Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving in Oklahoma

Well today is Thanksgiving, and we are one week away from Jake finishing his training here. It has been a Thanksgiving unlike any other! Unfortunately, we weren't able to go anywhere or spend the holiday with any friends or family. With Jake being a federal employee, he only gets federal holidays off--which means he only gets today off! So, we are here! For the first time in my life, I had my first ordered out turkey day dinner! We don't have all the proper kitchenware to cook a nice big feast, so we had a nice hot dinner waiting for us to come pick up at the infamous Cracker Barrel. The Turkey was awesome being juicy and tender! I loved their home made biscuits, I could have just eaten them and would have been content! All in all, it was a good meal--of course nothing compares to a home made meal with the loud laughter that rings through a house full of family! Holidays definitely make me miss family. When it was dark enough, we headed out to the city park where there was a festival of lights! I could not believe how much work and LIGHTS went into their "christmas in the park". I was very impressed! For those of you in Grand Forks, it was about 10 times better and brighter than the Christmas in the Park over in Lincoln park! We are currently lounging around being full and lazy and satisfied! Of course, you also hear football going on in the living room! Sadly enough, tomorrow brings us back to the real world! This time next week, we will be getting ready for our final destination: Helena Montana where Jake will officially start his career as an air traffic controller! Pray that his final review goes well!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Addie's pumpkin is the little monster, and I thought Jake did a great job carving his mummy peaking out from behind some blinds! What a peeping tom!
Here is a picture of just one of the very weird looking bugs here! At least this one isn't creepy!
On the drive down to Oklahoma, we stopped really quickly at Mt. Rushmore since I had never been there. Very cool!
On our way down, we also took some pictures of the beautiful sunrise as we were heading out of Colstrip Montana. yes, we had snow while we were there!

Does she look happy or what? I'm sure she will be dreaming about Candy all night!! Her new favorite candy is a sucker! They last forever unfortunately and are very sticky, not a mom's favorite!
me and my big belly and Addie!

Let the trick-or-treating begin! We had only been trick-or-treating about 15 minutes when Addie said, "Mommy, I have to go pee pee!" I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised, we just told her to hold it for a while and tried to distract her! It worked, and we were able to stay out for almost an hour! Go Addie, way to have self control!
Jake wanted to take Adeline over to some of his friends'/classmates' place to show Addie off! She was so scared of Kyle--the one in the mask!! Initially, it was just going to be Addie in the picture with Curt and Kyle, but she was shaking uncontrollably out of fear of seeing Kyle so Jake had to come hold her!!

AHHHHHHH! Jake is so not scary!
trying to get Addie to sit still so I can french braid her hair!
She loves her Spongebob. If I had to choose which character she is most like.....I would have to say Patrick!!! Sometimes she just doesn't get things!! Which I'm sure is common in a 2 1/2 year old!

We went to a little carnival at a business where kids can go play. Addie wanted her to draw a spider on her cheek!
She loves to color, and had fun drawing her version of a jack-o-lantern!
Introducing Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. We decided to let her pick out her own costume this year, and she finally picked Dorothy. I thought this a bit odd, she has never seen the movie even! Her other choices were Snow White and Tinkerbell. She got a lot of compliments on how darn cute she looked!
For some reason, Adeline pays the most attention to her papa when he is sleeping and wants to be left alone! What a tease!

We all had our own pumpkin and she wanted us to carve a little bug a boo monster on hers. She didn't want to touch any of it because the guts are soo slimy! She just watched!