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!
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.
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!
I have been married to my wonderful husband for six years and am loving every minute of it. We have one little boy who is four and a one year old baby girl. I am so lucky to get to be a stay at home mom and wouldn't want it any other way.
12-20-2010 Logan: I want to sleep at your house tonight. My sister Hilary: You can sleep over when mommy is in the hospital. Logan: Yeah cause my mom and dad will be taking care of the darn baby.
2-2-2011 While walking around at Tai Pan a lady just happened to be walking the same direction as us. Logan loudly said, "Mommy that lady is FOLLOWING is!"
2-3-2011 When getting ready to play Mario with his dad... "Dad I will be Mario and you can be Princess Peach."
2-21-11 While patting my dads back... Logan: "Don't worry grandpa you don't have to burp, I am just patting you cause I love you."
3-23-11 While eating breakfast Logan said, "Mom I just spilled milk on my poker face."
7-16-11 After seeing a bat outside of the car. Logan: "Mom roll the window up so a bat doesn't fly in." Me: "A bat won't fly in the car." Logan: "Why? Cause there's womans in here?"
9-6-11 While riding in the car... Hilary: "Logan I don't want to keep getting bigger." Logan: "I have to get bigger so I can start driving myself around."
9-7-11 Talking about a boy at school... "I was telling Cade a joke and he was laughing HISterically and then I started laughing MYsterically!"
1-14-2012 Logan: "Mom where will I meet my honey?" Me: "Well me and your dad met in high school and grandma and grandpa met at college. You could meet your honey anywhere." Logan: "Oh. I think I will meet my honey at Chuck E. Cheese."