Saturday, October 30, 2010

Not So Great Family Picture

We attempted family pictures today. I had my mom come and use my camera to take some, but I failed to have someone come to get the kids attention while she took the picture. This picture is the only decent one we got. We'll have to give it a try again soon. The problem is, not only do the kids hate it, but Spence isn't so cooperative either.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween is FINALLY Here!!!

My kids were beyond thrilled this morning when they got to wear their Halloween costumes to Joy School for a party. They think they've waited forever and every day they ask, "How many more days until Halloween?" We woke up early to get them all ready before preschool, but they didn't mind. They love their costumes. I do, however, wonder if Blair will be disappointed in hers once she realizes that many of the other girls at school are dressed like princesses. Maybe next year I'll take it easy and not worry if they don't look like they go together....
Lucky for us we have a preschool party today, a party at Dad's work tomorrow, and trick-or-treating on Saturday. It's going to be a fun filled weekend with lots of scrubbing off makeup and washing out hair.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Look outside Mom!"

I work in the afternoons while my kids are taking a nap. Today on the monitor I have been hearing lots of noise - not the quiet hum I hear when I have two sleeping kids. As I walked downstairs to check my kiddos, I saw Davis peek his head out from behind the couch (one of their favorite places to play). When I asked what he was doing he replied, "I'm checking to see if it's dark and I'm really supposed to be in bed." As he opened the back door he said, "Look outside, Mom. It's time to play, not sleep. It's a nice day. Let's go outside."

What could I say to that? He's outside playing right now.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cabin Weekend

We went to the cabin with Grandma and Grandpa Erickson last weekend. We had a blast. Spence and Grandpa spent some time fishing while the girls and the kids went shopping in Jackson Hole. We played on the four-wheelers, hung out, and had a great time. We also floated the river in the canoes one day. After the kids had gotten out of our canoe, Spence totally stopped steering the canoe and tipped us over. It was so stinking cold. I was not happy at all.

On the drive to the cabin, we stopped a Tin Cup Creek so Spence could test out his new waders. While he fished for a while, the kids ran around. Here are a few pictures I took of them while they played.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Just some random cute pictures of the kids... It makes me laugh so hard that Davis is so mad that I'm taking his picture and Blair is posing like crazy. I love these two.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Blair was downstairs playing today and I had check on her a couple of times and everything was fine. I checked on her again to find her with her scissors (that were on the highest shelf in our top cupboards) and some hair on the floor of the kitchen. Luckily she had her hair braided the day before so there was only a little out of the braid that she could cut off. It was such a small amount I couldn't even tell where it was the next day, but we moved the scissors to a harder place for sure.