Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trunk or Treat 2008

Tonight our ward had our Trunk or Treat. It is such a great tradition, you know your kids will be safe doing trick or treating. Some of the couples in our ward dressed up and some of them were quite creative and others not quite as much. One couple came dressed as an outlet and the other a plug. Jared's parents, brother Bo and his kids and his brother Deak came and my sister Jessica and her daughter came to hang out with us also. We went and had chili and enjoyed each others company before the kids did their trunk or treating. I was able to snap a few pictures before we left. Tatum decided to be Giselle from Enchanted, Tucker is a skeleton pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tre' well lets just say I talked Tre' into being a whoopie cusion and we put a fart machine in his pocket it was a hit with the crowd. The kids got their buckets filled with candy and we are good, do not think we will have to do any trick or treating on Friday. But I am sure the kids will still want to dress up so we will probably have to hit a few neighbors. Here they are in their costumes........

Ryken as Eyore

Tucker as a Pirate of the Carribean Skeleton

Tre' as the infamous whoopie cushion

Tatum as Giselle

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Shout out to the Hubby

I just wanted to give a shout out to my amazing husband. It is his birthday and as he says he is 28 today. (Even though we all know better) Jared I just wanted to tell want a great husband and father you are. You have always worked hard to provide for us. You are the crutch I need at times to lean on when things are rough. I hope you know how much I Love You. Happy Birthday babe, to another year.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Disneyland Trip 2008

Well we made it back. Of course we were sad to leave. It seems like it takes so long for the time to come and then it goes by so fast. Needless to say we enjoyed yet again another trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth" as I like to refer to it as. We started out our trip by visiting the beach on Sunday. I do not know who had more fun, Jared or the kids. I am not one that likes to be in cold water so I did not venture in. Besides who would have taken all the pictures if I did. Jared said the waves kicked his tail. Before we left I asked Tucker if a pair of swim shorts I found fit him and he said yes. Well they did not and his shorts kept falling off sharing his backside with us. Tatum enjoyed collecting shells and well Grandpa started a new style by sporting kelp around his neck. After all of the fun at the beach we went had had lunch at a placed call Portillo's. Jared and I ate there a couple of years ago while on our anniversary trip and we enjoyed it so we decided to take the family. We then went back to the Motel and cleaned up and went to Downtown Disney District and enjoyed looking at all of the shops and eating carmel kettle corn. On Monday we visited California Adventures. We were a little disappointed because the Aladdin play was not going due to refurbishment to the theatre but we enjoyed the rest of the park. One of our all time favorite rides is the Hollywood Tower of Terror. We actually talked grandma and grandpa into trying it out this year and it was one of their favorite rides. Soaring over California is also a favorite ride of ours. We like to smell the orange blossoms and see all of the different areas of California. We then went to Disneyland after California Adventures closed because it closes 2 hours earlier than Disneyland. We road a few rides then went and rested to hit Disneyland again on Tuesday. What fun we had. We took a few pictures with some of the characters then hit the rides. At lunch time we all met up at the Country Bear restaurant which is tradition for the Baker family to eat at then split up again to hit more rides. We rode Splash Mountain to cool us off. It was close to 100 degrees that day so it was refreshing to get wet. This was the first year Tatum was tall enough for all the rides so she got to experience some new rides. On Wednesday we hit Knotts Berry Farm. We like to hit that park this time of year as well. There is very few people there so we can ride the roller coaster rides several times before even having to get off. Funnel cakes is also a favorite there so we had to hit them up before we left. The park closed at 5:30 because of Knotts Scarry Farm going on this time of year so we left the park and headed home. We were all sad to have vacation ending. We are going to head up the mountain on Friday afternoon to go camping with Jared's parents. It will be cold so hopefulle we stay warm. I will have to update you on that when we get back. I took so many pictures of our trip in Cali that I figured that a slide show would work best. Hope you enjoy. Maybe some of you can join us next year. We go every year at this time. Till next time.