Monday, November 30, 2009


We have been so lucky to have been able to go to all of the BYU home games this year (Thank you Grandpa and Grandma). And this game was a great way to end the season. It was a great game. We were stressed and yelling for a lot of the time, but our sore throats and pounding heads were totally worth it. Go Cougars!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nature Turkeys

It starts to get hard trying to find something to do for playdate every single week. Some weeks the kids just play together while we talk, but this week we really wanted to do something fun. Leslie went online and found a really cute and fun activity. Nature Turkeys. To start off we went on a nature walk around the neighborhood. We needed to find a lot of leaves and some pinecones. The kids loved it. They loved finding different leaves that were different colors. Logan just picked up random things, but he was the bag holder and loved that. After our walk we went back to my mom's house and started making our turkeys. All you do is glue the leaves onto computer paper to look like the turkey feathers. After those dry you get a long pinecone and glue it on to be the turkeys head. We found with that a hot glue gun would have worked better. Then you just cut out little eyes, beak, and the red jiggly thing and glue those on the pine cone and then you have these really cute turkeys!

Logan and Annie picking up leaves.

The three on our walk.

Logan and his leaf bag. He kept tripping over it.

This is just the "feathers".

And the finished product. Logan wanted to help Layne with his so I ended up doing Logan's. Next year when we try it again I hope he will want to do his own.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Our Halloween was so much fun! Logan absolutely loved it this year. First we went to my parents ward trunk or treat. Logan would say trick or treat at every car, but was not way into it. He was a little shy, but loved getting the candy. Since Layne didn't go to the trunk or treat later that night we all went around my parents neighborhood. I figured we would only go to about 5 housed, but Logan loved it! He would run from house to house yelling trick or treat and then politely say thank you after he got his candy. We ended up doing the whole neighborhood and he got quite the candy stash! Holidays are for sure more fun with kids!

On Sunday we went and did our annual Johnson family Halloween party at my grandparents house. It was so great having my grandparents back from DC this year. My grandpa put together an awesome spook alley. It really was scary. There were three phases. The first was in the basement. If you passed that stage you could do the next which was in the backyard. If you passed the backyard phase then you could go to the abandoned house across the street. I am proud to say I passed all three phases and it really was spooky! Great way to make a comeback grandpa! All in all it was a great holiday!

Trunk or Treat!

Getting ready to go out trick or treating. He wanted to leave so badly so I did not get a good picture of him.

Logan and Layne getting ready to trick or treat. I love how Layne posed in character without being told to!