Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

I have been wanting to take the kids to a pumpkin patch but have debated whether or not is was worth the long drive. A few weeks ago the kids and I noticed a cute little pumpkin patch right down the street from where we live. YAY!
Last Saturday we took the kids to pick out their pumpkins. We scored big time because they had all sorts of fun activities for the kids to do and it was all FREE! I love FREE!
Natalie and Eli loved playing in the HUGE bucket of corn.

Cody and Natalie got to ride a horse too. Cody thought it was so awesome. He kept saying things to the guy walking the horse and every time I looked over at them the guy was cracking up laughing. They were far away from me so I could not hear what Cody was saying but I can only imagine!!
I have no pics of Cooper riding the horse because he said he was too cool to ride the horse and he "didn't want to wear a stupid helmet". Silly kid! He has such an attitude sometimes, I swear he is already entering his teenage years.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Eli Birthday Party

Well, I don't think I would really call it a party but we celebrated Eli's birthday on Sunday. He was not so sure about the cupcake at first but once he tasted it he dug right in. He also has started walking really well in the last week. He is really stubborn though because he will only walk if he is coming towards me. Ha, go figure! The kids loved spoiling Eli all weekend. I love the relationship they have with eachother.
Walking to mommy

Opening presents

Blowing out his candle

Shoving the cupcake in as fast as he can

Cupcake face

More steps!!

Happy Birthday Eli

My baby, Eli, turned 1 on Saturday the 18th. Every mom says this but I am serious when I say, "Where has the time gone"? I can't believe he is 1 already. I feel like it was just yesterday when Taylor and I were rushing to the hospital to deliver him. Once he decided it was time to join our family he came quickly. He has always been a bit cranky and high maintenance and a lot of times I complain about it but deep down I love that he loves me and prefers his mom! He is a true mama's boy, he hates to leave my side. I wouldn't have it any other way though. He is growing up way too fast so I really cherish every moment I have with him. I am so grateful to have him as my son and I am anxious to see what kind of young man he grows up to be.
Eli 1 week old

Eli in the jumper at 3 months

Eli 6 months

Eli 9 months

Eli 11 months

Zoo Trip

The weather has been absolutely beautiful the last few days so I decided to take the kids to the zoo on Friday with some friends. We had a really fun time!
All the kids (minus Eli): From left to right. Cody, Bryson, Cooper, Harrison, Natalie, Parker, Abbey, and Hayley.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cabin Trip

I love that my kids don't have school on Fridays. It really opens up a lot of opportunities for us to travel. Taylor and I are go, go, go, type of people so if we don't have a trip to look forward to then our day to day life get very boring...even with 4 children!
We decided to go to the cabin this last weekend. We usually go with Taylor's family but this time we were with my sister, her husband, baby Reagan, my mom, and my mom's mom, Grandma Poole. It was really fun to get to spend time with them. The guys got to do some fishing and us girls got to sit around talking and laughing with each other. I had a great time!

On Saturday it rained and stormed all day but the kids had to get out of the cabin so we ventured down to Show Low Lake and let them throw rocks in the lake. They could have stayed there for hours just throwing rocks but after a while the wind got really cold and the babies started getting cranky.

We took the kids fishing. Cooper caught the biggest fish! He was so proud of himself!

My kids had so much fun playing with baby Reagan. I love that Marlene and I are having our kids at the same time and they can grow up together. I just wish we lived closer to them!
We tried to get a picture of all the kids sitting together. It was a complete joke! They were all over the place, those little stinkers!

Eli has been trying to walk the last couple of weeks but he doesn't have very much confidence in himself. But this weekend, he started walking really well so I had to take some pics of his first steps. His facial expressions were so funny as he was trying to gain his balance.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Natalie!!

Natalie 1 day old

Natalie 6 months old

Natalie 18 months old with Uncle Ben and Cooper

Natalie 2 1/2 years old

Natalie 3 years old

Natalie 4 years old

Natalie 5 years old

My little girl turned 6 years old on October 5th. I can't believe she is 6 already. I really wish I could keep her small forever. We had a birthday party for her with a few of her close friends. They played games and frosted cupcakes, it was simple but a lot of fun!