Russ, Shalae, & Kids

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Noah & Ellie at Suzanne's Halloween craft class...
Noah was a "stealth ninja" this year and Ellie was a {cute} witch!

Lucy at our ward Trunk-or-Treat
(the cutest 50's girl)

Halloween night - we trick-or-treated in my parents' neighborhood (as usual) with Ellie & Lucy

A few times I saw Noah doing this in his bedroom mirror after putting his costume on. I guess it's a ninja move?

Monday, October 31, 2011

October so far

October happenings:

During Fall Break I took Noah, Ellie, Riggs, & Jax to Skateland.

It was funny to see that Skateland hasn't changed at all since I was a kid - they still do the hokie pokie, they still play the GHOSTBUSTERS song, and they still have the black-out skate. Oh yeah, and it still smells the same and feels so GERMY!!

 Watching Noah try to skate was de ja vu from when we went ice skating once - he kept felling and getting mad and wanted to give up. So I forked out an extra $5 to make things a little easier for him...

Noah turned 7 on October 21 and we started the day out at Krispie Kreme. That was actually the only stop we made for free birthday food, but my birthday is coming up and I will be hitting up as many places as possible!

 Noah chose PF Chang's for his birthday dinner. We went there on Russ's birthday and he's been talking about going back for about 6 months. His wish came true and he got a mini birthday dessert.

This is just a random picture of Noah and Sophie in some dress-up clothes. Noah has grown a lot since last Halloween!

We celebrated Noah & Sophie's birthdays at my parents' house on Sunday between their birthdays. We sometimes call them our "twins" since they are just 8 days apart in age.

Lucy wanted Noah's Sparky pillow-pet for herself. I love the second picture of her cuddling it!

A few days after our combined "birthday party", we celebrated Sophie's 7th birthday with just our family...

She chose Red Robin for her birthday dinner....

 ... and she was so happy when the waiter brought ice cream!

Last of all, I was able to start watching Lucy again and I love my morning once a week with her. Here she is in her mama's car, looking cute and stylish in her sunglasses.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Price Family Cruisin'

To celebrate the retirement of my amazing mother-in-law (Mary Ann), we took a cruise to Ensenada, Mexico with Mary Ann, her sister Barbara, and Russ's siblings (and their spouses too of course)!  

We decided to tour the famous blow-hole "La Bufadora" when we got off the boat in Ensenada. It was fun to walk around and shop, try some authentic Mexican tacos, drink the best ever pina coladas & mango coladas, and see what we could of the blow-hole!

 It was a pretty sight to see but we never saw the water shoot as high as it does at other times.
 I found the picture below when I googled "la bufadora images"... that's pretty cool!

This was "formal night" on the cruise but we weren't very formal!
 Matthew & Megan
 Krysta & Matt
 Barbara & Mary Ann
 John & Christy
 Megan found a great 80's outfit to wear for formal night... and she still looked so cute! I could never pull that off.
 Matt & Krysta celebrated 18 years of marriage on the cruise! What cute lovebirds!

I took a few pictures of the inside of the boat to show our kids but I don't think the pics do it justice...

It was fun to see the different towel creations waiting for us each night when we returned to our room. All of the "crew members" were so nice and always 'at your service'.

It was fun to get away on an adult-only trip. Thanks to Mary Ann for retiring and making this trip possible for us! She has worked hard to provide for herself and her family for many years... I think she's been in education for 25 years or so and 15 or 16 of those were spent as a principal. Like I said, she is amazing!!