Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Tick or Tweet"

We had a fun Halloween this year. It was the first year Gracie really got into it. It only took one house giving her candy for her to catch on and run from house to house saying "tick or tweet" I think that it was one of the best nights of her life! Brynlee on the other hand still could care less, but she really enjoyed wearing her fairy costume, Thanks Grandma Smith!

Gracie LOVED her fairy wings... however if you asked her she was a "butterfy"

These were my finger breadsticks that we had along with some tortilla soup, they were a big hit!

Brynlee and Gracie's favorite part of the night was of course enjoying the fruits of their labor, needless to say bedtime was a little difficult!

Pumpkin Carving Skills

This was my attempt to be creative... but of course what's the point when Jake always out does every one...
Here is Jake's "Napoleon Dynamite" pumpkin...he's got some sweet pumpkin carving skills:)

Gracie and Brynlee had a good time too
They both thought that the "guts" tasted good!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Tag... Your it!

I guess I'm "it"! I get to share 6 quirky, interesting, uninteresting, weird, silly, or whatever you want to call them, things about myself. So here I go!
1. I'm a complete scaredy cat. I HATE scary movies or scary movie previews for that matter! I can't even watch Law and Order without being paranoid the next day that something bad is going to happen to me. When I was younger I would pretend that I was sick and make my mom or dad come pick me up if anyone started telling ghost stories. I guess I just have a Wild imagination!
2. When I was 12 I had eye surgery to correct a problem... however it created another problem, when ever I look to the side I see double!
3. Like Krista, I'm a crier. All I have to do is see someone else crying and it gets me going. I also "cry" when I laugh and I don't even have to be laughing hard, and also when the sun in bright... I guess I must have overproductive tear ducts!:)
4. In high school I went on a 30 mile backpacking trip with all of the scouts in our ward. My dad was the bishop at the time so he was there to supervise. Looking back on it I bet all those boys were probably annoyed that I was there. I had fun though and I'd like to do it again, this time with Jake.
5. I absolutely hate raw onions or mustard.
6. I tied for 3rd place with my little sister Claire in the "Santaquin Orchard Days" 5K race this summer. We even got a medal to share (Claire let me keep it though!) it is the only medal I ever won in my entire life!:)

Well there you go I hope you enjoyed it:) Now I'm tagging Chloe, Camille, Mom, April S, Cindy C., and Jake S:) Have Fun!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Punkin" Patch

Gracie has been very excited about "punkins" lately. Every time she see one she yells "Punkins, Yeah Punkins" and claps her hands. So we were very excited to take her to the local pumpkin patch and couldn't wait to see her reaction to all the many pumpkins to choose from. Unfortunately everyone in Santaquin and the surrounding areas decided to go the same night we did so we had to wait in line for almost an hour for the hay ride to take us out to the patch. So by the time we got the pumpkin patch it was about 30 degrees colder and so dark we couldn't see any of the pumpkins! Gracie and Brynlee were freezing cold, Gracie kept falling down into the mud because she couldn't see anything, Brynlee's shoe kept falling off sending Jake into an immediate search and rescue shoe mission in the dark, and in the middle of it all my shoe broke which make it very difficult to scale the uneven muddy ground! Needless to say it was not the trip I had envisioned! However, amazingly enough we all came out smiling and already making plans for how we will do it next year!

Waiting for the hayride to take us to the Pumpkin patch

Thanks for the Treats Grandma!!!
The girls were very excited to get a package from Grandma Bennion with yummy Halloween treats and stickers inside. Gracie had a fabulous time making her sticker page. She kept pulling the stickers off and putting them back on until there were only pieces and parts of cats, spiders and candy corns scattered across the paper, but she was sure proud of her masterpiece!

Brynlee bit into those Sixlets right then and there and was furious we I tried to get the plastic off for her! YUM YUM

Monday, October 8, 2007

Ready for potty training?

Today I was playing with Brynlee and realized I hadn't seen Gracie for a while. So of course I went a lookin' and this is what I found...I've never seen her take her pants or her diaper off before so I was kinda shocked!

I decided to go with it! I thought that this was a sure sign that she was ready for the potty. We continued to get on the potty about every 20 min. (each time at her request) and yet nothing ever came of it! So now my dilemma is do I continue with the potty training while she is excited about it and take the chance we could be doing this for awhile or wait until she is really really ready! It sure would be nice not to have 2 in diapers!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pictures for Grandma and Grandpa

This is a post especially for Grandma and Grandpa! Here are a few pictures of the girls since we've been in Utah. We miss and Love you very much!!
After having baths one night we hear a "thud" in the bathroom and ran to see what had happened... this is what we found, Gracie fully clothed playing in the water!
Brynlee playing with some bubbles dad gave her while he was washing dishes. Apparently they taste good!
Saturday morning cartoons in Mom and Dad's bed. I think Gracie has inherited the "Bennion do":)
Going for a bike Ride
We thought Gracie was playing with some toys in her room until she came down the hall looking like this. For some reason she didn't feel pants were necessary but my shoes were a must!
Brynlee loves bubble baths!

Finding and throwing rocks
We went to the labor day luau at Thanksgiving point, the girls thought it was all pretty neat!

Our Family

It just seems like we should probably have a picture of our family on the Smith Family Blog! So here we are Jake, Kenna, Gracie and Brynlee.