Monday, October 29, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins

Don't our pumpkins look smashing?

I carved Kaitlyn's lion pumpkin this afternoon and I asked her if she wanted to watch. No. She wanted to play computer. What's this world coming to? She's not even 4 yet! At least she picked out the lion picture to go on the pumpkin. I thought it was appropriate because she's dressing up as a lion for Halloween.
Then Rachael got home from school and I asked her if she wanted to scoup the goup out of her pumpkin. She did, but then she saw how slimy it was. And then I told her to scoup it out with her hands! That was just too gross. So I told her to get a spoon. Well, a spoon is good for scraping the walls of the pumpkin, but not so good for actually getting stuff out. So she proceded to "scoup" at a rate of about one seed a minute. And then I pulled out my goupy hand and bumped hers and got slime on it. "Ewwww!" After which I said either scoup with your hands or get out of the way! So she went off to color and didn't watch the carving, either. Oh well. Maybe when they get bigger and can actually use the knife they'll be more interested.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Grandma's Back

Since NOBODY ELSE has updated their blog recently, I guess I will. Grandma came back for a quick visit again last weekend. She was here to see Amanda get baptized. And she came to play with Rachael and Kaitlyn. They had lots of fun last Saturday playing Scrabble Jr. and down in the play room. It was a nice visit, even if it was really short. Next time they'll have to come for a longer time.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

We're All Set...

We got our passports in the mail today, so we're all set to travel the world! We were going to go to Hawaii in February, but with this whole house thing sucking up all our time and money, that's on hold for another year or so.
The passports got here pretty speedy. We applied for them at the end of August and it's only mid-October. We weren't expecting them till Christmas!

Monday, October 08, 2007


Rachael sure had fun playing with her cousins on Thanksgiving! Rachael hasn't seen Tim since summer last year and she was looking forward to playing with him and Abby. We hardly saw them - they were too busy playing lego downstairs. We just saw them when it was time to eat! It was a full house - 33 of us, and there were lots more who couldn't make it.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Soccer Star

Rachael had her first indoor soccer lesson yesterday and she loved it! She's been wanting to take soccer for a while, so now she's getting an hour a week for the next 8 weeks.
They practiced dribbling the ball...
...and then they had a little soccer game at the end of class.

Rachael's friend Ryan from school was even there!