Thursday, October 30, 2008

School Parade

Today was the halloween parade at school. For some strange reason the kids don't have school tomorrow on Halloween. What are WE (the parents) supposed to do with wild kids all day while waiting for it to get dark? We had a trunk-or-treat party at church earlier in the week so the sugar high has begun. I know I've mentioned this before, but sugar INSTANTLY goes into Josh's veins. He literally starts bouncing off the walls. Should be an interesting weekend. At least it's supposed to be in the low 60's high 50's for trick-or-treating time! Yea! Finally (hopefully) a year where we won't freeze our jibblets off trick-or-treating!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

U.E.A. (pt. 2)

The last day of our fall break we went to a fun place called "Cornbellys." It has slides and a corn box (sand box) and a little train thing, hay rides, a big "pillow" to jump on, face painting, etc. We had a great time with Jen, Emily and their kids. We avoided the David Archuletta shaped corn maze because we heard horror stories about getting lost in it for two hours. I didn't think I could take it. As you can see the weather was awesome!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

U.E.A. (pt. 1)

This past Thursday, Friday and Monday was our UEA (or deer hunt or fall break whatever you choose to call it). Since we weren't going to California/Disneyland with the majority of the folks, we stayed home for a "stay-cation." Friday we went with some friends up to This Is The Place State Park. We've never really taken the kids there and it was great. They had it all decked out for halloween with train rides, hay rides and lots of crafts and candy. It wasn't crowded and the weather was great!

The kids were supposed to dress up, but since it is dirty and dusty up there I didn't want them wearing their "real" costumes. Lauren is dressed up as a cowgirl/rodeo princess, Taylor is a BYU fan and Josh is a rock star with orange and green hair. He loved it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Witches Everywhere

Last weekend (before the snow flew) we went out to Gardner Village to check out the witches. It was pretty chilly so we didn't stay too long but it was nice to get out. I think the highlight of the trip for the kids was going into the big candy store. They each had $1.50 to spend and they were just like kids in a candy store. Too much to choose from and they had to look at EVERYTHING.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow (I hope)....

It snowed yesterday. They boys in the house were all excited about it. Lauren actually was a little, too. I was not! It's mostly melted today and true-to-Utah-form, it's supposed to be sunny and in the 70's by the end of week.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Time

This last Friday we met Jake and Abby (and Jen) at the Pumpkin Patch. The kids have a great time in the hay maze, playing on the pirate ship, watching the model train and of course, getting lots of pictures taken. The weather was beautiful and in the 80's. I guess now it's officially fall.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cougar Blue!!!

Taylor has been begging me for a year to paint his room "cougar blue." Well, I finally gave in. The "real" cougar blue is actually a dark navy blue, but I was afraid to do it that dark. This is very bright and very blue. I only did two walls so it wouldn't look too much like a cave. Kind of crazy!!