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Monday, November 3, 2008

Punkins, Parades, Cousins, Leaves, Trick-or-Treat, and FIRE

For family night, we carved our punkins, much to Corey's dismay. Corey wishes every year that the kids would just plan forget about carving pumpkins. The smell and texture of the inerds hits the gag reflex and it's all down hill from there. So, with the fans on and the windows open wide, we attempted to spend a bit of quality time as a family. Dad cut off the tops, then retreated to his happy place while and mom and the kids scooped out the guts. Incidentally, Jorie and Malik love the inerds and have no problem, but Rhys on the other hand may have a bit of the dads weak stomach. He tried so hard but I think he may have turned green.

Malik's Halloween parade was on Thursday, due to the fact that there wasn't any school on Friday this week. I'm pretty sure I don't have any shy children, including Malik, he walked the whole parade acting like a Transformer and ate up all the attention, he was Bumblebee this year and acted the part to the T.
Malik and his friend Tyrell

We are so lucky to have cousins! Jorie especially eats up all the attention that Cedar and Tannen give her. She has so much fun with them and they are so good to her. Jorie and the girls had a blast playing in the leaves all afternoon before we went trick-or-treating. So Cute!
Tannen, Jorie and Cedar
Traditionally, the kids and I go to dads work and trick-or-treat around the hotel. The kids eat it up, they get so much attention from everyone. Hanging out at dads work is always a highlight for the kids. Then later, that day all our cousins came to play, have dinner and go trick-or-treating. We were such a heard walking up and down the street, not unusual though, we are for sure the Martin heard when we are all together. I wouldn't trade it for he world, I love my family!
Optimus Prime (aka:Rhys) Ladybug (aka:Jorie) Bumblebee (aka:Malik)
Trick-orTreating at Daddy's hotel
CousinsIvy and Jorie
Uncle Papa (or Uncle Kevin) and Jorie
(she started calling him Uncle Papa tonight, so so cute)

After we all had our fill of trick-or-treating, we went back to our house to light the fire pit and have hot chocolate in the circle (good thing, it was a chilling 65 degrees out!) All in all it was a great day and a super fun night. Thanks all for helping us make fun memories!
Rhys and Cam
Malik and Christian


Tolman Family said...

It was a Fun Halloween this year. I'm glad you spent that time with your family. Love you guys. Darling picture of Miss Jorie and the girls. I love leaves...sand more, but leaves are cute too.:)

Nichole Lowe said...

Jorie is so adorable. I can't get enough of her cute smile for pictures. It looks like you guys had a fun Halloween. How is the packing coming? I heard Thanksgiving is the big one. Hope you aren't pulling your hair out to much.

lindie said...

Corey you are such a wimp. Just kidding Rhegan has SUCH a weak stomach its quite funny. She gags and throws up over everything. We didn't do pumpkins this year, but her and Doug did one last year and she totally hated it. She thought it was so disgusting and she wouldn't even touch it.

I LOVE all of their costumes. Those are good ones. That would be a dream for Doug to have 2 boys dressed up in his childhood Cartoon. He is obsessed. When we go to Target or a store or something and I can't find him....... He's usually in the Toy section( not looking for Rhegan, but looking for himself) or the X-Box Gaming Section. What A NERD!! Yep, thats my Man!!!

Can't wait til you're here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lindie said...

by the way I'm coming to Salt Lake in a couple of weeks!! You'll probably be too crazy to play though!!:(
I'll get you soon enough- I'm going to be your stalker:) Totally kidding don't be scared!

Paul and Megan Hawkes said...

Looks like a great time. Thanks for the email and the invite! We will have to take you up on it this winter! The kids love to ski! Good luck on the move!

girlygirl said...

Oh - your kids are so cute Brenda! It looks like you guys had a fun Halloween!

Marinda said...

Wow, that was one long post. Did you get everything? I missed what you had for breakfast. :) I'm just teasing. This time of year is so fun, so much going on, so much to do, & such great photo opportunities.

I'm sure you'll never take me up on this offer, but we would love to help you guys out. Maybe loading the truck? I got myself a big strong man I can lend out.
I think we owe you one free packing day.

Wow, this is one long comment!

Becky Gray said...

What a fun time of year. The pictures are so awesome. I love the costumes.

Jeremy and Shauni said...

Wow, you have been busy! Everyone looked adorable in their Halloween costumes!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments--I appreciate the great friend that you are and I really do feel your prayers. Love you!

Nick Scott Family said...

I love the Halloween pics and I love the pic of the fireplace in the back yard ... I'm not ready for this SNOW!!!!!!!!

Sharlene Enloe said...

Just had tons of fun reading both of your blogs. How fun are you!!! Your kids are adorable. I miss them tons. So glad everyone could see my lovely bum.

bybeez said...

Looks like so much fun. When are you leaving? :(

The Enloe Family said...

I love that picture of Rhys and Cam. That was a super fun night (in Brenda's terms). Cute pictures of the gilrs in the leaves too. Jorie makes me smile-she is so dang sweet.