Friday, October 27, 2017


We have had some amazing weather this Fall and have been getting out and enjoying it! Fall Break extended into Monday and I took the kids to the park to play. We walked around the loop and found this huge pile of leaves to take Ava's picture in. So cute!

Mckinley and Kallie got hair cuts. Such a fun change!





Ava looking so big at her well check!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween Festivities

We've had a good time doing festive Halloween activities. We made these spider cookies three times in one week for different events.

Pumpkin carving night at Ross and Karen's. The kids had a lot of fun.

Crazy hair day at school. Mckinley came up with the idea to wear chopsticks in her hair and when I failed to borrow some cute ones from my mom, Mckinley just painted the ones we had. She is so creative and so talented!

I took the kids to Jaker's three times all on my own. We had a great time but it sure gets busier the closer you get to Halloween.

For part of Fall Break we went and stayed up at the cabin with my family for 2 nights. We had a great time. The kids got to do lots of fun Halloween stuff.

Feeling ingredients from the witch's brew. Brandon's face says it all!

Pumpkin face pancakes for breakfast.

Halloween BINGO.

Ava as a cat.

It was FREEZING outside so we spent most of the time inside but we did go throw some rocks in the lake. And Brandon took Tyler on a quick 4-wheel ride.

These three were so intent on carving this pumpkin.

Sugar cookies!

Ava climbing around in my suitcase.

Oh yeah the twins did do a little swinging too although I don't know how they could stand it with wind in their face because I couldn't even stand out there and watch them, I was too cold.

Okay now all these pictures are making it look like we spent a lot of time outside, ha ha. It did warm up a little so we got a family picture and did donuts on a string outside.

Ava's in a big car seat now and can watch movies in the car with the kids, woot! Fun fun cabin trip.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ava turns 1!!!

Some two on one dates with the twins for their birthday. So fun and special for them to get to go on a date with mom and dad all by themselves.

Tyler chose to get pizza and go to a park, then to the dollar store to pick out a toy.

With Kallie we got food at Wendy's, went to the park, and then to the dollar store for a toy.

I took the kids to the fire station open house. Not as exciting as the first time we did it, but still cool.

Kallie is becoming quite the artist!

On October 12, Ava turned 1!!! She was so terrible the day before her birthday and I was really mad at her but luckily she woke up on her birthday happy and was great the whole day. It's like she knew it was a special day.

We gave her a baby doll and all on her own she hugged it. First time she had ever done that. Now she does it all the time to all sorts of toys. She always says "ahhhh" when she hugs something.

So cute wearing the same shirt both her sisters wore on their first birthdays.

New books from Grandma Bishop.

She was so awesome diving in to her cake and just destroying it! I did a time lapse video of it that turned out really awesome.

Such a fun happy baby. We love her to death!!!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Enjoying Fall

Fall is such an amazing time of year. We enjoyed a warm day at the park. Ava loves sitting in her stroller so outings like this are really easy. Just always working around nap time.

My kids sure love Jaker's. I think this is the 3rd or 4th year in a row we've been going there. It is so awesome. We will be back again before Halloween for sure!

Another Fall favorite, that I missed out on last year, the BYU Homecoming Parade. By far the best parade ever. My kids brought their Halloween pumpkins and left with as much candy as they will get on Halloween. Such a great time with family.

I love Kallie's hand waving at the princesses.

Ava looks so big just sitting on the curb.