Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sticker Face

Chloe LOVES stickers and she loves to put them all over herself or whoever is closest to her. She will also tell you where she is going to put them. For example, she will say "Mommy, cheek," or "Daddy, neck." Then she puts the sticker there. It's pretty cute. Stickers are such a lifesaver for church, football games or just about anytime. I love 'em. Here is Chloe's latest victim...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Best Way To Wake Up

When you think about getting woken up by a baby in the morning what do you picture? Probably a crying baby, right? Well, I get to be woken up every morning by Chloe sweetly saying "Mommy," or sometimes "Daddy." It is such a pleasant way to wake up every morning. Then, when I go in to get her, she is just standing there quietly waiting for me to pick her up. After I do, she asks for her baby, blanket and pacifier--however, the other morning all she wanted was her "mumpkin." That girl just loves pumpkins.

This other picture is from Chloe the other night. She wanted to sleep in Mom and Dad's bed and since she wasn't feeling well, she got to...something we try to make a rare occurrence. It was just too sweet of a picture with her snuggling her baby not to post. She is getting so big, it is hard to believe.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Ever since pumpkins have started showing up in stores, Chloe has been in love with them. She points them out everywhere we go and has wanted one of her own. So this weekend we took Chloe to a little pumpkin patch called Pumpkinland. It is a smaller pumpkin patch, but it has a corn maze, bouncy blow-up toy, animals, a playground, and of course... pumpkins.

Chloe found a mini pumpkin when we first arrived and carried it around with her the entire time. Needless to say, we bought her that pumpkin. We had a great time there and then afterwards went to my grandparents house to watch a BYU football game. We have been to a couple of games this season and have watched the rest of them. So now whenever Chloe sees a football player or a cougar she chants "Rah, rah, rah- cougars". Yep, we're teacing her all the important stuff while she is young.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weekend Jeep Trips

The past few weekends we have been trying to squeeze in a couple of last Jeep trips before it snows and the trails are closed for the season. We have found some new trails up American Fork canyon and have gone on two of them with the Cummings and Searles. They're not anything like Moab, but it has been fun doing them as a family.

One of the trails we recently did ends at a lake called Forest Lake. It, however, was not much of a lake and more like a forest swamp! Needless to say, the kids had fun throwing rocks into the water and we enjoyed a nice picnic lunch.

Last weekend, we went on a trail to an area called Mineral Basin. As we were making our way to the trail, we noticed patches of snow in areas always shaded, but before we knew it, we were driving in five inches of snow. We weren't quite prepared for such cold weather, but luckily we had hot chocolate on hand and it helped warm us up when we got to the end of the trail. It never ceases to amaze me how Chloe can sleep through these trails. As you can see from the picture of Bob's jeep taken a few years ago on the same trail we did Saturday, this isn't just a dirt road, it's for the most part a dry mountain creek bed. I don't think I could sleep through it like she does, but it makes for a quieter trip for us. :)