Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Break 2012

Last weekend was Fall Break in Alpine School District. It was wonderful to have a break from work and I did some fun things and some necessary things. Overall I think I was pretty productive.

We went to Gardner Village to see the witches and Lila had so much fun. I know that she is not smiling in any of the pictures, but that is because she was "talking" to the witches or the pumpkins. She especially loved the petting zoo and feeding the goats and sheep. In the second picture I was trying to keep her head forward, because she wanted to look at the witch on the bike behind us. I guess I was somewhat successful.

 Lot's of people from my family came as well. Sydney didn't want to smile. Ha. 

I deep cleaned and organized my kitchen, bedroom, and family room. I labelled the remainder of my canisters that are on my kitchen counter. I had already done the flour and sugar ones. Now I just need one for my whole wheat flour.

I "created" several things starting with Lila's Halloween costume. It was supposed to be a Tinkerbell dress but she was not having it. Now it is just a skirt, but it looks super cute on her. I tried a new chocolate chip cookie recipe and now it is our favorite. I made whole-wheat rolls that I LOVE and an apple pie that is always a hit. We also carved a pumpkin for our front porch. I know it's a little early, but it was the best time for us to do it.

Finally, we went hiking up Battlecreek Falls. It was beautiful and fun and Lila was very excited to go at first, but it seems like she became immediately tired right at the beginning of the hike. :) She was even too tired to chew her string cheese. These pictures are not in order as you can tell from Lila's face.

 String cheese hanging out of her mouth. :)

This was her by the end of the hike. So cozy. 


  1. Great fall break! I love Gardner village! Glad you guys are doing well!

  2. Love the post. Looks like you guys had a great fall break! I'm so glad!!

  3. Girl! Love your bangs... and your little girl is such a cutie.

  4. Rachel was Tinkerbell for Halloween last year! Love it! (You and Micah are going as Wendy and Peter, right?)

    1. No. We would, but I have NO Wendy costume and Micah is already going as Charlie Brown in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". He's going to wear a sheet with a bunch of holes and carry a bag of rocks. The thing is Micah doesn't really like to dress up, so I'm just excited that he's willing to do that. :) I still have no idea what I'm going to be.

  5. Very FUN! When are we going to get together? I haven't seen you in forever and we are not that far away from each other now! -Colette