Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Van was a clown this year. He was later joined by some Greek gods and Tony Stark.

A little info on the costume . . . It was originally worn by my cousin in the late 1970's.


Note: Van is not scared of the "boogity-boogity" Spencer carved into his pumpkin. He's just upset that we took his washcloth away for the picture.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Snow Day

On Wednesday morning we woke up to snow, so we headed down to my parent's house to build a snowman. We invited Angie and the girls to join us.

Syd tries to get Van to eat snow.Building the snowman.
Giving the snowman a hug.
The end result

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Feeling very drawn towards mummy's this year. Ideas found here, here, here and here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

On Being Pregnant

My least favorite thing about being pregnant . . . sleeping.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Last Wednesday we took the kids to Wheeler Farm for their annual fall event. The kids enjoyed a wagon ride, a walk through the corn maze, and picking out pumpkins.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Little Haunts

Last week, during fall break, we took Van to This is the Place Heritage Park for their annual Little Haunts. It was a beautiful day and Van had a great time. My mom made the little Batman costume for my brother years ago, glad we could use it.

Children's Museum

Van's favorite parts were the construction zone and helicopter. He was so curious about where the noise was coming from.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Halloween Book

I pulled out some of my old Halloween books to read with Van this month and this one seems to be his favorite. He asks me to read it over and over again. His favorite part is when the 'very huge, very orange, very scary pumpkin head' says BOO, BOO!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Mama

I made green curry for dinner tonight. After having his first bite, Van said . . .

"Mmm, good Mama."

It made me happy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Funny Duds

Potty Training

Since Spencer has the week off, we've been teaching Van a little bit about going to the potty. To get him excited I set up the bathroom with new underwear, a sticker chart, a basket of books, M&M's, and pictures of other kids using the potty. He's understanding more about what happens when he needs to go and we've had one real success so far.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Doughnut Falls

Fall has arrived. Saturday we drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon to hike Doughnut Falls. It was a perfect day for a hike. Van did an excellent job and seemed to have a lot of fun. We look forward to exploring more of the canyons here on the Wasatch Front.