Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall and Fancy Free

I will admit that Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. I don't really like dressing up. I've never been a big fan of chocolate candy. And, I just don't like the whole ambiance of death and spooky stuff. Don't get me wrong, I am quite a fan of Harry Potter. But, Halloween was never something I got excited about. I like dressing my kids up, because they're adorable all dressed up. Not to put a damper on other people's fun for the holidays; to each his own. I do like Fall. I like long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts and not feeling like I'm gonna die if we're outside after 10am. So, Fall is good. We haven't gone out much lately because we've been having pretty early mornings which makes our nap schedule hard. Ewan has a morning nap around 8:30-9. The girls have been waking up at 5am, so they're ready for a nap at 11. And then Ewan takes his afternoon nap at like 1pm. Needless to say, I don't get much alone time right now. Today, however, the girls didn't fall asleep until 1. Kinda throws off our night time schedule, but I'm still gonna try to put them down around 7:30. Anyway, life is busy with three kids under three. I'm told it's only going to get busier.

Ladies in my parents ward gave me some ribbons to make bows for the girls. I have yet to make any bows because they have so much fun just playing with them. Today, we were ninjas for a good hour. Olivia is sporting a green one. Aislee wouldn't hold still long enough for me to catch her as a purple ninja.

I am trying to wean Ewan, so my nursing bibs and pillow are available more often now for play. They have babies in there somewhere.

Aislee woke up first from a nap and wanted to have a picture next to Ewan.

Then, Olivia woke up and wanted in on the fun.

They also wanted their feet featured.

I went in to check on them one afternoon and found them in the weirdest positions. Olivia was twirling her hair in her sleep.

I know, I'm not very creative. This was the same costume as last year, but they fit perfectly in them this year. We went to our new ward's party for a few minutes.

We didn't stay long, but Olivia got some fruit snacks while we were walking around.

It's hard to get them to hold still!

They really like to hold hands in the car. They are the best of friends, most of the time.

Ewan was Winnie the Pooh. I thought this shot was very Pooh-ish since he's trying to pull off his socks while still standing.

Isn't he cute?
I originally wanted to do Harold and the Purple Crayon, but I couldn't find a purple crayon and I was too late to make one. So, maybe next year.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In between diapers

Well, we're all moved in and settling into our new home. Thanks to family, we were able to get a lot of those annoying move-in things taken care of without a lot of fuss. Paul's parents drove back from Utah with me and stayed a few extra days to help install ceiling fans, kitchen hardware, and blinds. They also let Paul and I have a date, which was much needed.The trip to Utah went well. I finished the half-marathon with my dad and sister (Arianne got 2nd place and rocked the St. George marathon a few weeks later). I was a little sore and probably looked kinda funny walking around for the next couple days, but it was a good experience and I hope to do it next year! I got to attend my friend, Kamber's wedding. It was beautiful, and we're very excited to get to know Shane better. Paul packed and moved everything while I was gone which was very nice of him. I couldn't have packed while I was home with three kids unpacking faster than I pack! We've enjoyed more space, being closer to a more kid-friendly park, and the extra time we get with Paul now that we're 20-30mins closer! With all the extra space, Ewan had to learn how to walk pretty quickly in order to keep with the twins running around. He was getting so frustrated watching them run past him while he was crawling to wherever they were. He's not that fast, but he's getting there. The twins are adjusting well...kinda, they're still having a hard time staying in their bed the whole night. If we could get that taken care of, life would be just fantastic! We're looking forward to the cooler weather (we love Arizona falls and winters).