Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Patch at Jubilee Farms

Today was a busy day:

1. Emma's birthday party.
2. Pumpkin Patch
3. Playing at Grandma's House
4. Halloween party at Bellevue 7th Ward
5. Date Night for Carrie/Shane
6. Homework for Shane...

Here are some pictures from the Pumpkin patch. It turned out to be a great day, just a little muddy. We ran into a bunch of friends there, and enjoyed the pony rides, tractor pull, pumpkins, pigs, chickens, hot cider and hay maze. My favorite was that I got to get some fresh vegetables from the farm store. We're having yummy squash soup again soon. Can't wait.

Emma's friend party...

Emma had her first friend birthday party today. She and all her friends came in costumes. We played pumpkin bowling, skeleton scavenger hunt, and Pumpkin mix and match. Instead of another cake, we just had root beer floats, with spooky witch's brew root beer. I don't know how people ever planned a party without the internet...lots of good ideas. It was fun. Thanks to everyone for coming!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Emma!

Yesterday, Emma turned 4!

We had a fun day together, I took the day off work and canceled my classes. Good reason, right? We had a chocolate chip pancake breakfast, then spent most of the day playing with her new loot, which included baby accessories for her baby she got last year, and a Disney princess figurine set. She must have changed 12 "poopy" diapers yesterday, with the baby doll accessories she got. She is all about babies right now.

The Folkman's all came over for homemade rootbeer, floats, cake & ice cream. We were all sugared out, by the time everyone left. She then spent the whole day today playing with her new lite-bright that she got from Uncle Pete & Aunt Becca. Thanks guys! She loves it.

I can't believe she's 4. I hope I remember how to deal with all this baby stuff, when the new one comes. Less than 2 weeks until we find out what it is! So exciting.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday in Seattle

Yesterday was "Educator Open House" at the Experience Music Project, Science Fiction Museum and the Space Needle. We got into all three, for FREE! (Saved us like $100 for the day!) First we went to the Space Needle, and it was a beautiful view, albeit a bit windy. Emma started freaking out as soon as we stepped outside. She spent most of the time on the observation deck with her head buried in Shane's shoulder.
Emma was totally freaked out by the wind. She hasn't had a crying fit in public since she was two, but she did not like being outside.

We finally calmed her down enough to use the "look and listen scope" like on Little Einsteins.

She ended up just being wrapped up in Daddy's jacket, and sitting with me on a bench while Shane walked around enjoying the view.

Then we headed over to EMP and the Science Fiction Museum. It was fun to see the guitar tower, play on some instruments, and see some authentic Michael Jackson items. I really love the Science Fiction Museum. We got to see lots of robot/star trek and star wars items on display. I come from a proud family of nerds, and so this is a fun event for me.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

This is what I get for trying to grow tomatoes in Washington...

I finally gave up and picked the rest of the tomatoes after this morning's frost. I planted really early, too! Oh, well. Someday I'll enjoy garden fresh tomatoes again. I just hope some of these ripen up a little on my kitchen counter.

Temple trip

Yesterday was our ward "Take a bus to the temple" trip. The young women offer free babysitting at the church, and all the ward members rode the bus from Issaquah to the Seattle temple (about a 10 minute ride). It was fun, and a wonderful day to go to the temple. Afterward, the ward met back at the church building for a big lunch with everyone. It was a wonderful day.

Here we are on the bus. Thanks for the picture Mark. :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Emma's First Field Trip

Emma's preschool went out to Fall City Farms this week to play with the animals, pick pumpkins, and run through the hay maze. Emma loved it, and Shane had fun being a chaperone. It was a beautiful day.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Yesterday, I was trying to get Emma excited for conference this weekend, so I told her that today we get to watch the Prophet, on TV. I told her that he was going to talk to us and it was going to be important.

First thing this morning, she burst into our room, "Mom, we get to see the prophet on TV today!" I'm glad she listens at least a little.

While we were watching, "Mom, he's talking to me. I think he's talking to you too."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Oh how I love these two...

Shane is going to love me for putting up this picture. When I found the camera, I found this picture from one of their Daddy/Daughter mornings. I love that they have so much time together. I LOVE that Shane gets to be the pre-school dad, and take her to school, and wear the red apron on his days to work. Today he had to bring the snack. One of the other mom's asked him, "So do you just stay home?" I wish...he's such a hard working guy. Stay at home daddy in the morning, and diesel mechanic by night. Best of both worlds. I'm hoping someday we get the Daddy home at six kind of life, but I'm grateful for how wonderful things are working out right now.

In other news, last night we headed to Old Navy to find the previously mentioned "Puppy" costume. We tried it on, Emma loved it, and while walking to the checkout stand, she spotted the dragon. From that point on, she didn't care about the puppy. So...she now is preparing to be a dragon. Don't know where that came from, but I think she loves the wings and tail that are shiny green. I'm sure she'll be wearing it daily until Halloween comes. Go dragons...I have a sneaking suspicion, that dragons will crawl around on the floor, and whine very similar to puppies. Oh well. As Jim would say..."beer me strength..".

Speaking of Jim, I love Thursday night TV, and I can't wait to see the Office tonight. I hear Jim & Pam are finally getting hitched.