Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Decorating!

Here is our tradition for the past 3 years-- DECORATING pumpkins!!!! We decided to wait until closer to Halloween so that they last longer. Although we got Daxton a pumpkin when we went to the pumpkin patch at the beginning of the month and it started to shrivel up, BUT it turned out to be a great OLD MAN pumpkin, toothless and all. The boys had a great time decorating their pumpkins. Corbin I think had the most fun with playing in the seeds, guts and all the fun stuff when doing pumpkins. I'm glad that we do have a few traditions of our own even when living with my parents. I helps make it feel like we are on our own.
Here is Corbin making silly faces and Daxton is decorating Hayden's pumpkin for me. It turned out pretty good too. Daxton loves to color and draw.

Mat wanted to do PacMan... so did you ever wonder what was inside PacMan?
Here it is!!!! EWWW and GOOO!

This is what they looked like outside. The top one is Corbin's and his mouth is like fire, the Daxton's old man, the mine with the O face then Hayden next to that, and on the bottom is Mat's PacMan scene with the Ghost and all. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

More birthdays in October

To go along with the pictures of Hayden actually on his birthday we celebrated a week earlier when my sister-in-law came down for a baptism and we were able to celebrate her daughter, Korryn, as well as my nephew Isaac's and Hayden's that are all in the matter of 6 days (the 13th, the 16th and the 19th). So for our FHE we had a big birthday party with all the family that could come.
Here is my cute neice Korryn. She and Hayden were due the same day, but born 6 days apart.

Here are Hayden and Korryn playing with each other.
Here we are in garage where we ate dinner and had the cake and ice cream. If you notice my sister and her husband are in the background being silly. Love you sis!

Here is my cute sister Apryl and her adorable little boy Easton.

And who could miss this messy face!

Hayden's Birthday pictures

Okay, so I know that it is a week later after Hayden's birthday, but things were crazy and it didn't occur to me when I was blogging the other day and uploading other photos of the month to put Hayden's birthday photos up. they are. Of course I always forget to put the pictures in order of when they occured, but oh well. They are here and up and you can now look at them. The first one is of my dad, Hayden and my nephew Easton. Cute, cute Easton loves to climb all over my dad, or Papa, as we call him around here. It's the best, cheapest game ever and my dad loves it.

Here is Hayden enjoying his play camera that we got him. He's trying to take a picture of me. Cute!!!
He LOVED his cupcakes. He had 3 of them and downed them all. He was so much fun to watch.
Here is my brother Ryan, sister Apryl and my dad eating the cupcakes and ice cream. I was glad that most of my family could be there on such short notice. I think Hayden had a great time playing with all the cousins who could be there.
Here he is again, still eating...!!! He loves to eat.
When we went to the doctor for his check-up he
weighs: 22.8 lbs (50%)
height: 30 inches (50-75%)
head: don't know the measurements but (90%)
So he is average height, not as chunky anymore because he crawls around everywhere and starting to walk, but the poor boy has a huge head. Blame that on daddy!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Carnival 2009

Today we went to a fun little Carnival for Halloween sponsored by Santaquin with my sister and her family. We had a really good time. We were able to dress up in our Halloween costumes and yes we are themed this year again. It is a very simple, easy and fun, not to mention comfortable set of costumes that will keep us really warm. We are the STAR WARS FAMILY. No I am not Padma or Princess Laia, but just a Jedi. Daxton is very funny and particular when it comes to mention what we are to anyone, we are not Jedi Knights, we are just Star Wars. He gets very upset if you mention Jedi. Silly boy that I have. Anyway, here are a few photos that we took today. They had fun booths for the kids to turn in tickets, do a game and get a prize. It was a lot of fun to see how the kids have progressed with their skills and have fun at the same time.

Here is Daxton going down the big blown-up slide outside.
Me and Hayden outside watching Daxton go down the slide.

Daxton and Corbin in their "Star Wars" costumes. Made them from the fleece blankets at Wal-Mart with the help of my mother. Thank you mom!

Hayden and Mat with their Jedi costumes on. Love Hayden as Yoda! He totally fits the part.

Daxton winning his prize at the beanbag toss and actually made it through one of the holes.
We had a great time today! and we will still be continuing our October Festivities with a Halloween Party tonight at my sister's house and then, of course, Halloween a week from today!

Country Farm Fest 2009

Yes, that is Mat and I doing one of the photo opts at the Country Farm Fest last weekend. It was pretty fun for the kids to experience a little more country life. They were able to see a sheep sheered and see horses, ducks, bunnies, cows and a blacksmith working on some projects. There was a hay-maze and and a fun ride on a tractor to see the pumpkins that were in a contest. This was done all at someone's home outside of Payson's first exit and it was actually pretty neat to see it all done up. The boys had a lot of fun and we hope to go back next year.
Mat, Corbin and Daxton as sunflowers

Daxton as the moon, and Corbin and Hayden as pumkins. Cute huh?!?

Under a huge blown-up black cat.

Look at the size of those pumpkins?!?

October Festivities!!!

This is our tradition for October for the last 2 years. This was our 3rd year to go to the Pumpkin Patch out at the Red Barn in Santaquin. The boys LOVE IT!!! Even though we don't get a pumpkin because we grow our own, we still have fun taking pictures of the kids at each photo opt and having fun looking for the biggest and smallest pumpkins and then go back to my sisters in Santaquin and have dinner and DONUTS!!! It's a lot of fun. Last year I was prego with Hayden and this year was a little more enjoyable other than the fact that Hayden wanted to be down on the ground crawling and playing in the dirt. Here are some cute pictures of the kids and my sisters kids at the pumpkin patch and on the tractor ride over there. This started off the month of October in all of our Festivities that we like to do to start off Fall in the right way.

only time Hayden got on the ground

my boys and their cousins

love Daxton in this photo-such a cool dude!

Monday, October 19, 2009


Hayden 2 weeks old

Hayden 1 month old

I can't believe that it has already been a year since I had Hayden Kendon! Look how cute he has gotten throughout the year. I am so glad that he has kept those blue eyes like his daddy's. I finally got a blue eyed baby, but no redheads yet. Hayden is blonde though. Anyway..... Onto the telling of how much I love Hayden. Honestly, when I found out that I was pregnant with Hayden I was not at all excited. I was scared and very upset because I wanted to spend more time with Corbin, but I know that Hayden was sent here to our family for a purpose. To constantly bring smiles to our faces. Who couldn't love this face?!? After Hayden was born I had a lot of struggles, but I am sooo grateful for the Lord in my life and opportunities that I have been able to go to him in prayer. Hayden has taught me to pray more often and rely more upon my Savior. He has also brought many blessings. Of course, one is his smiles and his happiness. He does have his moments of tantrums, sad to say already, I know. But that's what happens when he sees his older brothers and watches them. With that, though, he has grown up so fast. He is talking and understand more and more each day. He signs a little bit to us and will say "yes" or "no". It's very nice and I love it!! The other blessings that Hayden has brought is unity to his brothers. I see him as the peacemaker in our family. The boys love to play with him, and although he can't quite keep up with them yet, because of them running and him just crawling, it won't be long and I will have 3 boys running up and down and around the house. Hayden has an addicting laugh and knows when the attention is on him and soaks it all and is a ham, but I love him for it. There are so many things that Hayden has done for our family that I could go on and on with a list of things, but rather bore you with I will just wish him another HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAYDEN, my blue eyed boy! A spitting image of his daddy! Love you!

Love, Mommy, Daddy, Daxton and Corbin :)

After he was born. 8lbs 2 oz. 20 1/2 inches long

1 year old

Feeling like a bad mom...

I was thinking the other day about Daxton and school and realized I have yet to post anything about him with school and such. I feel awful. Daxton has been in school for a month and LOVES it! He is constantly asking throughout the day and throughout the weekend when he is going to school. Glad that he is sooooo excited for school. He absolutely loves everything about it and loves to tell me all about his friends and the stories that they read and the snacks that he has. Of course, he is a true boy and tells me about the food that he eats. Anywho, soccer finished up on the 24th of September and he got a medal from his coach and had a really great time. Daxton is learning so much and wants to be bigger everyday like his cousin Christian. Here are a few pictures of him at school and his last soccer game.

Throwing the ball into play!

First day of school! SO EXCITED!

This is Daxton at his school and playing with the tools.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Where has all the time gone to??

I can't believe that it's October already and that Halloween is almost here. Where does all that time go? We have been pretty busy with finishing up the garage... which is all done..... HOORAY!!! As well as finishing up canning with apples... 140 bottles later and a really sticky floor... thanks Aunt Terry for the apples they are delicious. On top of that is school and Hayden's birthday which is next Monday and I can't believe how the time has gone by soooooo quickly.

That is the quick update of our family... but I did want to mention, even if it is a week later that I really enjoyed General Conference. Elder Scotts and so many others were such an answer to my prayers on how I can be a better person, but more importantly, a better mother to my children. I really felt the spirit testify that to me and the strength that it gave me. Now I just need to apply it and get going on it to strengthen my testimony in so many ways. But I know that it is possible.

I'm so thankful that it's fall.... the crisp morning air and the beautiful leaves that surround us. We were able to go up the canyon a couple of weeks ago and it was gorgeous. I'm so thankful for a Father in Heaven who lets us experience so much joy and love and fun each day.

Just this last weekend we were able to get our family pictures done, thanks to my wonderful, amazing and talented sister-in-law, Cindy. She did such a good job and really captured the joy in our boys faces and the fun that we do have as a family. Hope you enjoy the pictures!