Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

My kids both had so much fun this year dressing up and running around getting candy. Maycie even got mad if she didn't get candy because Branson ran and got it too fast without her. Grandma and Grandpa Ashcroft came over and brought some fruit leathers before we went out for trick or treating.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

FHE - pumpkin carving

Our pumpkin carving was interesting this year. Branson didn't want to touch the goop inside and Maycie was all over it. She was helping me pull out all the seeds for roasting. Once that was over, her favorite thing was to carry everyone's lid around eating it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Random pictures

I thought I'd share these cute pictures with everyone just because they are cute!

Here is Branson getting excited for Halloween and to be able to wear his pirate costume.

Friday, October 23, 2009

So sad!

Last night Maycie and Branson were playing in their wagon. Branson fell on Maycie and she landed on the edge of the wagon right on her eye. Oh it breaks my heart seeing her poor eye. When I first picked her up, her top eyelid was stuck in the bottom eyelid and she couldn't open her eye. She also had about 10 eyelashes on her face that had come out. This first picture was last night after her bath.

Here she is this morning eating breakfast. She can't even open her eye all the way.

Here you can kind of see the chunck where her eyelashes are missing. Oh it's so sad and breaks my heart.

Monday, October 12, 2009

What are the odds?

So I just have to tell this story because it is crazy. This morning AJ was out doing lawns. He called me about half way through and said his truck wouldn't start. I told him I'd get the kids ready and come pick him up, switch the trailer to my car, and at least he could finish his lawns. So I got in the car and MY CAR WOULDN'T START. Seriously, what are the odds?? So we got ahold of my wonderful dad and he headed over to help AJ while I got the Pathfinder to the Nissan dealership. After many hours of my dad and AJ working on his truck and me about a nervous/emotional breakdown, we figured it out. BOTH batteries were dead. The good news... my car was under warranty so that was covered; We had just got a new battery in AJ's truck 3 years ago so they pro-rated it and we only had to pay $25 for his. YAY!! Thank HEAVENS!!! But really what are the odds? All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you dad!! WE love you SO much and don't know what we would do without you. You're the BEST! So smart, so patient, so helpful, so nice. :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

More milestones

So Tuesday I decided to see if Maycie's hair would go in a pony-tail... and it did!! I can't believe my big girl. Then on Wednesday we left Maycie with someone else for the first time!!! We did a switch with our friends so we could go to the Temple and watch each other's kids. It was REALLY hard to leave Maycie because we never have her whole life, even for 5 minutes. She was fine though. I was thinking about her A LOT. Another thing she has been doing... After she has a turn brushing her teeth, she walks over and puts her toothbrush back in the drawer all by herself. She has been doing that and so many big girl things. I can't believe how smart she is and how she picks up on a new thing right away.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Last weekend we drove up to Kolob to have a picnic with our friends. We were able to listen to conference on the way up. It was a little cold, but a lot of fun. We got this group picture that actually turned out with all our squirmy bodies. Thanks for the invite guys!