Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Shenanigans

The Fall has arrived. The leaves on the neighborhood trees have decided to dump all at once. On a Saturday afternoon that was surprisingly warmer than normal we took to cleaning up the yard but before packing the leaves away I wanted to take the opportunity to take some pictures of the kids in them.


For one of Emma's preschool Homework assignments she had to make a scarecrow. So for Family Night we all got together and made this lil guy. Emma picked the scrapbook papers and colors and the kids took turn on what piece to assemble. We made it using some left over backer board from the garage and some spray adhesive and hot glue gun. I thought it turned out rather adorable!
 Emma also had a preschool field trip to the local pumpkin patch. This will be the last field trip I take to the pumpkin patch for a few years. I'll have to wait til Ellie is old enough for preschool. Kind of a sad realization I just had. They are growing up.

Here we are going for a hayride to the field to pick out the perfect Emma sized pumpkin.

She found it!

We had to take picture in every hole there was. But her favorite was the horse.

We even got to feed the animals carrots. Emma wasn't quite sure about it but she finally got up the courage to hand the carrot to this lamb. But boy did that animal have to stretch for it!

There is never a dull moment with my little red headed Ellie. Even a trip to Costco is entertaining. She took my Costco Membership card from me after I showed it to the person at the door and used it as her telephone for the remainder of our shopping trip. 

The leaves just keep on falling. We spent another evening with the kids raking and picking up leaves. We even got all the neighborhood kids to join in and turned it into a service project. We cleaned every yard in cul de sac.

All the happy helpers at work

And the best part of October finally arrived. Halloween! Here are all the kids dressed up for our ward Trunk-or-Treat activity. I went as Lucille Ball from "I Love Lucy" and Dan went as my #1 fan.






Just a few days later my brother came up for a surprise visit and he and Dan took the kids and one of Kiera's best friends (Shelby) along for Halloween night trick-or-treating.

Me and my brother Nathan. Was fun to visit with him.



Here are just a few random Shenanigans from October as well.
Our Glenn Family Crafting business continues to grow and do well. In October we made Family B-day Calendars, and for November we plan on making hurricane lanterns. And then in December we plan on doing a canvas painting class where I will be teaching people how to paint the Santa Canvas that I did in the next photograph.  I love having a craft night every month at the house. It is a lot of work but it is also a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people in our community. 




Aside from the business keeping me busy I also have a little someone who also keeps me on my toes.
Ellie stays busy these days keeping mommy busy with the trails of books she scatters over the house. Emptying the bookshelf has become a daily ritual for her.

Here is what my mantle looks like this month. I love having one to dress up with the changing seasons.

Ellie isn't the only one getting into mischief these days either. In fact I am sure she picked it up from her sister Emma. This is a picture of the two of them emptying the towel and bib drawer in the kitchen. Making a mess is so much more fun with two isn't it?




Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September Evergreen State Fair

We decided to do one last hurrah before the school year got too busy and took the kids to the Evergreen State Fair. We had fun walking around seeing the animals and fun displays. We did a TON of walking and ate some yummy food.
Check out those giant pumpkins!




Thought the sign was very humorously fitting with what we actually found inside the pen.

These were my number one in the cattle category. Aren't they the sweetest pair you ever did see?



MMMM ICE CREAM!




I think this was my favorite site of the whole fair! Look at all those cute little piggies!!!!

And what fair is complete without a booth shot with your sweetheart?! I love this guy!

Monday, September 7, 2015

More September Fun! And SISTER TIME!


Check out all the onions I got out of the garden this year! Here they are curing and drying before I trim the green stocks off. So excited to be using these all winter long.

yes we're crazy

I found this one night when checking in on Ethan. He was playing house with his tigers. I think baby tiger was put on timeout.

Gettin' my hairs done! I decided to go with some fun red for the Fall.


Loving how my hair turned out!
 After dropping Emma off at preschool I took Ellie for a bike ride with my friend Lauren. She was training for the 'Tour de Pink' bike race (Lauren is a breast cancer survivor!) and I was there to push her along the way. We got a good run in and I was exhausted by the time we were done. Pulling a baby in the bike trailer is hard work! I think it should count as double the miles!

From the looks of this back seat can you guess where I went? I went to visit my SISTER!!! She's living in Washington, Utah right now in her in-law's basement apartment. It was sooo good to see her. I found babysitters for the kids for when they got off school until Dan got off work and flew with Ellie to stay with her for a few days. I got to go take newborn pictures and be there for my new niece's baby blessing. Her name is Brynlee, and she is beautiful!

Drove past the temple on our way to lunch. Beautiful!

Out for a lunch date!

This is a picture of the street she is living on. What a climate change! The sun was amazing and incredibly HOT!
 With the awesome weather we took the girls out to the local splash park before it got too hot. It was a perfect day for it and the water was perfect for the girls to sit and play in.


Alexis was so fun to take pictures of. she has the cheesiest smile when she knows you're taking her picture. Love it!




What a goofball! Alexis you're so stinkin' cute!
Ellie meeting her cousin.

Cousin time on the I-pad before Kayla woke up so she could sleep a little bit with baby.
 One of my favorite parts of the trip was taking this little beauties newborn pics! We spent the entire day taking pictures and taking more pictures. I couldn't wait to take them home to work some more magic on them.





 




Nothing beats sister time in the back seat! It was sooo hot but I wouldn't trade the time with my sister for anything! I love you Kayla!
 A few days after I showed up my mom joined us. It has been awhile since all three of us shared a bathroom mirror. By the way mom! You rock those hot rollers!

Out for late breakfast. 
My brother Tyler and his wife Lacie came up with their two boys for Brynlee's baby blessing. This is a shot of Grandma Tutu with her grandbabies.


When I got home I had more canning waiting for me. I picked up some apples for free at a local park and canned applesauce like crazy. My kids go through at least a quart in one sitting every time we open one up so we have to have a lot of it around.