Monday, December 14, 2009


Just before Thanksgiving I asked my kids what kind of pie they would like. Payton asked for chocolate or cherry and Cole asked for
Fruit Snack Pie. I told Cole I didn't know how to make fruit snack pie and asked him to pick something else. Nope! Fruit snack pie was all he wanted. Here is Cole's recipe just in case you want some too:
1 slice of cheese
2 slices of turkey
1 packet of Spider man fruit snacks
Roll it up and enjoy!
Cole thought it was so yummy he ate two pieces of fruit snack pie!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat

This year Payton was 100% sure about his costume choice, Obi Wan Kenobi. Cole changed his mind a zillion times. Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Woody (from Toy Story), Jessie (from Toy Story), Batman, Darth Vadar, Yoda a super hero.... his final choice... Indiana Jones. They were both super excited to go trick or treating! Every year we go to our church for Trunk or Treat. I think the boys have as much fun playing with all their friends as getting lots of candy.

Cole's bucket started to get a little heavy and he was finished. He went to help Brian pass out candy.

The boys love to dump out all their candy and find their favorites.
Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Carving

Our family loves the annual pumpkin carving. Payton had a great time cutting lots of wholes in his pumpkin.
Cole wanted nothing to do with touching the insides.

Payton loved diggin' out the guts!

What would pumpkin carving be without power tools!

Cole was so proud of his finished pumpkin.


Payton's 1st Grade class did a fun Halloween science project last week.
I was lucky enough to help.
The Project: measure the handle, measure the circumference, count the seeds and carve a face.
It was so much fun!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Picking

A couple Saturdays ago we made our annual trip to the orchard to pick some pumpkins. This was our best year yet. There were a lot more pumpkins than usual. The boys lined up a bunch of pumpkins and finally picked their favorites!

The kids loved running through the orchard. It's a great way for my crazy boys to get out some extra energy!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall Fun

I love fall! It's a little difficult to enjoy all the beauty of the season in the middle of the desert. We were lucky enough to find some colors of autumn at the Bellagio. The kids were amazed with all the giant pumpkins!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Meet Mr. Turtle

The kids have a new friend at home, Mr. Turtle. They love to feed him, take him outside (he needs a little sun every day to help harden his shell) and play with him. Every morning before school, Payton washes lettuce to feed him. Last week Payton forgot to put the lid back on his cage. By the time I had noticed Mr. Turtle had escaped and was roaming free in the house. Cole & I frantically searched for nearly an hour before we found him. What a relief! He really is pretty cute!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


This week Cole turned 3! Every morning for the last two weeks he would wake up and ask if it was his birthday. The big day finally arrived and he was so excited! Any time people wished him Happy Birthday during the day he would say "Happy Birthday to you too." It was so funny! We had a little backyard BBQ to celebrate. He had a blast "whackin' the pinata" and opening his presents. Cole loved his Buzz Lightyear cake. He blew his heart out trying to blow out his candles and finally had to get help from Payton. Happy Birthday, Cole!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Little Fishes

While we were visiting our family in Utah the kids were so worried about missing out on a swim day. Kristen's brother-in-law has a fun pool with a slide and diving board. Payton & Cole were thrilled to be able to go swimming. I can't believe what a dare devil Cole is. His favorite thing is to jump off the diving board and scream Cannon ball!

Hogle Zoo

The kids love our annual trip to the zoo! We had a great time seeing all the animals and hanging out with family and friends.
Payton, Cade, Addison and Cole pretending to be giant gorillas.

Cole couldn't get enough of the giraffes long black tongue.

Payton and Cade getting cooled off by the giant fan.

The boys thought the rhinos were awesome!

Gotta love all the gift shop goodies!

I love my two little monkeys!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

We Love the Treehouse

My kids love The Treehouse Museum! We have to go there every time we visit Grandma's house. They have the coolest new exhibit this year. It's a rodeo theme. The boys loved dressing up like cowboys and riding the bulls. They were so funny to watch. They kept shouting out "Yee haw, ride 'em cowboy."

We spent all afternoon having fun & playing with all the cool toys.

Family Reunion

This year the boys & I were lucky enough to be in town for the Scott Family Reunion. It was fun to see cousins, aunt, uncles...that I haven't seen in years. I was really excited to see my Grandma! She'll be celebrating her 90th birthday in September.
Cole and my Dad had a great time playing catch!

It wouldn't be a reunion without a game of BINGO!