Saturday, October 31, 2009


Last night was our ward's Trunk or Treat. It started off with a yummy Soup and Pie cook-off (we won the prize for the best pie...Recipe coming soon to Smithalicious). After eating, everyone went outside to Trick or treat at each car. We all had a great time. Here are the pictures of our costumes. If you look closely at my costume you will see the announcement we made last night.

Here is Deker as our cute little White Tiger. He wasn't a huge fan of the hood and kept taking it off.
Here is Keagan as "Mr. Giraffe". Last night, we put Keagan's costume on and then I said "Keagan, go upstairs and get some socks". He said "I'm Mr. Giraffe". I then had to say "Mr. Giraffe, go upstairs and get some socks". To which he then said "O.K." It was like that with everything.
Here is Andrew all dressed up as Spaghetti & Meatballs and ready to give out Candy to the Trunk or Treater's.
Here is a picture of the whole family.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

All in a Day

Today we had the privilege of having Daddy home all morning and afternoon (he had to go into work tonight at 7:00 to drive truck all night). First thing this morning Andrew went out and mowed our lawn. We bundled Keagan up with his coat, hat & gloves, but since Deker has a little cold, we decided it best if he stayed inside. He sat in our window seat and watched Daddy out the window the ENTIRE time he was out there. At one point I even tried to get him dressed but he went straight from the window in our room to the window in the dinning room. Then when Andrew went to the front lawn, he was pretty sad until I opened the front window blinds and showed him where Daddy was.
Keagan has loved to "play" the piano for quite some time. He puts his songbook up on the piano, turns pages and plays and sings songs. He even sometimes makes up his own songs. Deker has recently discovered the joy the playing the piano as well. Usually, he would just stand on one side of the bench and play, this afternoon he insisted on getting up on the bench with Keagan. It was a cute moment that I just had to capture.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Deker has decided that he likes to clean the floor. In the past week or so, I have seen him using anything from his socks to rags. Tonight after dinner, I was cleaning up the kitchen and wiping down the countertops. I put my rag down for a minute to put something away and when I went to grab it again, I couldn't find it. I started looking around and Deker had taken off the counter and was wiping the floors. He then spent the next 10 minutes or so, going to different places and "wiping" the floor.

Deker's First Haircut
The boys have been needing their hair cut for a while now, so tonight we actually got around to it. This normally would be anything blog worthy, but today was Deker's first haircut so I wanted to make sure it was documented. He didn't think to much of it, but we got it done in the end.

Trip to Salt Lake

Two weekends ago, we went to Salt Lake to be with my sister, Jeanette & her husband Jeff for the blessing of their twin girls. We had a great time visiting with my family that weekend. On Saturday, we went to Wheeler Farm and fun feeding the ducks, looking at all the animals, going on a tractor pulled hay ride, went throughout the corn/hay maze (much better for kids than adults) and we each picked a pumpkin.
That that my sister-in-law Matti threw an amazing Fall party. She had pumpkin shaped bread bowls, yummy soup and homemade rootbeer. After eating, we ate doughnuts from a string and bobbed for apples. The night was completed with yummy dessert and singing Happy Birthday to Andrew because his birthday was in a couple of days.
We had a great time visiting with family and Keagan and Deker really enjoyed playing with their cousins.