Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Filling every chair....

Can't help but laugh at these pictures- so blog worthy! One day, memories of theses crazy filled days will fade- you know, just the normal everyday days. I love how these pictures will remind me of what it once was like. We filled every chair at the dentist this day-Sept 30th 2014. Will is 3 years old and it was his first time he got xrays. He was a champ as well as the other kids too. The following visits for Owen were not as pleasant. He definitely started brushing better after those visits!

Will, Owen,Riley,Jocelyn

Party Time!

This year both Riley and Owen wanted birthday parties and Riley suggested having them together. We set about planning and decided that the Legacy center climbing wall would be a lot of fun. So they each picked just a few friends to come to the party. They climbed the wall a ton -over and over.

Owen loves plants vs zombies!

Owen turned 6 on Sept 16, 2014. He loves anything that is related to Plants vs Zombies and has been asking for Heelys for months. Of course he asked for a zombie cake and for some reason I thought having a brain on a cake was a good idea. The cake turned out great- just as creepy as I thought it would. He LOVED it! He was so surprised when Ben and I took him to the store to pick out his Heelys, he walked around with a dazed look like he couldn't believe he was getting Heely's. Those Heelys have been well loved and he still wears them to this day. I don't think he wants to admit that they don't fit anymore! Most days I am exhausted by this kiddo but he is one amazing kid who runs a full range of emotions to it's fullest everyday- and somehow he gets the rest of us to do it along side him! I can't imagine life without him. (it would be so quiet!)

Aunt Helen gave him a box of wind up toys- they had a blast with them! Will could not stop laughing!

Aunt Helen also gave him a zombie shirt- she sure knows what he likes!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

8 is definitley GREAT!

On August 31, 2014 Riley turned 8! What a sweet kid! When Riley was born and he cried pretty much non-stop, I thought I was in for it! But that crying baby turned into the most easy going kiddo we have. He really doesn't have much choice considering he's between the only girl and Owen in the family line -up. He really doesn't ask for much and is really just a sweet boy. Although when he gets frustrated or acts up, I know that he has been over looked a little too much and just needs a little love and all will be right in his world again. What an amazing 8 year old! We celebrated his birthday with chocolate cake and he received his new scriptures and legos. Aunt Helen always gives great gifts and got him a game and angry birds sling shot. Both Grandmas gave him a little money and I'm sure it went to more legos.

He was baptized the same day his cousin Addison was so we were able to have everyone over to our house afterward to celebrate both of them getting baptized.

Friday, January 8, 2016

School begins 2014

Exciting times for these kiddos-

Ethan 10th grade
Jake 9th grade

Jocelyn 4th grade
Riley 3rd grade
Owen Kindergarten
Will- preschool with Miss Hollie
Yea for a new school year! It's so exciting to have them all going to school! Will I miss them?- yes, (a little) but I know they are learning a lot and this mom gets to take naps now- it's a win/win situation!

Jake turns 14

The many faces of Jake...
Typical Jake facial expressions- and also typical to have his shirt inside out and backwards- I'm starting to think he does it just so that I will tell him it's inside out and backwards! For his birthday he invited a bunch of his friends for a party at Bens work. ForeverGreen has a really cool break room with pool tables, kitchen, and movie screens. His friends also enjoyed the raquetball and volleyball and hanging out around the fire pit. Jake said it was awesome.