Saturday, October 31


HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!

her pirate tattoo hasnt come off yet from jack's b-day party, oops! and that is supposed to be her handprint but she was too excited and it anded up being a blob. but we like blobs, right?!
i hope this made you smile rikki :) hope you all have a ghoulishly creepy eeky halloween!

this week

this week we had preschool at our house. this months theme was transportation. we lucked out and got the week we learned about boats! we made paper boats and the kids got to decorate them. jack didnt care so much about decorating his boat, he just wanted to find out if it was sea worthy. as soon as we filled up the tub to have a race, the kids scooped up water in their boats, rather then sitting them on top of the water, and they were no longer able to float. oh well. we made new ones for them to take home and play with on their own. i am now a PRO at folding paper boats!

we also checked out this book from the library. jack and i really like it. i cried when i read it the first time, but im a big boob when it comes to childrens books. i think i read waaaay too into them. the art work was a little weak, but all in all i would recommend it.
we had our ward halloween party on wednesday night. i thought chris was going to be taking pictures since i was in charge of one of the activity booths, and he thought i was going to be taking pictures since he was chasing the kids. so needless to say, we didnt snap any photos of the night. but we all had a good time. ellie and everett were indian buddies and at the last minute, jack decided he wanted to be harry potter again instead of a pirate...that was fine by me... you can never have too much harry potter :) neither of the kids were very happy in their costumes so i dont think we will go trick or treating that bad?

this morning larissa and i took the 3 little magoos to the Fall Festival in san carlos. we payed 2 bucks each for them to jump in the bounce house, which we thought was outrageous. but the kids ended up playing in it for a very long time. i think we certainly got our moneys worth.

jack received a fire truck from his buddy jenna for his birthday. now he LOVES them and says he wants to drive one when hes older. he wanted to get a picture by the one we saw at the festival. if you can, click on this picture to enlarge it, ev is making such a silly smile!
they let jack sit in it and asked if he wanted to drive it. jack quickly said, "no. i want to get down".

while ellie is taking her nap, i have been letting jack eat a few pieces of halloween candy. today he picked a warhead. i dont think he will want anymore of them...

Saturday, October 24

5 five 5

on thursday we celebrated our 5th anniversary. we were able to go out on tuesday night and thursday night to spend time with eachother. thats our favorite thing to do. just enjoying one another. i love you christopher...and my beautiful, tangerine kitchenaid. i hope you enjoy your weber charcoal grill! i forsee many tasty meals in our future
i think its apparent that chris and i ENJOY food. maybe just a little bit. ok, a lot a bit :)

Friday, October 23

ahoy all scalawags!

Happy 3rd Birthday Captain JACK!

my little man turned 3 today! this post is Colossal and has a gabillion pictures so you may want to just skim through this one... unless of course your little one was at the party and came home covered in chocolate, sand, and tattoos and you are curious why :)

any guesses on the theme???

the three year olds went on a boat ride to start the party off:

hahaha jack took a few "special" pictures today. we did tell him it was his special day, but he took it to a whole different level! this one is still making me laugh

then they all went on a treasure hunt to find all of the items needed to become a pirate and, of course, BOOTY!:

heres another winner!

catching fish in the "sea" to earn a tattoo and an ear ring

their last task was to find an X in the sand in order to earn their hooks and be able to search for the treasure

after all their hunting, the crew needed some nourishment. it was time for pizza and cake:

the 3 year olds received silly string as part of their treasure, but we didnt have time at the party to play with it. after ellie went down for a nap, jack and mommy played with silly string till our pointer fingers turned into nubs:

im not gonna lie and say "it feels like just yesterday i held jack in my arms for the first time", but it is incredible how much this little person has changed in such a short amount of time! i am still amazed at how much trust Heavenly Father has in us to raise these special little people.

happy birthday jackman! we love you so! thanks to everyone who helped make his day a special one!