Monday, October 28, 2013


This year has been so fun with Brooklyn. Ash and I found a cute Halloween book back in September and I have been reading it to her since. Now she loves yelling "Halloween", whenever she sees anything close to Halloween.

Saturday we took her to the store and let her pick out a pumpkin. She loved it and tried to pick up all of them.

I LOVE that smile!

We invited the family over to carve pumpkins and have taco soup. There were a lot of pumpkins and pumpkin goo but it was so fun. The Miles were sick and we missed them.

Some of us weren't able to finish our pumpkins but we are hoping to have them done by Halloween!

Staheli Farm

Halloween is this week and I am so excited for Brooklyn. She has been practicing saying "Halloween" and "Trick or Treat".

Last weekend we wanted to try Staheli Farms. We had a great coupon and thought it would be fun for the kids. Even though we got there pretty early it was warm for a fall day, Dave and Mandy both ended up with a sunburn. I didn't love the farm, but the kids did.






Now we paid extra to try out the corn maze. When we got there I saw another family just getting out and I asked them how it was. They said "we had to cheat, it's way elaborate". All I could think was is Brooklyn, Penelope and Allie going to like this?

So we split up the boys and girls and decided who ever gets to the exit first wins. It was so warm but we made it through and the girls won! Honestly we didn't even know we had won and thought we ended up back at the entrance.

Here are the girls strategizing before we begin:
And every time we stopped to decide what direction we were going in, Brooky would sit down and play in the sand. She also called the corn bananas.

Penelope stayed close by, she always wanted someone holding her hand.
By the time the boys found us the babies were so tired. As you can see Brooklyn just wanted to hang there for a little bit.

When we got back to the farm we still had the pumpkin patch to go to, but we had two tired babies. So Dave, Brooklyn, Penelope and I went home. They were both asleep before we got out of the parking lot.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dear Mom & Dad!

Hi Mom & Dad,

I hope you are having fun in the Dominican Republic. Aunt Katie told me it was by the ocean and I told her we have an ocean at our house.

The wedding was so fun. Mom you looked so pretty and dad looked pretty handsome. I loved my dress, look at this picture cousin Nessa sent to Aunt Katie, isn't it funny?
I've been having fun hanging out with B. We have been getting along. On Sunday morning Aunt Katie and I woke up together and decided to make Mickey Mouse pancakes. She asked me to stir the batter I told her we have pancakes at our house.
They were yummy!
Later when Brookie woke up she had her pancake, and then we colored with crayons. I made a purple horsey, a pink horsey and a brown daddy horsey. I was so nice and shared the crayons with B.

After lunch we went to the park. Cousin Allie brought all her fun sand toys and shared them with me. Then it got really cold and started to rain on us, we had to leave really quick.

That night I got to have another sleep over with Aunt Ash in her room. Thankfully she likes Pingu too because I like to watch that a lot.

The next day when Aunt Katie got home from work we went to feed the ducks. Uncle Dave brought all the toast to give to the duckies. I kept telling the duckies to eat all our toast, but they just quacked at me. B just waved at the duckies.

That night after our bath B and I put on the same jammies and brushed our teeth. I showed B how to brush your teeth like a big girl. I think she just likes to eat the toothpaste.
I miss you guys so much and can't wait to see you. But I hope you guys are having fun. Take lots of pictures and bring me back something cool, maybe a horsey of my own.