Brianna was so excited to be Tink for Halloween and go Trick or Treating, but when we were going out the door, she decided she didn't want wings anymore. Someone asked her if she was a princess and she said, "No, I Brianna." I guess she just knows there's no point dressing up as someone else when you're already that beautiful!
With these two girls, Trick or Treating was short-lived, but worth it. Brianna is now showing me how good she is at going potty in the bathroom, because her Halloween Candies are now Potty Treats. Sydney was just going along for the ride. There really were not that many Trick or Treaters going around in Alpine when we were out. It was practically a ghost town. But Brianna did get to see a few friends all dressed up and she immediately ran over to socialize and show off how cute she was.
Brianna is getting ready for Halloween. She decided that she wanted to be Tinkerbell and picked out her costume herself . She is very excited. So look for the cutest Tink you ever saw, here in a couple weeks! She has also been dressing up as a witch with a hat and she learned a new song. This video is right after she learned it, but she has now been singing it for almost a week, straight.
This year we had a blast at Jordanelle over Labor Day weekend for our Phillips Family Reunion. We camped out at this beautiful lake and state park. Most of the Phillips family thought we were crazy for getting out first thing in the morning to go wakeboarding in the cold water. I admit, it was pretty chilly out there, but we would put up with that any day to get that beautiful smooth water in the morning. Brianna and Sydney are the cutest little "Boater Babes!" They love to be out on the boat, but don't try to get Brianna in that cold water. We forgot about our camera most of the time ("Why do we always do this?") but we did get these few pictures of Brianna and Jared skipping rocks out on the shore of the lake. Brianna loved it! Overall, it was a great reunion, great people, great food, great fun. And it even came to quite an exciting close, with the storm of a lifetime. We were wondering if we could weather it out for the last night, but when the wind blew down our spring tent in the pouring rain, with news saying the winds could get up to 70 miles per hour, we decided it was time to call it a night, pack up, and go home and drink some hot cocoa. I thought Brianna would be scared of the thunder and pouring rain, but instead I couldn't keep her out of the rain. She had a toy car that she was scooting around the road in the rain. During one of the lulls, the rain had stopped enough to see a huge, full semi-circle rainbow bend over the lake. It was the prettiest rainbow I have ever seen. Breath-taking! After the rain started again, Brianna kept asking for the rainbow. She wanted it to come back.