We had a beautiful fall here on the Palouse-- vibrant colors and lots of dry leaves to play in! Gorgeous, warm and enjoyable.
And then, right at Thanksgiving, we dove directly into winter! We had several big snowstorms and low temps to last a few weeks. We had a good supply of sledding snow to keep the kids outside and active.
Even had some fun with cousin Lana!
So far, we couldn't ask for better fall and winter weather. Bring on some more!
Yes, we did get dressed up for Halloween this year.
The kids were creative with their ideas, and we did our best to create a look for them (even if one boy didn't end up wearing some items mom made... he really just wanted big muscles. :)
We have Jessie the cowgirl, Popeye the Sailor Man, and Matilda.
We celebrated at the Harvest Festival that Angela (a.k.a. the Pink Lady... no kids knew what a Pink Lady is! :) coordinated again this year at church. Crazy fun! This year there were over 500 people at the church for the event.
At the end of October the youngest member of our family turned 5 years old!
Grant had a lot of ideas for parties and gifts (and can list more and more "for my next birthday"), but settled on a "Chinese Birthday" (dinner with family at a chinese restaurant) and a gathering with friends at McDonalds.
We can't believe he's already five years old. The time is flying by... just as parents before me would warn. It's amazing how fast days can go. Cherish them, people!
Just some photos to show some crazy fun we've had lately. Silly photos are so often better than "cheesy" ones!
Grant. Oh, that boy. Seriously. Nothing serious about him! Once again, Grant adored wheat harvest. This year he even spent multiple full days (like 12 hours each) "workin'" with Dad, Grandpa and Uncle Mark.
Allison. So much fun! That girl is photogenic and always ready for a good time. Love her. This one is for Grandpa who wanted to know how she'd fair eating corn without any teeth. :)
Sadie. Sweet, simple Sadie. She had a super duper summer-- courageously taking on new and big adventures like going to a three night summer camp and conquering the tube slides at the aquatic center. Of course, she loved both more than she imagined possible (can mom say "I told you so"?).
Angela. She's been taking a photography class and asking the kids to pose so she can practice. Grant got tired of always being on the opposite end of the camera and wanted his turn. So, this shot is courtesy of Grant. Nice work, buddy!
Dwayne. His version of crazy fun comes every August. Harvest time! We catch him when we can.