Friday, November 28, 2008

Grandpa and Grandma Enjoy Carson

Carson can pull himself up but can't quite get what to do with the feet and legs.
The first ball that Carson played with was a Titlist that Uncle Chad would have picked!.

Grandpa Gabrielsen tries to explain the game of golf to Carson....well, maybe it is a little too son.

Thanksgiving 2008 at Joe & Laurie's.

John brought RAndee home for the holiday. She is enjoying playing the organ, exercising and eating leftovers.

Carson loved the high chair idea but what about that PINK Bib! Grandpa and one of his favorite people.

Joe was tireleass on the cleanup. David and Melanie brought over Carson. John drove Scott's new Honda to Boise.

I need Lesson 101 for labeling these pictures. Gabe (minus 40 lbs) is back from Samoa. He is going to the Single's WArd in Kayville, doing correspondence from a difficult looking physics book. Steve goes M and Th to classes at BYU in Salt Lake City. He plans to start the mission process at Christmas time.

Melanie Pieces Baby Quilt

Melanie pieces a baby quilt for Carson. David's mother will machine
quilt it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Laine Turns Nine

Laine turned nine this year and enjoys going to a Charter School. She especially enjoys jumping rope with friends.

Scenes from New York, Reed Style

Reed has changed companions since these pictures were taken. Elder Xie was much older (31) and was made zone leader. Reed now has a fellow that he was with in the MTC.

Lance Enjoys Hiking, Birthday and Homecoming

Laine made sure that Lance's 17th birthday was celebrated. He prefers pie instead of a cake.
Homecoming 2008 was lots of fun. They dined at the Joseph Smith Building, and went bowling in addition to the dance at Olympic High School

Lance loves hiking in unusual places.

From North Woodside

It turns out that instead, he had a gene deficiency called Scandavian finger. Sorry this is posted backwards.
For years Todd thought that his bent finger was probably a basketball injury.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Day in Moke's Life

Every Wednesday, Moke heads to the Salt Lake Indoor in Murray to play with his soccer buddies. Coach Kalin does everything to incorporate listening and physical skills for the kids. Of course, Moke is one of the best. He loves most to SCORE THOSE GOALS!!
As Coach Kalin was pointing out colors on the parachute they use for listening skills, he said " What is that color?", and the kids exclaimed," Green!", then he said,"What is that color?", and the kids yelled, "Red!" and coach Kalin said, "Yeah, Go UTES!" The kids, all but Moke scream, "Go Utes!" Moke says, "No Red! Blue! BYU COUAGARS!!!" That's a true Gabrielsen!!

After soccer, Moke and I hit the mall for some pretzels and people watching. Moke and I found the coolest popsicle! It was a three dollar Spider Man. Moke took ten licks, and then went on to the next amazing discovery. Spidey ended up in the garbage can!!

Of course, Jake couldn't miss out on the fun!! On his lunch break, he met us at the mall. Moke and he couldn't pass up the carousel. Moke wanted to ride the big chicken, but after that had become occupied, Jake talked him into riding the "cooler horse."

My mom and I talked over how photographic Moke's memory is. She comments that they will pass a store in the car, and Moke will point out to my mom what they had bought there! From boxers to pretzels. When Moke and I were at the mall, we passed a kiosk, and Moke pointed out in his cutest voice, "That is Baby Gabby's Bows." Sure enough, it was a kiosk filled with bows I had seen in baby Gabby's hair.

Our afternoon completed with Moke falling asleep in the car on the way home, and me tucking him into bed. What a cute little guy!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A few other monsters at the Capital Party

Presenting Chad the "David Running Suit Imposter" and Melisa "The Mouse"

Presenting Saren "The Sexy Witch" and Hanna "Mini Loriann Cheerleader"
Presenting David, Lori, Moke and Gabby as "Flower Hippie Children"; Ashley as Dorthy on Wizard of OZ; and Sam as a "Boise Bronco Football Fan"

It was almost like Christmas!

Jake was talking about his Halloween costume even before the weather started to cool. We headed to Jake's moms place in order to become beautiful geisha. She had a box of kimonos passed down from generations. This picture was taken at the Capital Halloween luncheon. Nobody could tell us for certain whom the prettier geisha was, Jake or I.