Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Randoms

I am trying to play catch up. Here's a few of my favorite moments from November! 

I had the chance to see Twilight's Breaking Dawn with some fun girlies from my ward. I loved it! Can't wait for Part 2!

This little man started eating solids on his own. He LOVES cheese! Who wouldn't? Plus, I found this hat that I friend handed down and it fits perfectly. Oh, how I love this little boy. (9 months in this pic)

This month I also got to attend my brother's cello recital at ASU. He's an AWESOME cello player! He played with the Manheim Steamroller over Christmas. Like I said...he's AWESOME! Bree went with me for his recital. She was great during the recital, but decided she to be a stink during picture taking. I Love her "I'm sooooo over this Mom" expression!

My uncle Glen and his family came down for the week of Thanksgiving. I was glad I got to see them. They are from North Carolina and we don't get to see them very often. It's been years in between visits. My Grandma & Grandpa Taylor came down from Utah for Thanksgiving also. It's always so good to see family. :) 

This month I started doing some Christmas shopping (it's early for me to do it in November!) and Bree is always my little helper at stores. She found a friend at Old Navy and wanted some pics together. 

Justin got to go to Caleb's feast at school. I couldn't go because Gunner had croup. :( In November, everyone took turns being sick week to week. It was awesome. I was thrilled. Not!

Another random day... Bree dressed herself, picked out her necklace, shoes and sunglasses. I love the ensembles she creates...especially wearing sunglasses upside down. 

This was our attempt at a family picture on the Smith's side...inside at night...not my best work, but at least we're all there!

This is what happens when I leave Bode & Bree alone for a few minutes. She plays dress-up and Bode gets the brunt of it. 

I just loved this picture of Caleb. He loves to watch a movie with his popcorn bowl plopped on this lap. Love it!

I didn't get any pictures of Thanksgiving because I ended up getting the stomach flu on Thanksgiving day! Not fair! But, the day after we were able to travel up to Prescott for the day and spend some time with family. We went window shopping and I captured this sweet moment with Grandma Cook reading to the kids. 

Caleb found a quiet spot and found some books to read too.

Really grainy picture but super cute of Grandpa Cook & Bode. Grandpa's favorite color is camo. He's so proud!

Just throwing another random one in of my cute baby. His mouth erupted and he got 4 teeth in one month!

People ask me if I crimp her hair...nope, I just let the wind do it for me. And whatever chemotherapy did to her hair. :(

Next up...December....I'm almost up to date....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wrapping up October

After our Cali/Disney trip we had a good rest of the month. Here's a few of my favorites. 

I had to be sure to throw a few of Caleb's snaggle-tooth pictures in. This was before our trip when he busted out one of his "temporary's". This kid is so cute. He hates my big camera but will smile BIG when the phones come out. :)

A few pics the night before his big root canal and 2 fake teeth put on.

You can't see it too well, but his shirt says "You can't handle the tooth!" His Aunt Krista and Uncle Ryan got him this shirt in Huntington. They were so sweet to think of him! It's perfect for what he's been through!

Ah, miss Bree. I let her color with markers and she seemed more interested in coloring on her arms than paper...

This is how I often find Bree after I put her to bed. She sneaks into my room and falls asleep on my bed then we move her into her own bed. This one night I couldn't resist taking her picture. Love her pose, yet it seems so uncomfortable ;)

How I love the soccer seasons. Gunner did really well and enjoys playing. He gets so aggressive on the field. He is a great defender.

I love the end of the game cheers and tunnels. This is Caleb's favorite part. :)

Bode is such a good sport. He just rolls with it. Poor kid trying to grab some zzzz's.

Breezy had a Halloween/Fall party and got to dress up. She loves preschool so much but was being a big stinker and wouldn't sit still for a picture. I told her she was acting like Cinderella's step sisters instead of Cinderella...I don't think she cared though!

Caleb had the first annual fall Olympics with his class. He was so cute and excited that I came to watch him do all the events! The egg walk: 



 Playing Simon Says:

At the end of the events, they did a closing ceremony and each of the kids got a medal for all their hard work. Caleb was so honored!

Ms. Jessica. We love her!

Next is Halloween. I always love dressing up but it seems that once I get all the kids ready, there's no time left. However, this year we went to a friend's party a few days  before Halloween and I think my costume was pretty original. It was all Justin's idea. I'll let you figure it out for yourself:

This year the kids got a ton of candy because we celebrated Halloween twice. Once at our ward trunk or treat and then again on Halloween night. I have candy to last us through the next year!

Ah, so sweet, he does love his little sister!

Caleb loved handing candy out to all the trick or treaters. I think he loved that he had a "job" 

Bode the "Hot Dog"

Bree, the princess, "Cinderella"

Gunner aka Captain Jack Sparrow

I can't believe he let me put make-up on him. I think he looks really legit!

I could eat this one:

Caleb didn't want the costume I got for him (someday I will get it through my thick skull that he doesn't like to dress up!) so I put him in one of his old pajama robes. He wore this for a pajama day at school a few years back and everyone kept calling him "Hugh Heafner." I thought it was cute, but no one "got it" so we changed him into a SunDevils jersey. He was much happier. :)

Let Day 2 of candy overload begin:

The happiest hot dog I've ever seen. 

Bree was so cute. As soon as her pumpkin was full, she said, "I'm all done. I'm full!" And with that she sat in the stroller the rest of the night while we went to more houses. I'd keep asking her if she wanted to get more candy and she kept saying, "No Mom, I'm full!" I love that she was happy with what she got! 

Gunner loved his loot, Mommy is not going to like having to do extra doses of teeth brushing to fight off the cavities it will bring! Happy Halloween!