Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I can't believe that my baby is 1! On the 9th of October we celebrated Taylor's first birthday. We kept things pretty low key, but we had a great day. Ashlee helped me bake and decorate the cupcakes.

We celebrated with cake and ice cream.

At the end of the day Taylor was worn out. What a great day though. I love you Taylor!!

October Birthdays Celebration

Since our family has so many birthdays in October we decided that the best way to celebrate was to get together and celebrate them all at once. We decided to meet at Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving point. It was so much fun. There was so much to do for all ages. There were corn mazes, huge jumping pillows, pedal go-carts, a princess village (with an actual pumpkin carridge,) hay rides and huge slides. . . just to mention a few. We all had so much fun celebrating together.
all the grandkids
Taylor LOVED the cow tractor ride and the hay ride
DAD liked the slide
Ashlee, Jenessa, and Zach
What a princess!!
The pumpkin princess
A BIG happy birthday to Bryan, KJ, Taylor, Joshua, and Kiana!!!
The three one year olds! Taylor, Kiana, Joshua
She didn't want to get her hands dirty at first

Bartholomew Family Feast

The end of September we held the first annual Bartholomew Family Feast. It was a lot of fun to have all the family together. Not to mention the food we had was DELICIOUS.
A big thanks to Kelly and Melissa for having it at their house, and for cooking the main course (lobster and prime rib). The kids weren't too sure about eating that lobster. Kasen called it a "monster" and he did NOT want to eat the monster. It was great fun and we are looking forward having the family feast again next year! Thanks for the great idea grandpa!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Utah State Fair

This year we got to go to the Utah State Fair. It was my first time. We went with my sister-in-law Teresa, her kids, and also my sister-in-law Jessica, and her daughter. There was so much to see. There was a tiger show and a huge sculpture made of butter. It was fun. My kids thought that the best part was the animals. Ashlee even wanted to bring a bunny home. (Luckly I convinced her that that was a bad idea.) They also had a tent set up with all you could eat ice cream. (That was my favorite part of the fair.) Well here are some fun pictures of us enjoying the fair.

The kids went to town on the ice cream!

This really comes from chickens?

Ashlee driving the tractor

Taylor had such a great time! She loved the animals.

The tigers were amazing!! They are huge!! As you can tell from this picture.

Another Update

Well yet once again I am getting behind on my blogging. So, I will give you a brief update of what has been going on this past month and a half or so. At the end of August we got to go to my nephew's 8th birthday party. It was so much fun. There were tons of bounce toys, a place for the kids to climb and play and a roller skating rink. All the kids had a blast!

Ashlee had her first experience with roller skating at the party. She was a little nervous, but did pretty good. They were also allowed to ride scooters on the rink too.