Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Night

For those of you who are wondering what Brandon's pumpkin says it says, "HELP!" not what you probably thought. He put one of the girl's dolls in the pumpkin to serve as a jail...pretty inventive.

We have a tradition in our family with carving pumpkins. We go rent a movie, pick up a Papa Murphy's 5 meat stuffed pizza, and go home and eat dinner and carve our pumpkins in the living room in front of the TV. (We always put sheets on the floor to cover up the carpet and put the dinning room table on top of the sheets to minimize the mess!)

The girls had fun emptying out the seeds with a spoon....but grabbing them out with their hands was out of the question!

Playing in the first snow of the season!

Taylor is letting the snowflakes fall on her tongue.

On Saturday one of our neighbors had a birthday party with real ponies to ride! Needless to say the party was a hit. Callie was invited but was having a rough day so she wouldn't get on when it was her turn. Gotta love 2 year old moments!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our Very Needed Fall Break!

Brandon got Wednesday thru Friday off from work for Fall Break (isn't great to be still in the "school system?"!). His mom, dad, and two cousins (Logan and Abbie) came out for a visit from Colorado. We stayed busy every minute of the day. From Jumping Jack's to picking out pumpkins and hiking Escalante Cross (in Spanish Fork) to walking Spanish Fork seeing the scare crows, we did it all and loved every minute of it! Thanks Nana & Papa for coming!

At Jumping Jack's...an all-time favorite when cousins come to visit!

I don't know who has more fun, Brandon or the kids!

At the pumpkin patch in Springville. We even got a pumpkin this year that looks like it has moles growing all over it! (notice Taylor pulling Beckett's ear in the picture!)

Brandon wanted me to put this one on. Before the break started, Brandon found him a new truck. He is very excited about it. This meant we had to sell the Pathfinder though. A couple from Rangley, CO called and said they would buy it on Saturday. We got everything ready and then realized that we didn't have the Title for it (the kids must have lost it! hee hee). We ordered a new one and by the Hand of the Lord, it showed up Saturday, right when the couple was here to buy it. Another tender mercy was that for some reason, Brandon's mom was the only one on the Title (he bought it when he lived with his parents a long, long time ago). Well, guess who happened to be in Utah over the weekend, his mom! Thanks Heavenly Father.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hee Haw Farms and Cabin Fun

We went to Hee Haw farms again this year and had a blast! It was a little chilly but that just made it feel more like fall.

The girls loved swinging on these horse swings that were made out of old tires...pretty cool.

We waited in line for 30 minutes, atleast, to let the girls ride the ponies but it was well worth it....they were all smiles!

Checking out all the farm animals.

They had about 5 big slides for he girls to go down....they were pretty fast!

A couple weekends ago our neighbors invited us to go to their cabin for the the night. We all had fun hiking around, playing games, watching movies and listening to confrence! The only hitch was Beckett and Callie waking up every hour our so through out the night. Who needs sleep anyway?

I keep forgetting to post Callie's new hair cut. I love it....these aren't the best pictures of it but you get the idea.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Beckett Sure is Cute!

Taylor was playing doctor with Beckett.....poor boy gets Barbie bandaids!

Taylor decided Beckett needed to start taking a bottle so got one out of the cabinet while I was in the shower one day. She filled it up with water and was giving it to him when I got out. She really wanted to try it with formula so I thought, "why not?" I didn't expect him to drink it since I could never get Taylor to take one and Callie took a few weeks to get good at it. To my surprise he sucked all 2 oz down! Who knew my 4 year old would have the touch!

Taylor actually took the pictures above and below....not to bad, maybe she'll be a photographer.

Beckett has a unique laugh very differnt then both of his sisters. It's pretty cute!