Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cute Moments!

Ryan and I have made it a goal to go to the temple at least every other week and our sweet babysitter, Dana, has agreed to watch out little ones. My boys absolutely love her, I think because she actually plays with them and makes it fun. Anyhow, we had a great time at the temple Thursday (although there was one very grouchy temple worker, you don't run across those very often, it was a little shocking) and we came home to this.

I couldn't find my other camera, so I had to use the one that got thrown in the bathtub, but I thought Jackson looked so cute. Thank you, Dana, for watching the boys.

Then the other night I was talking to Jackson, he had just come out of timeout and I was talking to him about what he did, I think he was being mean to one of his brothers. So I asked him, "Why were you being mean to ..." and he says to me, "Mom, I don't know what you are talking about!" If you are not laughing, I guess you had to be there because it was so funny. I think one of the reasons Jackson was sent to me was for comic relief, kind of like his Aunt Brandy, she could always get us going and it was usually right before family prayers and then Dad would get mad because no one would settle down for prayer, it was a crack-up.

I think remembering all these cute moments keeps me from killing him when he does stuff like run around the back of the chapel laughing (with me chasing him) while they are passing the sacrament, or when he cracks me on the head so hard with a toy that I cry and he starts laughing. He did feel really bad when he realized I was really crying and not just playing around. He keeps thing interesting and I can't imagine my life without him. I love you Jackson!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Funny Moment!

So I was sitting at my computer the other morning finishing up some work and I could hear Jackson in my bathroom. I should have gone and checked on him then, but I decided to finish what I was doing. After a few minutes he came to me and informed me that he cut his hair. When I turned around I couldn't help but crack up. Ryan calls it the reverse Mohawk.
He was so proud of his work.

I thought this look was hilarious. He looks like a balding old man. He was none to happy about loosing all his hair.

The finished product.

He looks so different to me. We had to put sunscreen on his head for swimming lessons. He is so pale he looks like a cancer patient.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

I just wanted to wish my Dad a Happy Father's Day! Dad you are the best! I am so thankful for all you have taught me and the example you are to me. I am thankful for all the memories of my childhood and the time that you took with us girls. I am sorry you never got your boy, but grandson's are good too right? My kids are so excited to come to Nana's and Papa's for the 4th of July. Jackson wants to build another snow man (lol). Can't wait to see you guys and all your pictures from your trip. I hope you have a great Father's Day. Love you!

Fun in the Sun!

The only way to stay cool in this hot weather is to be in the water so we have spent a lot of time in the pool this summer, well kind of. I can't get Porter to actually get in. He usually just runs around the pool (so I am chasing him the whole time). I occasionally dunk him and then soak is hat and put it back on his head. Jackson was swimming last summer, but was terrified of the water this summer. He kept saying "I don't want to drown!" So we got them all in swimming lessons and they are adapting. Here are some picks from a recent trip to the pool.

Poor guy, he was roasting.

This is Jackson and London having a little picnic.

Brock & Kaden.

Here is Porter running from me.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

African Safari!

It has been my dad's lifelong dream to go hunting in Africa. He finally did it. I haven't seen him smile this big in a while. I am so glad that he was able to go. I think my Mom was ready for some sight seeing and some shopping. Way to go Dad, is Mom going to let you mount them in the house?

New Babies!

Ryan's cousin Matt blessed their baby today. He is so sweet. I was shocked when all Jackson wanted to do was hold the baby. He was being a total baby hog. I had to bribe him to get him to give me the baby. Brock and Jackson have been asking for a sister for a while. I guess we will see. Ryan thinks we should be done, but I don't feel like I am done, but I am also not ready to be pregnant again. Like I said, we will see. Thanks Matt & Jackie for having us over.

School's Out For Summer!

I can't believe the year is already over, but very glad at the same time. Brock had a pretty good first year. It was a little traumatic at times, but we made it through. He was so ready for it to be over, he was ready when we came back from Spring Break. He has been such a good helper since he has been home, always asking, "What can I do for you Mom?" "Can I help you Mom?" He is such a sweetheart.
They had a cute little program on the last day of school. Brock is in the blue stripped shirt.
This is Brock and his friend Kaden, so cute!

This is Brock and his teacher Ms. D.

The Camera Takes a Plunge!

My kids were being so cute in the bathtub so I ran and got my camera to take a picture. Well I got a few shots, but they had stopped being cute when I got back with the camera. So I proceed to get Porter out and dress him and go get the older boys their clothes and I walk back into the bathroom just as Porter throws my camera (in its case) into the bathtub. I had hope that it could be saved, but I don't think it is going to happen. I can still view all the pictures I had taken before and I am able to take pictures but as you can see they turned out a little funky. We went back to the old camera for now, we will have to save our money.

Here are the boys painting their "derby cars". I had bought them for a scout activity for $1 at Michaels. The boys had a blast! Brock was so cute he wanted it to be perfect and asked me to help. Jackson on the other hand wanted no help, his ended up being a greenish-brown color from mixing all his paints.