Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 6, 2008
Pumpkin days! We took the boys to a pumpkin patch in Riverton. They got to pick out their own pumpkins. Landen and Preston ran non-stop from one end of this enormous farm to the other. It was a great backdrop for some fun photos. Tanner found one that will look really cool carved up to look like a skeleton's head. Gavin went for sheer size and Landen and Preston chose 50 different pumpkin at a time. It took a while, but they finally narrowed it down to one pumpkin each. We even snuck in a rare family photo! I just can't believe how big they are getting!


stephanie said...

Those pumpkins are really quite big---what a fun place. It's hard to remember to stop and get the whole gang together for a family photo. Good job for taking the moment, it looks nice.

ellemenopii said...

What a great picture of the boys! I took Xander to the arboretum today and it was so chaotic I couldn't even get my camera out of my bag. And that was with only my one child! You had 4 with you and you got a great picture! You win! Good job you!

Erica said...

Love the family shot! Fun times! Can't wait to see you all again.

joywinn said...

I'm so late in posting this! I thought I had already made a comment! I'm sorry.

I love your pumpkin patch and the pictures of the boys are awesome! I can't wait until we can be with you guys again. Looking at the pics makes me miss you guys so much.

Jamie said...

You guys look great! Hey FYI: I changed my blog address so I could delete my last name from all my posts, I am trying to safeguard our family from blog stalkers. My new address is If you list us in your blog list please don't include our last name. Thanks,Jamie

Lisa said...

Hi Gayleen! I saw this link on Nettes' blog, so decided to check it out! Loved all the family pictures! How is it our families are getting so big!! Lisa

Shonda said...

I know you have had a lot of stuff going on, but I do hope you get back to blogging, dear! It's such a great way to feel connected!
Love ya, Babe!

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Some snapshots of our evening at the pumpkin farm. We had great time. The boys picked some awesome pumpkins and we even got a family shot!

Karate Kid

This was Tanner's evaluation for his gold belt. He did a great job and loves this sport!

Tanner goes Orange!

Tanner goes Orange!

School Days

School Days
I'm ready to go to school everyone!


Gavin's first day at "real" Junior High. He is going to Willowcreek Jr. Tanner and Landen are still going to Lakeview Academy. They are all excited about this new year. Should be Great!

Tanner is now an orange belt. His test was great. He still loves karate and we look forward to the next cool color. Go Tanner!

Preston is off to school

Preston is off to school
Preston's first day of preschool at Little Scholars Academy. This is the third year we have tried to have him attend preschool. He has always gotten sick and had too many hospitalizations to be in school. I guess they say that the "Third time is a charm!" We are hoping for this. He loves going to school. His teacher's name is Mrs. Cluff. Landen had her also and really loved her. Preston is so fun, he runs the whole way there with Gil. He sings great songs about everything from colors to numbers. He knows his letters and loves to write his name. He loves to write any word that people will spell for him.

What a face!

Gil decided to put in a water feature in our yard this summer. Preston LOVED playing in the huge pile of dirt that arrived at our house. He was so dirty that I had to get it on film.

First Tooth

Before and after picture of Landen and the loss of his first tooth. He was very brave, eventhough it required more of a tug than we initially thought.

Summer Hail Storm

We were working out in the yard (I guess I should be honest and say Gil was working out in the yard!) and the rain and hail came down in buckets. The kids had fun running out and grabbing big pieces of ice. This picture shows one that Tanner picked up. Crazy, eh?


Preston and Landen love to bathe in the "cacuzzi". They get the bubbles really going with the jets. long as they get clean!


Pictures of the boys in their swimming lessons. We have had the same great teacher for 10 years. No, it hasn't taken them 10 years to learn to swim! She started with Gavin when he was 3 and they continued in her strokes class for exercise. They have a great time!