Monday, October 20, 2008

Boo At The Zoo

This weekend we took the kids to Boo at the Zoo, which we look forward to every year. This year it was windy, but nice overall since past years it's been freezing and really windy. Olivia is a kitty this year, and Jackson is a puppy. :) Jackson wasn't going to be anything, but then a friend of mine borrowed me this great costume (thanks, Shannon!).

I always love seeing all of the costumes on little kids, and this year there was some really cute ones. We saw more home-made ones, but my favorite was the baby as a peacock- loved it!

Here's our kitty (with her Miss Kitty trick or treat bag, too!) She really gets the concept of Trick or Treating this year, so that's fun. AND, she uses her manners!

and this is the best picture I could get of Jackson in his costume. He REALLY wanted to be on the ground!

Jack- Six Months

OK, so MAJOR news in our house is that Jackson is CRAWLING!!! OK, so it's more like dragging himself across the floor, but hte point is that he's mobile and loving it. Olivia was 10 months before she crawled, so my last baby is betting records, averages, etc and as fun as it is to watch him, it's so sad. I'm depressed about it. I want him to stay a baby for awhile!

But since I have no "in motion" pictures of the crawling, I'm going to post a cute one from the park the other day. I just love his adorable happy face. He's always happy, always smiling- and it always brightens my day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pre-School Baton

So Olivia started baton a few weeks ago. Some of you know that I was really into baton for many years, did lots of competitions, parades, performances, etc. Most of my costumes and trophies are still in my mom's basement- but my beloved baton is at my house. (Olivia and I practice every weekend). She really wanted to do it after she saw the 4th of July parade and I thought it'd be good to get her into some kind of activity with other kids her age, etc. She likes it so far, but she's 3 and doesn't really "get it" yet. Here are some pictures from her first lesson:

Standing in front of the trophies. She kept telling me she "thinks she wants one now". :) Cute!
Showing me her "moves":
This is her with Avery:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ever been to Superior?

Well if you haven't, you aren't missing a lot. It's not a "must see" in the country! But this post is for my friend who is in Texas, but used to live here. Most of these pictures won't mean anything to any of you, but Allena will know what they are!

It's your old house, pal! The old garage is gone, and they built another one that's like 3x the size, sorry no picture of it!

Our High School! The building itself is still the same, but the grassy field to the left of this picture (can't see it) was where we used to go for outside gym classes, but now it's a parking lot for students. Remember getting ready for Spartan Camp a week before we started our freshman year?? LOL.

OK, so my deep dark secret is that I'm a vandal. :) LOL. Remember vandalizing the tube slide at the park by my mom's house? It's still there!!! LOL! OK, so the glow in the dark glitter paint is gone, but it stained the slide. And as you can see- kids tried to burn the inside of the slide, but our initials survived! S.K (those are my initials) <3's>

Let's see what else reminds me of my first best friend?
1. The song playing on my blog- everytime I hear it I remember walking from Allena's house past the ghetto mall, past the oil refinery to my house which is clear across town. Not to mention, we walked when it was like over 80 degrees wearing big sweatshirts (it was cold when we started) and somewhere along the way, we picked up a hub cap, a 2x4 chunk, some cat tails, and started singing this song. I'm sure cars driving by thought we were nuts, and we probably were!

2. Alternative Nation on MTV. Man, I miss that show! Remember taping the show and transferring songs onto a tape for us?

3. Halloween- We went trick or treating once (was that 9th grade?!) and she went as a witch, I wore my Poms outfit, and I forgot what her brother dressed up as- but it was fun. And freaking cold!!

4. A&W- Her mom would take us out to A&W after her brother's baseball games.

5. Enger Tower- We spent an entire afternoon flying paper airplanes off of Enger Tower once.

6. Canal Park - We picked "agates" from Canal Park and used clear nail polish to make them shinier. I think we went through two bottles of polish before we realized the rocks just soak it up. But at your dad's or Grandma's (can't remember which) we'd JAM OUT to Smashing Pumpkins' "Zero".

7. Smashing Pumpkins/Billy Corgan- Remember we had HUGE crushes on Billy? God, everytime I hear Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness I remember you.

Oh pal. I wish you were still here, but I'm glad that you are happy where you are. I'm bummed we didn't get to spend more time together (which maybe is a good thing... god knows what we would've gotten into!) but maybe one day we can visit each other! You were such a wonderful friend, and you still give me great advice. I'm glad we connected by email after all these years!

Sara the Super Beetle
(Do you remember YOUR nickname?) :) LOL!