Sunday, September 6, 2009

Autumn is Coming

Earlier this week I was walking with a friend and she noticed that the trees were starting to change. It may be in the 90's still but autumn is coming. And what goes better with Autumn time than caramel apples. So I decided to make some for the boys. Samuel loved his but Jacob didn't have the patience for it (surprise, surprise.)
Here is Jacob, I had to help him a bit to start the apple.

Here is Sam with his apple. I know he is dressed the same as Jacob, it was the day of the BYU game against Oklahoma and so we had to show our school pride. Alan got to go to the game which was at the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington TX. BYU beat Oklahoma in a big upset, be we were so excited that they won. Go Cougars!

This week was a milestone for our boys. It was the first day of preschool. We are participating in a home preschool with two other moms and their 3 year olds. This week it was at our house and I got to teach. The boys were excited to bring their show and tell items and to put their new crayons, scissors, and glue in their backpacks. They had a lesson on their name, their age and the primary colors. We are excited for them and they are excited to be going to school like Daddy.
Our boys have some wierd obsession with diving. Ever since the Summer Olympics 2008 and we watched the divers the boys have loved diving all of their toys and building diving boards to dive their animals off of them. We recently have been swimming a lot and so Alan bought them some goggles and now they think they can dive off of the furniture and swim around the house in their goggles. It has been really funny watching them "swim" all around.
This week I also decided it was time to get pictures taken again. It has been since they were about 20 months since I have attempted to get pictures taken at a studio. But this time I had a plan. Because the only picture studio that I know of that I can afford is in Walmart I decided the boys could pick a treat of their choice if they took good pictures. So here are the boys with their candy dressed in their little outfits for the picture. (I know Jacob looks a little wierd in this picture, we are still trying to figure out this camera and it sometimes casts wierd shadows.)
Sam with a gummy worm mustache.

We have also been launching more rockets. This time our friends the Gunnells came with us. Yes they too have the same last name, and yes we probably are related somehow. We like to joke about us being family. Anyway they too are fans of rocket launches so they invited us to launch rockets together. We went to a park to launch the rockets. Here are our kids playing with their kids on the merry go round.
Sam, with Cassidy and Brody in the background.
Jacob alone on the merry go round.
Jacob, Brylie, and Sam.

First they had a successful launch and recovery then we launched ours and it landed in a pond (we think) or maybe a cow ate it, we aren't sure, at any rate we no longer have a rocket. Alan is in search of finding a new one and the boys ask about buying a new one almost daily. Anyway, we had fun launching them anyway, maybe next time Alan will use a smaller engine. Thanks for thinking of us Brad and Cassidy.


Cassidy said...

We had a great time launching rockets the other day...we got some more on ebay for VERY cheap...I think we paid 15 including shipping for 2 rockets. Anyway, hope to do it again!

Cakes4U said...

Looks like you all are having fun and doing fun things. I can't wait to see the pictures of the boys. Yea! the BYU game was definately a good one. Have a great week. Love you!

Courtney said...

It's crazy to think that the trees would be changing colors already. I love the diving pictures, Afton has really been into swimming around the house and hiking. It is so fun to see them pretend.

Janadt.Huggins said...

That is awesome the boys started preschool and when you mentioned you were out walking with a friend it made me wish I could come and join. I'm still having serious withdrawals about not walking and talking with you everyday. Glad all is well. I can't wait to see the boys pics you took at walmart.

Mark and Adrienne said...

I love the fall too! And Mark will be so jealous that Alan got to go to the BYU game! It was a good game! Your boys are so cute.

Stamp With Linz said...

Those boys are so cute. We're so glad to be part of the preschool with you guys. :)