Archive for October 2009

Ethereal Furnishings Blog

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Jonathan and Marissa were both excited to carve pumpkins this year.  Last year, we somehow never found the time.  Marissa wanted a cat on her pumpkin and Jonathan wanted the bat symbol.  The both scraped out the inside of their own pumpkins.  Marissa played in the goo while Jonathan covered his hands with plastic bags so that he couldn’t feel the “nasty feeling of it.”  Brendan slept through the entire process.  The end result was pretty impressive.



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We went to pumpkinland today! I guess it has become a tradition! It was very crowded, but the kids had fun. Right when we walked in Miles said pumkins! his eyes were wide as he roamed over the piles of pumpkins! Savanna wanted to pose for pictures every few minutes, but we had to hurry because there were so many people we were holding everyone up. Fun day!

Nebo Loop

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On Saturday, we drove the Nebo Loop with the kids.   We stopped and saw “Devil’s Kitchen” and then had dinner on a log near Payson Lake.  The kids loved hiking the trails and were especially excited to see the snow.  Brendan wanted to stomp on the snow repeatedly because it made a funny noise.  He thought it was quite humorous that the snow was so cold.  We had a great time hearing about all the different kinds of rocks from Jonathan.  He is so into science!





My Kids are Gettin’ Married!

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A few days ago, as I was driving my kids home from school, Jonathan turned to me and said, “Mom, I think I’m gonna marry Natalie.”  Natalie is a girl he has gone to school with for the last three years.  They are best friends.

I tried to stay calm and asked, “What makes you think that?”

He turned to me and said, very seriously, “I just think she’s the one for me.  She is really nice and she likes to be creative like me.”

“That’s true,” I said, trying to suppress my giggles.  “She is always very interested in the things you enjoy doing.”

Then from the backseat, Marissa said, “I’m going to marry Taylor.”  I could feel my eyebrows raise as she continued.  “There’s a Taylor A and a Taylor W in my class.  They both play with me at recess.”

“Which one do you like?” I asked.

“Oh, I could marry either one I think,” she replied matter-of-factly.

Ah, I love my kids.  I hope they don’t get married TOO soon, though.


Pirate Island

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Adam challenged both the kids to read 1000 minutes in the month of September.  If they did, he would take them to the new Pirate Island.  This is located close to my work, and the kids talk about it constantly.  So, they both made their goals, both reading two or three chapter books in one month.  The place was fun.  The ambience was very cool.  We had pizza, which was really good, even though we had to wait ten minutes for them to bring our plates.  The kids played arcades and on the playground.  Even Brendan enjoyed being a pirate.




Pumpkin Carving!

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Charles and Trish came over Saturday night with pumpkins and carving supplies. Savanna had never carved a pumpkin and it had been a long time since James and I had, so we all had a blast! Charles taught Savanna how to do it. She was not into scooping out the guts, but drew the face on all by herself and carved it out! Miles, however, loved scooping out the guts! He dug his hands in the pumpkin and smeared the contents all over his belly! James had fun too, he used a drywall knife and a jig-saw to carve his! It was a really fun family activity!