Sunday, October 31, 2010

HALLOWEEN and More...

We had so many FUN things going on for Halloween...a school carnival, the witches at Gardner Village, a Fall Fest with Papa and Nana, the ward playgroup Halloween activity, a spontaneous neighborhood party put on by Whitney, Trick or Treating and Papa's Spooky B-day party. Whew!!! We loved every single one of them! Here are a plethora of pictures to prove it. {Notice Zoey and her many costumes...thanks to some sweet neighbors for lending them to me! Actually the boys have quite a few costumes, too. From years past.}

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snow Already?!!

The weather has been so nice the 70' it was quite a surprise to wake up to THIS today! But the kids loved it and immediately wanted to go play in it. My excuse is always, "I don't have any snow pants". So I watch lovingly from inside. Lukas built this snowman all by himself . What a cute one it is, too! And Max just eats it. Here's to winter!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


We love the neighborhood we live in. It is so fun to play outside or take walks and visit with friends that we have so much in common with. Recently we have had a frequent visitor. When I say "we", I should say "Wolfie". Charlie lives a few houses up from us and comes to play almost daily. We love him and he is so cute with Wolfie. Who says dogs can't have play dates?


Max was on a soccer team with 12 of his neighborhood buddies! Their uniforms were bright green--hence the team name "Slimers". They had an entertaining season full of laughs and cries. Overall I think Max had fun. He sure loved his coach and would do whatever he told him to. Max is very glad soccer is over and can't wait to cheer Lukas on when it's his turn.

Family Pictures

Finally!! I have been wanting family pictures since the day Zoey was born. There is a very talented guy in our ward who took these amazing photos. He captured each of us just perfectly. Whew, now I can enjoy life until the next family photo!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Homework Room

So I was getting tired of the toy room being the first thing you see when you walk in the house. Not to mention all the toys & all the clutter that the kids didn't pick up. And finding toys everywhere BUT the toy I moved the toy room down in the basement & turned that room into....a study/reading room. I wanted the kids to have a place to do their arts or crafts, to read & now that Lukas is in school, a place where he can do his homework. So really it should be called: The Homework Art Study Craft Reading Room. I think we are getting a lot of use out of it. The kids color a lot more, want to read books, work on puzzles & Lukas gets his homework done. Plus, there is less to clean up and ZERO clutter (for the most part). And can I just say YAY for my label maker?!! Pat gave it to me awhile ago & I am now putting it to good use. Lastly, I must give IKEA props for almost everything in the room (minus the bookcase & cabinet, oh & the dog!). It was an easy, inexpensive make-over!!!

Pumpkin Patch

Our favorite thing to do in the fall is, of course, go to a pumpkin patch. We went last night, but it got dark too fast and it was too hard to see. So while Pat went to priesthood I took the kids. We had a blast. We went through the corn maze, got a hay ride and took loads of photos. Zoey's hair was not the cutest, but her face makes up for it. Here are some of our favorites...