Monday, November 16, 2009
We had a fun Halloween this year. The day before we went to the downtown stores for an early trick-or-treating. The girls dressed up in different clothes than the actual halloween day because we have too many costumes... We went to our church Halloween Party and trunk-or-treat on Halloween. Madeline was a monkey, Aliza was a cat, Rachel a panda and Amaya a tiger. I was pretty excited about the tiger costume because I got it that day at Old Navy for $2!
At the end of the trunk-or-treating we got home and Aliza started acting REALLY sick, sick like she was when she had to go to the hospital in March for phenumonia. I was really scared because her breathing was so labored. We had a friend come over and help Jared give her a priesthood blessing, and she got much better thankfully. We almost had taken her to the E.R. That night Madeline also got sick with croup, later Rachel also got sick. Thankfully they've all gotten better now. Let's hope it stays that way!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
It's our yearly tradition to go to Linder Farms for hay rides and the petting zoo. Madeline was actually big enough this year to try to figure out the mini hay (corn) maze. Jared and I actually went twice, once on a date to the corn maze, and once with our kids. The kids had a lot of fun feeding the animals, and actually got to get in with the goats to feed them.
In September we were able to take a little family vacation to McCall, Idaho. A guy from church has a cabin on a lake up there and he let us stay there. The weather was BEAUTIFUL!! I wasn't sure if we would be able to go swimming because it was September, but the water actually felt really good... a little on the chilly side, but I was hot enough to want to jump in.
The girls loved playing on the dock. Jared chased them around for a long time on the dock. At one point I jumped in the water and swam each of the girls from the dock to the shore. It was fun acting like I was saving them.
It was so nice to just relax as a family. I think it was both mine and Jared's favorite family vacation ever. It was the first time we didn't have a set schedule or anywhere we had to be in a really long time. We went to the store that night and bought pizzas and popsicles for dinner.
We had heard about a hot springs so we decided to go to that the next day. It was a really interesting place... I felt like I was going back into the early 1900's. It was very rustic, but SO nice and relaxing! I'm not sure if I've ever been to a hot springs before, but I definitely want to go again. The weather was perfect because there was a little breeze so when you got out you weren't freezing, but not dying hot either. The kids had a lot of fun. We were pretty much the only people there and it was so nice.
Thinking back on this trip makes me want to do it again. This trip goes down in history as one of the great ones!