Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Visiting Great Grandma

The Shaida family all took a trip to New Jersey to visit Grandma - who is "Gigi" to her great grandkids  =)   Kate loved talking with Gigi and playing in her room each day... it was such a special time to have with her.  I am so very thankful for the relationship we have with our families!  

On our way!  Watching the Frozen movie and reading a Frozen book - oh and having some snacks too

Visiting with Gigi

Reading a book to Baby Grant

Kate frequently says about Baby Grant - Isn't he soooo cuuuute?  

Cuddling with Uncle Robert and Uncle Grant

On a walk with Gigi

The growing Shaida family!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Minnie Mouse

Kate was Minnie for Halloween, partially because she loves her, and partially because we already had all the items for a costume except the ears (thanks Grandma Shaida!) 

Kate was super excited about it and before Halloween, kept trying on the various pieces to practice being Minnie.  Well, the night comes and she gets dressed just fine - but then. Mommy had the audacity to paint a nose & eyelashes on her face!!  I kept trying to convince her it's just makeup like Mommy wears, but that didn't help.  There were lots and lots of tears...

Me trying to explain the trick or treating process - that since she's dressed up as Minnie (with her nose & eyelashes) we can go get candy!  (can you tell it didn't work?)

Daddy steps in. He gets some actual candy and explains the whole process again...

That did it!  The tears immediately stopped and Minnie was ready for trick-or-treating  =)

Oh what a little candy can do!  

Big Girl

Well there's definitely no "baby" left in Baby Kate - she's all big-girl now!  Which is kinda sad, but honestly in other ways makes me happy. She's gonna be a great big sister, and it's so fun watching her grow up into a little girl...

Showing off her new top and fancy purse, made by Aunt Vicki

Using Great Grandpa's croquet mallets as crutches

Amazed at what "those guys" have done to our basement! (We're currently having it finished and she refers to the contractors as "those guys")

Bedtime stories so are much more fun under the covers 

Someone found a fun hat!