Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gobble till you Wobble!~!!

I've been trying to come up with fun little crafts and activities for Colter and I. He always wants to watch t.v. and I hate it, so I thought we needed some fun little things while the weather is cold. This is the turkey hat we came up with! Ha ha. Colter thought the ribbons were a necessity!

Delicious!!! I made toffee and it was sooo good. I usually try and make it once a year around the holidays and it never ever turns out. It usually is too soft and this year Wall-La! I always think its done and turn it off a little to early and this time I thought it was I waited just a minute longer and PERFECTION!!! I'm gonna give my Mom a run for her $$$ with this batch. Ha ha.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


So anyways I have been on the count down for the movie "UP" to come out. So the morning of we were all sitting at the breakfast table and I all excited start chanting U-P, U-P, U-P. (I spell things out around here so curious little ears don't get it yet.) and Colter gives me the funniest little look, his brows are all down and furrowed and says, "Mom, I did not!!! and I just burst out laughing. I was bawling I was laughing so dang hard. He thought I was accusing him of peeing. Ha ha. Then he proceeded to get mad at me and told me not to be dunny! (funny.)


I am the Enrichment Leader out here and we had our November Enrichment and we did a fun getting to know you activity and then we had refreshments. I made these "special" turkeys for the night. I saw them on a website and they looked soooo cute, so i decided i would make them. for the love of pete, these suckers took along time. I have no idea how these people on the Internet get these cakes, brownies, candy & cookies to look so dang perfect. So these are how they turned out, pretty cute but definitely special!!!

Story time with Mrs. Janie

I signed Colter up for Story Time at the Library on Tuesday mornings. It is a really cute class. They read a story and watch a little movie on the wall and then they make a craft and have snack time. This weeks theme was mice and they made these funny little mouse ears. CUTE!

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Last weekend we went to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. It was a really cool zoo. They had the cutest baby elephants and tons of little things i've never even heard of. They had this awesome indoor aquarium. Colter's favorite thing was the sharks. He could not wait to see them. It was the best day to go to the zoo, it wasn't too hot and it wasn't very crowded. We told Colter we were going to the zoo that morning and he says, "oooh and Jack will be there!" Right before we moved out here we went to the Hogle Zoo with Amy and her family and Colt was excited because he thought Jackie was going with us.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Don't feed the ducks!

We took Colter to go and feed the ducks and geese at a local park. Colter loved it. I've never seen so many geese in one place. I bet there were 50 or more. My Dad would love to see them all. They fly over our house all the time. We took some bread and let Colt break it off and give it to them and when we were all done we saw a sign that says "Don't feed the ducks!" oops. Oh well we're from Utah; out here in a foreign land... ha ha what do you expect!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!
We went to the Henrie's and we had homemade chili in bread bowls and then we got the boys in their costumes and we went trick-or-treating. We had a blast! The boys loved it. They were so cute and polite. They told everyone thank you and then when they were leaving Braden would yell "Happy Halloween". Colter wanted to pull Braden in the wagon almost the entire time, Katie would help him push it up a hill and Colt would get a little angry and say " no, I can do it". Katie and I had almost as much fun as these little jammers. People out here in Pennsylvania don't mess around on Halloween. Colts bag was so full, people were giving these little three year olds hand fulls of candy. When we got home we went through the bag and there were tons of the big size candy bars. It was crazy! We live close to a steep hill and when we were headed home a lady from the top of the hill comes down and says "no one is coming up the hill, so I'll bring the candy to you!" It was such a fun night. We got home and Darin and Kameron could not believe the amount of candy these kids got. We ended the night by the little boys painting and we made sugar cookies. It was a lot of fun. Colt was a little mad at first because I had to go to the store to get some kidney beans for the chili and he thought I said "Kenli beans" and he thought we were going to get Kenli and she was going to trick-or treat with us, but we had to remind him that we live too far away, but we will get to spend lots of time with our cousins at Christmas! (Once we reminded him we're going on a big plane to see everyone it was okay!)