Sunday, October 30, 2011

Who's Excited For Halloween?!?!

We are!

We've carved our Pumpkins.
We attended Zoo Boo.

It was a good practice run for Piper's trick or treating. She's got the trick or treat part done but she says "your welcome" instead of thank you.
She got to ride the Zoo Carousel.
Piper loves her costume I let her keep it on all night tonight.
Yep, we're excited for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Highlights from the last week

Sorry I've been a bit MIA from the blog this last week.Piper and I had a very busy trip to  Minnesota. Here are a few highlights.

My sister flew in for a visit. We picked her up at the airport and then swept her off to the Mall of America. After  Lunch at Tucci Benucch and a little shopping Emily took Piper on the Blues Clues ride at Nickelodeon Universe. Piper loved it so much!

We followed up the ride with a cookie (Piper picked out a pumpkin cookie) and a nice nap on the ride back to Mapleton.
The next day was my cousin Gina's Wedding. I was busy taking wedding photos but I managed to snap a few quick photos of Piper having a fun time. She got to meet and hang out with her cousin Colton.
She also had  a blast at the wedding dance.
She also had a signature dance move called the "Oh Fall Down".
The next couple of Days we were able to relax and spend time with my sister and Parents.
It was a very busy trip back to Minnesota but we had such a fun time.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Let Them Be Little - I Heart Faces

The challenge this week at I Heart Faces is Let Them Be Little and it's all about the little ones. I took this photo a few weeks back a photo shoot I did in Mankato. I'll have more to show from this shoot and many others real soon!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Zoo School

I took Piper to snake class at the zoo today. We had so much fun!

She was a little confused at first why I was making her sit in a class room instead of taking her to look at the animals. She kept yelling "ZOO! ZOO!" and then they brought in the snake. She was so excited to pet the snake and watch it creep around in the sand. She also loved the little craft projects the had her make.
At the end of class the took the kids into the zoo to see more snakes. They also gave each child a cup of animal food so they could feed the animals in the petting zoo. She got such a kick out of feeding the goats.
Zoo School was a big hit and I plan to take her to another class in December.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I Heart Pink!

In honor of breast cancer awareness month the theme this week over at I Heart Faces is Tickled Pink.

Make sure to stop by and check out all the other pink photos!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Party

Tonight we dressed Piper up in her Halloween costume and headed over to our neighborhood community center for her first ever Halloween Party.
She played games, she danced, she won prizes, she ate pizza and she did not want to leave. 
I have to say I'm pretty sure she had a fun time at her first Halloween party.

Jackie - Roosevelt Senior Class of 2012

I was fortunate to meet up with Jackie 3 different times to do 3 different mini shoots. If I could do every senior shoot this way I would. We were able to meet up in the evenings when the sun was at its best. We were also able to meet up at three different locations which was fun for both of us. Here are a few of my favorites.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I still haven't figured out why Piper has such a fascination with rocks. I do have to say they are our go to activity when we are starting to feel cooped up in the house. I better get a big bucket of rocks to bring into the house before the snow starts to fly.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paper Pumpkins

Back a few years ago when I started working at a community center in Portland I was shocked to find out that there was such a thing as toddler art classes. After teaching a few toddler art classes myself I realized how awesome doing arts and craft projects with kids 1- 3 years old can be.

We've recently started doing little art projects with Piper and she loves them. The other night we decided to make some little paper jack-o-lanterns with her. She's been obsessed with the five little pumpkins song pretty much her whole life so this project was right up her alley. Josh and I cut out the pieces for her and helped her glue them on the pumpkins. We also let her paint a little but she really liked the gluing part.

Now we have some more cute little Halloween decorations thanks to Piper.

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