Our Little Goblins!

Happy Halloween to everyone! I just love this day! I wait all month for it to come, and it is over, all to quickly. This year was so fun! Cooper was a MUMMY, Charlee was a NICE WITCH, and Griffin was a CANDY CORN! So cute.....!!!

My little Griffin man! I couldn't get a good picture of him with out the blasted pacifier in his mouth. Whatever keeps em' happy!

And my little Cooper man! Isn't this the scariest mummy you have ever seen? Cooper was very adamant about everyone knowing this WAS NOT toilet paper! I don't know where he got the idea that I would wrap him up in toilet paper, but I assured him I would NEVER do that to him!

And then there is my little Charlee Boo! The most beautiful NICE witch to ever walk to face of the earth! I must admit, I do think I have the most adorable 4 year old daughter. She is so Sassy! (As Scott and Shaunna would say!)

See what I mean, he wasn't to happy about having his picture taken today!

We hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween.

Carving Pumpkins!

The Halloween Pumpkins! Last Sunday we had dinner at my parents house. Mike and I picked up some pumpkins and had each family carve a pumpkin. We had a great time together!

Here is Charlee and me, concentrating on the task at hand. Charlee picked out the face, and I got to carve it! We made Mike clean it out first. We didn't want any part of that! Jesse is in the background eating pumpkin seeds. He is trying to convince the kids they are yummy and they should eat them too. His feeble attempts failed, Charlee wasn't falling for it!

This would be Mike hard at work carving his and Cooper's pumpkin. Not quite sure where Cooper disappeared to? Ummmm....notice, it is light outside!

Here is Mike, still hard at work. It is getting much darker, but this time Cooper graced us with his presence for a picture. So nice of him, huh?

And finally, it is really dark outside! But, Mike and Cooper have completed the pumpkin. Isn't it great?

Kids Say The Funniest Things!

This was so funny I had to post this to share with you all. The other night we were at the mall walking around, just hanging out. It was getting kind of late and the kids were done! Scotlyn was getting cranky, Cooper and Charlee were tired....blah, blah, blah. I asked Tammie if she was ready to go. Before she could answer me, Cooper says...

"Mom, are we done with our TRAVELS?"


What 1st grader says that? Are we done with our travels? You gotta be kidding me! Where do they hear this stuff?

Cooper is to funny!

Happy Birthday Cooper!

Cooper celebrated his 7th birthday! He is so happy to be 7, he is growing up so fast. It is hard to believe that in one year, he will be getting baptized. I guess it is just hard for be to believe I have a child that is 7! Anyway, Cooper had a fabulous day and loved being able to spend the day with his cousins, aunts, uncles, Grandma and Grandpa!

In our family we love to celebrate birthdays! Here is Cooper blowing out the candles on his cake. It took him forever to make his wish, we had to encourage him to HURRY UP! We all wanted to eat the cupcakes!

In the morning, Cooper couldn't wait to get up and open his presents. Charlee and Griffin gave him some Star Wars figurines - which he loves! Mom and Dad gave him a few games for the Wii and a new Razor Scooter. He wanted a skateboard, but I think he is still to little for one!
After school Grandma and Grandpa came with a surprise! We made him go to his room and close his eyes (we didn't want to wrap it!) Finally, he was able to come out and see what it was. It was really funny, he opened his eyes and when his saw the box, he pretended to pass out on the couch. It was cute! My mom and I decided to go in together on this present, and we are glad we did. We couldn't get him to stop playing and it was way past his bedtime!
Here is the best Grandma in the world. We sure do love this woman! If it weren't for my mom, our family would be a mess! She is what keeps us all together. I love you mom, and I know that everyone else does too. Thanks for all you do for me and our family!

Cooper, Charlee, Ethan and Conner - they have so much fun together. Cooper decided that he wanted to have tin foil dinners for his birthday dinner. So, we had everyone put together their tin foil dinner and we cooked them outside in the fire pit. Actually, I think Mike, Victor, Scott and my Dad cooked every ones food. All of us girls stayed in the house and talked (we didn't want to smell like campfire....ewwww!) and the kids played outside.

Thanks everyone for celebrating the day with us. Cooper had a great day!

Griffin's Blessing

We blessed Griffin on Sunday and it was a beautiful day. We are so grateful Griffin joined our family. He has been such a blessing and we love him so much. He is such a great little baby, with the happiest disposition. Isn't he just adorable in his little overalls?

We want to thank all of our family and friends for being apart of this day. Also, as special thanks to Bob, Engor, Izeck, Hanna, Kallie & Macie - we are so glad your family drove all the way down here to join us. We loved being able to spend time with you all.

After sacrament meeting, we headed to my parents (who by the way, are the best parents anyone could ask for!) for a little dinner. I love having family dinner on Sunday's, it is the one day where we can all be together as a family. Thank you to all my family for spending this day with us. We enjoyed being with you and love you all.....and as Dad would say, I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU ALL LOVE ME!!!

Built Ford Tough!


Is this not adorable? I can hardly believe that Griffin will be two months old in a week. He has grown so much all ready. I love this little outfit and thought all my Ford buddies would appreciate it! Jared and his sweet wife Jamie at Dealer Collision Center gave this outfit to Griffin when he was born. I couldn't wait for him to fit in it, now I don't want him to outgrow it! Thanks for the great gift Jared & Jamie!

Griffin is smiling and laughing now...I just couldn't get him to cooperate when I was taking his picture. Little stinker!

Jumpin' Jacks!!!

Okay, so we decided to take the kids to Jumpin' Jacks for the day. If you have never been to this place, you gotta go. It is not just for kids, adults love it too!

Check out this slide......

Step 1 - Climb up this steep inflatable slide, that is missing several steps with Scotlyn tucked under your arm, pushing Charlee up (again, because steps are missing), and trying to keep your own balance so you don't fall backwards onto several small children trailing behind you. Oh yeah, and all the while your lungs are burning because you had a baby a few weeks ago and your totally out of shape! (The last part mostly applies to me and Tammie...!)

Step 2 - Send Charlee down with Scotlyn. Is that truly safe? Mmmmm, I guess we get the "Mother's of the Year Award"
Step 3 - Go down the big huge slide - heck you earned it after climbing up the thing!
Griffin and Jackson were cute little boys. They sat at the bottom of the slide and watched everyone play. Two little cuties, see what you have to look forward to when you get older!

Cooper is having such a great time...see all the sweat. I am telling you, you get a great workout in this place. Remember to bring the hand sanitizer though! All these sweaty people....?

Charlee is a pro at sliding down this slide. She left this time with only two burns on her arms and one under nose. There were some bullies, oops, I mean little boys and they stepped on Charlee's hand. She came down the slide and said "Mom, there is a mean DUDE up there. He stepped on my hand and didn't even say he was sorry. Rude huh?" I told her "Go tell him if he steps on you again and doesn't say he is sorry, your mama is gonna come sit on him." She looked at me kinda funny and took off to tell this little kid to watch out!

Scoti got a little thirsty...climbing up that slide parched the little one. The answer? Give the kid some Pepsi.

Tammie, April and I decided we needed to take a break and sit at the bottom of the slide and watch the kids go down.
We had a fun day together. Thanks girls for the fun day out!

The Roles Reversed!

Cooper & Charlee some how managed to fall asleep, in the car, at the same time! On the other hand.....

Griffin decided not to sleep and to scream instead.
Cooper & Charlee are usually wide awake in the car. They can be found playing or fighting with one another. Griffen is generally asleep. I guess they decided to change things up a bit!
I am not sure which one I prefer though. A sleeping baby and fighting kids, or a screaming baby and sleeping kids?