Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Merry Go Round

So alot has happened in the little lives of us stanleys. We have had near lots of joy and also near tradgedy in the family. And on one particular day my awesome sister Tarin asked if me and the girls wanted to get out of the house to get some laughs and silliness in during a very trying and stressful time, So we decided to go out, and we decided to go on, as melody put it, "An adventure to the stores" aka walking around the mall. And we had Nana and Pampa come and join us in our fun.

Once we got to the mall Nana and Pampa decided to treat us all to a ride on the merry go round. The girls were so excited to go on the merry go round when it wasnt moving, But once it got moving Bethany was not having fun. She would scream everytime her hourse would move up or down. Me being the wonderful mother that I am found great humor in this and let Pampa take over holding Bethany on her horse.

Bethany riding her horse next to auntie Tarin

Melody Pampa and Nana

So once i go back to stand with Melody I dont start feeling so good. Big Chicken Burrito from Del Taco+Merry Go Round= Motion Sickness (not fun) After we had our fun and games on the merry go round Nana and Grandpa decided to spoil their favorite grandchildren and buy them princess slippers and bags. And then we went to a popcorn shop to get the girls carmel popcorn.

While my parents were paying attention to the grandbabies me and my sister (being ther responsible and mature adults that we are) Spotted a fifty cent machine containing fake mustaches. Naturally we needed to buy them for ourselves to add to our already silly and giggle filled day. Despite our mother rolling her eyes at us and our dads irritation of us asking him to take our picture with them on they were the funnest fifty cents we have ever spent and made for a great and memorable day. :-)

Dont you love our mustaches? <3

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

So i didnt have any pictures from our pumpkin carving because Jon used Alicias Camera to take them. lol. So yes i stole the pictures from Alicia's Facebook. :-D
Well We started off carving pumpkins while watching the lion king. Eric sawed off the tops of the Pumpkins with a power saw, but i did mine the old fashioned way with my own little serrated knives.

All of us taking the guts out of the pumpkins. :-)

Me getting a nice hug from Bethany while i had pumpkin guts hands.

Jon and the Girls beign cute! <3>

Jon and Bethany

Melody watching the random fireworks that started to go off and freaked out poor Bella (Alicia and Eric's dog)

Eric testing the pumpkin to see if it would fit on his head. lol

Jon having the girls jumping all over him like the crazies they are.


One of the seeds i took out of the Pumpkin had sprouted inside.

Me gutted my Pumpkins

Eric and Alicias Jack Skelington pumpkin

Eric and Alicia carving their pumpkin with power tools, and bethany trying to gut a pumpkin that hadnt even been cut yet.

Melody staring in Awe at Alicias Mad powertool carving skills.
Big Smiles!

More carving

Lol, Jack Skellington likes to eat his own pumpkin boogers. The girls got a kick out of that. :-)

The finished Jack Skellington

I ended up carving all of my families pumpkins since the girls werent interested in them at all. Melodys ended up being a ghost with.....

...The word BOO on the side!

Me holding Bethany's pumpkin that ended up being a scarecrow face. :-)
We absolutely had the best time! We love our new friends and hope we can do more fun things like this with them!

Monday, November 2, 2009

October Fun

Well these are some Pictures from the fun fun adventures from October!!!
Well the first adventure we went on was Boo at the ZOO!

Here is Bethany Milking the fake Cow

Bethany and her daddy having a good time!

Melody and Bethany brushing the lazy goats. They brushed the lazy ones because they wouldnt run away. LOL

Me and the Lazy goat under the bench

Melody and the Goat having a in depth conversation

The Goat and Melody were intrigued by each other.

Not sure at all what this picture is about, lol but is sure is silly

Bethany and her giant wad of cotton candy

Melody enjoying cotton candy
We went to a pumpkin patch and looked at pumpkins and the girls enjoyed the throne made out of Hay!

Melody in the hay throne

Melody and Bethany enjoying their lollipops after we went to buy our halloween candy
Well we went to the Wachs house on the day before halloween for some DELICIOUS dinner and Pumpkin Carving.

Eric Carving their pumpkin with Power tools! lol. it was awesome

A sideways picture of all of us carving pumpkins

Before we knew it Halloween was here!!!!

Bethany was a gremlin and Melody was a Princess

Our scary Gremlin!

Really Scary!

Our Nephew Owen was a Redneck! The cutest/ funniest thing all night

Testing out unibrow make up for owen the redneck

Jenni doing Lainees hair. Lainee was a fairy (tinkerbell)

Gremlin and Princess again. They had so so so so much fun! That is an update on the latest!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bethany was on the News!!!

On the Saturday Night News on Channel 3 Bethany made her television debute as an interviewer!!! LOL! We went to Boo at the zoo with my brother in law and his girlfriend and her Daughter and Channel 3 News was there filming The kids in their costumes. When the camera man came to take film of Madison (Anna's Daughter) Bethany decided that She wanted to be a part of it too and Stepped right in from of the shot of Madison (Beth is such a Ham!) So the camera man handed Bethany the Microphone and let her interview Madison!!! It was super Super Cute! Plus the Boo at the Zoo was tons of fun!!! Here is the Picture of Miss Bethany interviewing her friend Madison!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Homemade Halloween Decorations

I decided to make my own homemade halloween decorations and this is what we got! :-)

They are backwards because when i tried to take a picture from outside the glare on the window ruind it. Stupid Sun. :-)

Getting into the Halloween Mood!!!

Getting into the Halloween spirit we decided to try and decide what to dress the girls as for the ward Fall Festival so we took them to party city and.....
They turned into little devils!! bwahahaha
But in the end we decided to have them dressed as.....

Melody was a fairy princess Aurora From Sleeping Beauty. She was beautiful, Just ask her she'll tell you. lol. this kid is not lacking in confidence!

And B was well a Bee!

Mommy and Beth as a couple of cute Bees!

And Mommy and Her little Princess Melody!!!
The girls had so much fun at the Ward Fall Festival, But i think we have decided to change Bethany's costume for the actual Halloween day. She has developed this new habit of scaring her mommy by crouching over and doing a creepy evil laugh and acting like a gremlin so what else to dress her as other than a gremlin!!!! We are so excited for Halloween!