Friday was supposed to be our Ward Trunk-or-treat, but they canceled it just liked Katie's field trip, because it "looked like it might rain". It did rain a little bit in the afternoon. I couldn't believe that's what they were canceling for. In Kentucky at least it was snow. We're in a DROUGHT! Rain is a good thing! Anyhow they rescheduled the Truck or treat for this Wednesday when Craig's out of town so he won't get to wear his Coach Craig costume and I'm not going solo as a cheerleader (it's really only funny as a couple at this point). Katie decided to be Cinderella (thanks for the costume Yaya) and I'm pretty sure Taylor is still decided on Spiderman like at the Boo at the Zoo. Oh, Sunday we carved pumpkins and you can see the kids showing off the results(thanks for the Alaska T's mommo!).
Last night Craig had a business dinner so we got "Chick-a-Fil-A" and went Trick or Treating at the zoo! It was fun. The weather was nice and cool(60's)and we played at the park afterwards and came home in time for bath and bed! The only thing that wasn't so great were the smoking people at the playground. Actually not just AT the playground but actually ON the playground! I was irate!
This guy may be an awesome coach, but his coaching "uniform" always made me giggle! Would you rather have slightly scary pirate guy as your kids soccer coach at the YMCA or good old whitey whiterson Coach Craig? I think Coach Craig won out. A bunch of parents were asking if he'd coach next season. Unfortunately I don't think Katie'll be taking up soccer again next season, but he'll probably coach Taylor's team in the spring. He got a plaque and some gift cards as "thank you's" and one kids' dad even wants to take him out to lunch on Friday!
Here are some of our pix from our trip up to Grandfather Mountain (NC) and Chimney Rock (NC). We had such a great time. It would have been alot more fun if I WASN'T pregnant, but it was still really cool and I'm so glad that Steve suggested Grandfather Mountain. The weather was gorgeous. I was certainly a little too warm by the time we got to the top, but it wasn't sweltering. The colors were just beginning to change and the view was spectacular. We would have liked to have driven more of the Blue Ridge Parkway but with a car full of kiddos, we felt the need to make it a more direct route home. Thanks to Craig for driving all the tiny, curvy roads that made even him carsick. Thanks to the people at Goodyear for replacing our brakes before we left, we really tried them out on this trip! Thanks to Steve and Hailey for handing back all the snacks and switching over the movies. The cabin was so fun and had Craig I wising we were close enough so that we could all go in (in our dreams)on a family cabin on a lake with a hot tub and kayaks and canoes and rocks to throw in the water all day and a fireplace and a nanny to put the kids to bed (I did say in our dreams). To quote a great soundtrack (of a movie filmed in NC)"I... had....the time of my Liiiiiife!". Hee hee!
I have good reason for not updating the blog for the past week or two. We have been out having so much fun! Hailey, Steve and Jack came into town for a visit Oct 1st. We had such a great time celebrating my birthday with them! We also rented a cabin up in North Carolina for a weekend. I think we may have convinced them that a term spent in the Carolinas may not be to horrible! Steve was able to stay almost a whole week and we made good use of it. We also got to keep Hailey and Jack until this past Saturday morning. We took the boys to the pumpkin patch one morning and then the kids painted pumpkins(they can do that again now that the rain washed it off). We had such a great time that I'll include our pix of Grandfather Mountain and Chimney rock in the next blog. We are so glad they were able to come and are looking forward to the possibility of Steve's Post-doc being conducted in NC.
Established: April 29th 2000
Including: Craig, Amy, Katie and Taylor Starkey
Locations: From Provo. UT to Syrcuse, NY to Wooster, OH to Henderson, KY to Greenville, SC and now back up to the Great White North(basically from sea to shining sea).