Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Our trip to Monterey!

We took a family vacation to Monterey to visit Matt's family! We had the best time. It was definately a vacation that was well over due! We got to stay a whole week this time, so we were able to do lots of fun things. We went to the forest and played with bugs. Ethan even pooped his pants there. It was really adventureous! We took the kids to the coolest park called "Dennis the Menace" Park. It had a huge train to play on. I think Ethan thought he had died and gone to heaven. We went to the beach, of coarse. It was beautiful and peaceful! We walked the warf and watched the boats and saw lots of seals. Ethan loved playing with Grandpa Tom and Grandma Judy and his cousins Ellie and Sara. We love our family and are very grateful for the time we get to spend with them. Now we hope we can get rich enough to move there :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Tara!

My baby sister turns 25 today! I can't believe it! She is such a fun and loving person. I feel so lucky not only to have her as a sister, but as a best friend too! Hope you have a happy day Tara! We love you!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes

Tara, this one is for you!
Rich, dense chocolate cupcake with chocolate peanut butter frosting!
Mom and I made cupcakes today and this was our favorite! It was so delicious! I think it's a keeper!

I ask myself... Why?

Why?.....Why do I buy all of these fun toys when all Ethan wants is a cardboard box? He is so creative. If it's not a cardboard box for a hiding place, it's one of my spatulas for flipping "Krabby Patties" or a stick out of the yard used as a sword to scare "bad guys" away. And we all know about the gloves! He will wear any kind of glove he can find and play for hours picking things up and imagining! Ethan, you are just as much fun as you are cute, and you are really cute!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Yeah It's October!

This is one of my favorite times of year! I couldn't wait to get in the kitchen to make Halloween treats. I made the yummiest chocolate cupcakes to start Halloween BOO in my neighborhood. You make goodies for 2 of your neighbors and place them with the BOO sign and instructions on the doorstep and run. They then have been BOO'd and have to put the sign in their window and do it to 2 more people. It's really fun and you get treats!
Here is the link if anyone is interested in starting it in their own neighborhood

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sunday at Grandpa's

Grandpa Scott's best friend Blitzen. Just consider him part of the family!

Sunday dinner! Always a bonus when visiting the grandparents! Grandma Michelle always has lots and lots to eat too!
Breelynn and her new husband Ryan came over too. It was really good to see them!

What a party pooper!

Ethan LOVES going for rides on Grandpa Scott's "tractor" AKA the 4 wheeler.

Wow! Look at those eyes!

Anna Banana looks so cute in her new H&M dress!

Daddy and Finn trying to enjoy a little bit of sunshine after the snow, Yes, I said the snow!!!! It didn't stick, but it sure was coming down on Saturday. Snow in September.... Whatever!

We had a really nice Sunday! It's always fun visiting family. I am so grateful to live so close to my family. It's times like these that make memories, especially for my kids. There's nothing like going over the hills and through the woods to grandma and grandpa's house!