Saturday, October 31, 2009

Spooky Halloween Night.....Boo!

The trick-or-treaters loving every second of it. (Ashlee had to be holding her pumpkin at all times while trick-or-treating or a screaming/crying fit would be had)

The 1 year old skunk who wasn't very interested in having her picture taken.
But won cutest costume at our ward Halloween party.

The 3 year old clown who is adorning the exact costume her dad wore when he was 3.

The pumpkins.
And an absolutely beautiful evening with almost no wind to speak of made for nice trick-or-treating!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Just about a full walker

She is almost there! We just have to get past the 'I think I might fall at any second' stage.

Monday, October 26, 2009

We had a visit

from a couple of pretty princesses,

who went on a journey to a far away land to dine with acquaintances at their castle.

And made it home again in time for a book before turning in for the night.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Although very windy, it was not terribly cold today, and we took full advantage of it. We had to drop something off for Chris at work, so we packed up the bikes and took them with us. We took a walk by the soccer fields at the school. The sidewalk wasn't to long, but Ashlee's walking stamina is still very low, but she is getting better at walking daily!

And here she is crawling because she doesn't have her walker toy. She can go about 10 steps not holding on to anything.

What a treat, a little bit of fall colors.

This pretty much sums up a lot of the terrain that is "Rock Springs"- except this picture may be a little too pretty :)

I love this picture. And she loves her tricycle.

Getting stuck on the grass is very perplexing when you are still learning to walk.

We even found a nice rock to climb on which made for a happy ending to our adventure.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We decided to check out the Pumpkin Patch today in downtown Rock Springs. It is no pumpkin farm, but it was fun to walk around and look at all the different sizes, shapes and looks of all the pumpkins and then pick out a couple to come home with us.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

unconventional hats

Today while playing:

"Look Mom, we are hat costumes!"

Monday, October 19, 2009

falling leaves

While in Colorado over the weekend, Caitlin enjoyed some time playing in the fallen leaves.

Very cold weather early in the season and some hard frosts prevented the leaves from changing colors. So all of the leaves on the trees were just different shades of brown (greenish-brown, yellowish-brown, reddish-brown) and dead. A nice breeze on Sunday brought many of the leaves spinning to the ground.

"....falling down, gently down, covering the ground below"*
*I know that song is actually about snow, but it applies to falling leaves also

Thursday, October 15, 2009

laundry helpers

I get lots of help with laundry. Caitlin likes to help put things in the washing machine and dryer and clean the lint catcher.
Ashlee likes to pull clothes out of the hamper or basket and put them on the floor. Clean or dirty, it doesn't matter much to her.

Ashlee found her dirty blankets and laid on them.

Caitlin thought it looked like fun and joined her.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Football 101

This is our 3 year old's interpretation of football:
Touch up
Touch down
Touch sideways

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

little girls in matching sweaters

The girls got new sweaters thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Will!

One good thing about having cool-cold weather for the next 9 months is that we have plenty of time to wear our sweaters.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

50 years

Western Wyoming Community College is celebrating 50 years, and they had a carnival of decades on Saturday.
Chris's parents were up for the weekend and we enjoyed going to it with them.
Chris was volunteering and they put him over the cotton candy.
The girls seemed to have fun, who wouldn't when there are so many activities and prizes.

Monday, October 5, 2009

snow castle

There was major snow melting going on today, but still enough snow left to allow for playing and building after Chris got home from work.

They set to work on a snow castle.

It had progressed quite a bit farther than this, when Chris, completely exhausted from doing 99% of the work himself, called for a break. (Which, in truth, was quits for the day, but Caitlin didn't need to know that).
They came in for hot chocolate, then dinner, FHE and bed. If the snow lasts through the day tomorrow, we may get more building time tomorrow afternoon.



It started snowing yesterday, and by the time we woke up this morning it had snowed 8 or so inches (according to our ruler in the snow method).
This is last evening.....
and this morning.... (after I had knocked the snow off the tree)

The girls got in their snow gear. They should be warm in this stuff, it makes them at least triple their actual size. Caitlin helped shovel and Ashlee sat in the snow.

I was hoping for a warmer fall, but I don't think we are going to get it.