Sunday, November 29, 2009

Things we are thankful for...

We are thankful for Wesley and what a great job he did at soccer this year. He was the goalie most of the time this year and really did an amazing job! He is a natural and now has his own goalie gloves. We are also thankful for his excitement for learning and his love for animals. This is a picture of him with a bird on his shoulder at a science center we visited one day.

We are also thankful that Wesley has done such a great job at becoming a wolf in cub scouts.

We are thankful for Cameron and how sweet and kind he is to everyone. He especially loves to take care of and play with his baby sister.

We are thankful for Carter and how well he is adjusting to preschool. He sang some Thanksgiving songs at a concert at his school and did a great job!

And, of course, we are thankful for our Bethany who keeps us all happy. She is now crawling all over the place and pulling up on everything.

We are thankful that Sara was able to come home for Thanksgiving and spend time with us.

We are thankful that we live close to Gram , Grandpa and Whitney and that we were able to spend a delicious Thanksgiving with them. We are truly blessed.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Well, here is the whole gang! We have the Peter Pan/Star Wars/Spider Man theme going. We were at the Hundens (friends from Wesley's soccer team) home for a Halloween Party on Friday night. Bethany won the best kid's costume and we all loved the Haunted House that they made in their garage. Well, Cameron actually cried and Carter wouldn't go in :)

We made this jell-o and used whipped cream to make a spider web and then put a plastic spider on it. We also made "ghost" cookies out of Nutter Butters and "witch's hats" with cookies, hershey's kisses and frosting to take to the party.

On Saturday, we went to the Library where they were having Harry Potter activities. We did a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt, played a Quidditch game and attended a potions class. Then we went trick or treating in Gram's neighborhood. They had so much candy because we had also gone to a trunk or treat at our school the night before that someone in our ward had organized. I think they actually had more fun after trick or treating watching for trick or treaters and giving out candy. A great lesson that it is more important to give than to receive.

Bethany in Ken's Captain Hook wig with adoring brothers. Luckily this wasn't her real costume.

Another cute Halloween outfit, but not the real costume!

I know I am biased, but isn't she just the cutest Tinkerbell ever? She is about the happiest as well. No wonder she won the costume contest. We like to call her TinkerBeth!

She actually fell asleep about half way through both the Trunk or Treat and Trick or Treating!

Earlier this month at Carter's preschool, they had Western Days where they got to dress up and do all kinds of cowboy activities. He wore Wesley's old Woody costume and it worked out perfect. Doesn't he look like he is having a blast?

Cameron wanted me to take these pictures of him next to Jesus so that we could post it on our blog. He said, "Then everyone will be able to know about Jesus." He often prays, "please bless that everyone in the world will know about Jesus and have the spirit with them." What a great missionary! He also invited his whole 1st grade class including his teacher to our Primary Presentation in Sacrament Meeting just a few weeks ago.

He also took this picture of the temple that Ken and I got married in so that "everyone will know that it is important to get married in the temple." What a sweet boy!

He also took this picture of his feet which I thought was kind of funny and about 30 other random pictures of our house that I decided not to post :)

A few weeks back, I had all 4 kiddos home sick from Mon-Thurs. with lots of breathing treatments, couch potating (shown by Wesley), fever checking, medicine giving, and germ cleaning going on. It was fun to have them around for the first two days, but by Thursday we were all stir crazy and driving each other nuts!

Daddy and his "moo." When Bethany was first born, I kept accidentally calling her "buddy" since I was so used to boys. Finally, I started calling her Missy and then Missy Moo. Well, Ken has to shorten everything and so he now calls her "Moo." At first, I resisted. But, now I am used to it and even find myself calling her "Moo."

Beffers snuggling up in our bed after her bath. Notice how much hair she is getting now. I can't put the headband bows on her head anymore because her hair just goes crazy.

We can actually get a pretty good mohawk going on her. We call it her "Moo"hawk.

The last couple of weeks I've been putting a pig tail on the top of her head, well today I had to put two little pig tails because her hair is getting so long. It looks kind of funny, but cute.

Bethany is such a happy smily baby! We get comments from everyone wherever we go about how they can't believe how happy and smily she is. Honestly, you can't help but be happy when you are around her. Almost everyday, one of the three boys is either crying or mad about something and they can't stay sad or mad when I bring Bethany around them. She just smiles and coos and claps for them and within seconds they are smiling again. We are so blessed to have such a darling peacemaker in our family!