Friday, October 31, 2008

6 something this morning...

Me: Zzzzzzzz
Jake: Mom, Mom wake up.
Me: What is it bud?
Jake: My belly hurts.
Me: Do you want to climb up into bed with me?
Jake: Yeah.
Climb, climb. Settle, Settle.
Jake: Mom?
Me: Yeah bud?
Jake: I guess I'm just really excited about Halloween. We are going to go trick-or-treating with Brynn. I'm going to paint my face. I have my basket all ready. Becky brought me a sucker that is in my bucket right now. Kate wants to be a fairy and a giraffe. Dad has to dress up for work. Carla is going to be a witch...

It may be a really long, yet exciting, day

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Preschool Parade

We got to go to see Jake and his preschool class in their Halloween parade today. There were lots of superheros and princesses present. They paraded around in a circle and then lined up and sang some songs to us. Here is one of their songs. It is about a mean old witch in a hat in case you can't quite tell from their singing.
video

He is one cute Incredible Hulk.

Pumpkin Walk

For FHE we went to the pumpkin walk. Looking at all the pumpkins and scenes is OK, but the best part is once you are through the whole thing you get treats and get to take pictures with the cut outs. In most of the pictures of Jake his face is dirty with chocolate from his cookie, we didn't leave the house that way don't worry:). Going to the pumpkin walk is just one of those things that seems to make fall officially here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall!

Today after we got back from our walk to the library, the kids decided to have a little fun playing in the leaves. Lacey was a great sport and kept raking them up for them to throw and jump in. I now have crazy crunched leaves all over my house, but the kids sure had a great time.

video video

Carving fun

Saturday night we went and spent time with the Huffakers and family to have chili, scones and carve pumpkins. Jake gave great instructions on how he wanted his pumpkin to look and Kate just wanted to use the scoop to get the guts out. Good food, good company and fun times.
The hosts of that evening were Greg and Stacie. We for got our camera at their house but it turned out to be a good thing because we now have this awesome picture to show for it;).

Lucky kids!

Our kids have been lucky enough to get some fun Halloween packages from family. We just wanted to say a big thank you and let everyone know we sure enjoyed them!
The part I enjoyed the most was being asked by Jake," Mom, could I have some boogers please?"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Got Milk?

Did she learn this from her brother too? No, this one is from Dad.

Thanks Logan!

Jake got a puzzle in the mail from his cousin Logan. Here he is enjoying it and trying to get a thank you out.
video

Not quite

While Matt and Jessie were here visiting, Jessie and I decided to give our carmel apple making another try. Last year we made apples sitting in a pool of carmel. This year things were looking up until we tried to go fancy and copy the ones from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. The cinnamon and sugar just slid right off. They might not look the best, but they tasted great. By next year we will be pro's I'm sure.

Boo at the Zoo

Last weekend they had the "Boo at the Zoo" at our local Willow Park Zoo. They had fun stuff for the kids to do beside just seeing the animals. They had crafts, games, face(or hand in my kids case) painting, treats, a bounce castle and a scavenger hunt. Our good friends the Lakes were in town and they even got to come with us. Other than the fact that I was a bad mom and did not even think to put the kids in their costumes, they had a fun time.

If you were 4, what would you sing in the shower?

video

Nanxgiving Point

One of the things we did get pictures of from our visit was our trip down to Thanksgiving Point to the dinosaur museum. Tyler and Janna met us there as well. We made our way through the museum, had some lunch and even got to see the IMAX dinosaur movie. Well most of us saw the movie. Kate got scared about 3 seconds in so she and I spent that time wandering the gift shop and she fell asleep on my shoulder. Jake has always been a lover of all things dinosaur but this trip has multiplied that for him. At the end of the museum there is a pit where the kids can actually dig for dinosaurs and if I could get one for Jake we might never have to take care of him again.

Surprise!

The beginning of October my parents (Jessica) and my brother Kyle made the drive out here to Utah to visit. They were here for several days and we did lots of stuff and had a great time. Unfortunately we took hardly any pictures of their time here. I did get a short video of when they first got here. We did not tell Jake they were coming. In the morning of the day we were expecting them Bryan told Jake he was going to get a surprise that day. Jake asked all day when he would get his surprise. My mom called when they got to our house and I was at the ready with the camera to capture their arrival. He was so surprised that his little 4 year old self could not seem to contain his excitement so he just kept running away. Funny boy. video