Monday, October 29, 2007

"Random Thoughts" By Collin Jensen

The following are all comments overheard by Collin, mostly out of the blue.
"You knock me out of peanuts."

"We should have a party outside. We could throw playdoh at each other. That would be fun!"

"I love Carlee. She's so gorgeous."

"Do I look handsome?"

"How many bites of this until I can have candy?"

"I don't know much about girls. I don't know thier names. I can only say grrrrsss."

"Do I take showers to get the fleas off?"

"Whoever has a square TV wins. Whoever has a circle TV loses."

"Carlee sure talks alot."

"I love everybody!"

"I'm the teacher. Today I'm going to teach you about cleaning. You need to clean the whole house...I don't clean, I'm the teacher!"

For Collin's first primary program he had to learn the line, "When I follow the example of Jesus Christ my faith grows." He had it down so when his leader tried to whisper his line to him he said,
"You don't have to tell me that!"

"I forgot to tell you one more thing! I love you. I'll miss you, bye."

Sunday, October 28, 2007

One Long October Weekend

Darkness, smoke, flashing lights. Eerie sounds, strange creatures grabbing at you from the darkness. Scary scenes, music, and screams. This was my Thursday night. I've never been to a haunted house before so I made Eric take me to one in Idaho Falls. It was called Dr. Slaughter's House of Terror and it was better than I expected it to be. It wasn't cheesy, just spooky. We had to wait in line for a long time but twice they had some teenage kids entertain us on a little stage with dance routines to "Thriller" and another Halloween song. They were really good although I don't know how they could keep straight faces throughout the whole thing. When we went in they had a security guy telling us a little about what would go on in the haunted house. He told us not to hit or swear at the actors. I guess some people have been so scared when they pop out right in their faces that the actors have been whacked a few times. All the passageways were really creepy and with some of the lighting they used I couldn't see some of the scary guys until they were right in my face or right behind me. My throat was a little sore when we got done because of all my screaming although Eric, being my big protector, said he wasn't scared at all.
On Saturday Eric and I took the kids to the Halloween carnival in Arco. Collin almost didn't want to go in because they had smoke and lights in the entrance. He thought it was too spooky but we convinced him to go in anyways. They had games set up in different classrooms and some of them were dark so Collin was a little apprehensive to go in again. He has been scared of everything lately! He ended up having fun though and winning some prizes. Carlee wasn't too happy waiting in some of the lines and since I already experienced her impatience I knew what to expect. Eric on the other hand was getting frustrated with her. Carlee wanted to get down and do her own thing, she does not like being contained at all. Both of the kids loved the fishing game the best and had to do it three times. The kids weren't there that long but they had fun.
Sunday evening grandma Christensen came over to our house to carve pumpkins. I told Collin earlier that week that we would carve pumpkins on Sunday so he kept on asking when Sunday would get here. Then at least five times that day I had to hear, "Is it time to do pumpkins yet?" After all that waiting he wouldn't help me with them. He wanted to watch cartoons instead, the little stinker. He loved them when they were done though and did help me clean the seeds so I guess that's something. Carlee loved them too after we put the lights in them and turned down the lights.

Our pumpkins with changing color lights.

Mom's kitty face pumpkin.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Spooooky House!

October Fun
Collin was so excited to make his first spooky gingerbread house! He chose the colors and what to put on it...

...and he decorated one side of the house all by himself!

He said his ghost looked like he had been shot and he called the little colored candies "paintballs".

And of course he had to sample the frosting and candy!
Collin says thank you to grandma Christensen for buying the house kit and helping him put it together.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Lil' Cowgirl Pics

Yee haw!

Local Wildlife

Eric looked out the window yesterday and this is what he saw. We get to see deer all the time over here but I still get excited every time I see one . Especially when they walk casually down the road in front of our house.
The kids love to watch for animals on their way to grandma Jensen's house because we always see something whether it's deer, bunnies, birds, a fox, or whatever. Carlee even loves to see all the local cats and dogs running around the road. (Especially her uncle Gary's dog, Duke, a short basset hound that looks too fat to move.) They also love to look at the horses and antelope on their way to grandma Christensen's house. Mom slows down to let them look closer if there is no traffic behind her. We love our local wildlife!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Random Pics

Collin loved making Halloween cookies. Especially eating his favorite part: the frosting! He won't even eat the cookie.

Collin acting "spooky" and giving the skeleton a kiss.

Little Carlee jabbering at the skeleton and letting her baby kiss him.

Carlee talking to Collin using her finger to get her point across.

Both kids love when I check the mailbox. Any junk mail is their mail so they get excited to see what new mail treasures will come to them next.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Harvest Fest 2007

This Saturday we decided to check out the Harvest Fest in Idaho Falls. It was a nice sunny day and we were geared up for fun. Collin checked out most of the carnival games first where he was awarded with candy and trinkets. Carlee on the other hand was having no fun and was throwing a complete tantrum. I don't really know why she was carrying on like that except that she wanted to run off and explore but we were keeping her corralled close to us. She'd rather be a free spirit ready to explore on her own.
Next it was time to explore the hay maze. Collin zipped through it twice before Carlee and I made it to the end. She started getting a little annoyed that she picked paths with dead ends.

We had to wait in line for quite some time for the kids to go in the big jump house. Collin waited patiently for his turn while he watched the other kids jump around. Carlee on the other hand was throwing another tantrum because she had to wait in line. Once they both got in there they had a blast although it was hard getting them out when their turn was over.

They had a stage with live music that both of the kids loved. They were shaking their booties and having a good time.

Carlee loved the pumpkins and had to give one a hug.

We had to wait in line again to let the kids go on the little tractor train. (By this point I was wondering if bringing Carlee was a good idea, my oh my that child has no patience!) They had fun though once they got on although Collin kept looking back at us to make sure we could see him and that we were still there.
We had a delicious feast of dutch oven cooking; chicken, baked beans, potatoes, yummy! Then we received samples of deep fried cinnamon rolls which were actually really good.

The kids wanted to play after they ate so we spent some time on the toys. Carlee kept pointing at a little boy who had Lightning McQueen from Disney Pixar's movie "Cars" on his shirt. (Her favorite movie!) Collin went down the fire pole for the first time and thought he was very big stuff.

We ended the fun by playing by the Snake River. Both kids love throwing rocks so this was a real treat for them. All in all we had a good time exploring Freeman Park and the Harvest Fest.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Carlee!

Carlee loved the Cinderella cake that grandma Christensen made for her. She especially loved that it spins! Check out the birthday cake link at the bottom to see her reaction.

Carlee wasn't really sure how to open presents. Luckily she had lots of Kaitlyn and Collin help.

Carlee with the toy grandma and grandpa bought her from IKEA. (I want to go there!)

Carlee with her princess musical toy. She loves music so I knew she would love it.

Hugging her new slippers from Kaitlyn and Tauna.

Hugging her new princess bear.

All the kids loved the Chicken Little book from grandma and grandpa Brewer. It had musical buttons so Carlee really loved it!

The prince and princess. Little Carlee wouldn't keep a crown on her head ofcourse but these two wore them for a little while. Collin had fun making his girlie hat. (He told me it was the best!)

Check out these links to see some of the birthday fun!

Collin and Carlee playing with birthday balloons

Carlee spinning her Cinderella cake

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Goin' to the Dogs!

The only way these kids get to have a dog in the house is if they pretend that they are doggies (unless Rowdy visits). Maybe someday they can have one outside if their dad would ever agree. He's pretty adamant on not having any pet. So for now I have two little puppies running around the house, one named macaroni. Collin didn't give Carlee a name yet.
Collin loves to play fetch.

They both love to drink water out of bowls. I probably shouldn't let them but they have a good time.

They even play doggies at grandma Christensen's house.

They like to play doggie parlor too and brush each others "coats". None of the pictures turned out of them brushing each other because they were too wiggly and laughing too hard.