Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our costume reveal

Oliver as a hamburger...

...Kim and Luke as Fatties...

...And fat [In-and-Out] supporters wanting to eat the hamburger.

Happy Halloween!

Treats please

We may be lame for not taking our kid to do some real Trick-or-treating like most people do, but we found a great alternative. The Hogle Zoo did a little trick-or-treating event called "Boo at the Zoo". We figured it would be a fun family activity, Oliver can get his candy collecting done before nap time, and we can do what we most wanted to do this Halloween night-sit at home and pass out candy. How was this a bad idea?

Oliver Loved getting candy and seeing all the animals. Luke just liked the animals and didn't want to wait in line for candy. He kept asking to move on to the next animal exhibit. I love my boys.
Isn't Oliver the cutest little hamburger you've ever seen? I think so.
As we were leaving, Luke got pooed on. Good Luck or bad luck? You decide...

Hi Pumpkin.

One of my favorite things that we get to grow in our garden are our pumpkins. This year we ended up with about 20. We shared some with cousins, took a couple to work to display and then saved the rest for our 3rd annual Baker Pumpkin Carving Party.

This year was our best year yet. They were the real deal and not some cross pollinated weird mutant pumpkins. Oliver loved them and quickly learned the word "puhkin".

We headed over the my parents house for dinner and then quickly moved on to the carving. (Luke was actually the first one to start...he's pretty hard core about it-remember this and this?)

Oliver wasn't too sure about touching the pumpkins insides...I don't blame him. It is pretty gross.

The group working on their creations.
And of course...
Our Baker Pumpkin Carving Party wouldn't be complete without a little chaos and someone getting the pumpkin belly. I think my dad was happy it was him this year.
But as you can tell, Oliver loved it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2nd Annual Murder Mystery Party

I love Halloween. I love everything about it including the change in weather, the fun costumes, watching scary movies, trick or treating, pumpkin carving, decorating, and the parties.

Like last year, instead of reading a book for our ward book club, we decided to have a murder mystery party. This year since we all knew what to expect, we went all out and had a great time. I can't remember the last time I laughed as hard as I did that night.

The group:
Top row- Andrea, Robyn, Audry, Emily, Celia, Julie, Jenny and Janet
Middle row- Camila, Tracy, Joslin, Charity and Kamee
Bottom row- Brittany and Me

I was supposed to be dressed up like the bride of Frankenstein....

But I ended up looking more like KISS.

Either way, it was fun to dress up and have such a great night with these ladies. Did I mention I just LOVE HALLOWEEN???

Monday, October 25, 2010

Climbing trip

UEA quickly became one of my favorite weekends so far of this year. Luke and I decided to take full advantage of the few days he got off of school and head down to Moab with some good friends of ours. Luckily, they happened to be climbers and adventurers, so I don't think I need any additional introduction as to how we spent the weekend...

First we hit up some boulders on the day we arrived. Bouldering is definitely hard to master, but it was fun to have something to work at and to warm up our hands and legs for the next days full day of climbing.

We stayed at an awesome campground right in town...However we may be the only ones that thought that being that we were the only group with wee ones that cried a lot during the first night. Lucky for us, the people around us were awesome as well and we heard zero complaints.

Day 2: Climbing on Wall Street.





Our kids did so well just hanging out in or by the side of our cars. Honestly, I was a little worried, but I think they had just as much fun eating all the treats they wanted, peeing on rocks and being able to pretty much do whatever they wanted as long as they stayed away from the road. Awesome I tell you.

We finished off the trip by going on a hike for the kids where we saw petroglyphs and dinosaur prints. The kids loved it and we loved that it was free, easy, and actually pretty cool.

We also hit up our favorite t-shirt shop ever! Where we ended up leaving with 7 shirts total...yikes. We discovered the delicious food that is the Moab Brewery, and we loved that the fall weather there was perfect with weekend highs reaching 79 degrees.

Moab, We'll be seeing you soon.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday Oct. 9th

We are Wasatch Women and to prove it, we ran up at Thanksgiving Point for the Love Your Body 6k and 10k Races.

These are some of my closest friends in the ward and I'm so happy we got together to spend a perfect morning running together. They are awesome!

I ended up placing in the top 100 finishers and 19th in my age. It certainly wasn't my fastest time, but it definitely was one of my most fun races.

It was also my sisters first race ever. I talked her into running it with me and she did awesome. Just 30 seconds behind me. Sadly, I haven't gotten any of the pictures we took together.

Can't wait to do it again next year. Any and every woman is welcome to join our group.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

lacking and almost non existant

I am so far behind on my blog. The end of summer was fun and super busy and to say the least, I'm not home much these days except to sleep. Anyway, there are more posts to be seen here shortly. Stay tunned...