Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trick or Treat Part 1

Hooray for Halloween! Last evening we Trick or Treated to our neighbors houses before heading off to our annual Ward Chili Cook-off and Trunk or Treat. McKay is sporting the Woody costume, complete with handmade vest (thank you Nanna), bandana, and boots. Yee-haw!
We stopped by Dave and Vickie's and Jim and Carol's where the boys were showered with candy, stuffed animals, and their very own buckets of snacks, juice, and even books! We sure love our neighbors!
And here's preppy dad holding the cutest pumpkin I've ever seen!

Mom was sporting the orange and black striped tights and the orange and black polka-dotted eyelashes. Spooky!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Woody in a Pumpkin

Our Pumpkins carving pumpkins.
It's hard to see but McKay is introducing Woody to the finer points of pumpkin-carving. Once the pumpkins were cleaned and carved McKay thought they were great...especially for stashing toys.

Three guesses on who McKay will be for Halloween. :)
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It's The Great Pumpkin

Happy Halloween!
Tonight marks the beginning of a weekend of Halloween fun 'round our house. Here is our little pumpkin in between our spooky creations. Though this was a "family activity", Mom and Dad ended up doing all the cleaning and carving. McKay stuck his hand in the pumpkin a grand total of one time, declared it "poopy" and "messy", then headed for the sandbox while we finished up.

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Monday, October 18, 2010


I have a plan. When I build a house I will cover the ceiling in shelves. Yes, circling the ceiling fan and covering the perimeter of each room there will be shelves. Shelves for books, shelves for duplos, shelves for race cars, and blocks, and army guys, and stuffed animals. Shelves for shoes, shelves for trucks, shelves for figurines, and micro machines, and very high shelves for the loud musical toys.

Then, based on good behavior, my children will earn ladders with which they can climb up and retrieve their at a time.

Mark my words, such houses will become the norm. No mother would think of building a home without ceiling to ceiling shelving because she could then walk peacefully from room to room, free of stubbed toes and twisted ankles. No more piles to skirt, dodge, or jump over. Just clean, quiet, orderly living. *sigh*

Ah well, you'll have to excuse me while I go straighten up.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Laughing Benson

I know there are a million movies of laughing babies out there, and some are more funny than this, but it's always more enjoyable when you know the baby involved... So, here ya go :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kentucky Vocal Union

So, for any of you who don't know, I have been singing with a barbershop chorus called the Kentucky Vocal Union. It has been really fun, and this past weekend we competed at the district prelims in Columbus, Indiana. For any who may be interested, here's a link to the youtube video of our performance.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tackle Naffer Quiet

So, we were watching general conference today when McKay awoke from his nap. When the session was over and the choir was singing the final song, I said to McKay, "Can you say Mormon Tabernacle Choir?" To which he responded in a very confident tone, "Tackle Naffer Quiet." I love my boys :)