Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

We had such a fun evening carving pumpkins this year. We loved the Mr. Pumpkin Head kit Grandma Lake sent Marcus. It took just enough carving (making holes) to make him happy, then he stuck the pieces in the holes. He kept trying the pieces and if they didn't fit he would say "This is not easy" then he would carve a little more. Jon & I printed templates off the internet and came out with some pretty good lookin' jack o' lanterns!!

Seth Has Teeth...

One day he was starting to get one and after a lot of drooling, crying,
bleeding, and chewing on whatever he could
get in his mouth he had 4!

No teeth in this picture but I thought it was too cute to pass up.
(He looks all cute and happy in this picture but that only happens for 15 minutes in a day!)
Anyone want a 7 month old!?!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Michelle Turns 30!!!

This had to be one of my best birthday's ever! Wow, what a day I had with friends and family! This is definitely how turning 30 should be! It was a day of relaxing, fun and a great time spent with friends and family. Thank you Jon, Marcus, Seth, Rowan & Sara for helping me celebrate!

Rowan & Sara made us breakfast. One of my favorites, omelets with Havarti cheese. A dish I came to love while staying with Rowan's family in Toronto.
Then I had to go on a treasure hunt for my presents. Rowan & Jon & Marcus had hide them all over the house and i had to play the Hot & Cold game to find them. Marcus was actually a BIG help (he showed me where they were!) Rowan & Sara gave me some beautiful earrings (I found them in the fridge). The boys gave me some clothes and 2 fabulous watches (those were in the side closet). I even found a present I had hide on the fridge from the Scherer's, a Willow Tree statue of 2 boys. And I got some great cards from the family. Wendy gave me a card that had you turn the number 30 all around, then inside it said "See, turning 30 is fun!" Russell gave me a great card that read "Statistics show those who have the most birthdays, live the longest" I couldn't stop laughing! Thanks everyone for the gifts, money & cards!

Then we headed up to Park City... I was so excited to do the Alpine Coaster, the Trampoline Launch and eat Rocky Mountain Caramel Apples! We had a fantastic day in Park City feeling young and free!

Yep, That's ME!!! What a rush, it was kinda scary and really fun. Thanks for doing it with me Sara! (Marcus did it too!)
We had a wonderful dinner at a little French Bistro. We walked up and down Main Street looking at menu's and smelling the restaurants. What a great pick. thank you for a great birthday dinner Rowan & Sara. Love, Michelle

Thank You Jon & Marcus, but mostly Jon for a wonderful 30th birthday.
I Love You!!
(P.S. this definitely made up for last year....although I won't ever let it go...)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ward Halloween Party

Thankfully Grandma came to visit so she was here to help with our Halloween costumes! We threw them together hours before the ward party. I wasn't too stressed about the costumes because Halloween was still a week away, but then I remembered that the kids were to wear their costumes to the ward party so we bought Seth the Monkey costume (that one was easy) but, Marcus wanted to be a Ghost. I know what you are thinking, a ghost has to be super easy - use a sheet right!?! However, I was quite particular about how I wanted my ghost to look! So a wal-mart ghost costume, a white hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and about an hour of sewing and this is what we got...The cutest Ghost ever! Just so you know, Marcus was a nice ghost, not a mean ghost...
We also had fun seeing our friends all dressed up. Abby & Elly were very Pretty Princess and Luke the Cowboy was very nice to share his extra gun with Marcus. And on a sad note, my chili didn't win, it didn't even come close. Don't worry, next year I am sticking with the all time favorite White Chicken Chili!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Our Little Boy

Marcus Howard Edward Bacon
October 2007

Marcus Preschool Class

Marcus loves his preschool. He has a wonderful teacher named Missy and he has made many new friends. Missy always has something nice to say about Marcus when I pick him up. He is a good listener and a good sharer at school. She especially likes that he is so happy and makes the other kids laugh.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Seth Eating A Strawberry

Seth has been wanting real people food (or at least to put food in his mouth) for a long time. So I gave in and gave him a strawberry, and he loved it. Please no lectures on what you should feed a 6 month old and thanks to Clorox Oxy Clean the strawberry came off the clothes! It was so worth the 10 minutes of Seth sitting in his chair as "Happy as a Mouse"! (And do I have to say, He loves the camera!?!)

Marcus singing the ABC's