A few days ago I found this really cute counter (see very bottom of the page) and so I decided to put it on my blog to see if anyone really pays attention to what we're up to. In the last two weeks I've received a TOTAL of ONE comment for all my hard work...c'mon friends, help me out here. I said I needed suggestions, surely one of you has an opinion that you can share with me!!! The whole idea of this blog is to keep in touch...I'm dyin' here! Please leave comments. Preferably nice ones!! :o)
This is Kaleaha at her school's Halloween carnival. They had an area set up to take pictures and we finally got a pretty pose. Most of the time during the carnival she was much too busy to stop and take a picture. I'll try to post some of the other pictures later.
I'm pretty sure that this is a never before attempted picture. We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday at Mom and Dad's and I realized that we do not own a single picture with all 10 of us in it. (11 counting Slinky) Usually one of us is missing taking the picture and we're not organized enough to remember to bring the tripod and use the timer on the camera. One of the missionaries, Elder Mele, very kindly agreed to take a family picture for us and I'm truly grateful. Good food and a great time! We have so much to be thankful for.
As usual when we attempt to tackle a project on our house it turns out to be more than we bargained for. Ron fashioned a Christmas Light Hanging Tool and he was doing an awesome job getting the lights on the house, BUT Kaleaha thought that Dad might need her help, so she climbed up into the truck to offer her support. I was too busy laughing and taking pictures to be much help.
Kaleaha had a Thanksgiving Pow-Wow at her school where I got to go and eat lunch with her and her friends. Half of the classes were pilgrims and half were indians. Kaleaha's class was a group of indians and her teachers worked so hard on their costumes. It was a lot of fun and the kids had a great time eating with the grown ups. After lunch with the families the kids recited the scriptures that they had memorized and sang three songs about being thankful. Kaleaha's class scripture was : "Always be thankful" Col 3:15. It was very sweet to see these kids singing songs and quoting scriptures. They have a wonderful program at her school. Great teachers and great leadership.
We took a family vacation last fall to see Papa Sam and Vicki. We stayed for a few days and when we came home Papa Sam sent a xylophone home with Kaleaha. Ron and I "put it up" for her, but she remembers it every time that she sees a similar box. While we were outside the other night we got the xylophone down for her and she serenaded all of our neighbors. Thanks, Papa Sam, we'll call you when we're ready for a drum set...
Kaleaha loves to help me decorate the porch for each season. She's hanging out with the pilgrim girls and the craziest turkey that we've ever had. We were at church on Sunday and one of the families had a truckload of pumpkins and gourds that they were giving away. Ron and Kaleaha picked out some small pumpkins and gourds and then they got this crazy one that was yellow and bigger than the pumpkins. We made him into a turkey and he's the cutest one we've ever made. It's almost sad that we're gettin ready to put him up and get Santa out!
On Wednesday night we decided to start the process of hanging Christmas lights on our house. While Mom and Dad were busy, Kaleaha decided to climb the tree. I thought that she might sit up there and pose for a picture, but of course that was asking too much. So I have tree monkey faces instead. Luckily we kept her occupied almost the whole time that we were outside.
No, I haven't given up, I've just been really busy. Have you ever noticed that when you're really excited about something and you really want to devote some time to it that all these things come up that normally wouldn't happen. Maybe tonight. I've got some great pictures from last night to post. Wish me luck!