Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall Traditions

One of our favorite things to do this time of year, is to visit Mother Nature's Farm. This was our 2nd year going.There is lots of fun stuff for the kids to do. We had a great time, and this is becoming our favorite Fall tradition!

Grammie and Ella enjoying the hayride

Pop Pop decorating a pumpkin for Carson

Carson looking at his beautifully decorated pumpkin

Carson blending in with the pumpkins

Ella decorating her pumpkin

My favorite little pumpkins!

The three musketeers:)

Another tradition, is Fall cooking and baking! Here is my favorite fall recipe:
2 c. sugar
2 c. butter
*blend sugar and butter then add:
2 c. pumpkin
2 eggs
5 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. pumpkin spice
2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cloves
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
Makes 5 dozen cookies
*can add chocolate chips too!
Frosting for Cookies
1 8oz. package cream cheese
1 cube butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
*allow cookies to cool before frosting.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day On The Farm

Ella's preschool took a fieldtrip to Superstition farm today. I think we learned everything we wanted to know and more about cows:) Ella's favorite thing was feeding the goats, and going on a hayride around the farm. They let all the kids have some fresh milk, and pick which flavor to add in. Ella chose banana cream which was delicious, but nothing compared to their ice cream! We had such a fun day on the farm!

Ella showing how to hold her hands when feeding the goats

Time for a rest!

Watching the goats

Enjoying her milk with a spoon!

Hanging on for dear life!!

Some of the MANY cows we saw

Monday, October 20, 2008


Chad's favorite thing to do when the weather gets a little cooler, is to have campfires in his parents backyard. So, this is what we have been doing the past couple of weekends. It is so fun to just sit around the campfire and talk, and of course you have to have SMORES. We are sure loving fall!!!!

Ella loves Smores!!

Carson enjoying the fire with Uncle Ryan

Ella was pretending she was camping with Grammie and Pop Pop

Carson and Kasen watching the fire, so cute!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Fun!

Ella had her birthday party Monday night, at her favorite place ever...Chuck E. Cheese! We had sooo much fun, and luckily it wasn't crowded at all! We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Ella got lots of books, puzzles, barbie stuff, princess stuff, clothes etc. etc. Thank you to everyone that came, you made Ella's birthday so wonderful! On Tuesday (Her real b-day) we had fun at the mall, and then we went to Sweet Tomatoes with Chad's family, and then did some shopping afterwards. We all had so much fun celebrating Ella's birthday. Now it's time to clean out all her old toys, to make room for all the new stuff she got! :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Ella

I can't even believe my baby girl is 3 years old today! It seems like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant, how excited and suprised we were! I had a dream early in my pregnancy that I was having a girl, so I pretty much knew I was going to have a sweet little girl. Ella has been such a joy in our lives. Since she was born she has always been so alert, and extremely active! She has grown up way to fast, she started crawling at 6 months, walking by 10 months. She makes us all so very happy, and is just so much fun to be around. She is the best big sister and helper around. Happy Birthday to our Sweet Ella! We love you soooo much!

Ella's Favorites
Favorite Movie: Care Bears
Favorite Food: Pizza and Grilled Cheese
Favorite Drink: Milk and Apple Juice
Favorite Color: Purple and Pink
Favorite things to do: Color, read books, puzzles, dress-up, play with her kitchen, play, play!
Favorite TV shows: Oswald, Max and Ruby, Dora, Backyardigans, and many more
Favorite Fruit: Purple grapes, pears, bananas
Favorite veggie: Carrots
Favorite songs/music: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"," Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam", and anything by Fergie:)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Neil Diamond

We had such a blast at the Neil Diamond Concert last night! He put on such an awesome show! He has so much energy for an old guy! It was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. What a fun night!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Carson is 9 months today! Can't even believe it! He is a pure joy in our lives, and brings such a sweet spirit to our home.

At 9 months Carson is:
*25 lbs.
*still OBSESSED with food
*still scooting around, hasn't quite mastered crawling yet :)
*Loves baby einstein (So does Mommy:)
*Loves taking a bath, especially with Ella
*Loves riding in the car

Can't wait to see what the next 9 months brings! Love this little guy soooo much!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fun At The Circus

We had such a fun night tonight. We went to the circus with Chad's family. It was so much fun! It was the first time Ella and I had ever been to the circus. Ella enjoyed seeing all the animals, and especially enjoyed riding the big circus elephant and going for a ride on a pony. It was a great show and a fun night. We will for sure be going again in the future!
Ella was so afraid of this clown, she is clinging to Chad

Ella going down the huge slide

Waiting to ride the Elephant

Ella and Kasen enjoying the show

Have to have a snowcone at the circus!

Ella riding a pony she named "snowball"

Ella was to afraid of the snake, so she ran away!