Monday, November 29, 2010



One of the turkeys ready to be deep fried!

Some of the grub!

Keith modeling his white elephant win! WWF belt and sour patch kids!

Lots of this went on!

some cousins!

Nerds unite! Haha! We ♥ apple and nerds!

Harper and John (Allison's little boy) enjoying my early bday present!

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun as always! We headed up to Utah on Wednesday evening. As soon as I got out of the car I seriously thought I was going to freeze to death!! We were sad that we were missing some family this year but hopefully they can make it next year! Thursday started with family pictures, and they actually went pretty smoothly! I have many fail family pics to post in the near future! Haha! We ate around 5 and all of the food was delish! Let me just say, if you have never had deep fried turkey then you are seriously missing out! SO GOOD!! Everyone did such an awesome job and it was definitely enjoyed by all!! That night we had our annual white elephant game and this year there were some uh, really, uh nice things wrapped up ;P. Lots of fun to see what you happen to unwrap. The rest of the weekend was filled with games, good food, shopping, more games, and Tangled! Tangled was really cute!! Harper was glued to the screen and her popcorn. I also got an early birthday present. My parents got me a new bike and a trailer to pull the kids in! I LOVE IT and so do the kids!! Thanks Mom and Dad!
We also decided to start couch to 5K I am excited! I am already looking forward to next year!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Awesome Deal.

I have never used Shutterfly before but stumbled upon a blog offer and landed on their site. Holiday cuteness ensued. Besides all of the cuteness, they are offering 50 free holiday cards just for bloggers (check out the deets here)!! Hello awesome deal, it is nice to meet you! I will definitely be using them this year, but am having a hard time choosing a design as they have so many cute ones and I would love to use them all! I am pretty sure I will be using one of the designs that has one large picture though, well maybe...the designs with multiple pictures are really cute too (haha)! They also have other cool products that would make great gifts! They even have cards for other holidays! I can't believe I have never tried Shutterfly before, with all of their options and affordable prices they are the perfect place for all of your holiday card and photo needs! Will you be using Shutterfly this year?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Man v. Food and A Roller Coaster.

Man v. Food inspired Philly Cheese Steak Nachos: Angus Beef, Bell Peppers, Onions, White Cheese sauce and Guacamole over Tortilla Chips.

the start!

getting taller!

Harper overseeing the project before her bedtime!

getting the track ready!

putting on the track!

time for the chain!

the first run!

in Atticus' bedroom!

one happy little Architect and his amazing Dad!!

For the past few months Atticus has been saying that he wants to be an Architect. He says he wants to design and build bridges and roller coasters. Keith and Atticus looked up about K'NEX and watched a few youtube videos and then headed to the store. It took them 2 hours non-stop to build this 2.7 foot tall motorized working roller coaster!! If you want to see it's first run click here (yes we recorded it).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lied Discovery Children's Museum

air under pressure


Check out boy!


white men CAN jump!

one million pennies.

putting himself in a bubble!

Hurricane simulator. We all had fun with this one! It got up to 78.2 mph!

If you are ever in Las Vegas and you have kids, I recommend checking out the Lied Discovery Children's Museum for sure! Atticus chose to skip school on his bday and go there. Little did he know he would be learning but was having so much fun he didn't care or notice (we even watched a science show full of experiments)! Everything is hands on, which is awesome for kids and parents...less worry of something being broken that shouldn't have been touched! Atticus said his favorite was the science tower and the green village! Harper enjoyed just about everything and threw a fit when it was time to leave 4 1/2 hours later! I took about a million and one pictures so as per usual if you would like to see the rest check out my facebook. ♥

Friday, November 5, 2010

Birthday #6

Atticus 6 days old!

6 months old at Club 33!

16 months old rockin out!

6 years old!!

Batman cake!

All smiles while being sung to!

Atticus turned 6 on the 3rd! Can you believe it? Time flies and I know I will be saying the same thing when he turns 16, but where did my little boy go?? Haha!
This year he decided against a party and chose to skip school (shhh!) and spend the day at Lied Discovery Children's Museum (a future post). The kids had so much fun, and Keith and I did too! I see many trips in our future. He had requested pizza for dinner, so that night we had people over for pizza and cake! It was a good day!
There are so many words to describe Atticus, it is hard to only pick a few! He changed our lives so much (for the better) and continues to bring joy and laughter into our lives daily! He is such an awesome big brother and the best son! I couldn't imagine my life without him! Atticus we love you so much and hope you have an amazing year being 6!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Recap...

first up a picture of our pumpkins this year. Bats and Stars!

On Saturday night we headed to Springs Preserve for their annual "Haunted" Harvest. It was a lot of fun but VERY crowded! The kids did a little trick or treating, played some games, saw a sword swallower, and a fire eater. They also had a performing arts group doing different acts (dances, songs, etc) and I have had the one awful song stuck in my head since Saturday! Can't wait to go around Christmas to see their lights display! (pictures below)

(Robots Guide?)

(sleepy Harper)

Next up HALLOWEEN! We started the morning off right with ghost pancakes! Had a nice relaxing day, Mummy dogs for dinner and then got ready to meet up with some of the kids friends to Trick or Treat. Everyone had a great time and Atticus was even brave enough to go into a couple of the neighborhood haunted houses with Keith! He said that being Batticus helped him to be brave!

(Atticus was not sad, he said Batman does not smile)

(Harper made it almost to the very end, but passed out before the last couple of houses)

The Loot! The kids have enough candy to last a looong time, but I keep catching Keith going through it so maybe not as long as it should! Hahah! Hope everyone had an awesome Halloween too (from all of the blog posts it looks like everyone did)! ♥