Thursday, November 20, 2014

Halloween 2014

We got back from Tahoe with only a few days to spare before Halloween. We went to work on carving some pumpkins right away. Faster than we could say BOO it was already the big day. I took the boys over to get free donuts in their costumes and that was fun! Then that evening we went to Mima Papa's home and did some trick-or-treating! This year we had a gold miner, wolverine, Thor (the Knight Warrior, in Isaac's words) , and Will Turner, the cutest Pirate.

The Pumpkins didn't even last 4 days eeeeewwwww!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kevin is NINE!

I can't believe I have a nine year old. This year Kevin has been reading the Harry Potter series and really really likes it! He asked to have a Harry Potter birthday party which turned out to be a pretty fun dinner party!!

Bryan and I put up this amazing black tulle so that it looked a little like the night sky. Then I made floating candles out of toilet paper rolls, dollar store battery operated tea lights and fishing line...(and lots of help from my glue gun) For take home gifts we had decorated goblets and wands and a bookmark with a couple spells to practice on them. I had spay painted some dollar store wine glasses earlier in the week to make the goblets look cool. I had lots of help with this party as well. I owe a big shout out to my friend Kathy who let me borrow nearly all of the amazing decor and the Harry Potter Books and also to my friend, Debbie, who made the Turkey and the gravy for the feast. My amazing mother in law delighted everyone with her mac and cheese. Of course Bryan is always my partner in crime at these parties. He is always there to say my crazy time consuming idea is a great one!!! ( and I love him for it) Kevin decided he didn't want cupcakes this year but opted for hot fudge pie, he has great taste! So here are some pics from Kevin's ninth birthday party!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lake Tahoe 2014

This year was so much fun at Tahoe! We got a little bit of snow even!

We took a cruise on the MS Dixie II!

Owen went up and drive the rig for a bit with the captain!

Kevin spent some Q-time with Grandma and Grandpa.

We,of course, stuffed ourselves at the all you can eat buffet at the top of Harrah's Casino!

We took a crazy bus ride up to the ridge and played with our truck while we waited.

This year we brought our bikes and did a bike ride through Camp Richardson. It was so beautiful. We all played lots of pool at the club house. The big boys even got their own pool sticks from Grandpa.

And we sat in a hot tub during a blizzard that was NOT hot. Isaac hated it but Grandma, me and Kevin and Adam stayed till' it got hot (about 2 hours). Then, sadly, we had to go home. Oh he we love vacations!