Sunday, October 31, 2010


This year for Halloween I thought it would be fun to try and make a costume for Isaiah. It was a lot of fun and turned out pretty cute, or at least I thought so. It was a lot more cute in person watching him waddle around in it. :)
I realized that Halloween was on Sunday this year and was wondering if there was even going to be an occasion for Isaiah to wear his costume. Luckily the ward had a trunk or treat so we decorated our trunk and put on our costumes and went to trick or treat in the church parking lot. :) We had a lot of fun trying to decide how to decorate our trunk and I think our trunk turned out really awesome. If they would have been giving out prizes I think we would have one first place. It was really disappointing when we showed up and not too many other adults were dressed up with their little kids. Also there were a lot of people who didn't even dress up or decorate their trunks. So maybe we went a little overboard, but we had a lot of fun in the process. Oh well. Live and learn I guess. We have never been trunk or treating before, so I guess we aren't really to blame. I just wish people would be a little more festive sometimes though.
I know none of our costumes really go together, Isaiah was a giraffe. I was a black cat, and Casey was Nacho Libre (sort of.) Once he saw that hardly anyone else had on costumes he took off his mask. So I didn't get any pictures of him in his costume. I'm just glad all our costumes were really cheap, so it didn't really matter much. :)
I was really amazed at how well Isaiah did wearing his costume. I thought for sure he would be ripping the horns and ears off of his head, but he kept them on the whole time. Prior to Halloween I had been letting him wear the head band...trying to get him used to it. I would tell him that he looked cute! Then he would run over to the mirror and say cute. I guess it must have worked because he just loved waddling around in his costume all night long. I was also really surprised at how much he actually liked the trick or treating. I didn't think he would really get into it that much since he is so young, but he loved holding his bucket and going around getting "snacks" and "treats." I gave him a few pieces of candy throughout the night and he would say "mmmmm." I guess I was wrong to think that he was too young to enjoy Halloween because he sure had a lot of fun. We even got him to say "Haween". I wish we would have gotten a video of it all. Enjoy the pictures.

Isaiah ready to go trick or treating!

He couldn't wait to get out the door.

Waiting for all the fun to start.

Daddy somewhat in his costume.

I think he was searching for the jungle. :)

Happy Halloween!

Momma and Zaya ready for trunk or treating

Our scary trunk!

We had a tombstone that said "RIP Mr. Bones" and "This man died in this car"

Zaya taking a break from trick or treating. We put him in the stroller because he likes it and wouldn't run off. :)

Another scary view of our trunk.

Baby Giraffe and his daddy

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little Man and Pumpkin Carving

On Saturday we took a little trip up a little ways north to Floyd Lamb park. It is a really nice park here in Las Vegas that we had never heard of or been to before. It cost $6 to get in, but there were really nice ponds for Casey to fish in. It was a beautiful day to sit outside on the grass and watch daddy fish. I loved it because being there felt a little more like Idaho with all the trees and grass. It is the nicest park I have been to here. Isaiah enjoyed being outdoors, pushing his stroller, chasing the ducks and geese, seeing all the puppies, and learning how to fish. :) He is already so much like his dad. 
We finally went and got Isaiah a new church outfit, because he is getting so big that his belly was sticking out of his other one. I think he is so handsome. I am surprised that I actually got a good picture of him smiling, because it was time to go down for a nap. Our church is at 2:00, right when Isaiah goes down for his nap. This makes for a very interesting time at church and one exhausted boy and parents by the time we get home. This past Sunday Isaiah was so tired that he fell asleep on Daddy's shoulder as he carried him in from the car. Poor boy. It will be nice once he can finally go to nursery next month.
This year we decided to wait a little closer to Halloween to carve our pumpkins so that they would still look good on Halloween. I remember the last time we lived in Vegas we did it a few weeks before and by the time Halloween got here our pumpkins were starting to get all mushy. I am not sure if this was because it is hotter here or what, but hopefully they will last at least a week this time. :) I am pretty proud of our work. Isaiah really likes the "punkins" as he calls them. He loved going outside to see them and wanted to do it all night long. I think he liked the candle lights inside because he started crying when I blew them out and told him that the pumpkins were going night night.
Something Isaiah is constantly doing is rearranging my  shoes. He will move them all around on the shoe rack, stack them on the toilet, and bath tub. The thing he does the most though, is stack them like this on the bed, and it just cracks me up. He will put them on the bed, then take them back to the shoe rack, then put them back on the bed, then throw them on the floor. It seems I am always looking for my shoes. I'm just glad he likes playing with some of the things we already have so we don't have to buy him so many toys. 
Handsome Isaiah in his new church clothes
My Handsome Boys!!
Isaiah ready to fish at  Floyd Lamb Park in Las Vegas
Isaiah learning how to turn the reel
 Isaiah thinks its fun to put our shoes in a line, on our bed, every day
Pumpkin carving at the Davis home
Casey's Pumpkin
Rachel's Pumpkin
Spooky Cat and Head with Bugs

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Fun

We have been trying to find some fun things to do here in Las Vegas. We went down to the Belagio gardens and the Belagio fountains a couple weeks ago. These are probably my favorite part of the Las Vegas strip. I love it because it is free, and they are always changing the gardens so it is so fun to see what they are doing every season. I guess being a horticulture major probably has something to do with why I love it so much. I love the huge flower arrangements they always have there. If I ever have to work outside of the home this would be something I would love to do!
 Isaiah liked the fountains and probably would have danced to the music had it been a more upbeat song. He was also just getting better from being sick so he was still not quite back to himself, but he still had a good time because he loves riding in his stroller! Knowing our way around made it much more enjoyable for us too...we didn't get lost in any smoky casinos or walk around forever trying to figure out how to get where we wanted to go like we used to do when we lived here before. To me this is probably one of the only things I would recommend going to the strip to see unless you have a lot of money to see some of the neat shows here. Here are some of the pics. we took.

Dad and Zaya in the Belagio gardens

Zaya and I inside the gardens

They had an orchid greenhouse this time. There were hundreds of varieties! Loved this!

Standing under the streams of water

Zaya liked putting his finger in the water stream.

Beautiful fountains!

Fall Floral arrangements

They were all so big and beautiful!

I couldn't get enough pics. :)

At a pumpkin patch.

Wish I would have been thinking and dressed Zaya a little more fallish.

Cute and happy in his wheelbarrow.

Getting excited for Halloween.

Photo shoot with mom

Our little guy is already 17 months old! Can't believe it!