Plus, I love practicing and being and remembering to be thankful. I am convinced that gratitude and happiness are one in the same. When I am grateful it sure is hard to be jealous or sad or frustrated. Gratefulness is just the best way to contentment.
After 3 good years with my old, basic phone it was time for a replacement. I am really enjoying having a phone that takes pictures! Just a quick scroll through the photo roll reminds me how lucky and blessed I am.
Ella once again came in first for the girls in her fun run! Such a crack up to see this little Priss get so competitive.
I love that our school celebrates Holidays. On Halloween all the kids and teachers dress up and have parties and parades. Its so old-school and classic and I love it. Its one of the days of the year that I always sign up to help at, mostly because it is hilarious to see so many costumes and kids and candy all over the place. And this year did not disappoint.
Ella and all her little 1st grade girlfriends are very into playing patty-cake games. I totally remember loving these same exact games. Right now they are all obsessed with...Lemonade clap clap clap, Ice tea, clap clap clap, Coco-cola clap clap clap, Pepsi, turn around touch the ground kick your best friend out of town."
So the highlight if my day was when Ella was approached by a boy in her class fully outfitted as a power ranger and played the Lemonade patty-cake game all loud and proud. He knew it perfectly. I laughed till I cried.
And it helps to be super cute, you get bonus treats at the snack table...
BUT by the end of Halloween night when my kids have been partying for exactly 12 solid hours they are pooped and Ella was going all phyco-tired and miserable by about the first 2 houses of trick or treating. Cali on the other hand was napped and ready and she made the most of trick or treating by using the phrase "Do you have a treat for me?" at every house instead of "Trick or Treat".
I never did get a picture of my twin lifeguards and Kaden who had been at a swim meet all day was such a good sport to help cart Cali around.
On Sunday we had stake conference and then we had a steak dinner picnic. Steak on stake Conference...get it.
So much to be thankful for and now I think I will be better at getting those moments captured.