Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Thanksgiving


We went to Hesperia and enjoyed a nice meal and visiting with Derrik's aunt, uncle and cousins. I have been blessed not to cook a turkey or host Thanksgiving for the last few years and I love it!












The boys had fun with a cousins daughter (second cousin?) Noa. There was a stuffed horse there that kept the boys busy for the longest time!



We came home with a few leftovers and Friday began decorating the house for Christmas. For dinner, we had our own Thanksgiving! I'll post more on the decorations and decorating committee later! :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wanna play?


Ah, my patient husband. One day, when the boys are grown and gone, you can read to your hearts content. Until then, there's a little boy sitting on your head that wants to PLAY!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bridge Smashing





The older boys are a part of a Wednesday night boys 'club' at church. They occasionally have projects to do and participate in competitions. Well, this time it's bridges out of popcicle sticks. They had to construct a bridge and then it would be tested against weight to see how much power it could stand without breaking. Ethan's broke under 126 pounds. Cameron decided not to smash his - he's enjoyed creating it and didn't want to see it smashed.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Knights from Narnia



We went to a birthday party a few weeks ago that was in a Prince Caspian-Narnia theme. The boys were thrilled to dress up!

Ashton was a bit bored with the whole thing and was looking for a place to catch a nap. It's been a long time since I've had someone sleep on me! We had to get a photo of that.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Singing weekend




The older boys sang in church this weekend with their choirs. Cameron with the 1st graders and Ethan with the 3/4th grade choir. They enjoyed dressing up (we typically dress down for the Saturday night services). I'm not directing this year but just helping out. It feels REALLY good to just be on support. I was on camera with Derrik and Ashton saving seats. This is Ashton's new thing: "squint when Mommy gets out the camera 'cause it's gonna be real bright when the flash comes!"

Monday, November 03, 2008

A Clone, Mutt and a Scarecrow

Halloween '08 was lots of fun!

Ethan was a clone from Star Wars,

Cameron was Mutt Williams from Indiana Jones,

and Ashton was a scarecrow.

We went up to church again for the Harvest Festival they have there and then gathered candy from the Trunk-or-treat.

We came home with a good amount of candy and were very tired from all the excitement!