Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ward Trunk or Treat

We had our ward Halloween party on Saturday. Except for the crazy heat we had a great time! But seriously, we were all dripping sweat. It was gross. Millie went as a BYU cheerleader, Max as a BYU football player, and Tyler and I went as BYU Alumni... haha. We had fun and were reminded, yet again, of how much we love our ward family! 

Millie and Paisley fishing together. Millie was shy and pretty apprehensive about all the activities except for fishing. She wanted to do that over and over!

Zak came to the party dressed as Tyler.  He loves to tease Tyler about being Prom King in high school. We were dying laughing!!

Mason and Sam were also BYU football players so we had to get a picture of the players and cheerleader together. Holding them was the only way to keep them all in one place! 

My buddy for handing out candy. I gave him a wrapped Tootsie Roll to play with and he eventually chewed through the foil wrapper! He cracks me up.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Little things

Just peeking in on these two playing so sweetly and quietly one day. As long as Max stays away from her carefully set up toys on the table, it stays sweet and quiet!  He just loves to be in the playroom with Millie.

First square of the Baker's blanket! I can't wait to get it all finished and put together.

Max was so happy I let him crawl on the playground equipment - this blurry picture was too cute not to share. Plus, you can see his crooked smile and missing front teeth! I love it!

I promise I got to him before he got to the hole!

Millie's friend Kinley loves Max. She doesn't know her strength and I've saved poor Max from a loving headlock several times! It's so funny.

Decorating and eating sugar cookies during playgroup. Millie had been waiting and waiting for this! I should know by now never to tell her about fun things until they're about to happen... I showed her the sprinkles the night before and it was all she would talk about. She made everyone she saw smell the sprinkles over and over (why? I don't know). She'd say, "Smell these sprinkles. They smell so so good!"

We're so glad when Daddy comes home!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Family Pictures 2014

Tyler and I have decided that (at least for now) we will get professional family pictures taken in the years in which we add a new person to our family! So obviously this year we did. We used Gilgen Photography, for our last set too. I'm ashamed to say that when we first got them back all I could see was my frizzy hair, but hopefully our cute kids make up for it. They are, after all, the reason my hair is frizzy! I just love this little family of mine.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Superhero 5k

On Saturday I ran a 5k with Sharon! We've been running together all summer and it was fun to do a race together. I'm so glad we waited until October - the weather was perfect! 

We were newbies to the whole photobooth thing....

The starting lineup. There were so many people dressed up, and for the rest of us the sponsors had capes to run with! We saw ninja turtles, Power Rangers, all the Marvel heroes, Batman, Superman, etc.

The race went well. I was pretty exhausted after the first mile or so from just fighting my way through all the people! There were tons who sprinted at the beginning and then either stopped to walk or slowed down a ton. We were pacing ourselves and spent a long time passing those walkers. By the second mile or so things thinned out and I started to feel that energy that I get from races! I love them so much.

Post-race - feeling so good!

Millie really loved the cape. She kept running around the house, saying, "I'm a superhero princess!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekend fun

Max loves to play in the playroom. He'll just crawl in there by himself and happily play for a really long time! I love it.

A little synchronized sleeping.

Dinner at Cracker Barrel. Yum!

Millie loved the rocking chairs.

Tyler was waiting inside to pay for our meal and happened to snap a picture of us while I was snapping the picture above of Millie! Kind of funny.

A nice Sunday evening walk. The weather was beautiful! We could have stayed outside all night.

We had a fun and busy weekend - one of the kind that you have to recover from afterward, you know? The Del Aguila family in our ward came over for dinner and games on Friday night and we had fun with them. We stayed up really late on Saturday night to watch the BYU game. None of us felt ready for the week to begin when it did!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Splashpad surprise

Forgot to post this from 3 weeks ago!

On Tuesday we went to the park thinking it was a nice cool day... we were wrong! By the time we got there, I was hot and sweaty and all the playground equipment was too hot to really enjoy. I randomly checked the gate to the splashpad, and it was unlocked! We went in and Millie played in the water for a little while. The water was cold, but that was just fine when we were feeling so hot. Someone should have notified Houston that it's October! 

Yet another picture of Max sleeping through whatever we're doing. Love that boy.

Glimpses of Fall

We're still in the mid-to-high 80's around here... but the early mornings sure are nice these days, and every once in a while we have a pleasantly cool day!

He was excited to stand up, I was excited about his cute long sleeves and long pants!

We spend these cool days outside, usually at some park or another.

Using the little blanket we brought (and the towel that I keep handy for drying off the slides) to stay warm.

Unrelated: Millie loves it when our shadows touch but we're not touching.

Also unrelated: Max was not amused when I had a little fun with his hair the other night!

I actually needed pants and a jacket to run one morning.

We never go too heavy on the warm getup around here at first because it is kind of awesome to feel cold! For a little while, at least. Then we Texas wimps complain about the long "winter" the whole time.