Saturday, November 29, 2014

October in a Blink!

Okay....are you ready?
It starts off serene....
 We hiked the Springhollow Trail
 Jared...acting cool. Because, you know, when you are 18, you think your family is full of dorks.
 Sisters holding hands. Not because they love each other. Because I got sick of listening to them gripe about each other and how "she" this and "she" that. Holding hands always cures them.
 Just after this hike we found out that a dear friend of ours died tragically at the age of 18. These trees make remind me how it feels when time stands still.
That is how I felt when we heard.
 Time slowed down and then sped up quickly just after this hike.
 Kaleb always makes me laugh at the stuff he comes up with.
 We're heading in now to Birthdays!
Victoria and Daphne both had a birthday in the same week. 
What a whirlwind week. They enjoyed sharing it with Nana and Poppa.
 Hawaiian Luau party inspired by the American Girl story Molly.
Victoria even decorated her own cupcakes.

 Scouts at our house making neckerchief toggles for our Scout buddy Cameron who passed away tragically. It helped with coping. Cameron loved the Broncos and was very opinionated regarding the Broncos. So of course they made toggles in orange and blue in memory of Cameron.
 The only non-blurry picture from the Pumpkin Walk
 Cake again! Happy 22 Daphne.
 Jared showing us the progress of the house they are building for school....and showing us all the blood spots that he has dripped.
So far, he has hammered his thumb and fingers multiple times, got nailed with a nail gun in the wrist, whacked his chin with a tress (and probably needed stitches but didn't get them), fell off the roof.....and has bled many times. 
I bought him a box of bandaids and duck tape to keep in the car.
 Victoria at the Howl-o-Ween Dog Agility show. She got to try Henry out on the agility course. He loved it ....of course. Can you see the devil wings?
 Victoria's monster cupcake that she decorated in her 4H group.
I prepared frosting ahead of time for 10 weeks! 
I am so happy we are at the end of the semester now. Whew!
 Halloween Pumpkins
We grew so many pumpkins this year. Victoria just kept running out to the porch to grab another pumpkin to carve. there were no limits. Daphne, Jared and Kaleb got in on the action as well.
 Thanks to Daphne, Victoria had an invisible dog to walk and Kirk made her a gigantic milk bone. Daphne had an invisible horse. I can't find the picture, when I find it I will have to post it.
Recognize the tiki head? Kaleb's paper mache project that he entered into the fair?
Kirk won a $25 gift card for his costume.
 We thought we would be smart and have a fire since it is usually freezing cold on Halloween. 
Not this year...

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