Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crazy busy and making the most of my time with my love in one amazing place. Sorry my time is out. Already tried to make a blog and lost it :(

We have no service out and about which is awesome xoxo. Love and miss you all. Thanks to family for taking such great care of my babes.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Party Boy

My boy, Jarom turns 8 tomorrow!!!!!!

Last week he was first in line for the newest Wimpy Kid book. He devoured it on the spot. He loves them and has read them all twice. Matt and I have thought about writing the author and thanking them for getting our son to LOVE reading. No better gift.

Jarom and Bella at the Wimpy Kid party at the bookstore, full of games and prizes. It was so fun to watch Jarom. He really knows these books inside and out and would yell out the answers so excitedly. They both won a Wimpy Kid silly band - good as gold, to us anyway. :)

Jarom had an early party on Saturday. He wanted to plan the whole thing. The colors were green and gray - for The Legend of Zelda, the video game. And he planned the activities. Playing with his robots, playing the Wii and a piƱata. He let me add Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Jarom opening his first gift from Matt and I. It was too sweet. He desperately tried to unwrap the gift with such care, he wanted to save the wrapping. And the heartbreaking thing is, I still threw it away - Matt is going to read this and cry.

Nothing like getting your very own box of sugar cereal.

This was a little crazy but it worked and kept us in the warm house


My desperate attempt to make a Link (Zelda) cake - it is a shield with the Triforce and a million sprinkles.

Daddy and our boy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

whirling, twirling Fall

The leaves are dropping fast now and even snow is slighting falling where leaves once were.
I LOVE fall and all its wonders. Our mountains change so quickly. From end of summer sunbaked brown and honey-colored weeds to bright golds, fiery reds and burnt orange. And to have it all out my front window, makes me warm, merry and cozy to the bone. Let's not forget all the other goodies that come along with dancing leaves.

Moon up not wanting to miss all the fun. It is the perfect day for The Dirty Dash.

We were able to get there in time to see Matt and his teammates cross the finish line - which is crawling through this mud pit :) He is the one just going under the last line of flags.

Meet the Dirty Bastards. April, Matt, Alene, Tyler and sorry dude on the end. I don't know you (Kris, says Matt).

Kisses for Daddy

The one clean spot.

Last but not least a cold crowed community shower. So worth it. I hope I get to do this one day, and you would too if you could have seen the GIANT slip-n-slide that goes down the whole length of a mountainside.

School Carnival

Happy fish catcher.

And this is where I spent my evening, in charge of the cakewalk.

And yes, sometimes my kids were the only ones there - showing the others of course how fun it is and could be.

Happy Birthday to ME!! 29! For some reason I tell people I am a year older than I really am, never on purpose but I don't think I'm going to have that problem this year.

Me and my best friends

I love ice cream cake especially when shaped like a pumpkin.

Halloween Parade. The school lined the hallways with chairs so parents and family could come watch and cheer.

Little Red Riding Hood

Captain America

Bella finally made her way to the booth I was working for the Halloween party 2 min before it was over.

Watching the kids trick-or-treat at Matt's work. Don't ask. Everyone wanted to know who or what I was. Can't I just be festive in my own way? I was going to be a pumpkin but then decided I didn't want black triangle eyes and nose for the rest of the weekend. And don't worry, I did dress up two other times.

Oey so joyful over the amount of free candy at every angle - And that face looks just like my sister Glory at that age. Too great.

Taking a break to dig in. They complained that their bags were too heavy and they wanted us to hold them. They didn't get any sympathy from us.

My Heaven which slowly turned to Hell and then I said - what the heck. It is only once a year. Who cares if I only eat candy for ten days straight? Got to see the light and enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo. Trick-or-treating with cousin Milly. We also visited haunted houses and trick or treated at the church.

My homegrown jack-o-lantern

The real All Hallow's Eve.

A picture that Matt took that pleases the eye.

Oey, holding on to those Halloween books. Eager for Halloween to come again. Which it will, all too soon and not soon enough.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Little girl

Everywhere I go Orion gets so many compliments, many are like this - what a cute girl. Or when he looks lost, like when he is one aisle over because that one has trinkets - this one happens all the time - whose little girl is this? And last but not least he wears his spiderman costume like everyday and while on one hike someone said - she really thinks she is spiderman! Even at storytime the other day he was a firefighter and they called him firewoman!

He was so good. I feel bad he got it cut. He liked his hair and didn't think it was girlie at all. In fact he would tell me it was Peter Parker hair :)

He sure is cute either way. I just stare at him. I can't get over it. It is a fun change and most importantly I think he likes it. As we were getting in the car he said, I don't have girl hair anymore, with a proud smile!

P.S. This blog was made with my phone, it was a test and it passed. This is how I want to try and blog when I'm in NZ, two weeks from today!!