Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday Night Dinner

Tonight for dinner I made Chicken with pesto and angel hair pasta. I was really surprised at how easy and delicious it was. Even my kids loved it. While we were eating we were talking about how school was for each of the kids. My fourth grader Julianna caused quite a ruckus on her turn. Julianna told us that she had been given a new assignment at school and that she made her teacher laugh. This is her story........

Teacher: "Class your next project is to pretend you are an announcer on the radio . You can announce what ever you want.You have a few minutes to decide."

Julianna:Thinking to herself "I don't know what to do. I don't know anything important. This is so hard...........Oh, my aunt Missy is pregnant, I can announce that. Whew, glad I thought of something."

Teacher (as she passes out a worksheet): " Ok, class everyone write your announcement down and answer all the questions about it on this worksheet."

Julianna excitedly fills hers out. She answers a few of the questions and then suddenly stops.

Teacher: " Is everyone almost done? Are there any questions?"

Julianna: "Do I have to answer all of the questions?"

Teacher: " Yes, of course."

Julianna: "My announcement is that my Aunt Missy is pregnant, Are you sure I have to answer the last two questions?"

Teacher looks down at the worksheet to see what the problem is. The questions are "how" and "when". Suppressing laughter: " I think you can skip those."

Julianna: "Whew, That would not have been good."

Everyone,but the younger three, got a good laugh from that story. I snapped a pic and told her it was definitely going on my blog!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin Festival

Last Thursday we went to Schnepf Farms Pumpkin Festival with my sister Missy and her family . We had so much fun. The kids all climbed a rock wall and rode lots of rides. We went on the Haunted Train Ride and got a little spooked by some of the Haunters. I think my favorite was the carousel from 1916. It is the oldest working carousel in Arizona. It would make a great location for a budget horror flick. A good time was had by all.

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's All About the Sweets!!

Friday was such a fun day. Dartell came over and baked for most of the day. We had 6 different kinds of cookies, pumpkin bread, and rice crispie treats. I spent most of the day sewing Mary's pirate costume and then I made a huge pot of chili for our wards Trunk-or-Treat. These are some of the kids' costumes. AJ was Slash. Mary a pirate. Julianna an evil fairy. Katelynn, Abby and Emily were all witches. Nichole was Ariel. We had a lot of fun!

Weekend In Mexico!!

So a couple weeks ago Dartell, Joanna and I drove to Mexico to spend the weekend with Jesus(Joanna's husband). We had a great time. We went to see the Temple in Juarez. It was beautiful and there were butterflies everywhere. We also went to Central Park. It is almost like a zoo. They had a Giraffe and a lion and ducks and deer and probably more. It was so cool. You could feed the Giraffe and pet it . The food was amazing that weekend. I did find a few things that I didn't like( i.e. pig skin, manudo,corn with chili),But I loved most of it. On Satuday night everyone goes outside to just hangout. Sooo nice. When I am home there is always so much to do.The other picture is at the top of Freedom Bridge on the way home. We were waiting to cross the border and we were in two countries at the same time. Very cool. I look forward to going back.