Monday, October 27, 2008

Our trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I think just about everyone went to the pumpkin patch this year and posted pictures on their blog. We also went this year. This is our first year going to one in Spokane.  We went to Seimers Farm at Green Bluff. The kids had a friday off school and Devin, Dacia, Tanner, Anson, and Ella were here from Tacoma as well and Grandma and Grandpa Shumate. It was one of the coldest days of this fall so we bundled up in coats and hats and gloves. 

First the kids played on the hay bales.

Then there was this boat that was fun to play on. 

Next we went headed to the castle which was in the middle of a huge corn maze. 

We found a gorilla cage and the kids had to check it out. 

Are we there yet?

Here we are at the top of the castle. 

We each got to take home a pumpkin. I had to include a picture with pumpkins since it was a pumpkin patch, after all. We also rode a tractor train, but I didn't get any pictures of that. 

Here's Gwyn and Ella.

Afterwards we went out to dinner. Here's Kelsey and Tanner. They've been best buds their whole life. 

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Close your eyes!

Gwyn doesn't know how to close her eyes on purpose, so when you tell her to close her eyes, she scrunches up her whole face. This makes for some great entertainment. She'll do it over and over again. It's pretty funny. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Conference Sunday

Last weekend we were able to watch General Conference on TV. Matt's brother, Devin, and his family were here from Tacoma and they were able to watch the first session on Sunday with us. Did I mention this is the first time they have come to our house since we moved to Spokane? The kids played conference bingo and other quiet activities. 

Then we let the kids get some fresh air since Devin and his family were going to spend the next 7-8 hours in the car. They were on their way to Utah, but would be coming back to see us the next week. 

It was fun visiting with them and we couldn't wait until they returned. 

Charm bracelets

Reagan and Kelsey came across some of my sculpty clay and wanted to make stuff with it. Reagan said she wanted to make charms for a charm bracelet. So, I got out some tools and let them play with it for quite awhile. Then we baked them in the oven. I thought that these charms would hang around for a week or so, until I stashed them somewhere. But the next day, Reagan was ready to make her bracelet. We got out some beads and stretchy string and I let her make it. I tied it together and here's her bracelet.

Kelsey wanted to do the same. Luckily, she had holes in most of hers so we were able to make a bracelet for her too. 

Good job Reagan and Kelsey for finishing a project you started. 
If I could only do that...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Playpen needed

I was asked if I knew anyone who had a playpen or something similar that they were wanting to get rid of. I don't know who it's for, but there is a family in need. Apparently the baby is sleeping in a drawer. Let me know if you have one or know anyone who does, and would be able to get it to me. Thanks!