Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Little Loves...

Another afternoon just killin' time and protecting the homefront!.
Jonah & Merrik ... light-sabers and camo pants! (which Merrik calls them "camel" pants)
(the sun was setting right in front of the house - a little bright in the eyes!)
My Babies!!! (not so much, anymore)

Jonah, Alli & Merrik! (again with the setting sun right in our eyes...)


The Transformer's Bumblebee (Jonah) & Vampire Merrik!

Merrik looked so cool - compliments of Jared's artwork.
Usually the boys are deadset on being the favored super hero of the day. But we'd borrowed a halloween book from the library with all sorts of how-to's for cool face-painted costumes. Merrik got his heart set on being a vampire & it turned out awesome!
And actually, Jonah wanted to be a skeleton but after the trial run (Jared painted his face a couple
weeks ago to practice) I don't think Jonah liked all the scrubbing involved in cleaning off
the face paint. SO he quickly changed his mind the night of trick-or-treating
and decided to be Bumblebee - an outfit we already had on hand.
Getting ready to head out...
Notice Merrik's very cool slicked back hair. Several days before, after getting out of the bath,
we combed M's hair back like this to get the effect. M loved it! And when he woke up
the next morning, he asked me, "Do I still have my vampire hair?" :)

Merrik, Daddy (the artist) and Jonah!

"Building our Eternal Families"

Sunday, October 25th was our annual Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentation.
The main church meeting is presented by the Primary children -ages 3 thru 11 -
when then share with the congregation all that they've been learning in the past year.
(By the time this photo was taken, the younger classes -Jonah's first in front on left-
had headbands on from their Sunday School lessons that read "I Can Have Faith".)
The amazing cake made by Robin (primary president & an amazing chef!).
The building blocks reading "I Can Build" was part of the
yearly "Building our Eternal Familes" theme. So cool! (she's SO talented!!)

Visitors from N. Carolina!! YAY!

Dan (on left), Kathryn (my sister-in-law) & Ben.
My 14-month-old nephews. CUTE! (you too, Kat!)
THANK YOU for visiting us!
An Uncle Jared sandwich!
(I'm going to go out on a limb here & say that's Ben on the left, Dan on the right)
...correct me if I'm wrong, Kat! :)
Dan as Batman & Ben as Superman - so much for secret identity!

Cousin Time!!
Merrik (3&1/2), Dan & Ben (14 months) and Jonah (5&1/2)
(Tyler was not interested in joining the photo opp.)

"Ben's in blue!"
(that's how I remembered most of the time! LOL. Good system, Kat!)

Here's Tyler! "WOOF!"

Jonah & Dan (above) and with Ben (below).
Jonah LOVED to play with his cousins. He was always with them! So cute!

Riding a Stagecoach!!

Merrik, Jonah & Alli - all smiles on the OSV stagecoach!
Another one of our weekly trips to Old Sturbridge Village.
I'm telling you - I don't know what we would do for fun here in Sturbridge if it weren't for OSV!
Merrik (above) & Jonah (below) in the stagecoach.

This stagecoach is so great. It is a replica of those used back in the 1800's.
We talked about how it would take all day to ride what now takes an hour in the car.
And what a bumpy ride! But of course that was the fun part for the boys.

Go Galaxies!!

In honor of Jonah having completed his 1st soccer season, here are some action photos.
The little girl here in Orange is Sami, Jonah's friend from preschool (obviously on the other team). One time while throwing the ball in, she threw it right to Jonah. So cute!
("OK, here ya go, my preschool friend!")

Picture day. Say "cheese"!

Jonah's team. (Jonah is 3rd from left - in back)
Surprisingly, he is not the tallest one.
(however, the boy who is - on the right- is in the 1st grade so we'll give him that)

It was SO, SO fun to go & cheer Jonah on at his games.
And a special shout out & THANK YOU to Mom & Dad and Kathryn (& Ty, Ben & Dan)
for logging the miles and coming to visit us and attending a game, too.
We were so happy to have you in our cheering section!!!