Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Disney on Ice

Princess Belle's Dress

Snow White's Dress

She wore that huge smile on her face the whole time!

From Cars~ Lightning McQueen

Then The Little Mermaid

Then Lion King

and Tinkerbelle

Mikael and Pearce wearing their Cars hats!

We took Pearce and Mikaila to Disney on Ice last Saturday. Mikaila is in love with Ariel right now that is her favorite! When we told her we were going to see Ariel she was so excited she was bouncing and dancing all over the place. She really wanted to go on the ice and started to cry when I told her we werent allowed to go down there and skate with them. I guess I'll have to take her to Lloyd Center and go ice skating. Even Pearce said it was a lot of fun he kept thanking us for taking him, it was really sweet.
I don't ever remember my parents doing a lot of fun activities with me like Disney on Ice or the Circus I really want my kids to look back at their childhood and have fun memories. Something they look forward doing with their own kids.
Ever since I became a mom I have been in search of traditions. My mom hates holidays the only one she really likes is Thanksgiving. So I didnt grow up with many traditions. The few I have I've incorporated into my life and I am always searching for new fun things to add each year. With Halloween, Thanksgivng and then Christmas right around the corner I am looking for new things to add this year. Let me know what traditions you have, what is something memerable from your childhood or lend me an idea to add to my traditions. I'd love to hear you thoughts and ideas!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Everything FALL!

As always October is my favorite month and we have been doing tons of fun stuff. Fall is definitly in the air. The smell of rain and colder weather always makes me want hot soup warm rolls and a blanket. But there is just too much going on outside! Oregon is beautiful in the fall!! I cant believe how much there is to do! We've gone to several pumpkin patches, apple farms, made yummy gormet caramel apples and went to fall festival. We still have a couple more pumkin patches to hit, parties to attend, and of course Halloween!! Did I mention I LOVE October!

Cute mug shot at Heritage Apple Farm

The Princess and her pumpkin! You'd think I dressed her like that...Nope did that all on her own

Gorgeous Leaves changing! Took these pictures while driving!

Princess Ariel at Fall Festival

Ava and Snowman Isaak!

So close to walking! Just let GO!

Mikaila wanted her face painted the girl is painting pumpkins, ghosts, hearts, stars. Very basic stuff then she asks Mikaila what she wants and she tells her Ariel...I think the girl did a great job!

Delicious!!So good I've made these apples twice now...maybe doing it again! Carmel, Chocolate, candy bar...YUM

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Keith Urban!!

Jenn and me outside by his tour bus

If you look beside me you can see the little girl who sat by me she had to be 8 or 9 yrs old and was the cutest thing ever!! Jammin and singin the whole time!! I'm totally taking Mikaila to a concert someday!!

We had awesome seats!!

In all my excitement for Mikaila's Birthday I forgot to blog about my Keith Urban
concert!! My friend Jenn from Utah whom I have known since jr high flew up to go to this concert with me. I love country music and I don't have any friends who listen to it in Oregon (or at least that I'm aware of) Jenn went to his concert Sept 9th in Utah then again with me Sept 11th. Thanks Jenn for coming with me it was a BLAST!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finally Day 7 of Birthday week!

So glad to finally be able to post about Mikaila's last birthday party! We had a great birthday dinner with Nana, Papa, Courtney, Pearce, Tony and Lori. Thanks everyone for coming and making Mikaila's birthday so special.


I cant even begin to tell you how special you are. I remember the day you were born 3 years ago like it was yesterday, where did the time go. You have an amazing spirit about you. You are strong willed, stubborn, determined, kind, gentle, loving, cuddly, funny, generous, happy, energetic to say the least! The things you do make me crazy but they are also the things I love about you (funny how that works). I hope this birthday week has been everything you imagined and more! You will always be my baby girl...always!! Love Mommy