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Friday, October 31, 2008

Cute Costumes

Here is a costume preview while the girls take a nap at the same time before the big night. Sophie's costume had to be altered because of her head and chubby cheeks-ha! I think she looks kind of like a nun with the white hood. Ella's been wearing her costume for close to a month now around the house, she just loves to play dress up. I'll post more pics later!

Here is the story behind Ella's Peep Halloween costume this year. My mom loved peeps! So much so that her co-workers had shirts made last year for the Race for the Cure that said "Sara's Peeps" Here is a picture of the shirt, we all wore it again to this year's Race. So when I saw a Peep costume I became emotional (no surprise there) and ordered it immediately! Sophie's tootsie roll costume went along with the food theme and I must say I think she's the cutest tootsie roll I've seen! Just thought I would explain the cute costumes. Enjoy the pics.

Preschool Party

Ella had her Halloween Preschool Party yesterday. All of the kids were able to trick or treat a few places around the block and have candy and food in the classroom. It was fun and she loves all her new friends in her class.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Pics

Ella's Preschool class had their first field trip last week to a Pumpkin Patch. She had a good time with all of her friends and we added some new pumpkins to the front porch. Here are some pictures from the morning.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Walking Women

Here are some pictures of our family walking last Saturday in Race for the Cure. I say "Walking Women" because with the ages ranging from 7 months-89 years the 2K family walk was the best option for this bunch that included 4 generations and 6 sets of sisters!! My mom used to say that we love girls in our family because there are so few boys and with the addition of Sophie she made the 6th sister set. I told Tadd when we found out she was a girl last year right before Race for the Cure that Mom wanted Ella to have a sister too. This year's Race was filled with too many emotions, I think that last year we were all a little numb! For me it reminded me of all the fun times that Mom and I had together at the Race even with a broken wrist one year as she danced with the band as they played while we were crossing the bridge. I would give anything to laugh with her dancing again but I have to believe that she is smiling down on us everyday and dancing in Heaven (with Dad) and they are both happy and healthy together. Please continue to pray for our Peace!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tasty Treats

It's Ella's snack day tomorrow and I decided she needed something homemade with a Halloween theme. So I tried to get creative and made some Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats with icing and chocolate chip eyes. After making over 15 of them and cleaning up, I looked at Tadd laughing and asked why I thought it was necessary to try and be "Suzi Homeaker" for a 3 year old. He made the comment back that my Mom would be proud. Anyway, I thought they turned out cute although she will probably get something out of a box for her next snack day. (Just like Sophie only gets her homemade veggies part of the time now-ha.)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Missing Mom & Magic Springs

Mom's Birthday was October 2nd and Race for the Cure is Oct. 11th. October is also Breast Cancer awareness Month. All of these things make it a tough month and a constant reminder of how sick Mom was and how much we really miss her! We are all walking in the Race on Saturday to help find a cure for this horrible disease. As a distraction on Saturday afternoon we took the girls to Magic Springs for some fun rides. Ella loves to ride rides and Sophie loves to stroll outside.