Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dallin's Lightning McQueen birthday

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Dallin was so excited for his birthday. He counts birthdays not by the number of years, but by what his cake was. He's had a tiger birthday, a dump truck birthday, etc. This year was definitely a Lightning McQueen birthday and he loved it. He was so excited about his cake. He helped pick it out from pictures on the internet. He got Lightning McQueen sheets and a soft blanket. He had his friends over for a lunch of Mac and Cheese and Hotdogs. Adam Andreasen came back to eat Lasagna for dinner. I think Dallin had a great fifth birthday.

Don't worry, there's really no blood involved

This may look like Lydia got hit in the mouth and is covered in blood, but it is really just what happens when a baby gets a hold of a red marker and sucks on it. I knew she had the marker, but I didn't realize it didn't have a lid. Luckily, we were able to wash it all off before church the next day. She sure keeps us on our feet.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The difference between boys and girls

Having 6 girls and 4 boys we definitely know that boys and girls don't think alike. They come wired differently. This week we had two firsts at our house that illustrate the differences.

Emma turned eleven in October (I should have done a post on that). One of her gifts was to get her ears pierced. We finally went and got it done for her on Tuesday. She loves it. It was fun to share the experience with her best friend, Emma, who went with us and got hers pierced also. They both look beautiful!!

Matthew is twelve now and just couldn't wait to go deer hunting for the first time this fall. I think he was born knowing about guns and things like that. He loved hunter safety and can tell us all kinds of facts about guns and hunting. He, David and Neil went out on Tuesday, opening day. They only saw one doe and didn't have a chance to get a shot off. Neil and Matthew went out again yesterday and Matthew shot his first deer. He got a good sized buck. Boy was he excited!!! He said he was too excited to shot straight so it took him a few shots. I am grateful to see him succeed at something that meant so much to him. I am also grateful that Neil was willing to take the deer to Roger's Meat Processing instead of cutting it up himself. Thanks, Sweetheart!! Neil knows how I feel about handling raw meat.

Anyway, it was a good week for Matthew and Emma, but as you can see they think entirely differently.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bethany earned her Young Women Recognition Award

We are so pleased with Bethany and her hard work in Young Women's. She earned her Young Women's Recognition Award in September. She put a lot of work into it and really enjoyed working on the values.

This year for the Young Women in Excellence activity our girls planned a Candyland game called ValueLand. It was lots of fun. Bethany was asked to be Queen Frostine. We had a dress that was in the dressup box that she could wear. It needed a jacket to cover it and make it more modest. We started sewing Monday morning and were able to finish it Wednesday afternoon. Bethany looked beautiul!! I think she enjoyed being Queen of the evening.
Julia displayed her photos from EFY. She used EFY as her Integrity project. She did a good job and enjoyed the evening.