Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Week!

We celebrated Halloween all week with:
1. The Pumpkin Patch.
2. Pumpkin carving.
3. Halloween stories & activities at the library.
4. Ward trunk or treat with chili cook-off, cookie decorating & pumping carving.
5. Preschool party in costumes with face painting, skeleton Q-tip crafts & pin the nose on the pumpkin.
6. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
7. Orange waffles for breakfast.
8. Steve's work party extravaganza... with the Wizard of Oz, Super Mario Brothers, Western Saloon, Super Hero's, Candy Land, Mid evil Times Forest & BYU vs. U of U football as the department themes!
9. Dinner in a pumpkin.
10. Kate handing out the candy with one hand, while stuffing some of hers in her mouth with the other hand!

Kate & Lion buddy Wyatt

Kate & preschool friends

Kate with preschool friends & teacher...marching!

Miss Fifties with her "toodle skirt."

Ahoy, matey!

Steve & the kids on their office football field (they brought in real sod)!

Happy Halloween!
*** Costumes made by Gramma Stevens with help from Sommer ***

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Tonight we took a wagon ride to our neighborhood pumpkin patch. We picked out two beauties... a smaller one for our traditional "dinner in a pumpkin" for Friday & a larger one to carve out a "funny face"... according to Kate.

Our final project.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thank You Gramma...'s been a wonderful week!
Thank you Gramma for changing my stinky diapers.

Thank you Gramma for coming to my party.

We love you!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Chuck E. Cheese... the Party!

Since August, Kate has asked nonstop, "are we going to Chuck E. Cheese today?" Followed by, "I need an "Annabell" cake for my birthday!" With the birthday countdown chart full of stickers, both wishes were fulfilled today!

A hug from Chuck E. Cheese

Yummy pizza
Dragon ride with Chan

Jumping spider game

Birthday girl & gramma

A whole lot of tickets

The loot

Tinkerbell Cake

One happy three year old!

The BIG Three!

Our "Beauty" girl turns THREE today! We are blessed to have this little Miss in our family. She makes us laugh every day with her funny little sayings & her big heart. She never stops talking about preschool & nursery, how she "needs" an a Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) umbrella & an Annabell (Tinkerbell) cake, riding her bike, her cousins, Aunts & grandparents & how she misses her dad when he's at work!
Happy Birthday Kate!
Two Hours

Two Days.

Three Months

Seven Months

Ten Months (photo: Annie Ballard)

Fifteen Months.

Eighteen Months.

Twenty-Two Months.

Two & a Half

Almost Three.

Birthday Morning.

We LOVE you Kate!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gramma's In Town!

Gramma Stevens has been here since Tuesday! We've all enjoyed her being here & have taken full advantage of it ... bike & wagon rides, Gardner Village, manicures, a lot of sewing (Halloween costumes), quilt stores, Midway, temple trips, green chili burros, jump aerobics, Candy Land & lunch dates!

And we still have TWO more days!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's that Time of the Year!

We have been slurping on White Bean Chicken Chile Soup all weekend. Why? Because it's been in the 30's ALL weekend. We even had snow on the rooftops & cars this morning. This is going to be another LONG winter.

We tried to take pictures of the beautiful Fall leaves in American Fork Canyon. However, the snow put a damper on things. Note to self... take pictures a week earlier next year!

Fall + Snow = Crankiness