Friday, October 30, 2009

HaLLoWeeN PaRaDe...


The above picture is of Andrew with his preschool class getting ready to put on a parade. Andrew front and center, the leader of this parade, looking oh so calm, innocent, and happy to be there, right?? Our Andrew can be easily overwhelmed, and we experienced a little bit of this today. Andrew's teacher, Miss Suzanne, turned on a Halloween song and the parade started. Andrew was in the front leading his class around the room, and it was oh so exciting!!! Then... the song reaches a certain point and Miss Suzanne tells the children they are now ghosts, and to walk like a ghost. Uh-oh... this was more than Andrew could handle, and at that point he melted to the ground, throwing his own version of a fit. The teacher tried to get him to stand up and continue walking (he is the leader remember, so all the other kids are lined up behind him waiting for him to move!!) Well, that didn't work, so she pulled him to the side where he sat and watched the other kids do a parade, rather sulkily, and sing songs. He refused to participate. We actually captured this little charade on video... oh the memories. Andrew has been talking about this Halloween parade with great anticipation for WEEKS... then when it finally arrives he sits on the sidelines. Oh well, I am still glad I could be there, and I still love my little boy. Just a reminder to me that we are each unique, and we come to this world with our own personalities. There is always next year... and maybe then we can make it all the way around the parade circle. Something to look forward too!!!

What in the Ward?!?...

The youth in our ward put together a Halloween carnival for the kids. We took Andrew and Carrie, and they both had a great time playing games, winning prizes, dressing up in their costumes, going trick-or-treating, and of course eating candy!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Party!!...

This last weekend my mom, my sister Jen and her daughter Emma came up to Logan for the weekend. It is always fun when family gets together, and we love having visitors!! My sister Diana also lives in Logan so we spent time with her and her husband as well. We had lots of yummy food, many laughs, and lots of fun!! On Saturday, as is tradition, we went to the annual Pumpkin Walk in North Logan. It was a little wet, but not too cold (sometimes it is freezing!!). I am excited for the upcoming holiday season and the family times associated with them!!