Thursday, October 29, 2009


This year we were asked to be in charge of our ward's Chili Cook-Off and Trunk-or-Treat. We've never been to a trunk-or-treat before, but since we were in charge of it, we thought we'd go. :) The whole party went really well. We had lots of people bring chili for the chili cook-off, and lots of people dressed up, which is always fun. Steve and I were a little worried we would be the only adults dressed up, but we weren't.

A little five-year-old girl in our ward named Chloe had just watched The Wizard of OZ for the first time the night before the party, so she was a little star struck with our family's costumes. She kept asking her mom if she could eat dinner with us, but when I went over to say hello, she wouldn't say anything to me because she was so nervous. We did get a cute picture of us together.

After dinner we went outside to trunk-or-treat, and lots of people participated. We pushed the boys in their stroller since they are still not very good at walking and even less good at walking where we want them to walk. Plus Steve's costume (although really awesome if I do say so myself) made it difficult for him to move and hold babies.

The boys even got to try some candy, although we didn't know it at the time. We let each baby hold a piece of candy thinking they couldn't open it, but both of them chewed right through the wrappers. So Erik had some Twix and David enjoyed a Tootsie Pop. We all had a very good time, until poor baby David fell out of his stroller and bumped his head really hard on the parking lot. He was crying so hard, but thankfully once we got him home and in the bathtub, he felt much better. Hopefully actual Halloween won't be so traumatic.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Photo Tour of Our Home

I finally got (almost) everything unpacked and hung up. We really like our new place, but I don't like all the bugs. I killed 5 spiders yesterday! Gross! But other than that, I really love our apartment. Join me for a little picture tour of our new home.

This is what you see when you walk in the door. I like how the half wall hides my sink and dirty dishes. :)

Here's another view of the kitchen. That picture mural is still a work in progress, but I like the way it's turning out. The frames were only $3 at Walmart, so it was a pretty cheap way to decorate such a large space.

And here's the kitchen. If you look closely you can see some of the twins' art hanging on the fridge.

Angee made those "family" letters for me several Christmases ago. I'm glad I finally have a good place to hang them.

To one side of the front door is the dining room.

And the family room is on the other side.

Then our bedroom is next to the family room.

And here's the master bathroom.

On the other side of the apartment (by the dining room) is Steve's office...

And the boys' room.

And to finish our tour, the babies' bathroom. The soap dispenser quacks when you press it. I'm sure the boys will love that someday. :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Splishy, Splashy Bath Time Fun!

David and Erik have decided their new favorite bath time game is to throw their toys out of the tub. I decided a logical, natural consequence for this would be that once a toy is thrown from the tub, they lose that toy for that bath time. Thinking I was oh so clever, I implemented my plan. It turns out my babies don't need toys to have fun in the bath. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Erik Walking!

I finally got a video of Erik walking. He's been doing it for weeks now, but he always gets so excited when he sees the camera that he plops down and crawls over to get it. But today, I finally got it on film!!! Here he is taking a few steps and smiling really big for the camera. :)