This weekend Ian's carpet was installed in his room! We are so dang close to being ready to move him in. We are putting the doors back on and moving at least his bed in on Monday evening. Ian is sooo excited and thinks he has the nicest room in the house now, he probably does. Thanks again Grandpa for all of your help and love. We will keep you posted as we move on in.
Halloween was so much fun this year! The boys are old enough that they went alone with their cousin Blake. Jakob was a 1920's gangster, Ian was a hippie (yes that is one of my old wigs) and Emily was a witch. We had soup in pumpkin looking bread bowls and hit the streets early for maximum street coverage.
Emily with all her neighborhood witchy friends. They all went trick-or-treating together and looked adorable all dressed alike. They were crazy gals just running from one house to another. Needless to say, Emily has quite the loot of candy.
Don't they all look like they are enjoying the first snow storm of the year! Emily and her cousin Evan on the tram. Ian, Blake, Jake and Sean on the tram.
Well every year Eric's side of the family goes up to Snowbird where his parents have a time share. When Fall hits we all start getting excited that Snowbird is almost here. The time share is from a Sat. to the next Sat. We always go up the first weekend and it is a blast with everyone. We ride the tram, play games, watch movies, go to the Snowbird center, eat, eat, eat, stay up late, and play bingo on Sunday after Grandma makes a great dinner. Then we go home for a couple days and come back up the following weekend. This year Fall break was Thurs. and Friday so we were able to go up more this year and we loved it. We swam in the pool everyday, played games at the game room, and just had fun relaxing in a beautiful setting. The kids are a perfect age this year. Old enough to do their own thing but young enough not to get into trouble yet. Boy, do I cherish this time right now. Well the weather this year was awesome too. The first weekend we had snow! The only bummer was that it was crazy cold and snowy and 0 visibility up on the mountain when we were on the tram but it was fun to see the beautiful snow again. Then the rest of the time we were up the weather was absolutely gorgeous and fall and warmish cool. Hee Hee. We so love it up there and love to ooh and aah over the colorful leaves. Utah is amazingly beautiful. Here are some pics of the tram/snow time. I wasn't to good at picture taking this year.
Ian with his Grandma & Grandpa Butterfield & Grandma Penny Ian performing one of his songs during the concert. He's is in beginning band and is doing percussion. Here he is playing the xylophone/bell kit. Doesn't he look handsome.
Emily hasn't had bangs since she got her first haircut at two. She has been asking for bangs lately like her cousin Amanda has. Well, last night mom took her to Great Clips and we cut off about 3 inches on the bottom and gave her some bangs. She looks more grown up now and mom and dad aren't sure they like that quite yet. She looks cute and she loves it. I guess that's worth it.
Jakob and his dad were very creative for this pine wood derby. Jake loves army everything so they created a tank derby car. They went to Hobby Lobby and found camouflage wrap for the car. They put half of an army dude on top and painted a pen for the cannon. Eric sanded down the wheels thin to have a good advantage on the speed. They finished it about 10:00p.m. the night before the race. The next morning Eric got up at 5:00 a.m. because he couldn't sleep because the wheels weren't up to par. What a cute daddy! I came in at 6:30 to see the finished product. Needless to say, Eric is quite the derby dad. Jake took 2nd in the whole Derby and had a great experience with his dad. I am grateful for Eric and how dedicated and caring of a dad he is. Good job both of you. Jake got the "hardest to find in the grass" award and a ribbon for participating. One of our favorite activities in scouts by far. Until next year....