Friday, November 1, 2013

11-1-13

{Fall Carnival at Harvest}

Thursday, October 31, 2013

10-31-13

Scenes from a Happy Halloween...
{The cowboy and Uncle Sam ready for the parade}

Brant is ready for school and did NOT want his picture taken. But, how else are we going to remember that he decided late last night that he really did want to wear a costume and the hot dog was the perfect choice?

Riley and Ivy as 80s workout girls...

Trent as Indiana Jones...
They skipped 2nd period to come hang out with me at the Elementary School parade...
Cowboy Gavin and my adorable piano student, Afton, as Jessie...
Riley and Ivy at school...

Riley and her friends hung out and ate navajo tacos during trick or treating. I asked them to pose for a picture and this is what I got. The most awkward halloween picture ever. Good thing they are cute...
For the evening, the teenagers hung out inside, Ricky and Trent set the fire pit up in the driveway and passed out candy, Brant went to a party at the Sabeys and trick or treated with Zack, and Lance went off for the first time with his friends Cooper and Jake. Gavin and I hit all of the houses in our ward and when he was finished, he handed me his bag, grabbed some hot chocolate from the neighbors, and walked up the hill...
...the best part...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

10-30-13

{Uncle Sam costume: Take 2}

Lance has known that he wanted to me Uncle Sam for Halloween for months. We ordered his costume with plenty of time to spare, but after sitting in Minneapolis for over a week, it still isn't here. The tracking website says it should be here by Halloween afternoon. That won't help us for the school parade, so this afternoon we got creative with some red and white stripey fabric, some church clothes, and posterboard, and came up with this. He is pretty happy about it and says it is better than the one we ordered. :)

This afternoon was all about caramel apples and my twice-monthly trip to SAMs Club. (With a few extra treats for Halloween.)
And Ricky sat front and center this afternoon to hear the Governor speak...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10-29-13

{Westlake Invitational Cross Country Meet}

The Westlake Cross Country team hosted a little fun run meet for Elementary schoolers this afternoon. Gavin ran with the younger grades, and with the help and encouragement of one of the high school runners, he came in 4th place among first graders...
Here's Lance getting ready to start his race with the older grades...
Riley was at Driver's Ed during Gavin's race, but was able to change clothes get out there just in time to fall in and run with Lance...
Afterwards, it was white chili for dinner...

...and pumpkin carving...
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Monday, October 28, 2013

10-28-13

{He likes smoky old pool rooms and clear mountain mornings...}

On our search for the perfect army man costume tonight, we found this cowboy getup and Gavin was hooked...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

10-27-13

{Sunday Evening Sunset}

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10-26-13

{Gavin's last soccer game}
...and Brant's last football game...