Friday, October 23, 2009

1st Day of School

The boys finally had their 1st week of school...better late than never right? They were both thrilled to start and I'm enjoying not feeling guilty that I'm ignoring my children while I unpack! :) Carson goes to preschool at Logan's school for 3 hours/ 3days a week. It's so convenient that I can drop them both off at the same time and place. It's a fantastic school that has a wonderful reputation and so far we've been really pleased! We feel very fortunate that the home we fell in love with is located in such a great district!

My big 1st grader!

My cute preschooler!

So excited for their 1st day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Summer Day at the Pumpkin Patch?

I was feeling a little sad about missing Fall in Minnesota and our annual trip to Lendt's Pumpkin Patch w/ our friends, when my neighbor told me about Apple Annies. I'm so glad she did because we had such a nice day! The weather was in the 90's...a little different than we're used to, but still nice. They have a HUGE corn maze and all the fun stuff you'd expect at a Pumpkin Patch. The only difference was we had shaved ice instead of apple cidar! :) It's nice to know they still celebrate Fall traditions here in the south. Now what am I going to do about Christmas?!;)

Forget snow in AZ we make corn angels!

Logan wanted to be buried in corn!

This is not just ordinary kettle's caramel kettle corn...yummy!

Look at all those sunflowers!

This is the corn maze that we did...pretty impressive huh?

My fearless leaders in the corn maze!

Uh Oh...if you read the sign it says we've reached the farthest point off the correct path. Can you say LOST?

London's having fun!

Hayride out to the pumpkin patch.

Nice stash boys!

Daddy found the perfect one!

Smile boys! Fall in AZ isn't so bad after all!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our Traveling Summer

I'm blogging...w/ pictures...can you believe it?:) Sorry for the extremely long delay between posts, but I've been busy and homeless...remember? Also, let me apologize in advance for the obscene amount of pictures in this post, but I have 2 1/2 months of catch up to do here people! I was thinking about splitting this up, but i wasn't sure where to seperate it sooooo you're getting it all in one sitting! Sit back and grab a might be here a while! haha

Our 1st stop on our extended vacay was to the family cabin in Utah for the "BIG" Stewart Reunion. We do this every other year and it is always a blast! It's so fun to get the kids together w/ Weston's cousins and their families. A whole lotta Stewarts' equals a ton of fun!

Weston and I on our hike. Weston did a pretty good job taking this don't ya think?

This is Carson w/ his cousin's little boy Ty. Believe it or not they are only 2 weeks apart in age! Jen and I have taken pictures of them together at every reunion since they were born and Ty has always been about twice Carson's size!

Carson loooooves this swing! Who knew something so simple could be so much fun!

These wild flowers are all over the mountain.

With Weston's parents at Cedar Breaks.

I love this picture! There's nothing sweeter than a daddy cuddling w/ his baby.

On our drive back to Vegas we stopped at Zions National Park.

This is how we spend most of our time in Vegas!

The boys and I then headed to Oregon while Weston went to work in New Mexico.

Here I am w/ my dad and brother and all of our kids.

My mom w/ London.

While there I got to see several of my favorite girls from High School! Haven't we aged well? :) We had several dinners together and my favorite was our "mom's" slumber party! Miss you girls already!

While we were there my mom celebrated her 60th birthday! I hope I have her beautiful skin when I'm that age!

My mom and I took the boys to a county fair. Needless to say it made us REALLY miss the Minnesota State Fair! Not to sound snobby, but once you've had the best it's hard to go back! The boys just assumed that all fairs were supposed to be the size of a small city! Needless to say they still had fun!

After 5 weeks in Oregon we headed back to Vegas.

My friend Jen was in Vegas for the weekend so we went out to P.F. Changs...yummmm!

We decided that instead of spending the week in the hot Vegas sun we would head back to the cabin and see the fall colors. I had to get my leaf peeping in since I missed my Minnesota fall. Have I told you just how much I LOVE fall in Minnesota?

On the way there we stopped at this fun museum in St. George.

Here are some fun pics from our hike at the cabin. The aspen trees were beautiful!

London is snug as a bug in a rug!

On our last day in Vegas I put London in the pool. Surprise! He loved it. I guess he's going to be a fish just like his big brothers!

We spent a few more days in Vegas was finally time to head to Tucson!! It was a fun, crazy, busy, few months and I'm so thankful for the time we got to spend w/ family and friends. However, it is sooooo nice to have a home again and just stay put for a while. I need a vacation from my vacation!!