Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Pumpkins

I'm not a big fan of carving pumpkins. This year I ordered some fun monster pumpkin decorations from Oriental Trading Company. I thought the kids would enjoy that, and I would enjoy the non-mess.


Pumkins, pumkins must be fall! We went to the Pumpkin Walk on Saturday morning, a Whitehead family tradition. We always have fun walking around, seeing what the creative people come up with. The Pepperidge Farm cookies are always yummy too!

These were some of our favorites.

The boys wore their costumes.

Gotta love the photo ops!!

Abbie had fun riding in the stroller, chewing on her jacket zipper. What a goof!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Family pictures

I was going to take the kids to JC Penny's next month for family pictures, but I thought it might be fun (and cheaper) to have my mom take some pictures while she was here. She loves taking pictures and she has an awesome camera. It seemed like a good idea.

I forgot how much I hate doing family pictures. By the time I actually have everyone ready for pictures, I want to strangle each of my wonderful, little children. Then, they don't sit still and you can't get all of them to look at the camera and smile at the same time. Taking pictures at the park doesn't help either, because all the boys wanted to do was go play. So, they were bribed with lunch at McDonald's and cold, hard cash. That still didn't work very well.

This picture is so Andrew. He has so much energy I just don't know what to do with him!!

All Abbie really wanted to do was yank the bow off her head.

These are some of the better ones.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's cold today!

I woke up this moring and the wind was whipping around the house. I knew right then it was going to be a cold morning. Figures. We were all signed up to do the 1 mile Red Ribbon Walk in Hyde Park. So, we put on multiple layers, and off we went. It really wasn't too bad, even when we got snowed on at the end....Welcome to Utah, Mom.

Abbie and Andrew rode in strollers, so we had to bundle them up pretty good. The t-shirts from the walk came in handy to hide Abbie from the wind. Way to be creative, Sara! Abbie stayed toasty warm and even slept through most of the walk.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kids are CRAZY!!!

My life is crazy, but uneventful. So I thought I would share some pictures of my crazy kids.

We were eating dinner tonight, and Andrew killed a fly with his hand. He's either really fast or that was one slow fly!!

Austin proves that position is everything!!

Eww! Abbie doesn't quite know what to think of the thing on her high chair.

Look at that cute little crinkle-nosed baby!

Andrew has the curliest hair. This is what it looked like before we got it cut on Saturday.

Ashley seems to hide when I'm taking pictures. That didn't stop me from getting this funny picture of her and her cousin, Grace!

My mom flies out from Pennsylvania tomorrow. We're all excited about that (even if I didn't manage to get my house clean...because of that dang Twilight series!)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Greatest Show on Earth

To make up for doing absolutely nothing over the summer, I took my kids and sister (helper!) to the circus on Sunday. I remember how much fun I had going when I was a kid, so I wanted my kids to have that same experience. We had a blast!

Abbie had a hard time sitting still for 2 1/2 hours, but we passed her back and forth and kept her entertained. She bopped along to the music and loved the elephants!

Of course, the best part of going to circus is the sugar high! The kids enjoyed cotton candy (yes, even Abbie had a tiny bit). They loved the smores on a stick, as you can see. The boys had chocolate all over their faces when they were done.

We decided we're going to make this a family tradition and go every year (driving in Salt Lake wasn't as bad as I expected!).