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!