Just for you none believer's that's my brother Dan in the army outfit. See he really is real. Nate and Benjamin, Sydney and little Chase are in the picture as well.
Holly as Super Pig, Sydney as a Barbie and Jack as an astronaut
My brother (the one that no one knows because he has never lived with me) had a Halloween party on Saturday. The kids had fun playing with their cousins. They had not one but two pinata's. Games for the kids and a ton of food.
The girls had their volleyball tournament last night. And by night I mean that we were there at 4:00 and got home at 9:15. I was very unprepared for that length of time. No treats for Jack, no plan for dinner. FYI the food court has a lovely selection. We obviously survived, and the girls had fun. By the last game all the girls on the team were a little tired. They came in third out of 13 teams. Holly was excited about her medal and certificate they gave her and had it displayed for Matt to see when he got home that night. We will see if they will want to play again but it was sure a fun change from those outside sports.
We went to the scarecrow festival at Thanksgiving Point today. What a nice day it was. The weather was perfect. The kids had so much fun. Grandma came with us and the kids had so much fun being together which really hasn't happened as much as it should. Good day!!
I have to share. Today Jack said something that was going to get him in trouble and as I was saying Jack that wasn't nice you need to go to your room. He started laughing and said.." I want to rewind that". I wonder where in the world he learned that Fraze. But of course because I started laughing he knew he was off the hook. I am such a sucker but really how many of us wish we could rewind something.
Jack played soccer this fall and his first four games played about 1 minute and didn't want to play anymore. Matt started taking him and of course he played all while I was with the girls at volleyball. His game last week was canceled but today even though it was cold he played and I got to watch!! He is about the cutest thing ever!!
For family night we went and found a pumpkin patch. The kids thought it was much more fun then putting them in a basket at Wal Mart. Not that's there is anything wrong with that. This was just a fun thing for this year. Plus there isnt anything like cute fall pictures.
The girls tried out volleyball this year. We shall see if they want to play again. Holly is very funny to watch and Sydney is having more fun now that's she has figured out her serve. And of course they are embarrassed if I cheer to loudly. Holly's first serve she ever got over was kind of a big deal so there was loud cheering she wants to know how come I don't cheer as loudly anymore.
Matt had taken the kids camping up above Heber without me. They had so much fun and didn't have mom there to tell them to quit getting dirty which I would have. They fished, caught a snake and some little frogs which they brought home with them. The animals were the highlight of a lot of the neighborhood kids so I knew it was just a matter of time with all of them handling the snake and frogs that they would soon be lost or gone to a better place so I didn't worry to much but they did not come in the house!
Matt had taken this picture of the kids one Sunday afternoon. I think it's such a cute picture that I used it as my screen saver and since I'm going to pull out my flowers today I thought I would post it. Yes I'm ready for Fall to be here!