Friday, October 31, 2008

Costume Parade

Kaylie is Violet from Incredibles and Paige is a Fairy this year.
We are so excited about Trick or Treating tonight.
Jacob, Paige and I all went to watch the girls at their Halloween parade. Savannah
is a vampire this year.

Trunk or Treat

We all got to go the the church for Trunk or Treat. We played games (Jacob was incharge of the pumpkin toss game and he was so cute with all the kids acting like they were actually what they were dressed up as) Savannah, Hannah and Kaylie won goldfish again this year and we actually had somewhere to put them this time and they are still doing good. They had a spook alley and a jump house too. The trunks were all decorated fun and Paige was afraid of most of those. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Well I got it on her for three minutes.

Our Pumpkin Patch

Somehow we got all the pumpkins carved and lit outside before 7:30. Savannah, Hannah, and Kaylie made cat faces, Nate did the traditional scary face and Paige has a Dora face pumpkin.

We had the missionaries over for dinner tonight and I told the kids we would have to go to the pumpkin patch another night or we could go to SaveMart today and they all excitedly voted today! So they all got the pumpkins they wanted and we got home to work on them.

Circus Circus Festival

We got to go to two Fall Festivals! The biggest hit was the pony rides, holding the bunnies and cotton candy. The kids had fun together as they always do and we loved watching them smile.

Fall Festival

We all enjoyed the food, games, hair painting, and the hay ride. We got to work at Savannah and Kayie's booths, the girls loved helping.

Fall Festival Cake Contest

The girls really wanted to enter the contest again this year so Savannah decided to do a scarecrow head cake and Kaylie wanted to do a bat cake. They had a great time decorating them all by themselves. They love anything to do with baking and cooking. I love to teach them how to do things they are ready for. They didn't win but we had fun.

Matching Dresses

This year all the girls needed winter dresses so I got them all the same dress and they loved matching. They are all so pretty and they love eachother so much. I hope they will always be as close as they are now to eachother.

Hannah joined Gymnastics with us

I found a way to be able to sign up Hannah to Gymnastics and she is so excited. She is already caught up to Kaylie and loving the bars, vault and the balance beam. They are even on the high balance beam already and they do it very gracefully. The white specks is the chalk they put on their hands, they always use too much but they love it.

Second year of Volleyball

Savannah wanted to play volleyball again this year with the Veterans and she is having a good time. Her coach is Victor and there are six girls on the team. They get to play the entire hour of the games. They are all getting their serves over pretty consistently this year. Jacob helped her with her serve at the park last week so we will see if she can do it at the game tomorrow. She has two more games left. All of her sisters are eager to join the volleyball team next year too.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Student of the Month

Savannah was the first student of the month in her class. Her teacher Mrs. Grimes said that she didn't even have to think about who it would be because Savannah is the only student who has an A in everything including Effort. We are so proud of her and if it wasn't for my note and M&M's I snuck in her lunch it would have been a surprise. We all went to Chuckie Cheese to celebrate that night too. Good job Savannah!

Puppet Show

We finished earning our animal badge this week by doing a puppet show with animal puppets we made. The kids all got a turn to introduce their animal and share something that they learned about their animal. We are having lots of fun with Girl Scouts this year and I love spending time with the girls.

Family in Town

The Coopers and the Nelsons were in town and we had a great time getting together last weekend. We meet Caitlin for the first time. She is a very good and cute baby and we enjoyed her when she was awake (she is a good sleeper). Thanks for the visit we all enjoyed seeing you.


Savannah started her second year of volleyball and she is off to a good start. Instead of last year when we were a little surprised when she got her serve over or returned the ball this year we are surprised when she doesn't. She is having a great time with the team and since there are only six of them they all play the whole hour of three games. Savannah is trying all the sports this year.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Camping at Wishon

The Krumm Family Camping Trip started on Friday after work and we arrived late at Camp Wishon setting up Camp. After a few fingers bleeding from the hammering of setting up camp, the children enjoyed smores over a campfire. We stayed at site # 29 which gave us a ton of room and a huge climbing rock that preoccupied the kids throughout the day. See the children on top of the rock while Tara snapped the shot? That rock was a lifesaver and the children played many games up and down the rock face. The mosquitos were pretty bad, so we retreated many times to our tent over the table. We enjoyed the Nature Trail hike Sat. morning that twisted through wild berry bushes that were quite sour. On this adventure hike the children found a nice swimming/fishing hole that became the ultimate gettaway. The children retreated to this hole frequently. They loved dipping thier feet, throwing rocks at the fish and sticks for Buck to swim & grab. Buck and the Children had fun several hours getting wet! This fishing hole became our afternoon lunch getaway for the 2 days. We also drove to Camp Belnap where I camped as a kid for 5 summers and saw the Giant Sequoia Trees and my favorite fishing hole. It was a great trip! Tara and I had so many memories with the kids! Jacob

Cinderella lost her shoe

I was going through the girls clothes and Paige saw this dress and wanted it on. She then found her white dress up shoe but couldn't find the other one. The cept saying I lost my shoe over and over so I called her Cinderella and she loved that it is her favorite princess. She still wears that dress whenever she can around the house. This dress was Kaylie's dress from 2004 when Tanya and Billy got married. I can't believe that Kaylie was that little and that Paige is already that big.

Pinewood Derby

For Activity Days this year they had the girls make cars with their dads and race them. The race was all about the girls and they had fun. Jacob was the most enthusiastic dad though I was even asked to control him and I assured him that I couldn't. It didn't help that they got first place in five of the races. They worked on it together and had a good time doing it I loved that they got to do this together and that they were so successful.

Barnum and Bailey Circus

Last minute decision one school night was to go the the Circus. One of Jacob's friends gave us free tickets for the kids so we went. The girls had to finish homework and chores first and they got it done quicker than ever before. The biggest hit was the Elephants and the cotton candy. They had everything but the lion tamer it was fun and it was Jacob's first circus trip in his whole life!

Jacob's Birthday Party

We had family over for Jacob's Birthday party. We had lazagna his favorite. The kids all got him something from the store and that was the most entertaining part other than the "I'm Too Sexy" karayoke by Jacob. Savannah got him a reading light and a brain puzzle. Hannah got him a radio with headphones for him when he is working out and a multi tool. Kaylie got him Mike and Ikes and silly string which was used up by Jacob seconds after he opened it. Nate got him highlighters and a shoe polish kit. They picked them out on their own and loved giving it to daddy. After cake we started with karayoke and we had a great time Sam, Grandma Richards, Savannah, Kaylie, Hannah, Jeanne, Tara, and Jacob performed. Jacob was the life of the party of course and we all celebrated having him in our lives.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Girl Scout Co-Leader

Well I did it I got trained and I am a co-leader for fourteen girl scouts including my two brownies. Savannah still comes even though she is a Junior Girl Scout. We are having fun and the girls love that I am involved with them. We finished our science tryit by blowing up balloons using baking powder, we are working on the animal try-it and the Quest try-it also. The girls love learning new things and I love doing it with them.