Friday, October 30, 2009

Ramey Halloween Party

We had our 3rd Annual Ramey Halloween Party on Wednesday. I was so excited because I was able to curl Mara's hair!!! It took at least 20 minutes and a TON of hairspray, but it looked great! Too bad it didn't last very long :(
Here are my Sleeping Beauty & Iron Man, ready for the party.
She begged and begged for us to get a crown that matched her dress and then she only wore it for a few pictures. Crazy girl!
A Witch & Sleeping Beauty
We had pin the nose on the Pumpkin. I'm not sure who won, but it was fun anyway.
My mom - The Hippie!
Pat decided to let his hair grow out for the occasion.
After some scary stories in the dark we got a picture of all who dressed up.
We sure missed you Lisa & Max and hope that you're feeling better soon.

Sweeney Todd

Last Friday we were able to go as a family to see Sweeney Todd: In Concert, because my brother JD was in it!! It was at the 'castle' amphitheater in the freezing cold, but we had fun anyway with our hot chocolate!
Chris, Mom, JD aka 'Scary Man', Me, Pat, & Brent.
(Lisa took the picture)
It was fun to be able to get out and do something with my family :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Tuesday night while daddy was at class we got the two little pumpkins off the porch and the kids painted them! I had to strip Mara down because she has ruined some clothing with paint in the past, it's a good thing I did it, she had paint all over her chest!
Mara and her finished pumpkin.
Xander with his bat & moon pumpkin!

Wednesday morning Pat got the big ones out and carved them! Xander drew a picture of what he wanted it to look like and Pat carved it for him!
Here's Mara's: she drew the eyes (4 squished together) and I did the nose and mouth, and Pat carved.
The kids didn't like the pumpkin guts, really what kid would. But Mara kept on saying "I don't like the guppies" and pointing to the pumpkins. So we had to keep reminding her that it was called 'guts' and not 'guppies'.
What a silly girl!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Week Long Birthday!

Last Tuesday we had Pat's parents over for dinner and they brought Xander his birthday gifts (since they were going out of town) Mara was such a good sister by helping him open his gifts :)
He got an awesome Lego set, a GI Joe T-Shirt and Transformers PJ's. Grandpa even helped Xander put most if it together!!!!
Thanks again Grandma & Grandpa. We Love You!!!!
On Wednesday Night we took the kids to the new Pirate Island!!
It's decorated so well that it makes you feel like you stepped right into the Pirates of the Caribbean!!!
They even give the kids free tokens :)
We were joined by Pat's sister Lana & her family!
Maddox & Mara!
Maddox, Noah, Xander & Mara
Thanks for sharing a fun night with us!
After we ate, we headed over to the arcade and Xander took part in his favorite game: Ski ball!
After Pirate Island we took the kids and Noah to the dollar theater to see the new Harry Potter. Noah loved it, Xander fell asleep at the end and Mara was an absolute MESS!!!!!! I will never take her to a movie again!!!!!!!
Friday morning (his actual birthday), Pat had to go to work early, so we pulled out the presents while I was still in bed! And he got yet another Lego!!
That afternoon I took him to see my friend Stefanie and get his hair cut!
I love the spiky look, too bad his hair is thick like mine so it lays flat within an hour!
After Pat got out of work, we gave him our last present. Yes, a Lego set!
After dinner we headed out to Pat's brother Morri's house. We watched Land of the Lost and had ice cream shakes :) And Xan got another Lego :)
Sunday was the Ramey family birthday celebration. My sister Karri loves making cakes and let Xander take charge of the cake :)
He got his last Lego set and a Snuggie & some clothes from my mom. A ton of Star Wars stuff from Karri, the movie Monsters VS Aliens from JD & Chris.
The finished product:
Happy Birthday Xander!! I hope you had a great week!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Big 6!!!

I can't believe it's been 6 years since this little boy came into our lives. I've made it easier for myself and just picked pictures from the past Octobers. It's amazing how fast kids grow.
What a chunker!! (He was 9 pounds)
He loved his Pooh Bear and would take it EVERYWHERE
He LOVES to play with trains
And to be SILLY
He LOVES to be outdoors
And to use his imagination with LEGOS
Xander: I love you and I'm SO lucky to be your mother.


Monday, October 12, 2009

It's Been Awhile

I've realized the past few weeks that I haven't really felt like I needed to take pictures of anything. Life here has been fairly routine. Xander LOVES school and is excited to go everyday, Mara is Mara, she loves playing with her princess toys and watching princess movies. Pat has school Monday & Tuesday nights for the semester and I've been watching my friends daughter during the days while she's in school. So, we're keeping busy. Here are a few pictures I've found that I never posted.
Mara found her winter things in the closet and thought it was time to go "play in the snow".
This picture was taken in August
A Sneak Peek at Halloween:
I am an Activity Days leader in my ward for the 8 & 9 year old girls. In September we went to the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and did a little photo shoot. I love my girls and they keep me on my toes.
We went to our Cabin on Conference Sunday and because of the storm, we closed it up for the winter. It's always sad when this happens because we love to go there, but it's totally non-accessible in the winter, so we'll be back in the Spring.
On October 1st, I got my Cricut out and made this banner and cut out some fun things for our kitchen window.
Oh ya, I don't really feel like posting pictures, but we (meaning my mom) had to get a new dishwasher and flooring in the kitchen because the old dishwasher was leaking. It all took about 2+ weeks to get it ripped up, dried out, and installed. I'm just happy that the kitchen is back in working condition :)
Hopefully I'll start taking more pictures soon. Until then....