Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

So it was Makenzie's first school field trip a week or so ago and it was SO much fun! I was so excited for it all week you would have thought it was MY field trip! Drew was so good to me and took some time off work so that he could keep Mason so I could just go and have a good time with my little girl.
The weather ended up being PERFECT and all the kids had such a great time. Here are some pics from the day!

Her pumpkin she found. I was a mean mom and told her that she had to carry it back, so she got one her size:) All part of the experience I tell her!

Nothing says I love you like a squished uncomfortable face:)

One of her dearest buddies, Allyson (the teachers daughter), was out of school that day, so she got to come along and help.

This is Elle. She is THE dearest buddy:) Lucky for me, her mom is my dearest buddy too. They are so cute together!

Hay bale maze. They went through this like a million times - until a running boy took both Makenzie and Elle out. Dang aggressive boys!:)

Playing in the tires

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First 5K!

So I ran my first 5K with my dear friend Arianne who supported me and got me out of bed in the mornings to run. It was really such a great experience, hard, but fun. Here are some pics of that. FYI - I am under NO illusions that these pics look good...but I am too dang proud of them to not post. I know 5K isn't that long, but it was for me. I think I might be a 5K girl for life.:)
(Also, the headbands were a joke. They said HOT WOMAN. Ari and I wore them to get a good laugh:))


Makenzie and her new scriptures

This session of Conference was especially amazing for me. For one thing, I was actually looking forward to it. With two young kids that it is pretty hard to be excited about trying to get them to sit still for those long talks.
I am taking a new parenting class that has been an answer to MANY prayers of mine and helped me in so many ways. She gave us some ideas about how to make conference weekend something special and exciting for your kids. She said to go all about and be as excited as we are with Christmas. At first I was like, yeah right! So I tried my best. The few days before I got a conference pack together for Makenzie along with a bunch of treats (some healthy, some not:)), a new CTR ring, a new book of Mormon with a new scripture case (pink of course), a little puzzle and some new crayons. All this cost me less than 10 bucks! All week see kept talking about how excited she was about conference and to hear the prophet talk. It was really awesome to see! It was something I hadn't experienced before. So that morning, ever Drew got into and made us an AMAZING breakfast. Mason took two naps those days... one during each conference:) No, it wasn't perfect, but it was darn close. I was so touched by the spirit through this experience. When our prophet said goodbye to us that last talk on Sunday, I had tears in my eyes because I truly didn't want it to be over. That was a first for me too! I have always loved conference, but it hasn't always been easy for me to sit through 8 hours of it:).
My little family is truly blessed by our Savior and we are very grateful. We move ahead with all the guidance given to us with hopeful hearts.

This is the AMAZING breakfast Drew made..YUMMY!

Fun times in the morning waiting for breakfast

More good times:)