Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trunk or Treat

We also went to the ward's Trunk Or Treat. The girls already have TONS of Halloween candy. I can't believe we're going to take them out to collect more...
Baylee has been so excited for her Nurse costume. She picked it out of all the costumes online and hasn't stopped talking about it. The best part of the costume is the fact that she gets to carry around a clipboard...Go figure! She loves it though, and it's definitely not a costume that all the other kids are wearing.

Trick or Treating at the Zoo

Steph and I, at the last minute, took the kids to the Zoo to go trick or treating. It was definitely crowded, so we're glad we got there early. My girls weren't feeling too good...the good part was that Avery actually wanted to sit in her stroller. We had a fun time...crowds and all.

I've been Tagged...

This was a hard one for me, because who really wants to confess all the strange things about yourself.

Here goes...
1. I am very picky about my meat. I especially don't like to eat meat off the bone. I will go to great lengths so that I don't have to look at it or touch it, including paying a much higher price at the grocery store.

2. I love the smell of gas. I am one that likes to get out of the car at the gas station so that I can smell it. I also like the smell of nail salons. Most people can't stand it, but I happen to like it.

3. I love to shop!!! I especially love to shop for bags. Sometimes Dave wants to kill me when he finds out how much I have spent at Sam Moons on BAGS!!! My mom and sisters are very supportive of this hobby though...

4. I have a nervous cleaning habit. When I first quit my job I found myself cleaning my house every day because I needed to stay extremely busy. When people come over I will often find myself walking around picking up cups, garbage and putting things away. I am sure this comes across as rude but I definitely don't mean for it to be. It's hard for me to just relax when people come over because I don't want it to look messy.

5. My other bad habit is picking at things. I used to pick at the skin on my thumbs when I played sports, and now it just seems like I pick for no reason at all. AND...I love to peel dead skin after a sunburn. What can I say...I'm a picker!!!

6. I like everything organized in a particular way. I don't like people messing with my "system". Once I put something in a certain place I don't want it moved or messed with. Sometimes it can be very difficult living with me...

7. I have an obsession with finding new recipies...Just ask Karen. I love finding different things to cook cause I get bored with the same old things all the time. I spend a lot of time on the internet searching for them and then can't help but share the good news!!

Now that you know all the "weird" things about me I will tag:
Emily, Nina, Shannon, Kira, Marisa and Tessa.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

It was a busy day for the Sanders girls. Not only did we go to see the witches, we also went to the pumpkin patch. Baylee has been asking to go for weeks now, so we finally did it. It was pretty cold but they had a blast anyway. We went through the corn maze and then on a hay ride out into the farm where we got out and picked our own pumpkins. Baylee picked the biggest, heaviest pumpkins she could find!

Gardner Village

We went down to Gardner Village yesterday to see all the witches on display. I thought Avery would be scared, but she actually liked finding the different witches. Baylee, of course, had no problems at all.

Then we went on the pony ride and to the petting zoo. We all know that Avery isn't too fond of any sort of animal, but she did great! She even picked a pony that she wanted to ride. She sat there for a minute, let me take her picture but then the pony moved it's head and the tears started rolling. They let me walk beside her so I could hold her hand and this seemed to make it alright. The petting zoo was a different story. She didn't want much to do with the animals, in fact, she ran away from them if they got too close. Baby steps...right. I did convince her to pet the pig though. was a great day!!! Thanks Kira!


We went up to Zach and Karen's cabin in Island Park for the weekend and decided to take some time to go into Yellowstone. We stopped to have lunch with the local herd of Elk. My kids are pretty much afraid when animals get too close so I was lucky to get a few pictures with them smiling. Here are some pictures from the trip...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Shirts

Grammy sent the girls some new halloween shirts and they have been dying to wear them. I've been telling them that they can't wear them so that they will look nice for halloween. Then I realized that if I make them wait then they will only be able to wear them once...and I'm famous for that. So...I gave in. Here are the darling little things. Thanks Grammy and Papa!!! We love you!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween Cookies

Avery decided it was more fun to just eat the icing.
The first cookies...

It's about time that I did something fun with the kids. It seems like we do the same things over and over again, so...since it's Halloween we decorated cookies today. Kameron came over and helped the girls out. They had a blast and Avery was giggling the entire time. I think she thought it was pretty funny that she could make a huge mess and didn't even get in trouble. It was alot of fun. We will definitely do it again.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nothing new...

Nothing new to report from the Sander's home. We haven't been doing too many exciting things lately, but I know it's been a long time since my last post. The only thing I have to share are a couple pictures from the Zoo a few weeks ago.