Saturday, November 22, 2014

Six on Saturday

1. Tessa is learning to write and has mastered Mommy, Daddy, Tessa and Hailey. She has written
these four names on every piece of paper in the house and I am simultaneously proud and irritated.
2. Hailey has recently learned that she can call and talk to people on my phone by pressing certain icons. So far she has succeeded in calling Seth, my Dad, my MIL and my visiting teaching companion. So now I need to learn to not leave my phone sitting around.
3. Tessa decided to color on all the doors, so I made her clean them up. She didn't think that part was as fun.

4. Hailey left her cup of milk out on the table all morning and in the afternoon when she went and finished it off, is when we discovered the fly that had drowned in it.
So. Gross.
5. Tessa keeps telling me about her imaginary brothers. Their names are Zeet and Lit and they talk to her and play with her all the time.
6. Hailey's favorite thing to do lately is say "Do not do it" with a grumpy expression. We all think it's hilarious.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Giant Halloween Post

So my girls, along with 90% of the rest of the little girl population, went as Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
And I do not care if we were unoriginal because they LOVED it. T basically wore her costume for three days straight.
But not even Frozen costumes can top their love for CANDY.
They got to go trick-or-treating with their cousins in Raleigh and had a blast, even if we did slow them down a bit. I think someone told Tessa to make a scary face here....
We also took the girls out to a pumpkin patch and found pumpkins small enough for the girls to carry themselves.
Although eventually we had to just take Hailey's pumpkin away because she kept throwing it on the ground, and we were afraid it would explode.
The girls painted their little pumpkins and loved it.
I think they turned out pretty well. I painted mine too, since pumpkin guts=gross.
Seth insisted on getting a big pumpkin to carve though, which Hailey happily assisted him with.
We asked T if she'd like to help out and her response was "No. FOREVER NO!" So....yeah. I guess my influential opinions are "ruining her childhood" as Seth puts it.
But I think she still got into the spirit of Halloween, as evidenced by the creepy face she painted on the backside of her pumpkin.
The girls got massive amounts of candy, so Seth and I have been doing our best to help them eat it all. We are excellent parents.
But honestly, I will be glad when it's gone so that I don't have to explain every single morning why they cannot have candy for breakfast.
Happy Halloween!