Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween week

The candy feast has begun. We had the school festival AND trunk or treat on Friday so the kids are already asking for candy everyday! I cant wait to get rid of all of it. Caden has his last soccer game on Saturday. It has been so fun watching him play. He is really fast and good at following the ball. Olivia keeps asking me when she can play and I just tell her she is doing dance right now. Boy once you get sucked into dance you cant really stop because you put soo much money into shoes,costumes recitals etc... I think next year we will just do gymnastics. i think that is more simple. I guess you just have to try everything to find what they are truely in love with,same for boys. So many different sports I just dont know what to do?? I just tell myself one thing at a time. After soccer Im debating whether Caden should do karate or gymnastics with Olivia. Mark is playing on the Ideal Cars softball team starting this week so thats always fun to watch especially this season because there are some first timers hahaha! So the countdown is on until the big drive to Utah for Thanksgiving. Im so not excited for that but I think we will drive most of the night while the kids sleep. I am excited to see our sisters. My sister is there and so is Marks. I havent seen Trisha for I think 2 years, that is awful. It will be nice to catch up.Heres some pics of the costumes but Im sure I will post more tomorrow!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Outside fun!

The kids really love playing outside in the cooler weather. Owen is obsessed with the wagon and the bikes. Its so cute. Our favorite thing is to walk around the neighborhood and look at the spooky halloween stuff.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rocky Point

We went to mexico and had a blast. We all stayed in two condos next to each other. We went to the beach and pool all day long and ate at Rosys,our favorite breakfast spot and other random taco huts. We played games and just hung out. Owen did woderful he is such a sweetie. And the kids loved the beach. The drive home was way too long ,we waited 2 hours at the border which isnt bad compared to the people who left in the afternoon. We left at 7 and got home around 2. So we will never come home on sunday again. Overall a wonderful trip that we all agreed we must do often.Oh yea Mark had a bright idea to try parasailing with an old army parachute and the jeep or quad. (he is not allowed to have any more ideas) It worked a little. He conned his cousins in to trying it. They did survive without any brokenbones thank goodness unlike his last idea of sitting on an airbag(his friend broke his back!) Back to reality and life this week until we go to San diego for a wedding.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Back to school back to school

Well we survived october break! Tomorrow both kids go back to school. I have to say we kept busy so it went by fast. Last week we went down to Yuma to visit Grandma and Grandpa Hall. Emily and Jaxon went with us so that made it even more fun. We ate mostly muffins(best muffins ever) and chile pepper (best mexican) Yummy!!! We just hung out and played lots of games and went to the new mall. The new mall is amazing .They have every single store you could think of on one street. It wouldnt be so bad to live there, poor Mark had to grow up there! I love this weather it is beautiful. It makes it so fun to go and play with the kids outside. We are all ready for Halloween , Caden is wolverine,Olivia is a scary witch(with a green face) she is obsessed with a green face, and little O is a pirate argghh! The next couple of months we are doing alot of traveling so we will be busy so that means lots of pictures if I can remember my camera. This weekend we are going to Mexico to stay in my sisters condo and Marks family is going with us. It will be lots of fun just lounging around and playing Ticket to Ride, our new favorite game. Oh I found this picture and had to share it! Thanks to our good friends who can take a joke, we had a good laugh doing this to their car. Hahaha

Friday, October 12, 2007

Holiday Boutique

I am doing a boutique on saturday. Its going to have yummy food and crafts and of course my beautiful jewelry! Its at johnson ranch. To get there just take Ellsworth south to hunt highway and the house is behind walgreens. There should be signs out so its easy to find. So come and check it out. Buy gifts for christmas or just get stuff for yourself!!or just come say hi to me!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Long time no post!

Well life has been kind of crazy! My sister Christina was in and out of the hospital a couple of times and feeling miserable but she is finally home and hopefully going to heal and be done with it! Her ward has been great helping out with her 5 kids! I think it was nice for me to be in the hospital with her (when I could) because my mom is not here! Yesterday she called us to come over and make cookies(4 different kinds) so I know she is back to her old self again! I dont know why but for us baking is like therapy! So my sweet little pumpkin turned 1 last friday. We had family over for cake and ice cream on sunday! Owen devoured his cake it was so fun! And he loves his firetruck that we bought him! He is still not walking but he scoots everywhere. He is getting stronger though. He has 8 teeth and he waves bye bye and he just started giving loves to me and stuffed animals. Its so fun seeing a new dog do new tricks. Its just like the first and second, so exciting!! I wanted to journal a little about his birth because I havent yet!(oops terrible mommy!) Owen Ray was born on September 28 2006 at 2:35 am. The doctor induced me around 4:oo the afternoon before. He was named after his grandpas. Ralph Owen Merrill and Raymond Oberly. Mark and I both loved the name Owen even before Olivia so that part was easy! It was a great delivery ( epidural) but I could still feel a little bit so I was able to know what and when to push. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces but then they sucked a bunch of fluid out of his lungs so we swear he weighed 8 even . Exactly like caden and Olivia 8 pounds on the dot! Totally wierd but who am I kidding I gained a little more with this pregnancy! Owen has always been a great baby! After the first initial week of hell I mean breastfeeding, he was great! He is a wonderful sleeper but thats because I trained him for schedules from the start. (babywise book is the way to go) Unfortunately I stopped giving him the occasional bottle of formula when he was 4 months old that when I tried to give him one later around 7 months he refused. I was kicking myself because I was sick and really needed to give him one. We got through that and around 11 months we got him to do a sippy cup so finally he was weaned just in time for his birthday! Yea for me! Owen is by far my picky eater! Caden was great and ate everything thats probably why he was and is 95% for his weight. But Owen loves loves dino nuggets. He eats them almost everyday! I do force him to eat some veggies too! He loves baby einstein movies and he loves getting into his big brother and sisters room and playing with their stuff!! This has been a great year and I have loved every minute of it thanks Owen I love you!! Happy Birthday!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007