Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

The kids were so excited to go trick-or-treating!  They couldn't wait to fill their buckets up with candy.  Ruby didn't last as long as the big kids...she was constantly worried about whether each house had a pet or not...and Sophie wanted to come home and pass out candy.  Collin stuck it out for quite a while.  Such a fun night!! Happy Halloween!

pumpkin carving

The kids always look forward to carving pumpkins each year.  Although none of them were very into touching the pumpkin guts.  Especially Ruby.  She wanted nothing to do with getting her hands dirty! Each kid chose their own design this year.  Collin's was a samurai ranger symbol, Sophie's was a moon with a bat hanging upside down from it, and Ruby's was a traditional jack-o-lantern! They turned out cute!

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 25, 2012. First Snow!

We had our first snow yesterday.  While I was a little bummed to be seeing snow already (can't it wait until after Halloween?) the kids were over the moon excited about it.  They couldn't wait to go out in the white stuff before school.  I think they may have went to school with soaking wet feel (a good reminder to me that I need to buy them all new boots this year!). And although I am not quite ready for the cold and snow...I was just sitting on the beach in Puerto Vallarta two days before this...seeing and hearing my kids excitement made it seem welcome!

Logan snapped these pictures after school.  Let's reflect that Collin just finished building a snowman in shorts and flip flops!  He sure was excited for the snow, but maybe he isn't quite ready for winter! At least he had his coat on!!

looking back

I took these pictures back in March.  When Lyla was seven months old.  I have had them sitting on my desk top to edit since then.  But I never did.  And now it just seems so after the fact.  So long ago.  But I love them, so tonight I edited them and am posting them because it seems like my pictures aren't preserved if I don't blog them. This was one of the first naps Lyla took without being swaddled.  So I captured the moment.  Those cute feet propped up on the crib rail.  And her hand clutching her lovie.  Pure cuteness!  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

the boys

Here are some pictures of the boys on their trip down to Southern Utah.  They had a blast.  I love Logan's face in the first picture.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

the simple things. A "T" Party.

This weeks simple thing:
A mother/daughter "T" Party with Sophie
We got all dolled up in our fanciest tea party clothes and had such a great time with the other girls and mothers in the ward.  We shared talents, ate yummy treats, drank lemonade, laughed, and watched a sweet movie about why each girl loves their mom!  It was such a great afternoon. I am glad that I get to share times like this with Sophie.  I love her!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pumpkin Patch.

We visited the pumpkin patch this week. The kids were so excited to get their pumpkins. It makes me laugh watching them try to carry their own. Ruby only lasted long enough for me to get her picture. She thought hers was soooo heavy! I just love her strained face as she clings onto the heavy thing. After we got our pumpkins we enjoyed some yummy kettle corn and the kids ran around to all the slides and rode the train. Even little Lyla got in on the fun! She was such a mess when we got home. Such a gun night with my family. What more could I want?!?!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 5, 2012. Painting Pottery.

Logan and Collin went down to Southern Utah for a boys BMX trip so I decided it would be fun to do something special with the girls. We decided we would go paint some pottery. Grandma was nice enough to watch Lyla so I wouldn't have to chase her around the whole time. Pottery and Lyla didn't seem like the best combination!! Both girls had a lot of fun! Sophie could have stayed for hours working on her elephant and Ruby is dying to go back and pick up her pony! It was a fun evening with my girls. I sure do love them.

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 1, 2012. Fall.

The fall this year has been so beautiful. The mountains are full of red. And the air is cooler. I love it! I have been wanting to get the kids out and take some pictures of them with the leaves and when I found this cute scavenger hunt I just knew it would make a perfect family home evening activity. Unfortunately we didn't quite have the time to do the hike I was envisioning, but we got out and enjoyed a mountainside closer to home.  And while we weren't quite among the red leaves, they were all around us, and it was beautiful. The kids had a blast exploring and collecting things for their papers and taping them on. They even got to explore a small cave.  Collin and Ruby were a little nervous and couldn't decide whether to go in or stay out. In the end, Collin stayed behind with Lyla and I and Ruby went in with Sophie and Logan. It was a fun evening together as a family.