Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cell Phone Dump

Chuckee Cheese

Cupcake Date

Ridin' Lightning McQueen at Toys R Us

The Sleeping Princess

Magelby's Fresh, I think.

Conference Craziness

Iron Men Spotted at Walmart

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

Every pumpkin patch needs a llama.

Ben decided the maze was too challenging, instead he just enjoyed walking on top of it.
Sylvia and Pyper petting the baby kangaroo(!)

Sylvia taking the tractor for a drive

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't buy pumpkins. No, that would just be too easy! Nate and I have grown our own pumpkins for the last five years, and it is MUCH more fun than buying them around the corner at the grocery store. The kids really enjoy watching the pumpkins grow throughout the summer, and they love helping Dad pick them when they're ready to harvest. Also, there is so much more variation in color, size and shape when you plant your own pumpkins. A few of ours this year are speckled green, and they're beautiful!
Anyway, even though we grow our own pumpkins, it is still a lot of fun for the kids to go to the pumpkin patch, so we go every year. This year, a neighbor of ours had a birthday party at Jaker's Pumpkin Patch here in Springville, and fun was had by all. Of course, I was really too busy having fun with the kids to take decent pics, so these are just a few that I caught with the cell phone.

Friday, October 8, 2010

This is a Calepitter, Mom!

This week has been so nice-rainy and cloudy, just the way that I like it. But, the kids haven't really had a chance to get out and run around for a few days, so they definitely started exhibiting signs of cabin fever. There was a sliver of blue sky this afternoon, and of course, Sylvia managed to find a fuzzy friend to play with. She was really proud of this little beauty, but surprisingly, I don't think she named it...well, not yet, anyway.
I don't think I want her to handle this little bugger anymore, though. Thoughts that it may be poisonous? Not sure, but I googled it, and this guy could possibly cause a rash for those with sensitive skin. Still, quite a pretty little specimen!