Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkins and costume stragglers

Another Halloween and I was dreading the idea of carving pumpkins. So much so that I wasn't even going to buy a pumpkin. But I love pumpkins so I gave in and let the kids get one at the store. Sadly I waited until all the reasonably sized ones were gone so we had to get big ones. Then I came up with the brilliant idea of painting them instead of carving. So enjoy the results.

Hillary's is on the right. Then Connor's in the middle. He created a one-eye'd monster. Then Breannas is on the left. Her's is the one-eye'd monster's girlfriend.

Pat went as a pirate. Don't be jealous. Argh, matey!
A cute one showing her kitty nose and whiskers.
This is Hillary's pre-school class. And Ms. Teri of course.
Breanna and Connor went out trick-or-treating without parental supervision this year. A few of Breanna's friends came over to go with them. Connor was excited to be included and felt very grown up. Bre was glad he came along as she is a touch too old to trick-or-treat and they just kept telling everyone they were with Connor.

This is Shelby, Seth & Bre.

This is Whitney, Bre & Seth. (I believe he finally admitted to being dressed as Edward Cullen.)

That should be the last of the Halloween pictures. I'm off to change my background too. Hopefully I can find something fall-ish I like as I'm not ready for winter yet. Neither is Utah though since the weather has returned to wonderful fall-like temperatures. Yay.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween costumes

You'd think since Halloween is on Saturday this year it would simplefy everything - but no. The Halloween festivities start today for Connor at school, the ward trunk or treat and carnival is on Friday and Bre and Hillary dress up for school on Friday - then we finally go trick-or-treating on Saturday. So I figured I better get pictures before the costumes get worked over.
Breanna is a fairy of some sort.

Connor is a bag of licorice

Hillary is a Pretty Kitty.

Sam just seems to be a regular fixture at our house now and insisted on having his picture taken too.

And the rest of these are just for fun...

I think Sam is the tallest 10 year old I've ever met. He's taller than I am:(

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


The last week has provided multiple opportunities for the kids to go out and play in the leaves. It is supposed to snow today so I suppose the fun is over. Sad for Hillary, as she begs to play in the leaves every day.
Hillary burying her cousin Marion.
Hillary, Connor and his friend Sam.
Hillary and Sam

Connor, Sam and Hillary

Sam and Hillary

And my personal favorite, Hillary.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The playground at the zoo

Hogle zoo has a great playground where you can pretend to be different animals. Hillary and Connor loved it and Bre did it under duress. But none-the-less it made for great pictures.

Connor hatching from egg A
Hillary standing on top of Connorturtle.

Connor and Hillary in Egg B.



Breanna hatching from egg B. ( there were many more less flattering shots of her getting in and out which I will save for blackmail purposes)

Connorprarie dog

Hillaryprarie dog and Patprarie dog

Hillary in a log

Breannaprarie dog

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Zoo

More pictures from the zoo. Did I mention how perfect the day was?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Zoo

So despite yesterdays post - I did take pictures of my kids at the zoo and not just the baby elephant. It was a wonderful day - the weather was perfect. And the zoo wasn't crowded. I think I'll go this time of year next year too.