Thursday, November 18, 2010

i'm thankful for my little turkey

caden was asked to either recite (totally his forte) or sing a solo of the Third Article of Faith for the children's primary program this year. he chose, we practiced--shown here, and the amazing 7 year old had it down after about 5 attempts. please just picture him, so handsome, hunched over the podium, clearing his throat to begin, singing ever so sweetly, warming the hearts of everyone. he received TONS of praise and really thought it was no big deal himself. after refusing to recite his line last year, i love these little victories for him. and for the record: kendra beautifully bore her testimony of feeling the spirit when i gave the homeless guitar playing man money at costco, brady recited (i think he was the only memorizer/non reader) his line about Joseph Smith--you couldn't understand him but he tried to talk slowly and clearly and raylee happily sat in daddy's lap watching her siblings. gotta love the little innocent joys of the gospel.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

oh yeah, the pumpkin patch

is that a GLORIOUS picture or what??? we did sneak in the pumkin patch this year, and it must be documented--better late than never. the kids love "the farm" by Spreckels cuz of the live animals. luckily my children choose rather quickly and we are usually waiting for daddy's prime pick. they got em wagoned up and headed to see the animals. it's always nice to share these holiday moments with family, kendra was more than willing to help Zoey choose her squash to carve. ryan and company soon joined to make masterpieces and we all continued on with our halloween.