Soo... we got to ride in a helicopter! A friend of ours Kamron (also our Bishop) went to helicopter school and just passed his test to be able to fly helicopters. He invited us over to get a ride and take some pictures of the schools around town. I was super nervous and excited! He has a small helicopter that seats two- and they sent me up first. I thought it would be a lot scarier, but it didn't really feel "real" if that makes sense. The scariest part was because I was taking pictures, he took the door off on my side. The only thing holding me in was a seat belt- like a seatbelt to a car. Pretty cool stuff! I got to go first and Kyle followed after. Thanks for the ride Bishop!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
At the beginning of October I usually start asking the kids what they want to be for Halloween so I can get their costumes started. I should just buy them, but I think it's so fun to make them personalized and their own. When I asked Macy she gave me the sweetest response "This year I just want to be a cowgirl. Then I'll just have to wear a shirt and you won't have to make me a costume." As sweet as it was, I wanted to at least spruce up "cowgirl" a bit and we decided on a Rodeo Queen. Macy's school always does a Halloween parade so that was our first run through with her putting the costume on all by herself- and she did a great job. Easy peasy!
Our first stop for Halloween was a big community Halloween Bash at the fair grounds. The kids got some face painting done, played lots of games and got lots of candy. The best part- everything was free!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
What a Saturday we had! Kyle's sister was in charge of the annual Petrified Forest Marathon and in full Gardner fashion, got us all into it. Kyle's choir groups were in charge of the water stations and we were in charge of getting everyone where they needed to go. We woke up bright and early (around 4:30) to get the kids to Grandma's house, the suburbans all packed with kids, and out to the Petrified Forest. Here's Savana, Levi, and Kallee all set up at the first water station all ready to go!
Saturday, October 24, 2015
We had one adventurous Fall Break! We decided to go down to the valley to spend a few days at my parents house and started it off right with some donuts.
We made a stop at Grandma Benichs house (my Dad's Mom) to pick up some information for a program for my Grandpa Benichs Memorial Service that was held that weekend. I helped her a bit with her computer, looked at some old photos, had a really some really yummy pizza for lunch, and then headed off to Buckeye.
All of my parents kids were able to be there, and almost all of the entire Carbonneau extended family crew.
Bentley was too cute trying to make little Brooks laugh. He's giving peek-a-boo a try here.
We were making fun of how all the old people couldn't get the cameras to work and got this beauty.
Here is my Grandma Benich with all her kids and their spouses. Check out that view behind them!
Grandma and most of her great-grandkids. There were a couple kids in there that were smiling :)
Saturday, October 17, 2015
The weather is still gorgeous here in Holbrook and with winter around the corner we decided to soak up the sun and take the kids to the skate park. Bentley has had a lot of interest in the girls bikes so we decided we should probably teach him how to ride it. We were expecting to have to push him the entire way, keep telling him to peddle, and it taking months like the girls. Not this guy- he got on and just started riding. Oh I wish it had been that easy with the girls- I will definitely take it! The girls definitely prefer to ride their scooters.