Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This is Halloween… 2013

We finally carved our pumpkins this last Monday in October.  After picking our pumpkins my kids asked ALMOST daily if we were carving them that night.  They were excited!  But as usual there was 1 who absolutely detested cleaning OUT there pumpkin…I was surprised by who it was… Can you guess who it might be?IMG_1420 IMG_1422 IMG_1437 IMG_1439 Daddy is always so good to capture & cut-out JUST what they request.  Our kids all LOVED their pumpkins, THANKS DADDY!

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I absolutely LOVED the seeds I made this year…. Thanks to a friend on good ol’ FB who posted the fabulous link!!IMG_1518

I was not ready for Halloween this year, but luckily my kids didn’t have hopes to be anything too extravagant.  Emma’s china doll creation was made up of a dress Daddy got her from Seattle over a year ago.  Taggart’s Frankenstein costume was pulled together from a fabulous outfit I got & a hat I bought.  Kye came up with the pumpkin idea from who knows where, but with my & my Mom’s creative juices over a phone conversation I LOVED it & so did he!  Zachary was my hardest… he wanted to be a Zombie.  Luckily he had in his mind exactly how he wanted to look.  He was more than happy & so was I!!!  We had Papa Murhpy’s Jack-O-Latern pizza & off they went trick-or-treating.  They had a fun night with Daddy…. Emma going out 3 different times & the boys going out twice.

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I love Halloween & this year was no different although I had slightly less energy & was still dazed over from the lack of sleep.  I doubt my kids even noticed & I’m so happy with the way things turned out.  Happy Be-lated Halloween Everyone!!!

Jeepin’ in Moab

Alan’s company planned a company trip while I was still pregnant for October 24th-26th to go Jeeping in Moab.  I was a little bummed when I heard about it, but decided that I’d put my name down as going & if nothing else I’d sit in the hotel room with my sweet lil baby.  Well, it ended up working out that I was able to go jeeping with the group on both days.  Taggart was such a good lil sport about the whole event & slept AWESOME in the hotel room with us. It was fun to be able to mingle with the employees & their spouses, or some of them brought older kids with them since their wife couldn’t go, & gain a different repor with them.   It was a fun, but crazy getaway & the next time Squires plans a spouse getaway I hopefully won’t have just had a baby!!!

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I don’t really think Jeeping IS my Thing, but I wanna do it again when I’m not worried so much about a baby being tossed around.  I would do it again just to get to spend the time with my Baba!!  Thanks Mumsey for taking our other 3 for the weekend.

ps….after this weekend with Grandma Kye had NO DESIRE to live with me & our house.  He told me DAILY that he wanted to live with Grandma & that I was MEAN!  I also heard, “well Grandma would let me” at least  a dozen time a day, although I KNOW Grandma wouldn’t of let him.  After this Kye even ran away to a friends house on Halloween cause he was sick of OUR RULES.  LUCKILY, things have gotten MUCH better & he’s realized the PERKS to following our simple rules & life is golden once again.  Oh the JOYS of Motherhood… Life is so un-predictable & one day this part of life will be a WHOLE lot funnier to look back on!!

Pumpkin Patch

It’s NOT fall to me until we visit a pumpkin patch & pick our pumpkins.  I had resigned myself to the fact that with a NEW baby I may have to miss out on this fun tradition, but luckily the Saturday after my birthday the weather was warm enough to venture out.  We went mid-afternoon in the “heat” of the day just to make sure it was warm enough for Taggart.  It was PERFECT… other than the line, but our kids all did amazing & it was a fun family outing.  It was the first outing as a whole family of 6!

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We all found JUST THE RIGHT pumpkin after searching the pumpkin patch & we were all happy to ride on the hayride!


Also, that day marked Taggart’s 2 week birthday!  I documented it by taking this photo….IMG_1200

…my oh my what a difference 2 weeks make!! I was sure happy to NOT be pregnant for my birthday!!! :)

My 29th Birthday

I LOVE my birthday… Doesn’t EVERYBODY??!!?  This year for my birthday my Baba was outta town… BOO-hoo! {this wasn’t the first year he’s been gone, but I still bawled!}  Anyways….My Madre came up on my birthday & celebrated with me.  My kids had the day off of school because of Fall Break… best birthday present was being able to SLEEP-IN with Taggart in the morning!!  My Mom came up & visited with me & then watched Taggart so I could take my kids to the Family Fun Center & play a game of Laser Tag & then go get slurpees.  I wanted to do something FUN for their day-off & Grandma rescued us so we didn’t have to take Taggart & risk him getting sick.  It was a fun day spent with my kids.  I’m so glad to have them around to make the days without a Baba worthwhile & still loads of fun!!!IMG_1103 IMG_1065 IMG_1070 IMG_1073 IMG_1081 IMG_1087 IMG_1097

My sweetheart arrived home that night just in time to help put kids to bed.  {Another great birthday present}  We enjoyed each others company that night & I enjoyed the help DURING the night since he had been gone ALL week!  It was a simple birthday, but I was so grateful to be able to have my 4 around me to show me love.  I also had many friends & family call, stop by, or text me which I thoroughly enjoyed too!  Here’s to being one year older & wiser too…. Happy Birthday TO ME!!!