Saturday, June 26, 2010


We were outside yesterday & as we were walking home from the church the sprinklers came on. Ashlynn thought they were AWESOME. It was so funny to watch her play in them. I love how little kids are so amazed at all the little details of life all around that we as adults sometimes take for grantedJANAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO VERY FUN

We went to Jana's this week & it was so much fun. We went to this HUGE water park & the kids had a blast. We didn't get to many pictures because we were tooo BUSY playing.

Ashlynn kicked my butt. She never stopped moving. The girl has NO fear at all. She loved the water slides and had No problem going on the kid ones alone. I even SHOULD receive MOTHER OF THE YEAR because I LOST HER. Who loses a 2 year old at a water park. Who goes to the lost & found not for a towel or sunglasses but their KID? Yes that would be me. So to get her to hold still for a few seconds at the end of the day I bought her a sno cone which she LOVED!

I love this picture! Kids are so good at sharing when they aren't screaming about it.

The boys decided that looked like a treat they should have as well.

And once again everyone just joined in to share, too cute.

You can see in those boys eyes they have played hard. We were at the pool about 7 hours & they just ran & ran from one thing to the next ALL day.

Jana's house has so many cute toys. Ashlynn was in heaven.

It was a great couple of days!

The boys doing dishes LOVE IT!!!!

These videos are pretty much the same. The top one is shorter, I loved parts of both so I just put both of them.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Thanks for sending yourself for Fathers day Jers we love you & miss you to bits

Friday, June 18, 2010


Riley went on his very first overnight scout camp out without a parent OH MY. It kinda freaked me out that he is getting so grown up.

He had a great time and returned safely home


Last weekend we went up to visit Todd & Wendy for the day & it was lots of fun. Behind where they were camping was this hill the kids had fun climbing


These 2 were so cute all day and for the most part actually got along. They both LOVE the dog & would not leave him alone. If Ash ever had a dog it would have to be a very nice & big one otherwise it would eat her or she would smash it.

Wendy had play dough that kept them entertained for a few minutes. It was so cute

Everyone is of doing whatever Alyssa is still trying to come down the hill:)

Todd was great with the boys all day. He helped Britton learn to ride a ton & Toby was great about letting him.

Britton could not convince himself to stop. However after Todd helped him & Wendy explained some things he actually figured it out & did a pretty great job.

This traior kept these 2 entertained FOREVER.

Todd hauled these kids around while he rode behind Britton teaching him to ride

These 2 also had a great day riding around, coloring & hanging out all day

As always the fire keeps every boy entertained
Wendy made us all this amazing dinner with chicken cobbler & potatoes.


The boys started golf tournaments today & are LOVING it!

Todd following Briiton around so he can learn to ride the motorbike without running over someone & 2 little girls just happy to have freedom.

Friday, June 11, 2010


These 2 girls are growing up WAY to quikly. It is FREAKING me out.
The other day Todd & Jeremys families came down on Sunday & the kids all had a blast. Most of the time Ashlynn & analyn got along which is ALWAYS a good thing. They must be growing up. Man that always happens so fast.

Riley is always so adorable with the little ones MOST the time if he thinks his playing might be disrupted from being in charge he is freaks don't get in the way of the boys freedom!

I am not sure what troy has but Ashlynn sure thinks it is pretty awesome.

This moment was SOOOOO Funny. The other day at Costco I bought ice cream cones. I didn't buy icecream yet. Well Laceys little boy Nelson was happy to be just eating a cone. Ashlynn wanted one so I gave her one she went to the freezer to get the ice cream & found their wasn't any. She was MAD she crushed her cone threw it on the floor & repetedly stomped on it & protested. I said in a firm voice ASHLYNN. She ran over got the broom & started acting like she was sweeping it up. It was really funny

They are thinking HEY why does she get a sippy? My response her mom doesn't have they energy to take it. SHE is a pushover!

So all the parents are visiting, and after a short time we think where is Ash & Annalyn? They are in the bathroom. I think I may need to toughen up & potty train Ash. I had all my kids potty trained at her age. With her I just really don't even want to start.. She is so stubbern. It will be smooth sailing or my fear rebelious & it just sounds like so much work. Yes I am being a baby.

Ashlynn LOVES Dora & could watch it non-stop. Alyssa did her hair today & it looked so adorable.

J.D. has AWESOME connections in Iraq, LACEY has an AWESOME movie room, and it's not the most beautiful summer weather, so yesterday the kids had fun watching "How to train your dragon"
on the big screen. Thanks Jers for setting us up with cool movies all the time.

DO ya think they like the movie?

I love it I think it is one of the cutest disneys in a long time.

Britton had a friend over the other day & they went outside to play in the water in about 10 minutes came in freezing so what did they do ? Pop popcorn & watch How to train your dragon. Jers you have helped me have a great babysitter. You are helping with the kids and your thousands of miles away. I would say that deserves a #1 Father award for sure!

LACEY'S Super fun HILL

I know this picture is blurry but I think it is so cute. These little kids took the bikes up the hill over & over. Ash was NOT happy when we had to leave.

What is it with BOYS & FIRE

With this weather I think the boys have had fires at least 3 or so times a week. I don't know what it is about it but it can keep them busy & entertained for hours. Yesterday they were all playing wii. I said go outside & cook smores. I didn't have to ask twice they were outside & all having fun. It seems they can fight & fight when watching t.v. or playing video games but something about a fine they calm dowm & are just happy to be there.


This little girl loves the freedom of being outside. She has Ashlynn loves Katherin's yard. She could live in it. I love watching her jump on the trampoline it's so cute.
As I was watching the movie I thought WOW she has big feel. They are up to a size 8. That is big for a 2 year old. She loves shoes. She takes different ones on and off ALL day long.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Scott & Rae have been up camping at big springs so today we decided to go hang out with them. My dad loaded up the trailer & off we went. The kids did really good on the way up. The last part of the drive home was a LITTLe crazy to say the least. Ashlynn loved being in the outdoors & you had to watch her like a hawk. She wanted to get in the water & climb mountains & never come back.
Britton was so happy just to have something to do. When we first arrived Scott & Rae were getting ready to leave on a ride & Rae took Britton with her he was in heaven.

He lost his SECOND tooth for the day. My dad gave him some Taffy & it made it bleed then I pulled it out the rest of the way. He was pretty excited. He lost the tooth though & is pretty scared the tooth fairy won't show but I am pretty sure she will:)

Lunch was fun britton teasing Joanna & joanna being a great sport about it.

My Dad was great all day. Helping with kids while I went on rides & just making it a great day. On the way home he even stopped in Lava and took us to Fat Jacks the kids LOVED IT.

Riley & Travis eating lunch & being boys

I love how well these boys get along. They are so funny to watch just doing their thing.

Raelyn had a craft for the girls that helped keep them entertained for a time.

We went on a hike & every so often would see snow.

ashlynn wanted to be as big and grown up as Jo

This is by the spring we hiked up to the kids all just having fun.

Ashlynn getting carried by grandpa & being SILLY
Fire can keep boys entertained for MANY hours. It is a great thing if ya can keep them safe

Alyssa didn't want to ever leave she loved riding motorbikes. As did the boys

What a great day!