Friday, October 31, 2008
Cadence decided that she can't be outdone by his strength. I believe she was sad that she didn't let me paint her face for the Halloween party. Therefore, she painted it by herself! And had fun doing it!!!
After dinner, the kids played games like bowling, fishing, digging through a treasure box, a cupcake walk, darts and throwing a beanbag. Cadence liked the games and prizes she won!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Cadence running and diving into a pile of leaves!
The three of us laying in the leaves while watching more leaves fall from the trees!
Cute Cadence covered by the leaves! I love pictures of the kids in leaves!!!
Cooper did a really great job of keeping his head out of the dry, scratchy leaves.
My favorite picture of Cooper in the leaves!!!
After play group, Cadence and I ran in circles throwing leaves in the air. She loved it. Then she wanted to lay in the leaves, but not ON the leaves. She got Cooper's blanket, spread it out and then laid down. Cooper LOVES watching the trees moves!!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Johnnies with Zander and Parx in front of the Noah's Ark scene. The animals made out of pumpkins were amazingly fun and creative.
The kids with the witch. Cadence would say, "She's not scary. She's silly." She also told the witch that "I'm too cute to scare." Just like her shirt says!!!A fishing scene with a dad taking his son fishing! My kids are so cute in their Halloween shirts.
When we went back at night, I wanted the kids to be warm. Cooper has an Elmo warm onesie so I let Cadence dress up in a warm Elmo costume. THEY WERE THE CUTEST ELMO TWINS! (Thanks Camille for letting us borrow Cadence's costume.)
Dad and the kids in front of an olympic swimming scene!
The family in front of the corn stalks!
Monday, October 27, 2008
On Monday, we picked up Dancin' Debbie (Impact friend) at USU and took her to the county building for $1 desserts, dancing and the ribbon cutting ceremony for Homecoming!
Cadence LOVED Big Blue. In her own words, "I wasn't even afraid of Blue Big." She thought he was so cool and was very interested in the ring through his nose!
She also loved the cheerleaders. We met Natalie Nesbit there for treats/cheesecake. Perhaps Cadence's favorite part of the evening was DANCING! She's got so much rhythm and can dance FOREVER! She never gets tired! Cooper gets to dance with me!
She loved being with Big Blue, the band, and the cheerleaders so much, I took the kids to the pep rally.
However, they started earlier than what was advertised and we missed all three:( We still participated in some activities like the rubber ducky race down the fountain and painting pumpkins.
After the fun, we ate pizza in Dad's office!
Cooper even enjoyed the parade! Chris is such a good sport. He goes along with most of my crazy ideas and acts like he is always having fun (even when I am making a fool of myself). I'm grateful for a husband that knows the importance of doing activities together as a family. We love being a family!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Recently, we walked the Logan River Trail. It is a mile long each way and is lined with trees and follows the river. It is gorgeously lush!
Cadence loved mant aspects about this trail. She liked to stir the water and throw rocks in the water as we were looking for fish.
She loved the four bridges we walked over.
Since the trail borders a golf course, we watched people golf and saw some moving golf carts (very cool). I explained to Cadence how to play golf. We also took quite a few pictures of Cadence. The scenery is amazing! (I actually got many of my bridals taken here.)I need to figure out how to do a collage so I can put more pictures on here:)When we were loading up to go home, Cadence climbed all over this barracade. She couldn't get enough of it!!! It made me ponder about getting her one for Christmas!!!
I love the weather right now. It is so comfortable. I love fall!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Just as this bald spot is very noticeable, it might be going away soon. Cooper started rolling over a few days ago. Some days, I attempt to give him tummy time and he just rolls over time and time again. It becomes a roll over exercise! He also is very close to sitting by himself.
The day following the roof, Chris was doing some stretching. Cadence wanted to be like Dad and joined him. She attempted to copy everything he did and she was pretty good at it.When Dad was finished with his stretches, Cadence made up her own stretch for Dad to do.She put her feet on the couch and her body was stiffened straight to the floor. Dad copied her! Aren't kids crazy wonderful? (That is one of Cadence's phrases.)
Cadence loves her dad and wants to be just like him!!!
Now that Cadence is getting older, I want to be better at having FHE's with a prayer, gospel lesson, a fun activity and a treat, of course!
Last week we started our new FHEs. I want to make these fun candy apples and designed a lesson around that theme. We read from Cadence's Book of Mormon reader about the tree of life and the fruit found thereon it. Then we painted pictures of a tree with fruit. Following that, we dipped mini-caramel apples. I got the idea from my favorite blog, Little Birdie Secrets, who got it from Family Fun magazine. Though messy and not going the way I planned it to go, it was still fun. Chris used a melonballer to get out chunks of apples. Cadence and I dipped them in melted caramel and rolled them in toppings - sugar/cinnamon mix, sprinkles, coconut, and these round little candies. Let's just say I love the taste of caramel and apple!!! Yummy!
I recommend that if you try this activity, you follow the directions of either of the two websites. If you are wanting to use caramel, use the caramel sheets (like on Little Birdie Secrets)
instead of melting the cubes of caramel. It was messy, sticky, hot (Cadence got slighty burned playing in it) and I had to keep reheating it to make it stick to the apple. If you want to do chocolate, butterscotch or peanutbutter chips, follow Family Fun.
Next, we were going to play a rousing game of Candyland. That is Cadence's favorite game at the moment, but we were busy cleaning up and getting de-sticky-fied.
The evening was fun and I look forward to doing more repenting from being an FHE slacker.