Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

I love Halloween.  Especially when costumes are easy....and this year everyone wanted easy!  Wahoo!

Nick was a cowboy for the preschool party and a Ninja Turtle on Halloween.

Lucas was an Indian.  I LOVE when they want to be things that I have in the costume bucket!

 Isaac was an Indian.  I happen to think I have very cute Indians!

Matt was Elvis...this one was a little tough in the "figuring it out" phase but once I realized we could be "Jail House Rock Elvis" and that the Malan's had a black leather jacket we were set!  He made the cutest Elvis!

Tyler wanted to be a punk.  He'd been growing his hair out for a LONG time for this costume.  It got a lot longer than he wanted, but this is one of the best costumes we've ever pulled off!  We borrowed most of the clothes from David Frandsen, added my jacket, a lot of fake ear/nose rings, black nail polish and we were set!  He was chosen as one of the best costumes at school and NO ONE recognized him!  LOVE it!

I even got into it a little bit this year!  I love Harry Potter and THIS was a simple simple costume to throw together!

We also had a blast this year carving pumpkins!  I have very talented boys....they kill the pumpkin carving every year!  I love my kids!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Amazing Play Writes!

I've had the greatest time the last few weeks writing Halloween plays with 2 groups of kids in Isaac's class.  It was hilarious to see the differences between the "girls" group and the "boys" group.  Witches,Vampires Mummies and hula dancers for the girls and Monsters, Vampires, and Mad Scientists for the boys.  I LOVE being involved at the school!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby Dean is HERE!!

 YAY!! I'm so excited!  David and Sinda's little man is here!  Dean Edward Horrocks was born on Monday Oct 22 at 7:35 pm.  He weighed 6 lbs 4oz and was 22 inches long!  He's one long skinny boy!  Mary and I ran down with our little ones to see him today and he was just BEAUTIFUL!  Congrats guys!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

RSL And The Outlaws!

 Tonight was Outlaws night at Rio Tinto.  Ty, Matt and Isaac all got to go on the field.....Isaac got to be one of the kids to escort the players to the field!!!!  It was so exciting!  

Then at half time I got to go down with Matt's team while they scrimmaged on the field!  It was so amazing!

And The rest of us had fun too:)

2 Wheels!!

 I can't believe it but Nick's riding on 2 wheels!  I got a call from Mike while I was in Park City telling me that Nick was riding on 2 wheels!  The cute kid decided that he didn't like being the only brother with training wheels:) so he had Mike teach him to ride without them!  WAY TO GO NICK!

UEA 2012- Kodachrome Basin Day 3

Today was the day Mike had been waiting for all week!  The BIG bike ride.  There is a spot where the _____ Mountain Bike trail and the paved trail start.  They also end at the same place, so the plan was for Mike, Travis, David, Tyler and Matt to take the Mountain Bike trail and the rest of us to take the paved trail.    Then if there was time "the girls" would do the Mountain Bike trail and the guys would do the paved one.  Mike was sure that they would beat us to the bottom.....SO we all parked at the top, unloaded and then took a car to the bottom.  PHEW! Just getting set up was work!

While the guys were shuffling cars the boys got out their BB guns and let everyone take turns shooting.  The kids loved it and it helped us keep the sanity while we waited to get started:)

OUR ride was great.  We took a gravel road for about a mile and then hit the paved trail.  Lucas braked to hard once on the gravel and wiped out pretty hard.  Thank goodness we had the Malan's first aid kit:)  Other than that it was beautiful and smooth sailing!  Mostly down hill!  We got to the bottom of the trail and.....waited.  For a LONG time.  Of course the men and kept all of the car keys.  So we just took turns riding up the end of the trail they would eventually come down.  It was fun but pretty technical.  I had a feeling that the "mens" ride was a little harder than they had expected.  It was a VERY long wait but eventually they made it down:)  Isaac and I had been riding up actually when we saw them.  The first thing Mike said was "WOW!  This was harder than I expected....So since I'd like to stay married I'd suggest that you DON'T try this ride"  Hahahahaha.

  We rode back down and met up to get the "story".  This wasn't the fairly easy ride that they expected.  There were a lot of little crashed and Travis had a big crash.  There was a spot called "the fin".  Mike made it across and turned around to tell the boys to walk only to see them already riding across.  Mike was terrified.   He said that he was amazed over and over again at how good the boys were at the technical stuff.  They were all exhausted but happy:)

The guys got the cars and then we all loaded up and headed back to camp where we packed up camp and got ready to head home while the Malan's made dinner.  They were staying over for one more night but the rest of us were heading home!  Nick screamed and cried and said that he wanted to live there forever! This was an amazing UEA weekend!