Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Raking Leaves

The kids decided that today they wanted to go in the back yard and rake up some of the leaves so they could jump in them and play. Doesn't that just bring back fun memories... Oh to be a kid again!

We started out happy...

especially Tytan...

then he decided it would be fun to run through the leaves while Kenna was raking...

So she had to have a little talking to him and you can see how that worked!

Daddy even decided to come out and help

The kids decided the shopping cart would be helpful in picking up leaves from the yard.

Oh.... this is the life!

Peeling Potatoes

I was making potato soup for dinner tonight and McKenna and Matt immediately jumped in to help peel potatoes. Well Tytan thought it was pretty rude that he didn't get to help. He kept hollering at all of us that he wanted a turn too. I finally decided that he wouldn't know the difference between a potato peeler and some other random kitchen tool. So, I pulled one out for him and then he decided to go to the drawer and try out a bunch of different ones. These were his favorite picks... 


Cookie scooper

Garlic Press

And a whisk!

He was very happy with his success and was singing...... "Yeah Baby, Yeah, Baby" the entire time he was "peeling." I never knew potato peeling was so exciting! It's got to be the Irish in him :)

Carving Pumpkins

So we decided to try our skills at pumpkin carving. The kids are getting bigger and figured that it was time to start doing the real art. You know what kind I mean... big kid pumpkins. Not just the silly little faces, but the kind of pumpkins that make you feel like you have really accomplished something! 3 hours later, this is what we came up with...

Look at those muscles!

McKenna's Witch

Mom's "Trick or Treat"

Lloyd's Skull

He gets sooooo serious!

Yeah we were a little done by the time it came to Tytan's. Aren't we creative?!

And Matt's little devil boy.... my personal favorite!

Monday, October 13, 2008

This is S'mores stuff...

"First you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham. Then, you roast the mallow. When the mallows flaming, you stick it on the chocolate and cover it from the other end. Then, you scarf!"
Best quote ever from? Anyone? Anyone?....

For FHE we did a bonfire in the backyard and had a blast. We won't talk about the fact that it was 40 degrees outside!

I don't know? Is it perfect?


Tytan's first S'more ever. He thought it was pretty yummy, but decided to just go for the bag of marshmallows. After about 10 I had to cut the poor kid off. Child abuse....I know!

The decision is in. An official S'mores fan has been born!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Did she just say that?

I took McKenna, her friend Sadie and the boys to go get ice cream cones and then to the park after school. This was the conversation that took place in the car while eating our cones....

McKenna: "My mom doesn't like us to watch Sponge Bob, but Matt sneaks it sometimes."

Sadie: "My mom let's me watch Sponge Bob."

Me: "Well, honey most kids can watch Sponge Bob. I just think that if my kids are going to watch TV there are a lot better choices to watch. That's all.

Sadie: "Oh, did your mom not let you watch it when you were little?"

Me: "They didn't have Sponge Bob when I was little."

McKenna: "Yeah, my mom was born in the 70's."

Sadie, with an understanding/sympathetic nod: "Ohhhh." 

Me laughing really hard then saying, "Kenna how did you know that I was born in the 70's?"

McKenna extrememly surprised and with a huge smile: "You mean I was right?!!" 

Pickin' Pumpkins!

Well it is that time of year YIPEE! It was Grandma Thompson's Birthday. So, to celebrate we all got together and went on a hayride, picked pumpkins, and then roasted weenies back at our place.  So good to have our family around us. We missed those that weren't with us though and we thought a lot about our Papa Mason who also had his birthday on the same day. We love you and miss you!

Miss McKenna is a little grumpy trying to find the perfect pumpkin.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Oh the LOVE of Fall

Thursday night we went on a drive up the canyon with Papa, Grandma and Aunt Christi. We wanted to go up and see the beautiful Fall colors. We all piled into Papa's new truck and headed on up. Grandma made us yummy sandwiches to have for our picnic and we had a blast. The colors were amazing and makes you remember once again how much our Heavenly Father loves us.

The cowboys were up rounding up the cattle before the first snow fall comes.

Cute Papa! Thanks for the wonderful ride and songs. We love you!