Iris's first time carving pumpkins
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I'm slowly accumulating pillows for our "Theatre Room" (as we lovingly refer to it) since it had to be redone after the flood. I found this yellow chevron fabric for sale on Etsy (a surprisingly GREAT place to get fabric!) and thought it would go nicely with the other pillow I made awhile ago.
Let's look at that other pillow one more time, shall we?
Mine was less than $20.
uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
We had a trunk-or-treat this year with our ward. (and I live in Provo, so they're all of our neighbors too :D) We had chili and cornbread beforehand in the gym at the church.
|Witch Iris with Tinkerbell Peach|
|cutest. Tink. Ever.|
|the spooky ghost|
When Jay showed up with the wig on, Peach started crying initially, and wanted me to hold her. This is once she's had a bit of time to get used to it, but she is still very unsure of what is going on. As you can see, I couldn't find the right hook hat, so this is why Jay is only half-hearted Hook.
And here's the group- thanks to a friend taking pictures of everyone at the event! :)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
We (and by we I mostly mean Iris) made soba noodles and tempura. Turns out the noodles are meant to be served cold, which I thought odd. You basically just cook them like the package says, and then Iris put them in a bowl with ice cubes to cool them off. (She tells me this is usually eaten in the summer.) Then we each had a little bowl of sliced green onion and Tsuyu sauce she uses so often for dipping the noodles in.
|soba in tsuyu sauce|
|red bell pepper tempura|
AND today was the first time The Frog has ever shown initiative about getting dressed and he picked this outfit out all by himself :)
|strike a pose!|
This year was a bit of a let-down for costumes. Because my brother makes such a big deal about his Halloween party, and goes to such extent to make it well-planned and intricate, I enjoy thinking about themed costumes for our family. I had decided pretty soon after Halloween last year that this year we would all be Peter Pan characters. It was perfect, Hook, Wendy, Peter Pan & Tinkerbell. Then when we decided to have Iris along, she would have been a great Tiger Lily. However, there were two pieces of information I didn't have:
1) The Frog is now old enough to be opinionated about his costume
2) My brother decided not to throw a party this year :(
Sadly, I didn't know about either of these things until after I had already started buying materials for Hook and Tinkerbell. SO Jay ended up being a half-hearted pirate and Peach was Tinkerbell. (as well as every other girl under 5...)
Here's the hideous women's jacket I found at the DI that just screamed "Captain Hook" when I saw it. I removed the collar and buttons and cut off about 6 inches from the bottom. Then I rehemmed, added gold and used the bottom to make big cuffs. Then I sewed two big decorative buttons to the cuffs.
|scary witch- eee eee eeee|
The Frog caught it for me in a jar and we brought it to our Mother's Group Halloween party. (why I was dressed up)
A lot of people were sick and I was enjoying myself too much to remember to take too many pictures, but I did snap a shot.
|Tinkerbell and the only non-Tinkerbell girl there. Serious.|
We have taken a million-billion photos of Iris's volleyball games. I have officially gained a new appreciation for sports photographers... It's HARD to get anything to be non-blurry!!
We have had so much fun going to all her home games (and a few aways that aren't too far) and we are excited to announce that the Timpview Volleyball team has qualified for the state tournament, ranked 2nd in our region!! We are so proud of Iris- she is wicked good!
|team lineup before announcing the players|
|It was always exciting to see how they would pronounce her name :)|
|I've never seen her miss a serve!|
|She may be short, but she is the left-side hitter.|
|This shot makes me think she should play basketball. :)|
|Don't worry- she got it!|
|super cute flags|
|L spikes it!|
|E just saves it!|
|Look how high Iris can jump!|
|There was always a small gathering of students to cheer the team on, and they always rushed the court when we won. (which was most of the time :D)|
|hugging coach Bailey|
|My friend took a picture for us, but Iris couldn't see where the camera was, haha.|
|The seniors and Iris :)|