|Christian playing in the sandbox full of some sort of dried bean or lentil. He is always up for playing with tractors|
|Ellie having a ball jumping on the hay bales despite the rain|
|Christian playing the the water pump rubber duck slide. He loves anything mechanical|
|Having fun making faces at the camera with some fun friends. I love how so many kids wears rubber boots in Oregon. They are so cute and really the best thing for the weather.|
Our ward has been planning a ward temple day since we got here back in June and this past Saturday we got to go to the Portland Temple with the kids. Brad had to work in the morning and wasn't able to meet up with us until right before the session. The kids and I went to the visitor's center and walked the grounds of the temple beforehand. The rain hadn't started, but the wind was pretty awful. The wind almost caused Brad to be late because a tree fell over in the wind on the interstate causing traffic delays. The ward had arranged for daycare at a nearby stake center. Unfortunately, about a half hour after we dropped the children off, the wind also caused a power outage, so the daycare workers we left in the dark for almost the whole time we were in the temple. They didn't have enough light in the nursery room, so they had to bring the 20+ kids out into the foyer. Apparently it was chaos, but we truly appreciated it. We picked up the kids and enjoyed a dinner at McDonald's at the children's request.
Sunday was Ellie's first primary program. She memorized her part, but got too nervous during the program to say it without the help from her teacher. Christian also had Ellie's part memorized by the time we finally reached the program as well. She was great at singing all the songs. Her favorite song this year by far has been "I Stand All Amazed." We sing it frequently at night before we put the kids to bed.
|Here she is before church. She had to wear a black dress because it was the week of Halloween. Sorry for the strange face she is making. For some reason she has a hard time smiling, holding still, and looking at the camera long enough for a picture.|