Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kyla's early birthday celebration

Kyla will be one year old on Thursday, October 30th. Brooke, Jon, and Kyla came to visit last weekend and we celebrated her birthday. Kyla's so adorable! She walks everywhere already. We took her to town and she picked out a yellow cake for her party. Brooke and Jon had taught her to blow out a candle when they celebrated Jon's birthday on the 20th--but Kyla just wanted to watch the candle burn. We had so much fun!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A fun weekend

Saturday was warm, sunny and beautiful! I thought it would be fun to drive to Logan and meet Erica there, and it was! I wanted to see the fall colors in the canyons too. Although some of the color has dulled already, there were still plenty of yellow aspen. As we drove through the Cache Valley we saw a truck with a snow plow for sale. Murray and Dave took it for a test drive and decided to buy it. Now we're ready for winter. It was fun shopping with Erica and Dave in the Cache Valley Mall and other stores. Dave wanted to find a cool baseball cap--but no luck. He did buy a motorcycle jacket though. Erica found a beautiful "ball" skirt on sale. It's silver/gray, floor-length and fancy. I hope we'll get together in Logan more often---it's a 90 minute drive for us from Idaho and Erica from Salt Lake.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Full moon tonight

It's beautiful up there, swimming in the clouds. Dave had fun last weekend riding his four-wheeler in eight inches of snow! We had an early snowstorm that was more typical of December, not October.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Columbus Day everyone!

Christopher Columbus discovered the New World on October 12, 1492. As a result, the Bear Lake County library is closed today. I'm celebrating at home by doing laundry and brainstorming ideas for my first and second grade art classes tomorrow. I think they're going to paint pictures of a haunted house. That sounds like fun, doesn't it? I found an art teacher's website chock full of great ideas. She says the children can use instant coffee to paint their pictures. I want to try it--but I'm afraid the coffee will smell strange to the kids. Perhaps I should just use brown poster paint. I hope you're enjoying your Columbus Day wherever you are.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Me again

This has been a slow day at the library. It's cold and windy outside which may explain why more people aren't here. Usually Friday's are busy The computer program failed for a while, which made things "interesting." Thankfully, it's up and running now. Laurie and I are manning the desk. I hope you're having a great day, wherever you are!

First day on the blog

It was cold this morning in Bennington, Idaho. The thermometer said 10 degrees. We were cozy and warm inside, thanks to our new electric heater. It looks like a woodstove complete with flickering flames. Murray and Dave are going to set up our actual-factual woodstove in the back room. There's an old monster back there now--a woodstove that's too big for the room. The weatherman said it's going to snow this weekend. Possibly tonight. Yippeee!