Like most months around here, October was full of adventure. Here's a haphazard collection of some of the happiest moments.
Brooklyn performed at a Utah Grizzlies hockey game with her school choir. Can you spot her?
Here's some help.
These guys paid a bit more attention to their books than the game.
Lots of fun anyhow.
Talia and Annika danced and cheered with the Spirit Squad during halftime of the West High football game. Annie may not have paid full attention...
...but at least she didn't do this.
All of the kids crashed Relief Society art night when we made marbled paper out of shaving cream and food coloring.
I have quite the prolific artists.
Here's Annika crafting again with Clever Octopus at the Marmalade library.
Modeling clay is perfect for practicing the alphabet.
On General Conference weekend, we took a fun trip up to Hyde Park to see Grandma Susie and Grandpa Charles. It was the perfect place for a game of tag. Run, Brooklyn, run!
Annika spent lots of time swinging from the monkey bars.
All that dangling makes for some impressive calluses. Ramona Quimby would be proud.
This October, we hung out with friends close by. Here we are celebrating the second birthday of our neighbors' twin sons. They had the cutest party, Tee for Two, at the Lindsey Gardens baseball field.
We also hung out with friends far away. Here's Jason visiting Niagara Falls after presenting at a conference in Buffalo.
While in Buffalo, he got to connect with his best friend from high school, Brad. Here's Brad playing with liquid nitrogen at their ward Halloween Party. Impressive!
Even more incredible was how much Brad's children have grown. By the way Brooklyn, you were betrothed to "B" when only a few days old.
This October, we even had friends from afar come and visit us, like Aunt Christy and Uncle Ben. Here's Christy observing the fine nuances of how to play pie face.
With a PhD in hand, Aunt Christy's a quick learner.
As the ultimate random gesture, we made a woolly bear caterpillar piñata this October.
Stay tuned to find out why.