Saturday, October 27, 2012

Andrew's Jazz Festival

Andrew is an AMAZING pianist! He loves to play and we love hearing him play. When he doesn't want to practice, we just tell him there won't be anymore EVERY time. He loves to perform for people and he says he doesn't get nervous!
 He was able to perform in a Jazz festival and really enjoyed himself, I think next year and actually play a jazz piece.

Monday, October 22, 2012


We took the annual trip to the corn maze
I think Ben was enjoying getting lost, what do you think?

Daddy, Daniel and Sierra

 Andrew and Ben trying to find their way out
 Sierra's costume for the Peterson Halloween party, with the token V for victory sign for USC
 Heading off the the party...see, she thinks she needs to do it when ever she wears her cheerleader outfit. The boys wanted to be ninjas, but were only allowed the masks at the Petersons
 Daniel, our pirate parrot
 Princess Sierra and Princess MacKensie at the ward trunk-or-treat which is held ON Halloween
 Daniel enjoying his haul, I love this age at Halloween, it always takes a few cars before they catch on, and when they do, there's NO stopping them
 Andrew always goes around a few times and then enjoys sitting and handing out candy.
 Ben coming to dump his loot so that he can go again
 Makensie Peterson, Ethan Miller, Sierra, and Austin Bankhead...what fun friends! Sierra asks for them often.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Our own silly dinner

Because the youth had such a good time with their dinner, we decided to have a last minute silly pasta dinner with the Millers.
Jacob eating pasta with tongs, Ethan and Ben getting a kick out of watching
 Sierra attempting to eat out of her bucket, can't tell what with though
 Ben attempting with tongs too
 Aubrey with a kid cup and Andrew with his baby bottle, this really cracked him up
 GO Andrew!! shovel it in!
 Daniel wanted tongs too, good thing we had a lot
The kids LOVED it and are still talking about it. A definite must for next year, and because we live in Bakersfield, we can have it OUTSIDE and invite more friends!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rapelling with the scouts

Back in October, Bob and the scouts were able to go rapelling on one of their camp outs. Probably one of their favorites.

 Blake Peterson enjoying himself

 A highlight of their trip....watching Bob try to put his airmatress in his FIT!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"etiquette dinner"

For our etiquette dinner for the youth, we had a "scripture dinner" they were to look up scriptures and order from them. We then gave them a variety of utensils to eat with.
Nick Henderson eating chicken with scissors out of a sand bucket
 Lexie Phillips drinking from a kid cup
 I don't even know WHAT Caitlin and Cypress are having to use
 yes, Sam Hunter has a baby bottle

It was A LOT of fun seeing the youth attempt to eat with so many off the wall utensils.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Field trips

So far this year Sierra's been on 2 field trips! We first headed to the bugseum (where they make those butterfly gardens you see on TV)
 Another time we headed to the Kern County Fair. Even though it's at the end of September it's always HOT. They have one morning where it's free for preschoolers and grade schoolers. Sierra enjoyed playing in the Kid zone and petting the animals.
 This bunny was HUGE!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Family Pictures

We were fortunate enough to be able to have our family picture done at the Denver Temple. It was extra special because it has been 10 years since we were married there.
 So, here we are 10 years later....