Painting pumpkins is fun!
Jordan building a railroad track.
Nicci made a super long necklace haha. She has taught both boys to do it too!
We went over to Roland and Patti’s house for one of the general conference sessions. We had lots of yummy food, treats and the everyone had a great time.
Getting ready for some smores.
Going to petco is fun!
Fun at walmart.
The kids love it when Eric plays with his rc car. Sometimes they get to try.
The boys started to play basketball.
I went on a field trip with Lionel and his class to the museum of natural curiosity. It was nice to chat with his teaches and other parents in his class. I really like his new teacher. It was fun to watch him interact with his friends. He is such a fun kid!
Yummy pizza close to where we live!
We finished the puzzle!
Love these two!
Getting ready for family pictures.
This boy loves face paint!
Painting pumpkins at the Lehi fun center.
We were booed by someone in our neighborhood! We got some yummy candy!
First basketball game for the boys!
Story time at the library….
Jordan was invited to a birthday party and got to wear his Halloween costume a little early!
Eric and his co workers had fun in Park City one afternoon!
We went to the Lehi fun center one evening. They have lots of fun things to do there now when its October. They still have all their fun rides, but also a corn pit, a maze, bouncy houses, face painting, lots of pumpkins and Jack O Lanterns and many other things. At first, Tyler wasn’t sure about the corn pit but after a while he warmed up and had lots of fun playing with a dump truck. He was a little scared of the pumpkins that moved and made noise at the entrance of the maze. Poor guy. Savannah loved the bouncy house that had princesses on it. She jumped in it for a long time. The three older kids loved to be buried in the corn, haha. It was a fun night. We will definitely be back again soon.
Taking a pic of Tyler haha
After we moved here I searched for a baby loss group to join here in Utah. The M.E.N.D group in WA was so helpful and I wanted something here too. Yesterday we attended our first “Walk to remember” here in SLC. It was held in the beautiful International peace gardens. It was a really nice afternoon. It was very healing to be there. I felt very supported by being around so many other families that have lost babies too. When we first arrived there, I got my t shirt I had ordered that had Oliver and many other babies names on it. Then we got to decorate a bag with Oliver’s name on it. Inside the bag we got a candle that we can light inside the bag on October 15th, which is the International day for pregnancy loss and infant loss. Everyone decorated their bags and put them down on the ground along the path that we were going to walk later.
They had a nice program with music, some short talks and a dove release. They also read the names of all the babies lost to the families that attended. Then we walked around the gardens and thought of our babies. We also got some treats at the end. <3 We love you to the moon and back Oliver!
We went to a park in Spanish Fork to watch a concert with the group Vocal Point one night. It was fun!
I love my Tyler!
We attended Gavin’s baby blessing one Sunday, and afterward we had some treats at a fun playground. A dog came running and the kids played with her for a little while.
Savannah loved this fall tree and also this cute small chair at the drs office.
Savannah loves the movie “Barbie and the nutcracker.” One day we went to Hobby Lobby and she got so excited when she saw this nutcracker!
Rain storm coming…
We have had fun with snap chat!
Aunt Marilyn playing with the kids!
Nicci got her first cavity 🙁
Last Friday we had a Merrill family party at our house. We were so happy so many people could come. It was fun to chat with everyone and show them our house.
We were so happy that Carrissa, Shanna and one of Shanna’s friends were able to come and stay with us for one night. We have missed them! They were able to be at the party, stayed the night at our house, and the next morning we went and visited Melissa in Provo that recently had her baby Parker. He is so cute! For lunch we stopped and had Zupa’s and then we went to SLC to stand in the stand by line to try to get into the women’s session of General Conf. Even though we were almost first in line we were not able to get in, but it was okay, we were able to watch it in the Tabernacle on temple square instead. My mom and sisters were able to get into the conference center because they had tickets. It was so fun to spend time with these girls!
When we were on our way to temple square we saw this bat!
My mom, me and some of sisters.
We went on a fun field trip with Savannah’s preschool class earlier this week. It was a beautiful and sunny day. It was nice to be able to get to know some of the other parents a little better. We went to an apple orchard and it was so fun for the kids to look at all the trees, pick their own apple and explore the farm. They also grew many other things like, peaches, cherries and pumpkins. They also had a fun play area there and we had a blast going down the slides together. Their shop was awesome. They sold so many things. Fruit, ice cream, fudge, cookies, donuts and lots, lots more. We absolutely loved their apple donuts and apple juice. I bought a whole dozen so that I could bring them home and share with everyone else later that day. We also bought some of their apple juice. It was a great day!
Tyler checking out the caramel apples.
Putting on their vests
To get to the apple orchard we got to go on a tractor-hay ride. The kids loved it!
The red barn shop.
Walking in the orchard.
Listening to some information about apple trees.
Picking her apple!
Haha I love how she put her hands on his shoulders.
Savannah climbed all the way to the top!
We went on this slide many times. Tyler loved it too.