Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nice, relaxing, October weekend.

We got alot accomplished this weekend, besides having fun! Friday night, I had a 'ghouls night out' with three crazy fun girls! We went to Tuachan Theatre to see the annual Thriller preformance that Odessy Dance Company puts on. It was AWESOME! I loved it, and can't wait to go again next year!!

Saturday, Josh and I cleaned out the garage, and got the air hockey table up and running. I think it entertained all four of our kids for 5 straight hours! After all the work, we cooked up a delicious German meal, and Josh and I had a little date night. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, couch, sharing a king size Twix= my favorite way to unwind.

Sunday, we all snuggled under our california king duvet and watched Sword in the Stone, then carved pumpkins, and made roasted seeds. But, I am going to have to say that my favorite part about THIS weekend, was Jaxon learning the truffle shuffle :-D

Can you even see them?

Saylor wanted me to take a picture of her baby seed.

Jax couldn't wait to get dressed after bathtime, to eat seeds!!

He would rather color than gut pumpkins.

git it gurl!

Mazzie trying to bite through her pumpkin.

Erik, pre-carved.

mmmmmmmmmmmmm. I have a killer recipe. No joke.
We carved our pumpkins without templates. Can you tell? Eh, it was probably more fun thatway. From left to right : Erik's bat, Makenzie's kitty, Saylor's original pumpkin face HOWEVER it has a bow (can you tell?), and Jaxon's little bat.

Monday, October 19, 2009

SUP Boarding

My mom married Nathan when I was 10. Though they divorced years ago, I grew up on lakes, oceans, any puddle of water deep enough for a fin to not hit the rocks. We went to the lake every weekend in summer to windsurf. I loved trying to learn to windsurf, and I loved when we would just bring an extra board for me to paddle around on. I say this with the most respect..... he is one cool surfer dude. We had breakfast with Nathan and his wife Dacia, and their boys this last Sunday (to DIE for blueberry pancakes I might add), and he got me all hyped up over SUP boarding. It stands for Stand-Up-Paddle boarding. Pretty much surfing with a paddle, but you can do it ANYWHERE!!! Even in St. George!!! How fun would it be to wake up and head to SandHallow for a morning of SUP boarding, as your workout? I have decided that I am saving my dough for a board. Yes, along with a fiberglass skim board I have been wanting all year. I know it seems silly to some, but I would hope that in the summers to come, we will be able to make more trips to the beach to actually catch some waves with the SUP board.

I am gonna take it up and make it a new hobby. And Nathan even pointed out to me how perfect the rack on the top of my truck would be just for that ;-)

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Big moment at our place tonight!! Erik lost his FIRST tooth! We came home from Vegas, and the kids were brushing their teeth and his mouth was full of blood afterwards. We told him his tooth was ready to come out today! :-) He was a little scared, I won't sugar coat it, and he thought we were going to hurt him by helping him.....BUT, we wet down a wash cloth to help with the blood, and Josh wiggled it around a bit, and Erik started to cry (you know, that cry when you THINK something is going to hurt out of fear, but it really doesn't). Little did Erik know, that Josh had already pulled the tooth, and then it was just laughs after that!

The toothfairy had to run to buy milk at 11:00PM just to break a $100. All worth it though, the first one is ALWAYS worth a little more (to make up for the fear tears).

We were happy to be able to share this experience with him. He was pretty proud, can't you tell by the look on his face?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”- Mary Lou Cook

This is the very start of Jaxon's Dopey costume (took the picture with my phone, sorry). More to come of Dopey and Saylor's costume as the witch from the movie!

Here is the Snow White costume I made Makenzie. She is so into this Disney princess right now, it's not even funny. Saylor thought it would be fun to do the whole theme, knowing that no one at her school would be the witch from the movie. So, we are throwing it all together (well not really, since we have had the idea since July)! Sewing the rest this coming weekend!