Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

This month has flown by, yesterday we realized we had not carved our pumpkins yet.
So the boys picked out their own pumpkin and what they wanted them carved as and we set to work.
Kolby is doing this "funny face" thing. Its pretty hard to take a picture without him doing it.

Look at both their faces.......slimy pumpkin insides....gross
All of our pumpkins came from...... drum roll please..... our very own little garden. Yep the very same garden that I was sure would not grow. We ended up with about 15 pumpkins of various sizes. I just had to take a picture of this one, I mean come on is it the perfect pumpkin or what?
We let the boys each choose what they wanted their pumpkin to be. Kolby picked a bunny rabbit. There was some discussion as to this even being possible but with a little creativity I think it turned out alright and he was thrilled.

Luke picked a "scary" vampire, He was equally happy and wanted to show off his own "scary" face.

Of course the real test of any good pumpkin carving is the candle light outside

Not to bad for a last minute effort :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What a week.......

We assumed it would happen at some point. But we did not think it would be Kolby our three year old that would be the first one to do it.
Last week when I went to pick up the boys from preschool their wonderful teacher Jennie met me at the door. (from past experience I know this is never a good thing) "Let me tell you what happened today" If you can picture me with instant slumped shoulders and resigned look on my face. Apparently Kolby threw a dinosaur while playing with one of his friends. He did not want his friend to play with it and thought throwing it would be a good idea. It just so happened there was a window in the direct line of where he threw the dinosaur.
Not an actual picture the window he broke was much bigger. So we have the first of what I can only assume will be many broken windows. On the bright side I think Kolby has a real future in baseball, obviously the kid can throw.
On our way home every day we pass this beautiful little grove of trees. The colors are just beautiful this time of year. All last week I planned on stopping to take pictures of the boys. One thing after another came up (rain, late getting home etc.) and we were not able to too. By Fri I was not giving up. I'm not making this up when I say as we pulled up it started to rain. I looked around and saw blue sky's the clouds were just over us. I told the boys to get out of the car we are taking pictures. They looked at me like I was crazy even at 3 and 5 they understood the wisdom of staying dry. Never the less off we went through the mud to find the perfect tree.
And just as I'd hoped the rain stopped and we were able to get some great shots.

At one point Luke informed me that my shoes were getting muddy. (high heels completely sunk in the mud) Don't care not missing these colors.

These are my favorites, they both just started laughing. I think they realized how funny the situation really was.
And wonder of wonder I was able to get the shots with my fickle camera.

I printed both the above pics out to sit on my desk. They make me smile just looking at them.

How pretty is this sunset? This is looking out our front door. And we were sorta going with a yellow theme above so it fits :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


We have some wonderful friends that called us yesterday. They had two extra tickets to go to the sold out Tarzan production at the beautiful Tuacahn center in St. George.

We quickly decided Luke and I should make a night of it. A Mommy Luke night and Daddy Kolby night. The two of us got dressed up and jumped in the car. We had a very nice dinner at a favorite restaurant in St.George, then off to the play.
It was AMAZING!!!
Luke LOVED it. He sat of the edge of his seat the whole time. It really was a spectacular production, in a simply stunning outdoor setting.
Luke have fun with some photo props they had.

Doesn't he make a cute Turk?
Turk and the young Tarzan were Luke's favorite parts of the show.
I wish we would have had a chance to get more pics but it was dark when we left and my camera is not wanting to cooperate with me.

A wonderful night that I feel so lucky to have been able to share with Luke. I have always loved the song from Tarzan "You'll be in my heart". It means even more now hearing it live and sharing it with him.
Huge thanks to Todd and Robin.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Family Celebration!!

Big changes for me....... I am making the career move to a Mortgage loan officer.
To celebrate we had a fun family night last Fri. My three men took me out to a very nice dinner.
As a added surprise for the boys we went bowling. We have a Wii so the boy are familiar with the concept of bowling. They have been asking to go to a real bowling alley for awhile. Dewey and I had never actually been to the bowling alley in town. And neither of us have ever bowled enough to know how it works with littles. To our surprise they were very accommodating. They had little shoes and a ramp for the boys to use to roll the ball.

To say Luke loved it is an understatement
Both were very independent and told both Dew and I to "please stand back" when it was their turn. Kolby pulling a face.

With the bumpers up and the ramp it was a pretty close game.
I'm pretty sure nobody will be knocking on our door begging us to join a bowling league anytime soon, but we all had fun.
Kolby would jump up and down waiting for the ball to hit the pins, so cute.

Such a fun family celebration night.