October 29, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

So I am not really a big fan of Halloween. I am a big wimp and scary costumes give me nightmares! I know...Just ask John! Well now that we have a little guy to dress up it has been a little more exciting. Well- John's company has an annual picknick/Halloween party around this time of the year. They do costume contests and give out gift cards. John and I initially wanted to go as Robin Hood and Little John and make Lucas a little merry men...But I ran out of time and couldn't make the costumes...and I am too cheap to purchase it for one maybe two nights. So in talking with Melissa (my sister in law) she suggested that we go as Prince and Princess and have Lucas be the Frog Prince...you know Lucas is the before and John is the after. Super cute Idea right. Well, it turned out to be great. I was just going to purchase a frog costume for Lucas but after calling about 7 places and no one having a frog costume for a 1 year old I decided to make it. It turned out really cute.
The picnic was at a place called the Springs Preserve. It is this little educational preserve thing that kids go to in elementary school and stuff. It was actually pretty cool. We walked around for while afterwords and looked at all of the vegtables and things that grow here the Vegas climate. Lucas LOVED it. He sat and played in dirt, ran around, got poked by a cactus. He had a blast!

This is me and Lukey in our costumes. It is not a very good picture of my costume but my sister in law had this great dress that I borrowing. She wore it to a dance in High School. It was the perfect princess dress. Actually- while we were walking around the preserve they do this trick or treat thing there. There were all of these cute little kids in costumes all over the place. Well this cute little girl comes and tugs on my dress and says so sweetly, "You're a princess". It was so cute. She was so excited to see a "real princess".

Here is John and Lukey in their costumes. It took forever but John let me talk him into wearing the crown. I am glad that he did because he looks great!

Here are a couple of our friends who dressed up as well:
This is Steve and Diana and their cute kids Levi and Ruby.
This is Tyler and Jackie or should I say Jane and Tarzan.
This is Beth and Terry. I think their costumes were really cool. It was super realistic.
We had a great time this year at the company picnic. Tonight is our ward Trunk or Treat so we get to dress up again...it should be fun. I'll try to take a picture of our whole family together and post it tomorrow.

October 21, 2008

Long overdue post!

Well I have officially been repremanded for not updating my blog in over 4 weeks. The funny thing is usually I don't update it because there is not much that has happened since I last posted...however, that is not the case with this month because I feel a lot has happened to our little family these last few weeks. I'll start from the beginning.

For those of you who don't know. I live in Las Vegas. A 100% total desert. Well apparently I live an a particular area of Las Vegas where there is a lare population of Sun Spiders. Now, I get my house spayed every month for pest control and have yet to see one....until now! It was about 9pm, Lucas was fast asleep and I had curled up on the recliner to watch some TV. Out of the corner of my eye I see something running across the floor of my living room...it looked kinda like a mouse out of the corner of my eye. We I get up and go over to see what it is and this is what I see! YEP a GINOURMOUS SUN SPIDER! He was at least 2 inches around and about and inch off the floor as he was running! Totally freaked me out. Lucas is running all over and the thought that that giant spider could have bitten him just scares me to death. Needless to say I couldn't kill it...I was too scared to get close to it. So I called John at work and made him come home. He gets home and sees it through the bowl and says, "ya big baby it's not that big." Until he lifts up the bowl and sees the stupid thing full on! Then he says,"Ok, you may be right...that thing is totally freaky" So he goes in the kitchen and gets a cookie sheet and moves the bowl and smacks it with the cookie sheet so it stuns it. Then he scooped it up with the bowl and threw it in the toilet so we could flush him. I am still having nightmares to this day!! I called the pest people and told them to come out ASAP and spray my whole house. They were very good and came the next morning after I called.
Doggie Door!
We finally got a doggie door for Tibo. Well, our cute little Asian neighbor Charlie got Tibo a doggie door. She said she noticed we didn't have a door for our dog and she wanted to buy one for us. She said that dogs are like her grandchildren and she loves them so much that she would do anything for them. So she asks us to measure our door and a couple of days later she comes with this! Tibo loves it. He can sleep on the couch and then go out a go potty with out having to tell anyone to let him out! I like it too!
Lucas really enjoyes the door too. He thinks it is a great place to put his toys, remotes, shoes, etc when he is done playing with them. He also learned that he too fits through that little door. We have to be very watchful of what he puts out there. We couln't find the remotes one day and John says,"Did you check outside?" Nope but sure enough there it was sitting ont he patio just outside the doggie door! Way to go Lucas!
Lucas has learned what a Telephone is. He knows that it is something that you hold up to your ear and talk...but what he doesn't know is that not everything can be a phone. Example one--a dinner bowl can not be used as a telephone. He does this with just about everything. The remotes, shoes, random toys, books, you name it he thinks you talk into it. Silly boy!
This last picture is just a super cute picture of my favorite boy! I just love him!!