Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Family pumpkins 2011

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It's one of THOSE nights. You know the ones I'm talking about. No one wants to admit it, but mom and dad aren't really in the mood for a "Family Night." It's one of those nights where you aren't feeling well, or you're just having an off day, or you're not ready, or you have a million other things to do.... but you have to bury all that stuff, put on a smile and gather the family for some tradition that you kind of regret starting in the first place. (I think next year we'll try pumpkin painting, I mean how cute are these?). I know all you perfect moms out there NEVER feel this way, but I tell you, I would have been much happier with a bowl of soup, a fire and a good book over diving into this tonight.

But I don't regret for one minute ignoring my nauseous tummy and aching back, keeping our promise and giving the kids a little piece of us. And hey, we appreciate our bed much more on evenings like this.

We're so proud of Cooper! For the first year, he carved his pumpkin all by himself!! He did a great job!

Sean wanted a monkey. Yes, you read right... a monkey. So mom came up with the simplest one she could and well, as you can tell she's no artist. All Sean cares about is the pumpkin seeds anyway.

Mason wanted a cat. Seriously, where do they come up with this stuff? Well, Dad helped him and so he ended up with a transformer. Which Dad nearly cut off his finger carving.... what's Halloween without a little, or a lot, of blood?

Mom's pumpkin, or pumpkinS, well... they're odd. We'll just leave it at that.

Dad was a trooper and still carved after cutting the tip of his finger (almost) off. His pumpkin has lots of personality and it's mom's favorite :).

Monday, October 24, 2011

Today, homework can wait

Break time is over and it's time to call them in to start homework. I walk onto the front porch, glance across the street and I just cant bring myself to interrupt them.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Arata Pumpkin Farm

Today I went with my kindergarten class to a pumpkin farm! I had a BLAST!

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I got to ride a pony (mom didn't think they still did this??!?)

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Ride on a little train that went in circles.

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The petting zoo was my LEAST favorite. BORING!!

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The hay ride was awesome!

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And I got to take home a pumpkin.

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What a day! Happy pumpkin month! I mean who doesn't love fall, right?

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Sean Age 3

Sean turned the big EIGHT!! He had so much fun! Grandma and Uncle Dan came up and everyone ate dinner. Sean personally selected the menu which consisted of fettuccine alfredo, steamed broccoli, garlic bread and parmesan shrimp. His ice cream cake was vanilla cake with pumpkin ice cream and cream cheese frosting.... I know it sounds gross, but I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was!! NO KIDDING... maybe this kid is going to be a gourmet chef?

His favorite gift was this ant farm... what a HUGE hit and great gift idea for anyone looking for an inexpensive awesome gift. He opened it, couldn't even breathe was speechless then turned and asked, "did you get this for me mom?" Mom said, "Yep," and was soon showered with hugs and kisses.... who knew? Ants should be here any day :) He's so excited to fill it with ants he can hardly contain himself.

Sean has decided that he want to be baptized. So we'll be doing that in a few weeks. I'm not a "formal invite" kind of person, so if you're reading this, you're invited :) and can ask me for details.

Happy Birthday Dude. You're growing so fast.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Coop Piano Recital October 2011

yes yes, we need some digital video lessons on shooting and editing, but you get the point....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cooper's photo album

So Cooper has been begging me for weeks to download the photos off his camera.

Here's a sample of what we found on there....

Hey, just be happy that something actually got posted.

My blog layout is all messed up and I cant get it back to normal. It's totally frustrating and makes me not motivated to blog.... that and I have no ideas. The baby is sucking the creativeness right out of me.