Sunday, November 27, 2011

Week 02.52 (part one) - Beauty and the Beast

"I'm a princess.  And a Scary Gorilla."

Paige had a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween.  Then again, because she plays dress up all of the time, she doesn't have a lack of choices either. She ended up going with...

Bonus Photos:

"Look at my pumpkins!  Thank you Grandpa Will and Mor Mor Teri."

"Trick or Treat.  Smell my Feet.  Give me something to eat like candy."

Yes, Paige knows that song now too (kind of).  Oh, and she was a Candy Corn Witch for Halloween.

"If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning.  I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land."

She doesn't know that song, but boy does she like to bang on things with hammer.

Week 02.51 - One, Two, Three!

"One, Two, Three!  We LOVE Swimming!"

Paige is taking swimming glasses at the Family Swim School in Eagan.  We can't say enough great things about it.  She is taking to it like quite the champ too.  Funny side effect, she tries to swim in the tub.  Unfortunately she has also tried to "jump" into the water in the tub too.  Have to reign that in just a bit I'd say.

Bonus Photo:

"Daaad, Are you kidding me?"

Yes, she really does say that.  Yes I need to get used to this look, and yes, she wasn't even three yet when this photo was taken.  Crazy.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 02.50 - Fireman Bill

"Firefighters will come and save you Daddy.  That is what they do."

Paige's Daycare had a visit from Fireman Bill.  Paige was very excited to check out the fire truck and see what it was all about.  She was especially excited to learn that firefighters will come and save you if there is a bad fire.  She was so excited about her hat that she wanted a photo. I thought it would be a good chance to take a nice formal portrait.  Her excitement sadly lasted only until I had the gear set up.  Then she was over it.

Bonus Photos:

"I get vitamins if I sit still."

We have to bribe Paige with Gummy vitamin in order to get her hair combed and put back. Apparently Nanna can french braid her hair with out much more than a "sit still."

"Like my pumpkin?"

Paige designed her bedazzled pumpkin without suggestions from others(just in case you doubted her talents).  She was pretty proud.

"Thank's for the hay ride Grandpa Steve."

We went to the Little Farmer (an Apple Orchard just north of Fond du Lac).  I think Paige might have enjoyed it more than Valerie, though it is kind of a toss up.

"We did it!"
They had a corn maze at the Little Farmer.  Paige managed to guide us through the maze, even without being on a leash...(there was a father in the maze who had his son on one of those leash back packs. and Yes, this is me judging and shaking my head in disapproval.)

"This makes the corn maze worth it."

Paige enjoyed her Little Farmer Packers colored caramel apple.  She probably didn't enjoy it quite as much as Valerie, but I'm not sure that is possible.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Week 02.49 - A Cottage in the Woods

"Welcome, Welcome.  Come on in."

We got Paige her Birthday present a little early this year in the hope that she could use it a bit before the snow starts flying.  In case you couldn't tell from the photograph above, Paige was pretty excited.

Bonus Photos:

"Yep, stay right there ok, Kate?"

Paige is always happy to help out with a photo shoot.

"You coming or what?"

"I love you Momma.  I even LIKE you!"