Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I looked out the window and what did I see?

Snow before Halloween!
I was so bummed when I saw the snow this morning. Snow is alright from about November to February, but besides then I could do without. Fall is my favorite month, and it looks like it is going to be a short one. I hope this is just a fluke and not a sign of things to come.

Here is our house with the first snow. The roads were still clear, so that was good.

These aren't the pumpkins we carved, thank goodness. We kept those in the house.

My wood pile. I guess I won't be making a fire tonight.

Kyle just barbequed last night and now look at it.

Here is the car. The kids wore their snow gear to school, even though I was pretty sure we wouldn't get much snow the rest of the day. I was wrong! It snowed all day-- big fat flakes!

We are expecting more tomorrow and then hopefully it will go away for a month or so. I really don't want to take the kids our trick or treating in the snow. Yuck!

Pumpkin Carving

So for family home evening this Sunday, we carved our pumpkins that we picked at the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago.

Cole doesn't mind getting gooey.

Kyle helps Landon carve his.

Kaleb was really getting the hang of it this year.

Here is Cole's pumpkin (he had a little help from dad too.) the incredibles.

Here is Kaleb's pumpkin that he did almost all by himself.

And here is Landon and dad's.

And here they are all lit up. Hopefully they will make it until Saturday, so we can put them out for the trick or treaters.
Happy Halloween Everyone!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Soccer pics

I found this post that I had started a while back and didn't realize I hadn't finished it.
Anyways, for the month of September and most of October we spent 4 nights a week at the soccer field.

Kaleb and Cole were on the same team. They played well together most of the time and are both really picking up their game.

This was Cole after blocking a shot while playing goalie.

What was new this year is that it was Landon's first year to play. So now his brothers got to take their turn watching him play after all those years of the other way around.

He really picked it up pretty fast, although some of the bigger players intimidated him. Of course he has watched his brothers play, so that should be some advantage.

This was his angry shark face they were making during practice.
I don't have any official pics, but as you can see they are all pretty athletic.

I don't know if Kaleb will play next year (the next step up in levels), so we'll see. The older boys will not be playing in the spring because of baseball, but hopefully Landon will.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit

We took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch just outside of town this weekend. I love it out there because it is so quiet and peaceful. It is also beautiful with all the orange pumpkins against the mountains in the background and blue sky.

I got a great picture of my boys with the pumpkins.

So handsome!

Kaleb with his pumpkin!

Cole wanted to prove how strong he is by carrying his pumpkin.

Landon posing for the camera as always.

Chris and Les came with us too.

They enjoyed trying out this old tractor. What tough guys!
I love this pumpkin patch and this family tradition. Next week after Kyle gets back from his work trip to Alaska, we will carve the pumpkins!

Kaleb's Baptism

Kaleb had his baptism last night. We had several visitors in town for the event: Chris (Da), Great Uncle Les, Uncle Jim and Aunt Candace.

Kyle performed the baptism and Chris performed the confirmation. It went well and we had a dessert reception afterwards at the house.

I can't believe I have a child old enough to be baptized! Amazing.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Kaleb turns 8

My oldest child is eight years old! I can't believe it.
For our gift, I painted his room and we got him this bed spread and blanket for his room.
We had a birthday party for him and some friends on Saturday.
Here is his Star Wars cake.

We had a great party and he got some fun gifts.

Also, with this birthday we decided to retire his baby blanket. It was getting pretty worn out and he didn't use it much anymore. We wanted to preserve it for the future. So now he has his new Star Wars blanket on his bed to take it's place.

Kaleb will be getting baptized on October 17th. He is very excited about it.