It's not even Halloween yet, but we have been busy, busy, busy with Halloween happenings. Creed has an amazing memory and kept asking me when he'd be able to go to Barnyard Boo at Thanksgiving Point to ride a pony. This was not a wear your costume kind of event, but Creed insisted and who can resist a pigeon on a pony?
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Yesterday, I let the boys play in our sweet neighbor's leaves for a few minutes, but I had to hurry them inside with promises to come back the next day because I had to get ready for my book club to come over. Creed did not forget. He woke up and dressed himself for the occasion (no surprise, he decided to wear solid yellow from head to toe) then he patiently waited through breakfast for his friend Lydia to arrive so we could head back across the street.I think the wait was worth it.
Oh, the joy a big pile of yellow leaves can bring.
Posted by Stephanie Ford at 3:41 PM
I think I mentioned that we are just getting around to hanging up some artwork around here (I really should admit, I just convinced my mom to help me hang up some artwork around here).
I commissioned family portraits from our favorite seven-year-old friend, and I think they were a bargain at a quarter a piece. We hung them up in the hallway between the boys' bedrooms.
Posted by Stephanie Ford at 3:25 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Creed was giving me some advice to stay safe this halloween season and he asked me to film it and send his advice to all the neighbors so they'll be safe too. I wouldn't want anything to happen to you so here you go!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Fall in Utah is heavenly while it lasts. The mountain that we live on has been covered in patches of bright orange and red so a week ago, when we had no plans for our Sunday afternoon, we made a spur of the moment decision to drive the Alpine Loop and even convinced my grandma to join us.
Posted by Stephanie Ford at 2:11 PM
It seems likes we're so busy during the week that Sundays are a chance to relax and take a breath. I treasure Sundays with these boys.We're never ready for church early enough to take pictures, but I managed to take a few when we got home for our post church wild rumpus.
Posted by Stephanie Ford at 2:02 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
There are always so many things that I would love to do that are a little bit hard to manage with two little ones in tow, and it's surprisingly difficult to work around preschool schedules and Ollie's naptime and the fact that I can't leave Ollie with the average babysitter. When I realized that it would just be Ollie and me for the morning, I convinced my friend we were meeting at the park to check out the 'Matter of Words" exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art first.The book sculpture by Adam Bateman was pretty incredible
But truth be told, the boys were probably more excited to drop grass into this hole outside in the sculpture garden, but I think a good time was had by all.
We couldn't resist stopping at the Museum gift shop on our way out (what is it about museum gift shops? They are always so great, I find myself wanting one of everything). As an added bonus, it was the first time I've walked into a store and seen my own cards for sale (look close at the top row) so it was a pretty exciting morning (and that's not counting when I locked me keys inside my car with my cell phone and had to call the campus auto-shop and beg them to come to my rescue. He said it was his fourth call to unlock a car that day so I shouldn't be too embarrassed, but let me tell you, I was.)
Long story short, Creed is on a 24 hour adventure going solo with my parents to see The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn in Southern Utah. I was supposed to go along and stay at my uncle's house with Ollie so my parents really only had to take Creed to see the play and then we'd all stay the rest of the week to play. There was a change of plans and they graciously (and maybe a little reluctantly) agreed to take Creed and bring him back the next day.
Creed's been couped up in the house all week with a cold and he was so EXCITED to go!
I can't wait to hear all about it this afternoon.