Archive for October 31, 2009

Trick Or Treat

October 31, 2009

Yesterday morning Kalyn and I went trick or treating at the Tiny Tot Halloween celebration in downtown Fort Collins.  The businesses there handed out candy to the little kids who came to celebrate.We had a lot of fun and afterwards Kalyn and I stopped for lunch.

Then, yesterday afternoon, HP had a trick or treat for all of the kids and grandkids of employees.  Employees brought candy and we went from cubicle to cubicle.  Most people just let the kids self-serve their candy, so she got pretty good at picking up a piece of candy and putting it in her bag. She had a lot of fun and got a ton of candy.

At one cubicle someone had a bowl with a hand that would move when you grabbed candy.  This scared Kalyn quite a bit and for the rest of the time anytime there was something next to the bowl she would get nervous.  In the video you can see her get scared of a bowl someone set up.  We thought it was quite cute.

Big Snow Storm

October 30, 2009

We had a big snow storm the past couple days.  In the end I think we got about a foot and a half of snow.  This was a lot more snow than last time, which was maybe a few inches.  Kalyn had a lot of fun playing in the snow for a while.  She enjoyed climbing around and jumping in the snow (which came up to just below her hips) as well as eating it.  The second to last picture is meant to show how tired she was after climbing around in the snow for a while, and the very last picture is the view out our back door and gives you an idea of how much snow we got.

Pumpkin Carving

October 28, 2009

Last night we had lots of fun carving pumpkins. Well, Tim and I had fun at least.  Kalyn got really excited when I got the pumpkins out, but seemed to get more and more disturbed as we proceeded to mutilate her poor pumpkins.  You can see a little bit of her reaction in this video.

Tim has never been a big fan of carving pumpkins. He tells me when he was little he had always had grand schemes for his pumpkins that never worked out. He got a little bit more excited, though, when we were watching Castle before we got started on pumpkins. Here’s the scene:

And here’s Tim an hour or so later:

Kalyn was pretty much a spectator the whole time.

We had a lot of fun and we’re getting excited for Halloween!


October 28, 2009

Since Kalyn has moved to a big girl bed, she often gets out of bed and plays for a little while before she goes to sleep.  Most of the time she will climb back into bed by herself before going to sleep. But, the other day I went in to check on her and couldn’t open the door.  I looked under the door and this is what I saw! She woke up again about 15 minutes later and climbed back into bed for the rest of her nap.

Tim’s Birthday

October 28, 2009

It was Tim’s birthday last Friday! We celebrated by making cards and cookies.  (Tim didn’t want a cake, mostly because once we make a big cake we have to eat it all before it goes funny, so we made sugar cookies since they last longer and aren’t quite as fattening.)  We are so grateful for Tim, who is such a great husband and daddy!


October 28, 2009

The condo where we live is back in the corner and surrounded by trees.  We love the trees because they give us shade and make the area quite pretty.  It also means we’ve had tons and tons of leaves.  Kalyn enjoys playing in the big piles of leaves in our yard.

Pumpkin Patch

October 28, 2009

We went to the pumpkin patch with the ward playgroup a little bit ago. Kalyn had a lot of fun climbing on the hay bales and seeing the animals.  We went back with Tim about a week later and bought the pumpkins we carved. It’s a great little pumpkin patch with no admission but lots of fun things for the little kids.

First Snow

October 28, 2009

We had our first snow a couple weeks ago. We decided to go sledding, and so set off on a sled hunt, but nobody was stocking sleds yet. We went to the park anyway and a nice family let us borrow a sled to go down a couple times. Kalyn enjoyed the snow and sledding and wanted to go again right away!