Monday, November 9, 2009

Trick or Treat

My kids sure had a good time trick or treating this year. The older two girls joined up with some friends and I took the younger kids. Our neighborhood had a couple of haunted houses and plenty of spooky houses to visit. Jude and Stella loved everything about Halloween.
The crew in their costumes.
Jude=Superman (showing his muscles)
Stella=Minnie Mouse
Izzy=80's Punk Rocker (for the second year in a row)

Pumpkin Carving

The kids carved their pumpkins this year. We tried to use the faces from the book, but the pumpkins were so thick that the saw would not go through. So we scrapped that and used our imagination. They all turned very cute.
Stella and Izzy.
Briley and Jude.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good 'Ol State Fair

My parents took the kids to the Arizona State Fair. I took the kids out of school early on Friday and headed out to the fair. We had a good time and loved being in that atmosphere. The girls and Jude were so excited when we walked in. All the rides, food and games were so exciting to see. Papa treated them to corn dogs, cotton candy and unlimited rides and games.
Walking up to the fair.

I thought this looked so good.
Jude didn't know what to do with it. He kept tearing it off and throwing it on the ground. Once we put a piece in his mouth, he realized that he really did like it.
Stella, Jude and me in the background.
Waiting in line to ride the bumper cars.
Izzy and Stella
Briley and Jude. Briley was so sweet to let him drive.
Stella in the rocket ship. The other girls are on a ride that Stella was too small to ride.
The girls wanted a picture with a llama. This one looked pretty nice.

Battle of the Books

Izzy was in a group competition at her school this past week called "Battle of the Books". She had to read four books and then compete against 13 other groups. They were asked questions about the books they had to read. They did a really good job. They have two more battles throughout the year and then they take the team with the highest scores to state.

Her team. Izzy, Kateri, and Autumn.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stella is 4

We are so glad that Stella has turned 4. She is already asking when her next party is going to be. I had to break the news to her that is a year away. Stella is such a fun girl to have in the family. She has a very cute and fun personality. We are always laughing at her. She loves to dance and comes up with some crazy moves. I sure do love this girl to pieces.

Fancy Nancy Dress Up was all she wanted for her birthday. It made it really easy to shop for her.
Her Grandma Jeanie gave her the Fancy Nancy doll which she loved.
The final product of all the presents put together.

Stella Girl Turned 4

Stella has turned the big four. She chose to have a Halloween party again this year. It makes it really easy for me. The kids came dressed in their costumes and we started the party with decorating pumpkins. Then we played a game of "pin the nose on the pumpkin", followed by "bat, bat, ghost". (the girls made it up). We opened up presents and ended the party with pumpkin cupcakes. It was fun to see Stella get so excited about every little thing.
Stella is helping me make the cupcakes.
Their was one little boy who actually got the nose right on.
Painting the pumpkins.
One of the many gifts she got.
The group of kids singing to Miss Stella.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Visiting Nammie and the Farm

We had fall break this past week so we decided to go to Safford for a visit. We drove up early in the morning and came back that night. It was a quick trip and the girls were not happy to leave. They had a blast walking around through the cotton fields, playing on the giant slide, feeding the horses, and just exploring. We went to lunch with Nammie to celebrate her birthday and sat around visiting. We ended the day with baths to get all the dirt off before the drive home. We love to visit Nammie and her farm and cant wait to go back again.
We take a picture in front of this gas pump every time we go. I love it.

Jude had no fear of the horses. I was helping Stella and he jumped over the edge into the area with horses. Chad had to jump in and grab him.
Chad pulling them in the wagon. Coming back from feeding the horses. Chad is such a great uncle. He always shows the kids a good time.
Pictures of the kids out in the shop. As you can see, I love all this old stuff.
Jude on an old motorcycle. He loved it.
Everyone was getting a little sick of taking pictures. Can you tell.

Me and the sweetest lady around. I remember Nammie coming to my swim meets and other things that were going on. Even with 70 something grand kids she always made a point to let you know she was thinking of you. Happy Birthday Nammie!!! I love you and I am so grateful of all my memories of you. I love that I get to keep adding more.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's All Gone

I took Jude to get his hair trimmed because I was so sick of seeing it in his eyes. Well I tried just a cheap place thinking a trim wont be to hard. It was cut not so great. When we got home I had to shave it all off. Even though he still looks cute i just was not ready to see it all gone yet.
Jude in his long do
Jude with the do gone. I think he likes it better.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

In Heaven

El Charro opened back up a few days ago. We all met there for dinner. I didn't realize how much I missed that place until my food came and I was in heaven. It was so good that not one drop of food was left on the plates. Even all the kids ate everything. It sure was fun to eat there again.

The gang all stuffed to the max. Me, Scarlett, Izzy, Briley, Mema, Jude, Stella, Bennett, and Ashly. My dad took the picture.
Papa and Scarlett.

Cousin Love

These four kids love to play with each other. They don't get to see each other that often, but I am going to make sure they get together more because they sure do have a good time playing together.
Payden, Stella, Jude (he got into hair jel), and Kotter.

Lunch At Joe's BBQ

We met my aunt Becky and cousins Kandace and Mandy at Joes BBQ. It is a perfect place to let the kids just run around and eat good food at the same time. Ashly was in town along with my mom and dad. We had a good time visiting and catching up on things.
Bennett and Jude (aka Dude)
Lizzy, Nolan and Stella.
Aunt Becky, Kandace, Mandy, Ashly (w/Scarlett), Mema, and Me.
The Cousins (Kandace, Mandy, Ashly and Me).