Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mazzotti Farms

Last week Joseph was on fall break from school and we decided to take advantage of the season and go to a pumpkin patch. We went with some of the other kids from Joseph's class up to Mazzotti Farms. They did a short educational part for the kids on the different kinds of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn before they let the kids loose to pick out their own corn, gourd and pumpkins. Then they were able to go through the corn maze, down the slide a bunch of times and pet the animals. The kids all had a blast playing together and it was fun for me to get to know some of the parents better.

Learning about different pumpkins. Did you know that BLUE pumpkins are the best to use for making pies and breads.

Our Tipi

Learning about Gourds inside the tipi.

My farmer


The needy Donkey. He would cry and cry until you would rub his ears. We think he was missing Shrek. :)

Max and Joseph with a friend running through the Corn Maze.

My Scarecrow

Joseph, Max and May

We need a bigger one mom!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Joseph at 6

It is hard to imagine that on September 26th my baby turned six. Every time I look at him all I see is my little boy but then he reminds me that no he is a big boy and he is growing up. I am so proud of Joseph, he is such a wonderful, sweet and loving boy. He is always willing to jump right in and help, he loves everyone and wants to make everyone happy, he is a clown and always making me laugh. I don't know where he comes up with some of the things he says but they sure are funny. On Joseph's birthday we celebrated by having dinner at home with Uncle Collin and opening presents. The other day we were just talking about some of Joseph's favorite things right now and here is what he said.

What is your favorite color? Red

What is your favorite book? Curious George

Joseph's birthday table. He was so excited to see it when he got up, but disappointed since he had to wait to open his presents.

Joseph and Uncle Collin

Showing off his Harmonica and car from Grandpa and Nana.

Rubber Boots!! Who knew they could be so exciting.

Owl cupcakes I made for Joseph to take to his class.

My birthday boy. When did he get so big????
What is your favorite thing about school? Going to lunch. Go figure he has been eating like a teenager the last few weeks.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Firefighter

Who is your best friend? Evan

What is your favorite Scripture story? When Nephi goes to get the plates.

What is your favorite toy? Transformers. I thought he would say cars since we have them everywhere.

What is your favorite thing to do? Play my Nintendo DS

What is your favorite dinner? Macaroni and Cheese

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

On your mark get set PARTY!!

 This year to celebrate Joseph's birthday we had a little party with a few of his friends. He wanted to have a Hot Wheels theme so I found some fun games to do with cars and thanks to Party City some really fun decorations. Joseph had originally requested a Mustang car cake and I was intimidated at the thought of having to put that together but he changed his mind to just having a red one with roads that crossed and cars on top and I was happy to oblige. When the boys arrived they played on the trampoline before we started our games. The first game we did was pin the car on the race track and all the boys made it on the track at about the same point, I guess they were all the same height. Then we moved on to a racing game I had found online using match box cars with those party blowers. The boys had so much fun blowing them across the kitchen and they looked so cute wiggling on their bellies. Our last activity was the Pinata which I was hoping it would take them a little while to break but they had it open in minutes and boy did they move fast to grab that candy once it was everywhere.
The Birthday Boy and Brad with the cake.
Highlights from the party. I know some of them are hard to see.

All ready to party!
Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 10, 2011

Utah Trip

Missy, Me and Sheena enjoying Sheena's last night as a single lady. It was so nice catching up and being together.
Joseph with Great Grandpa Hansen

Joseph, Kaden and Jared. Joseph and Kaden spent all weekend together playing and they were so upset when we tried to split them up.

The beautiful bride

Eric and Sheena

Uncle Steve and Ryan enjoying a few laughs.

Sheens and Me. I love this girl soo much!!

A beautiful family.
A few weeks ago we headed over to Utah for Eric and Sheena's wedding but while we were in town we had time to  see some family, have some new family pictures taken and had the most amazing experience at the Salt Lake Temple. Our first night in town we went to the Salt Lake Temple to take out Bill's endowment's, have my parents sealed and me sealed to them. It was mine and Ben's first time in the Salt Lake Temple and it was so beautiful, amazing and peaceful. I am so glad that we picked that Temple to do Bill's work because we were able to be with family and share in such a wonderful experience. Over the next few days we ate yummy food, watched a ton of great movies, shopped and enjoyed being with one another.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Take me out to the Ballgame

A few weeks ago Ben was given some tickets to the Rockies game and so on a perfect Saturday afternoon we all headed down to Coors Field for Joseph's first baseball game. We had awesome seats right on the third baseline only a few rows back, the sun on our backs and a breeze blowing through our hair. Joseph loved every minute of the game even though I don't think he watched much of the game because he was to busy enjoying his snacks. It was a perfect family outting but I did get a little teary over the fact that

Ben and Joseph waiting for the game to start. If you look hard in the background where the red and blue sign is, Ben and his company installed those huge glass doors.