Thursday, November 4, 2010

Trick-or-treat in Albany

Brenda had a Relief Society meeting at our house and Albany businesses were having a Saturday trick-or-treat for kids, so David and Uncle Brian took the kids trick-or-treating. They loved it. Heidi and Caroline seemed to be the best at it, and Hyrum didn't like that he had to go to the people to get candy, I think he wanted the people to come to him. Overall, they were so cute, and they had fun. I couldn't ask for anything better.

Pumpkin Carving

Here are the kids pumkin carving. They had a blast.

Kid Pictures

Family for Confrence

This past confrence we had David's Parents and youngest sister visit. It was so much fun. The kids really liked seeing their Grandparents and Aunt Debra.

Newport Aquarium

These are some pictures of when Uncle Brian took us to the Newport Aquarium. It was his Birthday gift to us. Everyone had a blast. It was so much fun. Thanks Uncle Brian!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Brian!

Uncle Brian had his birthday recently, and he came to our house to celebrate. He didn't want a cake, but he wanted rhubarb pie. Here are some pictures of him with Brenda's famouse Rhubarb and Strawberry pie. We loved having him here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Back too soon

David will be headed back to school next week. He has a very full load this year. This fall he is going to start off with Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Genetics. We will see how this goes. He is happy to be going back to school, but he also loves to be home with his family. We really hope he does well!


Brenda was out window shopping (very dangerous) and came across a good keyboard for a very good price. She has been really wanting to get back into music, and so this was an early Christmas gift. Brenda has been very good about practicing every day. It is in our room for now until the kids are old enough to fully appreciate it and not destroy it in the process.

Bates' clan

We went to Brenda's parents after Grandma Sadie's. The kids had a lot of fun. They got to play with two of their cousins, Rosemary and Dustin. Here are some pictures of them playing at their Grandparents place. They really didn't want to go home, because they loved it so much. Brenda also got to see her older sister, Bridget. They had a lot of fun hanging out again. It was sad to go.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Grandma Sadie's

We realized after we left that we neglected to take a single picture while at Grandma Sadie's house. It was probably because we had so much fun.

Grandma Sadie is David's Grandmother. She is his father's mother. She is an amazing lady. While she might not have a formal college degree, she is one of the most educated people that we have ever met. She has worked in banks, and in public office. She turned 80 while we were there, and it was lots of fun to see her and help her celebrate. We wish her the best, and we will have to go back soon and take some pictures.

Car ride

Here are some pictures of our car ride from Oregon to visit David's Grandmother in Colorado. It was a long drive, but the kids handled it very well. They all really enjoyed the movie, and Hyrum especially enjoyed the red vines.