Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sam Had Other Plans

My plan for this morning:
  1. Feed Sam
  2. Snuggle with Sophie
  3. Lay Sam on my bed for Step 4 of my plan
  4. Set up movie for Sophie & get her some warm milk
  5. Give Sam a bath
  6. Put Sam down for a nap

Sam's plan:

  1. Eat
  2. Lay on Mom's bed while she gets Sophie some warm milk
  3. Fall asleep

The bath will have to wait.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We Went to Disneyland!

We went to Disneyland last week. Guess what. Sophie loved it. Weird, right?

The boys all ready to go.

The Family.

Sophie's first ride of the day.
That's sheer excitement on her face.

Sophie's favorite ride was the Teacups. This is my favorite shot. All 3 additional riders are doing some sort of hand motion toward the camera, and Sophie's not sure what exactly they're talking about.

Sophie wearing her Minnie Ears.
(They're individual hair clips, not a headband or a hat like you normally see. And they were adorable.)

Mickey's house
You may recall the last time we visited Mickey's house:

It went a lot better this time.

And finally, here is a glimpse of what each character meeting went like:

She was totally excited to meet everyone until, you know, she actually approached them.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Yard Sale Day

It hasn't rained here for about 3 months. What are the odds that it'll rain on our garage sale?

Hmmm. Apparently, there was one rain cloud over our city on Saturday, singling out my house. Everyone that came to our driveway full of wet merchandise drove up in dry vehicles and commented on our soggy situation.

This is what we felt like:

But we had fun. And we all decluttered a bunch.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Blessing Sam

Our Families (sorry Cathy)

Last Sunday, Jake blessed our Samuel at church. Our bishopric encouraged us to make it an intimate affair, so we chose to only invite our immediate families. Jake did an awesome job, and Sam looked especially handsome. He wore the same outfit that Jake wore as a baby when he was blessed. Awesome, right?

This is my favorite picture from the day. It wasn't planned to look this way (we were trying to convince Sophie to stand up), but I think it turned out so perfect.

Then, about an hour later, we headed out to Danny & Lindsi's church to see Danny bless Baby Chase.

Here are the two baby cousins hanging out together (Sam on the left, Chase on the right). Or, as Ellie described it, "Two Chases!"

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Sophie went Trick or Treating for the first time this year. She was looking forward to it for a week, and practiced all the time to yell "trick or treat!" ("Fwi oh fweeee!"). We only went to a few houses around our neighborhood, but it was enough for her. As she was leaving one particularly good house, she exclaimed to me "This makes me SO HAPPY!" It totally made my day.

Note about the costume: We had a size 12 month duck costume from a previous event two years ago. I added yellow foam letters spelling "DUCK" down both sides, bought a pair of orange tights, and turned her into the Word World duck. Anyone with a 2-year-old got it, everyone else just thought she was a cute duck.