Jeremy and I have decided the weather here is as consistently gorgeous as Des Moines' weather was terrible. We've had a lovely, looooong fall. The temperatures are just starting to dip into the 30's at night, but we're still in the high 60's by afternoon. The winds are often strong in the valley, so we get great clouds and some breathtaking sunsets.
These were taken at the Las Vegas temple, across the valley from us. Never a more stark contrast between Zion and Babylon - the temple site overlooks the strip.
James is enrolled in a neighborhood preschool with his cute little cousin Ella. I love to listen and watch them play together. The other day, I overheard this:
James: "Ella, yo my bes fwend"
Ella: "You're my best friend too!"
J: "I love you Ella"
E: "I love you too!"
J: "I gone mawy you"
E: "I'm going to marry you too!"
Then they gave each other hugs. They're exactly the same age and I'm so glad they're buddies! We'll address the cousin - marriage issue later :)
We went trick or treating with cousins in grandma and grandpa's neighborhood. The babes were Luke and Leia! Scotty was a self-invented "Hallween Hero" who saves candy from villains, and James was a Star Wars something-or-other.
Scotty and James designed and carved their pumpkins with less supervision than ever this year. Scotty's is second from the left, James' is far right.
The babies learned some new tricks this fall. Ruthie often carries things around in her mouth like a puppy. Here it looks like she's got some mad balloon skillz
Partners in crime
More mischief, and Sammy's first cheeser
And finally, one of the rare pictures of the babies together, ready for church one Sunday morning.