Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lots going on, no underlying theme

One day, when we are filthy rich, we are going to hire a blogging assistant. Maybe we will just get a reality t.v. show. We are not nearly exciting enough and will never be filthy rich so we will have to deal with infrequent, choppy blogs. We've had a great couple months. Finn has started preschool and loves it.

First day outside of Busy Bee Preschool. Finn can no longer pose normally for pictures. Every smile is goofy. This will be a recurrent theme in this blog.

Finn Diego, nervous and probably a little weirded-out about sitting in a strange place and mom just leaving.

Luckily, Finn has his girlfriend, Mika, in the same class.

One of the great things about school is all the little projects that he gets to bring home daily. This was cowboy day.

Little Lark turned one in September. Lindy still loves her a lot, Jesse is starting to warm up to her some. She caused too much heartache at birth.

Here she is at her first birthday smash. She mostly played with the cake, doesn't care much for putting stuff in her own mouth.

We went down to Richfield for a couple days. They are looking for a new doctor in town. We went to go check it out a little and stopped by the pumpkin patch for train rides, tractor rides, and picking out our perfect pumpkin. We met up with Lindy's dad, Lee, and his wife, Diane, who live around there.

Here is the crew. Quick poll: Do you think we should move to Richfield? We might have to join the Tea Party, buy some 4-wheelers to get to church, and learn about alfalfa farming. Could be fun.

Papa Lee's swing. This is way awesome.

We also celebrated Finn's fourth birthday in October. This is his circle of friends, helping open the presents.

We went to some balloon playland. We are missing a couple kids in this picture. Too much work to gather the troops when they are scattered in balloonland. Finn has not dumped his head in water. He is a sweaty gorrilla.

The big, bad four-year-old.

Finn with his birthday cake. It is a very cool thing to make fancy cakes for your kids. Turns out, we are not cool or fancy. Either is the store we bought this bad boy from. Their best cake was brown with spiders. We added the balloons-- I guess that is pretty fancy and cool.

Finn got lots of good stuff. He has good friends and family. He got these boxers and was pretty sure that they are just too awesome to be covered up. We let him wear them however he wants.

This is not a sacreligious Halloween costume. Jesse has been on a shaving strike and his gross beard has been out of control. Some young lady he works with has a mother who is a local artist for the LDS church. Although some people saw Jesse's beard and thought of terrorists, mountain men, and bums, people with an eye for things recognize this as Jesus-appearing. She asked Jesse to model for her. She took a ton of pictures and plans to paint a few of them in the future. She will obviously have to change the wig color and we all know that Jesus doesn't have teeth like in the above picture. It was a really fun experience for us. She had our kids pose in a few of them as well. The only downside is that it made Jesse's God-complex even worse.

Lark's first real Halloween experience. On a side-note, she is lil' miss independent now and likes to walk if she is outside.

The little monsters in their Halloween jammies. After their baths, it is crazy hair time, every night.

Finn and Jesse carving up Mr. Pumkin. Finn voted for a happy pumpkin this year after much deliberation.

This is Lin's traditional "Martha Stewart Pumpkin". She had an idea a few years back that she could make stripes all the way around a pumpkin and this would be way cool. Physics disagreed but she still makes this ever year and it is actually the favorite of people who visit. A second story. We had the hugest pumpkin plants this year but only a few little pumpkins. The largest uncarved pumpkin is the only one from our crop. We actually had a few more but the neighborhood monkeys snuck into the backyard and took them for themselves.

This is Spiderman Finn trick-or-treating at our house. He is getting really good at the whole thing. By the end, he was practically shouting "Trick or treat!" and after the candy was given would politely respond with "Thanks. And Happy Halloween."

Finn at the neighbor's house. He was a little scared initially and kept telling us that they weren't home so that we could go to a house that didn't have any decorations.

Spiderman and Gorillina.

Finn with his buddies Mika and Max. I wish that pictures could record sounds. This was a little like humpback whales fighting a group of dolphins.

Spidey and Skywalker striking a pose at the trunk or treat.

As you can see, it has been a fun couple months. We have a ton of pictures that we had to skip through. Lindy is still alive, we will have to put a picture of her on this just so you all know. That will have to be later. It is time for din-din and World Series.