Monday, October 27, 2008

In Search of the Great Pumpkin

Maricopa has one pumpkin patch in town. And all the pumpkins were really good ones. Josh and I were picking out nice pumpkins saying, "this one's perfect". -Trying to speed the kids' choices up. Parker picked up a pumpkin and said "this one's perfect." We laughed so hard because it looked like a flat butt. And it was probably the worst one in the patch. We should have got a pic of it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Binki-Free Life

We are on our way! Today is Day 4 of a binki-free life. I made up my mind that Monday was the day I would wean Mason off of the pacifier. He was way too attached and of course way too old for it. It hasn't been easy but it's getting better. Day 2 was propably the worst. He had been asking for his "bee" since the day before and I just kept telling him no. He finally looked at me and said as clear as day, "I unt my binki." As if I hadn't understood him before. He has never pronounced binki right before. It was so cute. But not cute enough to give in. Today he is happy and smiling and hasn't asked for it once. I am so proud of that little bugger.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Shnepf Farms

On Friday we picked the girls up for school and headed for the Arizona State Fair. But then someone told us about a farm in Queen Creek that has pumpkins, rides, food, music and much more. So we went there instead. We had a blast! The kids' favorite part was the "spooky train ride". The train takes you around the farm and into a short stretch of woods where real life ghosts and monsters jump out at you and scream, making Parker jump every time. Mason just looked at these people like, "what's with you?" Everyone had so much fun!
I took these pics with my smaller digital camera because I thought it'd be easier to carry around. I wish I hadn't. They didn't come out as well.

They even had grown up tricycles. They were so much fun!

Mason on the carosel. Every pic of him he has a binki in his mouth! I'm so tired of it. My goal is MONDAY!! I take it away on Monday. Wish me luck!

Checking out the pumpkins...

Josh and Mason watching the blue grass band. At one point Mason got down and boogied all around. He is a dancin fool.

The kids got their faces painted. They turned our really cute.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Najavo Nation

The kids and I went up to stay with Josh for a week on the Navajo Nation reservation (it was the kids' fall break). There wasn't a whole lot to do but we brought all of our bikes and did a little sight seeing. The country is beautiful out there!
During our visit to the red rocks (in the pics)I got the truck stuck in the sand and couldn't get it out. I was so scared and worried. We walked out to the main road where I flagged down the next car and a nice lady gave us a ride back to Josh's job site 15 miles away. (I was crying like an idiot by then). Later Josh and a co-worker headed out to rescue the truck. I asked him how he got it out, did he pull it? And he said, "I drove it out." I swear I tried that!! I didn't know where the 4W drive was. Now I know.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

D-Backs Game

Josh and I got to go to the Diamond Backs vs Colorado Rockies game last weekend with the Young Men and Young Womens. I was called to be an advisor in the Young Womens. Yay! So now I get to follow along when the ward does fun stuff like this. I know the D Backs won but couldn't tell you the score. Too busy chatting to pay attention.

This doesn't do the fireworks show justice at all. It was awesome! I need to do some research on taking good pics at night.

The stadium. Don't ask me what it's called...I told you I wasn't paying attention.