Monday, September 29, 2014

First taste of Fall in Utah

 We checked Ellie out of school as a total surprise
to have a day of pumpkin picking
and a drive up the canyon.
The picking process is always very intense, as you can tell.
 We always hit the same house for a few of our pumpkins,
then a fun barn in Payson, the rest at the grocery stores.
But this house is always so festive and fun.
 I hope I'm passing on my love of Fall and 
Pumpkin picking 2014
Elliette had fun picking out some baby pumpkins.
She also was super excited we busted her from school.
 The baby pumpkins are so cute we want them all.
 Tibbal Fork Reservoir.
We have never been here before, I have no idea why, it's a short
drive up American Fork Canyon. 
 It was so pretty up there.
 Fooling around with Daddy.
 It's the most wonderful time of the year!
My happy time, Fall is my absolute favorite.
We didn't see much color,
but we went on the side of the canyon with mainly Aspens that
had started to turn bright yellow. 
I'm sure in the next week or so it will be Fall leaf peak time. 
 There are the cutest picnic areas all the way up the canyon.
A cute bridge to one of them.

 Tibbal Reservoir,
Alpine Loop American Fork Canyon
 Fall leaves crunching under our boots,
hot chocolates in hand and canyon drives.
Our favorite time of the year.

We have had our first glimpse of Fall with the weather this
last week.  You can see the leaves changing on the mountains and
all the pumpkin patches are setting up.
Jeremy and I actually had a day off together
(only due to the fact he has been really sick with a sinus
infection, he is on the mend but not 100% yet)
So since it doesn't happen very often I wanted to see
Tibble Fork, I had been seeing so many people posting
about going up there.  We stopped for pumpkins, lunch then
a drove up the canyon. It rained on us a bit, but then
let up and felt like the perfect Fall day.
Hopefully we can make it up again to see the leaves
when they have lots of color.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

First day of school

 Elliette's first day of school
 Look at our big first grader.
She was super excited for her first day of school,
her lunch packed for her first day eating at school too. 
 How is it possible she is in First Grade.
I swear we just brought her home from the hospital. 

 Emery was so excited for big sister.
She also couldn't wait for her first day back to preschool.
 Emery's first day of Preschool
 Oh Miss Emery you are getting too big too fast.
Pretty soon you'll be in school all day like big sister. 
 Eme was so excited to go back to
Mrs. Amber's class.
 Love her little leg pop.
Sending my babies to school
is so bittersweet.
Love seeing them excited for school, their teachers,
and friends, but I hate seeing them grow up so fast.

This is the real deal for Ellie this year.  School all day.
She is already loving school, we love her teacher, which was a
big relief.  She loves eating at school, packing it from home or
looking at the calender and see what they are having that day to
decide what one she wants.  She did really good memorizing her
school number for school lunch.  She's such a big girl.
Jeremy is home most of the school week and I'm working,
he's been so good to already have done homework with her
by the time I get home.
Emery loves playing at school, snack time and her teacher.
Luckily no homework for her yet.
Our little scholars.