Friday, April 30, 2010

Mr. Personality

Kayman has been so funny and witty lately. He likes to make us laugh. He's also going through a hitting/biting streak that I'm not sure how to break. He is just very high energy and loves to get reactions out of anyone he can.
I shared some of my protein shake with him, and here is his shake-stache.

The girls were using markers and Kayman thought he'd give it a try, only he didn't have any paper. That didn't stop him!

Our little cheeser. Syd fixed his hair for him. Comb-over in front and spikes in back. This do is totally his personality! He's got a bit of an edge to him. It's a good thing he is so stinkin' cute!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Point

I went to Thanksgiving Point with a couple of friends last week while the weather was still somewhat warm. We stayed there about 3 hours and had to pry the kids away from there when it was time to leave. They had a great time!

The hail destroyed a lot of the tulips earlier in the week, but it was still very beautiful.

Syd going for a ride on the rhino!
Jess digging in the sand!
Man just hanging out and being cute as ever!
Thanks ladies for a great afternoon! We had so much fun!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

10 Things

Thank you to my cousin Kari @ K & J Memories for passing this "award" to me!

Now I get to list 10 things that make me happy:

1. Being with my family
2. reading
3. finding a good pair of jeans that fits right
4. watching movies with buttery popcorn and DP
5. girls night out
6. watching my kids play with and teach each other
7. finding a good deal
8. watching my garden come to life
9. taking and looking at pictures
10.the Gospel

And now to pass along the "award" to some of my blogging friends:

Becky Hendriks
Rachel Starkie
Robin Dansie

Pass on the award:

1. Copy and paste the award onto your blog
2. Tell who gave the award and link to that person's blog.
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award onto other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Outdoor fun

My kids and I have been LOVING the nice weather lately. We have spent a lot of time doing yard work and playing outside.

Syd came up with the idea to unhook the swings and attach them to the trampoline frame. They all had so much fun swinging upside down on them. Here is Jess trying it out. She was the first to go upside down.
Syd couldn't have her little sister show her up.
Kayman getting close. I couldn't watch this for too long, it made me so nervous he was going to fall and break his neck.
Syd added the second swing and grabbed her brother to relax in her "hammock."
Syd and Jess have been begging for a "water trampoline" for days! It's not warm enough yet, so I have said no...well mother nature provided where I wouldn't. Syd is convinced that Heavenly Father and her GGpa (who recently passed away) heard them talking about wanting a water trampoline so they made it rain! So sweet! I let them put their suits on and enjoy it, although it only lasted a few minutes before they were too cold.
On one of the first warm days we got lunchables and had a picnic outside. They loved it!
I can't wait for summer to be here! I have SO much work to do in the yard, but hopefully the kids will help a lot this summer. The girls are old enough to do some good weeding, and pick up the dog poop! :) Happy Spring!

Kris Kros

We've got our own little hommie. What up Man?! He likes to dress himself...

Baby Gabriel!

I became an aunt all over again on March 30. My brother and sister-in-law adopted a sweet little baby boy! They started and finished the adoption process in less than a month, which is much quicker than expected. Both Brad and Lindsay were able to be in the delivery room when Gabe was born, and Brad even got to cut the cord! So amazing!

Gabe was born in Philadelphia, PA where Brad and Lindsay had to stay for nearly 2 weeks after the birth of their baby to get all the legal stuff taken care of. They were SO glad to finally get to bring him home, and I couldn't help but go meet the little guy the same day. Here I am with my sweet nephew!
Syd loved holding him! Jess and Kayman didn't know what to think and wouldn't touch him, but Syd ate it up!
This is the proud new mommy, Lindsay!
My brother Brad playing with Jess and Kayman, trying not to fall asleep! They were both so exhausted after the long stay away from home with a new baby in a hotel.
We are so excited to have a new member of our family, and so happy for Brad and Lindsay during this amazing time in their life.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Girls Weekend!

A couple weeks ago my cousins, aunts and I went to St. George for a fun girls weekend! We stayed at my parents house and had about 20 of us sleeping all throughout the house. We were missing 7 people. My grandma lives in St. George, so she was there with us too. What a crowd! We had a great time hanging around the house, watching movies, going out to eat, hot tubbing, dancing and most of all, talking and just being together.

This is the first year we have all come together like this (only about half of us live in SLC) and I am hoping we make it a yearly tradition! Or quarterly, whatever works. I sure enjoyed getting to know my cousins and aunts better, and getting a much needed break from the kids to be surrounded by adults! What a great weekend! Thanks ladies!!!

Aunts and grandma not pictured...

I love my cousins!!! Each of them is so amazing to me. Everyone got along very well and added such fun to the time together. I am so blessed to have such a large loving family! We all went to my grandma's church Sunday morning and filled up the overflow with all of us!