Friday, October 29, 2010

Leaves, wonderful leaves!

A friend from work has some trees that drop tons of leaves. I asked for them so the kids could roll around in them. We have about 35 trees but they are all cedars and pinions, so no leaves.

What joy can be found rolling in leaves!

Sydney, Sloane and Andrew taking advantage of the big pile of soft leaves.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Green's Peak Picnic

We wanted to take a little day trip to Green's Peak and have a sunset dinner picnic. Wow, we did not quite expect the freezing temperatures. When we got in the car it was 60degrees, when we got out, 40, brrrrrrr......
The view all around was beautiful and the green trees have big areas of yellow from the aspen trees. The wind was crazy.

It was a little warmer the closer we got to the forest, the wind didn't blow as much. Notice Scott's Coco's jacket, he won a pie-eating contest at the AZ state fair with the scouts. I always knew he had it in him!

Andrew, Sloane and Sydney looking with awe at the view. A pretty dense forest is directly behind me taking the picture.

Three little ants on the log--oh four, forgot Charro.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sloane's 11th Birthday

Samantha K, Chayla C, Sloane T and Emilee H having fun together!

Happy 11th Birthday Sloaney!!
Sloane didn't want a regular cake with ice cream this year, but wanted to make caramel apples. So, she had a few friends over and had a caramel apple bar. They all wanted to watch Percy Jackson The Lightening Thief (which she got for her birthday, along with a ripstick). Good, good times.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sydney's 16th Birthday!

Today is Syd's birthday, of course we had birthday breakfast of pancakes in the shape of an "S". We also had monkey bread which is our tradition for Sunday morning General Conference.

We wanted to take her out to dinner for her birthday and did on the Saturday before (Oct 2). She asked to Taco Bell for double decker tacos, her most favorite thing in the world! So, to Taco Bell we went and had a great feast!

She got a hoodie that has headphones in the cord, a new ctr ring, a necklace and itunes of course.

She has to wait for one more month before getting her driver's license, but she's driving really well.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Our Garden Harvest

Here's the end product. Carrots, tomatoes, potatoes and watermelon. We decided to dehydrate some watermelon and see what it does. It dryed nicely and has a taffy-like consistency.
We canned all the good stuff while watching General Conference

We can hardly believe all the carrots that we grew. Never have we been successful with carrots!

These are the tomatoes from just today, we've been picking and eating all season. There are a ton more that are not quite ready.

The watermelons that Andrew has were not part of our garden, per se. We had a patch of sunflowers that were basically weeds. When Scott went to cut it down, he saw that watermelons were growing inside.