Friday, November 20, 2009

Launching Pumpkins

Abbie's 5th grade class did a unit on simple machines. For the final project of that unit each student had to make a catapult that would launch either a marshmallow or a small pumpkin at least 15 feet. Abbie chose to do the pumpkin. She and Kent spent hours in the garage cutting, screwing, bolting, and launching. They practiced in the street several times launching all kinds of things with the neighborhood kids. It worked like a charm. Of course, the day of the launch it took 4 trys before they could get it to work...the pressure was too much! But finally success was theirs...her pumpkin went 45 feet 4 inches!

To say Abbie's was the biggest would be an understatment! Now we just have the task of taking it apart. (we just got a note from our HOA that we were in violation because some "wooden object is in view from the street")

Monday, November 16, 2009

Yummy Apples and Halloween

For the FHE before Halloween we made our yummy gormet caramel apples with toppings like mini m&m's, toffee, nuts, broken up pretzels and we top it all with a drizzle of milk chocolate and white chocolate.

For Halloween this year we had a chef, a cowgirl, a cheerleader, and one very excited pirate!

Monday, November 9, 2009

LHS Cheer

This year Kate and Claire (Claire wasn't old enough last year) did the Liberty High School Cheerleading Camp. They loved every minute of it. The week after the camp they showed off what they leaned at the football game half time show. That night happened to be FREEZING. I mean literally...we were numb. It was all we could do to make it to halftime. So, I didn't get pictures at the game, just a video. It was quite the night. Kent was out of town so I was by myself. By the time we were done we were all having a complete melt down, including me! We did end up taking some pictures at home after the game. They did a great job!

Isn't that just the sadest face! This is post melt down while trying to warm up.

Claire is on the left in the pink pants. Kate is next to her in the blue coat. I was cracking up at Claire giving the cheerleader a hug after each cheer...too cute!

Showing us their cheers up and close. Don't ever say my girls aren't coordinated!! Ü

Jake giving it a try!

A Fall Drive

On Conference weekend (yes, I know that was over a month ago Ü) we went for a beautiful Fall drive. Colorado is gorgeous, anytime of year, but especially in the Fall. I sure love spending time with my family. It was a fantastic day!

I love this girls cute little freckles sprinkled across her nose!