Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rupunzel, Rupenzel, let down your hair and one cute little lion

Sarah was Rupunzel this year, she had previously worn this costume to her preschool party (which yes, I did forget my camera so no pictures of that) so on Halloween I was going to get her dressed and she informed me she wanted to be something else because she had already dressed up as Rupunzel.....well little missy if you want to go trick or treating you will put on that costume. She at least had to wear it twice to get our money's worth (not that it was expensive, but still). And really by the time I bundled her up you couldn't really tell what she was anyway, but I knew she was Rupunzel and that's what mattered right??

These are her friends she trick or treated with. Emma, Lily and Abby. Someday Sarah will be mortified at how bundled I had her dressed, but really I hate to be cold and she's my flesh and blood so naturally I'm sure she hates it too, but it was rather chilly outside.
Halloween was a success we had a fun little dinner after trick or treating with our friends Kim and Jared, she served mummy dogs and snake pizza...very fun and spooky. Halloween was a big success, it's such a fun holiday. I think Sarah and Nathan looked darling. I even helped Sarah separate her candy into same and like piles, Jen and I would always do this after our trick-or-treating adventures. I still love the smell of all that candy together and I still love candy, unfortunately that has not faded with age.


We carved this pumpkin near the beginning of October (knowing it wouldn't last until Halloween), but it lasted even less, as the squirrels had there way with it. Sarah was very distraught about this, but we later painted one and left it whole, it's a little harder for the squirrels to gnaw away at.

Fall leaves and rainy days

Sarah loves to play in the rain. When our front ditch fills up she likes to splash around in it, it had been raining for several days. She had to stay on the left side of the driveway to splash around, I actually think she could have gone swimming on the right side...way too much rain. But the good news is our basement is dry!!
She also loves to play in the leaves each Fall. It was hard to find a day that wasn't raining and if it wasn't raining the leaves were way too wet to play in. We lucked out and had a day that didn't rain and the leaves were only slightly wet, she had a great time. We have this beautiful tree in our backyard. I'm embarrased to say this is the first year I've noticed it. I love the shape of the tree and the gorgeous color of the leaves. Sarah picked a whole bucket of leaves from this tree and we later laminated them in a "Fall leaf collection" it's hanging on our wall. I like hanging Sarah's creations on the kitchen wall it's fun for all of us to enjoy.

6 lbs of salt water taffy from Jen

One day I was pleasantly surprised to receive this package on my doorstep. When I saw that it was from Sweets factory in SLC, I didn't want to get my hopes up thinking it was salt water taffy (I have been obsessed with it lately), but it was 6 whole pounds of it. Jen surprised me...woo hoo...what a great surprise! Nothing like a little taffy to lift the "no more sun for 8 months" blues. Thanks again Jen :-)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Recent pictures

Nathan's first taste of cereal, his favorite is barley
Hanging from the slide the day of her haircut, she loved it.
She was so excited to get a short haircut

Oops, did this twice

Nathan a little confused as to why
he's squeezed into something called a Bumbo

Nathan chillin' in the Bumbo
Sarah riding the tricycle, which she is outgrowing quickly

Sarah showing off her new "do"

Nathan found his toes

Sarah trying out the Bumbo

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Utah vacation contined...I seriously need a blogging tutor, I mess up every time..

I love this picture of Sarah.

Sarah was so proud of herself putting a bow in Nathan's hair, sorry buddy, it won't happen again.

This is where Grandma Ward taught Sarah that it's ok to pee on the grass because there's no bathroom (which she did at least 10 times during the swim). She thought this was great, except she didn't like sitting on the grass so she straddled and let if flow. Now anytime we go anywhere I tell her to use the bathroom so she won't have to go when we get to where we're going and she tells me "it's ok mommy, I can just go on the grass..." thanks mom. (The pool owner will remain anonamous, but please enjoy your fertilized grass)

We met Jen for lunch (she's taking the pic). A beautiful day in SLC, just outside the church office building.

Sarah's making her most favorite funny face....Spens what a stud.

Spens and Sarah at Gateway playing on the splash pad...well sort of Sarah's not a big fan of getting splashed, Spens had to help out.

A day at Hogle Zoo. Me, Sarah, her "noculars" and the Giraffes.

Three generations, a traditional Kaysville parade photo.

For any of you who know Mel Ward (aka my dad) this really needs no explanation. Enjoying the Kaysville parade under a little shade.

I actually do have more recent photos, but my computer is acting funny and it's not allowing me to access them. So when it stops being difficult I'll download more. Nathan is now eating cereal, rolling over and drooling a ton (who knows by the time I get those pics downloaded he may be walking) and Sarah has a darling new haircut, so stay tuned.

Annual Utah vacation

I love getting together with my old friends, we have some great laughs together. Stacie, Cherilyn, Erin and me. Sorry Kelli and Karin couldn't make it to dinner, but we had a fun park day with the kids.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I am absolutely too tired to blog...

...but the pictures speak for themselves...don't you think? What cuties!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Nathan Henry Stineman

Nathan finally arrived on March 20th at 3:16 pm, weighing in at 9 lbs 7 oz and almost 20 inches in length. We're so glad to have him in our family.

After leaving the hospital I still looked 7 months pregnant, a couple of days after being home Sarah pointed to my stomach and asked me if there was another baby in there....from the mouth of babes :-)