Friday, October 30, 2009

halloween...take two

J has is on a total magician kick and has us refer to him as j the great. I love that he still likes to pretend...he's getting pretty tricky with those magic tricks too. he's even fooled matt and i a couple of times. my favorite trick though is when he had a fishie cracker in his hand and told us he would make it disappear. he turned around and we could hear crunching {as he ate it} and turned back around with an empty hand. {i'm so glad that kindergarten hasn't totally robbed him of his childhood!}
this little missy always wants things her own special way. as we were walking down the isles of target trying to get ideas for a costume, she would touch every costume and say, "nope, nope, no way, nope..." then as we were in the checkout line, she looks at me and says, "i want to be a cupcake...let's go to joann's and get some fabric. i'll cut out the sprinkles!" and cut out the sprinkles she did. we had fun making this costume together. i even taught her a thing or two on the sewing machine. she would sit on my lap and lower the presser foot and guide the fabric through while my foot handled the foot pedal. she also painted the styrofoam ball that became the cherry on top. she was upset when i crocheted her hat and didn't teach her how because i told her it was a little tricky for a 4-year-old. she finally resolved that i can teach her that when she's 10. i love making crafting memories with my girl.

7 comments:

Diana said...

How cute is that that your DD wanted to be a cupcake and helped you make it! And the magic trick--LOVE it! Hope you guys have a fantastic time trick or treating!

Kristin said...

Lara what a CUTE cupcake idea! Like mother like daughter yeah? :) She looks absolutely adorable. and I'm loving that pic of J. Hope everything's going well!

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

They are both darling!

Jaci said...

Hi Lara! Just wanted to say hi (I like to nicely let people know when I spy on their blogs) ;) --- I came across yours from Shara's a while back. remember me? :)
Anyways, cute kiddos, cute ideas, and beautiful photos! You inspire others!

Jaci from Utah :)

Micah and BriAnne said...

I LOVE the cupcake! What a great idea! You are super mom!

Kristi said...

WAY too cute! Holy cow! And that full moon up above is amazing!

Shey said...

Oh my goodness, this is TOO stinking cute!!! I love love these pictures. Grace's costume is too cute, I want to do that! I love all the dialogue you included in there, I would love to see her and hear her talk all big like that. So cute!