Friday, December 19, 2014

September and October 2014

Jon and I went to a restaurant up Millcreek Canyon called Log Haven to celebrate his promotion at work. Beautiful location, yummy food, handsome date=perfect night. 

We took the kids to see the witches at Gardner Village 

I started bringing a pillow on our daily walks and now Carver just chills and enjoys the ride. 

Seriously, look at that cute face. 

Shawn and I woke up super early one morning to make it to Park City in time for the balloon festival. We parked and got out of our car when they were making the announcement that it was cancelled due to an incoming storm. We just went and toured around Park City a bit before heading back home. 
Annual picking of the apples at my Grandpa's house. Yummm! 

Look at this view during our walks. Beautiful! 
Jon's sister, Sharlene got married in September. It was a gorgeous wedding and everything went great! 

I asked Shawn to get out a pan and melt some butter on the stove. I guess I need to be more specific. 

Shawn is always coming up with new little businesses. He asked me one day how to sew pictures. I showed him and then asked if he was going to put it in his room. He informed me that he was going to make a bunch and sell them. Which is exactly what he did. Smart boy! 

This was the stem of one of our sunflowers. The kids sure love to grow giant sunflowers. 

Another view from our house. 
We went up the canyon a few times to see the changing leaves. We also visited Bridal Veil Falls. 

Picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch

We really love our great neighborhood and the boys really love watching for Shawn to come home from school. 
Evan's preschool went to a local pumpkin patch and he was so happy that it was called Evan's Family Farm. 

Shawn bull riding at Cornbellys

My favorite superheros of all time! 

Shawn did great this fall during soccer. 

Shawn found this sticker of a lightbulb and then came running to me saying, "Look Mom! I have a great idea!"

We all love Daddy! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bear Lake 2014

Our annual Bear Lake trip was during the month of August. The weather was perfect, the company was perfect (as perfect as can be expected), everything was wonderful.

I asked Evan to carry Carver's shoes for me and when I looked back to check on him, he had used the velroe part of the strap to just stick them to his swim suit. Genious!

One problem was that we kept out food on the dresser. Carver could reach it and we would find him with an entire bagel or other snacks. At least he never went hungry.

 Shawn's first attempt at snorkeling. It was a major fail! Looks like we need to do some practicing.
 Evan took the waverunner on a little ride. Just kidding, Tiff is behind him pushing it back in from their ride together.

Shawn Turns 7!!

My sweet little first-born is 7-years-old! He really is a sweet kid with a nasty temper. He flairs up quickly and tells us he can't control himself. He is incredibly smart and wants to know how everything works in the world. He is constantly trying to invent things and come up with new ways of doing things. He loves snuggling, running around, watching cartoons, reading books, sports and many other things. We sure love this kid!
Shawn has a camping theme party this year.

Three-legged races, s'mores in the backyard, cake in the tent

Diggin' for worms (gummy worms in whip cream)

Afternoon of shopping with Grandpa and Grandma Knab for hiking boots and then some golfing.

Then we went out to eat as a family that  night.

His actual birthday was on Sunday. We had a yummy breakfast, went to church and then Jon's family came over for dinner and cake. After everyone left Shawn begged to sleep in the backyard. All of us hung out in the tent, but only Shawn and I slept out there. Well, we did until it started raining on our faces because we never put the tent cover on.