I have wanted a picture of the San Diego Temple for forever, well since we've been married (which seems like forever-JK). This website always has the cutest pictures, and I want one!! What do you think?
We had quite the Halloween this year. It was filled with lots of parties and lots of fun. Nana and Pop Pop came from Las Vegas to help us celebrate. Here's to another successful Halloween!
This is how Ty greeted Nana. When he woke up from his nap he ran right to her and loved her (with his eyes closed in pure bliss) for at least 5 mins. This is a record breaker for Ty, if anyone doesn't know his true colors.
These are the bean bags I barely finished for a Halloween party we went to. Can you tell that (from the left) there is a ghost, candy corn, witch hat and bat? Yeah, I didn't think so. I tried my best :)
I didn't get to take any pictures from the party. The kids had fun, though! There were a ton of booths of games for them to play. They also loved just playing on the playground. It's always fun getting to know our new ward members better.
The dalmation costume was way too hot to wear to the party in the park, so we put him in this. Isn't he too cute?!
One of my friends is a balloon artist! Who knew, right?! Well, this is a parrot on his shoulder. He was sooo proud of it.
Carving pumpkins (I ABHOR it!). Cole made a Green Goblin.
Logan did a Star Trek symbol.
Here they are on their way to trick-or-treat!!
They ended up just going up and down our street. Even though they didn't go very far they still had a ton of candy. I can't imagine if they had gone all around Ventana Ranch!! It's a good thing, though, because now mommy won't be eating all the good stuff :)
We heard about this great pumpkin patch about 45 minutes away from ABQ, so we thought we'd take a family trip and see what all the talk was about. It was totally worth it! We all had a lot of fun and can't wait to go back next year :)
Cole thought he was so cool riding in the big cow. They took a little tour around the barn and back. It was so cute to see him in there!
On the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch. It was freezing!! Don't all my boys look just a little bit crazy in this picture?!
Look at all those pumpkins!
You want to know the sad part? It was going to be a 20 min. wait once we were at the patch to get on the next hay ride. Since we already had like 5 pumpkins at home we decided to just stay on our hay and ride it back!!
The corn maze which mommy had to guide them out of. It actually was really hard. I can't imagine how we'd have ever found these 2 cuties had we let them go in on their own.
Once again, Cole's favorite, the duck races. See his serious face?
I swear to you they had the best fudge ever!! Thankfully I only bought 2 squares instead of the money-saving 6 Alain wanted me to buy :)
Here's my animals!!
Cole could not get the hang of this! He was either running into the tires or the grass. It was quite hilarious to watch!!
Logan, on the other hand, did very well. (Thank goodness! If not, I'd be a little bit worried.)
There was the coolest jumping contraption. It was level with the ground and air was pumped up from underneath to give it a round top. Then they just bounced and bounced.
This was the farthest I could get Ty to go.
It was freaking cold!! But I'd rather have cold than hot, for sure. By the time we left it was actually really nice.
Logan will be 11 in April. I can't believe my baby will be that old! He is in the 5th grade, and can't wait to go to middle school next year. He is still a great helper around the house, and his mommy really appreciates it! He has started to take on the big responsibility of babysitting his younger brothers. It is SO nice having a built in baby sitter, so thank you Logan! Logan still wants to be a pilot when he grows up. I don't know that that will ever change. He is still playing tennis here in ABQ, which his parents love. Logan is an excellent reader, loves Cub Scouts, and is an all-around happy boy.
Cole will be 5 in Febrary (where does the time go?). He is very excited to start going to mommy's preschool again. He, too, is a great helper (but only on his terms). He has learned to love to play with Ty, which often gets both of them in trouble. Rough-housing is their favorite, but only until someone gets hurt. Cole very much likes to play video games (thanks Uncle Michael), and excels beyone his years (this is not a compliment to his mother's parenting!). He also enjoys, tremendously, playing with Star Wars. As a middle child he is often ignored, but his booming voice makes sure everyone knows he's around :) He played his first season of soccer this last fall, and loved it! He is just starting his first season of basketball, and, shall we say is learning to love it. Cole is such a joyful addition to our family, and we love him dearly.
Ty, more than ever, is still feisty!! He even more so knows what he wants and, sadly, he usually gets it. The only problem is that he knows what he wants, but his parents don't always know what he wants. We've been working on his every-growing vocabulary. Saying that Ty loves Mickey Mouse is an understatement. He carries around his "mouse" and any other stuffed animal he can fit in his hands. He loves on them and kisses them all the time. Sometimes when Mom goes into check on him at night he'll kiss his mouse while he's sleeping. It's the cutest thing ever! Ty loves his older brothers, and loves that they dode on him. He is definitely a rough brute! Beating up on Cole is one of his favorite things to do. They both have battle wounds to prove it! He is now in 4T clothes (remember, he's not quite 2), but everyone think's he's older. When he throws fits in the store people look at us funny ;) Even though he's a handful, we love him and am glad he has joined the Rivard ranks.
I'm a closet sewer, crafter, blogger, and deal lover. I've been wanting to start up a blog dedicated to the things I "secretly" love and obsess over, and this blog is it! Even if no one ever reads it, it's still a pleasure of mine to get all of my creative energy out of me ;)