We had a great time at our Ward Trunk or Treat party! Thanks Jen for all your work! Our boys had fun playing all the carnival games and especially going around to each car to get candy! Nate was so cute as Woody and I also loved Brandon's skeleton pirate. Zach, on the other hand, insisted on being Luigi. Which I had serious reservations about. But his buddy Scott was being Mario and so I let him go for it. They did look pretty cute and they won the award for "Best Couple". I warned Stacey those costumes weren't the most, um, manly.
Our school had an International Night tonight. Each class represented a country and they made a display and served a food from that country. Everyone got a passport to get stamped as they "journeyed" to the different countries. Zach's class did Italy with meatballs and Brandon's class did Canada with Nanaimo bars. They each had a shift to stamp passports. Overall, a fun evening.
Every year we take the kids to Bishop's Pumpkin Farm for a day of harvest fun. This year was a blast as usual. We're getting smarter every year. We got there at opening time on Saturday morning and did the hay ride and train ride first before the line. Then we did the corn maze and all the play areas when it got a little more crowded. Everyone had a blast and we got some good pumpkins!
Has it REALLY been 9 years? Has it ONLY been 9 years? Time is a funny thing, but I'm so glad I got to spend the last 9 years with you, babe. You are an amazing Dad and Husband and I couldn't ask for more. I love you!
We have tried 2 other times over the past year to go to the new California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park. Both times, tickets were sold out for the day when we arrived. Since the kids didn't have school Monday, we decided to give it another shot, especially since not all schools were out for Columbus Day today. We finally made it in! Brandon and Zach loved the planetarium, and everyone loved the 3D Bugs show, the aquarium, and the huge dioramas of all the African animals.
Brandon thought it would be cool to be stuffed after you died like these lions...um, ok, weirdo.
Fish keep all 3 boys entranced for quite a while.
One of the new features...a rainforest sphere. It was humid in there!
We last went to the museum in December 2003 on the last day it was open before closing for 5 years...that was a pretty busy day there too. Sarah T. and I went with our 3 kids, now we have 7! The renovations were great and it's definitely a worthwhile trip!
I couldn't resist posting this pic from our previous trip to the museum. Brandon and Elle T. are about to pass out on the way home! Brandon doesn't look anything like Nate, does he?
We won't even go into how behind I am on the blog... But I just had to post this one.
Several of my friends are VERY into holiday decorating...and somehow they still let me hang out with them, despite my lack of motivation in this area. I always love how their decor looks, but just haven't gotten around to getting a whole lot of great stuff myself (besides Christmas decorations of course). So last week they gave me a birthday present...my birthday is in January by the way, but they wanted me to get full use of it....
These blocks have six sides with greetings for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, Easter, 4th of July, and a birthday. Very cool. I might talk about getting bang for your decorating buck! Thanks so much Laurie H., Steph, Laurie C., and Stacey. Like I said, you guys rock.
Our eternal family began on October 14, 2000. Nine years, 3 wild boys, 4 houses, 4 cars, and many laughs and tears later, we are so grateful for each other and the blessings we've been given along the way. Come share them with us!
This guy is so loving and forgiving. He's super smart and a friend to everyone.
This is one amazing little guy. He's a great brother and good at everything he tries.
This busy guy is a major handful! He's sure he can do everything his big brothers can do!