Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treating

 We went trick or treating for the first time this year.  We went down in Provo in my brother's neighborhood and got to go with some cousins...
Apparently I didn't have my camera out much because these are the only two pictures I took but we had a lot of fun.  It was still pretty light outside and Berky took to saying trick or treat and thank you.  He also kept saying Happy Halloween as he walked away.  Pretty funny kid!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Aunt Amber Came to Town

Aunt Amber came for a visit, which is always a good time.  "Ambigger," made us yummy treats, 
 snuggled and played with Berkley, took mommy for a mani/pedi and disappointed when she left. 
"Ambigger, you leaving us?" Yes, Berkley, she did.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trunk or Treating

 Cock-a-doodle doo, bock, bock, cluck, cluck.
 So the original plan was, a rooster, a hen, a chick and an egg...but then my friend Natalie said she had a chick costume.  The problem was it fit my egg...and then another friend had a chicken costume that fit my chick.  We did a few shifts and decided we could just be a chicken family...after all Sovie isn't in utero.
 The neighborhood gang.  The Braidhill Bandits...hmm...we've got to come up with a name.
 That's my cute little chickie.
 Stella was a super cute bee.
 I love this action shot.
 Getting both of these kids to look at the camera just wasn't in the cards...
Love the expression on Berkley's face in this one.

Berky was pretty stoked to be getting candy in his bat!  Who knew all you had to do was dress like a chicken and people just give you candy for being so cute?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Luscious Locks

  What?  Can't see it?
Oh, there it is!  Beautiful.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

October Festivities

Oh the madness!  Pumpkins, pumpkins, rice krispy treats.  What a wild weekend.  Bethany and Kaden came up and brought a few pumpkins with them because they have a neighbor with a pumpkin patch...we got pretty creative. 

Bethany had the patience of a saint and sifted through all of the pumpkin guts to find pumpkin seeds.  We baked them up for a super yummy, super salty snack

While we were outside carving pumpkins Sovie snaked an Oreo from her Daddy.  Chocolate looks good on her, eh?

 Shawn's pumpkin, a pirate monkey, which Kaden thought was a puzzel.  My pumpkin, I did with a drill.  I really liked how it turned out.  Kaden's pumpkin had that cool wrinkly spot that he made into an old man's mouth.  Good job Kaden!


 Socks don't make the best breaks when going  up and down the side walk with the help of a big cousin.

 The grand display!  They all turned out really well.  The top left one is a robot that Kaden free-handed upon Berk's request.  He did such a good job.

And for a delightful treat we shaped our Rice Krispys into Halloween things.  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pop Quiz

What is this picture of?

A) a rip in the time-space continuum

B) the light at the end of the tunnel

C) a two year old who fell asleep with his light on screaming under his door

You only get to choose once, so choose wisely.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Family of Four

For sure a favorite, but what's Berkley doing?
My friend Melinda took our family portraits this year.  She shoots in film, which I love.  There is just a certain richness and color quality you get in film that I don't see in digital...even well edited digital.  Plus she's super talented.  Her husband also snaps away during the shoot but he does in digital.  Don't get me wrong, digital has some major good pros over film so that's why I'm glad to have both.  Only I haven't seen John's yet so here are Melinda's.    And warning, I tried to condense but there are still a bunch!

Not sure she wants to smile but she's a cutie!

Daddy and Berky are quite a pair.

Handsome men

Another favorite!  I kinda like the full length.

Maybe Shawn and I should have had our fingers in our mouths too?

Uh, also CUTE

Kind of random but I actually like it a lot...

Pretty eyes

Another favorite for sure, I love Sovie's hand on Berkley's arm

That lizard was in a tree at the park and it was pretty upsetting when we tried to take it away, hence it's in a bunch of pictures.  I love this picture though, especially with the lizard.  What a boy!

I like the gradual steps of our heads in this one

Just a few of us playing...

Super kids!

Maybe someday they'll want me written out of their lives...if so this is the perfect shot.  

Amber, this one's for you.

While I think Melinda did a fabulous job, it is the nature of children that there aren't many with everyone looking!  What do you guys think?  Favorites?