Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beach house vacation, beach house vacation!

(Just sing my post title to the tune of Christmas Vacation.  The song is stuck in my head and I went with it!)

So anyway, we went to the PPA beach house again with some good friends of ours.  I think Heidi and Brooklyn thought they had died and gone to heaven.  The got to spend 2 1/2 days together, watch movies, play games, have girl time, talk (which is pretty much girl time), and be together.  We didn't see much of them.  Brooklyn wouldn't even take her eyes off of the t.v. long enough for me to get a good picture.
 All the kids except for Tyler.  He was getting his shoes on.  We were trying to get out the door to get to the outlet stores.
 Jeremy and Nicole
 Making sugar cookies! 
 The dad's involed with all electronics.
 Heading out for a walk down by the beach.  When we decided to go it wasn't raining but by the time we got our shoes and coats on it had started again.  Oh well, it was still fun.
We had a great time.  Can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


We had a lot of fun carving pumpkins this year.  It has become a tradition to carve our pumpkins with the Allen's.  This year they came to our house and we had dessert and carved.

 We let Ryan have at it with their pumpkins.  Jayden's turned into a flag and Ryan's was a pumpkin with a bunch of stab wounds.

 Ryan and Jayden with their dirt cups.
 All the pumpkins!

 On Halloween Laura and I made up a really fun dinner with the kids.  It took Ryan a few minutes to realize he wasn't really going to eat mummy brains!
 the menu
 All the kids looked so cute in their costumes.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

dinner with and by David

Uncle David made us a really really yummy dinner and dessert.  I told him if I could eat like this every night I would never need to go out!  The kids loved it too. Uncle David was nice enough and is patient enough that he even let the kids help him prepare it.

the coast

Benson's brother David came to visit for a few days.  It was really fun for all of us to have him around.  He stayed at the coast for a couple of nights and we decided to meet him out there and spend a day there with him.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate.  I think Ryan and I spent all of 5 minutes on the beach.  The rest of them were probably out there for 15 minutes.

 We decided to go to the aquarium in Seaside.  It was really small and dingy but they did have some cool things.  The kids liked feeding the seals and the touch tanks.

 Jer holding a crab.
 Ryan holding a baby starfish.