Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Decorating the Tree

Logan has been begging us for weeks to finally put up our Christmas Tree.  He has really been excited for Christmas this year.  Sunday was finally the day to put it up.  He was so excited.  He said, "I am so excited I don't even know what to do with myself!"  This kid is full of one liners!  Both kids had so much fun decorating.  Logan really got the hang of it this year and knew just where he wanted to hang each ornament.  Brooklyn just held onto one ornament the whole time and pretended she was talking on the phone.  After she got sick of that she just wanted to play with the Finding Nemo ornaments.

Each year we get the kids a new ornament and one for the family.  Since we didn't do anything big as a family this year, David got a Notre Dame ornament and I will be getting a New York ornament to represent our trips.  For Logan we got a soccer ornament for his first year of soccer.  We had a hard time finding one for Brooklyn so we got a picture frame that we will put a picture of her and Santa in.

And our finished tree.  I absolutely love the feeling in our home when we have our tree up.  And now that our tree is up Elfie (our Elf on the Shelf) has come back to keep an eye on the kids!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

October Pt. 2

Our October continued to be busy right up until Halloween night.  My kids went to my parents trunk or treat while David and I went to the BYU basketball game.  The next day we had our ward trunk or treat.  Needless to say we hadn't even had Halloween yet and were already overflowing with candy.  After our trunk or treat we went to Provo to go on the Halloween Cruise.  We did this a couple of years ago and it is really fun.  You get on a boat and a pirate tells you a ghost story and pulls you along the river as you look at hundreds of carved pumpkins.

We also carved pumpkins.  Brooklyn started crying when she saw the inside of her pumpkin.  We knew that meant she was tired so we put her down for a nap and had fun carving our pumpkins.

Logan had a lot of fun scraping out the pumpkin guts and choosing which design he wanted for his pumpkin.

Brooklyn's is supposed to be Minnie Mouse, but I really am not a very good carver.  After Brooklyn's I just did a face on mine.  After carving Logan's dragon David wanted simple, so he made a body to go under my face.

On the Monday before Halloweeen we had the annual Johnson Family Halloween Party/Spook Alley.  It was a lot of fun as usual.  Brooklyn was really traumatized by the gorilla, (My grandpa has rented a gorilla costume for David to wear for the last two years.  Brooklyn was hysterical from it and had nightmares that night.) and Logan was too nervous to do any of it too.  Hopefully next year they will like it all better.  All of the grandkids were going to be pirates, but Mark and Ashley found this cute shark costume for Jett.  It still worked out great for the theme and they all looked so great.

The day before Halloween we went to Gardner Village and rode the ponies.

Brooklyn refused to ride the pony.  But she did LOVE the chickens.  Unfortunately, I only took pictures of the petting zoo with my phone.  But both of my kids and Lincoln loved the petting zoo.
And on Halloween we went to two parades, a 2nd grade program, trick or treating at Grandpa's work, and finally Halloween night.  The kids had so much fun trick or treating! 

Our month was so busy, but so fun.  Now bring on everything Christmas!!