Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Hilarity

Today has been a trying day. Granted, I had some good things happen (see previous post), but also had an early morning child meltdown and an afternoon that involved Max dropping my most expensive and favorite perfume bottle on the granite tile floor in the bathroom shattering it to pieces. But despite it all, I decided it would be fun to take the kids to a pumpkin patch I saw not too far from our house. Having not been to one since any of my kids had been born I thought it would be a great place to take some pics. So my niece and nephew wanted to come along and I invited my friend Melain and her kid to come along. Before we could even get going I realized the camera I had in my car (the one that takes the better pics) battery was dead, so we had to go back to the house to get the more compact camera. Ok so now we are on our way. We follow the signs down the road, hang a left, keep following those pumpkins, I see the sign, YAY, it says.....closed. But it did say Monday through Friday open from 4-9 so I think maybe they just forgot to turn the closed sign, because the gate is open. So I proceed to drive through the gate where I see a man and ask if it is open. He tells me they are pretty much sold out but if we find anything to go ahead and take it, just give this other guy there some money for cigarettes, ha ha. It isn't looking promising, literally, we can see the field. But we had driven out so we all unpile out of the cars and this is what we find.

I didn't get any good shots of all the rotted ones, but you get the idea. Picturesque, huh?
At least Cheyenne and Lex found something not dead yet.

In the end, we came back with some objects that resemble pumpkins (and that weren't rotten and moldy), and the kids had a good time, so I guess it wasn't a complete waste of time after all.


Well, yes, Max did turn 18 months on Sunday and that IS a milestone, but today when I dropped him off at the gym daycare for me to workout, he didn't cry! First time!! he happily went off and played, I was SO happy! They did have to page me to come change a stinky he did (he must feel comfortable enough to do his business there now, another milestone I suppose) and when I took him back he cried. But that was because it was not routine. He is used to me picking him up and going home after that, not going BACK. So I still count this as a HUGE success!! I was planning on taking a pic of him playing on my phone when I picked him up, but he saw me too quick and ran at me, so maybe next time. Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Sneak Peek

Tonight was our wards Harvest (Halloween) Party, so I got the kids in their costumes (along with my niece and nephew) and headed for the festivities. Spencer was at the Husky game so I was flying solo, YIKES! Ally was a Ladybug, Colin was a Pirate and Max's cute costume is DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba. He was SO active and out of control, I am WIPED! But doesn't he look SO cute!!! His boom box doubles as his trick or treat bag. No Yo Gabba friends in there.


I joined the local gym, met with a trainer and have officially started a new workout program. (Sorry aerobics buddies, I miss you all, but have to do SOMETHING!) I now hurt in places I didn't know I even had muscles. Wish me luck!! So far, the hardest part is dropping Max off at the daycare. He grabs onto my legs for dear life and cries, but when I pick him up he is smiling and playing so I think he will live. :o) Supermodel body, here I come......Ok, I'll settle for at least trying to lose the weight from having the kids.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bite Size Fun

I got this brilliant idea from my friend Stacy's AWESOME blog (so addicted to all the ideas), so the kids and I made these yesterday. We combined her ideas along with the inspiration magazines ideas and made them to be more like Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's apples by dipping the caramel "apples" in either melted white chocolate or peanut butter (or both which was awesome) and then in cinnamon and sugar, rainbow sprinkles, cashews and cocnut. This is best idea! You get to try different toppings and they are easy for little fingers. Next time we will use lollipop sticks so they are stronger when dipping and safer too. Other than that, these were a dream to make. your own!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ok, I'm starting to get excited! Anyone else?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Random Cute Boy Pics

Baby Plumbers!

Puyallup Fair Day

One day we took the kids to the Puyallup Fair. My parents came with us and took the kids home with them since we had Carrie Underwood concert tickets that night. It was both fun and trying as many family outings are. :o)

This baby pig was only 7 days old and had the spongiest little nose, so cute!

Colin and I rode the Wildcat!!! One of the kids behind us was crying the whole time while his friend held him. I just kept telling him it was ok and would be over soon.