Monday, October 26, 2015

Pumpkin Bash

Edge Homes put on a Pumpkin Bash and we were able to get some wrist bands.  I was super impressed with how much stuff they had there for free.  There was funnel cake, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, cotton candy and I'm sure more food that we just didn't see.  They had a live band playing and a pumpkin painting contest.  Jeremy, Clara, and Joe all entered, but none of them won.
We never got a good picture of Joe's since it was pretty much what you see in this picture of the painting process.
Here is Clara's finished pumpkin:
And here is Jeremy's storm trooper pumpkin next to his friend's spider man pumpkin. The spider man pumpkin actually won a prize.
The kids also got to meet Ariel, Cinderella, and Spiderman!
Joe and Clara each won a Beanie Baby at a ring toss game.  Clara picked out a white cat one that she named Adrienne.  Joe picked out an orange teddy bear that he insists is Winnie the Pooh.  They also got balloon animals.  Clara received a pink kitten and Joe got a brown dog.  They got their faces painted too.
They had bounce houses, photo booths, and so many carnival type games.  The kids had a blast.  We even got to take home as many pumpkins as we wanted.  Thanks for the great experience Edge Homes!
Joseph is turning into the funniest kid.  The only problem is that he hates it when people laugh at him (even if he told a joke.)  He also hates is when he is talked about, so I can't even tell Jeremy the funny things he does each day, unless I happen to remember to tell him after kids are in bed.  So here are some funny things that happened this week before I forget to tell anyone:
*Sunday was a hard day for me, I had gotten very little sleep all weekend, and I had a huge headache.  I had put Jack down for a nap and was hoping my kids would let me get a little rest in (Jeremy was away.)  After a long while Joe finally agreed to let me get a little nap in as long as he could tuck me in!  He followed me to my room and helped me put the covers over myself, and then told me good night as he left.
*Joe had gotten out of bed after we put him in bed for the night.  He needed to use the bathroom, so he didn't get into trouble at all.  But as I was putting him back in his bed, he said to his Winnie the Pooh, "Good job staying in bed Winnie the Pooh, you are a good boy!"
*Joe likes to have his toys watch him play on the iPad when he gets his screen time.  He often plays an app that has the characters of Cars in it.  Today I overheard him pretend to be his McQueen car and say, "Hey there's me!" to the game.

Monday, October 19, 2015


Jackson turned 7 months old this week.  I was looking at some of his newborn pictures and got a little emotional.  I can't believe the journey we've had with this little guy as he went from this:
 To this:
To this:
And finally to this:
Jackson is getting great at sitting up, reaching and playing with toys.  He loves to laugh and still loves his little toes.  We love you little Jack Jack

Monday, October 12, 2015

Clara's Baptism

My oldest got baptized this weekend.  She was baptized with 6 other people just from our ward!  It was a busy day, but she glowed and said she wished she could get baptized everyday!  Since there were so many kids getting baptized, we didn't have to be in charge of any talks or anything.  The ward primary did it all, so it was nice to just show up and participate. 
We also tried to have our annual girls weekend around the baptism.  The Pink Series race was held in Park City this weekend.  We always try to go as sisters to help support my sister Rachael who is a survivor.  I didn't race this weekend due to wanting to spend the morning getting ready for the baptism.  But we were able to go up Friday night and spend some time with just the girls.
Saturday night, we headed out as just girls again to see Once I was a Beehive. 
Clara also got to have a friend birthday party this week.  I decided to make it a surprise party, and her friends did great at keeping the secret.  It was so fun to see Clara come home and see all her friends jump out to say "Surprise!" 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Birthday Clara!

My oldest child turned 8 years old yesterday.  I can remember being 8.  She seems so grown up in so many ways.
We started her birthday festivities last Sunday where we had the Beck extended family over.  She was so excited to get so many cool things early.  We then spent her actual birthday at home watching General Conference and pampering her like crazy.
Also this week, I can officially say that Jack sat up!  He's sort of been able to do it for a few seconds for a few weeks, but this last weekend, he sat up to the point where I felt like I didn't have to have my hands out waiting to catch him when he fell!
And I love that Joe still loves to hold his little brother.  Jack is getting a little big for Joe, but he still asks to hold him!