Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fall Happenings...

The boys were outside playing with neighbor kids and they came inside saying, "Can we please have the baby?!", as if Marion was their little baby doll to play with. haha! She had the ride of her life. 
 Ice Skating again...
 and getting better


 We voted :)
 Bryce and Brandon were playing with Nerf guns outside. I came out to check on them and this is what I saw. I asked what was going on and Bryce nonchalantly said, "Oh, we got a bullet stuck on the window up there (the window above the ladder) and had to get it down." I was still confused because even if they stood on the top rung of the ladder, their little heads would be a few feet from the bottom of the window. So, I asked Bryce how they reached it and he pointed at the broom under the ladder. Sometimes these boys are a little too self-sufficient.   
 Bryce went golfing with Dad and the scouts. It was his daddy date and he had sooo much fun!

Harvest season with Skye's job! We enjoyed making grape juice, apple sauce, and caramel apples with friends. YUM!




Bryce's first primary talk as a Sunbeam :)

 Hot apple cider on crisp fall mornings. Skye LOVES apple cider and now we all share that same love. We had leftover caramel from making caramel apples, so we used it to make homemade caramel apple cider daily for a week. It was delicious! 
Our Thankful Tree:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

She's Crawling

On Halloween day, Marion decided to officially crawl (and now, one month later, she's a crawling machine). She's been moving around, sliding, rolling, but now it's full-fledged crawling!





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Happy Halloween...

...one month late.

On Halloween, we went to our church for trunk-or-treating. Bryce and Brandon were pretty excited to help decorate the car. They hung up all of the streamers by themselves. 

My football players and cheerleader :) 
We did a family theme again like last year. I was a water girl/trainer. And. Skye was out of town, so we were missing our coach :(.





When we were coming home from the church, Brandon said, "Mom, we didn't even get hurt." I just laughed and said, "Yeah, Brandon, nobody got hurt." Then, I remembered that when we were leaving our house to go to the church, I had told him and Bryce that if they got hurt not to worry because I was their trainer and had band-aids. Haha!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Preschool Halloween

Bryce had a Halloween party at preschool, so I dressed up all of the kids. The boys decided to wear their monkey costumes from last year. Bryce had a good time at the party and was excited to get some candy before Halloween.

Heading to preschool...
I love all of the fall colors. If you look closely, you can see Bryce waiting for us way ahead to the left. This is very typical. Bryce cruises fast on his bike, Brandon chugs along, and Marion and I bring up the rear. :)

Merritt and Bryce

First swing ride...

We had a really warm day in the end of October, so we decided to wear summer clothes one last time and play at the playground. Marion had her first swing ride.


All three kids swinging :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

10-28-2012





Welcome home from the Big City

Andy, Jana, and Sheyanne went to New York for Sheyanne to attend her second year at Teen Vogue Fashion University. I stole some of Shey's pictures to put in this post and show part of their awesome trip! When they were on their way back home, we got to meet them at the Cheesecake Factory for a yummy lunch.








And, because photo shoots are what we do, here are more pictures of Marion in action in my favorite festive outfit of hers. I love the new scrunched-up nose smile. :)