Sunday, October 31, 2010


Friday was Halloween Party Day! Scarlett and I went to my work to visit before her morning nap... I really like taking her to my work, I have the sweetest co-workers that seem to adore her lots. It was a good, short trip. Scarlett was in a great mood in her pretty Rapunzel dress... saying all sorts of her words, it was very cute.

I tried curling her hair before we went to Seth's big work party. But it pretty much fell out by the time we reached the end of the line to get into the event.

Seth's work has more of a festival than a party for Halloween. There was a variety of entertainers. Scarlett's favorite was the magician. She walked right up in front of him and her eyes didn't leave him until the line was moving too far away from her and we went and picked her up! He was great at entertaining the crowd, and interacted with her a bit as she was obviously his biggest fan! I loved how she was completely into his show, like there was nothing else going on around them.

They had good music, good entertainment, and good treats while we were in line for about an hour. Scarlett especially enjoyed the cotton candy.

Once we got inside we were walking through each floor and every Adobe department. They have two buildings... it was a lot to see!! I would say my favorites were Harry Potter, Toy Story, The Cat in the Hat, Angry Birds, and Alice & Wonderland. Oh, and of course Seth's department... their theme was "Holidays Around the World". They did pretty good! But I think they were given a crappy 'theme' compared to the rest of the departments.

After the Adobe party we went to the ward potluck. We were too tired to stay for more trick or treating with the ward, but it was fun to see our primary class and we snapped a quick picture.

Today for dinner we had the traditional Halloween dinner... "Dinner in a Pumpkin". Seth's mom has been in town since last Monday, so we are very lucky to have her here with us visiting. The cousins on Seth's side of the family came for dinner too, and the Jarvinen's.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Church Halloween Party

Last night was our church's Halloween Party! It was a chili cook off too, Mm- Mmm!

Aubrey and Preston came along with us. We enjoyed a very yummy dinner of Chili and cornbread - soooo yummy. There was fun music, and door prizes. I'm impressed with how well Scarlett and Preston did with their costumes on. Scarlett's skunk headpiece fits her pretty snug. She does not have a small head! But she did pretty good with that thing squishing her cheeks most of the night.

We did a little trick or treating at some doors in the church. (So much better than trunk - or - treating!) Each one had a theme... like Carebears, fall, camping. There was a fog machine too. Scarlett's first door of trick or treating... She reached into the bowl, grasped TWO candybars and while scooping it out of the bowl she got another candybar to land right into her candy bag. It was awesome. She's a pro! No need to show her how the game works, she knows!It was a fun time! She was a hit! One little boy in a dinosaur costume kept pointing at her and laughing... I guess that could mean he was making fun? But I'm pretty sure he was just impressed with how cute she was.

I'm excited for Friday. Seth's work, Adobe, really goes all out for Halloween. This year's theme is "Board games" And Seth's department chose "Monopoly". He is in charge of building the Community Chest, which will hold the candy/prizes for the kids. We built it yesterday... We had to do it INSIDE the apartment because it's been raining all weekend. Fortunately the rain stopped for a little bit and we could cut half of it outside. We had to sweep multiple times and I'm sure we'll find more saw dust in random places, But it's pretty good! We put a false floor in it, so there's only 6 inches of room to fill up with candy/prizes. A co-worker is going to paint it this week. And Scarlett and I will get to walk around and trick or treat some more Friday at his work. We'll dress her up for my work party too! And then Saturday!! We'll go visit family and she'll get to wear the costume again. Yay for being able to use a costume you pay for more than just one day!!! Wait until you see Seth's costume... if I can pull it off.... he's going to be the battleship piece from Monopoly.A bonus photo of our cute little one I took while working on this post... She's so smiley and happy. We're so lucky to have her!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I know it's been a while...

This is the 3rd of 3 new posts... so far...Scarlett is 7 1/2 months old now. We got some 6 month photos of her a month ago. We went up to the canyon and my friend/co-worker w/ her sister took some photos for us. They're awesome!

We got some Family photos and Some Scarlett photos. . .

Scarlett: I made her tutu - I used way too much tulle. But they are cute photos...

And isn't this one so cute of Seth and I?
I love her... So many facial expressions. This one is perfect... she's pretending that she doesn't like my kisses. (But really, she loves them.)
She was very tired by the end... we had to work pretty hard to get real good ones out of her... It was a good experience though. Thanks Bethany and Shanowa!! They look great!

Life is Good

We have been busy. . .

Last Sun night - Wed night we babysat my niece and nephew. My brother and sister-in-law went on a trip to the Bahamas. (nah... we weren't jealous) It was Fun! It was hard at times... I was a mom of THREE!

I think it was a success! Monday we did the preschool thing, G (nephew) and Scarlett napped from the moment we dropped O (niece) off until I had to get them in the car to pick her up. It was awesome. We watched a bit of netflix Monday but played a bit too. G loves Raja. At one point I caught him actually laying on top of her, full body length and bouncing... Stupid cat just laid there. Monday night we played at the playground a bit before getting ready for bed... they slept sooo well :)

Tuesday we ate lunch and dinner at a playground, good thing it's been perfect weather until the sun goes down. Wednesday night we went to a bigger playground and they had a ton of fun... G was way too adventurous for his own good! But Seth had a good eye on him. My favorite was waiting for G at the bottom of a slide that had a cover over it, like a tube and then Seth had come down with Gage... uh, pretty sure Seth should never do that again - I'm surprised he didn't get stuck. But it was fun... and got some McDonald's ice cream after.

Scarlett didn't sleep well Tuesday night, so I'm afraid I was impatient with O Wed morning. We were getting all ready for preschool and Baby Einstein was on for Scarlett ... O kept watching as she was trying to eat her pancakes and get her backpack, shoes and socks on, etc and I was getting upset w/ her that she wasn't focusing on just getting ready. ( I should have turned off the TV!) But we were walking out the door and I said "I'm sorry, I just don't want you to be late, but we already are". And she said "You ALWAYS make me late,and my mom ALWAYS makes me late!!!" it was humorous... In the car I was trying to explain it was frustrating for me to try to get her to focus because we were in a hurry but she just kept watching TV or not eating her breakfast. She was so innocent... "But I just am trying to understand what you're telling me Megan, but I just don't understand you." hahaha, she's cute.

We made and decorated Halloween ghost/pumpkin/cat sugar cookies. She wrote and illustrated a story book for Garrett (my lil bro on his mission) ALL BY HERSELF! (I wrote it, she told me... it was quite random but cute). We made some hand print (fingers) spiders... and dipped her foot in white paint to put on black paper which made ghost. (heel is the head, her toes/ball of foot was the body). It all went great.

I enjoyed having them, we fit a lot of fun things in. I'm not going to post photos of their bath time.. but having 3 in a tub - they had a blast! But, I will say... I'm glad kids come one at a time and you space them out as long as you'd like :)

I've been stealing...

I've been KSL shopping a bit lately, classifieds. Yesterday I found Scarlett's Halloween costume ... $10 and it's SOOO oooo cute!! We've been looking for a while, searching for a good costume but inexpensive. This lady accidentely ordered two costumes a few years ago, and the extra has been sitting in the bag, brand new. I want to keep it a surprise, but telling you right now - it's SO Cute!! And it was brand new, out of the bag for $10. Such a steal...

Today I've been KSL shopping for winter clothes... Especially pants and shoes for Scarlett. We had to drive to Eagle Mountain (a good 30 min) to get it but! We scored a girl's snow suit and winter coat for $15. Brand new... tags were still on them actually... the winter coat was originally $50 and the snowpants $30. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! She looks SO cute in it! The snow pants fit perfectly. And the coat isn't too bad either. We also got her a pea coat that's grey, from KSL - that was $8.... not as awesome as the snowsuit or costume, but she needed it.

So! Bring on the snow!! Scarlett is ready... well, she needs some mittens and boots. But we're getting close to ready for some sledding and playing. We are excited!

Friday, October 1, 2010

We call her Rex.

Scarlett usually has plenty to say when she wakes up in the morning... while she's still in her crib, or after her bottle, or diaper change. I'm pretty sure this is a little video I took when a Baby Einstein video was over... she must have learned so much!?!

And... here are some photos of her first swing experience... I'm blogged out now! 4th post tonight... 3 new posts to follow these cute photos...