Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fun Halloween Things

So, I'm not really a fan of the haunted houses, and the creepy eerie stuff of Halloween, but I am a fan of all the dressing up, pumpkin carving, candy, and trunk or treating!

Our ward threw a Halloween party where we made our debuts as Lady Gaga, Joe Dirt, and a cute little cow. 

At one point during the party, we were wondering where Tucker had ran off to. We finally found him with a cookie in each hand! Looks like those cookies were a little close to the edge!

Tucker and Sophie the Duck kept playing with the strings that were hung for the donut eating contest. I think they thought they might suddenly pull down a balloon or something.

The donut eating contest :)

A happy cow!

Tucker the Cow drinking some root beer from his trough

Daddy and Tuck just hanging out at the party. We finally just put some root beer in Tucker's sippy cup.

Gary getting ready to chug some root beer in a contest

So we decided to let tucker try on Gary's wig. We were seriously cracking up! He looked just like the little Joe Dirt in the movie that got lost at the Grand Canyon. "That's why Mom named you Joe Dirt!" Bahaha! I think he liked his cow costume a little better though.

Brad and Lauren as Salt and Pepper

Later, the next day, we carved a pumpkin that we got from Grandma and Grandpa Haroldsen!

Then we got dressed up all over again to go Trunk or Treating with our friends, Trish, Kody, and Lily. This time Tucker was a cute little chicken. Before we left, Grandma and Grandpa Bolin stopped by to see us all in our costumes!

I just had to show some pics of my Lady Gaga costume. I totally made it all homemade style, the clear origami shapes that I super glued together and everything, to try to look be kind of like this one, but more modest: 

Here's Lily and Tucker showing off their cute costumes!

After Trunk or Treating, we invited Trish, Kody, and Lily, as well as Gina & Darrell, over to our house to hang out, eat pizza, and watched a movie. 

Here's Tucker and Lily  just hanging out on their little chairs. Oh did I not notice that Tucker had the fly swatter again?!

Here they are playing around in the pack-n-play. I made a fort for them, and they were having a blast!

Well, we are already looking forward to dressing up next year! With good friends, pumpkins, candy, costumes, and more, how could we have been disappointed? We had a blast!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birrell Reunion

We went up North the 15th, 16th, and 17th to go to the Birrell Reunion. We had a blast! 

The first day we all helped build up some raised garden beds at Grandma and Grandpa Birrell's house. Grandpa Birrell has Lou Gehrig's Disease and wanted to still be able to garden, so this was a great solution. It was a lot of hard work, but I will admit that I actually enjoyed it. I kind of let go of my gym workout streak, and shoveling dirt and working hard made me feel like I got a little workout in :)

Grandpa Birrell proudly wearing an Alabama shirt!

Grandma Birrell in the shade. It was surprisingly warm outside (which I didn't mind at all!).

Lisa, Me, and Jenn hanging out at the dirt pile.

Hmm...let's see if I can list everyone in this picture. I see Gary, Chad, Kailey, Jamie, Grandpa Schaugaard, Christopher, and Korbin all helping out.

Lisa, Grandpa Schaugaard, and Gary shoveling away.

John, Jer, and Christopher working hard.

Briawna watching Lucas hang out on the dirt pile.

Krissinie giving us a thumbs-up!

Kaitlin showing us how to do a cartwheel. I think she is mid-air in this shot!

Tate and Briawna pushing Tucker on the swing. 

They were Tucker's buddies the whole time (but his aunts were too)!
After that we went to a park that Gary used to go to when he was a little boy to get our family pictures taken. After the pictures, all the kids got to play on the playground, including Gary (hehe). 

Just cousins having some fun!

Austin, Amber, and Krissinie

Tucker going through the tunnel to get Daddy!

Whoa! Tucker getting some speed on the slide!

Two kids having fun in the tunnel

Hey! There's a friend in this tunnel!
Then we went to a big huge garage set up (Gary was eyeing it the whole time--he would love a big huge garage) and had a pizza party and movie night on the projector. Tucker kept getting fed candy from everyone who didn't know that he had already had some. Hello Mr. Sugar Rush! 

The next day we all relaxed a little and enjoyed everyone's company, then got to go to Toy Story 3, which I must say is such a good movie! 

Sunday we got to go to church with Grandma and Grandpa Birrell, hang out and enjoy the company and eat some great food. Then we spent just a little time at Grandma and Grandpa Haroldsen's and had to go home.

It was a great weekend of delicious food, great company, and a lot of fun! 

These next pictures are from a previous visit in August to Grandma and Grandpa Birrell's.

Tucker was getting blown in the face by Grandpa's oxygen thing. He thought it was pretty cool!

Tucker teasing Grandma Birrell with the car they let him play with.

Tucker playing with the cool truck they have at their house

Here's kind of a cute story from this visit. Tucker hadn't taken a nap, so he was a little grumpy. He fell and bonked his head and was crying. Grandma and Grandpa had cookies at their house and Tucker got one after he got an "owie", so he started faking that he was getting "owies" so he could get a cookie. Oh boy. That boy loves his cookies!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monticello 2010

It has taken me far too long to get this post up, but it's finally here! 

I love Monticello. When we go there each year, it means that fall is really here! We always have so much fun hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa Schaugaard at their house and up in the mountains! I think Monticello is just beautiful in the fall :)

Look at all these dear just chillin' in the field behind the temple.
Tucker and Gary just having a little fun at the temple grounds!
We stopped to play at a park while we were taking a walk. Tucker is such an adventurous little guy on the playground. He wants to climb on everything!
Looks like Gary and Tucker got some speed going down that slide!
He climbed all the way to the top of this little yellow ladder thing! Gary was right by to catch him if he fell.

Petting some horses on the walk
I love this one of Tucker running through the leaves!
We took a drive up the mountains with Grandma and Grandpa to have lunch and help set up the tent for hunting.
Tucker is a good little helper!

Gary was hammering the stakes down, so Tucker pretended to hammer some on his own.
Once the tent was set up, Tucker thought it was the coolest thing ever!

Here is a dear that I saw when walking down a trail.

My favorite hunter. 

We had a blast and can't wait to go visit again!