Monday, October 6, 2008

Picture Purge!

Man what a weekend. It started with an awful day Thursday when I took Sophia kicking and screaming (literally) to preschool (she calmed down after 5 minutes and had a fabulous time like I knew she would). I then came home to find our tub filled up again with sewage. I called the plumber but he said he couldn't come until Friday. I called Doug and he said he'd come home and I told him I was fine but my sweet husband came home anyway. He's the best! We went and picked up Sophia from preschool and then went for a nice drive up the canyon to pick leaves and unwind. It was great. Then we came home and did some harvesting and decorated our house for Halloween! I am so excited for the upcoming holidays! This time of year is my absolute favorite! The little pumpkins under the cornstalks say "Boo" in case you can't tell. They were fun to make.We planted these fun little ornamental gourds and they're cute and fun but really small. These ones are about the size of oranges and grapefruits.Friday I went to a chiropractor (thanks again for the suggestion Jen and thanks for watching my kids Erin!) to see if he could help with the headaches and dizziness that I've been having for the past 5 months. He said that he could pinpoint about 5 things that are wrong with me that he could work on over the next few weeks. I am still a little weary of chiropractors but I seriously felt a lot better after that first visit . The massage part alone was totally worth it. Maybe all I needed all this time was just a good massage!

After that I went with Erin to this incredible scrapbook sale in south Provo (they're going to have it again on Nov 6 and 7). The company is DCWV and it's in East Bay kind of by the post office. I got a cute metal sign that says "Bon Appetit" for my kitchen that was $2.50 and packs of 10 cards for $0.50. They really had some good deals. After that I came home to the plumber who spent 2 hours fixing the problem. He said if we wanted a permanent solution we'd have to replace all the plumbing to the main sewer for about $5,000 - $7,000 or we could pay them $140 every 6 mos - 1 year to clean out our pipes. So fun. I then hurried and canned a bucket of peaches and made a batch of raspberry jam and then packed up and headed to Wales.

We had such a fun time there relaxing and listening to conference. It was so nice. The girls had a tremendous time with cousins as well. Sophia and Bridger and seriously joined at the hip and it's nice to not worry about entertaining Sophia when Bridger's around. Here's a spooky spider that greeted us (Bowzer said he missed you Leda). We usually see these down there and they're seriously big and nasty. Fortunately I've only seen them outside.
Lilly had a fun time playing in the playroom upstairs. Her and Sophia loved this rocking horse.Here's Lilly in her tiny bed. Can you see why we needed to get her a bigger crib?Later that night while the guys were at the priesthood session (they also enjoyed a fun morning in the cold hunting for Elk - they saw plenty but didn't get one) we went and played in the barn. We had a fun time taking the kids around for a wagon ride until we saw 3 black widows. We quickly headed to play pool in the cabin and had a great time there instead. It was a weekend for creepy bugs. When we got there we found a wasp nest in the dining room filled with about 50 wasps. We pretty much spent the weekend swatting them. We're glad no one got stung!On Sunday we had fun eating caramel apples (it was the first time I'd eaten a caramel apple off the stick. It was good) and playing tug of war (this was taken right before Sophia got smacked in the mouth with the rope).
Sophia also spent the weekend showing off a good amount of her famous "tude".Finally, here's some more shots of the best of friends cousins. They are too cute together!
They had a fund time making these spooky cats. I love that Bridger's was pink too. Pink and purple are his favorite colors. He is too cute!
Hopefully someday these two will be good friends like their siblings are with each other.
Okay, here's the really finally picture. Lilly wanted me to take this because she thought her daddy would be proud. What a good counter she is. Just like dad!


Kevin and Jen said...

So much fun! Looks like you had a great weekend! It was fun to hang out with you guys. We need to keep doing that. Good luck with everything and keep us updated!

Emily said...

I saw a chiropractor a few weeks ago too. I was having upper back and neck pain. My experience was less than stellar. The massage machine he used did feel good though, so I am with you, I think I just needed a massage!

Melissa said...

Whew what a post! I'm glad you guys had a great time in Whales- It was sure fun to talk to you. What cute crafts you guys did and I love that you did the cats. Awesome gourds! And Silly lillers in the crib- where did you get that? I'm glad the massage worked well but sorry that you are still crazy- just kidding!

The Ullery Family said...

SO I laughed out loud when I saw Lilly in the cradle. I think we did that with Leda when she was little. (Or at least tried). Gracie loved the spider...well she loved that it was a picture, it was far away, and now she knows where to look for it when we go to Wales so she can avoid it. :) Gracie says to tell you Happy BOO!!! I don't know, kids right? Gotta love them.

Ricki said...

Fun post! Your kiddos are so big and cute! I would love the directions to those funky cats (but only if you've already typed them up and it's easy to pass along). We're having a Halloween party and in desperate need of some kid craft ideas.

Spiders are to me what snakes are to Indiana Jones.