Monday, October 22, 2012

Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch. Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now!

It was the annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch with Q's school and she was so excited to go. I'm so glad that my job allows me the opportunity to spend time with Q and go on her field trips. It's so much fun.
Q's school class

one of the slides...she refused to go on the bigger one

that's my kind of maze

she loved the tire horse swings

riding the tractor...an ode to Moses Lake

we can't resist photo ops in cut outs. 

Q was lovin this calf, until it started chewing on her jacket. 

the apple of my eye...sorry couldn't resist

the corn bin

her teachers and other kids decided to bury her...Q was in heaven. look at that zoned out face.

she loves to be smothered

my favorite picture.

on the hay ride. worst angle for a picture

Q loved it, although you couldn't tell from this face

the kids learning about corn...it's in everything. 

Q was set on finding a square pumpkin like Spookley (the movie on the Disney channel)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

You make me sick...

Q woke up this morning with a cough and stuffy nose. I should have canceled her 4 year old check up, but I already rescheduled once so I decided to keep the appointment. I knew that she would most likely get a couple shots....but I didn't realize she would get a finger prick (I hate those too), and 4 or 5 shots(I lost track). She cried, but luckily she stayed still enough that they were over quick.

Poor girl Worst day ever.

Her hemoglobin was on the low/normal side so I was told to feed her some high iron foods...but I knew that there was only a slim chance that spinach and red meat would be a success in her eating, so instead we are opting for a daily iron pill to go with her daily chewable vitamins, and daily floride pill. Q is only 4, but I feel like she needs one of the medicine holders that old people have to remember their daily pill regimen.

Oh and my bad genetics may be coming into play for this girl. 1) She got a 20/40 in her right eye test and I was told to have an optometrist test her..so glasses may be in the future. and 2) Her tonsils are so huge they are touching each other, and I was given the name of an ENT to go see so he could look and see what he wants to do.  It's a good thing she is height and weight proportional or I would have a lot to be sorry for.

So now, after a warm bath and some tylenol, she is laying on the couch with a strawberry milkshake watching some movies. Here's hoping a little rest and relaxation is all she needs to feel better.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

What's it say... You call that a headline?

I've been doing some major catch up on the blog, so check out the posts. I try and back date them, so when I print out my book the posts are actually posted on the days they happened (instead of the month later when I actually get around to posting), so check out August for the Family reunion post, September for my posts about Toronto, fire station field trip, Q's birthday, and outdoor fun. And October for Halloween shelves, Emily's return, and Q's Polynesian dance class.

Oh, dance, dance, dance to my ten guitars


When I saw that the Orem Rec Center was adding a beginning Polynesian dance class during the fall session, I signed Q up right away, and it was best decision ever. Oh my goodness it is so cute watching those girls (and a couple boys) learn some polynesian dance moves, and even learn some poi ball techniques. The teacher is amazing, and is so good about teaching them technique and discipline. Q thinks it awesome that she is learning moves like Lilo and Stitch.  
My only regret is that I didn't sign myself up for the adult class that takes places before hers, cause it looks like a great workout. I took beginning Hula at BYU-H, and it was super fun, it would be nice to dust off the ol' hip shaking, and get my dance on. If they offer the class during winter session I am sooooooo doing it. 


ready position

first day of poi ball training

The teacher is really good about teaching them how to enter and exit the stage


video


Friday, October 5, 2012

Come with us and you will see this, our town of Halloween

Although Christmas may be my favorite holiday, Halloween is a close second. 1) it happens in Fall, my favorite season. 2) it involves dressing up in costume, and you know I love dressing up in costume. Plus I love seeing others dressed up, I remember even as a kid being excited to go to school on Halloween to see everyone's costumes. 3) it involves candy! I have a child who doesn't like peanut butter, so I am all to willing to help her out and eat any reeses pb cups that come her way. 4) Orange is my favorite color, and Halloween is full of orange. 5) the decorations for Halloween are so cool and creative. 

I was super pumped to do my Halloween crafts and get my shelves ready for the Haunting season. Here is what I came up with. 


Kim and I found the idea for these books on Pinterest, and they were all too easy to duplicate. It was super fun, finding creepy fonts, and cool paper to cover the $1 books with. 


There was a lot of options for Halloween printables, but I though this one based on the evil witch from Snow White and her poisoned apple was perfect. 


Of course, no Halloween shelf is complete without some potions. I found these spice jars and the $1 store, scoured the web for some cool labels, and glued them on, then I filled them up with "coffin nails", "graveyard dirt", "dragon scales", "vampire blood", and "snake venom".


I thought a creepy spider hanging out by the potions, would be a perfect addition. 


My Halloween door hanging. Just a cheap frame, painted, with a web, large spider, and black rose. I love it. 


My "porch" (aka outside my door). I added a couple new pumpkins this year, including the web one, the gold pushpin one, and the jack skeleton. Then I added some hay bales, rats, birds, skulls, tombstones, and a large spider web (all found at the $1 store-except the hay)



Saw the idea for this "witch parking" sign on Pinterest, and I did my twist on it. I found this cute witch's hat in the $2.50 bin at Target, and the broom was only $4 at Target as well. 


I got a wooden plague at Michael's for $1.50 ($2.99 with 50% off). painted it, then modge podged on the sign. 


Happy Halloween!!!!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Guess who's back...back again...

When I saw on Emily's returning flight itinerary that she would have a layover (although short) in SLC I knew that Q and I had to get up there and see her! We sure have missed our Emily, and Q has enjoyed getting her own cards and letters from her Auntie Em for the last 1 1/2 years. We were both so excited to see her!! 
It is crazy to think that Emily was there for everyday of the first 2 1/2 years of Q's life, and then missed the next 1 1/2, but I was pretty proud of myself for being a dedicated weekly writer to Em, and keeping her updated with pictures and stories of her little Q monster. So now that she's home it's like she never left. 






Now we just need her to move closer so we can have some more fun, and make some more memories!!