Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Even though it was suppose to rain we braved the weather and headed to the pumpkin patch. The boys loved the hayride, straw maze, the play areas and finding the best pumpkin. I really do love this time of year!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our weekend

This weekend was crazy busy but really fun. My weekend actually started Wednesday night when I found out that day that classes were not being held Thursday and Friday to allow the students to prepare for midterms. I had no midterms so I got to relax a little and it felt great.
On Friday our ward had a craft night and these are what I made. One is a countdown to Halloween and the other is a countdown to Christmas (I still have to put the numbers on my Christmas ones) They are just two blocks that flip around with numbers on all sides. I took my neighbor to the craft night with me and it was a lot of fun.

Saturday was Stephen's party and we decided to have a Halloween carnival in the backyard and hand out tickets when they won each game. They then turned in the tickets to get prizes and toys. Kind of like a Chuck E Cheese thing. I have always wanted to do this idea and got a little carried away. I recruited some young women to help me handle all the booths. When the kids were done I let them decorate their own cupcake and eat up.

This last little picture is of Jack holding our new addition to the family. Barry Reddington. He is a little gray kitty our neighbors gave us that we are recruiting to be a full time mouse hunter. Just in case the mice decide to come our way. We are being proactive. He is cute and fiesty and excretes a lot of smelly air. So he fits in well with all my boys.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stephen's Birthday

This weekend was Stephen's long awaited birthday. He has been counting down for nearly two months. He was so excited when it finally turned October. The pictures pretty much explain what we did: Presents, cake and a school carnival. It worked out great that the carnival landed on Stephen's birthday. We told him the carnival was because his school wanted to celebrate his birthday also. He thought that was pretty neat. :) After the carnival I made him his favorite dinner, chicken enchiladas, and then attempted to do his scary birthday cake he wanted. Originally, he wanted a bloody guy to scare me, but we decided upon a skeleton cake. I tried to get all creative and make a full skeleton with arms, legs and everything. Matt, the pragmatist, said why don't you just draw a skeleton on a sheet cake? I defended my actions by explaining that this is what Stephen wanted and it would be cooler anyway. But then when Stephen saw it, he said I just wanted a skeleton painted onto a cake! Matt had a good laugh and I wanted to cry!

In the whip cream eating contest, Jack was licking it daintily so Matt made sure he got it all by shoving his face into it. Jack was shocked to get whip cream all over his face and then giggled about it the rest of the day.

On Sunday we went to church, the primary went well but I left room for improvement :) Matt also got a new calling, he is now in the Elders Quorum presidency. We both ended up with the exact same callings in this ward as our last ward. He is excited and I'm sure he will do great. After church we headed over to some friends house for some yummy homemade pizza and cookies! This ward has been so great and there are so many fun people in it. It helps make up for the family that we don't have around. (which can come visit anytime!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Busy Busy Busy...

So I forgot to mention the exciting and crazy news that has happened to us recently. Well first of all Stephen wants everyone to know that his birthday is coming up this Saturday and he wants 21 nerf guns! He told me I had to throw him a birthday party because it would cost me too much money if I didn't. I asked him why and he said because if he didn't have a party then his friends couldn't bring him the nerf guns and I would have to buy them all.
I laughed but was suprised how he worked out the logistics on that one!
(we will be throwing him a party not this weekend but the next...he is a little spoiled i think :))
The second exciting news is that I have been called to be the Primary President again. I really loved being in the primary before and miss the kids so I am excited to go back and get to know a whole new other group of kids. This primary though does not have only 25 kids like last time but instead close to 80! I really am excited though. (I will admit though at first when I was told I was completely stunned and speechless and in tears. Now that that has worn off...I am functioning beautifully)
Well I hope everyone had a great weekend!