Thursday, November 1, 2007


Happy Halloween! It was a fun halloween. The kids went trick or treating 3 times! We went around our neighborhood on halloween night. The kids did not want to stop. There are not many kids who go door to door in our neighborhood anymore, so every house would give our kids handfuls of candy to get rid of it. They got so much candy that either dad will eat it, or we will throw it out.

Kara was a cowgirl for halloween. She loved her costume and I got it for a great price. So sewing required! During trick or treating everyone told Kara that she was a very cute cowboy. To which Kara would reply, "I am a COWGIRL!" We even had to put make up on her because, "cowgirls wear makeup."

Asia was a unicorn. Asia was so proud of her costume. She wore it the whole night! Which was about 3-4 more hours than Kara wore it when it was hers.

Here are Kara and Asia in the same costume 3 years apart. Asia is much happier.

Yesterday, Kara fell and "hurt" her foot. Ever since then she has been limping (when convinient for her). Then last night she refused to walk on it. This morning she woke up and refused to walk. Tyler was frustrated with her, but was unable to convince her that her foot was fine. It was only after I told her that she would have to stay home from primary if she couldn't walk, that she immediately started walking on it, without a limp. What kids will do for attention!

I am in a play again. The performances are coming up in 2 weeks. Last year I had a blast. I was a gangster girl. This is my costume last year. This year I am an undercover detective. My part is not as melodramatic, but I am still very much enjoying myself. I only have about 2 funny lines in the play, but I nail them!

Kara and Asia are playing very well together, but the messes are getting more. They love to get all of my tupperware bowls out and "make cookies". On this day, however, they found out that it was fun to get their backsides stuck in the bowl.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Asia got her hair cut last month and I love it. Everyone tells me it fits her personality. So here is the funny story about Asia:About 2 weeks ago, she came to me with orange running out of her nose. She was whining and sticking her finger up her nose. At first I thought that for some reason she was bleeding, then after further investigation, I found that she had stuck an orange tic tac up her nose. She was very uncomfortable and wanted me to get it out. No matter what I tried it would not get out. Then I tried to get her to blow it out. Kara and I were both trying to show Asia how to blow out her nose. Kara was getting boogers all over her shirt, trying to show Asia how it was done. When that didn’t work I plugged one of Asia’s nostrils and blew in her mouth to see it that would dislodge it. It didn’t. Finally I gave up and let her play. She didn’t seem uncomfortable. After about an hour I look again and it was gone. I am not sure if it dissolved or if it slipped down and she swallowed. Only now can I laugh about it. I hope that I tortured her enough that she won’t try it again.

We have just moved Asia from the crib into a big bed. We actually put up the bunk beds. Asia loves her new found freedom. The first few nights she would get out of bed and give us a smile that said “Ah hah! Look what I can do!” She quickly learned that she was not free to get out of bed when she wanted to. Now that Asia is in a big bed I love nap time. This is because Asia likes to have me lay next to her when she is falling asleep. I normally fall asleep. Kara, bless her heart, always lets me sleep for at least a half hour. Of course, she knows that when I wake up she will get a little treat, for being so nice to her mother.


Tyler hurt his ankle, yet again. He was so excited to get back from Yakima and start playing again. "I just stepped wrong". I am not sure that stepping wrong can to that much damage. It took him a whole week of limping around until he finally went to the doctor, who said, "you'll be fine." And he is just fine. But not playing soccer again yet.

Kara and Asia and I went to the pumpkin farm. Asia and Kara had fun seeing the animals, running through a hay maze, picking out their very own pumpkins and eating ice cream. It was the only day all week that it did not rain.