Thursday, October 30, 2008

Too Cute To Spook!

Our ward had the Trunk or Treat on Tuesday this year instead of on Halloween. This worked out perfectly for me because I got to spend a "Halloween"evening with the girls here in Fallon. (They will spend the real Halloween with Jason.) I didn't pick out the costumes, Grandma Smith did a fine job. I wanted the girls to be football players - they wanted the princess costumes. Oh well, they sure did turn out absolutely beautiful. They are my little princesses....and sometimes witches!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lattin Farms

The girls and I took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch at Lattin Farms. It is interesting to watch the girls grow every year as I scrapbook the pumpkin patch. (They are such hams; always posing and smiling BIG for the camera.) The evening was just perfect. We loved the corn maze. I thought the girls would get bored - but they were "amazed" with this path in the corn field. However, we did cheat at the end - I was the one getting irritated. I finally led the girls out the side - knocking down several thousand corn stalks as we went. I didn't care. It was fun. Addison had been to the pumpkin patch already with her preschool class - so she was the tour guide. We didn't miss a thing; the cow train, hayride, goats, chickens, rabbits, and pumpkins - we were busy running from one end of the farm to the other. It was loads of fun! In the end, Payton picked out a perfect pumpkin to sit along side Addison's. We were dirty and happy as we pulled away - until next year!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Addison's Preschool Adventure Begins!

Wow! It has been awhile since I have been here! We have been so busy since school started in August. I have to admit, I have been a little overwhelmed too. This is hard work - to raise children and work. But I love it when they are with me and get very blue when they are with Jason. When Addison and Payton are home, we are running, running, running! The time flies by and before I know it we are headed back to Reno to drop the girls off to visit Jason. Time!! SLOW DOWN! Just to add more! I never thought I would see the day when Addison went to preschool. Here we are! Addison is going to preschool. She is attending a small, but VERY respected preschool here in Fallon. She goes on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00. I am lucky enough to dash over on my lunch break, pick her up, and drop her off. My dear, sweet, wonderful, outstanding, friend, Katherine Jensen (watches the girls while I am at work) picks her up after school. Addison LOVES preschool! Her teacher's name is Mrs. Stark. Addison is blooming. She is learning her letters, writing, and starting math. The artwork she brings home is out of this world! It is so fun to watch her learn, socialize, and make new friends. How blessed she is to have a teacher like Mrs. Stark. (I know Mrs. Stark, I coached her girls and was able to coach with her husband. They are a GREAT family!) She absolutely loves her students and it shows. Addison adores Mrs. Stark and can't wait to see her when we get to school. It will be a lot of fun to watch Addison grow throughout this year!