The Bingham Fam

Mike, Amy, Dillon, Taya, and Beckham
Est. Aug. 15 2002

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Festivities-Friday

On Friday night we went to a Halloween Party at
our church. We had some dinner, the kids played a
few carnival games, and we ended the night getting tons
of candy from a "trunk-or-treat". We had a lot of fun!
Here are some pics of our costumes.

Dillon loves Transformers so he is Optimus Prime.
(The leader of the Autobots/the good guys.)

Here he is with his mask on. He picked his costume
out weeks ago and has been so excited to dress up!

Taya is a black kitty. (I went as a witch.) She has
been pretty excited. We ask her what she is going
to be and she says "kitty", then we ask her what she
is going to say and she yells "meow"!

Mike is dressed as Megatron (the leader of the
Decepticons/the bad guys). It was so much fun
for Dillon because they could battle!

Here we are: witch and black cat!

I didn't realize when we were taking these pics
I had the camera set on night snapshot so they
aren't the best. We are dressing up again so I
will hopefully get some better pics to post at a later
date! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Festivities-Thursday...

If you carve pumpkins here in AZ they will be wilted and
mush in no time so this year we decided to decorate our
pumpkins with stickers.

Dillon chose monster truck and race car stickers.

Mike had a bunch of different sports balls for his stickers.
(chosen by Dillon)

I chose ladybugs.

Taya chose my little pony and some other cute
animal stickers.

Here are the finished pumpkins! (Super cute, easy, fun, and
my favorite: mess free!)

After decorating our pumpkins we headed to Brooke's Pumpkin
Patch at Mother Nature's Farm. There was all sorts of fun stuff
for the kids...

Alexander's Adventure Maze!

Which way do we go? (notice Taya in the back left just
wandering) :)

Heading for the exit!

Hooray! We made it through!

Taya crawling through a large cement pipe!

The kids got to choose their own pumpkin from
the pumpkin patch.

They also got to decorate them.

We got to go on a Hay Ride pulled by a tractor. Dillon
chose to sit right at the front to watch the tractor. It was
really fun.

On the way out the kids got to sit on a tractor. Of course,
Dillon was loving it!

It was a really fun place to go. We had a great time!
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Road Trip to Utah!

The kids and I took an almost 2 week trip to Utah.
(Mike couldn't come because that is just way too much time
for him to take off from school and his externship.) We sure
missed him but we had an awesome trip! Here is our travel
log with tons of pics!

On the drive there we stopped in Mesquite for lunch.
We got to hang out with Kaytie and Dean at a park.
Dillon took Dean for his first slide ride!

Taya loves to slide!

We then headed up to Logan to spend a few days with
Grandpa Ron and Grandma Janet. We also got to see
Kirk, Shaughnessy, and Ryon!

Here we are at The Old Grist Mill having lunch.

We all got huge sugar cookies with frosting. Yes, Taya
is loving it!

Ryon is enjoying his too. He is so stinkin cute!

We also got to spend a day with Mike and Janelle and their
cute family. We went to the Hill Air Force Base Airplane
Museum. The kids loved it!

Taya and Miley. They are 3 months apart in age.
Super cute!

Dillon and Taya had fun pulling each other around
the house in the lego wagon. Dillon's turn.

Taya's turn.

While we were there I became slightly addicted to building
legos. Here is my masterpiece...truck, trailor, and 3 race
cars. It took me forever but Dillon loved playing with it.

Hooray!!! My sister Kristi returned home from serving
a mission in Houston Texas! We all went to the airport
to welcome her home!

Here she is...isn't she gorgeous! Welcome home Kristi
so great to have you back!

We spent a few days with Grandma Susan and
Grandpa Jim. Dillon decided he wanted to be some
golf clubs and go for a ride.

Always a blast to ride on the golf cart!

Taya just posing for a pic. She looks so grown
up in this picture.

We went to Kevin, Brittany, and Kaylee's house to
hang with them and Grandpa Randy. Playing the
Wii is always fun!

Dillon played golf and bowling.

Kaylee wanted to play too. Mmm..tasty!
She is so super cute!
Too soon the fun was over and the time came for us to
pack up and make the 13 hour drive home. We had a
wonderful time with our families! Thanks so much for
all the fun! Welcome home Kristi!

So we are driving out in the middle of nowhere somewhere
in California and we get stopped by a train! A TRAIN !!!
I know can you believe it? We are seriously in the middle
of nowhere! I had to get a pic to document this event.

Here are the children. Yes, Dillon was super excited
about the train in the middle of nowhere!

So, the first train goes by, it was pretty slow by the way.
Then just as it was clearing the road another train was
coming in the opposite direction on the other track! Yes,
in the middle of nowhere not 1 but 2 TRAINS!
Wow, we sat there for about 10 minutes watching trains
go by. Yep, in the middle of nowhere! :)