Sunday, November 15, 2009

Will be switching to Wordpress sometime soon...

Because Blogger is completely lame, I'm going to be switching to Wordpress in the near future. Aaron's been bugging me about it for months, and after my annoyances with getting this most recent post written, I think it's about time. So be watching...

Go Cougars!

BYU played UNM here in Albuquerque, so we spent Saturday morning at the BYU Tailgate Party. Our kids had so much fun. My friend was on the committee that organized the event, so she roped us into manning the bean bag toss (I know--SO difficult). The kids loved playing all the games and eating the yummy breakfast burritos.

Donuts on a string--always a classic.

Face painting. I think Katie asked us at least 30 times if her Y was still on. I wanted them to get their hair sprayed blue and white, but neither of them were daring enough.

It was quite chilly, but they kept warm by spending about an hour inside the bouncy castle. For those of you unfamiliar with Albuquerque, the bouncy castle is a city institution. Every major event has at least two bouncy castles, and they're usually quite deluxe. During the summer, every park is filled with bouncy castles that people have rented out for children's birthday parties.

Averi also enjoyed the bouncy castle. We just bounced her up and down on the ramp going in, and she was thrilled. She screamed any time we moved her away from the area.

Katie and Paul loved seeing Cosmo. Paul was hesitant to get his picture taken with him, though, and when he finally did, my camera wouldn't take. Turned out that my memory card was full (we take LOTS of pictures) and by the time I got a picture deleted Cosmo had to go. So sad.

And Averi's super cute.

Aaron and I got a babysitter for the kids, so we were able to go to the game together. It was kind of frightening there at the end, but we pulled through and won. It would have been REALLY embarrassing for BYU to have been the Lobos' only win of the season.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The witch got Dorothy in our version...

I'm back after weeks of non-stop sewing. Seriously, if you want to sew four costumes, start earlier than the second week of October. Or you'll be sewing until 5:45 the night of the trunk or treat party that starts at 6. Not good. But our kids were absolutely adorable, and I think Aaron and I looked pretty good too, if I do say so myself. We chose a Wizard of Oz theme. Aaron was the scarecrow, I was the Wicked Witch, Katie was Glinda, Paul was the Cowardly Lion, and Averi was Dorothy. Katie was very concerned that we didn't have another boy to be the tin man, but the crisis was averted when one showed up at the trunk or treat. Another piece of advice: the 99 cent green grease paint isn't even worth that much. It was the worst makeup I've ever used. It wouldn't go on well at all, so it took about a million coats to get a green hue. It was also the shiniest, slimiest paint ever. And it wouldn't come off. I washed my face at least five times (included a pass with eye makeup remover) and I still was tinted green. Ugh! But here we are in all our cuteness...

Averi was not in a picture taking mood. This was the best shot I got of her; you can see her darling ruby slippers.

This is what I saw most of the time I was trying to get a decent photo of her...

Adorable. Just adorable.

That darn crown was the bane of Katie's existence during the trunk or treat dance. It kept falling off or even slipping down around her face completely. She didn't want to take it off because then she wouldn't be so "Glinda," but eventually she relented.