Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Break, aaaaahhhh!

Notice I said, aaaahhh! That is the same aaaahhhh as when you sink into a warm bubble bath, not the screaming aaaahhhh like when you want to tear out your own hair or rip off your own arm and beat yourself with it. Yes, this fall break was like sinking into a warm bubble bath and not the kind where small children run in screaming, taking off their clothes and begging to get in with you either. It was a pleasant surprise to have such a fun and enjoyable fall break. I have a few people to thank for making it all possible. But first I will start with the events of the weekend. We did start the weekend with a little bit of fighting to get our chores done so we could go to the pumpkin patch, but chores wouldn't be chores without a little bit of resistance.

Heather and I took our kids to the Big Red Barn in Santaquin. Here is Jonah looking out at the fields and the hay wagon that we ride in to get to the pumpkin patch.

Josh, Garrett, Brynna, Hunter,Maleah, and Jonah all ready for their ride to pick out the perfect pumpkin. This was Jonah's first year to really get in on the fun. Note: I was not responsible for Josh's "faux" hawk or Brynna's gypsy attire. Those two definitely have fashion ideas of their own.

All of my kids happily posing with their pumpkins. This is possibly the longest amount of time Jonah held his pumpkin. He kept throwing it and saying "ball". Fortunately I was smart enough to get a very hard pumpkin. He has yet to break it even though he has thrown it many times. You might notice Brynna's legs are a little awkward because Brynna had her pose all set when Maleah sat down. Brynna was not changing her position for anyone.

This is how the pose was supposed to look, aaahhh Brynna.

After getting treats in the Red barn boutique and sending the girls to the cabin with Grammie and Grandfather the relaxing part of my weekend began. I was left with only two children and although the youngest is definitely the hardest he does nap and his older brother can do a limited amount of babysitting. I got to go to the scrapbook store and get a haircut.

On Friday the scrapbook weekend began,

many thanks to my good friend Brianna for inviting me. We scrapbooked, did a little shopping, went to dinner, scrapbooked some more, slept a little, went to the scrapbook store, and finished up with more scrapbooking. It was lots of fun and all I can say is, aaaahhhh. Thanks, I really needed that. Brianna is such a good little hostess, she gets everything all clean and ready for everyone to come. She even makes a big breakfast in the morning, which I am sorry to say I missed because of my getting out of bed issues, but she still saved me a plate. So, thanks Bri!

Special thanks also to my mom and dad for taking the girls, Josh for babysitting without much complaint and Don for always being so supportive of my girl time. He even brought me a dc while I scrapbooked.


Melanie said...

Sounds like a great weekend!!

Janae said...

angie~ you are too funny...the gypsy attire is a good one. I have many a gypsy here at my house too;)
Yeah for girl time and a nice break:)

Jenny said...

What a fun weekend! Glad you got some girl time in.

Brianna E. said...

Love ya Ang! Can't wait for the January edition scrap weekend!! p.s. I looked better in the tiny version of that pic when it was on your camera's LCD screen!

ramsam said...

It sounds like a fun weekend! My fall break was a little bit low-key, and exactly what I needed, but your family is so cute- those kids are getting so big! Your oldest boy is cuter than ever! He will break hearts.....