Sunday, November 9, 2008

HALLOWEEN!!

Halloween was so much fun this year.  We did so many fun things with our friends.  Elle had a blast trick or treating and playing with her cousins.

 A couple of days before Halloween, Hayley threw a great costume party.  We had so much fun.  We ate great food, and they gave out awards for the costumes.  I won the most original, and Nate got the scary award (yahoo!)

As you can see everyone looked great.

Then we had a pumpkin craving contest.  We did a classic jack-O-lantern.  If you look really closely at the reflection on the floor it kind of looks like the batman symbol, ya, we did that on purpose.

Nate and I, and Brooklynn won first place!  We got a batch of the best pumpkin cookies I have ever had (way to go Hayley).


Then at the Strongs house we had a fun filled night of pumpkin craving.  Elle got to carve her pumpkin with Daddy.  She choose a kitty.

It turned out super cute, and she loved it.



The week of Halloween, at dance, she got to wear her costume.  They even did a little halloween performance for the Moms.  It was super cute.  They are learning a dance for a little recital in December.

This is Elle with her best buddy, Lauren.  Have you ever seen a cuter cow girl?


On Halloween we had so much fun with every one.

Our little family with my Mom and Beth!

All the Thomas cousins together.

Elle and Chloe heading out to the trunk or treat.
 (isn't she the cutest Costco manager ever!) 

This was by far the coolest car at the trunk or treat we went to.  I wish you could see it better.  It had a fog machine and blow up halloween decorations, it was great.

We finished up the night with Sasha and Jason at the Hansen's.
It wouldn't be Halloween without the Hansen's yummy chilli.  

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween Carnivals

So many things to do so little time

My little pirates, sword fighting.

Rock climbing!  She is a pro.

This was the coolest thing ever.  Nate said he wanted to buy one of these instead of a trampoline.  It is like a gaint balloon.

This was a smaller version.

Elle and I went on a train ride.  We are waving to Daddy.


Playing in a playhouse

Elle, catching some major air in a bounce house.  
Out of everything there was to do, this was by far her favorite.  We came back and did it two more times before we left.

This was at another carnival.  During the entire corn maze Elle was singing "Following the Leader" from Peter Pan.

Nice cannons babe!

There was a little petting zoo.  Elle loved being able to be in the pen with the animals.

A real hay ride!

This slide was awesome.  It was so fast.  Elle loved it because you got to climb up hay bales to get to the top of the slide.

Cutest sheep I have ever seen!

Fall Fun

We just love fall!
We got to spend another week in Vernal with Lisa and Kimball.  We had a great time.  The whole family came down for Ruby's blessing, at the beginning of the week, so the boys took advantage of it and got a little football game going.  


Meanwhile, 


the girls had a great time jumping on the trampoline. 



While Nate was busy working with Kimball, us girls had so much fun playing together.  Elle and Ashley coundn't get enough of eachother.  I love seeing her having so much fun with her cousins.  They loved jumping on the tramp, going to story time at the library, and decorating halloween sugar cookies.  
I had a blast holding and playing with little Ruby.  She is such a cutie.  Lisa and I also had fun exploring Vernal and working out.  It was a great week.

You can see Elle and I were all tuckered out after all the fun.


At FHE with my Dad and Diane, all the kids got to pick mini pumpkins from the garden with Grandpa. 

So proud of her pumpkin.

Then we all got our make shift aprons on, so we could paint the pumpkins.

It was such a fun night.  The pumpkins turned out great, and with how much paint Elle put on hers it only took 3 days to dry!


DINASOURS!!!

We went to the Dinasour Museum! 
 Nate and I had so much fun.  Elle wasn't as interested in the fossils but when she got to dig for dinasour bones she didn't want to leave.  We were suprised at how big it was.  We would definelty recommend it to anyone.


Isn't she the cutest paleontologist!

Oh no, a SHARK!