Thursday, October 16, 2008

Let's Rock the House

So it is time for a very random post to update you on what has been going on around the Allred house. We have been busy enjoying the fall and all of the fun that goes along with it! We have spent lots of time outside and the girls are loving every minute of it. We have been to Howell's Pumpkin Patch (where we played, but did not pick pumpkins) We did that at our past Bishop's house. They have an awesome pumpkin patch and the girls loved picking out their own pumpkins. Actually, what they really loved was holding the kittens. We could not get them away from the kittens. They took about 10 seconds to pick a pumpkin and were right back to holding the kittens. Bishop Pence "gave" Hallie a kitten last year (it lives at his house, but it is hers). She named her kitten "Cinders" and literally, she has prayed for that kitten every night since she got it. This last time we went to see Cinders, one of the other kittens had been killed by another animal. In her prayers that night, Hal asked that "Cinders and her mom could be happy that their sister got killed by a wolf, that they would be safe and no more kittens would get killed and that Cinders would be safe while we went home for Christmas". She loves this kitten sooo much! Now Maggie has picked out a kitten, too. Hers is "Noodles" and she is following suit and praying for her kitten every night, too. I have some serious animal lovers! It is great.









Aaron and I got to go to an awesome Murder Mystery Party. The Jankes hosted such a great party! It was a blast and it was so much fun to see everyone in character. Aaron was a Spanish Golfer (Cougar Forest) and I was Miss Sugar Ann Flour- the town pastry chef! Looks like I need to layoff the cupcakes! It was a great time.




It looks like I may have a thumb sucker! THe last few times I have checked on Lainey, I have found her like this . . .



Right now I think it is adorable, but that could be a hard habit to break.

Here are a couple more pics of Lainey. I couldn't resist the side shot-- you have to see her sweet cheeks!




And finally to the title of my post. Quick background . . . I got an Ipod for my birthday. LOVE IT! My birthday was in August, but I am just getting around to loading all of our music onto the Ipod, so it has been a really fun thing for all of us lately. The other day we were riding in the car and an old school "Milli Vanilli" song came on. I thought the girls would prefer their Disney music, so I changed the song. Hallie immediately protested and said "turn the other song back on! I want to Rock the House!" I cracked up. So I was trying to find it and since I was also trying to drive, I found a similar song that I thought would sufficiently, "rock the house". Hallie again protested and said, "this song only rocks the car and I really want to rock the house!" So, back to Milli Vanilli and let me tell you, we rocked the house!

13 comments:

Melanie said...

That first cat picture looks like my Cabello! That funny what your daughter said about that song. I would have loved to hear her say it.

The Cooks said...

Katie, I found your blog. Those pictures from the party are hilarious, I saw them and called Matt down to look at them. Is that why you needed a babysitter? I hope all worked out for it. You have such cute girls. -Jamie Cook

Whitney said...

Katie, your girlies are adorable! I have been thinking about you lately and really should call but instead I guess I just send happy thoughts your way. :) Loved your costumes for the party too. I wish I had cool friends who did things like that!

Sarah said...

That is so fun, you are totally making me homesick for Iowa! I love that Hallie wanted to rock the house, kids are so funny!

Elise said...

I want to rock the house?! How funny. What cute girls. I absolutely LOVE Lainey's cheeks. She looks really cute in all these pictures!

Michelle, Cory, Dominik, and Cade said...

Hey, you wrote to my Brite blog about doing a party. You definitely can do one so far away. Write to my e-mail address that's on my blog site on the right and I'll get in touch with you.
Thanks

Paige said...

SO fun!! I have to laugh at the mystery dinner...is that one guy really white and was a black character? how did he do that to his skin? I'd like to know the story behind that one! I love the kitten thing, what a great idea to have one that lives somewhere else. We got two little kittens.......and they lasted 5 days! I couldn't handle it so they went back, but hey here's to trying right? the girls are adorable!

Doug and Kami said...

We love the pictures, I want to have murder mystery party! It looks like a blast. I have never been to one but I think it is time to host one!! Is it hard, where do you get the info from? I loved your get-up! The kids are growing up fast. I was a thumb sucker until I was about eight years old so you may have a long road ahead, but I turned out ok, at least I think I did! My mom can not wait to get back there, that was so great you guys worked that out! See ya

Debbi said...

Wow, how fun, going to the Pences for pumpkins! This post made me and Wade miss them so much! I love the rock the house comment, how funny. Can your girls stop growing? They are getting so big!

longnecker said...

Katie- it looks like you guys are having a fantastic fall. The girls are darling, I honestly look at Lainey and she just makes me smile I wish I lived closer and I would borrow her just to lift my spirits! What a doll. I love your blog and check it all the time - I miss you.

Emili said...

Hi Katie! I haven't seen you in forever - you're girls are adorable! I can't believe how much your older 2 look like you - little clones. Dallon has a mini-me too. Here's our blog if you want to see what we're up to http://www.dallonandemiliwhitney.blogspot.com/ You'll have to go back a few posts to see pics, since Dallon has taken over the blog lately.

Alicia said...

You have such cute girls! And murder mysteries are so much fun (love the costumes). And of course, your girls 'rock the house'! They must be related to you. :) Have a Happy Halloween!

Michelle, Cory, Dominik, and Cade said...

You replied to my blog but I'm not sure which e-mail address is yours. You can host a party easily from a distance. Prices are going up Nov. 1 so let me know what you'd like to do.