Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I copied Erika and Tyler's Christmas card design and created a card to send out to all of my far-away friends and relatives.

Unfortunately, the only people who ended up getting a card were the people that I saw face to face and handed them to. Sorry!

At least it is a step in the right direction. This is the first year every that I have even attempted to send out a Christmas card. Next year, I'll just plan on it and get an earlier start. (I hope...)

Merry Christmas and Happy 2009!

Love, Flint, Alli, Isaac, and our June Baby!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas, I'm finally blogging about Halloween

OK, so I've been a slacker, but I kind of have an excuse... About a month ago, I made a long slide show, complete with captions, of Halloween pictures. I was finished and in the process of saving the show when Isaac found the power button on my computer, and figured out that he could press it in. When I found the time to go back and try again, I discovered that no matter how I saved my show, it always displayed as a show created by someone else... I told myself that I would figure it out and post later, but after the frustration, it was always easier to find other things to do.

Anyway, I had kind of figured that I had lost my window of opportunity, since we are deep into the Christmas season already, but ScrapChairPotato did a Halloween, etc. post today! If she can do it, so can I.

Here is my little chicken wandering the cultural hall at our ward party.

The party was fun, but the confusion in the room was a little much for him.

He preferred playing with the decoration in my "trunk-or-treat" room.

On Halloween night, we went to the party at Michal's house, and he felt much more at home.

At first he was still more interested in playing with or eating the decorations.He thought that the decorative corn was pretty cool (appropriate for a chicken), but the ladybug would have been more impressed by flowers.
The party was wonderful, as usual. Lots of food, friends and fun.
Daddy even took the night off to join in on the fun.
Daddy tried to take Isaac trick-or -treating, but Issac was still more interested
in the corn cob then the candy.
My favorite thing of the evening was the homemade root beer that accidentally
(overactive dry ice) froze into root beer slush.

Henry (The Dread Pirate Roberts) liked the cauldron full of trick-or-treating candy.

What? Candy?

Don't worry, Papa with share his candy.
And Bronwen with share her milk.
Then you can kick back in your chicken coop for a while.

I didn't get my camera out when Becky and the cousins were there.
But I got the other cousins to pose for pictures.

Kimball was Dr. Howard Carter.
(He and Henry did tours of King Tuts tomb back in their room.)

Henry was a very serious Dread Pirate Roberts.

Ian was Peter Pan.

Bronwen was a ballerina - "Pli-e"

Jared was an 80's Rocker, who cooked our hot dogs and corn dogs to perfection.

Ian changed out of his costume into his cozy PJs early
to cuddle on the couch with Grammy and Papa.

and Isaac wished that Daddy hadn't had that last bowl of chili.
"Breath of fire."

All in all, it was a fun and successful Halloween.

I guess it is time to start decorating for Christmas!