Sunday, October 25, 2009

Family Outing

I just love October and all the fun festivities! Yesterday we went to Black Island Farms. A while ago my friend April posted a blog about this place and ever since then I have wanted to go.
The first thing we did when we got there was attempt the corn maze. They handed out maps of the mazes. So, my brothers took on the responsibility of finding our way through the maze. Now, I have never been to a corn maze and have always wanted to try one. We didn't get lost but had fun trying to jump out of the corn stalks to scare one another.
(Our fearless leaders)
(The corn maze was a little too much for Mia to handle)
(Aleecia, Mia, Clayton, Ben, Joy, Mom, Dave, and Me)
At Black Island Farms they have these giant slides made of hay stacks. They were too fun. Aleecia thought it was fun to push grandma and grandpa down the slide. She loved the big tunnel slide and kept changing the potato sack every time she went down. Once we finally pulled her away from the slide she shot a few paint balls and rode the cow train a hundred times.
We went on a "hay less" hay ride out to the pumpkin patch and picked out our own pumpkins. Aleecia couldn't decide which pumpkin she wanted. She said there was too many to pick from. David picked one that had green vain like lines on it cause he wanted to be different. He named his pumpkin "varicose". And my brother named his "mini me".
After a fun field day at Black Island Farms we went to my parents ward Halloween Party. They went all out! They had trick or treating for the kids, a spook alley, face painting, bean bag toss, fish pond, donut on a string, and a cake walk. For those of you who don't know what a cake walk is like myself. It is like musical chairs. When the music stops they draw out a number and if you are standing on that number you get to pick out a cake. Mia and Aleecia both won a cake. It was optional to dress up so my parents went as a Deer hunter and a Deer. Ben, David, and I both pretended to not know our dad.

(Aleecia and her friend Brilynn, who lives by grandma)(see what I'm talking about)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Every year since Dave and I have been married we carve pumpkins. The first year Aleecia helped us she did not like the pumpkin guts and didn't wanna help but she loves helping us now. We bought a pumpkin carving kit and we let Aleecia pick what she wanted to carve. She picked Trick or Treat for her pumpkin, a bat for dads, and a skeleton for mine.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

6 months

Time goes by too fast. I can't believe Mia is 6 months old already. She is growing so fast. She weighs 17lb. 12oz. and is 28" long. She was off the charts for her height. We are still not sure where she gets her height from (the UPS man?).