Friday, October 31, 2008
This was a great party and it isn't just because we didn't have to plan it! (we are the Ward Activities Commitie Chair)! There was lots of yummy chili and stew, crafts, a costume parade, root beer chugging, a pie eating contest and Trunk or Treating! Thanks to Sister Herrmann and the young women for all their hard work!
My favorite "trunk" to get "treats" at!
Ashby and her friends!
Family Portrait: Witch, Giraffe, Hairman?
A pumpkin, lion, duck, fire fighter, bunny, giraffe, and duck (minus the cute puffy part)!
Sittin' on the hay. Smile! Cousins: Leyna Bunny & Ashby Giraffe This guys was the winner of the pre-school scarecrow contest!
No, Ashby and I aren't ghost for real!
We all took pictures in with these halloween themed prop ups!
Aside from our little animals running about, Pumpkinland also had lots of animals of their own.
Chickens and Rooster, Bunnies (and baby bunnies), Goats, Ducks, Emus, and field mice!
The kids really enjoyed getting to see them all.
The kids loved this adult sized Jack-o-latern! They could crawl in the front or walk in the back. We spent a good ten minutes just on this! They ran around and in it. But mostly jumped! For some reason, obvious to 2 year olds, this was almost as fun the jump in as a bounce house!
There are also tons of play areas! The kids loved it. this was a set of tunnels and tubes fot the kids to climb on and through.\There also was a "House of Hay", a Castle and lots of dirt, but this was the topper by far!
There also was a light ally with lights and Holiday themed blow ups, AND Cinderella's Carriage Flying!
We had a lot of fun and lots of cute pictures!
Ashby loved pumpkin land, she yells "Pumptin Land!" if we look at the picks or talk about it!
At first I couldn't get her to sit on the pumpkins, in the end she wouldn't get off of them!
Thanks Trine for setting up pre-school in the first place!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So today first thing this morning Ashby asked to be "dressed up". After putting on the dress I threw on the bow. She and Kiara are going to be so cute!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Now I get to tag some other friends:
But the first 2 born are now 9 weeks old.
Ashby just loves her "baby titties" :) So we thought you would too.
Friday, October 17, 2008
The night time routine here is great. 4 simple steps:
Yeah, the Wheeler kids actually just go right to sleep. We are hoping Ashby picks up on it. :)
Tonight we read(1) 3 Nephi 14. 3 Ne. 14: 24-27 stood out (about the wise and foolish men), so for out song(2) we sang The Wise Man and the Foolish Man. Anyone familiar with this will recall the hand motions that go with the chorus.
The rains came down (hands moving down like rain)
And the flood cam up (hands moving up)
Well. During this song Isaac (11) changes things up:
The floods came down
And the rains came up.
We finish and Mabel (8) can't believe he did that.
Mabel: Isaac, why did you do that ?
Me: Oh, come on Mabel, he had too, all boys his age do it!
Me: Yeah, boys his age even did it when I was in Primary!
Mabel: (look of astonishment)
Me: Boys did it then, Isaac does it now, Henry will do it, my sons will probably do and so will yours one day!
Mabel (immediately): I don't want to have boys!!
Mabel: I'm not having boys, just girls, nice sweet girls
Me(laughing): oh yeah?
Mabel: Yes, nice sweet girls, but not too many of them.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Rosie is their 4 year old daughter, who amazingly still naps.
Monday Rose wakes up early from her nap.
She comes out of her room.
Me: Rose, are you gonna go potty?
She goes into the bathroom leaving the door open (I'm used to it, Ashby is potty training)
It had snowed the day prior.
Rose: I think it should snow again. Snow is white and cold. It's melting today though.
Me: You're right Rosie.
Rose: I'm Smart!
Me(chuckling): Yeah, you're good at figuring things out Little Rosie.
Rose: you mean, Potty Girl Rose.
Rose: I'm Potty Girl Rose.
They have 4 kids, so Ryan and I became the "parents" of 5 kids for the week. :) No, we aren't crazy! They are really good and fun kids. Their agas range from 11 to 2. The biggest conflicts have been btw their 2 yr old, Henry, and our's, Ashby. To learn about how funny and smart these kids can be check out Zina's blog. We are staying at their house, just around the corner from ours and they have given us the keys to a shiny white mini-van. Yes, Mom, I'm driving a mini-van for the week! :)
Anyway, now you know a little bit about who these other kids are. :)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Today after dinner was one of those nice times. As we a re walking the following occurs:
Me: Ashby, I see the moon. Do you?
Daddy: It's in the sky.
Ashby: ...It's a Tato!! (taco)
Me: (stiffling a laugh) umm, ya, ok. A taco.
d.) Salt Lake Temple Square, French Speaking
So Let me tell you about my awesome little siste Amy. She is incredibally talent in many ways; she draws, paints, writes and gernally creates (think greeting cards). She is amazing with children, Ashby's love is proof of that, she loves horses and enjoys camping and got paid to combine the two for the past two summers. Amy will be 21 on Oct 12th, happy early birthday! She can be incredibally funny, has a great happiness about her and her favorite color, yes,you guess it PURPLE! She loves her family and friends and the Lord. I am so excited to have a sister on a mission.
So on October 2nd (Happy Birthday to brother Adam!) we gathered in Ogden at Mom and Dad's house just for the occasion of being with Amy as she opened her Mission Call.
She said while she waited for us to arrive she tried to figure out if she could tell where she was going without opening it by doing things such as holding it up to the light and trying to peek through the window.
Okay, so I'll give you this: She will be speaking a foreign language.