Friday, November 14, 2008

First Annual Christmas Plate

Well I am about a week behind on this post! But it has been a crazy time! Last week Leigh-Ann and I went with some other Mommy's and Kiddo's to make some Christmas pottery! Talk about hoping a bunch of 2 year olds don't pull the pottery off the shelf! But we had a really good time!!! Leigh-Ann made a Christmas plate using her foot print and both hand prints to make a reindeer. I am thinking of starting a Christmas tradition and that the new custom plate each year can be used for cookies for Santa! When we get the plate back (don't expect Picasso from me and Leigh-Ann :-) ) I will post a pic!

So here she is with a brown foot just after making her footprint on the plate!

Here we are after making a handprint!

Mommy is working on the details of the plate and Leigh-Ann is paiting a stocking for the tree! The poor thing is made up of EVERY color in the paint pallet (ALL mixed together by the time she was done!!!).
Here is Shar working on her frame.
And the rest of the gang painting too!
We came home and had some fun with Landon! He has that tounge hanging out when he is serious about moving around the living room!
Leigh-Ann "cooking" in the kitchen!
Me, try to figure out how to go up the stairs?!? Oh, no way!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Amazing Election Day!

O.K. I have been meaning to start a family blog for quite some what better day than TODAY! Sieze the day, right?!? I actually have quite a few things from the last several weeks that I would like to share, and will be going back to do that...but I thought I would start from the actual workings of today. So I plan to keep my myspace blog. My myspace blog is a place that is more like journaling. My deeper (and well sometimes shallow) thoughts and musings. I would really like this site to be a running commentary on everyday life for our extended friends and family to keep up with us!

So it is election day! Lance actually went and early voted last week, but I was in Scottsdale on business all week, and did not get that chance. So I got up at 5:00 am today and got ready early so that Leigh-Ann and I could be at the polls when they opened! I explained to her that we were going to VOTE for the President of the United States of America. Once I explained that we lived in America, she was excited to repeat all the information! Hee hee hee. I really feel passionate about this election! It is a history making event, no matter who gets elected! Between the VP and President, there will be a minority, no matter who gets elected. I never thought this day was so close! I assumed I would see it in my lifetime...but I did not realize we were ready for it now! And I want my children to know that it is important to be involved in your community, your society. I want to know that this is a part of living in America. A very special opportunity to live in a society that allows them the right to participate in the process. There are many countries still today that it is not the case. So for Leigh-Ann's scrapbook, I took her to the polls. She will always have a rememberance of where she was on this election! And she will know I thought it was important for her to go! I planned for all of us to go together, but I could not manage Landon alone with Leigh-Ann. So see below for our first blog pictures!!!

Our official polling location in Precinct 14 in Plano, TX.

She is soooo excited to "vote"!

Here she is with today's Dallas News! Noting that we are living in Dallas, Texas (well actually Plano) and it has the headline. I intend for her and Landon to get tomorrow's paper with the headline of whoever is the winner!

Me and Leigh-Ann preparing to cast our vote!

Leigh-Ann with Mommy's "vote" in the background....hey....No peaking!!!!

The official polling signage!

Ahhh....we are done early! Next stop....all American Mickey D's! I told her if she waited patiently in the line, we would go play before school! We had a WHOLE HOUR to play before she went to the Spanish Schoolhouse!!!!

What an amazing day! Now we wait to see who becomes the President of the United States!