Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brace yourself...Darling Pictures ahead!!

Isn’t he just the cutest!!? I know I am his mother and a little biased, but I just cannot get enough of this boy!! I can hardly imagine how we ever lived without him! He brings so much joy and happiness into our home! I don’t know how I got lucky enough to have such a good natured little boy! He is ALWAYS SOOO HAPPY!!! Just last night I woke up in the middle of the night because Matthew was laughing in his sleep!! He is always giggling, giving kisses, or doing his little babble! Matthew is officially 9 months old! Can you believe it!? Matthew is now on the move full speed! He mostly army crawls, but he is good at it! He is also starting to pull himself up on things, which means that today we had to lower his crib! What a big boy!!

All of these pictures were taken by my friend Kendra! Thanks for taking us with you!! You are so nice!! We are going to miss you soooo much!! And Matt will definitely miss Alayna!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween FHE!!

Last night was the BEST FHE EVER!!!! Mom planned the BEST Halloween Party! It was so fun!! The night started with the grandkids decorating bags for their candy. Then they got to play all sorts of games including Halloween Bingo, a trick or treat game, and a game where the adults had 40 seconds to grab as much candy as they could with their feet and put into the kids bags. Mom made cute little marshmallow ghosts and the kids had to eat it off of the string (Matthew even got in on that action!) The adults had powdered doughnuts tied to strings and they had to throw the doughnuts in the air and catch them in their mouths! It was so fun! The kids also got a chance to throw “eyeballs” into the witch’s cauldron. Last, we got to dress up grandpa as a mummy with toilet paper! Mom had the best prizes and cutest decorations! After the fun and games we had delicious chili, witch finger breadsticks, jack-o-lantern veggie tray, mummy celery sticks, home-made root beer, apple cider, and home made doughnuts!! What a blast!! We had such a great time!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trip To Paris!!!

Our family went on another vay-cay!! This time we went to Paris! It was wonderful! A little grape juice, french bread, grapes, and cheese! It was delicious! Matthew liked it too!! He kept trying to eat the whole loaf of bread! The only problem was we had a hard time choosing between "Mrs. Aris Goes to Paris," "Anastasia," or "Ratatouille." Our next destination is either India or Israel!

Monday, October 12, 2009


My big brother Ben got married this weekend and we couldn't be happier!! Everything was perfect! We are so glad to have Kristy in our family! She and Ben make a "perfect pair!" Here are a few pictures from the day!