Monday, November 9, 2009

"My heart is CRUSHED!"

This was so sweet, I had to record it in our blog.

Tonight on the way home from Costco, and after an afternoon of subtle disobedience, I finally told Monica she couldn't have the cupcake she was working for. Of course, the waters works were unleashed immediately. So I asked her if she thought she deserved a cupcake. She wailed, "No! Because I wasn't listening and I'm crying and screaming, but my heart is CRUSHED!!"

Then when we put her to bed, she was still crying about the cupcake, so I told her I was sorry she couldn't have her cupcake but she could start being good again tonight and continue in the morning. She sat up with crocodile tears in her eyes and sobbed,"But Mom, my heart is CRUSHED! Do you know any songs that can calm someone down when they are upset?" So with a huge lump in my throat I sang her "I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus" and "Jesus Loves Me". She calmed down, but was still pretty sad. So hopefully tomorrow she is really good and I can give her a cupcake!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

This year we channeled Peter Pan.
I was Tiger Lily, Leah was the Tinker Bell fairy Rosetta, Ryan was a pirate and Monica was Tinker Bell.

Tinker Bell
Monica was still trying to cheer up after spraying her hair "yellow".
I should have known getting the cheap stuff wouldn't turn out right. Oh well.
We know better for next year. Monica already thinks she wants to be Tinker Bell again.
At least I wouldn't have to buy a new pattern!

In the Tinker Bell movies, Rosetta is a garden fairy.
I'm pretty proud of myself that I only spent $6 on Leah's costume.
Aunty Sarah gave me the fabric a couple years ago when I was first pregnant with Leah.
So her dress was free, and the wings and tights were each $3!
After making Monica's dress, Leah's was a piece of cake.

The following are just some of my favorite pictures from the rest of the night at our ward's Trunk or Treat event. Monica enjoyed it, but totally got spooked at the Haunted House the YM were in charge of. I think it was the idea of crawling alone that did her in. Anyway, here are the rest of our pics.

Our pretty fairies!

Oh no! The dreaded pirate captured a fairy!

It was COLD!!!

There were even more awesome costumes I wish I had gotten pictures of, like the Three Amigos and  the Toy Story gang. And the sister missionaries dressed up as the Pearl of Great Price, The Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. So cute!