It's been a while but I'm back for a bit. We've had a couple birthdays and some happenings around here. Joey turned a whopping 2 years old! Holy cow, the time flies fast. Joey is a sweet as pie little boy who loves hugs and kisses and snuggles and all things mommies love. He is a bit (okay, a huge) "getter-in-to-things" boy. That can make life hard. He sees his older siblings do things and he thinks he can do them too. Then I see him standing on the kitchen counter Playing in my melted Scentsy wax and I wish he would just knock it off!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
First things first, guess who else started school in the family? Maggie is an official preschooler now. Boy, is she ever excited about going to school. She absolutely loves it!Joey wanted to get in on the picture taking action as well. What a stinker--almost 2 and into EVERYTHING! And I mean EVERYTHING. More to come on that in a few weeks for his birthday post.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
End of Summer Fun....
We've had another birthday in the house! Tyler turned a whopping 9 years old on July 21st. 9! He had a fun party at home with friends. We rented an outdoor theater system and had the party in the backyard--the kids watched "Zathura", ate popcorn, had treat bags and punch. They all had a really good time. It was a late night though!
Great summer, great kids, great life!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
It's that time of year of again when we celebrate the birth of our nation, and it wouldn't be complete without the annual Driveway of Fire! We were a little worried this year what with all the fires, but fireworks were still legal in a select few places. Lucky for us, Katie's house was in the green zone, so begin the festivities!
No 4th of July celebration would be complete without a plethora of goodies, and our little party delivered for sure. Joey got to have his first ice cream cone ever! Looks like he enjoyed it...
For our family trip this summer we decided to take Craig's house trailer and go camping up in Yellowstone for a few days. We woke up bright and early on Saturday morning and were out the driveway just before 4 a.m. We made it up there, set up camp and set to explore the wild! Here is everyone (except cameraman mom) on Fishing Bridge.
All in all it was a really fun trip. The kids had a blast and hopefully we made some memories.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
For Mother's Day this year, Eric got me (and installed) a porch swing. I love to sit in it. I can relax there and watch the kids play. They love to come and sit with me. Maggie and Jacob like to swing it particularly hard which makes me a bit nervous but so far it hasn't fallen! Last week I was sitting in it relaxing and saw this...
This past Friday night we went up to Strawberry Reservoir to go camp for the night with Craig and Sharee and Kaylee and Ashley. We slept in Craig's house trailer. Well, slept might be an overstatement. There was one among us who was convinced he was being attacked by crayfish all night long (Tyler). He kept waking us all up screaming, "They're all over me! Get them off of me! They are climbing on me! AAAAHHHHH!" It would have been funny if it wasn't at midnight, 2 a.m., 3 a.m., and 4 a.m. On Saturday we spent the morning on Grandpa's boat fishing. The fish and game people (whoever they are) have tagged a fish in Strawberry. Whoever catches it wins $25,000! We kept trying and every time someone got a fish on Eric was convinced it was THE fish! Alas, no winners for us that day, but we did catch a grundle.
Joey enjoyed driving the boat.