Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Clever Title

I have a million other things I should be doing, but here I am blogging. Isn't that usually the case? I actually have been doing other things for the last few weeks, which is why you haven't seen any new posts. I'll just give a random update of our life right now.

On Sunday a cactus fell on my foot. I had to pull about 20 needles out of my foot. If you can't tell, there are a bunch of red dots on my foot. I guess I am a true Arizonan now. At least it didn't fall on Erica, although I hear that happens to every kid here. I'm not looking forward to that experience. It didn't hurt as bad as I thought it would, but it was not fun.

My friend Stephanie was nice enough to come over and teach me how to make pie. Yes mom, I actually made this pie. It was yummy.

Erica's Grandpa Tutu (Phillips) has been travelling all over the world. Most recently, he was in China and before that he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. He got Erica this cute shirt on his trip to Africa. Emptying my wallet (literally) is one of her favorite activities. I fear this will translate into a figurative problem later.

Every Wednesday morning we get to watch Kelsey. She is three and the perfect friend to Erica. Her mother teaches 1/2 days, so we only get her for four hours. She really has been a joy to have at our house. In exchange, Kelsey's mom watches Erica one afternoon a week. Right now I am using this time to study for the Arizona bar. I've decided to take the test and work part-time as an estate planning attorney. This will take at least a year to get going and there is so much more to say about this that I will save it for another post.

And for the grandparents and aunties, here is just a cute picture of Erica.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

How Did You Celebrate November 1st?

I just wanted to remember (and brag) that we got to swim February through November this year. I feel like this makes up for the months of 100+ degree weather during the summer.

Oh yeah, and we also celebrated Halloween the day before. This was not as exciting for Erica.

This next costume was a little warm for the 85 degree weather Halloween night, but we thought we should take a photo of it anyway. Thanks Aunt Jane.
After trick-or-treating to about five houses, Erica was done for the night, to the disappointment of her parents. We let her try her first real piece of candy - a Tootsie Pop. She did not let this thing go for about 30 minutes. Then, when it was time to put her to bed, she went CRAZY!! Running and screaming...I'm sure every parent has experienced the sugar high, but this was our first. We actually found it pretty amusing. Then we had a quick crash and she went right to sleep. Would it be wrong to give her a sucker every night about a 1/2 hour before bedtime?!

Also, a few weeks ago we went to the pumpkin patch. I just didn't get a chance to put pictures up yet.