Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I don't think I've posted any soccer pictures yet so here's an example of what has kept us busy with two practices a week and a game on Saturdays. We really like her team. Her coach is the mom of one of the boys on the team and I'm totally impressed with the practices. It's drills and good skills they've been mastering. However, this is our only year with this team. There are eight boys and Payton is one of two girls. I guess next year they separate the girls and boys. So we've been scouting the teams we've been playing for good girls for next year. Just kidding . . . maybe!

Payton's favorite position is goalie. She's not bad, but I think she a great forward. However, she always requests goalie or fullback. She tires quickly at forward and it's hard to tell if that's because she goes full-throttle or if it's her heart. But she is super aggressive at forward, she keeps going and going. The coaches referee at this age and when she's playing forward every time she passes the coach she asks to play fullback. Who's kid is this?
Later that night we crashed my brother's ward Halloween party. I am so proud that I got the costumes done in plenty of time. It helped that Dave spent a few days in Oregon last week so I had lots of time to sew without him distracting me. Payton and Fallyn love their costumes but I had to put Mayce's on her while she was screaming. Then she walked around with her legs and arms out like she was in pain. By the end of the night she had adjusted. We'll see what happens tomorrow night. Jake thinks I should get her a wig, that may be pushing it.

Payton is an angel this year. I think I need to make her a halo though, some people thought she was a princess. Hello, she has wings! My dad spent half the night torturing her telling her that real angels don't have wings. Good thing she's a strong young lady because she didn't believe a word he was saying.

On the left is cousin Owen. He's Snoopy and his little brother is Charlie Brown. So cute! Then we have Fallyn as a Mermaid. I must admit that I really love her costume. I was afraid of it because I basically had to make it up. I'm not that creative. Give me a pattern and I'm good, but to create from scratch (okay I used a pattern for the bodice and sleeves) I definitely put this one off for last and it turned out great. Mayce is a clown and if anyone ever sees me buying this fabric (tissue lame, accent on the e) stop me. Even with serging the edges it was torture! But she looks cute so I guess it was worth it.

After church Sunday the girls were excited because we had friends over. Here's a couple of pictures.

My kids do not usually fall asleep eating so we couldn't resist this picture. I guess partying the night before finally caught up with her.

And who can resist taking a picture of two adorable kids in laundry baskets? J is about four months younger than Mayce and has a solid 6 lbs. on her. Those cheeks of his! They remind me of Fallyn's when she was that age. It would be nice if I could say they got along great, but Mayce is such a stinker, I don't know if I'll ever be able to say that. If another child, or adult sometimes, gets with a two foot radius of whatever she is playing with she starts the pre-emptive "No!" She's killing me! She is my defiant child. I am lucky that she's my only stinker. She should grow out of it soon!
So that was our Saturday and Sunday. Get ready for more Halloween pictures. Tomorrow is our ward's Trunk-or-Treat and Friday is Halloween and Dave's parents Trunk-or-Treat. Any one's tonight we can crash?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Preschool is here!
Fallyn had her first day of preschool today and of course she loved it! She's with a family friend who just started an in-home preschool this year. She would have started earlier but it took forever for the in home visit to happen. But it finally did and now we've started. So Mayce and I had a few hours to kill together. Fun! Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings are going to be quiet. I really felt old today with two of my three kids in school. Life just keeps moving forward. Sometimes I feel like I'm barely holding on. Oh well!

This isn't a great "First Day" photo but Mayce thought I was dropping her off too. She was crying, and freaked out when I set her down. We'll have to get better pictures later.
To kick off preschool last Friday we went to The Pumpkin Patch as a school. Grandma Corbridge came with us and we had a lot of fun. Fallyn is still wearing the bracelet that let her go on all the stuff just in case we go back. I love her!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Partying with Cousins!

Today we had so much fun with cousins. All of the kids here are related to our girls whether they be first cousins or 2nd cousins once removed? (My cousin's kids) Regardless we all had a great time! We decided to get together for some Halloween fun. My SIL Cami got some great crafts together for the kids, we decorated sugar cookies, and just played. I must once again say how grateful that I am to have so much family near by. It's great to have such wonderful women in my life who inspire and uplift me. Now that Payton's in school and the kids are getting older it's tougher to get schedules to link up but hopefully this will encourage us to do more. The holidays seem to do that, I hope it continues. Yea for family!

We ti-dyed these shirts and then we'll decorate them by using the circles to create pumpkins. (Sorry I cut off Tyler's head Britt, I don't know what happened there!)

Work in progress . . .
Final Result: Cute little bats!

Here's the just playing part! I only had one battery charged. I know, I know, who do I work for? But anyway, only one was charged so they all had to squeeze onto one car to play. The babies got to climb on the Barbie Jeep. And we had our first car accident with the girl's car. Payton literally got ran over. Luckily all of us Mom's were out there and Kerrie used her super-strength to lift the car off Payton. There was slight injury but nothing a sugar cookie couldn't heal.

Ouch! Sorry Payton

What a fun day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just Because. . .
We decorated the outside of the house this year. Don't get me wrong, this is nothing compared to some other houses around here, but I'm proud that I got myself and the girls outside to do it. I've been in a bit of a funk lately so it felt good to drag out the ladder and hammer. Hopefully this will continue and I'll get costumes done, the girls room painted, dresses for Sawyer's wedding, Dave's jean quilt . . .! Will it never end? Hopefully not because what would I do then? Be bored out of my mind!
Here are some random pictures of Payton and Fallyn. We were at RC Willey's with Grandma Corbridge looking at dining room furniture for her and new beds for the girls. Grandma took the helmet off a suit of armor. The girls loved it!


Fallyn (oops, forgot to fix the red eye, scary!)