Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We had a fabulous time at the pumpkin patch this year. The weather was gorgeous and the kids had a blast. I am so grateful for wonderful friends that make days like this so fun and make it a little bit easier knowing that my family is far away.

Abbie's goal was to come home with the biggest pumpkin. If someone else found a bigger one she would head back out to find one that was even bigger!

On the hay ride with Abbie and my wonderful friend Michelle

Claire, Kaylee, and Kate

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

She is 5!!!

Today is our Claire Bear's Birthday!!! We love her so much. Here are 10 of our favorite things about her.

1. She has a hilarious sense of humor

2. She makes friends easily. Every day that I go to pick up Claire at the YMCA child watch she comes running to me saying, "Mom, I made a new friend today!"

3. She has an adorable dimple in her chin just like her dad

4. The way she says hamburger "han-ga-mer"

5. The way she is so clumsy and when she falls she gets right back up, looks around, and says, "I'm okay, I'm okay!" (she's already had 2 casts and a set of stitches)

6. She's so loud (just like her aunt Carrie!) and we love it!!!!

7. She is a fantastic big sister to Jakey. Sometimes she loves him a little to rough!!

8. I love that she is my little buddy during the day.

9. She shares her love equally. For example, if she is giving Kent some hugs and kisses and says "I love you" she will quickly look over at me and say,"but I still love you too mommy!"

10. She is one of a kind, unique in her own special way and we couldn't love her more!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Conference Weekend

We were able to attend the Sunday morning session of conference in the Conference Center. What an awesome experience!!! It was so fun to sit with Abbie and see all of her excitment. What a treat to get to go with her cousins Drake and Sadie, Aunt Jodi, Nana, Papa, and Great Grandma Rula. I hope it was an experience she will remember forever. What an amazing feeling it was to be in such an enormous arena and when the Prophet walks in everyone stands and it is so quiet you could hear a pin drop. It was such a great day spent with people I love so much!

Kent was the hero of the day! He changed a flat tire on Nana's rental van in the rain (in his shirt and tie) and still got everyone there with plenty of time to spare.

standing in was raining before we went in and was absolutely gorgeous when we came out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kate's a cheerleader!

Liberty High School has a really cool program where young girls can pay to go to an all day cheer camp and then cheer and perform a dance at a football game. Abbie wanted nothing to do with it and Kate was all over it! It was fun to see her so excited. Here are some pictures from the clinic and the game. I have a video of the dance too but my computer is being a stinker and won't download it. (I'll have Kent figure it out and post it later.)

Kate with her cheerleading "buddy"

Kate with her cousin Bella

"Go Lancers!"