Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Weekend

This week it felt like the kids wore their costumes for some event (school, dance, piano) almost every day. Ben got to wear his dragon costume to preschool for a parade and trunk or treat with the parents. Kylie wore her 'fancy witch' costume to dance and then again to school on Thursday for a Halloween parade. Bradley was a ninja and wore his costume to school and had a Halloween piano recital on Saturday. Grant was a skunk because he is definitely our 'lil stinker'! Dan dressed up for work as Giants pitcher Brian Wilson, complete with a dyed black beard. On Saturday we went to our wards trunk or treat, but ended up in the cultural hall because of rain. The rain cleared later that night and we went trick or treating with some friends around the neighborhood. It was a really fun week, but I am "Halloweened" out!! (The last couple pictures are of Ben and Grant playing with Dan's mullet wig!)

Ben's preschool class

Bradley and Kylie ready for school
Bradley and his friend Peyton in the school parade
Kylie in the school parade
"Fear the Beard"

Bradley at his piano recital

Dan and our little stinker!
The cutest trick or treaters!

Grant and Ben pretending to be rock stars


Dan got tickets for Lagoon (a theme park) from work for the family. We decided to go in October because it would be cooler and less crowded. The kids had a lot of fun riding the rides and running all over the park. They loved getting fake tattoos and going through a trick-or-treat area. Grant was a trooper and spent most of his time watching the kids through the bars of the rides, but he was able to go on a few. It was a nice time of year to go!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Instead of going to the big, red barn in Santaquin we decided to try out a corn maze and pumpkin patch in Lehi. We had a blast. There were little rides for the kids, a maze and even a pig race. It may be our new tradition!

The 1st of many...

Bradley just participated in his first pinewood derby. We bought a car kit and we all worked on it together. It wasn't very fast and we learned some good lessons, but Bradley was a great sport and he is excited for next year! His car definitely looked the best, if you ask me!

Busy, Busy, Busy

Life has taken precedence over blogging, but now it's time to catch up! We spent September at the soccer field. Bradley and Kylie both played this year and we were there Tuesday through Friday for 5 weeks. At first I hated it, but then I started to really enjoy being outside in the gorgeous fall weather and just relaxing for an hour while watching the kids play. Dan coached Bradley's team which made it a little crazier and because of that we didn't get any pictures of Bradley playing! :( I'm sure he'll play next year! I did get a couple pictures of Kylie and I included my schedule board to remember the insanity!

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's Ben's turn!

Ben had to wait 2 1/2 weeks after Bradley and Kylie before he started preschool. He was so excited when the wait was finally over. He has Miss Tiffany again for the 2nd year and I know he is going to have a great year. Ben is getting to be such a big kid!

Labor Day Hike to the 'Y'

The title pretty much tells it all. On Labor Day we took the kids on a hike up to the 'Y' in Provo. I have lived in UT for 13 years and had never done it so it was fun to experience with the kids for the first time. The hike is a little over a mile and rises over 900 feet. It was tough, but the kids were all troopers. The Y was actually a little crowded because so many Freshman wards were doing the hike as well. We had fun and the view from the top was gorgeous! It would be fun to do it again sometime, but not for awhile!

When we started we were all freezing, but it didn't take long to work up a sweat.

Grant had a sweet ride

The view from midway

This was a funny sight.
(I really don't know how someone got this up there)
View from the top

We made it!

Sitting on the 'Y'

Proof that I made it!