Friday, October 12, 2012

Farmstead Pumpkin Patch

This week we went to the Pumpkin Patch for Brooke's preschool field trip.  It was so much fun!  The weather was perfect and all of the kids loved it.

Quentin thought it was great. And look at him, he is finally a 100% walker now.
There was a fun kids area with playhouses, here are Brooke and James in jail.
Brooke on the spider-web.

Brooke and 2 of her friends on the hayride to get their pumpkins.

My little poser!

Quentin wasn't sure what he thought about sitting on the pokey hay bale.

There was a fun jumping pillow thing too- do you see Brooke slightly air born?

Riding on the cow train

Quentin loved the corn bin.  And he only ate a few handfuls, so that was good.
There was a little hay maze, perfect for Quentin's size.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dallin is 7!

Dallin turned 7 on the 4th.  So exciting!  We had a little family dinner- he requested ribs.  When I asked him what he wanted to go along with the ribs he said "maybe steak?"  We went with a baked potato instead.  Dallin also got a model rocket (that according to him goes into the stratosphere) and walkie-talkies, all very "Dallin-ish" presents.  We love Dallin, he definitely makes things more exciting in our home.

Here are a few things about Dallin at 7 years old:

~Dallin has a great imagination and knows how to keep himself entertained.  He very rarely asks to watch t.v. or play a computer/video game.
~Dallin is hilarious.  He has a great sense of humor and makes us laugh all of the time.
~Dallin has an awesome laugh and we hear it a lot.
~Dallin LOVES to talk.  He will talk your ear off if you let him.  In fact, the only concern his teacher had with him at our parent/teacher conference last night was that he likes to talk a little too much.
~Dallin makes friends easily and is very outgoing.
~Dallin is very inventive, he is always coming up with a new creation (which usually ends up using a lot of scotch tape).

Dallin's Birthday Spooktacular

 Dallin had a birthday Spooktacular for his 7th birthday party.  It was a lot of fun for all of us.  I had a great time planning the food and games, and of course the kids loved all of the "creepy" stuff.  Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the food.  We had a pretty good spread- mummy dogs, baked bones and ogre boogers, slug puffs, witches fingers, scab crisps, witches brew...  I did manage to get a picture of the cake though.  It was a bubbling cauldron.  It turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself.
The 7 year old vampire.
Wrap the mummy was one of our games.  The first team to use the whole roll of t.p. won.

Dallin and Landon were the champs.
We searched for eyeballs in brains too.

Yikes!  Check out that werewolf!
This picture cracks me up.  Luke could not wait to get his hands on that cake.  When he finally got a piece he popped a foil covered chocolate eye in his mouth and started chewing- with the foil still on.

The spooky party was a hit.  I wish I had taken more pictures but keeping 10 kids entertained is a busy job.  Happy Spooky Birthday Dallin!