Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Fun

The other night we had some friends over to make some halloween treats. Here are the results...
Rice Krispy Treat Spiders
Sugar Cookies
And Graveyards
Noah had a great time and I can't wait to do more fun stuff with him this holiday season.

This one's for you Jenny!!!

My friend Jenny helped me make a tutu for Audrey for her birthday. The funny thing is, I never saw her in person...she helped me completely through email and phone calls. Don't ya just love modern technology? Well, here is the picture you've been HOUNDING me about :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yee Haw....

Last week the kids and I went to Texas for a family reunion. I don't get to see my family in that part of the country very often and always look forward to visiting. Unlike any other trip, this was probably the toughest and most difficult. I had a two year old and a one year old in a very non child proofed home. And anytime you take a vacation with kids it's difficult because their schedules get all wacked out!!! The kids did really well considering.

This was also a very sentimental trip because my grandma's house is going to be sold. There are A LOT of memories in that house (50 some years) and I often thought about my dad living there as a little boy. My grandparents had that house before he was born. My grandma is now 87 years old, my grandfather and an uncle have passed away. But the thing that always touched me when I was in that house was knowing that they all lived there, they walked the hall, sat in that living room and slept in the bedrooms from newborns to high school age. Visiting that house helped me feel connected to a time that I never knew.

Sweetie Pie in front of my Grandma's house

Joe Cool, or something like that.....

Our little Patriot

My Grandpa pitched from this mound while my dad and his friends would hide under the bleachers collecting bottles to turn in for cash

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hair Issues...

Anyone who has had kids...did your hair change after your baby? Before I had children I could get out of the shower and comb through my hair with ease. It literally took me 30 seconds - my hair was smooth and easy. Now it's a wreck, it takes me 10 minutes to comb through all the tangles. I don't this weird?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

MM #6

A few days ago when we were driving we passed a Hooters. Noah perks up and says "Look, an owl!!" That little boy knows his animals!!!!!


She's ONE!
I am completely amazed at how fast it has gone.
Noah learned how to sing "Happy Birthday to Audrey, Happy Birthday to you!" just for this special day.
I made a little cake for Audrey and individual cupcakes in ice cream cones for everyone else.
She was cautious at first, just eating the frosting, but eventually she got her hands smashed in it - with the help of Dad.
Audrey loves the rocking horse. The other day she was rocking so hard that she dove over the front of a little red mark on her face.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

First Ponytail!!

Yeah, you have to look really closely, but it's there! I have been playing with her hair for a while and decided that it might just work, so she wore her first ponytail to church last week.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We took the kids to the pumpkin patch today. For some reason Noah loves pumpkins. He screams, yells, points, jumps up and down everytime he sees one, so you can imagine how excited he was when he saw a whole patch of them. We couldn't get out there fast enough.


Noah went camping with daddy last weekend and despite the wind, rain, and fallen tents, he had a really good time. Bryan said he thinks he's one of the "big boys" when he's with the scouts.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Simple Pleasures

Why oh why....with a room full of toys would she rather play with the box?

Homemade Bread and Jam!!!

I went to my friends house the other day and we made bread and jam!! We ground our own seriously, we did.... and then made wheat bread and strawberry jam. I have to slow the kids down on eating all the bread, they just love it.

Next thing you know I will be growing my own wheat.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Couldn't be more proud!!!!

This morning when I was getting dressed Noah asked what I was doing. I told him "getting dressed hon." "But what's that?" I said "My BYU shirt" He then repeated BYU a couple times and the crowning, glorious moment came when he said "I want to go BYU!" What a great little kid....