Friday, November 18, 2011

Our Family Pictures

I set up my camera and had a friend snap away. These are the best of the bunch. I will have to post the bloopers later. The kids made for some funny pictures.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A Photo Shoot

Some friends of ours needed pictures for their Christmas card. I came to their rescue!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

"Big Trucks!"

Our Church held an emergency preparedness fair for the community today. There was loads of information on 72 hour kits, food and water storage, gardening, and first aid. Parker and I went to get some good ideas on really getting serious about food storage, the kids went to see the fire trucks! Our local fire department brought an ambulance, brush fire rig, and a huge fire engine. The fire fighters took us on a tour of each, the kids loved it!

Here is Colton in the back of an ambulance (and hopefully this is the ONLY time), he thought it was great that they had equipment to help animals in case of a fire. 
The $90,000 brush fire rig was from a government grant the fire chief wrote. It was SWEET. It carries close to 300 gallons of water and they let the kids spray the hose. The boys thought it was AWESOME (as you can see from Pax's face!)

Sitting in the bucket seats on the back of the brush fire rig.

On the front of the fire truck. This was the best picture I could get...
Inside the church, they had a kids station. The play dough kept them occupied for a solid hour. I guess it's time for me to start making some!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Shiver me timbers!

Halloween was so much fun this year. Colton and Paxton LOVE the show Jake and the Never Land Pirates that is shown on the Disney channel. I thought it would be hilarious to dress them up as Captain Hook and Mr. Smee and lucky me, my dream came true! It was a battle to get Colton to be Captain Hook. He insisted on being Smee. However, once I brought home the hook from a costume store, he was sold on being Hook. We had a great time going to our ward trunk or treat the Friday before Halloween and again on Halloween night around our apartment complex. People really loved their costumes which made me feel good.

I found Colton's Captain Hook coat at Salvation Army for $10. It's a little girls pea coat from Target! It worked out PERFECTLY once I added a bunch of trim. I sewed some ruffles onto a white t-shirt he already had which he wore under his coat.
I found Paxton't hat and shirt at Salvation Army for 2 bucks total. We had the sweats already :)
Colton HATED this wig. I snapped this picture as fast as I could because I knew it wasn't staying on long.
This picture was taken immediately after the previous one...not happy about the wig!
Trick or Treating around our complex with the shark (their friend, Ethan).
Colton carried his bucket on his hook the whole night!
These brothers were SO HAPPY to be out past bed time AND getting candy!
We walked around our complex for about 45 minutes. These two were so tuckered out after that they slept between 11 and 12 hours that night. Such a bonus to the tired parents!