Monday, September 1, 2014

First day of school!

We started to get ready for school with all three boys getting haircuts.  They all needed one but Thomas was the most drastic! He decided a few months ago he wanted to grow his hair long, up until he sat in the chair to get his haircut he was only going to get his hair cleaned up...then he changed his mind for a buzz!
David is at Brown Jr High in 8th grade this year! He is in the IB program and his first class starts at 640am...it comes really early but at least he will be ready for seminary next year!
Thomas is at Morrow ES this year in 2nd grade. He has a friend in his class that he went to school the last two years at the charter school with so he is adapting really well to his new school.  He lives having all the specials like music, art and pe! He's gotten to go to safe key after school a few times and thinks that is the coolest thing ever!
And Nathan..he is at Morrow too, back in Ms Charolette and Ms Sandy's class. It's his third and final year for early childhood preschool program. It had been so amazing to watch him grow and learn these last few years!  He loves school still, his best buddy Deagan is in his class again and he gets to ride the bus home from school so life is good! 

We celebrated making it through the first week of school with some ice cream...David was at the high school football game so he didn't celebrate with us. 

High Rollin

We got an awesome groupon deal for the high roller...so we went and played tourist at the linq for the evening. David was at wet n wild with some friends. 

Nathan & Thomas playing at Polaroid.  

Thomas makes the best faces!! He was so scared to go on the Ferris wheel!

But faced his fear and LOVED it!!


While we were on the high roller Nathan found the monorail and of course HAD to go on it!  

We had such a fun night! On the way home Nathan said thank you for taking me to the pretend disneyland, can we go to the real one in the morning!!

7

I can not believe that Thomas is 7!!!  It seems like just yesterday the doctor was telling me to get ahold of Keith because at 5:00 he was doing an emergency c-section. 
This little boy has challenged me in ways I could never have imagined since the day I found out I was pregnant with him. He still challenges and pushes and teaches me daily. Everything I thought I knew about being a mom went out the window with this kid! 
He picked his traditional Santa ice cream cake for his birthday. We had a fun day swimming at Lake Las Vegas and then having (his choice) pizza and dog pop (mug root beer) before opening presents and having cake. 

Happy Birthday T-bo!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

busy summer so far

We have had a busy and fun summer so far!  It's hard to believe the summer is half way over...(yay!!) It will be nice to go back to 7:30pm bedtimes and scheduled days again but till then....

 Our babysitter Meg, got married in June.  She had an ice cream bar at her reception and the boys were in HEAVEN!  Although Thomas did tell her that "getting married was the worst thing that she could ever do and now she can't babysit him anymore, good job!" That kid kills me sometimes, but we are so happy for her and miss her already!

We've gotten to spend lots of time swimming at Grandma & Papa's house in the new pool & water slide with our cousins

David's baseball team went to Phoenix for the "All Night Woody" Tournament.  I didn't go with him to this tournament, I didn't think the little boys would make it...they started the tournament at 6pm and played their last game of the tournament at 3am!!  The boys had a great time!

After David got home from his tournament he headed up to baseball camp at BYU.  He loved it again this year and made a lot of new friends.  We stopped at the candy store in St. George on the way home and Thomas picked out these mustaches that he shared with Nathan on the way back. 
I didn't stay the week in Utah like I did last year with the little boys, but we did manage to go to Bridal Veil Falls while we were up there and fed the fish in the pond.
and sadly....my car hit 100,000 miles on the way home from baseball camp!


We spent 4th of July with Lidia's family and had a GREAT time!  They made a huge slippery soapy slip and slide in the back yard that the kids had a great time playing on.

The kids had fun watching the neighbors light off the good/illegal fireworks
and playing with sparklers

We've also spent a lot of time this summer so far at the lake with cousins.  
Thomas & Nathan have both discovered how fun the tube is and love to "toilet bowl" and tell Papa to "hit it"


David has mastered wakeboarding this summer and earned his wakeboard merit badge. 


 Thomas and Nathan both tried the horse shoe water ski.  Nathan is not quite ready for it but Thomas did pretty good, and is willing to try it again! 
 I love this picture of Nathan...he was playing with the girl cousins and the girls were playing dress up.  Nathan came downstairs in a princess dress and a raccoon skin hat!  Such a good cousin!!  He was SO happy when Jake got to Grandma's and he had a boy cousin to play with!

 And finally....Nathan earned his orange stripe belt at karate!  

Whew....I won't wait another 6 weeks to post!  David is at scout camp this week and Thomas is in California at the beach and Disneyland with cousins and grandparents and Nathan is LOVING being an only child getting, doing and watching whatever he wants!  


Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Birthday David!

I know....I'm a week late posting this!  But...
I can't believe I have a teenager!!!  It seems like just yesterday he was a baby. 
 We did presents and cake at home Sunday after his tournament.  He got a new pair of cleats that he got to open Saturday night so he could wear them Sunday in his games, he also got some movie tickets, clothes and video games. 

Happy Birthday David!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Preschool Graduation round 2

Nathan graduated from the Early Childhood Program today...for the second time.  This was his second year and it is amazing to look at how he was when he started the program and even to where he was this time last year to where he is now.  Totally different kid.  I am so excited and grateful he will be there again next year and with the same teachers and friends...third times a charm right?!

 Nathan with his teacher & with his best buddy

Thursday, May 29, 2014

crazy busy....normal

I can't believe it has been just over a month since I last blogged....yes I can, we have been super crazy busy, like normal!

Here's what we've been up to....

Nathan decided to get his "lake do" early this year....after he finished getting his bath he wanted to play for a minute, when I went back in to check on him I found him with a razor in his hand, very proud of himself that he "got some hairs"!  My only thoughts were 1-thank goodness he isn't a girl and just ruined his long pretty hair and 2- good thing he didn't cut himself (or shave his eyebrows off!)

Thomas and Nathan both tested this last month in karate and each advanced a rank.
 Thomas lost another tooth.  That makes 4 teeth gone and three really really wiggly ones still hanging on in his mouth.

 We have had lots of baseball games...the little boys have learned to take naps in their chairs during long tournament weekends!



 I successfully finished my semester at school and am getting ready to take the state licensing tests.  I start my next school adventure June 10th.
 David had his final band concert of the year and did great!

 David also got glasses/contacts!  He told his baseball coach a few weeks ago that he was having a hard time seeing the ball when it was being pitched.  His coach told me about it and finally David admitted after practice one night that he was having a hard time.  The next morning I made him an eye appointment and sure enough...he can't see.  He has contacts that he wears almost daily, and a pair of glasses that look pretty good on him.  He also has a pair of "just in case baseball glasses" that he keeps in his baseball bag with contacts just in case.   Although he is on his second pair of glasses within two weeks since he somehow managed to break his flexible, titanium glasses within the first 4 days of having them!
 We joined the summer bowling program and went for the first time on Memorial Day.  The kids had a blast and can't wait to go back!  Can't beat free bowling!!