September 28, 2008

Fall Festival 2008

Ahhhh... Fall Festival, are there any other 2 words in the English dictionary that sound more fun than that?? Okay, maybe, but for now, it's the most exciting thing in our lives. Here in Cache Valley, we have this historical working farm that literally takes you back into the pioneer period. The American West Heritage Center has farm animals, covered wagons, oprah house, really old looking houses, and handcarts. Saturday was their Fall Festival, and of course, we went! The price was resonable for something that allows you to have in and out priviliges, a huge corn maze (more on that later), live bands, and activites for the kiddos. Time for picture share!

A yummy bucket full of apples...

Sean learning how they used to make apples ciders (with an apples press)

So my kids grew up in silicon valley, not on a ranch like those punks over at The Pioneer Woman, so this is how he rode a horse... i mean pony

To add to his many talents (pretending, playing nintendo, making his sister nuts), he decided to pick up a bow and arrow

Here is one of Sami just being oh-so-cute

Jumping off a hay fort at the end of the day, is there any other way to finish off the festival?

September 22, 2008

First Day of Fall

This is our first fall in Cache Valley and the leaves on the mountain are changing colors already. We decided to take a Sunday Family Drive up to see the beautiful colors. Sean was not feeling so well so he had to carry his spuge bucket ( very essential for sick kids or those who get car sick easily.) The road was rocky and bumpy but we did make it eventually and it was beautiful! We saw leaves of all sorts of colors, but they were mostly maple trees (seeing how the place was called Maple Bench!)

Around here, they have these things on the ground call "cattle guards." They are basically widely spread slats of metal to prevent cattle from crossing it. Humans with large feet could easily cross them with no problem, but if you are humans with small feet, "cattle guards" proved to be problematic. As demonstrated here....

This is the how those of with small feet feel after crossing the guard:

(I didn't get a picture of her falling in, because, HELLO! too busy laughing!)

September 16, 2008

A Special Foofa Request

A sweet customer, Tammi, asked me to make this Foofa outfit for her darling little daughter to wear for her birthday. She wanted a stripe work twirl skirt to match her Foofa applique tee. It was daunting to find all the pink fabrics to match but I knew all I had to do is diving into my fabric stash. The twirl skirt is a double layer skirt, with 4 different type of fabric on the top layer to make up the stripe work. This skirt is made with yards of fabric to insure maximum twirlability! (yes that is a word in my book) The whole outfit just turned out so cute and I hope she had a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

September 15, 2008

BabyGap & GapKids Casting Call

I got the email for a Gap casting call, and I thought it would be fun to enter! I mean sure it would be nice to see your kid in national ads, but really I want a trip to San Francisco! That's only 45 minutes from my mom, and it would be really nice to visit her. Samantha grace her smile for 1 picture, and luckily I got it on my rebel. I used the 50mm lens because the background is not something to be desired and I need a large apature to blur out the background. After some photoshop magic, and viola... here is the end result. Not bad for an amateur right?

September 7, 2008

Meeting Eliza...

I finally took the kids to meet their brand new cousin, Eliza. She was born on Wednesday September 3rd, at 3 weeks early. At a healthy 7 pounds 6 ounce, I bet her mom was glad that she came early :) The reason she is under that hediuous aqua blue thing is she is a bit jaundice, and is getting light treatment. I still wanted to get pictures anyways. I will be going back when she is done, to take her picture for the birth announcement, let's hope she will cooperate with me then. Congrats to the proud parents: Blaine and Lindsey.