Friday, November 19, 2010

Girls Will Be Girls....

Today Mia told me that she wanted to dress up as a princess. She's so funny because she really hasn't shown much interest in princesses......until now. Last Christmas her cousins gave her some princess shoes and a crown and the only time she really shows any desire to wear them is when her little friends come over and want to play dress-up.

So dressing up like a princess requires a princess dress. And without a princess dress, we improvised....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

HaPpY hAlLoWeEn

I honestly can't look at these pictures without absolutely cracking up.  Mia loved dressing up.  She thought it was the greatest thing to be able to color her hair black.  I, on the other hand, didn't think it was the greatest idea.  That stuff is  MESSY.  However, it was totally worth it in the end {just in laughs}.

Our ward combined with the Oceanside 1st ward for the annual Halloween party and trunk-or-treating. What could be better than a chili cook-off, cupcake contest, costume parade and trunk-or-treating.  Mia was apparently unrecognizable. Her little friend, Kara, was a little confused {see picture below}.
 Mia had a ball at the trunk-or-treat.  As did we. After 5 years, we brought the Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies' costumes out of retirement.  


This year was so much fun carving pumpkins with Mia.  Unlike last year, she understood what it was all about and thought it was the coolest thing ever.  

Julian For A Day

A few weekends ago we headed for the hills to spend the day in Julian. It's this charming little mining town nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains.  It was such a beautiful fall day and was nice getting out of the city for a day.
 The town is all about aPpLeS!!!
 {The apple dumplings tasted even better than they looked}

 {Deb & Little waiting for lunch}

 {Mia performing her dancing skillz. She had quite an audience!}
 {.....and more dancing}

Shower the People You Love....

I love baby showers. I love the food, hanging out with girl friends and seeing all the cute baby paraphernalia. My sweet friend, Celine, is expecting her first baby girl the middle of November. A few weeks ago she had her shower and I must admit that I left a little bit baby hungry {just a bit} :)
 {The guest of honor}

Brooklyn Elise was born 3 weeks early....just a few days after the baby shower and is cute as can be.  Congrats Celine & Cameron!!!

Listos: Mommy & Me Pre-School

Mia and I attended our first "Mommy & Me" preschool.  We did everything from finger painting to "pretend" shopping for vegetables and gourds to making crafts to music time to face-painting.  It was a ball and we met some fun friends. 

  {She looks so grown up in this picture}
{Getting her "Gourd" on}
{Face Painting Fun}
{Jacob and Mia making music}
 {My budding little artist}
{Mia and Jack checking out the bugs}