The other day, Monique wanted to watch videos of the Jonas Brothers on YouTube. Yes, I know what you are thinking. She is pretty young to even care, but she does. She loves those boys. I'm not sure if it's because of Bella or not, but she thinks they are ceeeeeee-ute! Anyway, as we were sitting here watching the Jonas Brothers, Olivia became really excited and decided she needed a kiss from those cute Brothers. Luckily, my camera was close at hand and I was able to snap this priceless picture. That baby kills me!
Every year, we have our traditional HALLOWEEN FEAST. The kids think it's really fun, and I get to do crazy things with food. We usually have our feast the Sunday before Halloween, but Monique had the stomach flu that day, and didn't really feel like eating. So, we had our feast the Sunday after Halloween. This actually worked out better, because Grandma was able to enjoy our tradition with us. This year I decided to have a little more fun. We made Jack-0-lantern hats for each of us to wear, and I covered the table with paper, and we all made a Halloween tablecloth. Everyone was really creative, and had a great time drawing all over the table. It was tons of fun, and the kids did a fantastic job.
What's on the Menu?
Jack-o Patties Monster Mashed Potatoes with Orange Worms Gooey Fingers Witches Bread Blood to Drink
I think Izabella's trying to make the same face as her hat!
Monique did not want to share markers with Olivia. See how she's protecting her territory from little sneaky fingers.
Of course, Kirk couldn't just draw ghosts, pumpkins and witches. No, he had to draw psycho Santa on a motorcycle. He's so strange.
Our table setting. We used our hats as place cards to know where everyone was going to sit. We had black paper for place mats, and I pulled out my nice white dishes and goblets to make it extra special.
This is our creepy dinner. I'm not very good at taking pictures of food. One of these days, I'll get it right. You get the idea though.
On November 17, 1998, it was just the two of us with all our hopes and dreams...Now it's been more than ten years. It's crazy how fast time has flown. I think everything we had planned on our wedding day, we've thrown out the window, and started all over - a few times. We have had our ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Besides, how boring would life be without a little trouble here and there?!
Kirk & Dottie
Still willing to stand next to eachother after all these years
Our first little girl is not so little anymore. She loves Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers. She is a lover of animals, and must have at least 100 stuffed ones. Her favorite is her cheetah, "Spot." She is a fantastic big sister, and is great at coming up with fun games for the little girls to play. Full of spunk and fun....she is priceless.
She sings, she dances, she changes her clothes 20 times per day! What an energetic child. She has more energy than we know what to do with. Every time her mood changes, she is changing her clothes. Every morning, the "Sounds of Monique" can be heard coming from her bedroom. She loves princesses (Cinderella and Giselle are her favorite) and ballerinas. Full of life, full of fun, she keeps us on our toes.
Cutness all around! She is so cuddly and snuggly. She loves her sisters, and wants to do everything they do. She really is "mini me" to them. With a smile for everyone (except her nursery leaders) and very wet kisses, she brings a laugh to all she encounters. If she's not teasing her sisters and laughing her guts out, she's dancing to any beat she can find. Easy going, happy, and entertaining!