Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we carved pumpkins.  

It was Lyla's first time getting in on the action. 
Devin gagged big time at the beginning (no surprise there). Once he got over the initial disgust, he helped clean his pumpkin out.
Both of these pictures of Adalynn made me laugh.
And here are our finished products. Devin wanted a ninja turtle. Addie wanted Cinderella's coach. And the last is Jared's. Go Romney! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Pictures

I wanted to do a fun (quick) photo shoot with the kids and their costumes. So I went to Joanne's to get some burlap. Big mistake. When I got there First thing I did was grab a number for the cutting counter--I was #61...they were on #19! So I grabbed my burlap walked around a bit and about 20 minutes later they were on, maybe #24. So I said, forget this and left. My burlap backdrop will have to wait for another day. 

Plan B worked out just fine! 

Devin as a Power ranger. My sister asked, "Power Rangers? Are they still a thing?" Yes, yes they are. 

Addie as Snow White.
 And Lyla as a Ladybug (the same thing Addie was at her age)
And just for fun we put the chicken costume on Lyla today.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Candy Corn

Today I made a few "candy corn" foods. For dinner we had fruit cups and pizza. The pizza didn't come out how I hoped. It was three very different colors of cheese going in the oven, but not so much coming out. The kids still ate it of course. And they really liked the fruit cups.

And for dessert, pudding cups. Devin and Adalynn had maybe three bites and were done. Probably full from Trunk or Treat candy (which was last night).
 Do you like candy corn? The kids and I do--Lyla and Adalynn especially gobble it up.

Lyla's First Dentist Appointmen

All three kids had dentist appointments this week. It was Lyla's first time--she was so cute and pranced on back to the exam room. Normally our dentist doesn't allow parents to come back with the kids during exams, but they let me since this was her first visit. So glad I got to--there is something so exciting about first experiences, even if it is just a dentist appointment. 

Friday, October 26, 2012


A mummy themed dinner

Mummy dogs
Devin thought I told him we were having money dogs. Pretty sure he was disappointed when I told him there was no money inside of them. 
Mummy Juice Boxes
And for dessert, Mummy cupcakes. 
And a few more pictures from today...
Addie helping make the cupcakes...and just being silly

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Addie's feet
I took this before I added mouths. Ha.   
Lyla's feet 
(Devin was at school)

Ghost Pancakes. 
Devin and Adalynn both asked where their mouths were. Addie made me draw a mouth on hers with a food marker.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Pumpkin play dough. I  just made regular play dough, added orange food coloring and pumpkin pie spice. Devin thought they were oranges. That would be cute too.

And Pumpkin bread bowls. I guess I am a creature of habit, because I make these every year around Halloween. I made one of my favorite soups to go in it, but if anyone has an awesome broccoli/cheese soup send it my way.

Jared in Chicago

Jared planned a man trip to go to the BYU vs Notre Dame game with some friends months ago. We debated getting a little point and shoot camera, because I wanted to see pictures and I wasn't going to send my bulky camera with him. But Jared's coworker let him borrow her camera which was great. Jared took way more pictures that I thought he would--looking at them makes me wish I had gone--the old buildings and fall foliage alone would have been worth going.

 I really should make Jared write this post, but I'll do my best. 

Friday they ran around Chicago seeing different sights. 
They went to the Chicago Temple first.  
This was a lighthouse Brian wanted to see.
A house on the grounds of the lighthouse.
A quick picture of Wrigley Field...

At Navy Pier
That night they went to a Bulls game. Bulls won. Obviously this was a sports themed weekend.
Notre Dame's Campus
The band getting ready to play and lead all the fans to the game. .
Go Cougars!
Jared told me this game was the best college game he has ever been to. The fans were so nice and welcoming. The stadium is very old school--the seats are old wood and there are no ads or large tvs with instant re-play. There is a lot of tradition and just an overall great atmosphere. 
Sad that BYU lost though!
The next day. I want trees like that in my front yard!
Sears Tower.
Chicago skyline
Another cool sculpture at a park
The Bean