Saturday, October 31, 2009


Our Halloween events kind of started Tuesday. To give you a run down... Bella had her first dance performance where she was able to wear her Halloween costume. She was so excited to invite all here cousins and Aunts and Uncles to come see her do her dances. I was such a proud mother. But to my dismay she got MAJOR stage fright. I couldn't believe it. I go to all her dance classes and watch through the window. She is that child that has to be first in line, does everything her teacher says and shakes her booty like you wouldn't believe. I was so sad that when an audience appeared she FROZE. Nervous hands in her mouth and literally broke down in tears. Pathetic. I guess she's only 3. I should cut her some slack. But I do have to admit it was disappointing especially since I knew she could do it. Oh well good practice for the Christmas show they will be doing in a few months. And PS I was so frustrated with her throughout the whole thing I didn't get one picture. Lance did get some video so when I load it on here I'll post it. It's pretty entertaining.

Friday we spent the afternoon at Grandma Dona's school to have lunch with her and watch the Halloween parade. Bella and Bodie loved seeing all the costumes. Bella would get so excited when she saw another Tink. She would yell "Oh look mom another me!" I think she now believes she IS THE Tinkerbell.

Saturday (actually Halloween) we got dressed up in our costumes and went and visited Grandpa at work. It was fun to spend a little time with Grandpa. He loved our get ups (Peter pan clan if you couldn't tell) and took lots of pictures. We hit the trunk or treat party at my parents ward, went and did the mall trick or treating and stopped at a few friends houses. It was a long fun day. I am glad that it's over. I think I love/hate Halloween. Wish me luck with all this candy my children now have....

THe Peter Pan clan---Michael Darling, Wendy Darling Tinkerbell, John Darling, and the dashing Peter Pan!

My sweet little Tink

Jon Darling

Wendy and Peter Pan

... and yes Grandma Dona was Captain Hook!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What a beautiful day!

I was able to attend my cousin and her family's sealing. It was the first time I was able to be a part of a sealing like that, including children. What a beautiful experience. I feel so blessed to have been able to witness it. The spirit was so strong and their family was beaming. A testimony builder for me, that what happens in the temple is amazing and such a miracle. Lance was so kind to wait outside with the kids so I could be there. Thanks love!!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Big boy, princess parties, dance class and more!

Ok so I'm going to do my best to update my blog at least every two weeks. I swear time flies. Shoot before I know it all my kids are going to be all grown up.

First things first. My little Graham being the third child has just missed out on pictures. I swear the more kids you have the harder it is to get your camera out and take pictures. So I made the effort to take some pictures of the big boy.

Bella got invited to a princess party of one of her friends, Sela. She was so excited. From the time we got the invitation she would have me read it to her at least 10 times a day and she had to keep it in her purse. The day of the party she laid out her princess outfit she was going to be wearing that morning and couldn't wait to get all ready. She even requested pictures of herself beforehand... Bodie I think was a little jealous he couldn't be part of the fun. Unfortunately Sleeping Beauty who was suposed to be at the party slept through the party and didn't make it... Come on Sleeping Beauty you can't do that to a bunch of 3 year olds.

Great Grandpa Seely lives about 30 minutes from us and we don't get out to see him often enough. But when we do go to visit him the kids have a blast. They sure love Great Grandpa Boyd and Great Grandma Betty.

And finally, Aunt Helen came out from DC to visit with a few of her friends. We spent time with them up at Temple square. Yes, Bella is getting really good at posing. More pictues to come from Helen and friends. I think they took at least 100 pictures of us. My sister-in-law is from the Phillipines and her two friends are from the Phillipines and China. They kept saying our kids should be models.... funny :)

Oh yes, can't forget, all three of my kids did just get over having Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. it SUCKED!!!! Never been more miserable in my life. Poor little guys had sores in their mouths on their feet and hands. No joke all three, Bella first, then Bodie and poor little Graham.
Our Temple Square outing... And yes, Bella posed all on her on in each picture.

Before her long awaited Princess party at Sela's

visiting Great Grandpa Boyd

Don't you want to just eat him right up?!?!

Bella is taking dance class now and can I tell you how dang cute and funny it is to watch 3 year olds dancing. I love it!