Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Busy Fall!

We have been busy this fall!

We went to Staheli Farm with the Harmons and the Houghtons. It was a blast! 
Gary, Tucker, and Sophie, going through the mini maze
Tucker and Sophie looking at the goat that climbed into the pony's food bucket
This was one of Tucker's favorite parts
Sophie loved it too!
Here are the Harmons on the hayride
And our cute little family on the hayride
Tucker and Sophie led the way through the corn maze...
They thought they knew just where to go. We ended up going in lots of circles!
Daddy and Tucker walking through the maze
Here's Daddy and Tucker pumping water to have a duck race.
Tucker was way into this duck race
Tucker loved it so much that he ended up peeing his pants. Really. He didn't
want to stop playing with the duck race and wouldn't stop to go to the
bathroom even though we knew he needed to. Then the fun ended, and we went home.

 I guess this next event doesn't count as fun, especially for my dad. He ended up in emergency surgery on the 17th because his intestines got pinched and pulled up into his stomach taking up a 6"x9" space. They had to cut off 6 inches of his intestines. We went to Cedar City on the 18th to visit and wish him a quick recovery!
Tucker got to ride on Grandpa's hospital bed
Tucker wanted Grandma to chase him around in the foyer

 Later that week, Gary's mom, DeeAnn, and brother, Nathan, came to visit. She and I worked on some Christmas crafts to use as gifts. Get this: she also loaded 17 pumpkins from her garden into her car and drove them all the way from Salt Lake so we could have a pumpkin carving party with the Houghtons while they were here.
Ashley, Nate, Jennifer, Gary, and Debbie
Here's Ashley and her pumpkin

Gracie and Jordan carving their pumpkins
Sophie and her pumpkin
Madi, DeeAnn, Gary, Max, and Debbie
Here's the kids watching Shaun the Sheep in the Laptop after they carved their pumpkins
Tucker sitting next to his "Mater" pumpkin the next morning
This was actually later that weekend, Gary had been so busy helping everyone else with their pumpkins that he didn't get to make his at the party.
Here he is with his Linux Logo pumpkin. It turned out awesome.

This is me a few days later with my "Mac" pumpkin--we lost the pic of me with it earlier.

That weekend, Grandpa Haroldsen joined the party too.  It was nice enough outside to go boating!
Stay tuned for more fun! Halloween is next!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Is it Fall Already?

Each year, we go to Monticello for the hunt. Gary's grandparents live there and the boys + or - some of the girls go up the mountain to deer hunt. It is sooo fun when we visit, and it always seems to mark the beginning of fall to me.

While we were there, Gary spotted a real life "Tow Mater" parked on Main Street. Tucker has a little Mater toy that he carries around, and we knew we had to take him to see it!

Tucker was a little wary as to if this was the "real Mater" when we showed it to him. He walked around the vehicle and compared his toy to the bigger version. When every part seemed to match, he seemed pretty happy that he had met the real life Mater! When it was time to leave, he did NOT want to go!

Here's Tucker and Daddy taking a ride on the 4-wheelr

Beautiful Monticello in the fall

Gary got a buck!

Tucker and Daddy Posing with Daddy's buck

My cousin, Becca, who lives in Colorado was able to visit while we were in Monticello and Grandma Schaugaard watched the kids while I got to go to the temple with her. Here's Tucker and Kelty eating some apples from Grandma and Grandpa's Tree.

Sandy and Wade finally came to hang out too! 

Jemima got used to being outside while we were there :)

Here's Tucker and his Grandpa

Grandpa and his grandkids :)

It's always so sad when we have to leave! We're already looking forward to next year!