Friday, October 31, 2008


We have been busy with Halloween activities this past week. Last Saturday we went to "Trick of Treat Street" put on by the businesses in our community. The kids had a great time and we got a lot of candy that we were able to recycle at our wards trunk or treat last night! I think we will recycle some of the trunk or treat candy tonight:)

David decided he wanted to be an elephant this year, doesn't he look funny! We went to the zoo this week and he thought it was great fun to see the elephants and know that was also his costume.

The skirt Madeline is wearing was mine as a little girl and I thought it was the perfect shape for a poodle skirt so I added the poodle and made a little scarf, total cost; $2.50 that is the kind of costume I like!

As many of you know Jacob thinks that Star Wars is the coolest thing right now so of course he wanted to be Obi-Wan. I found how to make this costume on the Internet and it was the EASIEST costume ever made. He has been wearing it for the last couple of weeks to play in, go to the store, to a friends house, he loves it!

We carved our pumpkins two nights ago. Ben couldn't resist the M which he says is both for Mower and Michigan, he is still a fan even though they are terrible this year. While we were carving Jacob said, "Mom, isn't this so fun" I am glad he liked it.

Growing up my mom always made holidays so fun, so I am trying to live up to her legacy:) I made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast this morning. The boys really liked them, I think mostly because there were chocolate chips, who doesn't like chocolate for breakfast? And it is just what they need, to start Halloween day off with some sugar, whoops. I have decided that from hear on out we will have soup and bread every Halloween dinner so I am going to make the Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden for dinner which is delicious! I hope you all have a great Halloween and happy trick or treating!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Little Humor

This evening as I was cleaning up after dinner the door bell rang. I went to get the door and there was a sales man on the porch. Jacob and David were right there with me, he looked at me and said, "is your mom or dad here" I laughed a bit inside and just said, "I am the mom" So funny, I bet he was a bit embarrassed. I guess it is good I still look young!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back to Life, Back to Reality

We have had a reality check this week. After three years of law school(that were actually quite enjoyable) and a summer of bar prep that wasn't too strenuous and then two months of no job, no school, no studying, Ben has now started work, bummer. A pay check will be nice but the hours he is gone just aren't very fun. Ben takes the light rail to work and since we only have one vehicle we all get to take him to the station each morning and pick him up each night. Luckily it is only a ten minute drive from our house. We pull the kids out of bed at 7:05 stick them in the car and then take Ben. It takes Ben about an hour to get to work, another bummer. He comes home between 5:30 and 6:00. I know those aren't terrible hours it is just an adjustment after having him around so much, which we loved! Now that it is the third day we are starting to get adjusted by going to bed earlier so that we aren't so tired in the morning. I am lucky to have a friend close by that helps me get through the days. We have a schedule of the week that includes, swimming, going to the park, and story time. We really like where we are living and are settling in. Ben is enjoying his job so far so I hope that continues! Below is a picture of Ben on his first day getting sworn in, doesn't he look official.