Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jake and Caedmon join the fun!

This post is for Mom, Dad, Troy, Dannon, Randi, Addi, Norah, Brandi, ShaeLyne, and Becca.  We missed you and wished you were with us.  This Leister gathering was on November 6th.
Caedmon was so good at including Luken.

This looks like a very peace talk between uncle and nephew, but really Tekoa is trying to get away from Jake to the best of his ability.

Josh and his son - They are a pair.

Beautiful Eliza

They were all able to spend a bit of time outside.

Look another North American Monkey.

Josh and his daughter.

Leister cousins

The fantastic Derting Family

We made another bonfire and roasted marshmallows.

Just like old times, right mom and dad?

Sadly, Jacob is not praising the Lord.  He is just attempting to get cell service.

Anjahli is such a sweetheart.

My cheesy boy

Our cat, Smokey, felt Jake was an excellent perching spot.

Caedmon and Makayla are only four months a part.  They have been pals ever since they began to crawl.

Funny kids

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Bonfire

Every year we give Bailee a party to invite friends to.  This year we have this huge pile of branches that I have been dying to light on fire.  The fire you see in the following pictures is from that pile.  I was not allowed to just set the whole thing on fire.  Bummer.  And yes, I was the one home doing the fire.  Jeremy was out of town at the time.

Sam and Makayla making sure it does go anywhere while the rest of us were inside.

I used last year's Christmas tree to get it started.

Lori, Melanie, Bailee, Bekah, and Sarah

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bailee Is 16!!!!

Yes, it is true.  Bailee turned 16 in October.  You can see how far behind I am.  Below are pictures from her party and the last two were taken on her actually birthday.  It weirds me out to know I have a daughter who will be leaving home to start her own life soon.

Luken with Great Grandma

This is a common look for Josh.

The fire

She acted afraid of the flame.

She got them all out in one breath.

I lied.  This was her birthday morning also.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fall is my favorite time of year!

Happy Thanksgiving to All!  I hope you can think of something to be thankful for this year.  I can think of many things.  The one I am most thankful for is getting to see my parents, sisters, and brother and his family this year.  It had been two years and I enjoyed just getting to be with them.

I love the colors of fall: green, red, gold, orange, yellow.  It is just beautiful.  It is nature giving its best right before it sleeps for the winter.  Love it.  This is a little park area on a road that bypasses the main street of Lewiston.  This is where I took our younger threes "school" pictures.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our "kittens"

Our kittens are all grown up now.  We got them in June and I am sure they are full sized now.

They don't really appreciate the cold an this is how they combated it until we put it away. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Josh, Rachel and Kids Stay the Night

Our tenth anniversary was in the middle of October.  Josh, Rachel, and the kids were so good as to come stay the night with our kids while we got away.  These are actually after we got back the next day.
Josh was giving Bailee some love squeezes with his legs.

Eliza has finally decided she will smile at me if I admire from a far.

Tekoa can be a wild man.  He loves to wrestle.  Sammy was never sure if she really wanted to join in.

Thank you so much, Josh and Rachel for giving us this time away.