Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fright Night! Read on if You Dare!

Tonight we went to an outrageously spooky Halloween Party, mostly with friends from the ward. Richie was an attractive Magician and Mylie was his sweet little rabbit in a hat. ADORABLE!

At the party we voted for best costume. The Merrell's dressed as Star Wars characters, and the vote was unanimous for their winning...except for one vote...the one vote that Richie voted for Mylie. I got a good laugh out of that one!

We also participated in festive games like a Candy Corn Catching contest, a couples Who Could Eat the Doughnut Fastest contest, and a Find the Reeses Pieces in the Pile of Whip Cream contest. I guess all the games were little contests. I accidentally cheated at the Candy Corn game by throwing extra Candy Corn that wasn't my team's to throw.

Richie was mad that I didn't put more effort into eating the doughnut more quickly...goodness we made a game plan right before that I would hold the hanging doughnut in place while he gobbled it up!

Richie won the Reeses Pieces contest hands down. He threw his face in the whip cream and came up with the Reeses Piece in .08 seconds flat. Pretty amazing if you ask me.

To top it all off we had delectable goodies that everyone brought, from taquitos, egg rolls, cookies, and caramel popcorn, to jello eyeballs and pretzel fingers with green cheese fingernails.

Thanks Slivka's for the most funnestest Halloween party EVER!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

October Lessons

I've learned a couple things this month. DO NOT carve your pumpkins at the beginning of October in Tucson. I thought I was being all good, gettin' mine carved, ready to show off on our front porch. After day 3 or 4, they were good and ready to throw in the garbage. Molding, warping, collapsing little jack-o-lanterns. Ewwww.

One would also believe that October would bring perfect weather to visit the pumpkin patch. Think again my friends. Not that it's so unbearably hot that you melt like a pop-cycle or fry like an egg on the sidewalk...just uncomfortable enough that you would choose to wear nice, cool, clothing and wear eye protection. But did I think of that? Not so much. I choose a three quarters arm length sweater, dark jeans, shoes and socks. And because I thought this would be an ideal time for a family photo, I also made Richie wear a long-sleeve button up shirt, dark jeans, shoes, and socks. Poor little Mylie was also dressed for a cooler day. It was so bright we couldn't keep our eyes opened very well for a picture. So much for a cute family pumpkin patch picture. Here's the best we could get. Just look at those squinty, watery eyes!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Conversation With Mom

My mom called me last night. She must have been surprised that I answered! The first thing out of her mouth was:

Me: Hello?
Mom: What in the world have you been doing?

My initial thought: HU???
Me: What do you mean?
Mom: Well you didn't answer your phone Thursday night (which was the night of the HORRIBLE BYU game), you didn't respond to my blog post and you're usually the first one, AND you haven't posted for 2 weeks!

I guess I'm in trouble with Mom. Twenty-nine and still getting in trouble. I better get pics of Mylie on here right away before it gets any worse!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Chunky Monkey

Mylie has been so much fun the last couple of days. She's really giggling now which makes me giggle right back. I will eventually get it on video and post it.
Last night she slept from 8:30 until 7:00 this morning. It was wonderful. I only wish it would last. I know that will take time, but something else to look forward to.
She is our chunky monkey! She's a little piglet and never seems to want to stop eating. She's in the 75th percentile for her weight and height.

Yesterday she was lying on my bed when suddenly she rolled from her back to her tummy! I don't know if it was on purpose or on accident, because she hasn't done it since. We'll find out I'm sure!