October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Nothing like a baby hopped up on Halloween Candy.  Ree had a candy bath last night when we got home from Trey and Brindi’s.  She was in heaven swimming around in all of Hayes’ candy. 


Unfortunately, our day didn’t start out all that happy.  Chase was having a rough day.  He broke things.  He spilled things.  He got yelled at. He pinched. He spent a lot of time in time out.  He wouldn’t leave the baby alone and kept waking her up from naps.  He cried a lot. He fell down a lot.  He was in general just not happy…..BUT that was before the festivities began.  There’s nothing like cousins and grandmas and decorations and candy to get Chase out of his funk.  To tell you the truth, the candy is probably the thing Chase cares the least about.  The kid is into decorations.  Anything with lights or anything that is “creep-key” (creepy)!

Kristen invited us over for posse stew before trick-or-treating.  I was starving and ate two bowls and two pumpkin muffins that Brindi made.  After eating we headed to my mom’s house to get ready.  That’s one of the downfalls of living 10 miles outside of town…you can’t just run home for anything.

Marce and Lauren were already over there with cupcakes and treats.  The Humpherys and Trey Platts came over to take pictures and go trick-or-treating.  I tried to get a shot of everyone. 

In this shot, all of the Humpherys kids are watching Ree cry.  I thought Kris’ three boys as Alvin and the Chipmunks was pretty cute and clever.  Chase loved Jane as a “bunny abbit”.  T made a great skeleton…Chase wanted his costume.  And the newest Platt baby, Sage as a beautiful bumble bee. 


I like this one because everyone was actually in it (even though Chase is blocking Sage by hugging her) and because Jane and Ree are holding hands while Ree bawls her head off. Good job Lauren; how many princesses can wrangle an angry baby?  100_0255_edited-1

Jane is a pretty cute “mama” to her baby girl cousins.


We tried to make it as easy as possible this year with the boys going as ghouls and Ree the same pumpkin Chase was 8 years ago.  Since their birthdays are 1 day apart in May, Chase’s pumpkin outfit fit her perfectly…good thing I saved it!

Here’s more of the candy bath:


I might be a little baby happy because I made sure I got Ree’s costume on and pictures taken, and then totally forgot to get pics of the boys…oops.  So after we finished trick-or-treating, I tried to get some shots of Lauren and the boys. 



I forgot that Chase hadn’t eaten anything at Kristen’s house (too busy playing), so my mom hurried and made mac ‘n cheese for Chase.   Love the antennae mom! (Sorry, no pic of Chase with his costume on)


Hayes and Princess Lou Lou.


The ghoul enjoying Marcie and Lauren’s cute cupcakes.


So even with the rough start, we had a very happy ending.  Hope you did too!


October 29, 2010


Wow, I love these gorgeous fall days.  Two nights ago it hit 23 degrees and today it’s shorts weather again.  Hopefully our new lawn will keep growing with this warm-up.

Spence’s friend Ryan and his buddy Taustin drove up from Phoenix today to ride horses.  They couldn’t have picked a better day.  I stopped by the round pen to drop off ice and drinks and snapped a few shots.

Spence and Ryan inspect the cattle.


Trey playing herd help on lefty.


Making a move on Smoothie.


Two of my most favorite boys in the world.


Happy Hayes. Quit growing up, Hayes...I mean it!


Ree cooed and giggled at the horses while I took pictures…although she looks pretty serious here. 


Poor Chase was at school, but he was excited because they were eating brains and grasshoppers for Halloween lunch today and they were having a party.  He actually went willingly to school for once. :)

October 20, 2010

And the weaning begins

Yesterday, the guys started weening the calves at the Potato Farm.  It’s just Spence, Trey and Pascual this year.  Today they had to preg check all of the cows.  Hayes, sort of reluctantly, went to help today.  We went up to take lunch, and I was wishing that I had remembered my camera.  So when Hayes came home, I make him pose for a few shots.  He humors me…even though he doesn’t always stay right-side-up. :)




October 14, 2010

Funny Photos

A little while back, I posted a picture of me holding the baby in the bathroom, with Chase behind us making his trademark ear to ear grin.  I found another picture to go along with it.  Any of you who know Chase, know that having him hold the baby over his head for a picture is not a good idea.  In reality, it was Hayes, but I thought it made for a funny shot.  It totally looks like it’s Chase holding the baby. 


BTW…a few years ago, Leisha Greer turned Spence and I on to a website called  AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  If you are ever online and want a few laughs you ought to check it out…it’s pretty funny.   Spence uses their photos for his Facebook profile pics. Here’s a small sampling.  I hope this is not a copy write violation…all credit given to afp.com.