Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tams Visit & Liliana's birthday

Tamsen, Braeden, Ethan, and Maura came in to town for a visit. They stayed at Emily's so I didn't see them much, but I was so happy to have the time that I did with them.

On Thursday they came to watch Ashleigh's soccer class (Bridget came too) and you could tell Ashleigh was working so much harder trying to impress them. She did really great. After, we went to McDonalds to chat while the kids played in the play land.

On Saturday Emily, Tamsen and the kids came over to our house. We all visited for a bit and the kids played.
I love this picture of Nick and Maura. :-) These nieces all seem to adore their uncle Nick. I love it

On Sunday I took Ashleigh to Liliana's 4th birthday party (my best friend Vanessa's daughter). This was the first of Vanessa's birthday parties I've attended and I have never been so impressed by a party before! It was a fairy party and it was amazing!!!

Ashleigh was turned in to a fairy-getting face makeup, glitter in her hair, wings, and a wand.

My other Mama all dressed up like a Fairy already. She definitely looked the part.

And so did Adam and Vanessa :-) I love all their costumes. :-)

The entire house was transformed--this is the garage. I wish I took better pictures....

the other half of the garage

We got some pictures taken. :-) I love my Ashleigh!!!

And my Nessa :-)

The Birthday girl

The whole Wade family
Korbin, Adam, Liliana, and Vanessa

The food was SO yummy. My favorite were the mini lemon cookies and the broccoli/cheese soup.

The kids all got to do little crafts--decorating fairy (bird) houses--Ashleigh decorated 3 of them!!! And then she made Pixie Dust. She had so much fun and so did I. :-)

We were blocked in at that party, but once there was room we left and headed to Emily's house for dinner with the family. It was SO yummy and it was so much fun. We played oh-heck and visited and the kids played and we just enjoyed each other's company.

Unfortunately we had to say good-bye that night because with work and school I didn't think we'd be able to see them again before they went back to Utah on Tuesday. I'm glad we did because we didn't see them again. It was sad to say good-bye but I'm so glad they came to visit.

Before we left for the night Tamsen took a couple of family pictures. :-) I think they turned out pretty good!

Thanks Tam--love you and miss you already!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My wonderful mom-in-law decided to make some cute cute candy corn outfits for her grand kids. The Sayers girls got dresses and the boys got ties. Don't they look SO cute!?!

Preston got an adorable candy corn t-shirt

And Ash got a very pretty candy corn skirt. Both kids love their new clothes and wear them over and over and over. Such a fun idea and thoughtful gift. :-) Thanks, Mama Call!!!

Last night I got to babysit Emily's girls. I love those girls so much! We had fun together and they had fun playing with Ashleigh too. Emily had a big tub of grape tomatoes...I couldn't stop snacking on them. I think I ate about 20 of them....But to make up for it I emptied and loaded her dishwasher, and washed her stove. lol. I figured I had to be somewhat useful since I ate so many of her tomatoes. Mmm they were Good! :-)

When Em got home we watched a video of Ashleigh and Bridget when they were 2 and 3 yrs old in their little pageant and I helped Em fold some of her laundry and we just chit-chatted. It was so nice. Like old times. :-) Love ya Em.

This morning I took the kids to Bizi Farms (Pumpkin patch). It took us forever to find a parking spot and then we got a primo spot. There was literally no line to get our tickets and get inside. We went straight to the face painting. Preston didn't want anything done, so it was just Ashleigh that got some art on her face. :-)


Then we saw these duck races--again, no line at all, so the kids played a few times.

Then we headed over to the pumpkin launch--we were able to launch 2 pumpkins each as part of our paid admission...the line was short but after 10 min we hadn't moved an inch and Preston's allergies had started to act up. sigh. So I finally gave up and I called Nick to come and get Preston (Nick stayed home cause his back was hurting really really bad!) and we went out to wait for him. Poor Preston was SO sad to leave and miss out on all the fun. I feel so bad for this kid...he needs to live in a bubble...I remember I was exactly the same way when I was a kid too. Hopefully he'll grow out of it like I did.

After Preston left I was determined to make the rest of the time with Ashleigh fun. we headed to the corn maze was big...and I was retarded and followed the map precisely so we wouldn't get lost, but it was fun and we rescued 2 different groups of people who were lost. Lol.

Then we walked around, got Ash a hot-dog and chips, we both got some hot chocolate and we went to look at the farm animals. Then we got some fresh apple juice--YUM--and some caramel corn.

I let Ash play on the hay pyramid for a bit, which she loved.

And finally she got to ride a pony. Those poor animals looked so tired...they stopped twice during the ride and the workers had to get them moving again. I felt bad for them... they ever think that maybe the ponies would want to turn around the go left for a while instead of right all the time? I'm just saying...

There were bees everywhere, and I'm very grateful we didn't get stung at all. We didn't do a few of the other activities simply because the lines were crazy long. We did get our free pumpkins though--the clean ones--at the front store cause we didn't go on the hay ride, and because I was nice to the ladies in there when I asked. ;-) Seriously that's what they said...they only let me get my pumpkins in there because I asked so nicely. That was so nice of them :-) And the best part is my primo parking spot was only 30 ft (+ or -) from the pumpkins so it was easy to transport them. :-) It was a good day. :-)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Preston with his little group of friends--Devon, Angel, and Seth. As of tonight, Preston is no longer allowed to play with Devon. We've been wanting to keep those two boys apart for a long time, just cause we don't like him, but after events that happened today (which will remain private and our business only) we have just cause to keep them apart. Thank goodness! That kid is SOOO annoying!!!

Preston went to sleep with Ashleigh in the middle of the night...funny how they both sleep...

Another one of Ashleigh's awesome outfits for school.

Driving to work I saw the car that does that Google Maps...see it? You can see the camera on top. I wonder if I was on camera...?

We've got these gardener snakes all over around our house...this one and I crossed paths yesterday. I know they aren't poisonous, but I still don't like them...

I love the fall colors in the trees...this tree is in the parking lot at my work. It's so pretty.

The neighborhood full of friends...L to R--Older Hannah, Corrine (sounds like Krin), Ashleigh, Angel and some older boys...yup, older boys. sigh.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

More pics from Nick's phone

All of these pictures are from Nick. I love that he has special father-son time with Preston every day while I'm at work and Ash is at school. I love my boys.