Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 26th Picture-A-Day

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The back of our van for our ward Trunk or Treat, after the Chili cook-off and costume parade and carnival. We had a huge turnout! Our van was also playing Mannheim Steamroller Halloween music, which you really should check out.

Juliana was not too happy because I'd walked a few steps away to take the picture... otherwise she was thrilled to sit there, eat her sucker and push the button on our eyeball jar.

October 25th Picture-A-Day

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Martin the Bearded Dragon after his first shed... (with us). He looks great! We've had him two weeks now, and he's grown about half an inch.

October 24th Picture-a-Day

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Michael working on his "Fashion Nightmare" costume for Halloween.

October 23rd Picture-A-Day

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Samuel found and fixed his CTR shield... and made a tiny CTR sword to go with it. CTR stands for "Choose the Right", meaning make good choices! This also shows the Armor of God, found in Acts 17, Ephesians 6 and other places.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 22nd Picture-A-Day

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4 boys and Juliana playing Just Dance...  while the older kids are at Scouts and Young Women and Liberty watches on the couch.

I just loved seeing Juliana get up and dance with them :)

October 21st Picture-A-Day

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Michael wanted a Dr. Who poster for his room... so he saw what was out there and adapted the designs for his own. Drew, painted, and put on his wall.

October 20th Picture-A-Day

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Juliana finally has enough hair for a tiny little pigtail. She's all ready for her 2nd week of Nursery, a class in our church for 18 month to 3 year olds where they learn the basics of the Gospel, and especially that God loves them!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 19th Picture-A-Day

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This is my cute Halloween Ghost collection... with an extra turkey out early thrown in...

We do love celebrating the cute and fun parts of Halloween.

October 18th Picture-A-Day

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Nathanael designing configurations for mahjong tiles... this one is the TARDIS.

October 17th Picture-A-Day

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Juliana checking out Benjamin and his bearded dragon. Everyone loves him! Almost more than they love our fish and snake... Martin is definitely more active.

October 16th Picture-A-Day

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Timothy, Christopher and Liberty playing with State cards... and yes, they know all the United States. It's amazing what they learn when they think it's just for fun... I think they will have fun watching the Geography Bee.

October 15th Picture-A-Day

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Martin, the mighty T-Rex?

This is Benjamin's tiny little Bearded Dragon, striking a fierce pose before he terrorizes crickets... (he's actually just regulating his temperature but this is a fun picture.)

October 14th Picture-A-Day

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Benjamin's Super Dragon, Martin. He hasn't grown much yet but he is eating and doing everything else he is supposed to. Everyone likes him!

October 13th Picture-A-Day

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Waiting in line to see M. Russell Ballard, an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He came to speak at a fireside commemorating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Liberty Jail memorial. Michael had just come from hearing him speak at the actual Liberty Jail.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 8th Picture-A-Day

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Samuel and his Lego United States map... inspired by his Geography Bee preparation, he wanted to make sure the parent-teacher saw this project. He needed a picture to show her...

October 7th Picture-A-Day

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Michael with "For the Strength of Youth". As suggested in our last Stake Conference, we are reading a little bit of this book at a time during Family Home Evening. So far so good!

October 6th Picture-A-Day

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During General Conference, we move the pictures of the 12 apostles and the Prophet and his two counselors into the family room as they give their main addresses to the church. This year they hadn't been moved OUT of the family room until just before Conference... but that's ok.

October 5th Picture-A-Day

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Everyone ready for General Conference! (even Juliana, sort of... ) The other kids were on the other couch with Dad... or on the piano bench.

October 4th Picture-A-Day

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Happy Birthday Benjamin!

October 3rd Picture-A-Day

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Giant Cookie!

October 2nd Picture-A-Day

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Maybe not entirely appropriate, but this tiny little Tardis has been popping up in odd places around the house...

October 12th Picture-A-Day

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Benjamin and "Martin" his new bearded dragon. This was his birthday (and Christmas? For the next few years?) present this year. We got the dragon this morning. (just in case, Martin can also be called Martha... )

October 11th Picture-A-Day

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Liberty being Shrek... no, wait, Princess Fiona!!!

October 10th Picture-A-Day

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So no, it's not Thanksgiving (for us) yet, and these aren't even dessert pies, they are turkey pot pies. :) And actually, we only ate most of 2 for dinner, even with all 11 of us eating them.

October 9th Picture-A-Day

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Nathanael and Samuel and their current project. It's 8 sheets of paper by 8 sheets of paper... world geography... they are adding physical features and landmarks as they remember or learn them...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1st Picture-A-Day

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We had a Court of Honor tonight with our boys' Scout troop. Benjamin got his Star rank along with 5 merit badges. Michael got 2 merit badges that are required for Eagle, which leaves him with 2 more (3, because of the requirements changing in January...) to do plus his project for Eagle.

Here is my Benjamin with my Jules. She can always make him smile... and he can make her smile, too.