Sunday, October 31, 2010

What will he think of next?

Keyton found this piece of sage brush on a hike. Deciding it looked like an umbrella, he wanted to turn it into one with tape and paper.

Keyton dictated the following story to his preschool teacher:

Once upon a time there was a knight who wanted to find a rocket ship. But he found a dragon instead. The knight speared the dragon and the dragon blew fire out of his mouth and where he got speared. 140 knights came and speared the dragon all over. The second knight found the rocket ship gun and shot it at the dragon. But there were too many guns shooting at the other knights. So they got in a force field so they would be protected. And they put it towards the second knight and that is the end.

October 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Swearing in Nick

Nick passed the Idaho bar and was officially sworn in with his adoring fans all in attendance.

September 30, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the weekend

My dad came to visit to see the grand-kids.

Oh wait. He really came to see the BSU-OSU football game. That's okay, we'll take it. Kyle, Mike and family, and Emily also came. The girls did the Women's celebration 5k run/walk in the morning, the boys did the football game in the afternoon.

While the football goers baked in the sun, the kiddos had cousin time. Keyton and Aidan dedicated quite a bit of time trying to figure out who was taller.

Lots of jumpy castle.


Fun with Emily's phone.

Gramma and her brood, minus Lucy who has the common sense to go to bed at a decent hour.

September 25, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010


September 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Nick's Grandpa grows a huge garden and needed a good home for one of his rows of carrots. We took them off his hands, all thirty pounds. What started out as fun soon became orange and monotonous. By the time they got in cans I ran out of steam for a final picture, but I promise you there are quarts and pints of carrots topping my cupboards looking carroty and eagerly awaiting a good stew.

September 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy 88 Grandma (Ruth Benson) Smith

September 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Notice that appliance to Lola's left? That's right friends. We've officially made it.

September 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hyde Street Art Festival

Gma&pa accompanied us to this even to meet all our hippie neighbors!

September 17, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Super Soccer Tots!

K's soccer practice is absolutely hysterical. You have to look hard to know it's soccer as they don't play games and the kids pitch a fit everytime they have to use their balls. Instead favorite activities include "What time is it Mr. Fox," "Hoolies," and "Good Monkey Messy Monkey". My personal favorite is the theme song to the to the tune of If You're Happy and you Know it (especially the second verse):

We all love to play soccer with our friends!
We all love to play soocer with our friends!
We all love to play together, we all love to get much better,
We all love to play soccer with our friends!

You can NEVER touch the ball with our hands. Hands!
You can NEVER touch the ball with our hands. Hands!
You can head it, you can chest it, you can knee it, you can kick it,
but you can NEVER touch the ball with your hands. Hands!

September 11, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

First day of preschool!!!

September 8, 2010

Bronco Nation

Keyton has become a Bronco die hard enthusiastically spotting BSU bumper stickers, mailbox covers, flags, and sweatshirts in full voice!!!!!! Needless to say he was in little boy heaven at the season's first tailgating party at Grandma Great's.

September 6, 2010


Smores at Moose's house, a budding tradition.

September 5, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Hiking the gravel pit

I took the kids for the one mile loop around this gravel pit gone wet land near Terry and Becky's house. Keyton was in heaven scaling the hills and rolling in the dust. Lola's shoes kept falling off.

September 2, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

N's first day of work--all grown up!

August 31, 2010