Andrew is growing so fast. He is getting chubby and starting to smile and laugh. I thought I would share these photos from his blessing day several weeks ago.
Move over Fred and Ginger!
While Abbie and Lincoln were here we painted pumpkins. I didn't get photos of the finished product, but believe me, they were SCARY!
We had our 2nd annual Family Halloween Concert and Party on the Friday before Halloween. We had fun costumes, great entertainment and silly games. Thanks for coming!
|we had piano numbers|
We had a great time playing in the leaves when the grand kids were here. Sadly, it only lasted a few days because the weather got so cold so quickly this year. But, as usual, we did have a lot of leaves.
|Abbie, Elden & Clark had a great time covering each other up|
|Lincoln joined in|
|Abbie Jumping into the pile of leaves|
|Abbie decided to take a nap|
|The neighbors' kittens came to join in the fun|
While Abbie and Lincoln were here with us last week, we had a FHE about the temple. Abbie helped me make this beautiful temple cake. Okay so you have to use your imagination.
Then, later in the week we visited the temple grounds.
|our wonderful temple cake|
|Abbie touching the I.F. Temple|
|Lincoln in front of the temple fountain|
|For Lincoln, the best part of the temple was the water|
|we collected flowers and leaves from the temple grounds|
While in Mississippi we discovered some great dance styles and steps. I hope you enjoy these demonstrations. (I'm trying to upload 4 videos but not having much luck - I don't like computers!)
My dad bought himself a new fancy DSL camera and has been taking classes to learn how to use it, and David has been taking a series of photo classes also, so we spent last Saturday in Yellowstone practicing photography skills. It was a nice day though a bit overcast and we had a good time though Daddy just couldn't get down low enough to photograph flowers anymore!
|Daddy had to stay on level ground|
|I like the colors in the grasses|
I thought the best part of the day was when we saw a cow elk along the road and stopped for some photos. All the sudden we heard bugling and just through the trees was a 6 point bull elk. He was huge and he bugled several times - but not when we were taking photos of course. He didn't seem to mind us being that close at all!
|Can't go to Yellowstone without seeing Old Faithful!|
This summer I took my dad to several reunions just so he would/could go. Most of the people were older than me, but it was fun. At the Ottley reunion in Elba, Idaho, Grant and Ray were also there.
In Elba Daddy took me to see the house where his mother was born and raised. Look for the top window on the left - that is the room where my grandmother, Celecta Ottley Haroldsen was born.
|Daddy with the Bahrs - good friends from way back!|
|Daddy and Ray with the Johnson's. Tebbin was my bishop when I got married and he also spoke at Mama's funeral.|
The week after Andrew was born Mark had his first preschool field trip to the Mountain River Ranch. His grandpa (Dad) took him since we all ganged up on Leslie and wouldn't let her go. They had a great time!
|Cowboy Mark riding his horse|
|All the little cowpokes having a wagon ride and sitting on the board walk|
|Grandpa and Mark wearing their hats|
I thaught a 4-H Rocketry class in September. Elden was around for some of the classes and wanted to be involved. I let him have my rocket and he chose to paint it black and red. We had the launch on Saturday morning Sept 15 and Elden was the first one there.
|Elden and his rocket|
|Grandpa showing Elden how to prepare for launch|
|Grandma helps prepare for the second launch|
|Elden's ready to count down|
|David demonstrating for some of the 4-H kids|
|Everyone's rocket flew straight up!|
|Cute picture - watching the skies|
|Even Clark followed the rockets into the sky|
|Some of the family spectators who came to watch|