November 8, 2008

The big Pow-Wow

John has a friend who works with him who is Native American and he goes to POW-WOW's and dances in all of the traditional Indian attire. They had a pow-wow here in Vegas that they invited us to. We decided to go and see Rich and his kids dance. It was really really cool. There were lots of dancers and Rich was explaining to us what all of the dances met and what all of the clothes meant. He was explaining the difference between Northern and Southern styles of dancing...etc. We had a really good time. Lucas had a lot of fun because John (Rich's son) was teaching him how to dance. It was really cute to see Lucas bouncing up and down to the beat of the drum.

This is Rich and John dancing in an exhibition dance for all the men. It was really fun to watch. Later in the evening Rich danced in a War dance with about 10 other men. It was really cool to see them all in their colorful clothing and with their bells and stuff dinging at the same time as the war drums. We really did have a great time.
This is Rich. He was kind enough to let us get a picture of him with Lucas and John. Lucas thought the bells around his legs were so cool but couldn't figure out how he made noise when he walked.

Doggy Door

Well Lucas' new favorite thing to do is to climb out the doggy door to go outside and play. Usually we catch him before he can actually get out. Well, the other night he was too speedy and climbed all the way through before John could get him. The slider was locked so it took John a minute to get it open....Lucas thought he was so smart because he was outside and Daddy couldn't get to him. He ran away as soon as John got the door open. He didn't want to come back inside. Here are a couple of pictures from the first few times he climed through.

My kid is CRAZY!!

November 7, 2008

Turner Family Pictures

I have been meaning to post these pictures for the last few weeks. When we went home to Idaho in October for David and Jason's mission reports we also had some family pictures. They turned out really great. Here are a couple of my favorites.

This is Travis and Jill and Ethan. John's Brother and his wife and their little guy.

This is my absolute favorite picture of Lucas! It turned out great. I love how his little hands are clasped. He did this all on his own. He loves getting his picture taken!

This is all of the kids in the family playing peak-a-boo for the camera!

These are all of the kids in John's family. Starting from the oldest to youngest-- John, Travis, Melissa, David and Jason, Megan, and Jacob. What a good lookin' family.

Here's the whole gang together! All of us...except for Mike and Garrett who haven't officially joined are family yet....but they will soon and then we'll have to get new the wedding:)