Saturday, December 17, 2011

My boyfriend and I

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another update from Philomath....

Uh-oh. She's discovered Warwick's toys!

Isn't she precious???
And adorable??

We got a little brother for Maggie. Meet Jimmer.

It's so fun to have girls. Madison is such a great help with Sienna. Sisters are the best!

Madison and her 4th grade teacher, Ms. McConnell.

Brody and his 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Priewe.

Our little escape artist. You better strap her in good or she'll find a way to escape!

My two little buddies! We hang out all day while the others work and go to school!

Brody and Warwick's birthday party! I know, this is from August!

No cake this year....just shaved ice!

We roasted hot dogs and marshmellows around our campfire, too.

We stayed in yurts for our family reunion this year. It was a blast! Here we are all cozy and ready for bed!

Brody loves sports. Soccer, running, baseball, football, basketball. You name it, he loves it.

Here he is playing baseball this past summer.

We took the kids to the beach this summer with Whitney and Cody.

It was a beautiful day at the beach.

The kids love to fish. But, no luck today. The fishies weren't hungry I guess.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Warwick!

5 Years have really flown by. It seems like yesterday that Warwick was this cute smoochie baby, but today we celebrated his 5th birthday!

He is really excited about having a birthday party with his friends, but that has to wait until next weekend.

We still managed to pack in a fun-filled day for the birthday boy.

We decided to head to Grandma Robin and Grandpa Burt's house and spend the day with them. Our day started out with Grandpa Burt's new truck. Brody and Warwick named it Bumblebee. They talked about how awesome Bumblebee was all day and they went everywhere with Grandpa...just so they could ride in it. My dad loves it, too.

Next up, in Bumblee of course, was the Farmer's Market. It was bustling with people and had the best food! The kids had a blast playing in the fountains! Finally, a nice hot summer day!

They also loved pestering the ducks. They wanted to feed them so badly, but we had nothing. So, instead they joined them in the water.

Then we headed to the swim park. I asked Warwick what his favorite part of the day was and he said it was the swim park! It really was fun! We stayed here for hours while they swam, played on the playground and played in the sand.

We came home and the kids made pigs in a blanket and we had a big birthday feast with fruit, corn, beans and chocolate treats from Grandpa Burt. No cake or candles for the birthday boy yet. He wants an Ironman cake for his party.

Finally, we got to the birthday surprises. We took Warwick to Build-a-Bear for his birthday! He fell asleep on the way there and we had to beg and beg him to get out of the car. He kept saying, "I'm just too tired!" We wore him out! I finally whispered in his ear,"Are you too tired to go to Build-a-Bear?" He perked right up and bounced into the store!

Opening some presents...

Happy Birthday Warwick!

You are such a fun little boy! Always smiling and ready for some adventure!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our summer so far in photos:
My two favorite little gals all snuggled up at the park.
We basically live at this park during the summers.

We hit up the local rodeo carnival.
Warwick was the only one brave enough to ride a sheep. I think they call it muttin' bustin' or something like that. (what do I know? I am just a city girl!)
Here he is after showing off his ribbon.
He's ready to get on the sheep with all his safety gear.

Madison riding in the back of our big monster truck during the 4th of July parade. This was the highlight of our kids summer so far. They sat in the back and squirted the crowd with super-soakers. They had no mercy and loved every minute of it.
I think Jason bought this car just so he could show it off in all the local parades. We have done 2 so far and it's pure heaven for Jason. It's the biggest truck I have ever seen. I am not even allowed to touch it.
(actually, i am too scared to. it's huge!)
Did I mention that the team I coached this year in Track won the State Championship?? Yep, we did! Here we are on the podium. So fun.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A quick update on us:

We took the kids skiing and snowboarding for the first time this winter. The weather was perfect. I wore Sienna in the front pack and ran down the practice hill teaching Madison how to ski. Brody and Warwick flew down on their snowboards with Jason. It's crazy how fast kids pick up things and how they have no fear. By the end of the day they were going down the easy runs and loving it.

Brody lost his front two teeth a few months ago.

He is a little worried because they haven't grown back yet.

He keeps asking, "What if they never grow back?" He made this hat on the 100th day of school.

We got a dog named Ernie. He only lasted a few weeks. He was perfect. Our kids loved him, but he loved us too much. He tried to bite anyone who came near us. So we had to give him back to his owners.

Madison running the jog-a-thon at school. She did great! Brody ran too. He loved it.

For spring break this year we went to Utah. The kids had a blast playing with tons of cousins.

We visited Temple Square.

My niece got married in the SLC temple during spring break. Here is the family all dressed up for the big occasion. My mom made Madison's jacket. I love it!

I went outside to water my flowers and I came back into the house and found these two little cuties sound asleep together. I love this.

Easter egg hunt at the school.

Easter Sunday.

The Easter Bunny came while we were at church and our yard was covered in hidden goodies. The kids were in heaven. Warwick kept saying, "This is the best Easter day ever!"
Sienna started sucking her fingers a few weeks ago.

I can't stop her....

And just because she is so cute...

If you look really close, you can see her cute little earrings. Yep, I pierced her ears last week. While she was getting them done, I heard a little girl tell her mom, "See Mommy, even that baby gets to have her ears pierced!" And then the mom replied, "Different rules in different houses!"

I guess I am a bad mom...but, she looks so cute!

And don't worry, while I was away at a track meet, Jason took the kids to get a new dog. Meet Maggie. She is awesome, but she does like to sneak out every once in awhile.

Here is my rugged husband in our woods. He loves his yard and spends every spare moment beautifying it. I love it!