Thursday, November 3, 2011


We had a couple of Halloween/Fall celebrations last month. First, I got to go to a fun girls night out Halloween party put on by some awesome gals out here in Ohio. We ate some great food and went on a scavenger hunt, and we learned how to dance the actual thriller dance. :o)
Laura and I raided our kids' dress up box to find our costumes, and we surprisingly had very similar things.
So...needless to say, they were a little bit tight on us. :o)
Then Jaxon's preschool had a Fall festival and it was sooooo cute. They had a little photo booth for us to dress up and take pictures in, and so many fun activities for the kids. It was AWESOME!!
Here's one of the crafts Jaxon got to do.
Mailee got to participate too. They loved painting a pretty fall picture.
They had some fun treats for the kids too.
And lots of fun games.
The best part of the fall festival was the end when they brought in a Jungle guy with lots of cool animals. The kids absolutely loved it! Jaxon thought it was the absolute coolest thing when they all got to go up and hold the boa constrictor. I thought it was pretty cool too. :o)
Then we had our ward Halloween party. Jaxon helped me make these cupcakes for it.
Jaxon was a chef and Mailee was a cherry cupcake.
I was a little last minute trying to figure out my costume, so it was kind of goofy, but I tried to be Blueberry Muffin from Strawberry Shortcake. I couldn't believe my costume actually won a prize. I think it might of had something to do with the fact that I was one of like five adults that dressed up. :o)
Jaxon LOVED all the treats...especially the cupcakes. I love how the frosting gave him a goatee. It kind of went with his costume. :o)
All in all, it was a fun and eventful October!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jaxon's First Day of School

Jaxon started his actual VERY FIRST day of schoool in beginning of October... well preschool. I know I was more nervous about it then he was. :o) I stayed up late the night before picking out his outfit and laying it out. We started off his morning with a special breakfast per Jaxon's request...eggs and toast. He was so excited that I cut the toast into heart shapes.
Isn't he so handsome? :o) I can't believe how old he looks!
Of course Mailee wanted in on the action.
When I asked Jaxon how his first day went, he was so excited about everything he was able to do at school. He totally loved it and I was so glad.
But since we were in Utah for September, Jaxon started school a month after all the other kids in his class. So, needless to say, he was a little bit out of the routine. This became apparent when I asked him who his teacher was and what her name was. Jaxon said he wasn't sure at first, but then he looked at me and said, her name is "Sit Down."
Poor kid, he must have heard that a lot his first day from his teacher. :o)