Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's Halloween

This Halloween was somewhat of a bummer. I don't know what was up with me. I usually love to decorate and get into it all, but I just didn't get there. I did a little decorating, but I took it all down last Monday.
Then I felt extra bad because Annie didn't get to go trick-or-treating. She has been having accidents lately and so I sat down with her (about a week ago after she had two within half a day) and we talked about the things that she could do and what should happen if she did it again. We finally decided that if she was to do it again she wouldn't get to go trick-or-treating. Well she had an accident. Then she had a melt down because I told her she wasn't going trick-or-treating. I felt so torn about the decision. She was having a hard time with it, but I think it was harder for me. I felt so awful taking this holiday away, but at the same time I didn't want to give in and let her go because, well, that defeats the whole purpose of discipline. So yesterday morning after a little break down when she was reminded that she couldn't go, I told her that I would think about letting her go if she was nice with her sisters (which she wasn't), if she didn't whine (which she did), and if she listened to Dan and I (which was here and there). Bedtime wasn't so peaceful and that is when the decision was made that she really wasn't going. She was still a little upset that she wasn't going, but I let her put on her costume and hand out candy to those who came to our door. She liked that and so she didn't even care anymore and was happy the rest of the night. She did get to go to a couple of doors at the end of the night, but that is because it was to family and their neighbors.
Jo Jo and Ty had fun going out and about. Ty was terrified

of this kid handing out candy

Jo Jo was a little timid, but I thought she was very brave!

Our sweet little pirate, witch, and Alice

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Maybe next year I'll get more into it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Utah and Halloween #2

We drove to Utah and hung out at the house.

We went to Utah County to do a few things, pick up Jenna and the kids, and visit our fav Provo family. The kids LOVED playing with each other.

We hung out all day. We got a great deal on our pumpkins and had yummy pizza.

Ty pretend fed the baby,

We carved,

Ty tried some pumpkin,

We had our pumpkin party,

Had pics taken of all the cuties,

And we enjoyed having the whole family there.

I was nasty sick, but had a visitor anyways. Thanks for driving to see us Sarah!

We played with the Ridings in the morning and then the kids went trick or treating at Nana's. They thought that was pretty exciting.

Ty had a rough time getting out of her costume so we could get dressed to drive home.

Not a happy kid from Tiffany on Vimeo.

Here is what Ty did to block the sun before I could put a blanket up.

It was a fun vacation and I'm so glad that we were able to go.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Jello Popcorn

Different, but Good

Sunday, October 17, 2010


The girls had their first primary program today.
Annie said "Prophets are called of God."
Jo Jo said "God speaks through Prophets."
They had their parts all memorized, but Annie needed help with hers. She has been saying 'Gods are called of Prophets' or 'Gods are called of God'.
But they both did wonderfully.

We haven't switched wards yet so the girls could be apart of this program. I'm very sad that it was our last week in the South Valley Ranch Ward. We have met many wonderful people and the girls have made quite a few friends. I'm grateful that we are still close so they can play with all the friends that they have. I'm just hoping that our new ward will be as great.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween #1

Our apartment complex had a Halloween party today. They had food, a bounce house, treats, etc....
The girls were so excited to wear their costumes and go play.

As you can see Annie isn't wearing her costume, not because she doesn't have one, but because she had an accident yesterday and lost her chance to wear it today. She wasn't happy about it.

Annie has two more chances to wear her costume. Lets hope she doesn't have any more accidents!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Annie decided that she didn't want to finish her dinner and because she didn't finish she wasn't going to get dessert. We talked about it and she said she was fine with that and got down.
We kept her dinner on the table until everyone else was done and then we threw it away.
Well she wasn't really fine with it.
When Jo Jo was getting her dessert Annie completely lost it.

Wanting a Cookie from Tiffany on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mr. Z

I now have a new nephew.
He is healthy and perfect.
I was so sad that I wasn't there.
I am so excited to meet him in a week.
The crazies are also excited,
although Ty was more excited to see Papa in the pictures than the baby.
When Dan woke up, Scarlett was telling him that Mr. Z was born,
"He hopped out!"
It was so hilarious.
I'm not sure there was much hopping.
I'm sure there was hopping by Ms. Z though.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wonderful Day of Riding

For some reason Jo Jo has been terrified of her bike lately. Just sitting on it freaked her out. She would scream at the top of her lungs if you put her on it and wouldn't stop until you took her off.
Today Dan finally talked her into sitting on her bike and just sitting there. Then while Dan was holding on to her with both hands, she was able to ride out of the garage and down the drive. She finally got brave enough to ride on her own--very very slowly. We have gone out a bunch of times and now she is excited to ride. She is still pretty slow, but at least she gets on it.
Annie on the other hand is awesome at riding her bike. She has been riding it every day and within the past few weeks her confidence has grown incredibly. She even rode one handed.

Now we are just hoping that Ty can start pedaling her trike.

Riding Bikes from Tiffany on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Our Happenings

I don't remember where were we were going, but the girls were extremely happy!

Ty was wondering what was so funny.

Brandy and I went on a little getaway. We drove up to Mesquite to get some relaxation. I definitely needed it. We went to a movie, ate some yummy food, went swimming, got some sun, went to a spa and got a excellent massage. At one point I got a bit homesick for my lovely sisters, but it was a great time.

It has been cooler here this past week. We are all loving it. The girls sat outside after dinner one night and needed blankets to keep them warm. My favorite time of the year!!!

We are enjoying our new place!