Thursday, November 3, 2011

visitors and fall fun!

We had THIS going on whilst my sister and her family were enroute to our house!  {REALLY?}  We've never had strep in our household- what immaculate timing.

Soooo, they rented a hotel for two-unplanned nights in a row and we finally spent some time (kidless) Friday for dinner...which was way fun and then we went hiking with them and our kids on Saturday.  It was 24 hours after the we were in the safe zone:)

The cousins were in heaven when they FINALLY got to see each other.  It was like torture to tell them they were in town but at a hotel!

We hiked at red rock again.  It was different then a month ago when we went w/our friends.  There was water in the pools this time...cold water , but water just the same and kids have to get wet when they see water.

Finally a little glimpse of FALL in ST. GEORGE. ha!  It was beautiful with the red rock background.

Morgan is Ruby's favorite!  She adores her.  Morgan held Ruby's hand most the way back to our car.  Needless to say, Courtney could have used that hand holding- she was so brave when we were swimming...but, cried the entire trek back.  Poor thing was cold and tired.

We went to Staheli Farms for Liam's pre-school class field trip.  Charlie tagged along and spent his time massaging the goats behind and chasing this stray chicken....little stink!

Liam's class...we do a joy-school type thing and switch off teaching every 5 out pretty nicely!  The kids showing off their loot from a package from Grandma Sharon and Ric and then days later they got another from Grandpa Lee and Merry...spoiled!  Why trick or treat?

Yes, the incredibles AGAIN.  I know, I know...lame.  But the kids loved it and it wasn't lame to St. Georgian folk...they didn't know us last year!  Liam won a cupcake at the ward cake walk...he was so thrilled.

Charlie was the MAN at handing out candy at the trunk or treat...he picked up the slack from Marty.
Next we had Jared and Ingrid come for the weekend.  We went to Zion's with them.  It was so GORGEOUS>  This is a little stop on the way.  Kind of fun.

We got to feed the animals some carrots...if you look closely in the 'jail' picture above this one...Charlie ate his own-

More leaves!  yay!  I LOVE FALL still. 

After our hike we spent some time by the relaxing, and did I mention beautiful?

We had a little Hallo party at Tasha's on Sunday.  Bobbing for apples and a cake can't go wrong with the kids!

Marty had to show them how it was done.  They'd never done it took a while to get the hang of it and a lot of 'wetness' to finally accomplish the task!

Liam did it next!  Ruby got it too, but cheated a little by biting the stem, or she was smarter than the others... not sure?

Charlie, well he just got wet... and loved every minute of it.


Diane Wright said...

I love knowing all the fun you are having. It makes me feel better about all the other stuff going on in your life. Kids are so cute. Love them.

Rick and Angie said...

That's awful you had strep!!! I've only had it once too - last year in August! So random!! And no, it's not lame you were the incredibles once again - super cute costumes!!! St. George in the fall is beautiful!

Heather said...

Looks like you've been busy! I'm sorry you were all sick, that's sucky. Especially when family is in town. Looks like you still had a great time! Man, I've lived here for 7 years and I think you have seen more of St. George than I have. I need to get out more!