Sunday, December 20, 2009

Here goes

So there are only a few weeks left in the year now... lets see if I can get my blog updated by then. Looking at these pictures makes me miss the sun!

We made it up to the Splash Park a few times.

It was our firt time to Mesa Falls.

Rigby Lake was a big hit! I guess my kids love anywhere they can get messy and go swimming.

My Brother Graduated from BYU Idaho in July so we threw him a party!!

Kaiden had fun at swimming lessons while Connor, Cambrie and I played at the park.

4th of July!! Cambrie was sick that day so not too many pictures, but we had fun nonetheless. We made it to the parade and the fireworks.

July and August were busy months with family coming to visit and a vacations to Wisconsin and Illinois. Lots more pictures from that to come.

Lucky Me

Last Tuesday I flew 2,690 miles with these three cute kids....

And they were amazing!! The worst part was going through security, especially since now they have to test any liquid you bring on the plane. Apparently baby bottles have been a big threat lately. We made it to the front of the security line and got every ones shoes, sweatshirts (since they don't provide blankets or pillows on the plane anymore) and backpacks off. Then we went through the metal detector and started getting every ones shoes, sweatshirts and backpacks back on. At which point they ask me if they can test my liquids, "sure". Then I notice the guy is just staring at us getting everything back on (oh great, why can't they just test it now instead of staring at me completely annoyed that they are having to wait for me - oh well). So I get over there with the kids and the guy preforms the test, no big deal. But then starts making small talk and acts like I am crazy to take three kids on a plane by myself. Well, it was no big deal, but thanks for your concern;). Every flight attendant was very impressed by them. And in the Seattle airport I had people come up to me saying they couldn't believe how well behaved they were. It did help that they were little walking zombies since we left at 1 am, but hey I'll take it as a complement.

It was a quick visit to Fairbanks, and not a very happy reason for going up in the first place. My grandpa (Poppy) passed away unexpectedly so the kids and I were able to make it up for the funeral (thanks to my Uncle Mike and Aunt Sharon). I just LOVE this picture of Poppy and Cambrie.

I'm grateful for the time I had with him, he was an amazing grandfather.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We miss you Daddy

Scott left for Chicago early Saturday morning and will be getting home soon, thank goodness. I just wanted to let him know how much we love and miss him. Things aren't the same with you gone, we need you home!!

I've seen these little question things on other blogs and thought this would be a good time to do it. So I sat down with the boys and asked them some questions.

What is something dad always says to you?
Kaiden: Dude
What makes dad happy?
Kaiden: When we play with him
Connor: Chicken and breakfast
What makes dad sad?
Kaiden: When I'm mad
How does dad make you laugh?
Kaiden: He tickles me
Connor: He just can tickle me
How old is your dad?
Kaiden: 16
Connor: 16 (can you tell I was asking Kaiden first while connor was sitting right there)
How tall is your dad?
Kaiden: 6 inches
Connor: Like this tall (with his hand as far over his head as he could reach)
What is his favorite thing to do?
Kaiden: He likes to play video games with me and he likes it when I laugh and am happy
Connor: Daddy keeps punching me in my belly
What does your dad do when you’re not around?
Kaiden: go to sleep
What is your dad really good at?
Kaiden: Basketball
Connor: Football
What is your dad not very good at?
Kaiden: Not eating yucky things
Connor: Saying hahahahahaha he just keeps doing that
What does your dad do for his job?
Kaiden: go to work, he works with his phone and his computer and his friends
Connor: Just come back and go back and come back and go back
What is your dad’s favorite food?
Kaiden:Salad (I have no idea where that came from)
Connor: Treats and Candy (now that sounds more like it)
What do you and your dad do together?
Kaiden: Play and wrestle and jump on people
Connor: Play games and fun stuff
How are you and your dad the same?
Kaiden: We wear black pants and grey shirts and grey pants
Connor: I don't want to be the same as daddy I want to be the same as me (how cute is that)
How are you and your dad different?
Kaiden: We do different stuff. We have different shirts and different pants and different shoes and we have different rooms
Connor: I'm like this small
How do you know your dad loves you?
Kaiden: Because he helps me clean up my toys and the laundry
Connor: He tells me

Then I asked if there was anything else they wanted to say to daddy:
Kaiden: I love him too much and he loves me and helps me to swim and play soccer
Connor: My belly is calling for more cookies

Starting with June

The catch up begins. Kaiden played T-Ball again this June and he loved it. Although, I think his favorite part may have been playing/wresting with his friends while they waited for their turn to bat. The first few weeks were hilarious watching the kids on the same team race to get the ball. I talked to Kaiden several times about the fact that you are all on the same team so you only get the ball when it is coming right to you, eventually I think he caught on. He was a bit of an ambidextrous batter, just whatever side he felt like batting on that day. Thanks Shera and Leanna for coaching, you guys did great!!

Kaiden and Carter Cheezin it

Gabe, Kaiden and Hannah waiting their turn to bat

Connor stayed happy if he had plenty of snacks and the hope of getting to play at the park when the game was over. Usually by the last half of the game the snacks were gone and I had a grumpy three year old begging to go play at the park "today". He went through a faze of saying "today" when he wanted something right that second. He has since figured out the correct meaning of today and no longer says that, what a smart kid. Anyway, I can't wait till he can play too (but I guess they will be on different teams so that kind of defeats the purpose)

Poor Cambrie fell onto the cement from her stroller. One of those heart stopping sick to your stomach moments. After about 30 min she was acting like nothing happened and I thought she was just fine with a bruise and a little scratch until three days later when I noticed the huge goose egg on her forehead. We brought her in for ex rays immediately and everything looked like it was supposed to, just a hematoma (blood between her skin and skull). It took 4 weeks for the swelling to go down all the way. Her pediatrician saw her during that time for a well check and said it might calcify and she might end up with a little horn.... WHAT?? Luckily a week after he said that it was gone, whew.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Photo Shoot

Well, the summer is over... we had a lot of fun and were super busy (I have tons of pictures to prove it) but instead of writing about all the fun things we did and figuring out which pictures to post I'll start with something easy. Yesterday I went up to Rexburg and met up with my brother and his girlfriend and they helped me take pictures of the kids. It was fun and crazy. I wasn't able to get a good one of all three of them together, so I'll have to try again. Connor wasn't too excited about it since he fell asleep on the car ride and woke up a little grumpy, so I don't have as many of him. Kaiden was loving it and started posing right away.

Cambrie in her tutu... I love it