We made it to the Crazy Corn Maze! The boys had so much fun last year that they were really looking forward to it this year! We invited Auntie, Brooklynn and Grandma to come along and it made it all the more fun! I think the highlight for me was Karson crouching in the corn trying to pop out to scare us (like his dad) and when he was trying to jump out the corn stalk hit him in the face and he kind of got stuck. Pretty funny stuff! It was a good outing.
|Brooklynn, Kaiden, Karson and Logan|
|Punching the answer to help us through the maze|
|Liam and Brooklynn|
|Me and my hubby|
|Logan and Brooklynn|
|Kaid and me|
|Kaid and Karson|
|Silly family photo|
|Happy baby at the corn maze|
|Brooklynn the Astronaut hahaha|
|Kaid and Brooklynn|
|Everyone at the maze|
Sunday we were able to carve our pumpkins! All the boys picked a pumpkin and we found a cute little one for Liam. We also got a big giant one to put Liam IN. Back when Logan was a baby we put him in a pumpkin and he couldn't have cared less. He ate and smiled and had a great time in the pumkin so we wanted to do it again with Liam. Liam did NOT love it! Hahaha He was so mad! He screamed and cried and looked at us like "what the heck are you doing to me?" Other than traumatizing the baby it was a nice Sunday afternoon lol
|Ready to gut|
|Carved and lit for the first time|
|Karsons ninja eyes|
|Liam's first pumpkin|
In my last post I mentioned the boys went to a birthday party with all kinds of critters and that more pictures would be coming. Well here they are! This is one cool mom and such a great party idea!
|Looks like it's nibbling his finger|
Other Cool Happenings
An awesome friend I know through PTA made Liam the cutest little sweater and hat! She is amazingly talented at knitting and crocheting. Looking at the tiny sweater and fat Liam we were worried it might not fit but it definitely does and is actually a little big so it should last all winter long!
|He likes it!|
Karson scored his first touchdown last week! He has found his sweet spot on the field and is doing fantastic! Corner and Running Back are where he shines! The game he scored his touchdown in was on a Tuesday meaning Grandma Allen was at the temple, Grandpa Durfey was at scouts, I was at TKD with the other boys so the only person who saw was dad! Darn it! This last game I took him while Justin took the other boys and made sure to get a few pics. He ran the ball from the opposite end zone almost all the way to a touch down. I snapped the picture just as he was getting his flag taken. It's so fun to see him dart in and out and make some awesome plays. I'll definitely get more pics at the next game too.
|in the huddle|
|getting ready to dart through the whole and come clear down field|
|made it right near the end zone and then they were able to score on the next play|
I have to brag for a minute about what a good boy Kaiden has been lately.
This conversation happened on facebook the other day:
Ward Member: I wanted to tell you I was so impressed with one of your twins (sorry I didn't figure out which one before he ran off!) for coming and apologizing about accidentally nicking my car door at church. (Btw: I didn't notice anything...i guess it helps when you already have lots of scratches to begin with:). That takes guts. I pointed out to my kids that I hope they are honest like the Allen boys!
Me: Was it this Sunday? I had a primary meeting right after church and Justin wasn't there so I'm thinking it happened when I had him run some things to the car before he walked home. So sorry! I had no idea anything happened but I'm glad to hear he did the right thing.
Ward Member: yes it was this last Sunday. No worries abt the car...I definitely didn't mean to bring it up to make you worry! Like i said, i didn't notice any major or minor damage. Just wanted to let you know that I thought that was so good of him to do. I figured you had told him to do that but now I'm even MORE impressed that he did that on his own! Way to go, raising such good kids.
I asked all the kids if anything happened at church the other day and Kaiden told me what had happened and that it was him. I was so happy that he was honest with me. My kids are far from perfect! In fact they are wild and often in trouble :) So it's nice to hear about them choosing the right and doing the right thing on their own. Maybe they'll turn out okay after all haha.
Right after the car ding incident Kaiden received Principals Pride at school. His certificate says "Kaiden did an excellent job of helping a new student get to know our school and classroom while I was not here. He has done a great job of befriending him and helping him feel welcome. Thank you!" So proud of that cute guy!
I don't think I mentioned that Logan and Justin are doing guitar lessons together! Logan has been wanting to learn since he was about 5 years old (because good cowboys play guitar haha). We decided he is finally old enough to learn and we found a place that does father son classes. He's picking it up pretty well and is super excited to learn his first song in a couple weeks. Having Justin go with to learn has been nice so that if he needs help at home while practicing Justin will know what is going on. They are both loving it!
I also got a call last night inviting me to the Reflections assembly this afternoon. They aren't allowed to tell you if you won or not but as a general rule they invite the parents of kids who win so that they can be there to take pictures. So hopefully this afternoon I'll have some pictures of him with his winning entry! (fingers crossed!)
|Justin and Logan with their guitars|