Friday, November 7, 2008

Catch Up

So, it has been way too long since I last posted. With super special birthday girls, Halloween, and the nice weather, it just seemed like a crime to be on the computer. However, the wind is back, the weather is nasty, and the birthdays are over so now I get to live on the computer. I went through my pictures and have a ton to share, so there will be many without any captions. But I'll give a rundown list of all the great things that we have done in the past couple weeks (some not so great).
#1Louie and Kessie's Birthdays!!!
Can you believe that Louie is four and Keston, my baby, is two! They had super fun birthdays. Louie got a princess bike (princess was pretty much the theme of her birthday, since she is one,) Kessie got a pretend cat, that is very annoying to me, but she loves it and drags it everywhere. (Why would the manufacturer make it white? It needed a bath before she'd had it for an hour. She loves trying to feed it.) The cat, which she promptly named Kit-ty, emphasis on the Kit, even sleeps with her.
#2 Halloween
This is almost as big as Kessie's Birthday, seeing that they are the same day. I think the kids might rate it up there even a bit higher than birthdays. The weather was great, and the kids had a blast riding in a trailer pulled by our neighbors on their four-wheeler, we followed on ours. (That is our neighbor Courtney in the picture.) We went all over our neighborhood, but only to the houses we knew. We only went to about ten houses, but since there aren't a lot of Trick-or-Treaters out here, every house gave handfuls of candy. Talk about a parents nightmare, "No more candy!" I don't think I know how to say anything else anymore.
In no particular order.
#3 Doctor and Dentist visits
#4 School parties
#5 Lanny's Literacy Lunch (Parents are invited to go read and eat lunch with their child.) Lanny is doing great in his reading.
#6 Picnic on the front porch on Kessie's B-day. The weather was great, so she was pretty much naked.
#7 Primary Program at Church. The kids did great. They both knew their lines, and said them loudly. So proud, I know, naughty me.
#8 Kessie got her first hair cut. (And seriously, it was really just one hair.) She has so little, but I wanted to say she'd had a hair cut, so we tried.
#9 Aaron tried his hand at cupcake decorating for the stake Halloween party. Super job, Honey!
#10 Lanny ingeniously taped a cup to his face to cover the smell, while carving pumpkins! (Sorry the picture is sideways.)
#11 I took the kids to the park to take their yearly pictures. Lanny tries, but he always looks like he's stepping on a cactus (I still got some cute ones, though.) Louie loves getting her picture taken, so I got approximately 300 good ones of her. Kessie is darling, however, she refuses to look at the camera. I got several hundred nice shots of her back. Oh well.

#12 Aaron went hunting (shocker) and Goliath made friends with a rattlesnake. He (seriously, we are so blessed) has had no ill effects from it, I don't think he got injected with venom.

#13 Lucky number 13, the wind has returned in full force. With it came the tumbleweeds. Please note, they are almost taller than the fence, by the end of the day there were many, many more. I always thought tumbleweeds were a made-up annoyance to glamourize the Old West. Oh no, they are for real, and for ouchie too.

We have had a busy few weeks. Life is flying by, and we are so excited that we are along for the fast paced ride!

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