"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, October 31, 2013

paige is here. we cut out ghosts.

paige is here:)
and we stayed up until 3am last night cutting out everything for 24 kindergartners to make paper plate ghosts.
also we ate pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and drank world class glasses of milk.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

shhhh, don't tell

miss kim: max told me she's going to marry brennan.
max: yep!
brennan: no! i'm not marrying max! you don't marry your sister!
i'm only gonna marry ryann. not the boy ryan. the girl ryann. from my school.
{cue max crying.}
his first crush.
brown eyes.
brown hair.
always messy, 
but in the most beautiful kind of way.
teensy little thing.
with a spark in her step.
these are the things you know when you help out in the school.
like who ryann is when your son tells you he wants to marry her.
stuff like that.
awesome stuff like that.
shhh, don't tell;)

i can't believe she actually wore it.

best wig ever!!!!!!!
i can't believe 
she actually wore it.
for the entire time.
"magic hair bun"
that's what i told her i did to her hair.
so the wig wouldn't hurt.
on no planet is that supposed to work.
but work it did.
hip hip hooray.

she's got a thing for redheads.

the only shoes she will wear are the red sparkly jessie boots 
that aunt natalie sent up last weekend and i love it!
tuesday: i want to be merida.
saturday: i want to be jessie.
tuesday: i want to be ariel.
wednesday: i want to be merida.
thursday: TBA
oh to be 3 and a half and max:)
one thing's for sure.
she's got a thing for red heads.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

it was weird to not have brennan with us.

 he loves to hold her hand,
call her "mac!",
and give her hugs and kisses.
it's the sweetest little relationship you've ever seen.
the pumpkin patch preschool field trip is always my favorite:)
{so weird to not have brennan with us}

Monday, October 28, 2013

it's not thriller.

brennan is plugging his ears 
b/c he's worried that the thriller song 
is going to come on the halloween mix 
i was playing tonight. 
the poor kid is still traumatized 
from last year when i had the 
brilliant idea to show it to him.
he plugged his ears for two whole songs 
before he finally believed me 
that it wasn't thriller playing.

{photo bomb, courtesy of max}
i was chomping at the bit for bedtime tonight.
it was a day!!!
and i was just really ready for it to be over:)
like everyone cried and whined and fought all day,
and i didn't even want to carve pumpkins 
because i just wanted it to be over
kind of day.
and i'm just glad the day is over.
i helped brennan carve his skeleton pumpkin,
but i had a bad attitude in my head almost the entire time.
the kids were so proud of their pumpkins at the end.
and my haste in the skeleton's mouth made it smiling and happy.
but brennan was still just so proud and happy 
to outline and carve his very own pumpkin 
almost by himself this year 
that he didn't go on about it very long.
and as i'm sitting here thinking about 
their little smiling faces,
and carved pumpkins on my front porch 
i'm just wondering why i had such a bad attitude 
about carving that skeleton pumpkin anyway.
the end.

Sunday, October 27, 2013