Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Another Halloween has come & gone! We had a great day! We were able to enjoy a fun evening with our friends. Keri & Scott had everyone over for pizza, Trick or Treating & S'mores. Can you say "Sugar Fest"?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


We love this yearly tradition. Pumpkin carving is always a big hit @ our house! There were a lot of "eeeeewwwwwsss", "that is so gross", & "yuck" as we cleaned out & carved our pumpkins! Along with those words were lots of giggles. We even put candles in them tonight to see how they looked all lit up! We are all looking forward to tomorrow night.

Scrimps & Splurges!

I have seen this on a few blogs out there & thought it was fun!
If you're reading this, you have been tagged to share your Scrimps
& Splurges.

Things I SPLURGE on:

Pedicures: I Loved getting pedicures when I was pregnant because I couldn't reach my own feet. Now I love getting them just because!

Bath & Body soaps: I love the Fresh Pineapple & Kitchen Lemon scents. I love having them in every room that has a sink! My boys love the Blueberry foam soap in their bathroom! It makes washing your hands fun to do!

Scrapbook Supplies: This is why I still have a job in this industry, need I say more??

Photos: You know you develop too many photos when the girls @ the counter know you by name & have your envelope ready for you when they see you coming!

iTunes & CD's: I love music & the emotions/ memories that I have when listening to various artists/songs.

Ornaments: Now that all of the Christmas decorations are hitting the stores, I am in heaven. I have an obsession with Christmas ornaments. I really wish I could say that I buy ONE new ornament a year. Truth is, I buy several.

Books: I don't like to wait to check out a book from the Library. I love to flip thru the pages of a brand new book. I do like to share & loan my books out to friends & family so I might be helping someone else to Scrimp in this area :).

Things I SCRIMP on:

Haircuts/color: I have a hard time paying $45.00 plus a tip to get my hair done. I won't even go into the cost of getting my hair colored. So, my color comes out of a box from Target.

Haircuts for the boys: With four boys, John & I are learning how to cut their hair. It will sure save us money thru the years.

Greeting Cards: I refuse to buy/pay for a greeting card. This is where my splurge on scrapbook supplies comes in handy! I can make my own.

Make Up: Since I don't wear very much make up, I buy the basics @ Target.

Clothes: I don't know if this counts as scrimping, but I love to find deals on clothes for myself & the boys! I used to hit the sale rack @ Baby Gap once a week when Tanner & Carter were babies & scored some major deals. Now I just don't have the time once a week to do that.

I am sure I will think of more. If I do, I will add to this post later!
Have a fun day!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trunk or Treat

Whew-it's over. What a fun night. I am the activities committee chair at church. I am in charge (along with my committee) of throwing all of the parties at church. I normally love to throw parties and get togethers. I like all of the fun planning and crafty things that go along with parties. This party throwing for the whole ward is on whole other level. We planned the Trunk or Treat activity for about 300 people. Lots of time and planning went into this party. John and are so grateful and thankful that my parents were able to come up and help us with soccer games and the boys during Trunk or Treat. Thanks Mom and Dad. I think everyone had a great time. I know our boys sure did. I think I saw Garrett once during the entire evening(that's why I don't have any pictures of him). Everyone enjoyed the bounce houses, a hot dog dinner, cotton candy, face painting, a cake walk with unlimited cupcakes, fishing for prizes, hay rides, a costume parade and of course Trunk or Treat. It was a great night. We all crashed when we got home & slept very well. Now I am moving right along and am gearing up for our Christmas party. Are you ready Camie :)? Have a great Sunday.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bishops Pumpkin Farm -Take Two

The older boys have been wanting to go to the pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkins & to enjoy all of the fun. I figured if we didn't go today it just wasn't going to happen this year. I feel like I am running around like a crazy lady this week. I am trying to get everything ready for our Wards Trunk or treat. It is a Halloween party for about 300 people. Things are crazy. John worked late so I ventured out there by myself with all four. We had a great time & enjoyed all of the activities @ the pumpkin patch. I am still trying to learn how to chase a 3 year old, hold a 5 month old & get decent pictures all @ the same time. Any tips???? I'll leave you with a few of my favorite shots from today!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Rock Star??? and Weekend Update!

Carter was on the family room floor with Brody and I heard him say "Brody, you need to put your Rock Star glasses on". I go to check on them and this is what I find! We are wondering which Rock Star Carter has been listening to??? Carter cracks us up! He is so tender with Brody and is always trying to entertain him (see above pictures). I am so thankful that my boys love each other.
My birthday weekend was fabulous. Thank you for the birthday wishes and kind gestures. My parents came up on Saturday and watched the boys soccer games. Tanner and Carter's teams both won. They are still both undefeated and loving it. Carter scored one goal and Tanner scored two with several assists. Then my Mom and Dad took me shopping and I got to pick out my birthday present. Thanks Mom and Dad, I love my new sweater and matching necklace. I can't wait to wear them! We got home and John and the boys had been out shopping. They had a cake with candles and presents ready for me. They sang happy birthday to me with the cha-cha-cha's and all. It was very sweet. We had a great weekend. I love birthdays! Thanks everyone!

Friday, October 19, 2007

What's for dinner?

Mr. Brody had rice cereal for the first time last night. He was so good about eating the cereal. He opened his mouth right up & swallowed it down. Tanner, Carter, & Garrett all gagged on cereal for the first week. Not Brody! He would see the spoon coming & get excited. We tried it again tonight & he loved it! I hope he likes the veggies next week :).

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

They say it's your Birthday!

The party has started early this year! My sweet friend Stephanie planned a birthday dinner for me! Thanks Steph! It was so much fun to visit with everyone. Lots of laughs, good food & great friends! I am so thankful for these wonderful friends! It was so nice to catch up. I so needed this today! I love spending time with these girls. We can giggle, share, & just listen. We just understand one another. My 33rd year of life has gotten off to a FABULOUS start! Just so you know, I am 32 years old for 2 more days-WINK! Thanks girls!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Student of the week

Tanner brought a blank bulletin board home on Friday. The instructions on the back told us to fill the board with things that would allow his classmates to get to know him better. This is part of his job as being student of the week. When you are student of the week you get to be first in line all week and you get to sit in the bean bag chair whenever you want. These are just a few of the fun things he'll enjoy this week. Tanner is thrilled that it is FINALLY his turn. On Tanner's board, we included: pictures of Tanner on a dirt bike, Tanner & his best friend J, Tanner & our family, a picture of Tanner from Scouts, Tanner & his three brothers, Tanner playing soccer, we cut out the word BLUE for Tanner's favorite color, there is a picture of Tanner & his teacher(for his love of school), there is a picture of penguins, there is a picture of Tanner picking up his copy of the last Harry Potter book (to show his love for reading), & of course we added a Pok-e-Mon card. We could have included many more things but we ran out of room on the bulletin board. We will be making cookies tonight. He gets to share them with his class tomorrow. He was one happy & proud boy when he left for school today!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

5 months old

Baby Brody is 5 months old today.
At 5 months old:

-he sleeps thru the night.
-he wears a size 3 diaper.
-he rolls all over.
-he is scooting all over.
-he loves his teething toys.
-he is grabbing @ things & holding on to them.
-he is trying to get up on his knees.
-he wears 9-12 month clothes.
-he drinks 6 oz. of formula.
-he can hold his own bottle when he wants to.
-he likes to pull his feet up to his mouth, he is very flexible.
-his feet & hands are constantly moving.
-he is very happy & content.
-he takes at least two good naps a day.
-he likes when Carter reads him a story.
-he smiles all the time.
-he looks like his Daddy.

He is an absolute joy! We are so thankful that he is a part of our family. We love him!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Just becasue...

he is so stinkin' cute! These are his 4 month pictures. I never got around to posting them. He will be 5 months old on Monday. Where has the time gone? Can I just say I am happy to not be pregnant @ this point in my life :)! I sure am enjoying this little guy!

P.S. Thanks for scanning the pictures for me Stephanie!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bishops Pumpkin Farm!

We sure enjoyed the Field Trip to the Pumpkin Farm! We got to take a train ride, pick a pumpkin off the vine, feed the goats, take a hay ride, jump in the hay bounce, play on the slides, & visit with our friends! I love Fall & all of the activites that accompany it! Stay tuned for more PP pictures. The older boys want to go! Happy Fall Ya'll!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Can you feel the LOVE?

This is my new favorite picture. You can just FEEL & SEE the LOVE! I LOVE how Brody has his arms on John's shoulders. It looks like he is trying to hug him! So sweet! I am in LOVE with my boys!

Look Who's sitting up!

At 4 1/2 months old, Baby Brody sat up this morning all by himself. We were playing down on the floor & I wanted to see if he could do it with out help from me or his BUMBO chair. As you can see in the photo, he is hunched over to hold himself up. But he did it! He balanced himself for about two minutes & then he rolled over. We'll have to see if he'll do it later for Dad. I was trying so hard to get him to smile for the picture but I think he was trying to concentrate-LOL! It is so much fun having a new baby in the house.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Walking School bus!

This was a great event put on by the school! A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. There was a map at school this week & you could find out where the walking school bus would stop in your neighborhood. There were hundreds of children walking to school today. It was so cool to be a part of it. Our boys have been looking forward to this all week. At the bus stop they received a bracelet that would get them into a special assembly once they made it to school. Brody, Garrett, & I had fun walking to school with Tanner & Carter & their friends. It was a huge success & we hope they do it again!
P.S. I was trying to take pictures while pushing Garrett & Brody in the stroller. A few might be blurry & not in the best lighting. I was just happy to capture the moment!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sweet Beginnings

This is one of the layouts for my October Sweet Beginnings class. Again, these sweet pictures are of my friends little girl. Isn't she so sweet? Thanks A for the pictures!!! I loved how this layout turned out & seeing sweet Hallie makes me wish I had at least one little girl :). It is a good thing that I can at least scrap a few pink layouts here & there. This class is on Thursday Oct. 25Th. I will post the other layout later this week. Again, you can request a boy or a girl kit. We complete two, two page layouts in each class. The boy version of this layout will have stars instead of flowers! Happy Scrapping! Enjoy the day!