Thursday, October 30, 2008

Carving Jack-O-Lanterns!

We love carving Jack-O-Lanterns at our house. We have been carving a few each night this week. Our kids always have a blast carving them. Here are some fun pictures that I took last night.
My Spooky Tree
Carter's awesome "Pirate" creation!

Cambree's little pumpkin that she got from the "pumpkin man"

Carter & Cambree showing off their pumpkins

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Grandma's Halloween Party

My Grandma Call throws the best Halloween party every year. She is the cutest little Grandma ever. She sends out announcements, then invitations every october. The kids all dress up in their costumes and we have a big dinner. After dinner, the kids get to do Halloween crafts, play Halloween games, play boo-bingo, have a donut eating contest, and one year we even bobbed for apples. My kids really had fun this year. They got to see all their cousins, and of course they came home with plenty of candy. Our kids are pretty lucky to still have all of their great-grandmas and great-grandpas. In fact they have a great-great grandma that is still alive and lives in Salt Lake.
Calee "just being cute"
Uncle Larry getting "stickered"

Cambree and her candy corn craft project

Carter's pumpkin that he decorated

Cambree getting ready to decorate her pumpkin

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Trick or Treating at the Zoo!

We took the kids trick or treating to the Zoo Saturday. We went with Amanda and Emmy and met up with Jason, Jill & their kids.Yes, there was a lot of people, but it was awesome. Our kids got tons of candy and tons of free stuff like string cheese, eggnog, chocolate milk, chick-fil-a, and even free spaghetti dinners to the spaghetti factory. I thought the funnest part was getting to see so many different costumes. We saw a lot of really creative ones. Also, what was really awesome, is that we went in the morning during feeding time, and I have never seen the animals so active. It's was like a whole new Zoo experience for me.

Carter & Will


Cambree and Abby

Carter, Cambree and Abby

Monday, October 27, 2008


I guess that Carter has been tagged. I usually hate these blog games, but I have a minute.

Carter is very smart and has a vivid imagination. He has always loved building things, coloring things, and playing with all his Imaginnext and GeoTrax collections. He loves legos and loves to build all kinds of different things with them. Carter loves school and has always loved learning. He has really become excited about reading and is doing awesomeat it lately. He is awesome at math and has been getting near perfect on his spelling tests. We are really proud of him for doing so good in school lately.

Carter loves to be with his family and go on vacations. His favorite places are Disneyland, and Lake Powell. Carter is lucky enough to go to Lake Powell at least once a year. He loves to fish and he loves to swim. Carter has taken swimming lessons every summer and just keeps getting better and better. This year he learned how to dive and pick stuff up off the bottom of the pool. He loves getting pulled in the tube behind the boat and wants to learn how to wakeboard this summer. He also loves riding the waverunners whenever we have a chance.

Carter loves the outdoors. He loves to go camping and he loves to go backpacking with me up in the Uintah mountains. He already has his own kelty pack and his own gear and has done really well packing it in by himself. He has already proven that he is quite the little fisherman. He caught as many brook and rainbow trout as I did the last time we went. Carter also loves going up to the property in Bear Lake and riding the four-wheelers on all the fun trails up there. He can’t wait to get his own four-wheeler. Carter can’t wait to be a cub scout. He already loves going to scouts with Christy and Amanda on Thursdays ,and his grandpa Roger whenever he can.

Carter is an awesome athlete. He has already played city league t-ball and baseball , and starts basketball this November. He can already throw a football a lot farther than most boys his age, and he is getting pretty good at golf. We have already taken him golfing at several par three courses, and Round Valley. He says that he wants to be on the golf team someday.

Carter has always had an easy time making friends. He is very outgoing and loves everyone. He is not afraid to talk to other kids and make friends with them. It’s always fun to drop him off in the morning and see so many kids anxious to see him. I always feel bad for the kids that wander off on their own, but it’s usually Carter that is getting them to come over and join the group. He is one of those kids that sticks up for others and defends them from bullies. He is a leader and always a good example to others.

Carter is tough and can play rough with his friends. He is not wussy like some little boys. Carter has always been all-boy. He loves playing cops &robbers, cowboys&Indians, and generally anything that involves a gun of some sort. He loves to wrestle, get dirty, ride his bike, catch snakes, and just be a boy.

Carter loves primary and loves going every week. We have raised him to know that going to church every week is important. Carter loves primary and he has a lot of the primary songs memorized. He has given many talks in primary and he already has a testimony. He loves his savior, and has a picture of him by his bed. We say prayers together every night, and he is already saving for a mission someday.

Carter is the best big brother in the world. He loves his two little sisters more than anything and would do anything for them. They are pretty lucky to have him. Sure they fight like all brothers and sisters do, but at the end of the day, he always gives them hugs and kisses and tells them that he loves them. Each morning before we head out the door for school, he also gives them hugs and kisses and tells them that he loves them. Carter is very sweet and very tenderhearted.

I know that I just mentioned more than 5 things. It is hard when you have such a great kid! I do want to say that Christy and I are very proud of him and we love him more than anything in the world.

p.s. He is not perfect by any means. He is just a little boy. He plays like a boy and he says silly things like any boy does. He makes mistakes just like anyone else. Everyone’s kids do. That is just life.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Pictures!

Our kids are very excited about their costumes this Halloween. Carter is a knight, with a shield and a sword (of course). Cambree is a beautiful fairy princess, and Calee is our little butterfly. We took them and got their pictures taken last night.

Two cute little girls!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Pumpkin Man!

Yesterday, Cambree went on a field trip with her pre-school class to the Pumpkin Man. They had a lot of fun picking out a pumpkin and getting to see the pumpkin man (Lyle Dabb). I got to sneak away from work for a little bit and go be with Cambree. It was a lot of fun. I did take a few pictures:
Cambree playing with the "ghost machine"
Lyle (the pumpkin man), talking to the kids

Mrs. Sargent (Cambree's Pre-school teacher)

Monday, October 20, 2008

The haunted Dinosaur Park

This weekend we took our kids to one of their favorite places (the dinosaur park). We like to visit each year right before halloween, because they always turn it into a haunted dinosaur park. Our kids had a blast, and we had a nice, relaxing day just enjoying a perfect fall day.

Spook Alley

Here is one of the little spook alleys that we went through at the haunted dinosaur park.

oh, man, Is that really a bloody head hanging above me?

Look, Cambree made a new friend!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Look Who is Crawling

Calee has learned how to crawl. She has mastered army crawling and is starting to crawl on her hands and knees. It is funny to watch her move all over the place and go where she wants to go now. I can tell that she loves her new found freedom of being able to move around.

Yeah, I'm pretty cool stuff!
Check me out, I'm crawling!

North View Fire Open House

This monday night was the annual open house at the fire station. My kids are spoiled because they get to see the station and climb around on the trucks anytime they want, but they had a lot of fun with all their friends. I am especially proud of North View because my Grandfather Terrel J. Call, who I am named after, started North View Fire and was the first Fire Chief. My Dad has been a firefighter since I was a little boy and is now a Deputy Chief. I have been doing it since Carter was a baby and I have loved every second of it. It truly is the best job in the world. Later that night as I was tucking Carter into bed, he told me, "Dad, it is so cool that you are a firefighter. Not very many kids get to have Dads that are firefighters, but I do and that is really cool."
Future 4th generation Firefighter
Cambree on the Ladder Truck
Buckle Up!
Getting teased by Hydro
Hanging out with Hydro and Hosetower

Friday, October 3, 2008

Four-wheeler ride on Monte Cristo

I went four-wheeling yesterday with my Dad, Grandpa Call, Uncle Larry, and Cousin Lance. We rode all the way from Curtis Creek to Randolph. The weather was perfect and the scenery was spectacular. I took these pictures along our way.