Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Princess Race

Our princess ran in her first race last month!  It was set up to be a one mile race.  This race was an all girl race where you were encouraged to run dressed as a princess.  Ryan was so excited to do the race with her cousin Riley.  I told Ryan that if she won the race--meaning finish the race-- she would get a tiara.  It was so cute.  When the girls passed that finish line they were given a tiara by a girl dressed in a big prom dress with gloves and a crown.  Ryan did awesome!!  Although I don't think that the race was even a half mile, she was able to complete the entire race without help.  Ryan is fast too!  She has long legs that got her through the race fast!!  Good Job Ryan!!!  I hope I get to do many more races with my princess!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Napping Book Worm

The other day we put McCallum down for his nap.  Needless to say, he did not want to go down just yet.  Rather than let him up I just told him not to get out of his bed or he would be in trouble.  I then came upstairs and ignored his screaming.  Generally he settles down within a matter of minuets.  A few minuets after I had come up Ryan came into my room and said: "Mom, I know how to settle Mac down for his nap.  I just gave him a book and told him to read it in his bed.  Then he can just fall asleep with his book."  I told her that I thought she was the best sister in the world, and the smartest girl ever!  It had worked.  Mac was no longer screaming or trying to get out of his nap.

Later I went down to wake McCallum up so we could go to dinner.  This is what I found...
Mac had taken Ryan's advice.  He fell asleep reading his book.  I couldn't help laughing.  It was so cute!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Last night was so much fun!!!  I was worried that Mac wouldn't get the whole trick-or-treating thing, but I was wrong.  I always knew Ryan would get it, but she is older and done it before!  Both the kids had a blast and got too much candy!!

Ryan was a little Mini Mouse/ Princess-hence the tiara.  And Mac was the dragon.  He was so cute wiggling his tail around all night.
Throughout the night we would say: are we done?  Mac would chime right in and say MORE HOUSES!  it was to die for.  Ryan on the other hand was a little spent... I have to say I told her not to wear the high heels.  While Jared carried her back to the house she said, "These heels are Killing me!!"  Welcome to being a woman Ryan!
The best part of the night was when we went to see our good friends the Drakes.  When they answered the door they had a big bowl of broccoli and huge carrots.  Mike got down on the kids level and asked if they wanted to pick a treat.  So Ryan, being the cute little girl she is, just picked out a carrot.  She had this look on her face like: I guess some people just give out bad treats.  Mac on the other hand didn't even pretend like he wanted any.  He was just going to pass.  Mike and Michelle laughed and then showed them the real candy.  Ryan was so confused.  I think she was a little put off that they took her carrot back.  I thought it was funny, but the best part is that the kids never got the joke!