Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016

We usually have so many things planned in October, but the month flew by without much of anything exciting happening. There was no pumpkin patch visit, trunk or treat, or even a trip to see the Witches. Sometimes I have it in me, and sometimes I just gotta go low key! The kids didn't even seem to notice, which makes me wonder why I do it all to begin with. The kids didn't even put costumes on until the day of Halloween, which really felt like a waste. 
I had initially thought that this would be Savannah's last year of trick or treating, but then I decided we don't need to make that decision yet. If next year comes around, and she feels like it...I say go for it! We always need help with the littles, and she is happy to watch out for them.
Devin has wanted to be Chucky for a couple of years now, and I finally said I didn't care. He always wants to pick something different than what most kids his age are doing, which I love! I didn't see one other person dressed up the same as him. {wink, wink}
Sabrina could have been dressed up as a million different things, and would have still been happy about it. She is pretty easy going, and is just happy to get free candy! We picked Minnie Mouse, because it is something we hadn't done in our house yet. She was so cute with her posing...that was all on her own.
Drake was a sea turtle, because I thought it was appropriate with his crawling to have a little shell on his back. Then the day of Halloween he decided that he was too good for crawling, and wanted to pose standing! What a show off.

It was a bit chaotic having 4 kids to dress up. Most of the time I don't notice having 4, but Halloween wasn't one of those times! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

drake's first haircut

I have trimmed Drake's hair here and there, but it was definitely time for a legit haircut! When it comes to tiny people, I think you can't go wrong to spend the extra money at Cookie Cutters
Since Drake is only 10 months old, he needed all the bells and whistles to sit in that little car for any amount of time! We pulled out suckers, balloons, toys...but man he hated those clippers!
And just like that, his haircut turned him from a baby to a big boy! I can't get over how handsome he looks!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

birthday boy is forever 32

Paul has the kids convinced he is 32, and that number is never going to change. The little ones don't get it, but Savannah and I play along with his game!

Paul really got a bad deal when he married me, because I am the worst gift giver ever! He also doesn't help my situation by buying everything he wants, when he wants it. The stories of failed attempts to surprise him are endless.

You know what makes our situation awesome though? He doesn't care. He doesn't want anything. He always picks to do something with the kids, for the kids, and what makes everyone else happy. That Paul is quite the guy!

The kids made him homemade cards. Devin cut flowers from the yard, and made him a beautiful bouquet of orange {our favorite color} flowers to put in his bathroom. We went to lunch at a place we didn't have to worry about Drake being naughty, followed it up with a cupcake from the bakery.

Even though there wasn't anything extravagant about his day, I hope he knows how much we love him! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Haunted Night at the Museum - NHMU + Giveaway

This is a sponsored post: all opinions are my own. 
Natural History Museum of Utah is hosting the first ever Haunted Night at the Museum

October 22nd from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Admission for adults is $8.00
Admission for little people is $5.00
3 and under are FREE

So, what does this mean?

A night filled with spooky stories, hands on activities, full access to the museum, a dance off {Savannah is all over this!}, and a spell-binding scavenger hunt.

They will have spooky treats and finger foods for purchase, as well as hot chocolate and other Halloween themed punches. 

Also, since you have full access to the museum, you should take advantage of seeing the new exhibit The Power of Poison

Sounds like a blast doesn't it? So get those kids in costume, and head to the museum!

Oh wait, now for the fun part! The Natural History Museum of Utah would like to give 2 lucky winners family 4 packs of tickets to go and enjoy the museum!

Enter below, and good luck!!


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Monday, October 3, 2016

Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point

We wanted to have one last major hooray at the end of Summer. We thought maybe Lagoon, and then we thought maybe the circus when it came to town, and then guess what happened? The whole freakin' month of September flew by without one last shindig to say goodbye to Summer.

Savannah had been to Cornbelly's, but the rest of us never had. We went back and forth whether it would be worth the money, because for a family our size...it isn't cheap. BUT you know what? Totally worth the money. We ended up buying the Lovin' pass, which is 27 bucks a person...and you get everything, and then some with it.
Because we were Cornbelly newbies, I wasn't sure if they had real food, if it was good, and all that jazz. We hit up Slab Pizza for an early dinner, and it was delicious! We ordered too much food, Bina and I tied for the least amount eaten. Of course, Paul ate his entire slab.
I loved hearing what each of my kids wanted to do, because it was all different...just like their personalities. Savannah wanted to zip line, Devin wanted to ride the mechanical bull, and Bina wanted to do the bungee trampoline. 
We did a lot of the main attractions, but still missed so much. We stayed for 5ish hours, and the kids could have kept going.
Our favorite was the Apple Blasters, Jumbo Jumpers, Corn Cob Beach, Cole's Corral, Rat Rollers, and of course the giant slide. The kids loved the big things they picked to do too. The highlight of my trip was getting picked for the piggy races, even though my little piglet came in last place. I told Paul that this definitely needs to become a tradition, we loved it!
Things we would do differently? Skip the hot chocolate and get the shaved ice, in hopes it is better tasting. Skip the fountain soda, and just buy a bottles. Other than that, our trip to Cornbelly's was pretty perfect!
Bring on our favorite month of the year!