Friday, October 21, 2011

Little Haunts

This morning the kids and I went to This is The Place park with my sis-in-law Jenn and her kids. It was such a blast! I haven't been to the park since I was really little and I didn't realize how many cool things they had going on there. We went for "Little Haunts"--their Halloween activities for kids. Jane and Grant loved it! They rode horses, pet goats and pigs, trick-or-treated at Pioneer homes, panned for gold, helped a "pioneer" wash clothes, rode a train, and did some crafts. Grant's favorite part was the horses. He kept saying "Horse please" so he got to ride twice. Jane just loved being there with her cousins. I loved the old fashioned Halloween feel there. It made me as excited as a child for Halloween!!! Thanks again Jenn for inviting us!

"Repunzel" on "Maximus"
"Buzz" on "Bullseye"
Coloring on wooden snakes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Little Miss Bubba

This is what happens when you have an older sister who likes to dress up:(Yeah, Grant is going to kill me someday for posting this on the internet. . .sorry, dude. Couldn't resist.)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Rejuvenating Weekend

By Friday morning this week, I was spent. I was down, I was tired, and I was cranky. But, as luck would have it, a wonderful weekend was in the cards! Here are just a few of the things that lifted my spirits and made this weekend fun and refreshing :
This weekend, we got to see our dear friends. Although we all used to live within walking distance of each other, we are now spread out across 2 states and only get to see each other 2-4 times a year. Just seeing these guys for a couple of hours made all the difference.Playing Barbies
I haven't played with Barbies in years (maybe even decades) but this weekend we set up the tent in the backyard and Jane and I played Barbies. It was so much fun! I love to watch her imagination just go.
A Trip to see the Leaves
Today we drove up the Alpine Loop and looked at the changing leaves. It was BEAUTIFUL up there! So many bright and happy colors! Jane wanted to pick every leaf on that mountain so we were lucky to leave with only 1/2 a backpack full. Grant enjoyed picking up random things, admiring them with an "ooooooo", then chucking whatever it was as far as he could.
General Conference
My spirituality has been at rock bottom for a couple of years now, so I wasn't expecting much from Conference. We had it on in the car and at home and, much to my surprise, it made me feel good to listen to it. That hasn't happened in a very long time.
We have been so busy lately with school and other things that I haven't really had time to do one of my favorite past times: crafting. This week I made cards and yesterday I got to work on a couple of projects for friends. It was such a blast playing with the Cricut again.