Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

It was a successful Halloween. We definitely got tooooo much candy. Two little girls plus lots of candy equals two naughty girls. They are cute but look out. Emotions are high. We were able to go with Matt. This was a first for a long time. Ryan was able to run her heart out, house after house with Matt (and Luke) while I took Kacie in the wagon and tried to meat up with Ryan every once in a while. It was fun. The weather was great and it didn't get dark while we were out. I think we couldn't planned it better. Ryan was the bride of Frankenstein. She looked great. Kacie......Well.....she wanted to be "drapes." It was very cute in how determined she was. For weeks she told us that is was what she wanted to be. We got a great outfit for her (purple sheet with purple balloons.) Matt had a work party where they had the kids dress up in their costumes and parade around the clinic. Well, Kacie was such a hit that it scarred the pants off her. She did not like the attention at all. Every nurse/Doctor/anybody wanted a picture of her. She didn't know what to do. So the ward trunk or treat she was snow white and the costume got really dirty that the only thing left was being grapes again or Annie and she was not going to be grapes (we really tried to get her to be grapes again.) So she was Annie for Halloween. That is why you will see her in three different costumes. Halloween came and went and now we have too much candy. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Family in Town

My sister Teresa and her husband Mike came and visited us here in Indiana. We had so much fun. Ryan and Kacie got to play with their cousins Alli and Zachary. We partied till we dropped. We showed them the town of South Bend. Matt and Mike went fishing almost every morning. They only came away with one fish. This is the curse of mine and Teresa's family. Our curse is rubbing off on to them. The best part of the vacation was putting the kids to bed and staying up late to play "Settlers of Catan", watch movies and eat treats. It was great. We miss our family in Utah and were so happy to have them visit us.
Zachary was Kacie's. She was a good mommy to him
Here are the Three Drama Queens. They played princesses till they dropped and changed clothes contantly throughout the day. It was hard to seperate them.

This is Mike.......he loves to show off.

Does my twin look anything like me? Ryan wondering why Teresa looks so much like her mommy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lukes first hair cut

WE FINALLY DID IT. We put Lukes mop head under the razor. We both felt it was time. His hair was going out of control. Matt came to the conclusion earlier then I did. Matt and Luke were having a boys night out (boys will be boys). You know, doing guy stuff and a lady came and asked how old Matt's little girl was. That was the wrong thing to say to Matt. Matt made it quite clear that Luke was not a girl (poor lady). Ever since Matt has been pushing for Luke to get a buzz. I don't know what did it for me. His hair was just getting too long. So there you have it and the next thing you know his is a buzz head. We think he lost five pounds when we cut his hair but gained five in his cheeks.

This is prep time. You can't see but there is a tear in Lukes eye.

Lots and lots of hair equals.........................

TADA!!!!!!Equals a buzzed head. His beautiful curls are gone but look at those chubby cheeks. They are so yummy.

Our handsome boy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

First time on the "Naughty Step"

Luke was being a very bad boy today. It was his first time on the "Naughty Step." We took pictures of this event. Ryan came in crying because Luke bit her finger. We all agree that he should know by now that that is unacceptable behavior.
(Daddy helping Luke with the "Naughty Step")
(Luke confused and uncertain about the "Naughty Step" and a disappointed father)

(Ryan very upset about her bitten finger. Poor Ryan)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Life Lessons Learned

Hello all my blog followers. I apologize for the long absent of my blog. I started reading Harry Potter and so my focus was on reading the book. You would think I would have that book done in a day but I am not that type of reader. I absorb it and ponder each chapter. That is how I enjoy books. So there you have it. That is my story. But while I was out the girls have learned very important life lessons. One Sunday we had big things happen to both Ryan and Kacie. We just got home from church and we were trying to pull ourselves together. Sundays are hard on little Lukers. So I went upstairs to feed him and put him down for a nap. Matt left to go home teaching. About two minutes after he left Ryan comes in crying holding her finger and it was bleeding really bad. She told me that she cute it on piece of paper. I never seen a paper cute do this much damage. So finally she admits that she cute her finger with a knife. She thought she would cut herself a piece of cheese. I used this as a good teaching moment and told her that she was lucky she didn't cut her finger off. I got a great reaction with that that I am confident this won't happen again. After we got her taken care of and happy again. Ryan and Kacie decide to get old keys and pretend to unlock everything. They did doors, walls, chairs, etc. They were just pretending like little kids do. Well, I was walking by Kacie when I she started screaming. I looked over and she put the keys in the outlet. It shocked her really bad and it went through her body. She started saying her hand hurt then her tummy hurt then she said her foot hurt. It was really cute when she was trying to tell me where it hurt. Matt happened to be there by this time so we mad this another teaching moment and scared her into not doing that again. I guess as parents we learned a lesson in baby proffing our house. So there you have it, it was a day of learning.