Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sammy's new boots

This made me laugh so hard! The funniest part was seeing him trying to get out of the boots.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

This year was our families fist experience with trick-or-treating. Sam's never been old enough before and we lived in a place where trick-or-treaters never come. SO, this year was sooooo fun! Jared took the boys around and I stayed home and handed out candy--I love that part of Halloween. Jared said that all Sam wanted to do was go inside peoples houses when they opened their door. A little awkward with people we didn't know, but they got through it.
Quinn the tiger. Sammy was Tigger when hs 1 year old, so Quinn is just following in his footsteps. Although Sam could also walk when he was Tigger.
And, here's Sammy, the dinosaur. He's grown so much in a year. He was this last year and it was huge on him. This year he barely fit into it!

This was such a fun Halloween for me! It's so cool that having kids let you be a kid again yourself!

Another day-off with Dad!

The new visitor's center and Fossil Quarry just opened up in the Dinosaur National Monument State Park! It is a pretty great place to spend a day and the visitor's center was free to visit all during the month of October. SO, that's what we did last Saturday.

These pictures are from a short little driving tour we did of just a small portion of the Dinosaur National Monument State Park. It is beautiful country, hu? The river in some of the pictures is the Green River, and there's a boat ramp at this camp ground. Who wants to go river rafting on the Green River with us next summer?!?
These pictures are of the newly opened fossil quarry. This is an AMAZING new addition to the monument. It is incredible how many fossils are in this one huge slab of rock. Then they built this awesome viewing center around it so people can see the fossils up close.
Some of the bones they'll let you touch--it is very kid friendly.
Sam LOVED it and he was telling ANYONE who would listen that this was a dinosaur...
and what dinosaurs say. (if you zoom in he in "roar"-ing, complete with hand motions!)

Count down to Halloween

Last Friday, Jared had a half day off of work so we went to this cute little Halloween park in Bleubell--a tiny town on the other side of Roosevelt.
There was a pumpkin patch...
a tractor...
a corn maze...(at night they do a haunted corn maze--it was scary enough in the day time)
a hayride...
here's Quinny's little pumpkin...
And some super fun picture opportunities! We had such a great time and since Jared had worked 16 of the last 18 days it was so nice to have an afternoon with him.
Jared careved the pumpkin while I baked the seeds. He did an awesome job...
As you can see.
The Halloween season is so much funner with kids!