Friday, October 30, 2009


I remember when Halloween was just one day. This year it seemed to take up the entire week leading up to October 31st. Maybe I just notice it more now with kids. Either way, it's been a busy week but a fun one.

Tuesday night we had a neighborhood party at a friend's house. We played Scene It! and I totally dominated. It was a nice couple of hours away from the kids, too. Thanks Grandma McCann for tending!

Here are our awesome costumes. Matt has a friend that works at LDS hospital and he "borrowed" some scrubs, masks, and booties for us.

Wednesday night, my parent's ward had a party for the primary kids and since their primary consists of about 4 children, we didn't think they'd mind if Eliza and Jackson came too.

Thursday was our ward party. I took the night off for this one and let Matt take Eliza to it. Believe it or not, our friend Andy (aka 'that scary man' as Eliza called him) really didn't scare her at all after he gave her candy.

Friday during the day Matt's work had a trick or treat party for the employees' families. Lots of fun and lots of candy.

After a very long, napless day, Matt took Eliza trick-or-treating around our neighborhood tonight. She had been looking forward to it the whole day. She got the hang of it after a little while and stopped saying "trick or treat" to the other kids that were out. Everyone said how nice and well mannered she was. Yeah, they should come over at 3:00 am and then see what they think. Just kidding, she's a good girl, most of the time.

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween! Thank goodness it only comes once a year.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Family Pictures

I am not very good yet with Picasa but I thought I would try to create a collage with some of the pictures we had taken today as a family.
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Wheeler farm

Eliza's cousins who live in Phoenix have been in town this week and my dad was brave and decided to take all of them to Wheeler Farm. They got to walk through a mini corn maze and pick a pumpkin out of their pumpkin patch. The family pass was supposed to include a wagon ride as well but when we got everyone onto the wagon, the driver informed us that this particular ride was a private tour for a field trip and that we had to get off. Wish the guy would have told us that before we waited for 15 minutes in the sun next to the stinky cows. Oh well. After that we just decided to forgo the wagon ride and headed home.

Sean is 7 and Eliza absolutely adores him. Whenever they come visit, she always follows him around and wants to play with him and eat her dinner next to him. He held Eliza's hand the whole time at the farm. He was "in charge" of the map and made sure we didn't get lost.

Thanks grandpa for a fun day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

5 years

Today is our five year anniversary! I can't believe it's been that long already. Some people go on trips, some get away to a bed & breakfast somewhere....what did Matt and I do? Well, we didn't sleep in, we had cold cereal for breakfast, I did some grocery shopping, changed some diapers, tried to make Eliza take a nap (not successful, by the way), and folded some laundry. But you know what? It's fine. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. Life is good and I hope the next five years are as great as the last five have been.

By the way, I did not know that the five year anniversary is the "wood or silverware" one. Google suggested that a Bonsai plant is an appropriate gift. Matt is a big fan of "The Karate Kid" so maybe that's not a bad idea.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Smart girl

I'm not sure at what age kids start doing things like this so I don't know if Eliza is early or late but I have to say, I'm very impressed. She started tracing the letters the other day and wants to do it all the time now. Hey, I know some adults whose handwriting doesn't look this good. Oh and for those of you wondering, she writes with her right hand but throws balls with her left. I'm a lefty so we weren't sure what to expect. Looks like she got a little of both me and Matt.