Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

Before the pumpkin carving..
The top's off!
I kinda forgot how much "junk" is inside a pumpkin!
Asher was less than thrilled with the "gutting" of the pumpkin
Seeds, anyone?
We call that orange stuff..Yuck
Pumpkin "gutting"
Seven pumpkins all in a row..

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Kayla's Birthday Celebration

The weekend after Kayla's actual birthday, we had her party at our home. We had close to 20 pre-teen/teen girls over to help us celebrate Kayla's Pirates of the Caribbean themed party. The rain infringed upon our boating plans, but the girls still enjoyed some pool time and a scavenger hunt. Asher, Esther and Emma also enjoyed the party!

Asher playing in the pool with Kendyl and Bri
Water games.. as you can see, our dog Elly joined in!
Elly.. the crazy water loving Boxer
Esther and Emma sure enjoy being pampered by Kayla's friends!!

Kayla's cake-- if you look closely, you'll notice they spelled her name wrong.. but no one really noticed. (We just sang Happy Birthday Keyla... instead of Kayla.) =)
Singing Happy Birthday
(Sorry about the blurriness..)
Right when Kayla went to blow out her candles.. Asher decided to blow them out for her!
Successfully blowing out the candles!
Asher playing with Kendyl and Sara
Opening her presents

At The Pumpkin Patch

I think the photo's speak for themselves..

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fall Festival

Esther, AKA Ariel
Asher, the Green Bionicle
Ian... and our friend Jason, wearing Asher's mask
Asher gets his face painted by Bri
The "Doughnuts on a String" game
Emma gets help from Sara on her face mask
Esther wasn't waiting to dig into her candy!
Emma, as Mulan
The kiddo's
Emma and her friend, Bri
The Pumpkin Rolling Race
Asher playing Crazy Batt

Esther and her friend Emily
Asher and his friend Jake
Emma and Ian enjoy their candy apples

Here's Elena and I with our friends Kendyl and Emily.. playing dress up at Target. =)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Kayla

Kayla officially became a teenager when she turned 13 on October 15th. As the third daughter in our family, she's truly the middle child since she is stuck between two older sisters, two younger brothers and two younger sisters! The past few weeks have been torture for her as she has been waiting to jump the the threshold between "pre-teen" and "teenager." Kayla's definitely known as Daddy's little girl and she has not given up that position, despite the fact she has two younger sisters. Kayla always keeps us laughing with her funny sense of humor and charm. A lot of people say that she looks just like me.. but I don't see it yet!

A few fun facts on Kayla:
  • When she was born, she had a head full of hair, that extended past her shoulders!
  • She was the latest walker out of all of us; finally taking steps at age 20 months
  • She's affectionately referred to as Daddy's little girl
  • She is an avid animal lover and a future PETA member
  • When she was younger, her nickname was "Boogie"
  • She's probably the most pickiest eater out of all of us!

Celebrating at The Cheesecake Factory

Happy Birthday Kayla!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Down on the Dock

Later that night..
Yummy cake
Just a random photo =)