Thursday, December 18, 2008

Train ride in the cattle car ho ho ho

OK there id the Arkansas Missouri Railroad that does a christmas train ride locally up to Rogers and back. So we jumped at this and bought tickets. Well they parade us thru these really nice, warm cars and seat us in the back of the train where its freezing and windy. Skylee could care less but I hated it.
They did provide hot cocoa.Yum!!

Amanda was absolutely thrilled with the train ride. Note the coat, scarf, gloves and blankets.

Jackson LOVED this

Lenka and Jackson

Red cheeks from the cold

Brenda bought skylee some make up. Isnt it pretty.

Santa, Camels, and Ponys oh my

So we had some more fun xmas festivities. Lenka and I took the kids to the mall to see Santa. Jackson wont go near him. Skylee on the other hand knows that is where the good stuff comes from so she was more than willing to sit on his lap and ask for a play kitchen.

Later we went to the Fayetteville square for the lights of the ozarks. They have ponies, camels, carriage rides, santa and a crap load of lights. We spent $35 bucks and we got..
one pony ride
one carriage ride
one Camel ride
and two hot cocoas
and a really happy kid.

Creepy santa.

Sitting by the lights

Mugging on the carrriage ride

Cinderella coach

Pony rides

Silver Dollar City

After the Dixie Stampede we proceeded over to Silver Dollar city. They have amazing lights, shopping, and all that good stuff.

Decorating cookies

Watching Frosty the Snowman show. Can you see Skylee standing up in the middle of the show. Sit down? Heck no there is fake snow falling and that is way more important thank you.

Dixie Stampede

So we finally made our Xmas trip to Branson. First stop Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. It was awesome. So many horses and cool tricks. The food was really great but you had to eat with your fingers. You couldn't take pics during the show but it was awesome.
Skylee's fave part? Horses? Tricks? Lights? Angels? Nope the racing pigs. She now wants a racing pig of her own to call Rosie.

Crazy hair

The black cowboy hat she bought after the show. I tried to talk her into a pink one but she insisted on the black. Bad guy in training?

The pre-show juggler. We had boots of soda, popcorn and peanuts.

Walking up to the place you can see all the horses. Way cool.

Blah Hi you may remember me.. Slacker Sally? Have I said that I suck at this? LOL .. Anyhoo Lets get busy I am behind like a month and a half or so.

Okay first of the crazy crew went out for the Twilight opening and had a few drinks, dinner and Edward, I mean we saw a movie. Great. Yum yum! Of course it will never be as good as the book, but good in it's own way. I remember my ass being spanked hard. I remember having difficulty getting into my purse only to lok down and see that It was not my purse but infact the strangers standing next to me. Woops!

Bruno enjoying a fall day. He loves to play in the leaves.

Eugene had a birthday and Skylee made him this lovely hat! As you can see Bruno is so curious. He assumes that Eugene always has peanuts or a milky way bar in his pocket just for him.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Finally Halloween

Okay so here we are finally! Halloween!!! These pics are backwards so bare with me. We had a party at preschool and then did a party at Amanda's and trick or treating. Skylee went sans hat all day. Of course Skylee and Bruno were the hit of the evening and had way too much fun and got way too much candy!

Here she is doing a play-doh activity after trick or treating and pizza.

Here is the group heading out. Aidan is the fireman, and Asher is the chicken

Bruno had such a great time and was ready to go go go!

Here is the vicious killer lady bug in the costume Skylee picked out. I think next year we are all supposed to dress up. That should be fun!

A quick stop at Tracy's for some pics and candy

Here are pics from preschool. They had games, snacks and trick or treating. We brought pretzels, cup cakes and juice boxes for all. I promise that I brush Skylee's hair. Apparently after I dropped her off she pulls her hair down.

Daddy and Nanny came to the party too.

Sitting next to Skylee is her best friend Cadence. Can you see the boy that looks like he belongs in the christmas story? He is so cute!

Snacks and goody bags

Nanny helped out with the trick or treating

More Halloween

Ok so here we have more halloween festivities. We got all of our friends together the night before halloween for a carving party! It was a lot of fun and Skylee made a scooby doo, sleeping beauty, and a hand drawn happy face.

There were margaritas(virgin for the kids) and snacks

Lenka and I also took the kids to a local pumpkin patch. Skylee wasn't too happy about having her pic taken as usual

But eventually she cheered right up!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween fFestivities

So last weekend was a busy one for us. I had a girls night out on friday that almost everyone couldn't make it to.LOL. But Paula and I had big girl time and it was fun!

On Sat Skylee had a Halloween party at Prairie Grove Battlefield Park. This was thru NWA Playgroups and she had a blast. It was a potluck and we brought yummy pumpkin bars. It was a bit cool so she had to wear a long sleeve shirt under her costume. And she had sparkly makeup to top it all off. I think it turned out pretty good. She made some new friends, a woman dressed as Spiderman and a little girl named Tatum. I think Skylee's fave thing she ate was grapes, go figure. All these cool new foods and she likes grapes. They had trick-or-treating and she got a bunch of candy for her bag. We took this tour that showed the horrors of the civil war battlefield. Now that was kind of crazy because that was my first "civil war buff" experience. LOL. It was kind of neat and Skylee was very interested in the amputation scene. LOL. Yeah it wasn't scary at all and ended with a hay ride. Then on the way home Rapunzel decided she was hungry again and needed a kids meal and scarfed that down in the car.


Pic of the Prairie Grove Battlefield

She ditched me to sit next to Spiderman(woman) at dinner.LOL

Finish it all off with the battlefield tour. Note the chocolate on the face. They even served hot applecider made over a camp fire and Kettlecorn. Yum!

Then on Sunday Skylee's school had a Halloween carnival and she wore her firefighters costume there. How did she get another costume you ask? Well last week she had a rough time at school drop off and I promised to get her a treat while I did grocery shopping. So I knew that day the Springdale FD was coming to her class to teach them about fire safety. So I bought a cute little Fire helmet. When I gave it to her she was upset because she wanted the one that came with the costume. So I went to exchange it and she on certain days becomes Firefighter Skylee. It is pretty cute.
So at this carnival they had games, a cake walk, face painting, hair and nail stuff, a cake walk, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and stuff like that. There was this really cute rrabbit dressed as a bee.

Her fave thing was getting her hair painted green.

Frisbee toss

Ring toss