Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Mickell

On November 7th Mickell turned 5 years old! I can't believe how fast she has grown up. A few days before her birthday I asked what she was most excited about...she said she was just excited for it to be her special day, and she really wished that Dylan could stay home from school to hang out with her. She is such a sweet little girl, and it was a really fun day celebrating her birthday. Some of her favorite gifts were a barbie mermaid, barbie car, diamond castle barbie, and lip gloss (from her brothers). She really likes scooby doo, so she picked out a scooby doo cake and we played some scooby doo games. First we played pin the scooby snack on scooby's mouth, then we had a clue hunt to find where scooby was hiding (leading back to the birthday cake). It wasn't anything too big, but she was happy, and that is all that matters to me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Making Cookies
We decided that it would be fun to make some sugar cookies for Halloween. Mickell and Tyce helped cut out the cookies, I baked them, then Dylan and Mickell frosted and decorated them while Tyce taste tested as much frosting as he could get in his mouth. It was a really fun day for all of us!


We actually worked out a theme for the kid's costumes this year, Dylan was the brave knight, Mickell the beautiful princess, and Tyce the mean dragon. The two big kids had such a great time and Mickell kept saying that this was the best Halloween ever. The weather was so nice that we didn't even need jackets. We all walked around the neighborhood for about an hour and it was a lot of fun. Ty just thought it was awesome that people kept giving him candy! One of his favorite words to say now is "treats"...he's definitely related to me!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


The weather during October was so crazy that we didn't know from one day to the next if we should wear shorts or coats. Despite the weather confusion, we still had a lot of fun.

On October 5th, we headed up on the mountains by Snowbasin ski resort. One of our favorite Fall activities is to take a hike and gather different colored leaves. We gathered a few leaves and took a short hike, but it was SO cold that we couldn't stand to be outside for too long.

Two days later on October 7th, Dylan's friend Ashly came over to play and it was so warm they played outside for two hours! They had such a great time and it felt like the middle of summer again.

A few days later on October 12th, we were plastered with a huge snowstorm! The kids were super excited and couldn't wait to get all their winter clothes out and play in the snow. The snow only lasted a few days though before the sun came out and melted everything (to Mickell's great disappointment).

On October 23rd, we headed to the Black Island Farm for Mickell's preschool field trip. The sun was shining and it was a really nice day. Mickell and Ty both had a lot of fun and really enjoyed being outside. I just wish that Dylan could have been there with us too (he was at school).