Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thank YOU!

A big thank you to all who contributed to Haillie's Thankful Book. She loved it! She read it ALL on the first night she was there, but she called me with a very disappointed voice, saying she was 'shocked' that I didn't put Jesse's thankful letter in there, so I had to email Jesse's letter late. I know it meant a lot for her to hear the wonderful things you said about her and I'm sure it's going in her 'special things' box. It will be fun for her to take it out and read it when she's 2o (though I'm working hard to see that she never grows up).
Thank you! Thank you!

Hailie had a stow-away in her suitcase...
The morning Haillie left was just like any other morning... sweet! They really love being around each other...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

In Honor of Twilight...

There are some real crazies out there, when it comes to Twilight... it's funny to see these married, mormon girls screaming and ranting for Edward... I admit he is appealing, but in my mind he looks and acts a bit like Mr. Wimmer (Trent that is).
Anyway, The song you hear as you scroll down is in honor of the movie I will be seeing very, very soon (though probably not at 2 a.m. I choose sleep over Edward).

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Halloween Night!

Haillie and Maddi are 'Posh Poddles'.
Taryn's first TRICK OR TREAT moment

We had a great Halloween this year and I want to remember it! The weather was perfect, so warm but with a few sprinkles. We had a trunk-r-treat at the church then scowered the neighborhood for signs of life (which there were none... I guess all the candy was eaten by then). Trent, Haillie, Taryn, me and Haillie's friend Maddi walked about 2 miles searching for lighted porches. When one was found Hai and Maddi would take off in a dead run with Taryn bouncing behind. I was so thankful for Hai saying 'thank you' to everyone that gave her candy - she was a good example to Taryn who only wanted suckers, so when someone gave her something other than that she would reach into her pumpkin, take out the offensive candy, put it on the ground and hold up her pumpkin again to them - so they could get it right and give her what she wanted. Taryn and Haililie were IN HEAVEN that night, and so was I just to be watching them.
The one thing I am so sad about - I didn't take a picture of Trent's costume - hillarious - he wore a wig and was 'Hair Club for Men'.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Halloween...

And yes, we're just barely getting to our pumpkins. How does time move so fast? I swear it took an eternity for Halloween to come each year when I was a kid.
Pumpkin carving is always a blast, but this year was especially fun because we would get to see how Taryn responds to pumpkin guts. As Haillie got busy scraping and pulling in a very clean and organized way, Taryn picked up where she left off and quickly destroyed the kitchen and all of us, covering everything with pumpkin guts.
We found out a few things tonight:
Haillie is a MASTER carver, and Taryn loves to eat pumpkin guts -what doesn't she love to eat?

Here are our pumpkins all lit up for FRIGHT NIGHT and on our front porch. Dad's is on the top step, then mine, and last but not least is Haillie's.

Haillie got to dress up for school and have a parade in the morning, so we thought we'd all join in the fun. Taryn was a cow, I was a bunny, and Hai was a 'POSH POODLE'. They both looked darling, and it was worth all the work to make Haillie's costume - she looked sooooo cute! I couldn't get over it. I had one of those moments as Haillie walked by in the school parade, and I couldn't get over what a pretty girl she was... I just stared at her thinking, 'she's beautiful'.

Trent took this pic as Taryn was sitting on the coffe table Halloween morning. Can you believe she can get her legs to do that?