Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jake and Rex and the Snow

Some of you know that Jacob aspires to be an Arctic explorer, or something almost as adventurous.  He has been sleeping out in the back yard in a tent for two weeks now, and last night was the first snow on the tent.  This is what it looks like this morning:

I'm just glad the tree didn't drop that limb on him!  He says he slept quite well.  We have a foot of new snow this morning and there is much rejoicing. 

 Rex seems particularly fond of the snow.  Jake will make a snowball and throw it for Rex to fetch.  Rex tears off after it, and then has to nose around in the snow trying to find it. :) Cute dog.
Best Friends Forever.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All I want for Christmas.....

Ethan lost two front teeth just the other day. I noticed that the two new teeth behind had actually surfaced already, so Ethan started wiggling and Jacob helped pull the loose ones. The toothfairy, showing rare punctuality, came through with a dollar.  Now, to convince Ethan that what he really wants for Christmas is teeth. :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Soccer 2010

We haven't had any kids in soccer since Jake played when he was 9 (seven year break). So, this year we were excited to find a league just our speed and Caleb, Miriam and Ethan all played.  Their last game was on Saturday, and Leslie took photos to remember the season.

This is Ethan.  His team is called the Tigers.
Here the Tigers are trying to remember which goal is theirs. :)
Miriam played on a team with a lot of other little girls her age.  She had a great time.  Their team was called the Panthers.
Miriam is in the center.  She can really run and is quite competitive at heart. Fun to watch her play.
This is Caleb in an action shot (far right).

His team was the Burnt Marshmallows.  They were one of only two teams in this age group, so they battled each other every week.  This is saying "Good Game" to the Orange Crush.
All the kids had a great time and we enjoyed cheering for them.

Now we take a break until spring! Phew!

Friday, November 5, 2010


  Camille and Leslie have been playing volleyball this fall with the girls from our ward.  Last night was the last game, but the first one I was able to watch.  They are great girls!  Photo highlights follow:
Way to go, girls!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

 Carving pumpkins
Ethan and pumpkin
The crew.  Jake stayed home to give out candy, but this was his costume for the big school Halloween dance.  Jake is a Man in Black, Leslie a pirate, Camille and Miriam are both the Dread Pirate Roberts.  Caleb is The Doctor (Doctor Who?). Ethan the vampire and Seth is Batman.

We had a visit from Grandma McAllister this year, she was the Paper Bag Princess. (A story I adore.)
Much candy was pilfered, many unsuspecting citizens frightened, and we were all pretty happy about it. :)