Victoria and Reed were literally bouncing off the walls when we got home from trick or treating! Normally we don't encourage bouncing on the couch, but they were having a ball trying to catch her in mid-air.
Checking out the loot after a busy Halloween night!
Trunk or Treat at the ward! We had lights and spooky music and were awarded scariest trunk! I also took home second place for my Chicken Tortilla soup!! Yeah!
Decorating pumpkins in one of Victoria's many, many costumes! Fairy Princess! There was no way she was going as just a fairy. She made that very clear!
I found a list of the funny things Victoria has said lately and I need to write them down. Some are old, but they are all pretty funny.
Victoria had on a princess dress that has sleeves, but none the less was a dress and it was cold. So, I said, "Victoria aren't you freezing?" And she said with the sweetest little smile, " No, cause I have this modest dress on."
Richard is always trying to convince me that we need some kind of a pet, preferably a dog. Victoria thinks we should get a cat or a PIG.
When Reed was crawling and Victoria was obsessed with the Barbie movie Princess and the Pauper one day she came walking in with Reed crawling beside her and said ''Say hello to my puppy Ruffy." "Oh, where's Ruffy?" I would periodically hear her say.
This one has been awhile, but when she was learning new words everyday and still trying to figure out exactly when to use them she said, "Mom, you look like a miracle." That made my day!
This one is a little more recent. Her and Reed have started wrestling and playing together, but every once in a while I will come in and Victoria will just be laying on top of him. One day I over heard her saying, " look Reed I'm the hot dog and you're the bun".
Then just the other day we were getting ready to go to Pumpkin Town USA with some other friends and Victoria came out all dressed in about five different patterns: polka a dots, stripes and flowers and boots. She turned to me with a very proud look on her face and said, "your friends are going to be so impressed." She turned and did a little happy dance. I felt a little like my Mom when she tells of a day my sister Amanda did her own hair and said "aren't you glad you have such beautiful daughters?"
Reed is talking so much and has such a sweet little voice. In the car on the way home from Salem Reed was playing peek-a-boo and laughing so hard. He even picked up on Trick or Treat as we visited some stores last night. Everyone thought he was so cute in his shark costume. He is climbing on everything and is such a boy.
Well, I realize that it has been forever since I have posted anything and this video is fairly random and I still haven't put up any pictures of our wonderful summer in Ogden and our trip to Cancun, but this is the best I can do for today. I tried to get Victoria to sing this song for Grandma Donna over the phone but she wouldn't so I decided to record it. Enjoy! The hotdog song is right up there with Popcorn Popping in her book, so it must be good! Right?
I uploaded the wrong video, but this one is for Amanda!
I just want to say how blessed I am to be celebrating a fifth anniversary with such a wonderful person and my best friend. We have had so much fun and our life together continues to be an adventure. Rachel has been such a blessing in my life and we have been blessed with a wonderful family with Victoria and Reed. I look forward to the many more years we have together.
Well, we have been super busy the last few weeks. Richard finished up with classes and his parents came to visit and we had so much fun showing them around New England. We visited Boston, Providence, the Mystic Seaport, and spent a few days at a resort in the Berkshires. We loved having them here and I know they loved spending time with Victoria and Reed and I guess they liked seeing Richard and I as well. Richard's brother Javier was able to come spend a few days with us also, as he was on his way to the Catskill Mountains to work as a rock climbing guide for the summer. It was so great to see him. Victoria couldn't get enough of him. She wanted to be right by his side.