Sunday, November 15, 2009

A new adventure

So today has been a really hard day. We have been preparing and planning for months for this day--but that didn't make it any easier. Today Russ left for the Police Academy. He is going to ALEA which is in Pheonix. He is very excited to start this new adventure in his life. He has always wanted to be a police officer, but it seemed the timeing was always wrong. Now, everything just kindof fell into place. He can't wait to start working for the town of Snowflake. He will be a great officer. Well really, he could be good at anything he wanted to do. I am very proud of him. I miss him already and can't wait to hear all of his horror stories. The academy will be for four and a half months. He will get to come home on the week-ends if the weather is good. He will also get to be here for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have never been away from eachother for this long and I know it will be a huge adjustment for all of us. I also know that it will be so worth it in the end. I hope the next 4 months goes very fast.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The SmArTeSt girl

This morning I was helping Raegan with her homework for preschool. I got her a piece of paper and a pen so she could write her name. She looked at the pen then looked at me and said, "I can't use pen on my homework." I said, "who said so?" With out a second hesitation she said, "I'm really smart and I know that." Like DUH MOM have you NEVER done homework before. I am greatful for my kids and the things they say to me. They always make me smile.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween and pumpkins

We can't believe October is over already. The kids waited and waited for Halloween to come and now it's over. We had a lot of fun with our Halloween festivities. We went to the pumpkin patch and got to pick our favorite pumpkins. It was fun to see Reese because she was excited to see the pumpkins BUT did NOT want to touch one. Of course it took Riley and Raegan FoReVeR to pick the PeRfEcT one. After the pumpkin patch we went home and ate orange pancakes and orange juice. The kids thought that was the coolest.

Our favorite part of Halloween was going to the carnival that is at the High School. The kids got to dress up and they have all kinds of games and prizes for the kids. It was really fun to watch Reese this year. She was old enough for quite a few of the games. She would eat her candy as fast as it was handed to her.

We didn't carve our pumpkins until Friday night. It is always fun to see what the kids will think of for their jack-o-lantern faces. I was escpecially excited this year because Riley did his pumpkin AlL bY hImSeLf. It was really cute too. I didn't post pictures of the pumpkins because I noticed my kids faces were so dirty.

Saturday was the BiG day. It finally got late enough that the kids could start getting dressed. My G.I. Joe, my CoWgIrL, and my beautiful BaLlEriNa. They all looked so cute. Of course. Trick-or-treating was a HuGe hit. We never go to too many houses because I don't want all the candy and they get tired fast. Reese had a blast knocking on the door and saying "trick-or-treat" and "thank-you". So cute. Well that pretty much sums up our Halloween. FaBuLoUs!!!