Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Last week Steve and I decided to stop by a local flower shop that was advertising for their pumpkin sale and ended up hanging out there with the boys for a couple of hours!! They had a tractor that the boys loved playing on, a pirate ship with an upper deck, a hay maze and lots of other stuff for the kids to climb on and the best part was that it was FREE. They did have signs up that said if you enjoyed playing in their gardens to please consider buying a pumpkin from them which of course we bought two for a total of $16. I know - WOW!! They were very proud of those pumpkins and now so are we. We just can't wait to cut into them. :)

Lucas insisted on getting a picture with this scary Dracula guy and Landon insisted on being in the picture with his brother.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


A couple of weeks ago we went up to Little Cottonwood Canyon at Snowbird to enjoy the last day of Oktoberfest. Even though the temperature was a little low it was a beautiful day none the less. The kids enjoyed the bounce houses and we bought a ticket for Lucas to do the bungee trampoline but he decided he would wait til next year to do that so we gave his ticket away. Both the boys enjoyed watching the Yo-Yo man and listening to the festive music. I always enjoy checking out the local shops and vendors and filling up on yummy pumpkin flavored beer.

Landon really did enjoy the bounce houses and had a fit when his time was up and mom had to go in and drag him out.

Of course now he wears the hat that goes with his costume from last Halloween. Lets just hope he is this gung hoe about the monkey hat for this years costume. ;)

If he doesn't like the monkey costume he could always just wear moms shoes for Halloween.

Or he could just wear nothing....

I'm not real sure why some days Landon would just prefer to wear nothing. He makes me cold just looking at him.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

One Fall Day

A couple of weeks ago we took a drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to see the changing of the leaves and ended up seeing more white than red, orange or yellow. That's right SNOW!!! I am not a big fan of the snow and cold but maybe that is because I really don't have a winter sport I thoroughly enjoy. I still try to get out and run as often as I can in the winter but sometimes that can be a bit treacherous with the snow and ice. Before we had the boys Steve and I started getting into snow shoeing and each year I say I will get back out there and do maybe this year. I would also like for Lucas to try skiing since we have some of the best ski resorts right in our back yard. I never learned how to ski so maybe we could learn together and I could grow to appreciate winter a little bit more.
Anyways...when we told Lucas we were going for a drive up the canyon he immediately suggested we take his fishing pole so he could do some fishing. Even though the creek was running pretty low and mom and dad were pretty sure we wouldn't be catching much of anything (not to mention the rocks and snowballs thrown into the water to scare the fish away) Lucas still went out there and gave it his all.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Time Flies

Once again I am amazed that it has been so long since I have had the time to sit down and update my blog. I guess if I were to be honest it has just been a while since I have spent much time in front of the computer at all. I tend to go through phases where I only check my e-mail every 3 days and then other times I check it daily. Needless to say we have been keeping plenty busy with pre-school, soccer, play dates, doctors and all sorts of other fun stuff. :) Lucas is really enjoying playing soccer and has met some really neat boys who are on his team. I must tell you about the coaches son Jonas who is a truly amazing player at just 5 1/2 years of age. He has a brother who is at least 5 years older than him who has played soccer with him since the day he could walk. Once the soccer game starts Jonas is usually the first kid to get the ball and is able to score multiple goals within a matter of minutes. This is when the father/coach steps in and tells Jonas that he is no longer allowed to score but must pass the ball to a teammate in hopes of assisting them to score a goal. Even though the rest of the teammates are only 4 years old and not nearly as experienced - Jonas is always so complementary of them all and will make a point of congratulating them on a nice block they made, a great pass they made or an attempted goal. I know a lot of credit must go to his parents and I just hope I am doing something right with my own boys and that they one day have this great of sportsmanship. We really could not have asked for a better coach and are therefor thoroughly enjoying the soccer season.

What used to be a half hour job can now take twice as long with these two little helpers. :) By the time the car and truck are washed it is then time for the boys to dry out and get a fresh set of clothes.

A couple of weekends ago Steve drove up to Laramie, WY by his self to ride in another mountain bike race with his friend Leif. Steve had a great time with his friend Leif who he used to bike with regularly here in UT until he recently relocated to WY. The kids and I stayed home due to school, soccer and the fact that it is such a long trip for only having one day to visit. We spent the weekend hanging out with friends and the boys woke up Sunday morning to Colton and Gracie babysitting them while mom and Kristin went for a nice 12 1/2 mile run.

Last week we braved a huge crowd at the zoo because of some harvest festival that was going on for members only (which turned out to be half the valley). We decided to skip the festivities since the lines were atrocious and walked around enjoying the animals instead. There must have been something in the water at the zoo because there were baby animals all over. Our favorite was the baby elephant.

Sharing the single stroller at the zoo - the boys were too exhausted to take another step.

And last but not least....what would the McCormack blog be without a picture of Batman or Spiderman????