Monday, October 31, 2011

A Spooktacular Halloween

Halloween was a lot of fun this year!! We went out trick-or-treating with the Andrew kids, to a couple of the subdivisions in town and as always got way to much candy!! I think they really enjoyed themselves because they got to run wild in the streets going from door to door!! There was a guy dressed in a gorilla suit at one house and as soon as Dustin saw him he raced back to me and spent the rest of the night in the car with Dad!!
Dillon was actually two things this year!! since no masks or weapons are allowed at school he was a vampire for the parade & a scary killer guy that night!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dare to Dream

One of the things I love about Darin is that he is a planner or a "dreamer" I sometimes call him! He always fantasises about winning the lottery and how he would spend his winnings! We've been making LOTS of trips to and from St. George and if he happens to have a little cash in his wallet he'll stop by the dam store in Arizona and buy a few tickets in hopes of striking it rich!! Than the whole way home we talk about what cars we'll own, vacations we'll go on, houses we'll have all over the U.S., how we'd help family out, and I think his favorite part of all is calling and quiting his job!! But they say your chances of winning the lottery are about the same as getting struck with lightening! But a guy can dream right, So keep on dreaming honey, maybe we'll get lucky and all our dreams will come true!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Horray for Birthday's!!

Degan celebrated #6 today, so we headed into vegas to take him to Cici's pizza for lunch and to Toys R'Us to spend his birthday money! We told him he had $50 to spend on whatever he wanted and he quickly picked out a few star wars & iron man figures that added up to $20 and than walked around the store and couldn't decide on anything and finally told his Dad that that's all he wanted and he was ready to go home and play with his new toys!! Granny & Papa met us at the house and gave him the best presents of all, a halo action figure and a halo lego set! He couldn't stop smiling or hugging Granny!! Than to top off the night we went to a surprise party for Uncle Jim's 50th Birthday!! I think Degan enjoyed being the birthday boy! The past 6 years have gone by way to fast, but I am loving watching him grow up!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Outdoor Adventure

We had the Andrew kids come over and it was such a nice day we decided to pack us a picnic and head for Red Rock! and I'm glad we did, we ran into 10 big horn sheep! Something Darin & I have never seen in all the years we've lived here, It was pretty cool! The kids had fun climbing on the rocks and playing in the sand, they even made it to the top of easter egg!! It was a fun day and defiantly someplace we need to visit more often!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Brought to you by the letter "P"

Pumpkin Patch (grocery store parking lot!)
You've got to get a pumpkin somewhere right, if you don't have a patch the store is the next best place!!
Painting Pumpkins!
Dad wasn't up for carving this year and I wasn't up for the mess so we painted!! and I think the boys enjoyed this more than carving so we might have found a new tradition!!
It's no secret that these two brothers don't always get a long but when push comes to shove Degan is very protective of his brothers!! At Granny's Halloween party Tayia & Bailee weren't being very nice to Dillon and made him feel bad. Degan decided to have a little talk with the girls and told them that they weren't very nice and that they needed to use their manners and let Dillon play with them!! I'm sure a lecture from a 5 year old didn't mean much to the girls, but I was so proud of Degan that night for standing up for his brother and it let me know that as parents our words aren't falling on deaf ears!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Having a Ball

Coach: Mike Totten
Ruger, Austin, Jared, Bradley, Degan, Robbie,
Jacob, Tahj, Dylan

Super Star
Degan really enjoyed his first year playing soccer!! He has tons of energy so this is a perfect sport for him! He never once complained about having to go to practice or the games, in fact he would've been happy to have practice everyday!! He was a lot of fun to watch and did really well as long as he stayed off the ground and wasn't doing random flips in the middle of a game! He took every position he played very serious, and was a good little hustler. In the last game he almost scored a goal but kicked the goalie in the hand instead. Mike did a good job coaching a bunch of crazy boys and by the end of the season they were looking pretty good out there!! Can't wait till next year!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Boy Meets World!

I mentioned last post that Dillon opened up an account and with that account he got his very own ATM card!! He's pretty excited about having this card and thinks it's cool that it has his name on it!! I don't think he's going to get a lot of use out of it, but it's his first step into the real world!! and who knows maybe he'll learn a thing or two??

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday Dillon Dear!!

Dillon's Birthday was pretty low key this year, he agreed to take money instead of having a party!! So with the $50 we gave him he opened up his very own bank account! the day before his big day we went into Vegas and ate at Cici's pizza and went to a health fair where they got flu shots & got to go from table to table getting candy, pencils & all kinds of goodies! Dillon was in heaven (we think he's going to be a hoarder!) On the big day he ate his favorite dinner (teriyaki chicken) with Granny & Papa and I attempted to make a cake from scratch that didn't look so good, but was Yummy!! I can't believe this will be Dillon's last year in the single digits, but I have enjoyed all nine years with him!!

Wrapped in the Loving Arms of my Big Brother!

Dusty wasn't feeling very good last week, and I spotted this tender moment between brothers!! Dillon is so good at taking care of his brothers!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Body by Baby!

Dillon 6mo. -  Degan 7mo. -  Dustin 7mo. -  Daxton 6mo.
I have officially made it to my last trimester!! and am feeling good for the most part, Daxton measures right on track and likes to kick a lot. Everyone has felt him move except for Dillon, I think it creeps him out, but I have no doubt he'll be the most excited to meet little Dax!! Degan loves to sit and wait for him to move! and Dustin just likes to poke & yell at him!  I keep getting asked if I'm smaller this time around so I decided to compare and I think I'm about the same!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

This Badge's for you!

Dillon got his Wolf badge tonight at the pack meeting! He worked really hard to earn his patch before his birthday and we couldn't be more proud!