Halloween and Thanksgiving 2011

Its almost Christmas, but we had so much fun on Halloween and Thanksgiving that I had to share!! We love dressing up, and we wanted to do it altogether as a family this year. Annie went as an ASU cheerleader, Jensen was a football player, Brighton was the mascot Sparky, I was the Referee, Tyson was the coach, and little Ridge was the football. It was so much fun...

Tyson's awesome pumpkin!!!!

I love it that Annie's candy is all in a row (she loves organizing!) and I love it that I caught Tyson's face! Can you tell we were exhausted?

Our little team

We met with all the cousins for a giant trick or treating group. They all loved it! Brighton was a trooper. He loved holding on to his treats and hardly ever let me help him with his pumpkin. Both Annie and Jensen got so tired by the end, they could hardly walk.


We had a great Thanksgiving this year too! We ate at Aunt DeAnn's and we loved it! The food was yummy and the company was great!!
You can't expect him not to climb on something like this, its just not possible.

What is Thanksgiving without a little football right?
Brighton agreed...it was delicious!

Ridge doesn't care for football yet, but he was cute hangin out with Daddy.

We have so much to be thankful for, and we loved celebrating Gratitude on Thanksgiving and all month long. I hope we can continue to live with a thankful heart all throughout the year, because the blessing of being grateful truly enriched and helped our family so much! We tried focusing on everything we have and it helped us to be so much happier. Life seemed so much easier, and we were blessed even more.


First Day of School...

Well this certainly was not an easy day for me. I couldn't believe, and still can't believe that my little baby is going to school everyday!!!! She of course loves it! We had so much fun going school shopping before hand. That was probably our favorite part ;) Then of course we had to lay everything out and make lots of outifits on her bed. She chose her favorite for the first day:
Off we go:

She was only a little nervous, not as much as me!!!
It was so crowded with so many parents...
And off she goes
I was fine and calm till a little boy by her started freaking out, then for some reason I started to cry with him :'( then I looked around and saw that almost all the moms were wiping tears so I didn't feel so bad. She has done so well in school and she loves it so much!!! I know that she is going to continue to do great. It is soooo hard to think that next year I have to do it all over again with Jensen starting Kindergarten!!!!!


Summer fun...

We have had such a fun summer so far! We were blessed with our little addition, Ridge in the beginning of it, so we haven't been able to go and do tons of things, but we've loved spending time together and having fun...

Exploring outside of Grandma's house in Eagar

4th of July fun...
Quad ride with cousin Buff

Eating Aunt Cathy's famous beans and bread. SOOOO yummy!!
The kids were sooooo happy that Evie got to come with us. We love the Godoys!!

Getting ready to escape
Waiting for candy from the parade.
Brighton wants some too

Jensen loves to stand out in our pictures ;P


Other summer activities:

Ridge loves to cuddle.
We found Brighton here one night.
I can't believe we have four of them!!!
We LOVE watermelon, especially when it comes from our garden

Of course its not summer without the pool

Watching a movie
Helping daddy mow the lawn. I hope they keep this up
Fun movie night that daddy planned for us. He's the best daddy ever!!!
And summer sleepovers...