Wednesday, October 29, 2008

{ Halloween party }

The traditional Halloween party for the Wilson's. Taunya puts on a fantastic party. We all dress up and do the pumpkin walk as we wait for everyone to arrive. We then told a scary story in the dark. well kinda of in the dark we didn't want to scare the little ones. After we had a photo shoot of all the families we ate. We had chili and bread
sticks with sugar cookies for dessert. After dinner we divided into four groups and made a haunted gingerbread house. They were pretty cute. Except that
we should of built the house first before dinner to let them sit. Cause the house's kept falling apart. I think two out of the four houses stayed together with the help of someone holding it together for awhile. We were covered in frosting at the end but the kids had a great time putting together and decorating the houses. Everyone looked so cute in there costumes too. Grandma Turner was a witch. Grandpa Turner was Clint Eastwood. Drew was a gorilla, Teisha an Indian and Sadie was a butterfly. Chad and Shelli were Hippies, Wilson was The Hulk and Gavin was Spider man. Bert

was a Hawaiian Hula girl and Taunya was Raggedy Ann. Hayden the Nerd, Cortlyn the princess, Brad the Whoopee cushion, Ty as a Bat, Leslie as a Hippie and Shawnee as a GO GO Girl. We had a great time. Thanks for the spooky party, great food and fun entertainment Grandma and Grandpa Wilson. You are the best!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Party

Shawnee was bound and determined to have a party with her friends this year for HALLOWEEN. So we gave in and let her. Now that she is 12 years old this is what you do. So what better way to have a party and look after her is to have the party. That way I can always have an eye on what is going on. Not that Shawnee and her friends would get into any trouble but you can tell alot by what the girls go at party's. They had a blast! They played game after game. Some of the favorite's were MUMMY WRAP, WITCH'S BREW, CHARADES and FEELING THE UCKY THING'S like intestines, the brain, dead skin, eye balls and fingers. It grosses them out a little bit. After the mummy wrap game there was so much crepe paper on the floor that the girls had a hay day with it as you can tell. They were stuffing it everywhere. But aren't they CUTE! We had so much food. One girls went home with a sick stomach. With an hour and a half left in the party the girls put on a movie. They watched When a stranger calls. No blood or guts just scare you out of your pants. The girls loved it. From what I could tell they enjoyed the party and they all got along. I just hope that this doesn't happen every year. But they were a great bunch of girls I would love to have around.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Oh my! The kids had a blast at Cornbelly's on Monday. All the cousins came and had a great time together. As you can see from the pictures we had a hard time pulling them away from what they were doing to go find the next adventure to play on. We sent Ty and Luke down the slide to see who would make it down first and as you can tell Ty was the winner he was a little more aerodynamic then Luke. Luke actually stopped himself on the slide it was so funny. I am pretty sure that Ammon will be picking corn out of his underwear for the next couple of days.

Noah and Hayden went on the train ride together. Ethan wanting to be a farmer when he grows up and Cortlyn wants to milk a cow. She was there for probably 20 minutes milking the cow. She loved it. Its the dumbest things that draw your kids in. I think that we did about everything there at least twice. All expect for the corn maze. The kids weren't to keen on that. But what a way to spend a day with your kids. The weather was perfect and there was no fighting. What more could we
ask for. Good times had by all.


So the girls got a girls weekend with no kids or husbands. We had everyone there all but Heather who we missed. Maybe next time. So we headed around 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. We stopped at the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. It was delicious!!! I love the Cheesecake Factory. We ended with taking our dessert with us which of course was one of I swear fifty cheesecakes. SO GOOD!!! We headed up to Park City for the hotel we were going to stay for the weekend. We played games, talked and of course ate a little of our cheesecake. We headed to bed and yes talked some more. I think it was around 2 or 3 in the morning when we finally drifted off to sleep. We woke the next morning at 10 am and headed for the outlets. We were there until 6 pm that night when we were ready to go and get some dinner. We were going to go see a movie but no one knew anything about any of the movies that were playing so we headed back to the outlets. Yes I know what were we thinking. Well let me explain a little bit. Earlier in the day I bought a sweater and at dinner it was cold and Erionda didn't bring a jacket so I got my sweater that I bought out of my car so she could wear it. Well if you know Erionda she has a hard time finding jackets and sweaters that are long on her arms well this one was perfect so that is why we went back to the outlets. So she could get her one. We were there until they closed at 9 o'clock. Needless to say we were tired and our feet hurt. I don't think that I have ever shopped that long in my life. We talked and watched a movie that night in the room and once again it was a late night and get up early morning. We are all exhausted from the weekend and need another one to make up for all the lost sleep. We had a blast and enjoyed every ones company. We really did miss you Heather.

Monday, October 20, 2008


So this past Wednesday I took the kids up to our cabin and spent a couple of days enjoying the most beautiful weather ever. The weather was perfect and the mountain side was full of gorgeous fall colors. The kids enjoyed the outdoors by fourwheeling and picking leaves off the ground. I found this
cute little old gas station with only
one gas pump that was run down. So I just had to stop and take a few pictures. Ty is standing in front of the gas pump with his cool hat that he loves. Cortlyn is in the back up againest this cool looking brick wall same with Hayden. But Shawnee
is standing in front of the gas station with her shadow I thought that was so cool looking so I got a pictures of all the kids and their shadows. After we were done with the photo shoot we headed back to the cabin and once again one more
photo shoot. I love this picture of the kids walking into the woods with the leaves all around them. They look like they really do love each other even though they don't on most days. What a fun fall weekend we had.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

{ End of a BUMMER football season }

Hayden had a very successful season. Despite his injury. He played in four games. First was against Juan Diego, Lone Peak, Lehi and Lone Peak again. He started out the season a little timid. He was the one getting hit. Oh I forgot he was an X man and played defensive and offensive tackle. He had bruises on his arms like you wouldn't believe. We had to keep telling him to not be afraid and hit the guy first. He was finally getting the hang of it and his season was cut short. He has a great time with his friends that were on his team. Ethan Issacson and Jared Heer. Friends that have been around for four years and we (meaning the parents) try to put them in sports together as much as possible. Not only because they can have fun playing on the same team but we can also carpool. Which was a very handy thing this year for me at least. He had a great coach James Stock. They never scored a touchdown. But at this age
I would rather the boys get the hang of playing the game and learning the fundamentals then always worrying about whether or
not they scored a touchdown. This
team learned alot and grew together as a team. I would have to say that I am very proud of Hayden and the way he conducted himself on the field. He played the game smart and fair at all times. He never hung his head down, he always held it high. I hope that he wasn't discouraged by only playing in a few games this year but I hope that he continues on in football. I think that he will be a great player. He has the determination to be GREAT!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Brad couldn't resist taking Ty out on the tractor. All day Ty was saying ride, ride, ride. And you can't say no to him. So Brad loaded him up on the tractor and he loved every minute of it. Ty was even driving it for a while. Which was a little scary he was headed for the fence in the back yard. He did not want to get off. He screamed and screamed with both hands firmly holding onto the handles not wanting to let go. He was enjoying it. You can tell he is
definitely going to be a boy who loves all thing trucks, tractors, four wheelers and motorcylces. Any thing that he can go for a ride on. I hope you never grow out of that!