Monday, October 31, 2016

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party 2016

Last Thursday night we went out to Schnepf Farms for their Pumpkin and Chili Party for the 3rd year in a row. Here is my post from last YEAR and 2 YEARS ago. It is a long drive for us but I think it is worth it. I thought that it would be nicer to get there a little earlier in the evening than we usually do but it actually wasn't. It was still warm and there were a ton of bees out! I hate bees so I was freaking out but they totally went away when the sun went down. Thank god! The kids loved going on the rides and even got to see the pig races. They toasted some marshmallows and rode on the hay ride. Before leaving we had to check out the pumpkin patch and take one home to carve. We actually just carved it last night because in the past we have carved them too early and they get all sunken in from the AZ heat. We were definitely tired and hungry by the end of the night but it was a good trip and once again, I am glad we went. Also, to save money we go on Thursday nights when the admission is half price so that helps a ton!

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The cutest little pumpkin head!
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bouncing fun!
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In her own world
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checking out the peacocks
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Pumpkin Nora and Teddy with his ghost sandwich
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picked out a winner!
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about as good as I could get.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Touch-A-Truck 2016

Last Saturday we went to Touch-a Truck for the 3rd year in a row. It was our 3rd year in a row going and probably the hottest yet. Zero shade and I felt like my skin was melting. If we were in the shade it would have been fine but that direct sunlight was too much. Luckily we only spent about an hour there and that was enough for the kids to have a blast. Last year it was raining for a little with even some lightning so I guess we can't complain too much. This year the kids got to sit in a helicopter which I don't recall ever being there before. The diggers are always a hit and Aspen liked the baby section with toy cars. Ev was able to even get in some bounce house time before we had to leave for her game. Here is a little video and some pictures:

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Teddy needed no help getting in to the helicopter
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wearing all the babies
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hopefully future besties

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Weekend in Review

Last weekend was a little bit crazy in terms of being busy! On Friday I picked up Everly from school and went straight to Katy's soccer game. It was still so hot on Friday but the kids had fun. Teddy and Everly were even the fans of the match! On Saturday Justin was working and I had a lot planned in the morning so it was non-stop until about 1:30 p.m. First, I got in a run with my sister before Justin had to leave for work. That is always a must. Then we headed out to see Teddy's soccer game at 8:00 a.m. Teddy did really good and Everly loved cheering him on. It is so funny how at such a young age the boys play so much differently than the girls. We were very proud of how well Teddy did. After Teddy's game we headed to the opposite side of the valley to go to Touch a Truck at Westgate in Glendale. We only had a limited amount of time there before we had to go to Everly's soccer game but they had a lot of fun and I will be sharing a video from the event tomorrow. After Touch-a-Truck we went straight to Everly's soccer game. She did really good and is really improving on her defense. She scored two goals and also totally ran into the wall while stopping a breakaway from the other team. She was a little shaken up but there was no blood and she went back out and played just a couple minutes later. Proud of her for not getting overly worked up or embarrassed by it. By the time Everly's game was over we were exhausted. Aspen passed out in the car and me and Ev grabbed lunch and headed home. I didn't want to do anything the rest of the day so we stayed home and watched Hocus Pocus. Sunday morning I had a makeup class at Sephora with my sister in law which was fun. I could play with makeup all day if someone let me. After my class I went back home to change and head out to Katy's senior and final home soccer game. It was an odd game to say the least but I am glad I was able to go and support Katy. We are sure going to miss going to watch her games! It was also really hot again on Sunday. Come on Fall! Sunday night we went over to my sister's for pizza and to watch the Cardinals game. We recreated a picture of Cameron and Everly from 4 years ago with the younger kids. It was difficult but I think we got a good enough shot. It is definitely crazier now with some many kids running around but I wouldn't have it any other way. Also, glad I only have to take two of them home, haha.
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Love these two!
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Action shots of Teddy and Everly thanks to Tony.
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The whole crew at both Teddy and Everly's games.
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ughh...her auntie's gave her candy!

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They wanted to watch Hocus Pocus with us.
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Putting on Makeup to go sweat it off at Katy's game!
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4/5 Yancones
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Supporting Katy!
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These four crazies!
 
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Cam and Ev on the top from 4 years ago and Ted, Aspen, Mae and No

Monday, October 24, 2016

1st Quarter Pride Assembly

Last Friday Everly's school had their pride assembly for each grade and handed out awards for all different types of acknowledgements. We got an email that Everly was going to be receiving an award for her work in Art so we were able to get out of work to attend the assembly. My sister and brother-in-law were also both able to make it which was really nice. Everly had no idea we were going to be there so it was a fun surprise. She loved seeing her cousins, especially Teddy, who all of the teachers thought was her little brother. Um, nope, that would be a little too much for me, haha. It was cute to watch all of the students cheer for each other as they received awards. We will have our parent-teacher conference with Everly's teacher this week so we will find out more about how she is actually in class but I am glad to see she is at least enjoying art.

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Proud of our little girl!
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keeping busy with the cousins and Teddy meeting a new friend.
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Teddy is such a good cousin!
 
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Love this little girl!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekend in Review

Last weekend was busy but good. We had the carnival Friday night and then Saturday morning I got up early for a pretty long drive to my first trail run. I am doing a trail series and the first one was Saturday. It was only a 5k but it was a good challenge for me. Lots of rolling hills in and out of riverbeds. It was not a huge event which was nice because it was a bit narrow in the beginning. I wish it had started a little earlier but thankfully it was not hot. I think I did pretty good for my first time. I got second in my age group so I even got a little medal. I will have a 6k in November and a 7k in December so hopefully I keep getting better. Everly had a soccer game on Saturday and did really well. Honestly, it can be frustrating watching her games sometimes but she scored 5 goals that day! I was so proud. On Sunday night we did some Halloween cookie decorating at my sister's. Basically, the kids decorated one or two cookies and then ate them while I was stuck decorating the rest! Just like Christmas!
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Beautiful morning

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Everly's Kindergarten Graduation

On Wednesday we headed to Everly's school for her Kindergarten Graduation. She has done really well this year and we are so proud of her...