Thursday, October 30, 2008

Worsley Halloween Party
We had a blast this year at the party. Sammi and I dressed up as witches and Kyle was a wizard. I spent a lot of time making his costume and it turned out great. Sammi had so much fun playing with her cousins and eating candy. Thanks to everyone for making it a great party.

Kyle in his wizard costume

Sammi and Grandma Worsley

Just a couple of witches...

Uncle Matt dressed as Pink Floyd

Aunt Sherlyn was a My Little Pony

Sammi with her cousins Ammon and Max

We went to a Halloween Party at our friend Hailey's house. It was so much fun! We played games, ate treats, and just had a blast. Thanks Hailey for having such a fun party and inviting us. Sammi and I went as witches.

Sammi played with this toy almost the entire time.

During lunch, Sam just ate the chips off her plate. When she was done, she parked it near my friend Holly and started to eat the chips off all of their plates.

Sammi's cute little friend Harper.

Of course, Sammi cried when it was time to get pictures taken.

Pumpkin Patch
We took Sammi to Pack's Pumpkin Patch for the first time this year. We had tons of fun picking out our pumpkins. She loved the little maze for the kids and playing in the pumpkin patch.

Sammi loved riding in the cart more than anything else.

Later she decided she wanted to push the cart.

Family Pics
Kyle and I have discovered an awesome photographer in our ward. It is our good friend Megan Triplett and she did a great job of taking our family pictures a couple of weeks ago. They turned out great despite the fact that Sammi had fallen in a mud puddle at the beginning and was crying the rest of the photo shoot. I kinda felt bad for Megan that Sam was in such a bad mood, but she was a life saver by feeding her Smarties during the shoot. Here are some of our favorites.

Sammi was still upset about falling in the mud puddle and getting all wet.

Daddy trying to comfort her.

Monday, October 27, 2008

So ever since Sammi turned about 15 months, she has been throwing tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. I think most of it is because she just doesn't understand that she can't do certain things like play in the garbage can. Anyway, whenever I say "no", she throws a fit because she knows she is in trouble. She usually bangs her head on the wall (I am serious, she really does this) or throws herself on the floor and screams. We talked to her doctor about it and he said that this was normal. He told us to just ignore the behavior and it should get better. Well, the other day she threw a huge tantrum at the park. I took her there to get out of the house and she was having such a fun time. There were a couple of other moms with kids there and she was having a blast playing with them. Well, she spotted the drinking fountain and wanted a drink. I gave her one and she decided she wanted to play in it. I let her a little bit and soon her clothes were soaked. So I put her down. She still wanted to play with the water, and I told her "no". So she threw a huge fit in front of all the moms and kids. She threw herself on the cement floor and just screamed. I was so embarassed. All the moms were looking at her and me. One of the moms told me I was handeling the tantrum well. So after a few minutes of this, I decided we were going home. Then she didn't want to get in her stroller and threw a big fit over that! I eventually made her get in and took her home. I was so embarassed!
So I just wanted to give a big hats off to all the moms who have to deal with toddlers throwing fits in public! I know exactly how you feel and honestly, I don't know if it gets any better. And those of you who have kids that are not toddlers yet, all I have to say is watch out!