Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Bria calls them "jackalynns." Here's us carving away.

(David carved Cinderella's castle.)


Bria wanted "a happy face." She wimped out and wouldn't put her hand inside the pumpkin guts.

Cali, however, was all about the pumpkin guts. She got her fill of Vitamin A, that's for sure.

halloween goodies

this is the pumpkin cake I made for our Ward chili cook-off

and these are Bria's cupcakes for her preschool Halloween party

cupcakes kept mysteriously disappearing from the tray. I soon figured it out.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

how do dinosaurs say goodnight?

This is Bria reading "How do dinosaurs say goodnight?." We get it almost every time we go to the library. We didn't realize she had every word memorized, sound effects included.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

emily at 11 months old

This is Emily, 11 months old, with her mom and older brother, Christian. He's obviously having his 2nd birthday. He looks really happy about his pink cake.

emily's new 'do

Brunette from a box. Cut from a beauty school. Too short of bangs. Here's a tacky picture!

Friday, October 16, 2009

trips to the pumpkin patch

The girls are livin' up the pumpkin patch this year. Daddy David took them once, and mommy took them once. Highlights include wagon rides, character cut-outs, and pumpkins of course!


Daddy watched the girls while Emily escaped for an extended weekend at Disneyland! She met up with her parents, sister Dani, and brother Christian and his family. She had a fantasmic time.

Thanks, mom and dad, for letting me "join on" the vacation, for your generosity and all the fun!

And thanks, David, for being a good sport and keeping the girls alive and well!

Danielle turns 21 at Disneyland

Fashion goes out the window when Daddy babysits

Monday, October 05, 2009

an interview with our 3 year-old

We copied her cousin's blog post and gave Bria an interview.

Here's what she said . . .

What is your favorite color? crayons
What is your favorite movie? How about the Ariel show?
What is your favorite candy? red candy
What is your favorite food? lunch
Who is your favorite princess? Snow White
What are you going to be for Halloween? Lightning McQueen
Who is your favorite sister? Cali sister!
What is your favorite thing to eat? Chocolate milk
Where is your favorite place to go? school
What is your favorite game? duck-duck-goose and hide-and-seek
What color of eyes do you have? black eyes
How tall are you? taller
What is your favorite toy? my basket
What is your favorite song? "Happy birthday to you"
What is your favorite drink? hot chocolate milk
Do you like mom or daddy? I like Bria. And I like mommy, honeyboos.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

three years old

Bria had a happy 3rd bday! ;)

Friday, October 02, 2009

teddy grahams & birfday plans

Cali dumps the teddy grahams. Bria tells us about her birthday plans (which will include not much more than a homemade cake, presents, several rounds of "happy birthday" and duck-duck-goose).

And this is us making snickerdoodles. SO DELICIOUS! I don't think I've had them in over a decade.