Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat

Waiting to meet up with some friends.

We hit up two streets then Hailey told us she was tired and wanted to go home. Best. Halloween. Ever.

Evan continued to get compliments on how cute he is.

We've seen the man at this house every Sunday on our way to Church over the past month working on the decorations.  Really great job.

Evan was scared by a few decorations and didn't want to go up to the door.

This is everything.  Notice the red lighter? We found that in Evan's bag.  I don't know why someone would give that to a little boy on their doorstep.

Saturday we met up with Steve's family and celebrated Jason's upcoming birthday.

We had a fun visit and were glad we got to see Jason and Kelly while they were in town.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lombardi Ranch

The kids have been so excited to finally go to a pumpkin patch.

Evan wanted to carry this little pumpkin everywhere.

And jump off the hay bales.

A huge pyramid of hay bales made for plenty of jumping.

Evan was fascinated by the animals. He loved the pigs the best, but the horses were a close contender.

Loved playing on the big tractor.

A visit to the petting zoo.

Last year Evan was terrified by the goats.

This year he did pretty well, but was still a little wary.

The place was packed with a lot going on all over the place.

The kids both wanted some fresh corn on the cob before we left.

Asking him for a bite.

Steve had to steal a bite from Evan.

Evan was pretty protective of his corn.  He packed up and moved to a new bale of hay.... only after telling Steve to get his own corn.

Made it back just in time for the ward Halloween Party.

Evan wanted to be a pirate. Unfortunately none of the pirate costumes we saw were able to meet Steve's high costume expectations.... so Evan was a train conductor instead.

The kids played some games, like Donut Bite.

Evan won a prize for his costume.  He didn't really know what was going on but was super excited to pick out a toy for his prize.

Checking out the loot from trunk or treating.

Made it home with everyone on a sugar high.

Train conductor, Gryffindor student, and Princess Anna.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hailey Reading

Dick and Jane are great readers to start with.

For months now, Hailey has been right on the cusp of being able to sound out words and read.  This week she made huge progress and it finally clicked.  We pulled this book out just this morning and here she is reading all by herself!  Great job Hailey!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Craftiness

While Mommy and Evan were napping, Hailey and Daddy made a flower crown.

Evan was teething and in a bad mood... so we pulled out the Halloween crafts from Nana McClellan.  Problem solved!

Thanks Nana!

Just what we needed to get into the spirit of Halloween.