Sunday, November 28, 2010

Remember Halloween? Yeah, we did that too...

We really enjoyed our long beautiful fall. The fall weather this year was stunning. We were so grateful to not need snow boots and down coats for trick'or'treating. (I have many memories of those kinds of Halloweens when I was a kid...)
We had a fun Halloween. Olivia and I did the Trick or Treat at the library, which was not too impressive for Olivia anymore. The Friday before the kids' school put on an amazing carnival. It was craziness- the kind kids just LOVE.
Saturday was a fun Trunk'or'Treat and some old school door to door trick'or'treating.
It wasn't Katie's best Halloween. She was still gimpy with the kneecap dislocation and couldn't really keep up at the carnival and was sore and slow trick'or'treating and so called it good early. She is getting so big, she doesn't have much trick'or'treat time left!
Here's our crew...

{Jack-in-the-Box}

{Little Red Riding Hood}


{Black Cat}



{White Bunny Rabbit}




{Group shot}

Part of the carnival at the school was a cake decorating contest/fundraiser/auction.
We bought a cake in the auction.
Every year we have a perfect place to take some spooky food. My parents throw a big Halloween themed dinner party. It's a super fun tradition that the kids look forward to every year. This year we were going to have the coolest cake to bring.
Then, the dinner party got canceled!
My parents were over scheduled and sick and it just wouldn't have worked.
So no one got to see our beautiful cake.
Don't worry, we took pictures.
See how cute?





Friday, November 19, 2010

Pumpkin Party

Our garden produced some fantastic pumpkins this year!


We had a fun family night designing and carving our pumpkins, and roasting some delicious seeds. I think they were our most delicious yet.


The kids are getting pretty good at this whole pumpkin thing.




















TA DA!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Ex-"cell"-ent Project


So, one day Katie says to me, "Uh, Mom? Apparently, I have to do a science project about the cell."
Me: "Really? When is it due?"
Katie: "I don't know, but people are turning them in already..."
Me: "When was it assigned?"
Katie: "I don't know, but it needs to be a 3D model of a cell."
Oh, the joys of parenting.
She did find out what needed to be done and when it needed to be turned in. So, it was turned in on time and was what she needed. Sheesh.
We had fun making a 3D model of an animal cell.
Her teacher gave us a heads up that if she keeps it, she might be able to use it again in highschool! It will be nice to have one just ready to turn in when Katie realized it is due again :)



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hurricane Paula :)


Did you hear Hurricane Paula blew through town?
I am totally kidding. It is just kind of funny that during Scott's mom's visit to see us, there was in fact a hurricane named Paula- and that happens to be her name!
Grammy had not come to visit for 2 whole years, so it was exciting to have her come.
It probably wasn't her favorite visit. Rebekah was sick for the first several days she was here, I had a horrible cold, Katie's knee had dislocated just before she got here (should do another blog post just about that) and couldn't bend her knee or do much, and we were finishing up a house and were super busy.
But we are sure glad she came. The kids really needed to get some "Grammy Love"
She even gave Scott and I a couple of much needed days of alone time. We escaped to Lava Hot Springs. It was nice to be alone, well when Scott wasn't on the phone for work. But there were so many FLIES! In our room and out. It was a little gross.
We did make sure she got to get out and see some of the beauty of the west for at least one day.
We drove the loop, starting in Jackson.
We stopped at the park for a picnic and to let the kids stretch their legs. Except Katie. It was hard for her not to be able to move well.

{Motorcycle Mama- Olivia loved this springy toy}


{Bekah loved the rock wall}



{Happy Little Livvie}


{Had to force this cutie to smile for me. Oh, and she just got her new glasses!}


{Rebekah eating a red vine inside out}


Jenny's Lake. Such a pretty place.


{she was a good sport and limped right on down to the lake}



{we spent some time skipping rocks}






{Grammy, Me, and the kiddos}




{the whole gang- jack was not in a good photo shoot mood }

{Love this place}


{the weather was perfect}


{cute redheads}


{one of our great kids took this shot- it's hard not to cut off daddy's head!}




{three pretty yeager girls}



{out front of the general store at old faithful}


{little liv}


{she loves her daddy}


{gotta love the buffalo}


{we stopped for dinner on the way home in West Yellowstone}



{an actual smile from jack-even if he does have a mouth full of food}
Rebekah has decided that she is going to be a beautician when she gets big.
She practices on her sisters.
Where did she come from??
{mani}

{she's got liv lookin' luscious!}
{eyes closed shot- so you can see the gorgeous lavender eye shadow}



{one last pic of Grammy with her grandkiddos at the SLC airport before she had to go}
We are so blessed to have a Grammy that loves these kids so much!
Thanks for coming to see us!
We miss you already!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Double Digit Boy

Jack Christopher Yeager is 10! Double Digits!
He had a marathon birthday celebration yesterday.
We started the day with his breakfast of choice: chocolate chip pancakes, buttermilk syrup, and whipped cream with cherries on top with bacon and sausages on the side. Yum.
Then, he got to open some presents from the family. He got some Lego's and a Lego's book and some Nerf weaponry. He was thrilled.
Then a brief trip to Sam's Club for Katie's Optical exam and some party supplies. (side note: she could hardly see a thing and her new glasses should be ready to pick up next Saturday- yes, it was one of my more proud parenting moments. )



Then, we were off to the park for his little party with his friends.
A "FOOTBALL PARTY"
Here is the cake:


Here is the shelter.
He was lucky to have Grammy in town from Chicago for the festivities. Plus, his Grandma and Grandpa that live here in town were able to come to the park as well.

They played all kinds of football games and contests.













Make a wish, football boy!

The crew





Opening presents

While the boys were busy playing, the girls had a mini photo shoot.
Boy, do they like to pose.

{Lovely Livvie}


{Beautiful Bekah}


{Kissable Katie}


{Silly Sisters}



{The Boys}




{Grammy and her girls}
After we got home from the park, we grabbed gear for the dunes and away we went for party number 2. We invited more family and friends and had so much fun playing at the dunes again. We had a huge crowd and made fun memories.
We played until the sun went down, and then we huddled around the fire pit for warmth while the kids played with glow sticks.
We brought home dirty, tired kids, plus Jack's friend for a sleepover.
They were so tired, it was a quiet sleepover.
So tired, Olivia slept entirely through church today.
And we don't have church until 1:00 p.m.!


{here's a taste of how great it was. this is the recently retired principle of our kids' school with FIVE kids in our sled, plus an extra pushing all the way down. it was a blast}


{fire pit fun}