Saturday, November 29, 2008


Seth tried his first food this week (besides rice cereal). Here's his reaction to the first tastes of squash....not all that different than his Daddy's reaction to squash even now! lol

Sunday, November 23, 2008

We are Thankful

I asked everyone (minus Seth) to say 10 things they were thankful for and no other coaching. It was hard to only name ten. This is what we came up with...

Isaac is thankful for:
Doing what mom says me to do, elephants, house, church, when we go to tithing, building temples, Carter feels better, our computer, Seth and phones

Grant is thankful for:
Family, food, house, computer, Uncle Morgan on his mission, Heavenly Father, earth, toys, glasses, school

Olivia is thankful for:
Family, animals, earth, books, plants, food, our house, Holidays, friends, the gospel, colors, the temple and school

Misti is thankful for:
Family, Being a Mom, my testimony, temples, the gospel, our country, our home, modern medicine, sweet husband and good health

Ryan is thankful for:
Family, food, good health, smart kids, house, almost done with grad school, temples, the gospel, good weather and loving wife


I LOVE these lashes! What a sweet baby we have!! ;)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Catching up again

Where has November gone??? It's almost Thanksgiving! We've been busy but having fun too.
First of all we have a new nephew! Congrats Lori and Elliot. Their little Carter is so cute and sweet and tiny. I don't have a picture of him yet because he was in the hospital for a while, but there will be plenty to come. I was so shocked to see a tiny newborn again. I didn't realize how BIG my little guy is getting. That tiny stage just goes by too fast.

Last weekend my parents were in town for two of my nephews' football game. It was fun to hang out and shop and giggle. I took O, G, and I to my nephews' football game. It was so fun to cheer for the LOBOS again. I was teaching my kiddos the fight song on the way to the game so they would be able to sing along. They were so good at the game. I was a bit nervous to take them by myself (Ryan stayed home with Seth) but they had a great time.

I also took the kids to the first ever Boulder Creek Idol. Again the kids had a blast. They thought it was so funny seeing their teachers acting so crazy. At the end Santa came. Isaac ran so fast up there to see him. I think he made it in at fourth in the line (which was LONG). It was a super fun night, and a great fundraiser (much better than the $14 tub of cookie dough...are you kidding me!!!)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lemonade/Hot Chocolate sale

Saturday was our community's garage sale. My kiddos took advantage of this and set up their first Lemonade and Hot Chocolate stand. They did a great job. They made signs for it the night before. Olivia took care of the money and serving the customers. Grantman held one of the signs up as people were driving or walking by to bring in the customers. Isaac wanted to sell toys instead, so he picked out a few and sat by them. It was a little hairy at first when people were only buying hot chocolate and not any toys from Isaac. But then thankfully he had a few customers as well and then he couldn't have been happier about the whole thing. People were so generous. The kids got three times the money in tips than from actual sales. They got pretty good at looking at people walking by with the sad puppy dog eyes. Grant would turn so that they could read his sign clear until they past us. It was so funny, they were excellent at getting the sympathy/cute sales. I'm excited for next year. We will expand and add cookies and brownies too. Good times.
Isaac consoling himself with hot chocolate since he hadn't made a sale yet. (yes those are his sandals and its November, We never stop wearing our summer shoes!)

Open and ready for business

Granters in charge of advertising

Olivia - customer service

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

We had a really fun Halloween this year. Olivia dressed up as Shawn Johnson (Olympic gold medalist on the beam), Grant was Captain America, Isaac was a robot, and Seth was the Pillsbury dough boy. I thought the kids looks so cute in their costumes. I love getting them ready for Halloween. So exciting.