Wednesday, December 13, 2017

November 2017

The first weekend in November found Randy and Jared going hunting, so Courtney, Ryder, Nikelle, Molly, Blake and I loaded up and went to Meridian.  We stayed in a hotel, swam in the pool, played on the stairs, in the halls and in the elevator.  Nikelle was able to go see her Grandma, and she and Courtney went to the Meridian Temple Open House.  It was kind of a fast trip, but it was a fun one.

I love these pictures of Clark, he had a blast playing with the magic track.

November 11 -- The guys went hunting again, the girls went to a baby shower, so I got to spend some time with these grand little ones.  They watched Mickey Mouse, played a silly game running a car on the table to each other.  We ordered pizza, and they all ate really good. Annie, Molly and Clark even got a little painting in.  It was a fun day.

Sunday, November 12 --  Sunday dinner with everyone.  It was nice enough that Annie could go swing, Grandpa read stories to Molly, Annie and Clark.  Clark and Molly got their toe nails clipped, and there was a fun game of Uno.

November 13 - Ryder got to go see Grandma Great and ride on her machine, then he got to go to Sam's Club, he took real good care of the paper plates.

Brian made raisin pie from scratch! That's a great accomplishment!

November 16 - 19 -- We got to have Molly come stay with us while her mom (and dad) were busy with the Miss Bonneville pageant. We had a lot of fun reading stories, getting stuck in the chair, fixing our hair, watching Minnie on the IPad while Grandma watched the Jazz.  Ryder came to play, and they had fun playing in the leaves at Aunt Merralee's, riding in the car cart at Keslers and playing with the toys.  They are so funny, if one does something, the other does too, everything has to be equal.

Brian, Celia and the kids flew to Michigan to be with Cindy and Ken for Thanksgiving.  Here are a few of the pictures they sent of their trip.  Clark liked the cats, but not all the cats liked him.  Maden and Annie loved walking Ruckus. They all love story time with Cindy, and taking the cans and bottles in to get the refund.

November 23, Thanksgiving
With Brian's family gone and Randy working, we decided we would have Thanksgiving on Friday.  

It was a very nice warm day (for November) so Jared and Nikelle and Molly had a nice time visiting Brody at the cemetery.  I love the pictures, they turned out really well, especially the light flooding down on Nikelle.  They also visited Grandpa Mark and Uncle Terry's graves, this picture is way cool with both of their headstones.  

Blake and I and my parents, Paul and Beth Chambers decided to go to Fort Hall and have Thanksgiving dinner with the Indians, haha.  They have a wonderful buffet, it was really quite amazing, tons of good food, with lots of variety.  

Later in the afternoon, Jared, Nikelle and Molly came down to spend the night.  There was more story time and playing with Ryder.  Grandpa had a nap with Ryder's Mickey blanket, and Jared taught Molly all about playing with trucks and trailers.

Friday morning, Blake, Jared and Randy put together this fun little table, when they were noisy with their drill, Ryder and Molly would cover their eyes instead of the ears. The table is just right for them, with room for Clark too.

Ryder had to have his hair fixed just like Molly.  

They made a trip to Walmart, Molly and Ryder both got new Minnie and Mickey blankets.

Here's the Thanksgiving dinner spread.  It was a good dinner!

Brian and Celia got their Christmas Tree put up before they left for Michigan, Randy and Courtney got theirs up before Thanksgiving.  They helped get mine up after dinner on our Friday Thanksgiving.  I appreciated the help very much!  Jared and Nikelle got theirs up the next weekend.  The grand littles all love the Christmas Trees.  I love that my wonderful fireplace mantle fits all 17 stockings, with room for more!

Just some cute pictures --- Molly loves her Minnie dress! Annie and Clark just like hanging around at Maden's basketball practice. Ryder's got some wild curls going on when his hair is longer.  He thinks he's playing cards with Grandma Beth and I, but really he's just throwing them on the floor.  Jared, Nikelle and Molly found Olaf!

Monday, November 13, 2017

October 2017 Occasions and Happenings

Oct 2 - Blake and his sister Marcele took his Mother to a funeral, then to Dixie Diner.  When they got back to Merralee's house, they took some more pictures with Merralee and Sharla.

Oct 2 & 3 - Spud Harvest! My 3 sons favorite time of the year.  Randy, Courtney, Ryder, Blake and I drove out to Goshen to get in some spud digging time with Bart. It is always a great time.  Blake and Courtney rode on the combine, Ryder loved riding in the tractor.  Randy got to help move the pipe out of the way.

We went to the cellar after visiting the field.  Blake and Randy picked some great spuds right out of the truck.  Jared, Nikelle and Molly came to check out the spuds and smell the spud dirt. Molly loved her ride in the tractor with Nikelle and Bart, and Jared got to ride the combine.  Brian's family went to Goshen the next day, they had fun finding some unique spuds,  and riding in the tractor.

Molly and Nikelle went to a pumpkin patch, and were so surprised when Annie showed up with her preschool class!  Annie and Molly were so glad to see each other!

Oct. 7 - My parents, Paul and Beth Chambers and Blake and I took a little drive to the Star Valley Temple.  It is a beautiful little temple nestled in a wonderful valley.  We loved our time time there.  I especially love the picture of the spire covering the sun, making a partial eclipse.

I took some pictures of the leaves as we drove around Palisades.  They were especially pretty with the sun shining and making them bright.  We were amazed at how full Palisades still is.  

October 9 -I lost one of my best friends.  Billie Crew left this life.  She was such a good friend to me and my family for about 28 years.  She was such a good example to me of Christlike love and service.  She did more for people than I can even imagine.  She babysat Jared for many years so I could do so many fun and needed things.  She made so many quilts for us and for our family and friends.  She served with me in the cub scouts and activity days.  She made an impact on so many people.  Ryder loved to go visit her and play with the truck, tractor and magic track. She was so thoughtful to Jared and Nikelle.  I miss you and love you Billie!

Just some random pictures - Molly, Annie, Ryder and Clark are having fun with a movie and popcorn.  Jared, Nikelle and Molly at the pumpkin patch, Ryder loved the go cart at Cal's.  Molly just relaxing at the playground.  Celia went to visit Cindy and Ken, and they went to a pumpkin patch too.

Oct 13 - While Celia was in Michigan, I was able to go up and stay with Maden, Annie and Clark for a day.  There is no greater joy in my life than spending time with my Grand little ones! Clark joined Maden with some IPad time.  The Bonneville Homecoming Parade went by one street over from Brian's house.  Annie, Blake and I walked over to see the floats.  We saw Nikelle on the Miss Bonneville float! Randy came up and helped Blake take the dead stuff out of the garden while Brian was at work.  They took Clark and Ryder to a store, and they loved sitting in the side by side.  I did Kiwi and Tinker Crates with Maden and Annie (I didn't get a picture of Annie doing hers).  We went to Texas Roadhouse when Brian got done working.  I had to take a picture of the snow the next day.  I think this is a cute picture of Molly, while she was in Utah.

Oct 15 - On my birthday, Randy and Courtney fixed dinner, along with help from my mom. Everyone came to help celebrate.  I think those 5 little munchkins that are watching a show in my bed are the cutest things ever! We had good food, and the kids love singing and blowing out the candles.

Oct 18 - Blake and I got to tend Molly and Ryder one day, Their energy, and excitement for life is kind of contagious.  I'm sure glad that I didn't have twins though!

Oct. 23 - Blake and I went to Boise for work, and this is what we came home with! It's a 2017 Ford Explorer, and it's not red!  It's a real nice, fancy car! While we were there, we also went to the Meridian Temple Open House, it was beautiful and we loved it.  I didn't get any pictures, though.

October 28 - Annie's party! Annie and her friend Evie loved the PJ Masks and capes that Cindy sent.  What a fun Sticky Donut "Cake".

One of Annie's favorite things to do, is to put on a show on her stage.  It started out with Annie and her friends and Molly, then she would call more people from the audience up to her stage.  I think it just might be one of Nikelle's favorite things too!

Oct. 28 - Boo at the Zoo - Minnie Mouse Molly, Ryder the Lion, Tigger Clark, Pikachu Maden, Catboy (or girl) Annie.

We went really early and waited for quite a while.  This is how the kids entertained themselves as we waited.  Annie and Clark were so cute as they danced.

Tinker Bell and Peter Pan and family!  Cute family pictures of everyone.

We had a special treat while we were in the zoo, the lion cubs were so fun and entertaining to watch. 

Oct 29 - My sister in law, Julie lost her father when he died in a tragic car accident.  We all went to the viewing.  It was a long wait in line for the kids, but they were pretty good.  Julie and Annie had matching dresses, and Julie was so cute asking to get a picture of them being twins.

Oct 30 - Annie's birthday! I got to go watch the bowling party for Annie's birthday.  Her friends Evie and Addie got to come too.  Everyone had a great time.

After bowling, we went to Texas Roadhouse, Annie was so excited to sit on the saddle and get the Texas Roadhouse Yeehaw! It was a bonus that it was Monday and she got her face painted too!  I sure do love you, Annie girl!

Some fun Halloween pictures - Donald and Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse, Minnie Mouse Molly went to see Grandma Great.  Trick or Treating with Pikachu, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh.  Minnie and Jared trick or treating.  Poor Ryder got sick just before the trunk or treat started, so he spent the the night chilling on the couch.  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

September Happenings 2017

Molly and Ryder love hot tub time with Grandpa.  Molly is a fish and Ryder is getting braver.

We went to the Eastern Idaho Fair Parade.  Molly needed to watch some Minnie Mouse while we got ready, Grandpa wrapped her up in a nice blanket.  Randy and Jared went early and saved us a nice spot, but then a bunch of people came and stood in the road in front of us, so we couldn't see much of the parade and left early.

At the fair, the marines had a pull up bar, so Annie, Brian and Maden had to test it out.

The tractors, animals, petting zoo are the fun part of the fair. Clark loved the petting zoo and the horse ride.  The horse was trying to eat Annie's shoe. It was hot for the fair this year, getting up to almost 90!  Ryder went to the fair several times, he got so he could tell where everything was.

I love it when we get cute pictures in the group texts! Ryder and Molly got to ride in the side by side at Uncle Bart's house.  Molly is such a little poser for pictures, just like her mommy.  This is Annie's first day of preschool.  She was so excited to go, and she seems to love it still.

Brian and Celia had a little family tennis match, it's so fun for the kids to get big enough to play with them.  Annie loves her huge sunflowers that grew in front of their house. Molly loved watching some Disney on my bed with Maden and Annie.

Blake, Jared, Randy and Ryder took the boat to Blacktail for one last little outing.  Jared wake-boarded, and Randy skied.  They said it was the perfect last boat trip.

Molly loves to go see Brody and play with the special dump truck.  Brian's family took some of their amazing sunflowers to Brody.  Blake, Jared, Molly, Courtney, Ryder and I (I know, funny combination of people, but that's how it worked out) went to see some of the homes on the Parade of homes. It was rainy and wet and muddy, so Jared had to carry the two kiddos, they are getting heavy! When we were at Texas Roadhouse, we tied Ryder's napkin around his neck for a bib, and whatever you do for Ryder, you have to do for Molly too.

We had Blake's birthday dinner on Sunday, Sept. 17th.  The kids love singing and blowing out the candles.  

After dinner, Annie, Ryder, Clark and Molly got corralled in the horse trailer for some unknown reason, they didn't seem to mind. Then Grandpa went swinging with the triplets.

On the 20th, I took Ryder to story time at the library.  He had a good time and I think he'll grow to like it, if I can remember to take him! He loved doing the candles in the pie for Grandpa on his birthday on the 21st.

September 23 - Princess Party in Rupert.  Nikelle, Molly, Celia, Annie, Maden, Nichole and Evie and Addie Pasley and I went to Rupert for the annual Princess Party.  Annie and Clark had to get their nails all ready the day before, Maden had to model his Prince Eric costume before hand too.  Cute Prince and Princesses!

Arial was so glad that her Prince Eric came to the party.  One Cinderella crowning another cute little Molly Cinderella.  Annie was Ahna, and Evie was Elsa, they were both pretty shy about getting the pictures taken with the bigger Ahna and Elsa.

There was a fun tea party, where they served us lunch, then the princes and princesses came into the room and sang beautiful songs.  The kids all knew the words from "Frozen" and "Moana".  Ahna chose Maden to be "The One".  They learned how to bow and curtsy, and how to hula dance.  It was a fun day.

We'll wrap up September with some random pictures.  Brian and Celia harvested their garden, everyone was impressed with the watermelon and pumpkins.  Molly had to take her shirt off, so she didn't get her white shirt dirty when she ate pizza, so of course Ryder had to take his shirt off too.  Molly ran up to this lion at the zoo and sat down and said "cheese".  She knows that you take pictures at the zoo.  Ryder loved going to the Draper Temple with Coourtney.  Maden is getting pretty good at eating with chopsticks.