Paige was the cutest little Big Bird for Hallowen this year! Here are the official pictures I took of her at our local zoo. It was a lot of chasing her around and trying to get the Big Bird head to stay on, but we did end up with these cute ones.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
In Wisconsin, you get your pick of days to celebrate Halloween. Since Ryan's mom was in town, we decided to take Paige to Sussex (10 miles west of us) on Saturday night. They were scheduled for trick-or-treating from 6-8pm. Paige LOVED her Big Bird costume, though it was hard to get her to keep the head on. She was so excited about getting candy, she RAN from house to house as if it were a race! We would get up to the door, Mommy would hold the Big Bird head up so the people could tell who she was, we'd ring the doorbell, Paige would say "Trick or treat," as clear as day, and she would hold out her basket for the candy. She'd say "Thank you," and then we would tell her to say, "Happy Halloween," only she would just say, "Halloween!" It was so cute to see how into it she was. I guess there isn't much to it in a two year-old mind--you dress up, say "trick or treat," and strangers give you candy! What more is there to get!
Posted by Ashley Johnson at 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2007
This was our 2nd annual apple picking extravaganza and our new favorite family tradition. We go to a farm in Mukwonago, WI called The Elegant Farmer. We went on a tractor-pulled hay ride, picked a peck of apples in the gorgeous orchard, rode the hay ride by the pumpkin patch, ate BBQ pulled pork sandwiches for lunch (yum!), and took home a delectable caramel apple pie baked in a paper bag.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
A few nights ago, Ryan was getting Paige ready for bed while I was at a book club meeting. We always say a prayer with Paige before she goes to bed, and often she says it herself. Often she will list people she knows to pray for them. This particular night, she decided to add a few to the mix. Ryan had to try really hard not to laugh when Paige said, "bless Big Bird, and Ernie, and Bert, and Daddy and Mommy" with complete seriousness! Too funny!
Posted by Ashley Johnson at 10:40 AM
Monday, September 17, 2007
As part of our Nauvoo trip, we visited Carthage Jail, the site where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martyred. As you can see from the pictures, the bullet hole is still in the door to the room where the men were being kept. The window to the left of the bed is the one from which Joseph fell.
Posted by Ashley Johnson at 7:25 PM