Monday, October 26, 2015

October randoms

building with their Wendy happy meal toys (the happy meals are $2 after 4 pm here...we have done that more than I should admit since John's been gone)

"Look Mom, I'm an astronaut."

My little helpers making Halloween cupcakes.  Jake is weird and does not like licking the spoons/bowl when I'm done.  Brooklyn is happy he doesn't, more for her.

another picture after art class
Margo, Lexi, Nixon, Jake, and Brooklyn

Remmy had her 15 month appt late.  She was actually a little over 16 months, but I had forgotten to make an appointment.  She was hamming it up for the doctor.  These pictures crack me up.  They definitely show her funny personality.

She is 26 lbs (sounds like my child) and starting to talk more and more.  I love the first stages of talking and trying to repeat what we say.  She is so proud of herself when she gets it right. 

 always wiped out after preschool

Our van door wouldn't open the day before we left for Utah.  I took it in to the Honda dealership to get it fixed.  They worked on it all day and still couldn't get the door off to find the problem, plus they found a different problem with the powering steering.  Long story short - a LOT of money needed to fix our van.  I was really down and didn't know what we were going to do.  Brooklyn could tell I was sad and so I told her that we needed a lot of money to fix our van.  Immediately she and Jake ran and got their piggy banks and started counting their money.  It was the sweetest thing and I was fighting back the tears.  They excitedly said "Mom, but WE have enough!"

it is finally starting to cool off  - lots of trips to the park

Remmy loves being outside.  She has learned to go down the slides all by herself.  She is definitely my most fearless child.  I love watching her go over and over again.

The kids and I drove to Utah on a Friday.  John surprised us and drove down from Idaho that same day and spent the weekend with us.  We took the kids and some of the Bowen's to nickel-mania Saturday afternoon.  Jake was in heaven with John and the games at the arcade.

Brooklyn and Hailey

Sunday dinner at my mom's with all the cousins.  The youngest kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes.

My mom did an FHE for mine and Rich's kids.  Here they are eating their treat after and showing their family history chart.

a Halloween quilt I'm working on

We met Misty, Jillian, Camilla, and Kara at Gardner Village one morning to see the witches.  There are so many kids now between us.  I loved seeing them all run around and interact.  

love these three so much

Brooklyn and Sophia putting on make-up from the dollar store


  1. What sweet kids you have! I love the Halloween quilt too!

  2. That story about the kids counting money is so sweet. Sorry you had car problems it is really the worst! Looks like Utah was a blast. So cute to see all of the kids together.