Tuesday, December 27, 2011

More December happenings

December came and is almost gone! Here are a few things that happened in the Johnson household.... Owen and Woody sitting down to watch Toy Story. Sorry, I could not get the picture to rotate and upload the right way, just turn your head :)

Bentley and his monster icicle.

In the school play Abby was a reindeer.

Bentley was a pirate. Yes, it was a Christmas play.Abby's clogging recital. She did great.

Abby and some of her classmates that clog too.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gingerbread Houses

This year I decided Owen needed to make his own gingerbread house and not just watch Bentley and Abby. I put a towel on his bed and he and I made his gingerbread house. He loved it! He thought it was pretty cool to pick the candy and colors. He didn't want it to leave his bed, he looked at it for most of the evening. (It actually turned out to be his Christmas Shrek shack because I could not get the roof to stay up!) Bentley wanted his sides to be perfect, so he planned it out and then went to work.Abby had a runny nose so Bentley insisted she wear a mask so she didn't get any germs on the candy. (Don't ask me how they make it in the outside world!) Bentley's front and side.

Abby's front and side.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Merry Christmas..lights

Lenn's Christmas lights are up again:The reason for the season....

The middle.....
The twinkling wreath(new this year).....

The reindeer.....

The other wreath....

The twenty foot Christmas tree (new this year). This tree was a family affair, we chose the COLDEST day to put it together. We were all freezing, but everyone was a big help, even Owen, not one alarm during the whole process.

Here is the whole scene!

Thanks Lenn, you did a great job. We hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season, enjoy it all and have a very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Decorating the tree

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again. We love the Christmas season in this house!! This year we couldn't wait until after Thanksgiving so we put up the tree the Monday before. Lenn decided he would hang out on the couch with Owen and supervise. Then Bentley joined the boys and boy did they supervise!

My sad attempts at trying to get the whole family in the picture! I gave up and Abby and I got to decorating.

The girls.

Bentley finally joined in on the fun and put on a few decorations.

We hope you are your families are well this Christmas season and that we all take the time to remember and celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

More to come on Lenn's Christmas lights this year........

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Fun

Some of our Halloween fun: The Halloween party with some of the cousins. Lenn and Owen sat this one out, it is that time of year again :(.
The donut on a string!! I don't know who it is more fun for, the spectators or participants?
Bentley's pumpkin was quite impressive, so many little teeth.
Abby insisted on doing her pumpkin all by herself this year. It turned out great too!

Lenn had Owen pick the design for his pumpkin and then Lenn carved it.
All of our pumpkins together.

The night came to dress-up. Bentley was being his silly self, but once that wig went on it at least doubled!! I was trying to take a picture of the cute cowgirl and the hippie kept jumping in the way. When I told Lenn what Bentley was doing, hoping for some help in the control department, Lenn starting jumping in too!

We finally beat the boys with the snap for the cowgirl.

The hippie with Spider man. Wow, look at those muscles. Abby thought it was funny that Owen had all those muscles and still couldn't move.

As usual, Owen wasn't too happy about going anywhere, but once he got to the van the smiles began.

While Bentley and Abby were trick-or treating, we were run down by a sweet lady. She came up to the van and handed me a little foam pumpkin and said, "this is for Owen". Then she told me' "last year I gave him candy and felt really bad about it afterwards, so I got him a pumpkin instead." How sweet is that? That was so thoughtful and kind. Thank you! Owen loves his pumpkin, it fits right in his hand.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall 2011 Pictures

Bentley 11 years old, I found out he will do about anything if he can have a football.

Abby 8 years old

Owen 3 1/2 years old

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bentley's peewee football

We made it through another year of peewee football. This was Bentley's last year and next year he will be playing in Jr. High sports. His team had a great year with some really great coaches. The dad that was in charge this year got some of last years high school graduates to coach the boys. They did such a great job with them. The boys loved them and worked really hard for them.
In fact, they were so great I have to tell about our last game. In Cokeville 3rd graders play to help with numbers. This year there was a 3rd grader that has a love for football that is unmeasurable, but his physical capabilities hold him back a little. His one side is very strong but the other isn't as strong due to some strokes as a newborn. The coaches knew of this love and in the last game they had a special play just for him. They had the 5th graders go in to block for him to run the ball. They wanted him to score but it didn't happen but he made it a good 20 yards or so. It was incredible that these boys just out of high school would even think of such a thing. Not only did they make this 3rd graders day, they taught all those players a great life lesson. It is something that Bentley will never forget doing. He loved going in and blocking for this boy and will forever look up to the coach that had him do it.

With that said, enjoy the video of Bentley's years of peewee football!

Bentley's Peewee Football from Gayle Johnson on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Not already!!

I am so NOT ready for this!!!

It snowed all day today, I am sure it will be gone by tomorrow but I am not ready for winter again. It just ended, didn't it?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 2 of our little vacation

I have been bugging Lenn for a long time about taking Owen to the Zoo. He has never been there and I think every child needs to go to the zoo. After we got there though I realized a movie about the zoo might have been better for Owen but o'well we were there so we might as well enjoy the atmosphere.
Bentley and Abby were tired from the night before but they still seemed to have a good time. Bentley is always such a good helper when it comes to helping with Owen or his equipment. We decided to rent a wagon to pull around suction and diaper bag. Bentley insisted on pulling it around almost the whole time and you know how steep those little hills get when pulling or pushing something. Bentley and Abby love posing with all the statues.

Abby couldn't figure out why this turkey wasn't in a cage or something. It was walking amongst all the people and it had Abby baffled.

This was one of the few animals that Owen could see and he loved it. The gorilla came right up to the glass and then sat down with his back to us. It was funny he kept looking over his shoulder at Owen and Owen didn't take his eyes off of him.

Of course the train ride. I was a little disappointed that Owen couldn't go on the train but Abby and Bentley still did and had fun. I never realized what all the kids laying in a stroller miss at the zoo and if they can't get out they can't even go on the train. It is crazy what we take for granted.
We had a great little vacation, not far from home and not too long. It was great. I was a little worried about germs but we survived and everyone is well.