Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Fun!!!

Well, halloween has come and gone and all I have to say is thank goodness. The only problem with that is Christmas is right around the corner. This year for Halloween we went all out. We carved pumpkins, decorated our house, and got dressed up and end up with toooooo much candy. Other than that our life has been actually somewhat slow. (Imagine that, 3 kids and life being slow) Dustin has just been working about 70 hour weeks. It makes a nice paycheck, but he is go a lot and comes home exhausted. As for the kids and I, we have been trying to keep busy. We have been getting the yard ready for the winter by raking leaves, picking up tree branches that have fallen, and putting away summer toys until next year. The weather has actually been quite good this last week so we have gotten a lot done. As for the trick or treating that went on last night, we first went to Idaho Falls and stood in line for almost an hour at the trick or treat street before we even able to get in (which we will not be doing again, total waste of time) after that we went to my parents house to rest for awhile and then we attacked the trunk or treat that their ward was having. And that is where all the candy came from. Paige did really good with going up and saying trick or treat, Kody on the other hand was just holding his bag out with a face that was saying give me that candy. However, when it came to anyone with a scary mask on Kody wouldn't go near them. Dani, well she was just there to be cute bunny that growled at everything and one. It was really funny. After the kids got their candy we all went back to my parents house and had homemade pizza. We had a great time, but we were also excited to come home and go to bed!! The only problem is that we have all this candy in our house, the kids wanting it all right now, and me trying to keep off the sweets has been a task. Anyways we had a blast and hope that everyone else did too!!

Paige and Kody playing in the leaves as I was trying to rake them up in piles. At first they were great help with putting the leaves in bags, then of course they got bored and started to jump in them and throw the leaves everywhere. So much for raking the leaves in a pile.

Our Halloween adventure. Paige and Kody were helping Dustin clean out the pumpkins. Paige had to be miss independent and do it all by herself. Kody touched it once and really didn't do much more except to watch.

Our little trick or treaters. Paige as a witch(a bad one if you ask her and she flies on a broom), Dani as a little bunny rabbit, and Kody as a spider. And also the pumpkins that we carved.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Island Park

Well this weekend we were able to go to the cabin in Island Park. It was really nice to get away and not have to worry about anything. But I guess we missed one huge storm that rolled thru eastern Idaho. It looked like a tornado hit, but it was just a really wet snow and it made branches from all the trees break. These pictures are ones that we took of some tree branches that broke up at a house up the street from ours.

These are some pictures that we took at the cabin. Hailey (my brother's little girl) is giving Dani a kiss. They are about 4 months apart and right now Hailey is loving it because Dani isn't moving as fast as Hailey and Hailey can keep up with Dani instead of trying to keep up with Paige and Kody.

Kody finally turned 2 on Sept. 26. Now we can finally say that he is in his terrible 2s. He got lots of noise toys from grandparents, Dustin is ready to pull the batteries already. Paige wanted to be part of the action and she had a hard time just watching, but her turn is coming soon.

As an update to our car situation. We now have two working and running vehicles. Dustin changed the fuel pump in the tahoe and the car well it decided to run again. He played around with some of the wiring and we have had any trouble since. Talk about wierd, but I will take whatever we can get.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Car Trouble!!!!

Well we had one eventful weekend. It all started when Dustin got paid this week and because of Labor day the check was smaller than what we really needed to take care of bills this week. I just hate that. Saturday morning came along and he had to go to work. The only problem was that both vehicles decided that they were not going to start, in fact, I think they were declaring a strike. Dustin worked all Saturday to get at least one vehicle running. We found out that the fuel pump is what caused the problem in the Tahoe, so we got that changed. So as of right now we have one working vehicle. We are not quite sure what is wrong with the car. For as the rest of the week it has just been a normal week. My brother and sister (Chad & Jennifer) got back Monday night from working in Montana and are done for the season unless something comes up. Paige and Kody got to play with their uncle chad and they loved it!!! Dani wasn't sure what to think but there is still time before he leaves. This weekend is going to be a busy one for the family. Friday is Dustin's 10th class reunion out in Rockland and also Friday night and Saturday my mom is doing a girls night. My dad and chad are out elk hunting all this week so my mom decided that the girls are going to get together and do whatever we want. Fun huh.

Dustin pulling out everything from the tahoe and then trying to put the pieces back together!!

The kids playing on the new swing set that grandma mecham has at her house.

Friday, September 7, 2007

What a week

Well, it is fair time again and the city of Blackfoot is packed. Last Saturday I took the kids up the street to watch the parade, where of course they got tons of candy and flyers. I even got a gym membership for a week (that is what I liked). Sunday was the last day I got to see my grandma & grandpa Hopkins for a while or at least 18 months. They are headed to Alanta, Georgia to serve in the temple. I know they will do a great job!!! As for the rest of the week, we have been mostly staying home. I didn't have any softball games this week so that was somewhat nice to get a break. We survived at the fair Wednesday night with all 3 kids (that was a chore). Kody didn't want to leave the petting zoo and Paige wanted to go on the rides and have any toy that she saw in site. Dani was just content with sitting in the stroller and looking up at the sky and ceilings of the different buildings that we went in. And then that bring us up to this weekend. I hope that we can get some work done around the house, but I won't get my hopes up.

Dani at 5 months and she can move & I'm in trouble.
Kody and is grin that says I'm up to no good!!!!
Paige has been practicing writing her ABC's and she doing a great job.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

This is a picture taken the the second week in August at my grandparent's 50th anniversary party.

Just getting started

Hey everyone, well we decided join the bloggers so friends and family that we don't see much can keep up with whats going on in our crazy household. We will try to post something at least once a week it not more. Check back for updates.