Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween Festivities

When we went to the pumpkin patch we let Madi get her own little pumpkin. She got to paint hers and then we carved the big one.
For Halloween Bruce went as Justin Bieber and I was his biggest fan.  Don't ask how we came up with that one. (We may or may not have been watching a Justin Bieber video on Youtube). Madi, obviously, was a ladybug.
Bieber Fever and Brittany and Justin B. FOREVER! <3
At our church's trunk or treat Bruce had a couple of girls come up to him and ask if he was Justin Bieber.  When he said yes they were so excited. Bruce talked to them for a little bit and then I asked if I could take a picture.  They were so excited about that.  They were star struck. Cute!
Here are some pics of Madi trick-or-treating.  She was really unsure at first but eventually got the hang of it. 
Here are some pics of Madi's Hal Pal week at gymnastics.  They get to dress up in their costumes, have fun games, bring a friend, and they even got a visit from the tumble bunny.  It is fun to watch how Madi improves in her class each week.  She is doing forward rolls all over the house now.  She was even doing them at Target the other day while we were trying shoes.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


So my favorite part of the day, hands down, is putting Madi to bed.  I know what you are probably thinking.  I love putting Madi to bed because then I get to have some time to relax and some time for myself.  While this may be partly true, it's not really the reason.  

I love putting Madi to bed because it is great quality time for us.  We have so much fun reading books, singing songs, chasing each other around, playing peek-a-boo under the bed, and just laughing and having a good time.  And of course I love having scripture study and prayer together too. Our bedtime routine is probably 45 minutes long because of this, but it's all fun and I love every minute of it.

We have this game we play and it is so adorable.  I will whisper something for Madi to do (i.e. go give daddy kisses, or go tickle daddy's feet), she will go do it, run back and kneel down in front of me and just look up and me waiting for her next "mission" as we call it.  She will even whisper with me.  It is so cute and just makes me so happy.  

Here is a video of us having fun before bedtime.