Sunday, November 30, 2014

Laine's 4th Birthday

Kwazi off the Octonauts

We LOVE THIS BOY! How fun it is that he is in our family! He is such a caring boy that notices everyone and is always wiling to help others. He is super smart and has the memory of an elephant- he is following Chad in his ways of personality, but a slightly louder version. Oh Boy I am glad I'm this boys mom!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Chad and Laine have both been busy at our house... Chad made his own DuckBlind and it worked really well. Laine on the other hand decided he wanted to be a hairdresser like his mommy and took scissors to Amy's hair. She was all too happy to sit there on the couch and let him snip away- he did make it quite a challenge to fix this time. I am proud to at least point out he was smart enough to not touch my hair scissors this time, but alas he still did cut hair so I can't be too proud. He only halfway listened. However at our house we now have two projects accomplished. :-)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


This year for Halloween we carved each of our pumpkins we got from Ditmars- I tried to carve Minnie Mouse, but discovered I'm not the best at carving :-) We all had fun though and Laine and Amy really liked when we lit them up in the dark. As for costumes this year we ALL dressed up... I'm bummed though because Chad never gets dressed up and I got him to do it this year, but failed to take a picture. Chad was a tooth- it was just two white poster boards that he drew the anatomy of a tooth on (funny side note- at our trunk-o-treat in our ward all the dental students were all talking about what tooth it was- I didn't know). I was a tooth fairy to go with Chad and Laine was Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Amy was a very cute Cinderella.   We also got to go visit the dental school for their annual Halloween trick or treat.  It was a good time visiting daddy's school.

Raf and Nora Short- Laine and Amy's best friends

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Time is HERE

I LOVE FALL- maybe it's a good thing my name is Autumn :-) It's so nice to have it be a little less humid, and feel the crisp air here, with the leaves falling all around.  Not too far from our house is an orchard called Ditmar's where you can go play, pick pumpkins and of course get homemade donuts and other things. This year we used a groupon and rode on a wagon to go pick our pumpkins and the kids seemed to really like that. They loved picking out their own pumpkins- Laine kept wanting a gord and Amy just wanted a "baby" one. It was so fun to spend some family time outside! I just can't get enough of fall. It's funny that I love Fall so much because Chad is typically missing half of our Saturdays out hunting, but he loves it and is usually back by noon so we don't mind. Yay for Fall!