Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Family Night Jack-O-Lanterns!

Hailey in the pondering stage: "hmmm, how shall I do it??"

Laynie loving the "yuckiness" of pumpkin guts.

" Dad, why are you making me pose, I just want to use a knife and start slashing away at this pumpkin!"

In the end, it's really mom that scrapes all the guts out...fits perfectly with all my other dirty jobs!

YAY! All carved...and only five minutes past bedtime!

Yeah, this is what most of the pictures we took looked like...

Candles in pumpkins, cookies in hand, Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

YAY for Italy!!

Kelly and I were thrilled to watch this video about the temple that will be built in Rome...Kelly obviously has a special place in his heart for Italy after serving his mission there almost 10 years ago! We're making plans to be there in 2013...anyone want to come with us? :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Happenings...
Who would believe it's already the middle of October? Visiting the pumpkin patch yesterday with the girls and a bunch of their friends sure made it feel like Fall! Not to mention it's a great place for cute pictures!

See what I mean?

I got to push this wheelbarrow with 3 girls and 3 pumpkins!! I definitely got my workout for the day!

Here's Hailey with her "teeeeny tiny baby pumpkin"- She speaks in a high voice to it, just like it were a real baby...so cute.

The aftermath of Halloween cookie decorating= sprinkles everywhere!

Also this fall we have attended Addison's cross country meets...both of them! Did I mention I love the way his school does cross country? 3 practices a week, 2 meets, and we're done. It's a great experience for the kids, but not overwhelming at all!

Addison at his 'take off'- notice the kid next to him checking him out, oh yeah, he's knows Addison is competition!

Okay, maybe not serious competition...he seemed to be more interested in posing for the camera than running hard, but he finished both races in great time (1 mile in just over 8 minutes) We are proud of you Addison!

Hailey continues to make everyone's day. She is constantly smiley and happy. She is obsessed with "h's" She yells whenever she sees one on a billboard or in a book, and she writes them everywhere- really- the first time she wrote an H was on the kitchen floor...(Do I praise her for being so smart that she already writes her letters? or lecture her about not writing on the floor?)

Miss Laynie is loving school this year and has become a little fashionista putting her outfits together every morning...I have to remind her sometimes that she is not going to the prom, but rather to preschool where you paint, play, get dirty, etc...she rarely accepts my advice though.

Last week at preschool was grandparents day. Laynie was so happy to have her Grannie there with her. Grannie won the "who has the most grandkids" contest...I mean really, who else could beat 22? Laynie spent the whole day with her Grannie and felt very special!!

Our pretty Laynie...thanks aunt Emmy for the awesome hair-do!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Will the PARTY ever end?

Kelly FINALLY turned 30 last week!! WHOO HOO! we are now in the same decade again! He decided that instead of a birthDAY, he would celebrate a birthWEEK...and celebrate we did.

Monday: we went geocaching with the fam and out to ice cream

Tuesday: Temple night with his favorite wife, and basketball with his brothers

Wednesday: Out to the movies with his brothers

Thursday: Wii night with his brothers (I'm sensing a theme here...'with his brothers')

Friday: (His actual birthday): Play all day, watch football, party all night

Saturday: Water ski....with his brothers.

Here is the Friday night festivities with lots of food and friends and football...Although BYU could've helped a little more in Kelly's Happy Birthday and won their game...oh well!

We're still fans!!!

Getting ready for the Saturday morning ski...it's October 1st in the northwest, not exactly warm (notice everyone but the skier in winter jackets and wool hats!)

Kelly tearin' it up regardless of the temp!

Saturday morning walk to the park...

Some football of their own...(Daddys had a game and kids had a game)

And finally some relaxation after a full week of PARTY! Thanks to everyone who came and partied with us...and a special thanks to 'his brothers.' :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yakima throws a party!

Is there anything more fun than a weekend in Yakima with TONS of cousins and a PARADE? The kids all quickly learned that their screaming and waving= candy! Suddenly they were Super loud and friendly with every float that went by!
Mesmorized by the dancing horses...

Addison had a real problem: all the candy that he shoved into his pockets made his pants fall down! Here he is trying to hold up his pocket weight so the pants would stay on!

Hailey showing off her loot...

Hmmm...I wonder who we are supporting in the US Senate race...

The real reason for making the trek to Yakima was to be there for Alysee's baptism! Way to go Alysee, we love you!