Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of the kiddo's Halloween costumes. I think they are pretty dang cute. :)

The Vampire

The Baker

The Witch 
(Whether she's a nice witch or a mean witch depends on her mood. In my opinion, she's too dang cute to be a mean witch.)

The whole gang. We're going to get a lot of use out of these costumes in the next week and they're all pretty dang excited. Love these cuties of mine!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch

We made it to the pumpkin patch this past weekend and yes, I had the cutest pumpkins there. By far. ;) The kids enjoyed it just as much as last year. Since we grew our own pumpkins this year we went more for the fun rather than to pick out pumpkins. It's safe to say that we'll be back again next year.

Silly pictures...

...and fun games. I love the look of concentration that Grace has on her face when tossing rings on the pumpkins. And that tongue of hers! (Must take after her mom and Grandma.)

Cayden and Laura enjoyed the bounce house. Grace refused to go until their time was about up and then she was mad because she couldn't have a turn. 

LOVE this picture of Laura. Her face, her hair... she had a blast!

Playing in the corn pit. It could have used more corn, but Cayden still enjoyed it.

Pretending to be firefighters.

Cute kids. I think Laura was pulling back pretending to stop the tractor/trailer thing; made for an epic face. :)

Playing on the giant tires. Cayden and Laura are in the background on the huge tire. At one point all the kids hopped down in there and then of course couldn't climb back out. You would have paid to see a pregnant lady try to pull them out of there. Haha! But not really.

Love her cute little hop off the tire.

And now for the favorite activity of the day... pedal carts!

Driving the big cart.

Racing and obviously Laura doesn't care that she's losing.

Working hard - it was hard for those little legs to keep pedaling for 15+ minutes.

Racing daddy. Zoom in and look at Laura's face. She's having so much fun!

Gracie started out riding behind Chad and loved it. She even got a little wild and threw her hands up in the air.

After about 5 minutes Grace decided that she wanted to ride by herself. We weren't sure how'd she do, but she pedaled great! She had some slight steering issues so Chad had to follow her around the course; obviously we need to work on looking where we're going.

Friday, September 30, 2016

(A Lack of) September Fun

I officially dropped the ball in September. I didn't take very many pictures which means one of two things... either we didn't do anything fun or we were so busy having fun that I couldn't be bothered to take any pictures. We'll just assume it's the latter.

Just quickly looking through the pictures that I do have, be prepared for the Gracie show. Apparently this little girl is dang cute or something. ;)

Cute girly cousins from when Grandma and Grandpa Higgins and Uncle Eric, Aunt Carly, and baby Rowan visited.

These two drive me nuts with their arguing sometimes. But on this particular morning walking to the bus stop they were holding hands and being so cute with each other. Maybe there is hope.

Cayden's second grade school picture. He is looking less and less like a little boy. I might be biased, but I think he's pretty dang handsome.

Speaking of school, here is a picture of Cayden's heritage project he spent weeks working on. He gave a presentation all about Ireland, one of the countries that his ancestors came from. I think he did a great job on his project!

After eating every tomato that she could get her hands on all summer, this little girl still isn't tired of them. Grandma and Grandpa Bird brought a huge bag full of tomatoes down for her and she ate every single one. (Seriously though, her cheeks in the second picture. Have you ever seen a kid gorge themselves on tomatoes?! Hahahahahaha!)

 Enjoying a yummy treat - dirt.

Grace really liking her dirt.

Grace is such a little mom. She takes good care of her baby and brings it everywhere. Everywhere, literally.

Enjoying the slide sans baby. (Her baby apparently made it hard to climb up the slide.)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Little Bit of Everything

Here's some of what we've been up to the past month... a little bit of everything! :)

A second round of swimming lessons. Cayden ended the summer in Youth 3 and Laura is in Toddler 2.

Cayden has really impressed us this summer. His very first session was a little rough (it was literally like throwing a cat into water... so dang funny, but pathetic and sad). But somewhere in the three days between his first and second session, something clicked in his head; it was like there was a completely different kid swimming. Cayden is doing fantastic! The exception being when he jumps into the water. I keep telling him to jump in feet first, but he ends up doing a weird lunge thing and ends up belly flopping 95% of the time. It's absolutely hysterical!

Batman joined us for breakfast one morning.

Cayden officially started second grade. I'm so happy that he loves school, though I wish he acted liked he missed me more. :)

Look at how much he has changed since the start of Kindergarten. Also, if you compare where his head is at the start of first grade and second grade... holy cow! That's a good 3-4"!

Building skateboards at Home Depot. Laura kept trying to use it as an actual skateboard (instead of just a toy) and kept breaking the wheels off. She was very disappointed.

This little girl likes tomatoes. No, she LOVES tomatoes. Everyday she looks outside and squeals when she sees tomatoes that look ripe. And she will literally devour any tomatoes you stick in front of her. It doesn't matter if it's a small handful or an entire bowl full.

Don't ask... playing t-ball in a football helmet. No idea what he was thinking.

This is what happens when you're given the entire sticker sheet at church. I can only imagine how bad it hurt to pull all those off. Goof ball.

Grace's second time in the dentist chair. She did great! The first time she didn't let them do much. This time she let them polish her teeth and check everything out! She was the last one in our family to get called back, so she spent the entire time she was waiting asking when it was her turn. Silly girl was so excited for her turn!

Sharing an ICEE three ways. You better believe that thing was gone in no time flat.

We took the kids to tour the new Ft. Collins temple before it is dedicated in October. It was absolutely gorgeous inside, but my favorite part by far were the windows. I've seriously never seen windows so beautiful! I can't wait until it's dedicated so that Chad and I can do some sessions there.

Eating popcicles with cousins.

Look at the Pokemon I caught! I bet you'll never find these ones or any that even come close to their cuteness! ;)