Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I have this love/hate thing with Halloween. I am sure I have posted about it on here somewhere. I sometimes love Halloween so much I can hardly stand it. I love this part of Halloween. I love it that the children get to be creative a dress up and change their minds and dress up again as many times as they can "think up."

Tony Stark. This was a big deal. This kid started planning Halloween in August. He planned every last little detail and I did my best to make it happy for him.
or a clown because someone was {alot} lazy to dress up for the family party.
Soccer player. I have no idea where soccer player came from. ha! Love Alexander's random little spirit.
Ummm.. and a robber.. This could have been so much cooler if I had put a little more effort into it. He isn't into the details like Max is. Maybe next year I will work with him. :)
One day Barrett was a missionary with his dad.. {very cool}
and another day a scary Zombie....
Jacq the cat {again}. I think we are on like year 3 of being a cat. So pretty.
There was no question in my mind what Lola was going to be. .. Not a Cat like Jacq.. Oh no.. a "kitty kat" for sure. {Meow}
Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Haunted House

We decided to bring back the Haunted House this year! 
It was a big deal and a ton of fun.. we may have just started something {again}. :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

jacq's Birthday

We don't just have birthdays around here.. it seems we celebrate all week long. Birthday breakfast. Birthday at school. Birthday party. Birthday outing. etc.. It's pretty awesome to have a birthday around our house. Here we go.
Birthday Breakfast. Breakfast buffet with the Watsons. We always always do the breakfast thing. Cake is sometimes optional. Parties are scattered. The one thing the children can ALWAYS count on is the breakfast of their choice with a candle on top. 
Birthday Party. Aunt Lyss put on the most amazing birthday party for Jaxson and Jacq. These two share a birthday. They really are the bestest buddies separated by 6 years. I am going to post a couple pics but sissy always rocks her blog.. See here for a more in depth Birthday Party post.
Instead of a friend Birthday party, this girl opted for a Mommy Date. YEAH!! I was pretty excited that I occasionally rate above friends. We decided to go to Color me Mine and get our "Art on." I can't find one stinkin' picture from our super fun time. I have really been pretty bad about recording our family history for 2012. :(
It was a very fun 7th birthday for Jacq. Happy Birthday to my #1 girl!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lola Birthday

Happy Birthday sleepy girl. The big kids were so anxious to celebrate our little night owls birthday. Every one of them is up bright and early.. but NOT our Lola EVER! This girl has not been a good sleeper for years. She is not a morning person at all.. (Proof here).

She sure put on a happy smile for her special day.
Birthday breakfast...
And presents with lots of helpers.
We met up with cousins at Thanksgiving Point for lunch and cupcakes. (Thanks Auntie for spoiling Lola).
Our little group. (kind of). :)
That night we had birthday cake. Lola insisted on rainbows and horses.. So together we got to work.
 and worked.
And worked. She is a good little helper. Very determined to help with everything!
Pleased as punch.
Happy Birthday to our Lola girl. We sure love her.
The rainbow.
The Birthday Crew.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Carving Pumpkins/Caramel Apples

Why carve pumpkins alone when you can invite your friends? That is exactly what we did. Too much fun. Another fun Party to put down in the books.