Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Lower Lights

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When I first heard of the Lower Lights project I really wanted the youth in my ward to see it first hand. Something about this music really speaks to me and I wanted them to feel that as well. Lucky me, after some emails the Lower Lights group so kindly agreed to come do our fireside in my ward. I am so excited to see this firsthand. If anyone wants to come we would love it, leave me a comment and I will give you the details. You do not have to be LDS to love this music, you just have to have good taste. Give this video a watch, I bet you will love it as well.

This is Halloween


This is the Halloween that never ends! I am ok with that because we have had a lot of fun. Deacon was very into wearing his costume and growling. We did lots of fun things. Safe to say Deacon had a excellent halloween. Deacon and Will were trying to make baby Van happy, I think he mostly just wanted to bust out of his tight costume.

I think this picture speaks for itself. My apologies to Darrin Shaw for having to take this picture of my spandex butt up close and personal.


Deacon and his preschool teacher Miss Dana. He loves her. She is awesome and he is love love loving preschool, hurray!



And my favorite picture of the moment is the one. I can not handle how adorable he is. I told him his face painting was amazing and he said "NO! It's awesome!"




And I will leave you with this awesome photo of these glasses he got at preschool, perfect.





Monday, October 25, 2010

Deacon is pretty funny


Today Deacon said something that made me laugh out loud so I realized I needed to post an update on all the clever cute funny things he is doing and saying lately.


If you have been to our house you probably have heard Curt and I yell out the back door at Duke our dog for barking at the dogs in the yard behind ours. Today Deacon heard Duke barking and he said to me "I am gonna go yell at Duke." Then he opened the back door and yelled at Duke to stop barking. After he was done he walked back in shaking his head and said "Crazy Duke, barkin at those beautiful doggies" So funny.


We are taking Deacon to Disneyland next week and he thinks everywhere we go is Disneyland, today he thought Old Navy was Disneyland. Wow I can not wait to blow his mind with the real Disneyland.


Anytime I ask him to do something he replies "Fiiiiiiiiiiine!" I always tell him not to say that and make him apologize but silently laugh at how dramatic it is.


My brother Walker was over and Deacon got a bloody nose (from picking it for sure) and he was so mad that he had to sit still while I held a tissue to his nose. Halfway crying he said "whats happening? this is crazy!" Hilarious.


While putting his toys in his toy box I heard him singing "twinkle twinkle little star time to clean up where you are" I had never heard that before and when I asked him where he learned it he said "ummm for Miss Dana" (his preschool teacher) I love how much he loves school and that he is learning.


He is playing so much better with his cute cousin Will and was so excited to give him a ghost sucker we made when he came over on Sunday.


The other Sunday at church sitting in on the bench he opened up a hymn book and ripped out a page and said "Please you make an airplane?" It all happened so fast I could not even get angry.


He loves to go to preschool and when i pick him up he always wants to run to the car as soon as he sees me. The teacher makes the kids line up against the wall for safety and takes them one by one to their cars. Now when I see him lined up against the wall I give him a thumbs up, he gives me the biggest smile and a thumbs up back.


At Cafe Rio the other night I yelled to Curtis at the register to grab Deacon a water cup. Deacon then screamed "Turtis! Get me a water cup!"


He loves when I put makeup on my eyes and always admires it and says "Oh i love your beautiful eyes you painted"


My friend Beck was in town last week and we went to dinner. Deacon loved the mandarin orange that was in his little fruit cup so I asked the waiter to bring a little bowl of them. When the waiter brought the bowl Deacon picked it up held it up to his cheek squealed and gave the biggest smile.


He is obsessed with Nightmare before Christmas and sings all the songs constantly. Lately he has been singing "I am Jack! The pumpkin King!"


When I took him to his 3 year doctor appointment (only about 6 months late) he was really good and loved Dr. Baar. However it took him some time to forget about the three shots he got.


I am loving this stage that he is in, he has mellowed a bit since the summer but is still wild and fun. I am eating up all the hugs and kisses I get from him and relishing any sweet thing he says to me. Love this wild child.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

The pumpkin patch today was a hit. Curt and I were laughing because right when we got there Deacon ran from pumpkin to pumpkin saying "this one? noooooo!" He did however did find several he loved.
Deacon and Will loved Isaac running with the in the wheel barrow. Cloud nine I am tellin ya.


The gray green pumpkin is the one I fell in love with and brought home, I think it looks excellent on my porch.


Isaac Lesley Will and the new baby Van.
And then our little family. This weather we are having is fantastic. I do not think I have ever enjoyed Fall festivities like I have this year. I plan to continue on enjoying Fall as long as possible.
Want to know the best part of the Pumpkin patch extravaganza? I am trying to convince Curt that we should not give Christmas gifts this year and go to Disneyland instead. Deacon is old enough to enjoy it and young enough to not care if he only gets a couple small things Christmas morning. So all weekend long I have been talking about Disneyland telling Deacon about rides and so on. So naturally he thought that THE PUMPKIN PATCH WAS DISNEYLAND! He thought since we had talked about is so much that we were going there. If we ever do make it to Disneyland this kid will be blown away.




Friday, October 15, 2010

Guilt wiped away with some cookies

Maybe other moms do not have a problem with this but I do. I have set all sorts of expectations that no one cares about except me. For some reason I felt like I had to get or make just the right costume for Halloween for Deacon. I do have fun picking them out and I am sure next year he will want to be something completely opposite of what I think is clever or cute. This year was stressing me out. Today I was by myself and decided to run to Old Navy just to see what they had. A couple weeks ago at this 5K Deacon got his face painted and loved it. I saw this tiger costume and got a great face painting idea. I bought it brought it home and Deacon was in Heaven.
We spent the evening growling practicing trick or treating and most importantly making Halloween cookies. I let Deacon get right into it rolling out the dough and using the cookie cutters. And best of all he did it all in his $10 costume.

He was so happy and kept saying " I wanna do another project" All the while singing songs from The nightmare before Christmas.

The frosting was another highlight for him. And he especially loved the "sprinklers" or sprinkles.
The moral of this Looooong story is that sometimes I need to cut myself some slack and make some cookies. It sure made me happy to see him run wild in his costume and beg to wear it to bed. Happy Halloween!