Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!! From us here at Hogwarts!

Ron, Hermione, & Harry :)

We decided on a Hogwarts/Harry Potter Theme this year because Shad and I read all 7 books together this summer, and just finished them last month. It was the first time Shad had read the books. Plus we are gearing up for the release of the 7th movie in just a few weeks!!

Poor little Harry had a rough night. This little tyke has been so sick all week. He was finally starting to get better yesterday, but tonight he was in full blown melt down mode. He would not let me put him down for anything, he wouldn't even let Shad hold him. Poor boy, just needed some mommy snuggles. We are praying that he gets better soon. It really has been so sad watching him suffer so long.

Little Harry did enjoy the Trunk Or Treat, he loved watching people put candy into his little bag!

He also enjoyed this little halloween rubber ducky he got from the trunk or treat, he didn't let it go all night. He even took it to the bath! Plus it was a good distraction to get some pics with the glasses on. He would NOT keep them on all night! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carving Our Pumpkin- The Video!

This last weekend Shad and I decided to have a little family activity, to carve our pumpkin that we picked at the pumpkin patch last week!! We wanted to document our little project by making a video with pictures, like we did with setting up the Owen's crib! So we got out the tripod, snapped some pics, and starting carving away! The pumpkin is not fancy by any means, but we're pretty simple around here! I think it turned out pretty cute... it was a fun and silly way to spend a Sunday afternoon together! (Again this was an idea we stole from Jay and Courtney! Thanks Guys!)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Shad!

Here is Owen and Shad on Saturday. Owen was sportin' support for BOTH of Shad's Alma Mater (or Soon to be Alma Mater!!)

On Saturday, October 16th, my dear, sweet husband turned 28!!! Wow, only 2 more years until the big 3-0!!! Shad got all his annual birthday fix-in's complete with pumpkin pie, chocolate dream pie, and pumpkin cookies. We had a little "party" on Saturday with a few friends from the ward and law school to share in the pie-mania! And I forgot to take PICTURES!! Me? I know... shocking, but I was too wrapped up in baking and entertaining. :)

Also, last Friday we took Owen up to Greenbluff to the pumpkin patch to pick out our family pumpkins. We each picked one. We wanted to go Friday to beat the weekend crowd, and usually they have these AMAZING pumpkin donuts, hot and fresh. However, we sadly learned that they only serve them on the weekends (Sat and Sun). So we missed out, but we did opt for a gallon of their freshly made cider! We certainly had our pumpkin fill with the pie and cookies to make up for it!

It was a fun way to celebrate my hubby's big weekend! Shad deserves the best, he works SO hard at school, work, law review, husband/father. I am so proud of him and everything is to us. Owen and I are so lucky to have him around. Happy birthday Shad, I love you!

A few pics from the patch:

He did this A LOT when we put him down! :)

He was really into the grass, more so than the pumpkins! He even tried to eat it!

Happy Fall Everyone!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dear Mommy...

Dear Mommy,

Do not under any circumstances leave me alone in a room. Even for a spilt second.

I will try and escape to follow you.

And even though I have not fully mastered crawling... do not underestimate my ability to get into mischief!

Who me?

Also, while we are on the subject, I am very afraid of strangers and do not like when you leave me mommy, and I don't like other people to hold me except you and sometimes daddy.

Thank you!

Love Your 'Momma's Boy',

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Hair

...Owen's Hair that is!

To Cut or Not to Cut??? I'm having the hardest time deciding wether I should cut this little guy's hair. I can't bring myself to cut it, he's just too little and cute!!! It has seriously taken on a life of its own... its so long on top!! But also... SO thin. What's a mom to do!?!

Another goodie from the fair... in the wind!

The Hair after nap time!

"The Spike"

"The Mohawk"

And this was taken after I had it in a pony tail... Shad got mad at me!

I just love him!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Some Good ol' Fair Food & Fun!!

My mom came over for a couple of visits two weekends in a row while my dad was over in Finland visiting the fam. It was GREAT to have her here those few days, and some extra help around the house. She helped me clean my house, and helped with Owen in the morning when he would wake up at 5 30!! Plus, Owen just adores his grandma, so he truly enjoyed her company. The first weekend she was here we decided to take a family trip to the Fair. My main motivation for going to the fair is the food. Seriously. Delicious. We spent a ridiculous amount on food, its embarrassing. At least its only once a year! But we also enjoyed walking around and checking out all the animals. Overall, a good time was had by all. :)

We stuffed our faces:

We had Funnel Cake, topped with ice cream, whipped cream, and strawberries:

My personal Fav, the Elephant Ear:

And Curly Fries, we didn't get a before pic, but it was a massive BRICK. We also got corn on the cobb... delicious!

Even Owen got in on the food action!

It was a bit windy!! Owen's hair cracks me up!

We saw lots of Animals, Owen liked the Goats the best.

This cow had major attitude, it kept mooing at us and giving us the stink eye:

Owen's faces and reaction to the animals were hilarious! So wide eyed!

I love the Fair!