Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

There is an amazing pumpkin patch just 20 minutes from us.
ALL the activities are free and it only costs $5 to park.
Saying the kids love it, would be an understatement.

Bounce houses, slides, a playground, hay mazes, tons of pumpkins, train rides, hay rides, etc.




I'm still not brave enough to lug around all 3 kids and my fancy camera on my own.
You will have to settle for phone pictures.

Here is the absurdly large kids maze.
Once your kids go in, they have to find their own way out, adults don't fit.

Finn and I waited on the look out stands.

The girls ran around to the various infatable bounce things.

There are all kinds of cartoon character cut outs all over the farm.

We didn't get to do this last year because it started raining.
So it was EXTRA special this year.

We went over to the tiny tot area so that Finn could have some fun too.
They had a tiny hay maze set up for the littles.
Sophie took Finn through.

Lots of fun toys to ride on.

There were even a few animals off to the side.

The huge tortoise.

The horse was by far the favorite.
My kids LOVES horses.

Quick boobie break.

We went on one last hay ride, then ran around the pumpkin patch before heading home.

Excuse my crazy wind blown bangs.

We will definitely be going back next year.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Blessing Day

In our church, babies are normally blessed with a name just after being born.
We are far from "normal," so Finn was blessed after his first birthday.

My grandfather gave him a beautiful blessing, just like he did for Mya.

We must like stress, because we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for family pictures.
The little ones were not pleased.


Through the power of bribery and Photoshop, I got some decent pictures.


My sweet family.
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The kiddos.
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My brother's family.
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His kiddos.
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They also blessed their new baby that day.
I love little Lindsey.
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My mother.
She is such a proud grandma.
Look at her all puffed up like a peacock.
(at this point Finn was no longer interested in pictures)
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All the children were having emotional breakdowns.
Everyone was hungry. Kids were taking off shoes. Some frolicked off into the bushes.

I turned my attention to the adults.

My grandparents.
The cutest couple I have ever met.
Their love could move mountains.
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My mother, father, and his new wife.
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Much stress and craziness, but we finished!
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Worth it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Busy Busy Busy

My super awesome sister in law gave me the idea of posting from my phone.

Brilliant, yes?

So here it goes.

We have been very busy around here.
Learning. Playing. Exploring.
All good stuff.

Sophie started playing soccer! She is on the Generals team, and is loving every minute of it.

Her first game was last Saturday. She scored the first and only goal for her team! I puffed up all proud like a mama hen.

We have been spending as much time as possible outside. With the weather no longer in the 90s, we can actually enjoy the millions of parks around is.

Finn still doesn't have any teeth. He also is still refusing to sleep, which is SO MUCH FUN!

His vast vocabulary (spoken and signing) includes: dad, mom, sophie, mya, igor, uh-uh, thank you, all done, more, nurse, hello, hi, bye, and no.

I am trail running like a crazy person. I signed up for my first 5k at the end of this month. It helps keep my mood in check.

Mya is coming out of the intense 3 year old stage, and is much more pleasant to be around. She is every bit Denny's child.

She fell asleep with the doll's feet in her mouth.

Being a doctor in her fancy doctor coat.

Denny actually enjoys his job, which in itself is a big improvement from our Utah life. He still, and forever will, spends his free time doing nerd things on the computer.

Thanks to Emilyn and her awesome family we even get date nights now and again.
 I love him to pieces.

Our little family is doing well. We have a busy month ahead. Trick or treating, Halloween parties, play dates, homeschooling, and CAMPING!