First, we had Halloween. Some people have Halloween pictures that look like this. We have these.
Seth was Prince Caspian. We’re always happy if he chooses Prince over PrincESS.
Faith being a monkey. So true to life: strong, climbs everywhere, screeches constantly and makes everyone laugh.
Don’t ask Jane what she is because a) she doesn’t know (she keeps saying Hollywood Rock Star, but it was really a Hollywood Starlet) and b) she say it like this: Hollywood Wock Stawh and no one can figure out with that lisp what she’s saying.
We think Gabe was a little disappointed when the Indian boy costume came in the mail. His skinny, pale frame did not compare favorably to the strapping brown skinned model. He may or may not have been called an Indian girl at some houses while trick or treating. Darn those big eyes and dimples.
Then, we had Faith’s birthday.
Here she is on her birthday table. I didn’t even cry setting it up. I think I’d successfully stuffed all sadness at her growing over and over that I was able to deny all sorrow. I’m new to this whole “blocking emotion” thing; it’s surprisingly effective.
She's really close to walking. On her birthday, she was up to 5 steps. (You don’t even have to tell me how darling she is, because, seriously, she oozes darling.)
Here she is opening her presents. Guess what? She couldn’t care less about these toys now, a whole week after receiving them.
Here’s her cake. Don’t look to close at the lettering. Or anything else, for that matter. The picture makes it look cuter than it actually was.
Here’s the craziness that results from getting together with the Daines for parties. Can you even believe that these children are the result of only TWO families?
This is my favorite picture of her trying to eat her cake. She couldn’t figure out how to navigate such a big hunk of food. It was hilarious.
Then we had “The Campaign”
Here’s Ryan on his first official ballot for city council. He won. Without putting up a sign, attending the debate or even voting for himself. He’s a little busy right now.
Then I flew to Utah for my brother’s homecoming and my pretty cousin Sydnie’s wedding.
The pretty cousin:
Me and Faith at the wedding. Notice how blurry Faith is? Yeah. That’s cause SHE NEVER STOPS MOVING. EVER.
After the homecoming:
Ryan’s brothers and sister in law, lucky me, are also good friends with my brothers, so they came up to the homecoming and lunch after. We had such a fun time talking and eating:
Now I’m home and because it’s Veteran’s Day, in the middle of the week, on a gray and rainy day…my kids are making me nuts. I’m going now, so I can put them to bed…and catch up on all the TV and blogs I’ve been missing. Priorities, people.