Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Yeah, it's true. I've got the blogging blahs. I have so much wisdom to impart, so many beautiful pictures to post, and lots of inspirational anecdotes to share. There's just this little thing called 'LAZY' that is getting in my way. So instead I'm throwing you a few bare bones for you to gnaw on until I get off my duff and feed you more (at least I can provide you with some great imagery!)

So Noelle had her 4th Birthday. We threw her a Dora party. Love this age because the games are simple, no decorations required and due to some food allergies of a guest the refreshments got to be simple as well!

 We went to ColdStone on Noelle's Birthday because we were just looking for a special occasion to use a gift card we had. Syd obviously enjoyed her cone.
 Noelle got some LEGOs for her big day. Her brothers were so jealous.

In other news, a few bros, nephews, a SIL and I hiked Mt. Timp. As you can see in the picture the moon was still up when we started. It was a beautiful fall day and an awesome hike. And the mountain goats at the top were the cutest things EVER. If you know me in real life you know that I use the word cute sparingly. So that should tell you how dang cute those goats were.  And the hike was really good for your buns. Just ask mine.

There was a school carnival in the midst of all this stuff. Ethan is the only kid who will allow his face to be painted. You might think it's a rose, but it's really a fire breathing dragon. Stood in line for over an a hour for that baby.......

We went on a family hike to Stewart Falls. Sadly the funnest part of the hike for the kids was the beginning where they could play on this amphitheater. Noelle's legs stopped working at some point on the hike and Syd thought the hiking backpack was not nearly as fun as being embraced by her mama the whole time. So Hub and I got an excellent workout.
 We capped last weekend off with a dinner and farewell to my parents who are going on a mission to Boston. It is very important that we visit them often to get our fix of entertainment, food and babysitting so we will be accepting donations to help send us there. Thank you in advance.
And that's all she wrote.


The Allreds said...

I've been waiting for an update, no slackin'!!! All that partying sure looked fun! Someone looks like they love ice cream as much as Sara! Exciting times ahead for your parents! I can already hear L. preparing for a marathon so he has an excuse to go visit : )

cold cocoa said...

It's good to know someone else is experiencing the blahs too! Looks like your family is having the funnest time ever, though. And doesn't Ethan know I have face paint I can do on him any ol' time?

Dang- still need the pic with the parents!

T said...

love it, just blah it all out there girl :)

Matt and Cristina said...

I enjoy your BLAHS as well. Glad you've been able to enjoy some quality outdoor time with the family. Before we know we'll be snowed in...sigh. And is it just me, or does it seem like there are a gazillon and two birthdays in September? Glad Noelle had a good one!

leslie said...

fun seeing a pic of your mom after all these years!! hi mrs. killpack :)

stephanie said...

Happy birthday to Noelle!

My buns like hiking too!

I am sad your parents are leaving again. But I know I am not nearly as sad as you are:(

I could totally tell that was a fire breathing dragon.

DKAZ said...


You look CUUUTE in that pic-

On a related note, do you guys like the 'Y'?

jaredandgina said...

We just got home from Boston last night and I love that place. They are going to like it. You guys have to visit them although it is tough with alot of kids since you walk or ride the metro most of the time.

LC said...

That was a pretty good effort for having the blahs. I can only get as far as reading everyone else's posts.

Boston would be a sweet trip. We'll watch your kids if you watch ours;)

Sher said...

How do we go about asking your "buns" if the hike was good for them? No, I don't really want to know. Thanks for making the treats friendly for the food allergy guest who, I hear, was quite late to the event. I also hear he had a fabulous time which is great. Maybe we could offer you entertainment and company instead of donations? It probably won't be as good as grandma and grandpa though so I guess I have my answer.