Fall Fun

As I'm making last minute Halloween costumes for the girls I realized I signed up for "treats" for H's Halloween party. Thank God for Pinterest, I mean what the heck did we do before that little gem? 

It doesn't get much easier than this. Other than pulling the lids off the pudding cups and sticking the ghosts in the "booty" with sticks, the girls made these themseleves.

Ingredients: Ghost marshmallows (I looked for Peeps but couldn't find any), Oreos, Pudding Cups, Candy Corn Pumpkins and cake pop sticks.

Crumble the cookies. The thin ones had less icing so they crumbled better.
Let your perfectionist of a 6 year old decorate marshmallows with a happy face. It blew her mind that they made markers you could eat.

Sprinkle crumbled Oreos on top of pudding. Insert sticks into "booty" as Harper kept calling it, and decorate with a little pumpkin.

I swear getting a smile from both at the same time is impossible.


Girl Scout Olympics

Natalie decided this year she would give Girl Scouts (Daisy) a try. We missed the first meeting but her first event was so much fun. She talked about it for DAYS and wanted to wear her medal to school two days later. 

I hope this brings her out of her shell a bit. We rode down with two other girls and good lord, if the giggles and squeals were any indication, they have a ton of fun.

Semi-group picture with their little mascot, Emily. She just happens to be the same age as Harper (like days apart) and I didn't take H but those two would have had an awesome time together. She also made me realize that I don't have the most headstrong 3 year old either. She could easily H a run for her money ;)

Marley, Nat & Ella

This surprisingly was one of Nat's favorite events besides the relay, which she won a medal for.

There was only one event Natalie refused to do. It was called "Magic Carpet Ride" and as Jaquelyn put it "there isn't anything magical about scooting on your butt Ms Julia" So we cheered on the other girls and took silly selfies.

Wearing her medal the next when we went shopping. She talked non stop about it for days to anyone who would listen.


Uncle Nate Got Hitched!

Well we new this day was coming (and I mean that in a good way) but Uncle Nate finally got married! Lynnley was definitely already part of the family but now it's official. She looked gorgeous, and he was so handsome in his tux. Of course the girls looked beautiful too. I didn't take many snapshots, so these will have to do until the pro pics are out.

First up the hair. I'll admit I was a little nervous about how all the curls would hold up in Nat's hair. But they were still there the next day! Thanks to Terri Jo for an awesome job. Pretty sure we owe you a whole box of bobby pins and at least two cans of hair spray.
Harper is 0-2 as a flower girl. She loves the dress up and idea of it but has yet to walk down the isle. Maybe next year, Brenton will be the lucky one.

Half way decent family pic before the actual ceremony.
And the time Nathan almost cried (according to him) was when Nat turned the corner with her sign. 
Like I said, I totally slacked on the snapshots. But we did the cha-cha, nae-nae and every other dance afterwards. It was a beautiful ceremony with all our friends and family and now they can start their happily ever after!


Tacky Tuesday

Contrary to the looks on their faces, they were in good moods when we finally left. 

This was as "tacky" as Natalie was comfortable getting. Bless her. She asked me numerous times in the car if someone would think she was silly. 

Harper nailed her shoulder on the door and her morning was shot.


Silly Sock/Hair Day

It's Homecoming week once again for Northwest Rankin. I love that even Harper's daycare participates (and she does too). Natalie was off today but for H, it was Silly Socks/Crazy Hair day.