One of the things Kent will miss most about our move to Utah is the fact that his partner in crime is not making the move with us. Yes Kent loves his grandparents, aunts, and uncles, but not quite as much as Kent loves Cade. It makes me sad to think they won't be as close to one another for the next few years, but hopefully one day they can pick up where they left off.
Kent and Cade in their Christmas outfits.
Stealing food from Grandpa
Just a cute picture
Since we began the process of moving, the boys have discovered how fun boxes are to play in.
Because my Christmas cards are still on their way from Shutterfly, I thought I would post a preview to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I love this time of year and we are privileged to spend it with both our families.
Thank you Lance for bearing the cold to take a few pictures of us, you are amazing!
This past weekend was WSU's fall commencement and boy were we excited to have a graduate walking. Ammon finally graduated with his degree in computer science. It was nice to see him walk and it was nice that my family was willing to take care of Kent so I could see him walk. After sitting for 2 1/2 hours Kent had had enough and I sent him to the office, where my mom was working. We loved sharing the weekend with both our families and now for the pictures (thanks to Derek for being our personal photographer).
Right after walking in
"Good thing grandpa runs this place so we can run around the office with our soccer balls."
This past Friday Pullman had its annual tree lighting ceremony downtown and Santa Claus showed up for the cause. Brett, Rachel, and I took the boys downtown to visit Santa and check out the tree. Kent didn't care for Santa, but he loved the miniature candy cane he was given.
Kent and I in front of Pullman's tree.
Kent and Cade with Santa.
We tried to pose the boys in front of the cougar, it didn't go so well. Kent looked like he had seen a real cougar and Cade was blinded by the light.
As most of you know, the last two weeks have been rather snowy here in town, in fact another two inches and it would have set a record for the month of November. Not only was it snowy, some of the days it was super cold, in the single digits. Since Kent thought it was fun to stand at the window and say "no", which is his pronunciation of "snow", I thought it would be fun to send Kent out while Ammon shoveled off the back deck. It lasted all of a minute and he was taking off his gloves and wanting inside. I tried to teach him to eat it, throw it, etc. but he wanted nothing to do with it. I have since bought him boots, snow pants, and a sled in hopes he likes it better, but due to the flu we have yet to find out. I will report back when we know, but if he is anything like his dad he will still hate it. But he sure does look cute!
I realized that I hadn't posted in a while so I thought I would I just share a few pictures we have taken that haven't been posted.
I will put in a little plug for Apple, my mom got an iPad for her birthday this year and the boys just love it. My mom and dad have put a few apps on it just for them. Over the course of the last few months they have excelled at using them. Anytime Kent sees someone using the iPad he goes over and says, "Up please."
This is the highchair Rachel rigged up for Kent at her house. I think after a few tries they switched out the toy toolbox for a soup pan.
Brett and Rachel let Kent play in a box with packing peanuts one day while at their house.
Kent obviously thought Wiley needed his Fisher-Price person for dinner.
His hair is getting too long to style, but I thought it looked cute anyway.
One of my best friends from high school got married the weekend before Halloween to a kid I grew up with in my home ward. They have dated on and off since high school, but finally tied the knot in a beautiful wedding I was privileged to be a part off. I wish I would have taken more pictures, but I had Kent with me most of the time and he seems to take precedence over my camera.
The beautiful bride, Sarah, and myself
My friend Lauren and me
Getting into the dress with her mom and maid on honor
The whole laundry basket was filled with toys to occupy Kent from 10-4, he did really well considering the circumstances.
Since Kent was sick the week of Halloween he wasn't up for many festivities, that and we didn't want to share his germs. We kept him home from our playgroup Halloween party, our ward Halloween party, and Ammon's sister's Halloween party. Since I did spend a certain amount of time making his costume, he was dalmatian, we decided to take him to the mall and trick-or-treat on Friday night. I have never seen the mall so busy, I think all Pullman of Moscow were there. Rachel and I then took the boys out to Colton for a photo shoot this week since we coordinated their costumes, Cade was a fireman. I will also include some pictures of pumpkin carving which kept Kent's attention for 5 minutes. Sorry for the picture overload, this probably should have been two posts.
Nothing like a picture outside Ross on a bench.
LeAnn, Brett, a dalmatian and a firefighter
A worn out puppy!
He wanted to eat the guts.
Armed with a scoop
The final product, Tux! For those of you who don't know he is the cute logo of Linux, a computer operating system.
Since the beginning of September Kent and I have been taking a parent/child swimming class with Rachel, Brett (when he is in town) and Cade. We start in the really shallow water singing songs and playing and then move into the deeper water to work on laying on back, kicking, paddling, jumping off the edge, etc. At first Kent loved it, but for the last few weeks he has not been so sure when we move to the deeper water. Regardless, I still take him, make him stay in the pool for the whole 30 minutes, and pass him off to the teacher, even if he cries, so she can put him underwater. I know that may sound mean, but I think it is never to early to teach him not to quit when the going gets tough, or something of the sort. Maybe I do it in hopes that he will love the water as much as his mom.
The teacher has us count to three before we let them jump off the edge. I hold up my fingers while I count, he just holds up one finger the whole time.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on his back
Ring Around the Rosie
Learning how to blow bubbles, he still can't do it.