Tuesday, October 25, 2011

UEA Weekend- Black Island Farm

The first activity we did over UEA was visiting Black Island Farm. It's becoming a family tradition, plus it is a ton of fun! We did the hay ride to the pumpkin patch first and picked out our pumpkins. Kaden got the biggest pumpkin in our family this year. Ashley and the kids, Grandma & Grandpa, Garrett and Jordan, Jennie, John and Kids and a few friends all went with us to Black Island Farm. It was a big, fun group! 
Our family on the hay ride to the pumpkin patch. This is Brooklyn's first hay ride and first pumpkin. 
Then to the corn maze. I have NEVER seen corn stalks this tall...they were at least nine or ten feet. Just look at the picture with Reed there...he's 6'2'' and it's almost double his heighth. This made for a really fun corn maze! 
The group before we started....and we only lost grandpa, who went back to look for some that got lost and ended up getting lost himself. 
This is one of the many slides. This year I was finally able to do all the slides and yard activities because I wasn't pregnant this year!! Jordan, Ashley and I all went down a few times.....then Jordan had us go down head first swimming like a fish. He definetely got Ashley and I to do things we don't normally do!! It was a blast!! 
Corn Cannon's...if you hit the target then you got a ticket to pick out another pumpkin!! Kaden won ANOTHER pumpkin....and it is almost as big as the one he picked in the pumpkin patch! Lucky Kiddo!! 
Brooklyn enjoyed the night tucked safely in Reed's coat...where she stayed toasty and warm. 
Abbie, Kaden and Grandpa doing the corn cannons. Kaden was the only one that hit his target!! 
The pig races!!! Isaac was picked this year to cheer for one of the four pigs racing. He won a white pumpkin for his pigs effort! 
Kaden's pig won his race so he won an orange pumpkin!! It was Kaden's lucky night!

After spending all night (about eleven o'clock we finally headed back to our house) and we had hot chocolate and toast! Yummy and the perfect way to end an enjoyable evening! The kids also loved that they got to stay up late running around sliding on slides and doing hay bail mazes! They LOVED it!!
Cassy Final

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kids Off Track

The kids were off track for three weeks and we made a list of things we wanted to do. We went to Grandma and Grandpa Millett's and spent a few days. We had a great time helping them with a few home projects! Grandma and I even got to can peaches together....let me tell you...it's a lot more fun to can peaches with someone than alone...we got three times as much peaches done in a shorter amount of time than I could do by myself. They turned out GORGEOUS!!

Yummy!!! I did a half bushel by myself then took another half bushel to my mom's to do with her half bushel. I ended up with thirty-three quarts of cut peaches!! 
The last two items on the OFF-TRACK list was a slurpie run and lazer tag at the syracuse family fun center. We did slurpies with our neighborhood friends and on the last weekend of our off track we finally made it to the family fun center for lazer tag. 
Isaac LOVED IT!!! He chose the "spiller" suit. 
Abbie chose "Aurora".  Kaden was "Enforcer". While Reed was "Mammoth".
This is the only picture that I got in the laser tag maze because the black lights were so hard to photograph. We were the only ones there for lazer tag when we went so we got to do the lazer tag just as a family (Brooklyn and I just got to watch, inside the door) 
Reed (Mammoth) won followed by Isaac, then Kaden and Abbie was the last. Apparently Abbie thought she had to stay still when she got hit so the kids kept getting her. She was laughing about that when she found out that she should run after she got her lights hit. Too funny! 
The kids after their lazer tag game...they LOVED it!!  They talked about lazer tag for days! 
After we finished lazer tag we got a few dollars worth of tokens and let the kids play a few games. Everyone played the pirate shooting game (of course...the kids are all being pirates for Halloween). 
Abbie used her token to play this candy game. She actualy won a few peices!! Great job Abbie! 

We had a great time being off track! We did a TON as a family and enjoyed our time together! We had sleep overs with cousins, went to grandma and grandpa's and played with the cousins in Vernal, went on picnics, rented movies, stayed up late. We just enjoyed being together! We can't wait for our next break, which is the whole month after Christmas!! Talk about fun!!Cassy Final

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Family Photos with our new addition, Brooklyn

We just had family photos taken by an amazing photographer. I actually met her through my visiting teaching lady....can I say....a pretty great blessing from going visiting teaching. I didn't just meet a photographer, I met a new friend. We have a lot in common and she is just a great person!! So glad that we met!! This is definetely not a one time meeting!! We already have ideas for a Christmas Card! Ha Ha....I know...it's only October!!!
Check out a sampling of our photo shoot on her blog!! I will be posting these pictures sometime but, you can see a great sampling on her blog.... http://www.shannonelizabethphoto.com/  then click on the blog link. Or here is the exact link that will take it to the post. http://shannonelizabethphoto.tumblr.com/post/10974339412/apples-to-apples
 Enjoy!! She's amazing!!
Cassy Final

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Brooklyn's New Hairdo

Mommy tried a new hairstyle on me....hair parted and combed over with a simple barrett...what do you think? 

Trying to hold still so Mom could photograph my barrett....well...it didn't work too well. 
I love smiling at Mom!!  
Do you like my new hairdo?...mommy sure does! 

Daddy thinks I look much older if my hair is done with a barrett in it! 
I like to try new things!! Do you like my new hairstyle?
Cassy Final
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