Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had a fun night trick or treating with our friends, the Jones.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trunk or Treat!

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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Zach's Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

All the Junction Kindergartners went to the Pumpkin Patch today. It was fun for Zach to hang out with his friends and the bonus was riding a real school bus to get there!

Getting ready for the train ride!

Mom and Zach find the perfect pumpkin.

Hayride time!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

International Night

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.

Fall Family Fun

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!

Getting ready for the train ride.

The boys with their pumpkins.

Zach on his way down the slide.

Nate leading the way in the corn maze.

Hanging out in wagon full of pumpkins.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary Jerry!

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!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Third Time's the Charm

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, 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?

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Friends Rock!

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 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.