Monday, October 31, 2011


This is how we started the night...

Koby the Bum
Lincoln the Frog
Anna Craig as Princess Leia
Luke Craig as Luke Skywalker
Our little Trick-or-Treaters...

After each house Koby had to say, "Thanks for the candy. I love you."
Linc enjoyed the ride
We came home to check out the goodies, enjoy some hot chocolate, and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas...

And this is how we ended the night...

...sugar overload and lack of sleep!


Last Monday we headed to Mabey's Pumpkin Patch. Getting two kids fed and out the door is a little rough sometimes....We arrived at the pumpkin patch to find it closed for the night. So we decided to go bowling instead.

If you know Koby, you probably know he has a weird obsession with bowling. Everything is a bowling ball and there are always imaginary bowling pins in the distance... weirdo. Koby had a fun little date with his dad while Linc and I people watchednothing like people watching at a bowling ally :)

Friday, we got a little earlier of a start and made it to the Pumpkin Patch! Something to remember for next year... if you go the weekend before Halloween the pumpkins will most likely have warts or butt cracks! Lincoln missed out on his first Pumpkin Patch experience but Koby had enough fun for the both of them. He even told the Pumpkin girl "Thank You! I love you!"

Friday night Em and Shane came over and carved pumpkins with us...

One last thing to remember for next year....Don't buy Halloween candy until Halloween Day. We feel sick....

Lisa and Dave's Wedding

Lisa and Dave got married on October 21st in the Sacramento temple.  About a week before the wedding, my dad, mom, and Sherry came out to Utah for Lisa's bridal shower and Utah reception.  Karen did not come because she had school or something lame like that (excuses, excuses).  It was a crazy week, and we weren't all that directly involved with the planning, setting up, tearing down, etc.  I can't imagine how stressed my mom, dad, and Lisa were.

Apparently the shower was pretty fun.  My mom won the "What random crap do you have in your pursue game."  When I came to pick up Megan and Lincoln I was shown a few presents that my sister received that I wish I would have never seen.  Nonetheless, I am glad everything went well.  During the shower, My Grandpa, Uncle, Caden, and Koby went to McDonald's.  We were planning on going bowling after, but the kids were having too much fun playing on the playground.  I seriously can't believe how disgusting those places are, but Koby was having a blast with all the other dirty little kids, so oh well.

Lisa and Dave's pre-wedding reception they had up in Draper was really nice.  They had a waffle company cater.  It was delicious.  I wish I had some of those waffles right now.

Koby got a little crazy, so I took him outside after about 30 minutes or so.  There was a football practice going on and Koby had a blast watching that.  After the practice was done one of the players stuck around to practice punting.  Koby ran on the field and got about 20 feet from the kid and started yelling, "Good job!  Score a touchdown!"  It was pretty funny.

Four generations of Huntington boys
The day after the Utah reception we drove to California for the actual wedding.  We left at about 7pm Wednesday night and made it all the way to South Jordan before we had to stop for a bathroom and food break.  The rest of the trip went ok.  There were a fewKoby freak outs and a couple times when Lincoln woke up, but overall it wasn't terrible, aside from the lack of sleep.

We got to Elk Grove around 5:30am.  I stayed up with Koby and played with him.  My mom has a ton of toys from her daycare, so Koby always has a fun time there.  I tired to sleep a little, but Koby didn't let me.  The second my eye would start to shut, Koby would yell, "Wake up Daddy and play with me!"  Good times.

Later that day, Lisa went to the temple for her endowment.  We were sad that we couldn't go, but I was really happy for Lisa.  It is fun to see how much she has grown up.

That night we went out to the Old Spaghetti Factory with Dave's family for dinner.  It was fun getting to meet all of them.

The next day was Lisa's wedding.  It was a pretty stressful morning.  My parents, Megan, Lincoln, and Lisa left for the temple about 5 minutes before Koby, Sherry, Karen, and I did.  I think it took us 25 minutes to finally get more than a mile away from our house because my mom or Lisa would call with something they forgot and would ask us to go back and pick it up.  It's all good though, because by some miracle we made it to the temple with time to spare. 

The sealing was great.  I don't really remember what our sealer said when Megan and I got married, so it's always nice to go to other sealings and really listen to the things they say.  It was nice to see how happy Lisa and Dave were, you could really see how much they love and care about each other.

The reception that night was fun.  It was great to see family and friends that we hadn't in awhile.

The next day we just hung out and ate leftover wedding food all day.  That evening, before we headed back to Utah, we went to the park with my parents.  The parks in Elk Grove are awesome.  I am yet to see a park in Utah that compares.  Koby had a blast running around with my dad, and Lincoln had fun with Grandma Takako.

We hopped into the car not too long after getting back from the park.  It was a short trip, but a good one.  We were all exhausted from all the festivities.  I think I was about ready to pass out about an hour into the drive.  Let me tell you, I think driving while you are sleepy is one of the worst forms of torture imaginable.  With the help on sun flower seeds, two 5-hour energy's, and 40 ounces of Red Bull, 12 hours later we finally made it home... just in time for the kids to wake up and not let us sleep for another several hours.  Gotta love traveling with kids :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

A day in the life...

6:25 a.m. the day begins with a little face next to the bed, "I need to put on my contacts mom!"

All this is in between...

(About) 10 am....James receives a text..."James, can you work through your lunch and get off early? I am about to have a meltdown!"

Add an accident, 2 band-aids, something broken, 2-3 baths, and a whole lot of swallowed gum.

8:30 p.m. the day ends with, "Guess what mommy and dad....I love you!"

I guess I can do it again tomorrow.

Linc The Tank

Guess who can sit up all by himself...

Pretty impressive for a 4 1/2 month old his size! Linc was killing our backs. Oh yes, life just got better:)

How cute is this little chunk? Or as Koby calls him, "Linc-a-dee". He brightens up our day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Cougar Run

This past Saturday we did another 5k with a bunch of awesome folks with Run for Innocence.  It was a blast, although it was freezing cold.  Luckily Scott let me borrow a beanie and gloves (Megan used the gloves for the last half of the run).

We had to get to the race a bit early to hand out some t-shirts.  I felt bad for Lincoln and Koby.  They were both wrapped up so tight in blankets they looked like they were in cacoons.  I guess that's better than hypothermia. 

The race was fun.  Megan, Emily, the boys, and I ran together the entire time.  Koby had fun looking at all the people cheering.  Towards the end Koby started asking if he could run, so we let him run the last quater mile.  He did really well.  He actually went back out onto the track several times and ran more.  I bet if we let him, he could have ran the entire thing!

Here are some more pictures of the race:

Afterwards we went to the Homecoming parade.  The kids had fun catching candy.  Me on the other hand, I just stood there freezing to death while holding lincoln for a couple hours wondering what the purpose of parades were.  Maybe a parade at Disneyland would be cool, but I don't get too excited about seeing the BYU social Science Club marching by.  Although the Quils and Swords club was awesome... those kids are so cool :)

After the parade we went to Dehn and Catherine's to warm up and have some hot chocolate.  They have a hot chocolate machine called the "Cocomotion," it is amazing!  Pefect tempurature and it isn't lumpy.  Nothing worse than lumpy hot chocolate.  Anyway, the kids warmed up by playing in the bath.  Overall, besides freezing to death, it was a really fun day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Glow Stick Fun

So my sister Rachel found this cute idea online....Glow-In-The-Dark bath time. Since our boys LOVE bath time we thought we'd have a fun little Family Night tonight. It was a BLAST!