Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I know that Halloween is officially tomorrow, but tonight was our ward's Trunk-or-Treat, so it felt like it. I love family-themed costumes, and now that we have a little princess, we are just accessories to her costume. This year, we went as Red Riding Hood. It is sort of a Price girl tradition. We have this particular cape that my mom made that each of us (and Dusty) wore several times. I remember when I was little, tripping over the hem while parading around the school. 

Maggie thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I was impressed that she carried her own basket. She figured out the candy quickly, though she would have been just excited for rocks. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch

This was our one free weekend for months. Mike took his final yesterday, so we got a school-free family time. A trip to the pumpkin patch was a must. It was our first time going, and it was so much fun. Mike took Maggie on the cow train, played hide-and-seek with the hay maze, took the hay ride to pick out a pumpkin, survived the corn maize, and enjoyed wonderful Texan brisket. It was such a perfect family outing.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday Morning Fun

Most Sunday mornings, I am running away cooking breakfast for the 6 missionaries by 8am, clean up, get ready, get Maggie ready, gather my Sunbeam lesson props, and prepare Maggie's lunch and play bag (and Sunday is suppose to be a day of rest). This Sunday was fast Sunday and Mike got back from his meeting a bit early. We were able to sneak in some family play before we took off for church.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mom of the Year Award. . .Not

First of all, can I just say that I feel like Maggie is growing up so fast. I know that every parent says that, but it just amazes me sometimes. Maggie is really happy in this photo, but that has not been the case for the last two weeks. If she could, I bet she would write a compliant to the MOMs org (if one existed) for how I have been treating her. First, we are trying to table train her (actually eat what we are eating for dinner and not chicken nuggets 6 out of the 7 days of the week). Next, our doctor told us we had to kick the bottle. I have been delaying this for the last 6 months, but yesterday we finally got serious. I wouldn't give her anything but milk in her sippy cup to drink all day. Finally by late afternoon, she caved in. There are still many tears shed over the lack of bottle, but she is doing it. To top all this off, she got two shots, has three teeth coming in, and realized that she can scream really loud during wee hours of the morning, and learned how to master temper tantrums. . . But at the end of the day, that adorable little smile gets me every time.