October 20, 2010

Birthday Boys

Taylor's father Bill & Noah share the same birthday, born October 2nd, exactly 50 years apart.  My mom had family over for dinner after General Conference, so it was a perfect opportunity for a little cake!  I find it so neat that Bill always makes an effort to be in town so the two of them can celebrate their birthday together.  They have not missed a year yet.

The birthday boys.
Noah's love for football inspired this cake.
Who knows what they were talking about, but I'm almost certain it was business related.
 The first time, and probably the last, I've ever seen them with their arms around each other & a smile.
 Ben made a "mini-cake" to go along with the birthday cake.
 My brother in-law Jared was in town from Idaho, so we were excited to have him come & hang out with us.  Also, my grandpa was feeling well enough to come over for a while too.  
So grateful for that.

Michael washing dishes?  I'm sure it's because he had Brandy over.  Whenever a girlfriend/boyfriend comes for dinner, I know I won't be needing to do the dishes.

The following Sunday, Noah was ordained to be a Deacon, & was able to pass the Sacrament for the first time.  I can't even express how amazing it felt to see two of my sons passing the Sacrament.  I'm so proud of him.
I love you Noah!!!

Soccer Time!

Primary Soccer has started  again this year.  Ben is SO excited to be playing, since he wasn't old enough last year to participate.  Each week is a countdown until the next Thursday for him.

Before the game, it's social time.
Once the game begins, he's in complete concentration mode with the tongue in the cheek.
Mom used to call soccer "bunch ball" because it always looks like a little bunch of kids moving up and down the field with the ball.  I completely see why.

 Before his first game, Noah told him he'd give him a dollar if he got a goal.  This incentive isn't in effect anymore however, or he'd be completely broke.
I'm so proud of how well he's doing in soccer.  He's always had a good kick, and he never stops running at home (& I mean never), so this obviously is the sport for him.