Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Time Part 2

Taking treats to our friends
Dad, The Girls & The Witches
Bella & Jaci
We did a few more things this week and I had to add them. Make cookies with friends, visit the witches at Gardener Village, and take Halloween treats to our friends. Halloween with kids is so fun! Thanks girls for making it that much better.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Time Part 1

Tonight we went to our wards annual trunk or treat. We all love this. It's so fun to see all the kids dressed up. Bella went as a ballerina and Claire was Minnie mouse. In the past Seth and I have been a little more creative with our costumes, but this year I felt like it came to fast. Anyway we did the best with what we had. Seth was such a good sport, as always, for dressing up. (He's wearing his dads pants)
Being the party hoppers that we are, Bella and I headed off to Salt Lake for another Halloween party after the trunk or treat. Claire and Seth were too tired. But we had a great time. Thanks Alisha for telling us about it. It was put on by the Hess/Hunt families and was free, all they asked was that people brought food donations for the Utah food bank. This party was probably the coolest one I've been to in a long time. The theme was circus. There was a man on stilts, a big screen tv with a kids movie, pony rides, games & prizes, a bouncy castle, and lots and lots of food! They had scones and I actually gave in and had one. So worth it! We hung out with some of our Okland cousins and even grandma Okland made it out dressed as a skeleton.
Such a fun weekend.
I don't get Bella's new smile. She thinks it's so funny.
Grandma Okland & Bella

The Girls

The Brown Families

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Running with dad

Seth decided to go for a run with the kids tonight. We got them all ready for the cold weather, borrowed our friends Burley(thanks Stewart's), and he was off. I'm pretty impressed with him. I don't know if he realized it or not, but he was pushing over 50lbs. Awesome! I had to get a picture because the kids looked so freaking cute all bundled up. Love it, Love it, Love it!!

Family Weekend

This past weekend my parents had a condo in Park City. We had so much fun playing cards, staying up late, shopping, making crafts with the kids and just being together. We also got a tour of Noah's, where Scott works. Everyone needs to check it out. I was going to take pictures, but that wouldn't do it justice. If you're wondering what Noah's is, check out their web site

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hi, I'm Amy and I'm Addicted to Treats

I have a serious problem. I can't go a day without a treat. I've tried and believe me when I tell you, you don't want to be around me on those days. My problem is so bad that my kids and I are on a first name basis with the workers at a local bakery. What blows my mind is that I know people who are disciplined enough to go without it. I have some friends, who will remain nameless, that only have it on the weekends. Even crazier than that, is my neighbor who allows herself a treat just one day a month. Who are these people? Have they lost their minds? I'm all for loosing weight, but I found when I went without treats I was just mean. It wasn't worth the pounds. I have however, decided that I must put some restrictions on my habit. For now I'm restricting myself to one treat a day. I think that's reasonable. If there is anyone else out there like me, take comfort knowing you're not alone!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Winter is here

I guess I better just embrace winter. Because it's here whether I like it or not. (But I have to admit she does looks so cute in her snow clothes)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Men are from mars

Of course I've always known there's a huge difference between the way men and women think, but I tend to forget. Case in point. Today I came home from the grocery store and couldn't wait to tell Seth all about my great deals. I won't bore everyone with all my finds, but one included frozen vegetables that were on sale for .99, plus I had a coupon for $1.00 off. Yes, they were free!! Anyway, I had many other great deals like that and I was so excited to talk about them. I mean, literally I drove home from the store with a huge smile on my face because of all the money I had saved. I came in and started telling Seth all about my deals and what does he say? "That's great, good job". I was expecting a little more excitement. I know for a fact that many of my girlfriends would be just as thrilled about my purchases as I was.
Oh well. I'm glad we think differently and don't get excited about the same things. (like Seth and football). Next time I have a great day at the grocery store, I'll just have to call a girlfriend, who also gets excited about grocery deals. Anyone interested?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

If Only...

Last night I woke up to Bella crying. I went in her room and she said she had a bad dream and could she please sleep in our room. Kids almost never sleep in our room, but how could I say no?
A few hours later I turned over to watch her laugh, while sleeping. It just brought a smile to my face. She was so peaceful and very happy. Even in her sleep. Being a kid is great! They really have no worries. If only adults could be that carefree and happy all the time.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall Is Here

I LOVE fall! I would be happy if it was fall all year round. I HATE winter and I'm not to fond of 100 degree days in the summer. But fall is perfect.
So today I got out all of our winter clothes. Of course Seth was wearing shorts. It really wasn't that cold, but it definitely felt chilly. I need to get some pictures in the leaves. Those are the best. I did get one of the girls in their sweaters and one with Seth and his mini-me in their Utah gear before the game on Thursday.