Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ward Halloween party 2010

Our ward held a Halloween party this year since Halloween happens to fall on a Sunday. I guess they're not usually a "celebrate the demonic holiday" ward, so I was very grateful for the festivities :) We invited our non-member neighbors and Kevin's sis and fam who just moved out here. Kassidy had a blast, and despite the pouring rain outside, the trunk-or-treat was moved into the halls of the church and it was a big success! The primary also hosted some carnival games, making the night a huge hit!

Here's Kassidy the yodeling cowgirl and Sara and cupcake baker. Could there be any two cuter girls? Don't answer that any other way beside no because I will argue that you're WRONG!
Korbin/Woody and aunt Kelli. Kelli's due with boy #3 in 3 weeks!
Pharmacist Daddy and Woody
Power Ranger cousin Cayden, Cupcake Baker Sara, Cowgirl Jessie Kassidy, and Giants pitcher Lincecum Lauren
Kass with the cute spider she made.

My aunt and uncle with Korbin.
Good times! Thanks FF 3rd ward :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

While looking for a fun playdate activity to do this week, we came across the most adorable pumpkin patch in Suisun Valley. We spent a wonderful 2 hours there and the girls had a blast! Here's a peek:

Sitting on a pumpkin throne with a stick scepter
Love these kids!
Hanging out, just the boys :)
Getting lost in a kids corn maze with only left turns :)
Pumpkin bowling at corn cobs
Waving atop the hay pyramid. Aren't they cute?
We have great friends and love doing things like this with them.
I love fall!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The sewing bug

I lucked out this month when my friend bought herself a new sewing machine. The old machine made its way to my hands, making me feel like it was an early Christmas. I've been wanting a sewing machine for a while, but haven't wanted it bad enough for it to be my entire Christmas or birthday present just because I wasn't sure how much I would actually use it. Lucky me, I now have one for free! It's work great and I'm determined to teach myself to sew.

Except for my 8th grade TLC class (remember that?), I have zero sewing experience. Well, my little yodeling cowgirl stated that she wants her brother to be Woody (from Toy Story) for Halloween. I couldn't see how I was going to be able to find a very miniature cowboy costume for my 3 month old, so I decided to take a whack at sewing my own. It's been a lot funner than I expected and a nice release from a busy day being mommy.

I still have a long ways to go, but I'm learning from my mistakes and having a good time doing it! Thank goodness for the internet. I've been able to find tutorials and free patterns for lots of fun projects.
Here's Kassidy's costume, and NO, I didn't make it. But I did make her a trick-or-treat bag out of Korbin's left over fabric.
Korbin's cowboy vest and badge
I had so much fun with the vest that I decided to make Kassidy an apron so she can help me cook. The pattern is really cute. You can't tell, but it's an orange paisley print. Don't look too close or you'll see all my mistakes :)
Here's to many more late night sewing projects!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Things I say daily

Wow, I'm struggling with my blogging lately. No particular reason. I've been having one of those months where I feel super busy, but when I look back I can't particularly see what I've done to be so busy. Eh. Maybe it's having 2 kids. Whatever.

Anyway, lately I also feel like a broken record and have realized that I repeat certain things MULTIPLE times a day. Here are just a few I've noticed (mommies, these may sound familiar):

*I love you
*Do you need to go potty?
*Get out of Korbin's face!
(Kassidy has a bad habit of getting right in her brothers face and making obnoxious noises)
*You're my buddy!
*Play nice
*Let's go!
*Hold my hand
*We missed you (to Kevin when he comes home)
*Hi baby (to Korbin)

As you can see, my day is filled with scintillating conversation. I really do enjoy my days with my beautiful kids. Korbin has been such a wonderful baby! He's so relaxed and easy going and doesn't require much to keep him happy. I've really enjoyed having him around these past 3 months. He's my sweet little man!