Friday, December 1, 2017

The rest of November

Matthew trying out the big kid slide. 
Soaking up the warmth before winter.




Drinking and driving

A little walk up Hobble Creek Canyon.

He likes to climb.

He's a cowboy.

Jared running up the hill by the lava tubes.

We had a little day trip over Thanksgiving break  to the hot pots and lava tubes with Derek, Haley, Katie, and Michael. 

After our day trip to the lava tubes we made it to Spanish Fork just in time for the parade.

At least the fence keeps Matthew out...

Every time we go to Walmart Caroline wants to give Minnie Mouse a hug.

One of his favorite hang outs.  It's only a problem if the oven is on.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Carolina Ballerina (Read it with an Italian accent- it rhymes)

We did another little ballerina class for Caroline.  She seems to really enjoy it- even though she doesn't always follow instructions very well.



Ben liked it, too.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Matthew at 11 months

This kid is only still when he's sleeping and sometimes I wonder even then.
He loves climbing.
Putting everything in his  mouth.
Still only two teeth.
He's an opportunist who will sneak through any door that opens.
He has recently discovered the joys of unrolling the toilet paper.
He is starting to free stand and let go. 
He's been pretty particular with his food temperature lately.  Must be hot or cold- none of this lukewarm business, and he's also wanting what are having instead of his dinner.
Still not sleeping through the night- and is an exceptionally light sleeper.



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The rest of October

Trying on costumes.  This was by far his favorite- even though it was a
little bit small and squished his face a little bit when he tried to lift his head.

Happy Birthday to this handsome man!

Had a fun visit from Latisha.  We were able to go to the Payson Temple,
Tucanos, and to BYU Homecoming Spectacular.  It was a fun whirlwind of a weekend.

How to explain.... nope... no explanation.

We went up the canyon for a preschool field trip.  So beautiful!

Still can't quite  get the hang of this walking business.

Painting pumpkins!

We were all about the stripes this year.

Matthew was having a fun time waking up Ben... Ben was less than happy about it.
It was pretty funny to watch. 

Helping dad cut the grass.

Both boys trying to eat an apple at the same time.  I was a little bit worried for my fingers!

One of Ben's favorite places to play.

A common result of no naps.

At the Bean Museum.

Trick or Treat!
(Matthew was a tiger in the stroller)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fall Break at Big Rock Candy Mountain

We went with the Ridges crew to Big Rock Candy Mountain. Derek and Haley met up with us there, as well.
On the way there we stopped at Cove Fort.  I've driven by the sign lots of times so it was fun to actually see what's there.
 

Ben was pretty enthralled with the cowboys in the adjacent corrals trying to separate their herds.  I must admit, it was pretty cool.  We sat on the ATV's in the trailer and watched.

The weather was pretty cold and we had a few good rainstorms but we were still able to do lots of rock hounding.  The kids liked the playground at the campground.  There were ATV rides.  Lots of coloring with cousins.  Glad we were able to go to a fun new place!





Friday, October 20, 2017

Matthew at 10 months

This kid pulls up on everything, crawls everywhere, and climbs on everything else.
He still just has two teeth.
He is super ticklish and easy to get to laugh.  It's really cute and fun.
His stranger danger antenna is on full alert and he'll let you know if he's not happy about who's holding him.
He still won't sleep through the night. *sigh*



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Moab with the Kellers

We had planned to go to Sand Hollow, but it turns out there were some Senior Games the day we were wanting to go and we weren't able to reserve a camp spot.  So we went to Moab instead.

My kids are pretty happy with sand and their friends.  Add some ATV rides and they're in hog heaven!






Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jakers Pumpkin Patch

We had a spontaneous trip to Jakers and it was fabulous.  It had been a kind of cool and overcast morning so I think that kept the normal crowds away- it's an amazing place when it's not crowded.