But, before we get to the birthdays, we have to talk about the other fall wonder...ASIAN PEARS!! We have a cute little town a little way from here that is full of orchards, and every year we glut ourselves on their yummy Asian Pears!! This year, my good friend, Amanda brought her cute kiddos up for a visit before she moved across the country, so they got to enjoy some with us.
This shot was right before Archie had an "accident" and nearly sent the sweet, Asian orchard-owner into a panic...ahhh, the joys of potty-training.
all cleaned up and ready to help.
I think this was an outing with Dad, when they played, Where's Archie.
Ok, I thought this was the cutest thing!! This was part of a mural having outside Lucy's classroom. This is a little cut-out of her playing volleyball...so cute!
These are some of the last warm days of the year, so you have to enjoy them appropriately :)
Elliott's hair was all sprayed red for his football game (why do I have no pictures of his football season this year?!?! Mom Fail), and then he played in the rain...
Ahhhh, this story....Uncle Morgan calls Archie the A-bomb. Dad calls him the terrorist. Maybe I should call him the million dollar toddler. A while back, while we thought he was in bed, Archie escaped to our master bathroom, broke the toilet tank lid, and flushed 60 tampons down the toilet. One plumber visit, several hundred dollars, and too many water-soaked tampons later, our house was up and running again....but not for long. Soon, our central Vac wasn't working right. One phone call, one very patient technician, one sawed-through vac pipe, 6 hot wheels, and 6 action figures later, we were all good. So this is what they mean by there terrible toddler!!
Lucy's good friend, Alayna, moved to Utah last year, and this is all the girls together again while she was back up visiting.
PINK DAY at school! The kids were very excited to have a chance to honor their Aunt Christa.
Any way we can get some of that energy out....right?
Lucy is officially a "Tween"!!! and she couldn't be more excited.
A little birthday scavenger hunt led her to some fun stuff!!
Cute girl wanted pie and ice-cream for her birthday.
Now that September is over, it's time to start thinking about oranger things....rounder things....pumpkinier things, so we visited the pumpkin patch and the fire station.
All right, all right, let's not be hasty. I didn't forget about you, Elliott!! Before we can celebrate Halloween, we have to celebrate THIS GUY!! Nine years old!! Let the scavenger hunt begin!!
This Boise weather...I tell ya!! The end of October, at Elliott's family birthday dinner, it was warm enough for the kids to play in the sunny rain shower!!
But even that fun couldn't keep them away from Birthday Banana Splits!!
(Cute Giggly Guy)
Ok, now that we've adequately honored Elliott, it's time for Halloween Festivities! Bring on the pumpkin carving, costume wearing and candy gathering!
No, this isn't Neverland, it's Aunt Heather's backyard!!! The dried canal is an autumn wonderland!!!
Here's Captain Hook and Mime Lucy before cousin Lilly's annual Halloween party.
And here's everybody on Halloween!!! Elliott is a mad scientist. I love that the older kids got creative with their costumes this year, I've been begging them to do that for years!
Captain Hook looks pleased with his yummy treasures.