Tuesday, October 30, 2007


It is Halloween tomorrow! My kids are excited. Here is a picture of the pumpkin that my brother carved. He just called as the Sunday School President in his ward. And he is still a counselor in the Elders Quorum. Renee is a ward organist, and a newly called Relief Society Secretary. It's a good thing they weren't busy before with their jobs and school! Ha Ha.
When Darin got home from work, we ate dinner, and then Violet got to carve her pumpkin. I know we are a little late on doing this, but at least it got dome before tomorrow! She helped gut the pumpkin. She drew the face all by her self and had her dad carve it for her. It turned out really nice. Ashton thinks it is SPOOKY!

So, my friend stopped by to see the baby and her daughter wanted to go play with Vi. We sent her upstairs, and she said she couldn't find her. I went up to find Vi asleep in her bed. This is the first time in YEARS that Violet has taken a nap. Ashton didn't, but Vi will be rested! In other news, Myra is my only child who, so far, likes "tummy time." She happily lays on her belly and looks around for about 5 minutes. Then she lays her head down, tried to cuddle with the blanket and goes to sleep. It's the funniest thing when you are used to kids screaming at the top of their lungs. It just goes to prove that every child is completely different. We compared Myra's foot prints to Ashton's when he was born, and hers are longer and skinnier. She has long monkey toes, unlike the rest of our kids' toes. It is fun to notice all of these differences!

We want to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to the Stephen and Tina Bartholomew family. They had their baby boy early this morning. His name is Stephen Maximus. (I'm not positive on the spelling.) He is 7 lbs. 7 oz and 21 inches. Tina was able to VBAC and is doing well. Both are healthy. Tina says he doesn't look much like his sister, he has hair and a smashed nose. :) We plan on visiting this weekend and will give a more detailed description. Congrats!! I hope Josi likes her new baby brother!