Monday, November 12, 2007

To register or not to register...

That is the question.

I've seen and heard many people talking about registering for Christmas gifts this year, and I'm a little torn on the issue. On one hand, it's always nice to have a list to shop for other people, and to make sure I get things I like. On the other hand, I really don't know what I want and people like Nathan and my mom have been able to find gifts that I love and never would have thought to register for. Also in the past, I've spent a while trying to make a list (at someone else's request) only to not get one thing off of my list. I just think that part of gift giving is the process of really thinking about another person and trying to find a gift from the heart that will please them. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Camping Trip

Friday night we went out camping with Nathan's parents and had a great time sitting around the fire and talking and eating really well. It was Kaleigh's first true camping experience. I think she had fun. She was a little scared of the fire at first. We know this because she looked at it and said "I'm scared". Also, we roasted marshmallows and Nathan gave Kaleigh one, thinking she would be all over it. Well, she just didn't get it. It was too strange a taste and texture for her. She held it in her mouth a little then walked off and spit it out. She'll learn.

Nathan and his dad went fishing for a while. Take a look at those catches! I think they had a good time. They did come back Friday evening with some fish that they grilled and we got to eat. Combined with the chicken, potatoes, corn, and beets that we had, we were able to get quite full off those fish!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Our Lil' Ladybug...
Nathan took Kaleigh out trick or treating last night while I was at Awana. Our neighborhood is apparently the place to go b/c people were coming in by the carload. I could barely get back to our house with all the people and cars everywhere. Anyway, once she figured out she could get candy, she had no trouble saying "trick or treat" to these perfect strangers! She couldn't narrow down to just one candy, so for a while she carried around suckers in both hands with her little fists filled with smarties! Too funny!
By the way, I don't know what is up with these older teenagers trick or treating. They don't even dress up! A little tacky if you ask me.

Nathan painted her face. We weren't exactly sure what a ladybug face looks like, so it does look a little like a cat, but still cute either way.

Oh and I have to tell what Kaleigh did today. I was in the study trying to blog and she was pestering me a little bit so I locked her out while finishing up. She was not in the least bit happy about that. Anyway, when I went to find her, I had a feeling she would be doing something rotten and sure enough... She was in the living room sitting in her little white rocking chair with pull-up and jeans around her knees. She looked at me and said "Hey mommy, I went peepee." And yes, she was sitting in a puddle and her jeans were soaked. Needless to say, mommy was not happy but i guess she was thinking something along the lines of "that'll teach you to lock me out".
Parties, Princesses & Pox...

As you can tell from the title of this post, this has been an interesting week. We had our SS slumber party Friday night and it was a lot of fun. We mostly just talked which is the one thing we never seem to have enough time for.

Then Sunday was Maddie's birthday party. She was a very pretty princess. Her mom ma
de her costume and it was much prettier than anything you can buy at the store. Kaleigh just loves Maddie and she did not want to leave the party. It was outside and the weather was perfect.

Monday I started really noticing some suspicious spots on Kaleigh & took her to the Doctor on Tuesday to confirm that she does have chicken pox. She is really fine though.

I know it's kinda gross, but I couldn't find any pictures on the internet of what chicken pox looked like, so here is one of Kaleigh's "patches". Maybe someone else will find it helpful if you are trying to figure out if your child has them. She only has 8-10 spots in all.