Fall means pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to me! Maybrie quite enjoyed making and eating them too.Brian and I were lucky enough to go to the BYU football game in Corvallis, Oregon against the Oregon State Beavers. It was Thomas' first trip, and he did quite well. Thank you to Tony and Amy Christensen for inviting us and to mom and dad Naylor for watching Maybrie while we were gone and to Emily(Brian's sister) for putting us up for the night. We drove down to Portland Friday afternoon and enjoyed yummy Thai food with Tony and Amy and then stayed the night with Emily and Jeremiah and their kids in Vancouver. We had fun visiting with family briefly. We drove down to the game the next morning and headed back home (well, to Brian's parents' house in Grandview) right after the game. It was a quick trip, but a fun getaway for us.
Headed to the game... we wished we had warm clothes for Thomas in Cougar colors!
Brian, Thomas under the blanket, Tony and Amy
Me, Brian, and sleeping Thomas :)
Our cute cuddly teddy bear all bundled up!
We won the game! Go Cougars!
(Thomas doesn't seem as excited about the win as we were!)
Our happy traveler
Just playing with daddy
Full grin... this little cutie is now 4 months old and weighs a whopping 18 lbs! Wow!
Halloween preview... Thomas as a monkey
We had the pleasure of having my sisters Ashley and Noelle and their kids come visit from Utah. They stayed with my sister Jessica and her family in Pasco, but they all came up to Yakima on Saturday the 22nd. We had a picnic in the park and then went to a free harvest festival at Barrett Orchards. I didn't do a very good job of documenting the visit between chasing kids and enjoying conversation, but here is a little snapshot.
Pumpkins picked in the pumpkin patch
Maybrie, Afton, Maeryn and Howie in the toddler hay maze
Maybrie and Howie
Maybrie and Howie on the tractor
Daddy and Maybrie
(in case you can see a cotton swab in Brian's ear, he burst his ear drum in a work accident the day before. He was such a trooper to join us despite the pain.)
The fam minus Thomas asleep in the stroller
Kids playing school outside the gift shop
Maybrie loved it!
Howie on his mommy's shoulders
Noelle and Howie
The following Monday I headed down to Pasco and spent a couple of days visiting.
All tuckered out
Maybrie's favorite, swinging, at Columbia River Park
Daphne and Thomas
Mean while, back at home...
Thomas fell asleep at the dinner table
One night we wanted pizza...so we added up all of our change we could find and had enough for one hot and ready pizza! It was an awesome frugal Friday!
Thomas happy in his swing.
Maybrie thought cleaning out the pumpkins was yucky, but thought it was hilarious on mommy's hand!
All lit up! They turned out great!
Elizabeth and Jon joined us for the pumpkin carving
Can you guess what we were?!
(Thanks to Scott and Brittany Olsen!)
Tired from all the monkeying around
Go Huskies...I know it's not BYU, but the outfit was free. Brian's second favorite University.
Check out the loot!
Maybrie loved lining up all her candy and putting it back into her bucket
Such a cutie!
Happy Halloween everyone!