Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Time

Its that time again! This year Frankie and Sera (with a LOT of help) carved. Everyone else painted their pumpkins .
Here are my cute kids after enjoying carmel apples and decorating pumpkins
Sera's pumpkin
Alexa's pumpkin
Boston's pumpkin
I don't know if Beckom got more paint on him or the pumpkin

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mom can you PLEASE help me pull up my pants.....

That's right this girl never does anything unless she gives it her all! Last week she fractured both of her arms.

She went doorbell ditching with a friend and they tripped each other up while running away. She obviously used both her hands to catch herself. She can't remember anything because it hurt so bad she blacked out. It took her dad and I 3 days of making her go to school, telling her they were sprained and to be tough to finally go get x-rays. (I see a mother of the year award in my future for this one). Both arms are fractured exactly the same, in the same spot. The doctors decided to see if the fitted air cast would work on her right arm to give her a little freedom. She is doing pretty good with no arms. I just get to hear "mom, can you..." a whole lot now!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Break Part 1

This year we did something new, something we would like to do every year. We took the kids to Tombstone and Apple Annie's in Wilcox. We wanted to hike Kartchner Cavern but they were full. Next year!!

We started out at Tombstone. The kids loved it! We took a tour of the old Birdcage Theatre. An original gambling and burlesque bar. It was really cool. The kids loved all the old stuff. (and thankfully the burlesque part went unnoticed) Before we went I had them watch Gunfight at the OK Corral. I am really glad that I did because it helped them recognize things like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday.

Boston loved looking for all the old gunshot holes
We had lunch at a restaurant that re-enacts old gunfights that took place in Tombstone. Even Beckom was entertained.
Gunfights in the street
People walk around dressed up. I even got to hang the kids!
Frankie got a hanging from a couple of old cowboys!
We took them to the old cemetery....they LOVED this
We ended the night at the hotel with a little swimming and Beckom sporting some serious bed head!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall break Part 2

The Second day of our little trip we went to Apple Annies in Wilcox.

We started out the morning with a pumpkin pancake breakfast with apple cider syrup. YUMMY!! Then we took a tractor ride out to the orchard to pick our apples.

The kids loved this. We picked Granny Smith and Rome Apples. They were delicious. We also picked some asian pears.
The kids got to make their own jump ropes

We also took a hay ride out to the pumpkin field and picked our own pumpkins. The kids thought that cutting them off the vine was the greatest part.

They had a giant corn maze that took 45 minutes. A beautiful field of sunflowers that you could cut. And THE BEST homemade pumpkin ice cream I have ever tasted (Alexa says the apple ice cream is the best)

We had a great weekend. The kids were all happy and can't wait to go again next year.

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Daddy Dates

We have a tradition were Daddy takes the kids on a date every month. Sometimes just for a walk or a treat and sometimes bigger. Sometimes he takes a few together. With 4 kiddos we don't always get it done either!! When it happens they love it. When the girls were little they would make me dress them up and do their hair just right. Then they would watch out the window until Daddy came to pick them up. They don't want to admit it but they still do this in a more grown up way. Boston calls his a "Man Day"! I love it!

A few weeks ago I took the girls Ice Skating for a birthday party they got invited to. We knew we would be gone a while so Boston and Dad planned a man day. They painted Boston's bike ramp and went to Cabbala's. The Boys loved it.

The Girls got to have a Daddy Day next! While they were gone I got to have the cutest date ever (Boston) take me to see a movie. Then he wanted to go running and have pizza. What a fun date!

The Girls Hiked Camelback with Dad. It was a tough hike and they can't wait to go back.

After the hike he took them to get lunch and see a movie. Alexa was so excited because they got Pae Wei. I think she could eat this and seafood everyday if we let her. Sera got to pick the movie, Secretariat. They had a GREAT TIME!
Thanks Daddy for making traditions and memories the kids will never forget!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Boston is playing Flag Football again this year. He loves it. He is the oldest on the team this year instead of the youngest. It is amazing the difference a year makes. He is playing offense and defense. He is pulling flags, catching passes, and making touchdowns.
I love the mouth guard lips!

He loves it and we love watching! Way to go Boston!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


If you leave the fridge open and turn your back, this is what can happen! I was cleaning out the fridge and turned around to him drinking Hershey's Syrup right from the bottle. The kids left the fridge open and he snuck the bottle outside in a toy and we found him eating and painting the jeep with it. How do you get mad at that grin?!
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