Monday, October 29, 2007

Miles' First Haircut

I was noticing how long Miles' hair was getting. Leave it up to the boy in the family to be able to grow long hair! So I decided to try and cut his hair. I put him in the highchair and gave him toys to play with to try and distract him. He was pretty sure the scissors looked like more fun than all of his toys, though! The girls helped by talking to him and saying Boo! It only took about 5 minutes and Miles had officially survived his first haircut without incident or injury! Plus, I think I did a fairly decent job. With shorter hair, he looks even more like Matt!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween party




The Halloween party was fantastic! I think everyone had a lot of fun. All of the food was spooky, like monster apples with slivered almond teeth, fruit salad in oranges carved out like jack-o-lanterns, pasta snails, and wicked witch ice cream for desert. I think the kids' favorite part was the gummy worms I froze into the ice cubes for the punch! It was so much fun, I think it will have to become a tradition!
Morgan has been learning The Five Little Pumpkin song at school, so here it is!!!

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Friday, October 19, 2007

My little helpers



The girls have been doing nothing but helping me, and in consequence, making everything I do twice as much work! I was unloading the dishwasher and Elle kept trying to help unload the glasses. I told her to wait a minute while I did a quick load of laundry and when I got back she had loaded the dishwasher for me...with all of her toys! It was so cute. And whenever I say it's time to get ready to clean the house and pick up toys, Morgan stuffs her pockets with all of the tools she needs. I should probably get them both a little tool belt.
We are going to have a Halloween party tomorrow so I will try to put those picutres up shortly after. They should be cute!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Still cute, even when they're sick



All three of the kids were sick this weekend with the flu. Not the best weekend I've ever had! Morgan got it last. I slept on the couch with her and she was up from 2am until 6am throwing up. Daddy, Elle and Miles came down about 6:30. When Morgan saw Elle, she called her over and said, "Elle, I am sick. Do you want to get the doctor tools to make me feel better?" So Matt brought down the doctor tools and Dr. Elle had Morgan feeling better in no time!




Matt was teaching Elle how to say her full name. Her first attempt came out "Elle MacMurhpy." This is funny because that is what my dad's family thought my last name was forever! The second attempt is my favorite, "Elle MacMuffin." Now if I could change her name to that, believe me I would. That is the cutest thing I have ever heard! She is really close now and will tell you her name is Elle MacMerson. Also, Miles is getting all four top teeth at one time and is starting to pull himself up to standing. He thinks he is so big. I keep trying to tell him not to grow up so fast, but I don't think he is listening to me. He sees how much fun his sisters have together and just can't wait to join in!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Morgan's song

Morgan has been learning this song at school to help her learn the days of the week. I thought it was too adorable not to post! Oh, and Miles is getting all four top teeth in at the same time!!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ballerina Princess

Morgan insisted on wearing a crown today to dance class. She has named herself Princess Mar and given Elle the name Ballerina R. I was so proud of Morgan today at class. She ran out there the second the teacher called for everybody and did everything the teacher told them to do. She had so much fun! They are learning a little routine and will be having a little recital on November 13th at 6:30...everyone is welcome to come!! I am posting a video of their routine since I am sure none of the kids will remember it in front of all those people! I am so proud that Morgan is getting more self-confident and having fun with other kids! Miles helped me film, so forgive if it is bouncy or crooked or whatever!

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On another note, while everyone was up here for Matt's birthday party I was able to leave Elle and Miles home and go with Morgan to preschool. I got to watch how much she participates and sings and plays with other kids. When they were sitting in a circle on the rug and asking the kids questions, Morgan was always the first one to answer, and she usually had a story to go along with it! She is such a smart girl and not at all afraid to speak up in front of so many other kids! The teacher told me later on that she is the smartest girl in the class! She didn't really like me being there, though! When we got there, she told me,"Mom, when I get inside, you need to go home!" She was mad that I stayed and got mad at me every time I went near her! I can't even imagine how outgoing she is when I am not there!