It isn't about waiting out the storm it's learning to dance in the rain!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On a Witch Hunt....

Today we made the annual run to Gardner Village to see the witches and see all the cute lil shops. Here are some pics of the 'witch fun'. 6 of the cousins weren't there because of school but the younger ones had fun looking at the witches, playing the jelly belly game, and trying to fall in the pond. The moms of course got to take pics, avoid kids getting wet, and taste an ear wax, a baby wipe, and a booger flavored jelly belly (um yuck). Overall, we wore our kids out and had fun. We missed those who didn't get to come.

disclaimer- i took most of the pics and then realized my lens was super dirty and had tons of fingerprints (small ones) so sorry if the quality stinks!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Patch and Green Tomato Pie

Our Annual Pumpkin Patch Trip took place last monday and we had fun picking out pumpkins and going through the corn maze. Jordan liked it lots better this year, it could be because he actually got a nap in or it was warmer. For whatever reason we sure are grateful for the Hezseltines. Thanks.

They also have tractors there- so fun for the kids.

I recently made a green tomato pie and casey labeled the taste as tomato soup with cinnamon. The crust was my favorite part.

Jordan and Lexi have also been in fix-it mode so this is them fix-in! The last pic i had to throw in there- Lexi takin on her brother! haha

Just some cute chocolate pudding faces. Jord wanted me to make pudding so i fixed layers of chocolate and pistachio and then put a halloween oreo in it. It was lots better than green tomato pie and so much cuter and of course i didn't take a pic but they enjoyed it.

Farewell Fair Weather, Hello Unpredictable

Isn't life amazing! It is always throwing a curveball and especially since I liked things planned - I also like to do things spontaneously.

That is why I am loving my kids right now. Both of them are great sports when mom decides to run to the park or the store or whatever. I can't tell you they are good the whole time but it is wonderful to have 2 kids that understand what you are saying to some degree.

We have been to the zoo lots...
We went up to the cabin and stayed the weekend with 15 kids there. Saturday was fun making witch hands - the kids really enjoyed that. (I forgot my camera or it was downstairs or something)
We've spent a lil time with G'ma and G'pa Hinkle.
JR started preschool and loves it most of the time. He is like his dad however, and does better once he is there. He doesn't like getting ready for it.
Lex is starting to talk and hit her bum when she goes potty. She is saying new words ever day! She says Jordan and mommy the most but she loves to see daddy. She hums herself to sleep. She thinks she is a big girl and climbs up on the stools and then falls and just wants her momma. She is fun loving and finally turning into a cuddle bug.

The following pics are just some things i finally got around to uploading...

Lex the witch!

Jordan's 1st day of preschool - it didn't take him long to crash.

I went to go pick him up and he was so excited he couldn't stop talking after preschool.

Jordan volunteered at our ward magic night - he loved it. and all of a sudden everything is M*A*G*I*C.

G'pa & G'ma Hinkle took Jordan fishing at a trout farm. They caught our dinner and he loved it. This is all ready to be cooked.

love letters from my husband.

I love getting in the shower with this to look at it.

Lexi trying to curl up in her carseat after she crashed. Silly girl.