Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sept 5 09 Tyler's Baptism

On September 5th Tyler was baptized. We had the privilege, as a family, to attend. It was a wonderful experience getting to meet Tyler's family and also the family that was instrumental in his conversion, The Lacey's.

Tyler and Jenessa just after his baptism.
We stayed in a hotel since the whole family would probably take over anyone's house. Shawn was a big help getting all the kiddos ready and then offered to feed Shayne while the girls and I curled hair. After 8 children, Shawn is the master at killing 2 birds with one stone.
We spent quite a bit of time while in Farmington at Parks. After a rousing game of keep away, where the girls won (the boys may dispute that, but you and I know the truth), Ness and Tyler were taking the opportunity to catch each other off guard and hit the other in the booty with the outside of their foot. Ness just got off a good one!
Shayne getting a good ol' bear hug from Cole and Luke Lacey joining in the picture.
Justin Shawn and Shawn Tyler
Briana boo keeping track of the football for the girls during a moment of reprieve.
Caitlin and Daniel Lacey chatting on the grass. Daniel plays football with Tyler and was responsible for introducing Ty to the church. The night before, Daniel had broken his thumb in their football game.
I have decided that Parker is constantly dirty. I guess he comes by it naturally, since I seem to recall always being covered in dirt too.
Parker got his feet stuck in this contraption at another park. He got his feet in, but could not get them out.
There is something so wild and free feeling when you get your swing to go as high as possible and then lay back and watch the ground come up at you crazy fast!
Caitlin forgot, for a split second, that she was 15 years old and not 15 months. If you think this looks painful, you should have seen the extraction process.
Justin was having a rough day, but I had finally coaxed him to try swinging. He complied and before I could grab the camera and get a picture, he had decided he was done and was getting off. However, Jenessa looks to be lovin' every minute of it.
Aww, such a cute pic!
Briana getting some TY action! Considering Tyler has one younger sister, and she is 15, it is amazing how well he has adapted to having a plethora of siblings around!
At the next park, we played some guy v. gal soccer and, once again, the girls won (granted, this was mainly because Caitlin was on our team, and I have absolutely no problem fouling).
After that the kids played freeze tag. Jenessa was "it" and for some reason everyone decided that coming down the slide would be a good idea. It started with Tyler, whom Jenessa tagged right off, and then...
Daniel, followed by Cole and finally Caitlin. Needless to say they were all stuck because no one could un-freeze them.
In the process, which actually happened several times, Daniel had to put his thumb back into place. Can you see Cole? Holy cow, it's a miracle he's still alive!
Next round, Daniel was "it". This is him trying to convince Cait to let him "get" her. Since this was their first meeting, we have to assume that Daniel did not know how competitve Caitlin is. Giving up is not in her vocabulary
Maybe, just maybe, if he hadn't of needed to hold his thumb in place, he could've caught her!
Cait joined in on the thumb's up since Daniel had a permanent one.
Yay, it's over and we're still in one piece!
Everyone lined up oldest to youngest. However, the youngest, Parker, and the oldest, Justin, had decided they were done taking pictures, although Justin was at least willing to be in the picture. It's all good, in our family we're always happy with whatever we can get!
After the above picture, Parker decided it wasn't that fun missing out and came up with his own pose!

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