Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

We had a great time this Hallowee. It started off on the 22nd with our wards Trunk-or-Treat. Joss's favorite part was the cake walk, not because she got a cupcake, but because she could jump from spot to spot. She loves to jump.

Next up was the Wilkins' family Halloween party. We all came over to my parents' house for pizza. Then we played games like finding the eyeballs in the spaghetti noodles. (I'm still picking out pieces of noodle from Joss's costume.)We also went trick-or-treating from room to room. The kids LOVED it. They do every year. Its a fun family tradition.

Then we had Halloween itself. This year we went to my sister's neighborhood and went trick-or-treating with them. We had a lot of fun. Joss finally figured it out at the last house and was running down the street for the next house.

Here are our costumes.
I was Cleopatra, Joss was a flapper from the 1920's and Seth was Peter Pan. This was the only picture that I could get of him with his hat on.

Bowl Hats

Seth loves to pull out all of my plastic bowls and tupperware. Its pretty much the only cabinet that he can get into in the kitchen. Its that or the phone books. He much prefers the bowls though.

How cute and innocent he looks in this picture?

Tool Belt

For whatever reason Joss decided that the box for her crayons just wasn't cutting it anymore. She told me that they were her tools. She is too funny sometimes.

Shoe Fetish

Seth is really into shoes lately. Maybe because he has to wear them now since he is walking. Maybe because we have a huge pile to climb on. Not sure which, but he loves them. He is often found walking around with one or two in his hands.


Joss was drawing one day. She told me she was drawing faces. I went over to see them and this is what I found. She was trying to draw smiley faces like her daddy. Hers are a little sad though.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Phoenix Children's Museum Field Trip #2

We had another opportunity to take the kids to the Children's Museum at a discount. We love going there and getting to play.
This was Seth's first time being old enough to play and have fun with all the toys and centers. He thought it was pretty awesome!
And now to the pictures!

Here is Joss and Seth riding in the pencil car.

Seth loved this marble run that used golf balls. He sat and played there for about 15 minutes straight.

This marble run went all around the room and the kids loved watching the balls roll all over the place.

I'm pretty sure this was Joss's favorite this time. She spent a lot of her time scooping up the peas and weighing them. It was very therapeutic.

Here is Seth standing on the grate where the air comes up and blows his hair all over. It took him a while to get on it but he loved it when he finally got on it.

What kid doesn't love legos!?!

Seth pushing the car.

Climbing on the climbing structure. I was so glad that I never had to climb in there are get her.

Stuffing the handkerchiefs in the pipes.

Playing the chimes.

This place is awesome! My kids love going there.


Seth usually only sleeps in his crib but sometimes he just can't stay awake.


Joss is really into hiding all of a sudden. She likes to hide in her closet, beside the couch, behind the pillows, and even in the tv stand.

New Glasses

I recently got new glasses. My plan was to get contacts and then a new p of glasses to wear depending on my mood. That didn't work out so well. :(

My eyes were fine with the contacts until one ripped and I went to get a replacement one. Now if they are in for even 30 minutes my eyes turn red for about three days. It is so sad.

On the plus side though, I did get new glasses that I LOVE!!! I got them from a site that my sister-in-law told me about. Its called They have tons of frames at really good prices! I got my prescription glass for $15.00 including shipping! And I LOVE them! The only thing to worry about it making sure your script has all the information that they need to make them. Mine did so it was great!

Here is a close up of my glasses. They remind me of butterfly wings/stained glass. I love all the colors and that they are fun, but not totally crazy.