Friday, December 7, 2012

October and Halloween 2012

 October was a fun month. It started out with Girls' Weekend for my mom, sisters, and sister-in-law. We all met up in Twin Falls, ID and had a wonderful few days visiting, eating, and shopping. Unfortunately I didn't get any pics from the weekend. The second weekend the girls and I went down to Caliente, NV to visit my parents (see next post for those pics). We did get our first snow in October. It wasn't much but the girls were incredibly excited and loved it!! Here are a couple of pics of their snow-fun!

The week before Halloween the girls and I went to This is the Place for their "Little Haunts" fun with our good friends the Christensens. The girls got to do a little early trick-or-treating, along with the usual fun stuff they like to do there (ie. ride the train, ride the horses, play at the play area, etc.)
E and I with our Halloween shirts. I tried to get B in the pic but she was being grumpy!

There's a play area at This is the Place that has a wooden train and some little houses for the kids to play in. We usual use that as our lunch eating spot. Anyway, while the kids were playing in one of the houses all of a sudden B comes out screaming and E was on her tail saying she bonked her head. I didn't think to much of it at first and just told B to come over to me. As she was on her way over another lady informed me that she was bleeding pretty badly from the back of her head. She enough B had a gash and it was bleeding a LOT. Luckily my friend, Allison, is a nurse and we got the bleeding to slow down, then gathered up the kids and I took B to the emergency room.She did really well, and was so brave. She ended up getting three staples.
B and her "headband". She thought she was pretty cool!
The gash with the three staples.
The staples stayed in for a week and she did really well with the whole thing.

Here is just a fun belly pic, I was about 25 weeks along.
Of course we can't forget the Halloween photos. The girls were University of Utah cheerleaders. They call them their "Go Utes" dresses. The trick or treating started at Jeff's office and then they also went around the neighborhood too 
My sister made this shirt for me and I used it as my costume!! I got tons of compliments on it. Thanks again Brenda!!

Caliente trip and Park to Park Pedal Extreme

 The second weekend of October the girls and I went to my home town to visit my parents and some of my family. We had a great weekend and the girls has a blast playing with their cousins. They LOVE visiting with Grandma and Papa and being able to walk pretty much anywhere we go in town. We got lucky that weekend also because a good number of my family was there as well, but more on that are a few pics from that weekend. (No they aren't really in order, I was getting too frustrated trying to get them all arranged and stuff that I just gave up!!)
Who needs fries?? Just DRINK the fry sauce (B)
My sister Vera made the girls a kitchen and they absolutely love it!
Helping Grandma make breakfast
The first day we were there is rained pretty good, E loved playing in the puddles!
The rain resulted in mud the next day, the girls were in heaven!! (E)
Helping take their kitchen out to the van the night before we left.
Can't forget this!!
No trip to Grandma and Papa's is complete without Rhino rides!!
Every time a train goes by this is the scene!!

The girls and their "Big Papa"

E and her Papa (I love this picture!!)

B reading to Grandma
Grandma reading to E
Poor E fell off the slide, this is a couple hours after it happened.
The main event of the weekend was the Park to Park Pedal Extreme Century Ride. Quite a few members of family have really gotten into bike riding (I'm hoping to join in once baby gets here!) Lincoln County, NV (where I grew up) held a century ride for the second year the second weekend of October. The full 100 mile ride goes through 4 Nevada State Parks (all within Lincoln County). My dad, my sister Vera, and my cousin Loren all rode the 100 miles. My mom and my sisters Marie and Brenda rode the 40 miles. It was incredibly inspiring for me and made me want to get into bike riding even more!! Here are a few pics from that day. Once again they're not in order :)

E doing after-ride stretched with Vera
E giving Aunt Vera hugs after the ride
My sister Marie coming by the cheering section
More stretches
The cheering section right out my parents back door
B and her cousin Veronica cheering!!
My sister Brenda and my mom going past the cheering section
Cheering section at the first rest stop

My dad, cousin Loren, and sister Vera going by the cheering section.
The girls with Grandma at the first rest stop

September 2012

 September was filled with lots of outings with friends and just some good fun. Here are some cute pics of the girls and their friends and some of our adventures!! We did find out that we are having another little girl though!!
Brooks and Brooklyn on the right, Eva and Emmalyn on the left
Emmalyn getting a shave at This is the Place!
4 best friends!! We love the Christensens!!

The girls sure love their daddy. We had gone to dinner one night and this was an image I got while leaving. It was too cute to pass up. Love those three!!