pumpkin patch

It has kind of been a crazy October around here.  It seems like all of our weekends have been filled up with soccer, birthday parties, football, etc.  But we finally made a trip out to a pumpkin patch yesterday.  It wasn't the cool kind like back home where you can actually go pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, but the boys were excited to pick out a large pumpkin, and even more excited to take turns pulling it around in the wagon.  And guess what?? I even convinced Phil to come along...his first time ever!  DSC04512_edited-1

oil ranch

Today our church did a play group at a local oil ranch.  I invited my sister-in-law to come along with her kids.  Sam and Clark had so much fun running around together.  We rode trains, tractors, fed cows (of which I think Sam may be scared of forever), saw lots of animals, rode ponies and swings, and picked pumpkins.  The kids completely wore themselves out, but it was a great day.  DSC04470_edited-1 photo 2 (1)_edited-1 DSC04500_edited-1 DSC04493_edited-1 DSC04490_edited-1 DSC04481_edited-1

a date

Last weekend, Phil and I took Wade to his first BYU football game (which was awesome, by the way).  We told him it was a special date with his mom and dad.  He loved every minute of it, and did very well sitting through the whole game.  IMG_1619
Fast forward to this week.  Wade brought his schoolwork home on Tuesday and as I was looking through it, I noticed that he had written "BYU" at the top of most of the pages.  We have previously talked to him about not writing/scribbling on his work, so I was surprised when I saw this.  I mean, I'm glad he had fun at the game, but I didn't think it would warrant writing on his papers.  Then I realized exactly where he had written it...right after "date."  He just thought he was supposed to write what he did on his date.  Love this kid.  He kind of melts my heart sometimes.  

10 months

Oh, this little baby of mine has sure given me a run for my money.  He can be so sweet, but he is so needy.  He is definitely a little mama's boy.  He prefers me when he is frustrated or upset.  But he adores his daddy.  Seriously, I have never seen a kid light up so much at the sight of his daddy.  As of this week, this little one is officially on the go. He can finally scoot all over the place and get almost anywhere he wants to go.  He just finally decided he could go, and go he did.  Life is about to get crazy.  He also loves to wave, give kisses and clap his hands....and, or course, eat!