throat it was so fun to talk with the girls and see them all interact. It really has me looking forward to the fun girls nights she'll have when she is a teenager.

Ethan, Caitlyn and Preston were great during the whole thing too. Ethan sat upstairs watching Scooby-doo movies and snacking on popcorn with daddy. Caitlyn and Preston both took naps for almost the entire time. Here are some pictures I sneaked in of the girls. I couldn't help it, it was all too cute.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Halloween, Family photos and a growing baby boy....

Okay starting with the most recent and working backwards. Preston is 4 months old now and it honestly feels like he is growing up at warp speed. My last little baby is getting so big. He has gained about 3 lbs and 2 inches from his last visit, which is awesome, as he is now on the growth charts. As for new baby tricks he is smiling, cooing and interacting a lot more. He rolls over almost anytime we have him on his tummy. He has also discovered his hands and has them in his mouth most of the day. Here is his stats card and foot prints from the Dr. office.

He was showing off his strength with daddy the other night.. working on sitting up by himself. Sorry blurry picture but he was a little wobbly.

A few weeks ago we had family pictures taken in Saratoga Springs by my dear friend Mikki ( She did a great job! She was able to get great shots of us all in such a short time before it started pouring rain. She even managed to get my very grouchy Caitlyn to smile in a few shots. Thanks Mikki! Here are just a few of my favorites:

And last but not least our Halloween fun!! We first took the kids to the Cache Valley Mall for trick or treating but the line was so crazy long that we only did half the mall. We then went to Lee's Market Place for their grocery store trick or treat. I think its my new favorite because they pass out things like doughnuts, chocolate milk, cheese stick and the occasional candy. The kids were brave enough to go through the "haunted back room" this year... BUT got completely freaked out. After all that fun we went home and carved are family pumpkin.. I think it is the best one we have ever done. The kids decided on the shape and size of the eyes, nose and mouth.
After dinner Dave took Ethan and Jocelyn to a few of the neighbors houses but seeing as it was pouring rain they came back soon and helped mommy pass out candy. I think they enjoyed that part the most because every time the doorbell rang they were both right at the door to see what the other kids were dressed as.