Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mr. Prez and the Pledge

On Monday, Kyle had his nursing pledge ceremony which is basically a white coat ceremony signifying entrance into the medical profession. In this they recite a pledge that the class has come up with to dedicate themselves to nursing. Anyway, it's kind of a big deal and since Kyle is the President of his class (which we are so proud of!), he had to organize the whole thing, including invitations, programs, speakers, a dinner, etc... So he has basically been running around with is head cut off for the past week! The ceremony went really well and we're proud of his hard work, but he is very thankful it is over and we're thankful that we have a daddy and husband back (For the time being).

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Mustachioed

When Kyle wears his bandana, he loves to put one on Brighton too! Here they are twinners which Brighton seems to be tickled by. Also, I have to apologize for the nasty hair growing on the upper lip of my husband. Every year around Halloween, he seems to think that it's cool to grow a mustache. Who does that?! He tries to come up with a costume that will incorporate the said hair, but never ends up dressed as anything. So I told him that if it wasn't gone the day after Halloween, then I can't make any promises that it won't be gone when he wakes up in the morning (I've threatened shaving before but never had to resort to it.). Anyway, to my joy I awoke to a freshly shaven husband on Nov. 1st and things couldn't be better!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Hall of Fame Halloween

It's a little late I know, but I still wanted to show some of the pictures we took of the Halloween festivities we partook of. First off, Brighton was a little ladybug which suited her well and I was a butterfly, so we were a family of insects. I must have forgotten how fun it is to go trick-or-treating and get into the occasion because we had a blast dressing up and walking door to door. Maybe I can blame the past begrudging feelings on the holiday due to the fact that in Alaska we had to think of any costume that would fit over our snow suits. By 6:30, we'd be numb and go home with very little candy. Not so much of a fun holiday.

Anyway, here in Cedar it was a gorgeous day out and we could sport the costumes to our hearts content. We started the day off by going to our weekly storytime where everyone wore their costumes and Halloween stories were read. It was so fun to see all of our friends in their costumes! Brighton was loving seeing all the different outfits! Fun fun! Later on that evening we went out on the streets to hit up the neighborhood for the sweet stuff! It was so fun watching Brighton walk up with her little bucket (that was about as big as her!), knock on the door, and get excited when they put a treat in her pail! We loved it! She's at the age where she's just starting to understand things like this so it was a blast. Maybe it's the whole having a kid thing and doing the whole shebang for her, but Halloween has never been this fun before!

Brighton and me walking to the door. She just started getting the hang of trick-or-treating here.
She definitely caught on quick! She grabbed a huge handful of candy and went back for more before I could catch her!
Brighton the ladybug and her friend Kayson the pirate showing off their costumes together!

Brighton stealing a bite of pumpkin. P.S. Pumpkin is her new favorite word to say.

Also, the Monday before Halloween we decided to carve our pumpkins which I'm honestly not a fan of due to all the nasty insides that it seems like gets everywhere in your house no matter how many newspapers you put down. Well, we carved and Brighton really wanted to be a part of the action so Kyle put a piece of pumpkin on her highchair so she could play with it and the next thing we know, half of it was gone! She ate it! Luckily there were no sick tummies or nasty diapers, so she's alright! It ended up being pretty fun though and we were glad to see daddy because he's been SUPER busy with school. It was actually a great family night. Anyway, Halloween is starting to grow on me and this has been the most fun one we've had since...ever.