Monday, December 31, 2012

Pretty Pictures of Heidi Anne

My sister in law, Emily, gave us these pictures of Heidi Anne and Alice for Christmas. They are so sweet and elegant. I love these pics so much I had to share them.

Heidi Anne-In First Position

Alice and Heidi Anne 

I love her beautiful, long, dark, eyelashes and that little-dimpled  grin

My Little Lady 

Alice and Heidi Anne having fun

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Kabuki Fun

Christmas Eve started out with me getting to go to lunch with 2 of my best friends Cori and Stacy. We took Stacy to Kabuki for her birthday because what says Happy Birthday more then a hibachi grill? We attempted to get her to eat sushi but she wouldn't take the bait. Lame I know. Bad puns aside it was awesome!! If you get the chance you have to go there! The sushi is tasty, the grill is entertaining to watch, and they offer a they have a whole host of other options in case sushi isn't your thing. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Heidi Anne Highlights

Heidi Anne always says exactly what's on her mind-and there is at least something daily she says that is just off the wall. So I am going to start saving the Heidi Anne Highlights.

This morning we were asking Heidi what daddy's name was and she said "Charles, because he is in charge."

Me to Char: I think if she's good she can have S-P-R-I-T-E (spelled it out) 
Heidi Anne: I want Sprite, I'm good, I'm good. Can I have Sprite please? 
Having a smart kid can have it's drawbacks.

There are always 3 people watching you; God, Santa, and the Elf on the Shelf.

I honestly can't remember anything from Monday.

I love to play with play dough. I tell my friends "Susu says you can make it look like food, but you can't eat it. See Momma, I can share so nicely." (Insert cute little grin and slight turn of the chin).

Heidi-Anne started to head to bed but she then found out that we didn't have to go to bed yet. She happily came out into the living room and then ran back to her room arms out like Super Man saying "Don't worry blankie! I'll come rescue you!" She came back to the living room cuddling the blankie lovingly saying "I told you I'd save you."

Tonight Heidi Anne serenaded us to her own collection of Christmas songs. She got up on the coffee table, A.K.A Her stage then sang and danced for us. My personal favorites were:
Frosty the Girl Snowman 
Rudolf the Reindeer, who had a nose like a flashlight-(Daddad! Stop Singing!)
We Three Wise Guys 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Paging Doctor House...

If anyone knows how I can get in contact with a real life Doctor House, that would be wonderful. I will put up with his or hers terrible bedside manner. 

I thought I would give ya guys a quick update on me.

Monday-I was really stiff and unable to move, so I thought it was just a flare.

Tuesday-I couldn't talk and my whole right side stopped working. Char took me to the ER. Something was up with my breathing, I would start to fall asleep and alarms would go off. My heart rate and oxygen levels went to 7 beats and 70% for oxygen. They did an MRI and showed no signs of Stroke. Which they were really worried about. To be honest "stroke" didn't even cross my mind.

They gave me prednisone (in case it's autoimmune reaction) and and strong antibiotics (in case that caused it). They won't get the lab work until at least tomorrow, so they wanted to cover their bases by giving me both meds. They aren't sure what was up with the breathing thing. One idea they had was that my body is just super tried, so everything is just having a hard time moving.

Today-I can talk now and move more then yesterday. But still very, very, stiff and sleepy. I have a Doc appt on Friday.

We'll just have to wait until the labs and the doc appointment but the good news is I am at least improving. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Snow Day Shorts

Yesterday her teacher told us a little story about Heidi Anne. Background story-Heidi Anne is a very active little girl. She loves to wear dresses and skirts-but she loves to climb up trees, play sports, and be an all around tom boy. So to balance that out, she wears pants or shorts under her dresses. I am normally on top of things with the weather, it's been so warm lately I've just been letting her put on shorts.

Well, as she went outside to go play on a bike at recess she looked down at the shorts she was wearing then the snow on the ground. (Oopps,some nameless mother missed the weather forecast for snow. Eekk) She then told the teacher, "Huh?? This isn't right! What was my mom thinking, short pants on a snow day!!" She shook her head as she pedaled away muttering to herself  "Silly, Momma." 

Momma Goal # 666 - End of the World Resoultions

I wanted to send a HUGE thanks to my Aunt Deb-she sent us 20 beanie babies, this made the grand total 35 beanie babies and 5 teddy bears-So 40 gifts for our soldiers to pay it forward. 

Well, since it's almost the end of the world-I thought I would go ahead and make some resolutions.  I guess these would be called "Apocalypse Resolutions" instead of "New Year Resolutions? Right now the main one I can think of is wanting to be more like my sister Rebekah, and my  friends; Valerie, Cori, and Stacy.

Rebekah is great Mom to Kayla and Rykken. I'm not sure how she does it, but she has the 2 sweetest kids I know. She's a working mom, but she still takes the time to play board games with her kids, limits what they watch or play on the computer, does kid crafts with them, does real Esty standard crafts, and did I mention a working mom? She's the peacemaker and point of contact in my family. She knows what's going on with everyone at all times. She's a very forgiving person as well. Like all families there  have been hurt feelings, but she forgives. 

I want to be more like Rebekah and work on becoming a more forgiving person. 

Valerie is an awesome mom-with twin girls and a little boy she is easily outnumbered. But you can tell she loves her life. I once heard "The more you write down [in a journal  blog, diary, smoke signal] more things will happen around you". I have no idea where I heard it, but I did. 
Her blog is proof positive of this. What she writes is funny, honest, heartfelt, and has adventures galore. One of my favorite posts she does is when she shares her timeline of the whole day. If anyone is a stay at home mom or dad-you should do the same. Just reading about Valerie's day makes me exhausted-so print a copy of hers or better yet make your own, so if someone ever tells you how easy you have it being the stay at home parent-you can prove them wrong.
This blog started because I wanted to keep all my family and friends posted about what my new little bundle of joy was up to. Over the years it's really Heidi Anne's journal-something to read about as she gets older. She already loves to have me read to her old posts. 

Anyways-I want to be more like Valerie by being more proactive with my entries. I want to write at least 2 posts a week. (Even if it's just telling Heidi Anne what we did for 24 hours on a random day).

Cori is just awesome. She is fun to be around, she loves to write, read, be with her little boy, and smart. She is great to talk to, she calls a spade a spade. She always ready and willing to try things outside of her comfort zone with such ease (then again-it may not be as easy as she makes it look). Some great examples is her ability to try so many different foods-Indian food (the ones from India), Thai, Chuck-A-Rama, ect. Another example is the verity of books she reads or the ability to just go out there testing out different opportunities. 

I want to be more like Cori and keep going down the road less traveled-well in her case, creating the trail that will create a road less traveled. Keep pushing myself to get out of my little bubble-within reason. 

Stacy is the most patient, kind, caring, detailed person I know. Honestly, she is the MOST patient and understanding person I know. Our work can be extremely stressful at times but she doesn't take out her frustrations on other people. She lives on the other side of the country but she has such a close relationship with her family and friends you almost forget she's not down the road. She is a great friend, she is always there for everyone, either by giving emotional support or being there in person, and truly cares for people.  She's also a good cook and a very crafty (as in Pinterest crafty not villain crafty) person.  

I want to be more like Stacy and keep in better touch with family and friends.We live a few hours away, so I can't be there in person for a lot of events, but I can be there with more emotional support or utilizing skype, test, facebook, ect. I think I focus so much on the day to day-that it's 10 days before I've even talked with my sister. 

So those are my goals-Your Move, Mayan Calendar 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Call of Duty: Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies in Action
Call of Duty: Beanie Babies

This message is mainly to my fellow Loganities-or surrounding areas. In this holiday season we're all reminded to help others, to give to those in need, ect. This year it seems abnormally hard due to the economy. I know of a project almost anyone can help with. There is a team who is gathering items for soldiers. But their biggest request is for something most likely sitting on your computer, in your garage, or on a shelf. Beanie Babies.

This is a direct quote from the site regarding beanie babies--Don't buy new ones--:

“Send some in every package... as they are really easy for the Soldiers to carry with them and give to the local kids who love them. These are better then small plastic toys which will break easily and are not as easy to carry in a pack. There is NO more effective ambassador for our country than a Soldier helping the local folks. This is done far more often then the press shows, and quite probably the most important thing a Soldier will ever do.  You folks sent the toys this Marine is handing to the child."

I didn't want them to be donated to DI or other thrift store. I wanted to make sure someone would love it and cherish it. 

Now I am not suggesting you give away your beloved Princess Diane purple Teddy or Squirrel or anything beloved-like the super cute GiGi that you are saving for your little 4 year old. But I know there is at least a few you doubled up on some beanies as your genius plan to sell on e-bay (when you were 10). If you can-please bring your treasure to our office by December 10th-our boss will pay for the shipping-so bring whatever you have. Hey, you might find the baby dolphin you always wanted-go ahead, trade it out as a two for one. (You donate two-and get the 1 you want). 

This holiday season is tough-maybe you're not able to support a paper angel-but we all have it better than most of the world-and that little kid looks happier than anything I have seen in a long time.

The goal is 75--I will post daily how many there are. Currently we have 10--

Sharing IS Caring 
Ready. Set. GO!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pinterest-The Martha Steward of Our Time

I have come to realize that instead of women comparing themselves to Martha Steward we compare ourselves to "I saw this on Pintrest..." There are times when I feel like that picture. 
Sometimes, I really, really feel like this.
Then there are those other days I am filled with crafty hope and think "Wow, I could make a watering can, or a elephant mask, or pet food cup all out of a milk jug?" 
The most dangerous crafts I have come across are those that look wonderful and contain the words "It's so simple, all you need is to be a stay at home mom, a frame, Hogwarts super glue, a hair from a unicorn, handmade satin flowers, and mother of pearl. Now you have a lovely, magical frame for your vase."
Watching Daddad
Every now and again I find things that I can actually do, mostly they are unicorn hair free projects that can be done in a short amount of time. I found some great ideas for Christmas ornaments  I figured Heidi Anne would have a ball (haha-get it?) decorating the clear ornaments  We found different craft supplies through out the house.
All three of us got to working on our new pretty ornaments.
These pictures do not do it justice. We had Christmas music playing, drinking hot chocolate, filling our ornaments will different items, glitter, paper, paint, ect. Heidi Anne saying "Hey Guys! Look, look at mine, isn't it so pretty?" or "Ohhh, Daddad that is so cute! Momma, you've got to see daddad's!" 
Making Ornaments with Daddad
I honestly feel like the whole Holiday Season just isn't the same if there isn't a child part of your activities  They don't have to be your own kids, they can be your younger siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, family or friends. 
SUCCESS!! Take that Martha! I mean Pintrest!

Monday, November 26, 2012

How Heidi Anne got Two Ornaments

Every year we give Heidi Anne her own special ornament  Normally the ornament of the year represents something special about her. This year she got 2.

In June, I found a cute ornament with point ballet shoes and it had her name on it, it was the perfect birthday gift since it was almost July. As her birthday in July came I forgot where I had hidden it. After searching for quite some time, I gave it up for lost.

We took Heidi Anne around Halloween (I was so disappointed with myself-getting Christmas things before Halloween is done.) But she picked this ornament of a little ballerina girl as her one ornament of the year. The next day I was cleaning the closet. Hiding towards the very back of the closet was her birthday ornament.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Heidi Anne's First Nutcracker

On Saturday Heidi Anne and I went to the Nutcracker for the first. time. 
I wanted to make it super special, so I decide we could go to the Tea Party the Ballet hosts. She's been excited all week. Every morning she would count down to how many days were left and every night she'd been jumping on the bed. "In three days we have a tea party and go see pretty dancing!"
Finally, we get to Saturday. I thought for sure the ballet was at 2:00. Nope turned out to be 1:30. On top of that I lost the tickets. I called the theater and made sure the tea party was still from 12:30-1:15. 
Heidi Anne finds the tickets-by magic I swear. 
We get to the ballroom at 12:45. The tea party was over. How do you explain that to a little 4 year old girl? 
She overheard that it was over. She held my hand and said "It's okay Momma, we just go next year." I decided right then that if nothing else we could just sit at one of the empty tables, talk about the ballet, her dance class, and admire the pretty decor. A lady came over to us, I told her the story. She looked at Heidi Anne and decided she wasn't going to disappoint her either. We had our own tea party but we were soon joined by a mom and little girl who was in the same boat. I was very grateful for the host person for letting us 4 have our own celebration.
Afterwards we started to go to our seats. As we headed in, Heidi Anne noticed how a lot of girls were wearing pretty dresses. It was her day and a very easy thing to do. We just sat in the lobby while everyone headed into the theater. It may sound weird but she had so much fun just admiring the outfits.
We went to our seats. Soon the ballet began. She loved it! She saw her instructions, her friend Brition, and other girls from the school on stage, she tried to get their attention and finally she just yelled "HI!". I had to explain how people on the stage can't hear you. I loved being there with her. When the person was doing magic tricks-she would clap in astonishment  When someone acted funny, like Clara being so scared her knees were shaking, she was the first to laugh. When a ballerina did some really hard or pretty moves. She would again clap.
As we watched she told me her plans for the future. Next year she'll be a clown, then the following year a party girl, finally when she is a little older she'll be one of the Russian girls or a rose petal, and then the snow queen. I told her as long as she keeps practicing her ballet then who knows what she'll be or part she'll get in a ballet show. So guess who has doing saute (side to side skips) on our way out to the car? Or who has been standing on nothing but revele (standing on tippy toes) just like the older girls in the performance did? 
Yeap ME!! Haha, everyone knows it was Heidi Anne. 
I think this will be a yearly tradition. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Dolly Tradition Continues

 Char's parents travel, a ton . A few years back we tried to start collection of baby shoes from around the world. Just a cute way to have her be involved with different cultures (and to win any show and tell she may have at school). But finding baby shoes is hard when many children around the world don't even wear shoes.
So Grandpa / Grandma brought her a little stuffed animal, a little frog.
Now she has a lovely collection of dolls. These dolls aren't just on a shelf for display, she plays with them daily. They are on her bed, the sofa, the car.
Playing dolls with Alice
Wherever she is, a doll is somewhere in tow. Anyways, Grandpa and Grandma recently went to German and these are her two newest dolly's.
Freda, Lisle, Ana Rose
The one with braids (just like the ones Heidi Anne has constantly) is from German. We chose Lisle for her name. The one in blue with black braids is named Freda. I encouraged her with the name Freda, because it's the name of one of my best friends. Don't worry Aunt Sharon, there is bound to be a doll we can name in your honor. :-)
Cuddled up with Freda. Dolly (from Tahiti) and Lisle-See told you she always has to have at least one doll with her. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Heidi Anne + Snow + Me = A Chilly Adventure

Last Friday night (as in the 10th) we had our first big snowstorm of the new year. Saturday morning we had a beautiful sunny day with 6 inches of snow. Heidi Anne did what any other child would do. She grabbed her coat, her new snow boots, (which she picked out because they are pink with princesses and they light up when you stomp really hard). Before I knew it she was all bundled and jumping up and down with the most excited face I have seen in a long time. "Momma! Can I go outside and make snow angels? Please, Please??" How could anyone say no to that?

Out she went. First thing she just walked around making a circle. She carefully inspected the pretty flower impressions her snow boots made. Immediately, she made another big circle to make more pretty flowers. After a few little trials she wanted to know what "pictures" my shoes made. I got on my mittens and a jacket to go play in the snow with my little girl. 
My boots make flowers
We decided quickly that my shoes made boring wave with oval designs. Heidi Anne came up with a game of making a snow picture, but you had to only use snow and it couldn't be a snow man. "That's easy enough," I thought to myself. "I will just grab a stick and draw a stick figure in the snow". As I drew my lovely stick girl, a lovely triangle with 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 piggy tail strands of hair, with a big smile to top it off. 
Your shoes aren't Pretty Momma
She inspected my work and told me "Momma, it's nice but you didn't listen to me. You can't draw the person. See look at my snow picture." Her snow picture was a cat named Audrey (I honestly have no idea where she gets these names). Audrey the cat was a pile of snow pressed together to make a 3D snow cat. 
Making Audrey the Cat 
Heidi Anne wanted to show me how to make “good” snowballs and have a snowball contest. She explained the rules to me;
Making a "Good Snowball"

1) You have to make 3 pretty circle snowballs
2) You have to throw your ball really, really far
3) You have to make it SMASH (My friend Cori, would be so proud of that rule) when it hits the ground, a fence, a tree, ect.
4) If you snowball doesn't break when it hits something that means you made it to hard and someone could have been hurt
5) If you throw the ball at a car, any person, or any animal on purpose, you lose and you have to stay on the stairs in time out. 
See her snowball about to SMASH
I must confess, she beat me at every round. I couldn't throw far enough, my snowballs weren't pretty, and they wouldn't smash for the life of me. So I did what any other good Mom would do. I said "Who wants hot chocolate?" Hey, if you can't beat them, make them forfeit.

Who Wants Hot Chocolate?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tea for Three

As you may know, Heidi Anne is an only child, always has been and always will be. I always thought I would have three little kid, two little girls and one boy. But I digress.
Some things I have found about having an only child is there are many times when they can grasp when something is off with their parents, they try their best to be big kids (since Mom and Dad are the only other people in the house-who else can the mimic) on the flip side there are  times when they need you to get on the floor and just play games together. Often, you're their only option for a playmate.
Yesterday was just such a day for us. We've just had a series of unfortunate events. Since Momma and Daddad are stressed she has become distressed herself. I saw my little 4 year old soothing and telling Ana Rose (her dolly) that everything will be okay. I decided she needed a playmate right then. Something or someone to take her little mind off things.
I announced that we were going to have a Tea Party with an Indoor picnicking for lunch. She got so excited  She got Ana Rose nicely dressed, put on her best set of beads.
Once that was done we gathered our treats. We made a fruit and sprite mix for our tea, we had jelly beans and smarties in a bowl, and some little Kisses like mini cupcakes.

We spent over an hour having our party. We talked about her friends, her favorites (color, movie, favorite NOT a Disney princess movie). As I took another sip of  the V8 with Sprite "tea", all decked out with beads, funny ponytails she did for my hair, and asking me in a most serious voice "Momma, would you like more of the blue jelly beans? Or the pink Jelly Beans?"
In a high society tone of voice (which she giggled at) "Why, thank you child. I would like both beans. The blue and the pink if you could be so kind".After she finished her giggles she said, "Great!! I HATE the taste of the pink and blue ones!  "Well, I Never!" 

We had our Ipod playing and a song called "Never Grow Up" Came on. It couldn't have been better then if it was planned. So my little Heidi Anne, this was the song that you sang so well and brought me to tears. Heidi Anne, just try to never grow up.

Your little hand's wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hello Sweetie

Say Hi to Sweetie. 
 We've had her since August after Pumpkin didn't make it. We called to let them know. Somehow we got convinced to come back to the shelter. We were looking at some cats while we were there and one kitten caught Char's attention. 

She was a vocal little thing. We were told they found her out in a field. She had the weirdest color tones. Just smudges of different colors. Gray, black, brown, orange, almost pink. Really, like a picture of a cat got smeared. He found that she wasn't slated to live much longer. Adoption rate of cats in our county is only 20%. As you can guess she came home with us. 

We've had her ever sense. She went through a few names. Ceccile (after an American Girl Heidi Anne likes) Smudges due to her coloring. But I prevailed and the name Sweetie became official. She is a very funny, hyper thing who loves to be cuddled. Best part of all, we've had her for 4 months and she's still healthy. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Heidi Anne-The Kitty Cowgirl

This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! That is one of Heidi Anne's favorite songs from "The Nightmare Before Christmas". 
This year Heidi Anne wanted to be a Cowgirl. On a side note, her favorite / bestest friend Kayla was Jessie from Toy Story.
The night before Halloween Heidi changed her mind. She wanted to be a "Kitty Cowgirl!".  So the night before I found some fluffy material (I think left over from when she was a Polar Bear). She had a little black nose with whiskers.
Trick or Treat--Office Style
Heidi Anne had a wonderful day. She got to go trick or treating with her daycare, then trick or treating at pre-school, finally she came to our work. At our office we get into Halloween. Big time. Teams have costume themes, prizes are awarded for best costumes, team costumes. In the afternoon we have desk trick or treating. Employees can bring their family to go desk to desk to trick or treat love this, we're familiar with nearly everyone and it's so fun to see everyone family, and to show of your own children in the process.
My friend Cori and her Adorable Johnny
Heidi Anne was a Kitty Cowgirl, Char went as a Farmer (from Iowa with John Deer Gear). You can't tell to well what I am. I was going to be a farmer or something as well. But last minute (like as we dropped Heidi off at Suesue's) I didn't have my outfit. So I was a Tribute from District 8 in the Hunger Games. Had my hair all a mess and didn't put on makeup-making me look very,very pale
Me, Heidi Anne, and Char

Every year our CEO gives a full sized candy bar to every kid. It's like the Holy Grail of Halloween. has the best costumes every year. Last year it was Darth Vader, I wouldn't have been shocked if it was one of the outfits used on set. This year he was Bumble Bee from Transformers. I would have to say it was a HUGE hit with the kids and adults alike. He is detailed to a T with his costume.

The boys were awestruck by him. One boy had a Bumble Bee costume as well. Just not nearly as elaborate. One little boy saw him and ask "Can I have your autograph?" It was that good of a costume.

Weee Ha

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Pumpkin Walk, The Carrot Van, and Heidi Anne

15 Kids Waiting to Go on an Adventure
As some may know by now, every October we go to The Pumpkin Walk. The Pumpkin Walk is a tradition here in Logan. The walk is around a park where families, churches, or businesses carve or create a variety of displays. Heidi Anne has gone to the Pumpkin Walk every year since she was born. Really, her first one was when she was 3 months old. 
Thus Begins the Adventure 
So what made this one so special you may wonder? This was my very first school field trip with Heidi Anne. I think this was a very special milestone. My little girl is old enough to go on school field trips now, she's growing up so fast! Just a 2 years ago her Daddad and I had held her while we strolled around the Walk. Now, I can barely keep up with her. 
Everyone Having Fun
Another first for me was I got to be the carpool Mom. While the teachers and moms were planning directions we decided the best way to get there was a caravan.  I couldn't help but laugh when her friend Harley (age 4) asked me "Heidi's Mom, what's a Carrot Van? Why are we going to be Carrots?" So we began our "Carrot Van" with her friends in the back of the car talking, giggling, and making up jokes or stories for each other. 
Zoey, Harley, Heidi Anne
I was reminded as well how honest and to the point kids are. Her friend Harley said "WOW! Your car is Messy, Messy Heidi!! Heidi Anne promptly blamed me for the car-"It's not my job to clean the car, I clean the table." We were the first group to get there, even if I did drive "Like an old lady" (thanks again Harley :-) ). 
Zoey, Harley, Heidi Anne
Our group contained; 13 kids between the ages of 2 to 4, 3 helpers and 2 moms. Roughly 1 adult per 2 or 3 kids. Somehow Heidi Anne, Skylie, and Harley were always 2 displays ahead of everyone else. Can you guess who has ADD?--Squirrel! If anyone is wondering the ADD kids really found--Squirrel!

Heidi Anne made sure everyone we came across knew "That's my Momma. She came to school today to play with me!" She later told her other friends that didn't go on the field trip "Some of the pumpkins were scary, but my Momma was there so they didn't scare me."
Nightmare Before Christmas
I Loved This One
It wasn't all fun times. Heidi Anne learned what most families with 2 or more kids have to deal with; you have to share your Mom. I think that was the biggest shocker. 
Having to leave the Candy Land 
Also, when there are a lot of kids, you can't linger at some of the displays as long as you want.When we finished the trip Heidi started to tear up. When I asked what was wrong she told me, "Daddad missed this and now I miss him!" 
Hungry, Hungry--Oh Look Over There!!
Ahead of the Pack-And Dancing to some Music
I deiced that we can go to the walk again. So the next day we went with Daddad. After that everything was right in the world. 
Wipe Out-On the Daddad Trip
The Pumpkin Walk with Daddad
As I dropped them back off to school I realized how fun it was to be there with her. To see her play with her friends and other kids. I found that there is a thin line between being THAT mom on field trips who always embarrasses her kids, or the mom who is abnormally strict with their kid, or being the mom that lets the kids in her group go hog wild. 
Heidi's Mom-Hurry!! I want to go see the Witch!!
I think I managed to be just a little more strict then the run a muck mom. 

Skylie, Heidi Anne, Harley-Ahead of the Pack-Again