This day, on October 28th, was Jeffery's birthday and he was overjoyed. He couldn't believe that he is 4 years old. He did keep telling us that he was this many - "5 fingers". We had to correct him a few times, but he was happy.
Just before he blew out the candles. His buddy, Luke beside him. He loved his cake and race cars. Jamie decorated the cake with Kim guiding her.
Jeffery's boo-boo. They were sitting close to the rail road tracks with big granite rocks that are used for construction. One of those rocks was either pushed down or thrown down. We found out later who was the culprit - Katherine. She didn't mean to do it, though or maybe didn't think of the consequences after.
The siblings together. (Top) Vent, Vicki, Zella. (Bottom) Steve, David and Dad. The age order is David, Dad, Zella, Vent, Vicki then Steve.
The Cousins: Only a few are here. Me, Marty, Carl, then Eric. The age order is Marty, Carl, Me then Eric.
The Grandchildren: Not all are here either. (left to right) Jeffery, Katherine, Jamie, Clara, Lalayna, December, Marshall, Ethan, Samuel, Benjamin and Montana.
We also took the bikes to Grandpa's house to ride and the kids rode a lot. Jason rode with them in the evening a little bit. Then Jeffery joined in later on with his scooter. Jeffery had fun being the arrester man (policeman). He was arresting people.
One of Ethan's chores is taking out the trash and putting trash bags back into the trash cans. His normal way of doing it is to open the new trashbag up by putting it over his head, while standing, then putting the trashbag into the trashcan head first. Finally, pulling himself out of the trash can. Well, last night his plan was foiled. He did his normal routine, but while placing the trashbag in the trash can he somehow slipped, fell over the trash can on his back and began to yell for help. It was so funny. He was screaming for help while Jamie, Katie and I were in the kitchen just watching. Then someone said "Get the camera!" and he started squirming to get out so that no one could get a picture. We almost didn't.