Monday, November 24, 2014

Happiest Place on Earth















With three children and me working part time, the idea of going to Disneyland is not one that Dan and I have seriously entertained. BUT... last week, Dan's friend who plays in a band at CA Adventures offered to sign in our family! So we sent the girls to school like it was any other morning, only to check them out a few hours later. When Henry told them where we were going, the screams of joy could be heard from miles around. Disneyland is super magical around Christmastime and I couldn't help but cry a few times. The kids were sooo happy and sooo excited. Meeting up with my sister and my mom (who have pasess) was another surprise for our family. Henry fell asleep on our first time on "It's a Small World" and didn't wake up until after we saw Santa. We stayed till closing, watched the lights turn on, fireworks, and bubble snow. It could not have been a more perfect day!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bug Catchers








 
We caught the coolest bug in the backyard. It was a cross between a grasshopper and a leaf. The girls are usually a bit squeamish of insects, especially big ones, but they were in so awe of this guy's beauty that I think they forgot that they usually prefer not to touch bugs. It was a wonderful example of God's creations, and that beauty can be found in the simplest things. We were united for a time, everyone admiring this small creature. After the girls watched it fly over the fence, they continued to talk in amazement about how cool it was to let them hold it and they forgot all about bickering for a few more magical moments.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Trick or Treat









We carved our pumpkins the day before Halloween this year. Our neighbors came down, and it was nice and relaxing! 









 





This was by far our most relaxed trick or treating night ever. It might have been because the kids are getting older, or because it was a Friday night, but I think I was more relaxed this year. I didn't stress getting the perfect shot or yell at the kids to slow down (or keep up, depending in the kid)! We enjoyed each other and made some great memories! My fave pic of the whole night is Iris covering the other two with her pom poms - priceless!