Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Hardy Boys Costumes
Payton...Army Man
Cole...Snake Eyes (from GI Joe)
The boys were so excited for Halloween. Saturday night we went to our ward Trunk or Treat. The boys got to hang out with all their friends and get tons of candy. Afterward we went to dinner with some friends. It was so much fun!

Kadyn, Payton and Cole ready to go get their candy!

The kids have to come home, dump out all the candy and trade each other for their favorites!

On Halloween night, we went to a party. We ate dinner, played games, decorated cookies and had a great time. I made ice cream brownie black cats for dessert...YUM

Pumpkin Carving

The kids love to have jack-o-lanterns but not so much the process. Payton is good to help for a little while but got bored after he learned he couldn't use the saw to carve the face. Cole is terrified of pumpkin insides. He took about one scoop of seeds out; it got on his fingers and he screamed bloody murder. So Brian and I tag-teamed the pumpkin carving. I cleaned out the pumpkins and Brian used the power tools to quickly carve the faces.

Cole was so proud of the jack-o-lanterns!

It's Party Time

Cole celebrated his birthday quite a few times this year. He partied with family in Utah, then in Idaho, on his actual birthday and then with his school friends. He loved every second of the attention!
On his birthday all he wanted to do was eat dinner at Burger King with his family and friend, Kadyn. Come home, open presents and have cupcakes.

Cole is such the ladies man-- the only boy in his Joy School class!

Happy 4th Birthday, Cole!

Growing Too Fast

Carson is growing up so fast. He changes almost everyday it seems like. He is starting to look like a little man. He is getting so much hair. He has two teeth and eats baby food like a champ. His favorite is apples. He loves to sit in his swing and watch Disney channel when he first wakes up in the morning. If you try to talk to him or stand in his way while he's watching his show, he gets mad! He loves his brothers to talk to him and play with him. When Payton gets home from school, Carson is so excited to see him.
He likes to growl at his toys that sing or make noise. He has the cutest smile and little laugh! We love having him as part of our family!

Picking Pumpkins

Every year we take our family trip to the orchard. Our kids love to search for just the right pumpkin. Payton found a gem this year. It was a big momma pumpkin with a little baby pumpkin growing on the side.
It was a fun (way too hot) morning picking pumpkins at the orchard with our friends.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Family Visits

A few weeks ago, Brian's Grandpa passed away. We drove to Colorado for the funeral and the next day drove to Idaho for the Graveside service. We spent over 30 hours in the car for the trip but it was definitely worth it. We got to see family member that we haven't seen in years. Cole was so excited to see his cousins again. All he wanted for his birthday was to celebrate with his cousin, Luke!

On the way from Colorado to Idaho we stopped for lunch in Ogden. It was nice to have a little break from the long drive. We met my mom and sister at McDonald's. The boys had a blast playing with their cousin. I got to see my nephew, Carter, for the first time. He is a few weeks younger than Carson. My mom spoiled Cole with some early birthday presents.

Carson with Great Grandma Hardy

Cole and Luke have so much fun playing together!

The kids loved all the tire swings!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Labor Day was pretty quiet and relaxing for our family. All the aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents left to go back home so it was just the five of us. We played around the house during the day and hung out in the backyard that night. We roasted marshmellows by the fire. The kids think it's just like camping.

My Baby

Carson is so sweet. I loved seeing him dressed in white for his blessing.

Carson's Blessing Story

Carson was all wrapped up in the blanket my grandma crocheted and Brian took him up for the blessing. Carson didn't make a noise. His cute outfit and the blanket made him extra slippery and he started sliding out of all the men's hands during the blessing. They were all paniced that they would drop him. Luckily, Brian works best under pressure and reached in and caught him right before he fell.

Weekend Fun

Labor Day weekend we blessed Carson. We were so lucky to have tons of family come to help celebrate the special occasion. We spent all weekend playing outside, swimming, eating, laughing, visiting, eating and having fun with all our family. The kids had a blast playing with all their cousins. And the cousins loved coming to Las Vegas a.k.a. our play room.

Carson with his great aunt Susan.

Serious video gamers Travis and Payton.

We managed to squeeze in some family pictures.

Best buddies Cole & Luke