Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Zoo in November

Since the kids are off-track for 4 weeks right now, we are trying hard to stay busy. Today we went to the zoo. I've never been to the zoo in November. I found out it was free zoo day, and thought it would be a fun thing to do. It was actually quite warm, and we were all hot from wearing our coats, by the time we got done.

We stopped and picked Dan up from work on the way, so he was able to come with us. I always appreciate having an extra adult along since I'm outnumbered 4 to 1.

Alex thought everything was a kitty. He called everything a kitty. Anna was running down the hill, and tripped and fell. It sounded awful. One of her shoes came off in the fall. Remarkably, she didn't even end up with a single scratch. I guess her think coat cushioned the fall (and probably was the horrible skidding sound). Thanks again for the coat Jen.

It was a fun trip to the zoo.

Friday, November 21, 2008

10 Years!!

I changed the song on my blog in celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary today. Kind of silly, but when we engaged, Dan bought the Phil Collins CD at the store. When we got back to his parent's house, we put the CD in the CD player in the kitchen, and danced to this song. So, whenever we hear the song "Groovy Kind of Love" we remember it.

I wouldn't trade the last 10 years. It has been some of the best years of my life. We've had good times and hard times. Looking back, we've:

1. Owned 3 houses

2. Had 4 kids

3. Had a lot of different jobs

4. When we got married, we were one semester from finishing our Associates degrees. Dan finished his Bachelor's degree, and Master's degree, and I finished my Bachelor's degree. Man, when I look back at our college days, I don't wanna go back. That was tough!

5. We've aged a bit---thankfully I don't look like I'm 14 still. When we were younger and people found out I was married I got the "You look too young" response. When I was pregnant with Rachel I looked like a young, pregnant teenager.

Since I know you're gonna read this blog, Dan, I just wanted to say "I LOVE YOU"!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Primary Program.....

Yesterday was our Primary Program at church. Rachel and Caleb got to sit on the stand, so we only had Anna and Alex sitting with us. Anna and Alex have a very hard time sitting still during church. Anna was flopping herself around demanding to know if it was time for nursery. Alex was quite the little ham. He snuck out into the aisle and began saying "hi" to everyone. He even gave the guy behind us a hug. From what I saw of the program, Rachel and Caleb did good with their speaking parts. I ended up in the hall towards the end of the program. I found it strange that after sacrament meeting a lot of people came up and told Caleb what a great job he had done. Later I found out why. During the last song, "I am a child of God", I was out in the hall. I could hear a child singing rather loudly into the microphone. In fact, I think that was the only child I could hear. I didn't know who it was. Guess who it was??? Caleb! I didn't know Caleb was even singing during the program. Caleb can be such a cute, sweet boy.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Rachel said she was a rock star for Halloween. She actually looked like a flapper. She was cute and had a fun time.

Anna was the cutest bumblebee.

Caleb was really proud of his pumpkin. He had it picked out as soon as we picked the pumpkins from the garden. He named his pumpkin "Big Belly".

This was right before we went trick-or-treating. Caleb changed his costume several times on Halloween. It was actually the warmest trick-or-treating I ever remember. By the time we were done, Caleb was complaing how hot he was. I was getting hot too. I can't ever get all of the kids to look at the camera at the same time.

Here's a picture of me with the kids. I dressed up like an indian. I haven't dressed up since I was a kid. But Rachel and Caleb begged me to dress up this year. I had fun. I felt kind of dumb going places during the day when I was dressed up. By the end of the day, all the kids (except Alex doesn't talk well enough yet) said what a great day it was. We ran out of candy to pass out by 8:00pm. I bought 5 bags of candy bars. I guess next year I should buy more candy. Or maybe I should stop sneaking and eating some of the candy bars. I love chocolate. :)