Monday, October 31, 2011

Skye's Halloween

Skye's gotten more use out of her costume (as Bat Girl) this year than any other year. Here she is posing with Daddy (as Batman). "This is my Bat Girl face," she said. 
 She got to wear her costume to the Treehouse Museum where she met fairy tale characters like Snow White...
and Dorothy...
 and got to do some of her other favorite things like playing with the knights and horses...
 and riding on the bull.
She wore her costume trick-or-treating at my mom's office with Sadie, a co-worker's daughter.

 She wore it again trick-or-treating at the zoo.

 She also got to wear it to preschool, a birthday party, Lance's work party, and a Sunshine generation party.
 Oh, and let's not forget trick-or-treating around the neighborhood tonight! She went with her friend, Jocelyn (dressed as Annie). The only good picture I got of them looking at me was blurry, unfortunately. But they weren't really cooperating for pictures anyway because they were ready to go get some candy. I must admit, it has been a rather exhausting Halloween season. But when you pay twenty to thirty bucks for a costume, it's good to know you've gotten your money's worth!

Our Pumpkins

We had fun carving pumpkins this year. We went to a pumpkin patch near our house and picked them out. This one is Skye's. I let her draw a face on with a crayon and then let her help me carve it out. She wanted it to have a creepy mouth! I think she did a good job!

 I wanted a white pumpkin so I could carve a ghost into it.

 Lance carved these next ones. The dragon is awesome!

You gotta love the cyclops, too!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Last weekend, my wonderful parents had Skye over for a sleepover. It was probably the last weekend Lance and I will get to ourselves for a long time. We took full advantage of the time by going to one of our favorite places Friday night--Beyond Spa--then went to another favorite place on Saturday. Yep, Antelope Island. And one of the first things we saw was an antelope!
 Even though it is called Antelope Island, I've only seen them on rare occasions on my many visits there. And it seems like they are usually pretty skittish, but this one stayed the whole time we took pictures of it and even as we drove by. It was pretty cool!
 This picture so doesn't do justice to what we actually saw. There was this mist just hanging above the lake. The scenery out there is always different and always stunning!
 And here are a few pregnancy pictures of me at 36 weeks.

 I sometimes think they should rename the island Buffalo Island because it's rare not to see a buffalo there. They are a lot more common than the antelope. 
 So cool to get a picture of a buffalo with the lake and mountains in the background. It was a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Some Cute and Funny Pictures of Skye

 So talented! She can paint and balance on a ball at the same time!

 Looking cute in the new outfit my mom got for her.

 Wearing the Canada shirt my cousin brought back for her from her mission in Toronto.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Like Mother Like Daughter

Awhile back, we decided to make matching shirts for Skye and me using a silk screen stencil.
 It was a lot of fun, especially for Skye!
 Here's the finished product!
 Like mother, like daughter!

Skye also really wanted a bath robe like mommy and daddy so I let her pick one out at Target. She sure loves the thing!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

High in the Sky

A couple of weeks ago, Skye and I saw this hot air balloon out our back door at breakfast. Pretty cool. Skye loves hot air balloons and is often saying how she wants to go in one.

 I also thought I'd add this picture of what I think is a condor. I took this awhile ago. I love all the wildlife we see around our house!