Monday, October 31, 2016

{Happy Halloween!!}

We had such a fun Halloween!! After a yummy dinner of taco soup the kids excitedly put their costumes on to get ready for trick-or-treating. We had planned to just go around the block all together as a family, then I would take the younger boys home and Kevin would stay out a little longer with the older two kids. However, once we got started we just kept going. We went further than we have in previous years, and the kids loved every minute of it. We hit all the streets in our ward, and it was fun to see neighbors and friends out and about, as well as at their homes. I felt a little bad about not being home to pass out candy (we did leave a bowl of candy on the front porch), but I am so thankful I got to experience that fun night with my family!!                   

Sunday, October 30, 2016

{Pumpkin Carving}

We try to make time to carve pumpkins with the kids. (By "we" I mean Kevin carving pumpkins with the kids. I don't like anything about it.. too messy!!) As the years have gone on it always seems like it is harder and harder to find the time! The kids always look forward to it so much though, and it is always worth the mess in the end... :)
...Matthew's pumpkin...
 ...Carrie's pumpkin...
 ...Andrew's pumpkin...
 ...Joshua's pumpkin...
 ...Cute kids!...

{instagram: october}

...General Conference art drawn by Carrie...
...The "Carpenter" clan that went to the General Conference Priesthood session...
 ...My oldest and youngest #bookends...
 ...My three handsome boys!!!...
...This happy boy is 6 months today. He is loved like crazy, and is such a delight to have in our home!! (10.6.2016)... 
 ...This boy and his trains! He can play with them for hours!...
 ...Matthew loves to be outside. One of his favorite things to do this summer is to ride his bike!!...
 ...Cute happy baby. I love you...
 ...Carrie did Joshua's hair, and gave him a mowhawk :)...
 ...Kids are fun...
 ...Matthew had a Halloween party with his preschool class. He was excited he got to wear his costume!! He adores his teacher, Miss Pateresa...
 ...How Joshua drinks his bottle. Silly baby!!!...