Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Fun

There's just something about the Fall.  Don't you agree?  It's cooler, it smells good, it's pretty, it's 'back to school' time, it's Football, it's Halloween, it's the approaching Holidays, it's just "Fall".
I have never been to Gardner Village.  Can you believe that?  I've been seeing something about a 'Witchfest' all over Instagram.  So today we finally packed up and visited this popular event.  We borrowed our neighbor for the afternoon to come be Brooklyn's buddy and off we went!  It was a ball.  But next time I'm going shop!  Holy cow they have some cuuuuute stuff there!  

Excuse Brynlee, she was NOT happy about sitting on a bale of hay and smiling into the sun for my picture.  Poor girl, I kinda feel bad about this picture.  Kind of. :)
This week we also decided to carve pumpkins.  Last Halloween we didn't do this tradition.  We had just had a baby, I was dealing with major hormones, Roger was dealing with a very sick mom and a stressful job....and we were in no mood to carve pumpkins.  So this year we decided to let Brooklyn and Brynlee enjoy this simple activity. 
But of course only mom and dad get to dig out the guts.  This is what happens when one kid is an observer (see Brynlee below) and one is grossed out by the inside of the pumpkin.  Yuk, I hate to scoop out the guts, still!  And I'm almost 30!

We cooked scones as our treat.  Brooklyn was quite the helper - we won't mention the few that ended up in the dirt.

And finally enjoyed my parents fireplace.  Makes me wish we had one in our house!  I love a good fire!

Hope you all are enjoying the Fall season as much as we are!!

St George

In one last ditch effort to extend the summer weather we headed to St George with Roger's siblings for the weekend.  So much fun.  We started this trip once a year back when we were dating.  This is also the trip where Roger asked me 'unofficially' to marry him!!  So for obvious reasons this trip is close to my heart.  :)
This time, we had all the kiddos with us.  We have grown a lot in numbers since that first trip almost 7 years ago!  We hiked, we played at the playground, we swam, we talked, we watched movies, we chatted, and we ate!  What more could you ask for?!
Thank you thank you thank you to Rick and Kim for hosting (we stay at Kim's parents house - for free - each time)!
Kicking myself now for realizing I have zero, yes zero pictures of the adults.  This is what happens when we think our kids are awesome.  Haha.

Brooklyn's girl cousins - all within 2ish years of age of each other.  Between Roger and his 2 brothers we have had kids every year since the 2nd from the left child shown above.  So. Much. Fun.  Lucky girls!

Her teeth.  Oh my heavens do we have dental work in our future!  Our cute little 4 year old neighbor said she looked like Dracula today - I think I actually snorted out loud when I heard that one.  Soooo funny, so true!

Until next year St George!  Bring on the snow!