Saturday, October 30, 2010

Staheli Farms

This year we really wanted to carve pumpkins but we wanted to get some pumpkins at a pumpkin patch. We heard that Staheli Farms had one so we headed on out there. We procrastinated and waited until the weekend before Halloween so it was pretty picked over but that did not stop us from having fun! They drive you out to the patch in a little trailer thing on the back of a tractor. A lot of the pumpkins were green so I thought it would be fun to get one of those to carve. Since we went on a Friday night they also had live music, food and toys for the kids and we got to pet the animals too!

There is a big cementer pavilion where the music was and Claire loved going out and shaking her booty in the middle of the dance floor. She loved the swing set there too. We had a lot of fun will definiately make it a tradition!
The Llama tried to give me a kiss!

The next night we invited some friends over to carve the pumpkins and had a lot of fun! They turned out so good! We we were so proud. And we only had one injury the whole night! Our friend Seth cut his hand and had to get eight stitches!! Carving pumpkins and no easy task, they are dangerous! He was pretty tough though and acted like it was no big deal and kept on carving his pumpkin!
Trevs bat, Seth's lion, my green skull & Maigan's fun face!

Mr. Moneybags Nessy

So if you remember a post I made way back in March about Nessy costing us so much money....well we had to get the checkbook out again! This cat I swear is more expensive than Claire is. To give a little history, around the end of August I remember Nessy getting a hold of ANOTHER one of Claire's bottle. He chewed off the nipple and swallowed it. Now this is not the first time he has done this and he usually throws the nipple back up within a few days. This time he never threw up and I totally forgot about it. Then just a few weeks ago he started throwing up and completely stopped eating. We could not figure out what was wrong with him. He would just sit in one place and not move all day. This went on for a little over a week so we finally decided to take him to the vet....

I guess it is a good thing we took him when we did because he was so sick he started having seizures and they did not know if he would make it. They had to hook him up to IVs and put him under some heating pads. They kept him overnight and the next morning they took some x-rays. And sure enough you could see the little nipple stuck right in his large intestine! Since this one had passed through his stomach and got stuck they would have to do surgery to get it out or there was no way he would get better. So after he regained some strength and weight he went under the knife. And let me tell you cat surgery is not cheap! It was a nice chunk of change but since we are regular customers they gave a little discount, (key word there is little). He was fine after the surgery and was back to his normal self within a few days except for the ginormous stitches all down his stomach!!
He had to have these in for 14 days!

He didn't mind just relaxing and being pampered
The dreaded MARATHON...

I signed up for the marathon again this year....unfortunately. It came way too quick! I sign up for it every year and think that I am going to train and get so excited for it. Then all of the sudden October comes and I have not had time to train and I get so nervous. I was extra nervous this year because I knew it was going to be so hot, which IT WAS! It was so miserable with the heat but surprisingly I got my best time yet! I think it was due to my awesome cheerleaders!


We really wanted to take Claire to the rodeo this year because we thought she would love all the animals. She did like to watch the horses when she could see them but there were sooooo many people there we could barely see the arena! So we did not stay too long but we ended up going to the Lions Club Breakfast that Saturday and had a lot of fun! They had breakfast, petting zoo, pictures and little games for kids.

Claire loved all the animals
she thought the animals were hilarious!
The Big LAKE

This year for labor day we went to lake powell! Even though there were a billion people there we went out with some friends and had a blast! It is the first time we have been camping with Claire. We only went for one night but Claire had so much fun playing in the sand and the water. I don't think she has ever slept so good in her life! With the waves crashing and bright stars she sleep like a baby :) The next day we went out on the boat for a few hours and once again she slept the whole time. I think the sun and way the boat felt just put her in lull. We had so much fun and can't wait for next summer so we can go to the lake again.

Trevor & Claire sleeping on the boat

Trouble Trouble & More Trouble!

Claire is getting older and more curious! she gets into everything!! She is getting so smart. Some things she can do since our last blog is....

*took her first steps the day she turned 9 months
*now she can run!
*loves to climb on EVERYTHING!
*still has no teeth but can gum pretty much any foods
*loves easy mac & blueberry muffins
*can nod yes and no
*loves to play patty cake
*favorite song is ABCs
*loves to read books
*can say bite, mamma, dadda & baba
*can get up the stairs in about 10 sec & is starting to scoot down
*gives hugs, kisses & blows kisses to everyone! (even nessy)
*gives high fives
*is a dancing MACHINE!

She is getting so big and will be 1 in just a few weeks! I love seeing her get older and smarter everyday

she loves getting into the wipes!
Claire loves going to the park and has so much fun swinging