Monday, November 17, 2008

Family Pictures

Here are a few of the pictures from our photo shoot. We went to a local park and had a lady in our ward take them. We had over 600 pictures taken, so I think we got a few good ones. Taylor was not the most cooperative. Most of the pictures I am trying all the tricks to get her to turn and look. It was exhausting.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy halloween

Ryan carved his pumpkin almost all by himself this year. He made a pirate. The pumpkin almost lasted until Halloween. The day before we had to toss it because it was leaking goo all over the front porch.

Presenting Darth Vader. On Halloween night Ryan was complaining that his head hurt. Jeff said he was sorry but couldn't do anything about it. The next day Ryan had a bruise on his forehead from his mask. Just in time for family pictures.

Here is Kaylee's painted pumpkin. I do not love carving pumpkins so I decided to paint mine this year. Kaylee was set on carving hers like scooby doo until she saw the paint. What a budding little artist.

This is the saddest Witch on the block!! Kaylee had decided she wanted to be a mean witch for Halloween. I told her she could even though I was surprised she didn't want to be a princess. We picked out her outfit at the store, and even tried it on before the tags came off. She loved it. So we got ready for the church Halloween party and we had a meltdown. Everything was so itchy. She was running around the house like a Banshee! It was horrible crying and screaming in Kaylee fashion only 10 times worse than normal. I pinned her down (literally with her kicking and hitting me) and put on the long sleeve shirt. Then another wrestling match to get the tights on. You would think that would have eased the itch since her entire body was covered in 100% cotton, but no she was too far gone by this point. So I went into her closet ready to get her a plain old outfit and I saw the tinkerbell costume from last year....and it fit and we all went to the party happy! Well I was still miffed about spending money on the costume. Well at least I convinced her to chill long enough for a picture. She makes a beautiful tinkerbell!

This little bee won the contest at the church for the cutest costume. After this pic, I put on a white onesie underneath, white tights and black mary janes, then I completed it with 2 little ponies on top of her head because of course she didn't leave the headband alone. Sorry no pics of the finshed product. She was adorable!

Taylor's handprint pumpkin. We put about 5 prints and this was the only one that looked like a handprint. It was a fun halloween full of fun activites and now great memories.

Trick or Treat??(warning if vomit bothers you don't look at pics)

We had a great time trick or treating this year. Ryan chose to be Darth Vader, Kaylee was tinkerbell (witch), and Taylor was the cutest bee ever. Before the night got under way we took a visit to see the Grandparents. First stop the Byington Grandparents house.

Our Next stop was to my grandparents house.

Next on the trick or treat trail was a stop to the McMinn grandparents.

We wait patiently for Grandma to open the door, notice Taylor knocking with two hands eagerly. (And sorry that we don't have any real time footage of the next scene, what was Jeff thinking not getting pictures.) As soon as Grandma opens the door to see her cute little Grandchildren dressed up in Halloween best, Taylor vomits all over Kaylee's tights and shoe, then she steps into the house and pukes on the front rug, the carnage continued for a few minutes getting the entire front porch. It happened with such perfect timing that we didn't even yell out trick or treat. I guess this year we were just doing tricks to grandma. Okay if seeing puke is not your thing, do not continue.

Here they are after clean up was complete, Taylor no longer a bee, Grandma was a little disappointed that she didn't get a picture in time. We had to split up our Halloween plans for the rest of the evening. Taylor was sick the rest of the night, which was fun to juggle trick or treaters with a baby being sick. She did feel better for our family pictures the next morning phew! We will post when we get those back.