Friday, November 28, 2014


Wednesday morning before we started the fun we stopped to get a few pictures. We were mostly taking ones for Warren and Danielle but I snapped a couple of my kids as we were leaving and called it good. It was freezing!! :-)

Age 8 - 3rd grade

Age 6 - 1st grade

Age 3 - first year preschool

Thanksgiving fun!

Cousin Danielle and Warren came down for the weekend. We went to Jumpin Jacks on Wednesday almost all day. We were a little bored and took a bunch of funny pictures with our camera and the different setting. Thursday we did puzzles, had a feast, walked to the park, and put up Christmas decorations. Side note that we all never want to forget but kind of do...... about AJ's 10th bite of Thanksgiving feast he got up and left the table. He went in the bathroom and I could tell something was wrong. I went in there and he was throwing up but with nothing coming up. He had a piece of turkey stuck somewhere between his mouth and stomach. It would NOT go down and it would NOT come up! If he drank water, he would throw that up but the rest of the food in his stomach would stay. He finally agreed that I could call our neighbor Chris to assist in a blessing with Grandpa Brian. He had been fighting this problem for about 40 minutes when the blessing started. Chris gave a beautiful blessing and said perfectly what he and I both needed to hear beyond just the throat problem. He left and AJ was humiliated beyond belief. Within 4 minutes he felt this powerful air pocket moving in his throat and it move down. All we could say was Miracles! The kids all started cheering and hugging him. It was seriously a sweet testimony strengthener for all of us.

Maycie girl

Warren and Branson

AJ folding Jerik's underwear


Mom and Dad bored taking selfies

Jerik and Maycie playing uno

Jerik's stocking socks!

The gang minus Charlene and Grandpa Brian

Ninja Turtle Jerik

My little bear has turned into a Ninja Turtle. Everything becomes and sword and he loves that show!! At the Children's museum everything turned into a sword. And playing outside, he has to find a sword to put down his shirt. It usually ends up with a big scratch on his back or stomach but he keeps doing it. The other morning he woke me up at 5:30 and said, "Mom, do you want to be Raf or Rafael?" I told him I wanted to sleep and he said "Ok after you sleep, do you want to be Raf or Rafael?" Silly boy!!

Preschool sorting at Jerik's house.....

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pinewood Derby

November 2014 - Branson had his first ever pinewood derby. He had fun constructing his car with Dad and racing it. I was clueless about the whole thing and had never heard of such a thing.  Overall he was 9th out of 15. 

Cool Dude Jerik

At the store AJ had Jerik try on this coat. Immediately he did this special pose. 

Jerik has been working so hard on his letters. He can recognize and know the sounds to all but about 5 letters. He can write about half of them. His folder is almost completely full of his letters and we've only had it for about two weeks. Good job Jerik!

Luscious Locks

The other day after I did Maycie's hair, she insisted I take a picture. She loves her beautiful hair and says she's never cutting it! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

To start of Halloween we were greeted by this beautiful tarantula above our door. It looked like a decoration!! Anyway, Halloween was super fun once again. Branson was Superman, Maycie a witch, and Jerik a pirate. We did the parade at the school in the morning. It was early out Friday so we had friends over for The Legend of Oz. Grandpa Brian, Grandma April, and Charlene came about 4:30 to see the kids and bring a treat. Then we headed out to a couple neighbor's on our street, then a few of our favorite people around, then to the trunk or treat.