Getting excited to meet Baby Girl, hopefully next week! 
Little munchkin cousins in their German attire.

Nana and Tada threw an OktoberFest at their new house with the most incredible German food.

Raspberries still going strong this month!  Yummmm!

Some lucky grandkids get to help with the landscaping.

This blurry pic is from my barre class that I attended all through October.  I was out of place as a large pregnant lady, but totally loved it.

Had a fun picnic dinner up at Cascade Springs and enjoyed the beautiful leaves.

Benj's soccer season ended, but he can't wait to play again.

The leaves are dumping like crazy at our house!

We had a fun visit to the pumpkin patch with some friends.

A much needed date night- at Thriller.  So fun!

My first ever pregnant selfie.  Justified because I read that these are one of the few acceptable types of selfies.

Perfect month for trips to the park!

Boo at the Zoo with Nana

Carving our jumbo pumpkin with Dad.  Maddie LOVED squishing the pumpkin guts and our roasted pumpkin seeds turned out pretty delicious.

Pumpkin Head Harvey

Good thing I started sewing their costumes back in September because they took all month to make!

Benjamin's Halloween program at preschool.

Super Benj and Super Maddie at the ward trunk or treat.

Trick or Treat!
Checking out their loot after a good night of trick or treating.
It was a very Happy Halloween!



First day of school

Jars and jars of plum jam made from Grammie's fruit

Finally cooled down enough to play at the park again!

Benjamin and I made a soccer goal from PVC pipes.  

Learning how to longboard

On a hike with my 2.75 children

Benj is #6

First visit to the Natural History Museum.  Nana came with us.

Benj and Dad at Father's and Sons outing

Last trip to the cabin.  It was beautiful.

Jesse decided we'd have a waterfight on the deck with freeeezing cold stream water.

Maddie is potty trained!



Madeline turned TWO!

Super fun activity: floating down a canal in Heber.  (Maddie was napping)

The play kitchen we spent hours making for Maddie's birthday.

The 'before" of the play kitchen when we brought it home from the D.I.

Took the family to Tarahumara bakery in Midway for Maddie's birthday.

She got these incredibly adorable German lederhosen from her grandparents.

We had a small party with family to celebrate.

We let her have as many popsicles as she wanted and I think she ate 47.

Favorite part of Craft Lake City was the empanadas.

At the zoo.

Sidewalk painting and my ever expanding tummy.

Riding the train at the zoo.  Over and over and over and ...

Jackson Lawns hard at work.  They always mow side by side ;)

Madeline helped herself to a snack from the garden.

Jesse had a work trip so the rest of us spent a few days in Midway and had the most peaceful, magical time.  It was one of my favorite parts of the summer.  No cleaning or cooking or schedules.  Just playing, playing, playing.

Early morning chalk art in swimsuits.  

Swimming in the morning.  Swimming in the afternoon.  Swimming in the evening.

Bike rides!

Lucky for us, our daddy is a professional ice cream maker.  This flavor is mint chocolate chip.

An excursion to Provo Falls.  Very cool.

Mirror Lake

Provo Falls

At preschool orientation.  Benjamin and his teacher, Miss Denise.

His teacher won his heart immediately.

Last of the pool days.