Friday, June 25, 2010

A few friendly visits.

One of my favorite things in life is having friends visit! I just love having a full house. This month we have been lucky to be able to have several different visits. Our really good friends the Richards family came to visit last week. It was so great to see them and catch up. Last time they were here their little girl Samantha was six months old. Now she is two. She is such a cutie and it was super fun having a little girl in the house. Of course Kam and Kars just adored her! No matter what we do with the Richards family we always have a great time. I especially enjoyed staying up late visiting with Janet. She is a wonderful friend and I am so glad that we have reconnected. I first met Janet almost nine years ago up at Moscow. We both worked at pizza hut and we clicked right away. Of course now unfortunately there are many miles in between us but she is still a great friend!

Richards Family

Justin giving all three a horsey ride.

Also this month we were able to go to Twin Falls and visit my cousin Kara and her family, who is also our great friends. Then last weekend they came here and hung out. The Dads played with Justins remote control plane, the kids played on the swings, we ordered pizza, chatted and had a great time relaxing in the beautiful weather we have been having.

Celebrate the Birthdays.

So after we got home from Boise Justin packed up and headed to Moab for High Adventure Scout Camp. I am going to have him write a post all about his trip because some of the stuff they did was pretty amazing. Also that same day My mom, the little boys and I headed down to Utah to surprise my little sister for her Birthday. We had a fun few days spending time with her and Page (her hubby) the boys especially loved swimming in the hotel pool with Tessa. Kamden was much more adventures then usual and would work his way around the pool holding onto the sides. He was pretty nervous when Tessa pulled him out into the middle of the pool and let go of him, and he was surprised to find that he could touch the bottom. He went right back to the side and kept working his way around. Karson on the other hand has no fear of the pool he would jump right in. Because he had cracked his head open just the weekend before we decided to put a shower cap on his head while he swam. We got some pretty funny looks! Oh well, the boys had a great time. Our trip ended way to soon. I think that Tessa had a pretty good Birthday!

We then celebrated Kamdens Birtday with the family June 13th and had a friend party on June 18th. (Although the only people that were able to come were his cousins.) This year he was super excited for his Birthday and understood a lot more what it was about. It was very cute seeing his enormous grin on his face as we celebrated him!

Party #1

Party #2

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer time madness.

This summer has already been crazy busy! At times things seem a bit hectic and nothing that needs to be getting done is, but man have we been having fun.

This summer we have already taken two trips to Boise. We love it there and it always seems to make for a nice weekend getaway. We love visiting friends and of course eating at good ole Buffalo wild wings. I always love the shopping and the boys always love to hit up build a bear. We had two fabulous weekends there all except for Karson falling and cracking his head open! Yikes. Luckily Dr. DAD came to the rescue and bandaged it right up, although it is questionable weather or not it needed stitches. But as of now it is healing up nicely. We love road trips!!


Kam made a Panda bear dressed as Batman and Karson made a tiger dressed as a football player. This cracks me up because it is so them.

Our great friends the Oakes family! Josh Veronica, and baby Blake.

The weather was beautiful there. One of the things I love about Boise. We spent a lot of our time outside. This little park is right down the street. The boys had a lot of fun burning off some energy playing tag. Even the big boys!

King of the slide. My little Bro Eli was able to come with us on one time. We had a lot of fun having him around.


Our two trips to Boise was a great way to kick off the summer.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Birthday Boy.

Our little Kam man turned the big 5 years old yesterday. I can hardly believe that five years has gone by so fast! What a big boy we have. No longer is Kam a toddler but now a little boy. I am so thankful that this little sweetheart was sent to our family!

Kam at five years old:
-Weight 53lbs
-Height 4ft tall
-Very sweet
-Wears his emotions on his sleeve. (Will cry at sad parts in Movies, loves to kiss and hug, and is a cuddle bug. )
-He is sensitive, but I love this about him. (When my friend Taylia passed away not to long ago I was crying and Kamden came up to me and asked me what the matter was, I told him that I missed my friend, and I wouldn't be able to see her for awhile because she went to live with Jesus. He then told me that he and dad would build me a spaceship and fly me up to Jesus so I could see her.)
-Very creative- loves to draw, paint, color and do anything artistic. Also loves to play in the land of make believe.
-Timid about new experiences, but once he finds something or someone he loves he latches right on.
-Loves to take things apart. If the boy finds a screwdriver half my house is taken apart.
-Likes to sing and dance.
-Very silly, and such a tease.
- Can count to ten and knowes most of his colors.
-Loves to play outside.
-Quite the little negotiator.

When I asked him what his favorite things were this is what he replied:
Favorite color- blue
Favorite food-hot dogs.
Favorite treat- fruit snacks
Favorite toy- water toys.
Favorite thing to do- do my work (color, paint, ect.) and go to dads work.
Favorite T.V show- Star Wars
Favorite animal- Giraff
Favorite sport-running

We are so lucky to have Kamden as a part of our family. We sure love you little buddy! >

Friday, June 4, 2010

A boy after his Fathers own heart.

Kamden had his last day of Preschool yesterday. When he got home we danced around singing "Schools out for summer". Then he asked me what that meant. As I was trying to explain to him that this school year was over and that he wouldn't have school again till after summer was over he got even more confused. He has no idea how long a week is let alone a summer. So instead I told him that he didn't have school for a long time and next year we would go to his new school. He got all sad and bothered by this and told me "mom I want to go to school". Ahhh yes a boy after his own Fathers heart! Don't worry Kam school will come again soon enough.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oliver at three months old.

Shortly after taking Oliver to his two month baby well visit he started getting super grouchy. I was thinking that it was possibly the shots that made him so grouchy, but as the days went on and the grouchiness continued I started realizing exactly what was making baby number three so groucy. ACID REFLUX. Nothing new to us seeing as though both Kam and Karson had it as babies. Luckily we got to the Dr. and got a prescription for our little man and after awhile he was back to all smiles! Now if we could just get him back to sleeping good.

Stats on Ollie pop at three months old:
  • Weight-Will let you know as soon as we weight him.
  • Eye color-They are still a steel grayish blue color but have brown spots in them, every day the brown spot become more and more. He will for sure be my one and only brown eyed boy.
  • Smiles a lot, coos a lot, and laughs a lot. I love to listen to him laugh.
  • Starting to bat at toys and tries to grab them. When he does happen to get a toy that is hung in front of him into his mouth he loves to chew it to death!
  • Starting to become more aware of his surroundings. Does not like to be left in a room alone.
  • Loves his bath and is starting to splash. Although he still cries every single time I take him out!
  • Sleeps actually worse then he did at two months old. Wakes up around 1:00, 4:00 then again around 5:30.
  • Loves the baby swing!
  • Still only eats four oz at a time.
  • Hates to be on his tummy!
  • Every time I walk toward him and he see's me coming he gives me a huge smile! Even if it is 5:30 in the morning.

We sure love our little man!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May in a nutshell...or a MAYbe not!

Okay, I know, I know.... I have been quite the blog slacker lately. I realize this post is long overdue but in my defense- A) My memory card reader broke so I had to find a cord to transfer all my pictures from my camera to the computer and B) It's been a very busy month.

We celebrated my 28th Birthday April 30th by going out to eat with other couples. I must admit that I have some pretty great friends who also happen to be great family. It was so nice to sit around a table and chat over good food. One of my favorite things to do! I must have some Italian in me somewhere. Then we came back to the house and played some games. Thanks Andrew and Stephanie for hanging out with us till the wee hours of the morning! It was a wonderful birthday. I got my birthday gift from Justin weeks earlier because he was so excited to give it to me. This is what he got for me!

And yes I feel like a very lucky girl and am absolutely loving the heck out of my Apple I-pad!
That next night Justin stayed home with the boys and I went with the family to Karlees dance recital. I am sad that it will be the last one, I have really enjoyed going to them over the years.

The next weekend the Birthday fun continued as we celebrated another birthday with our great friends Chad and Amy. Chad too turned 28 and we went out to dinner at Jakers then back to our house for games. (If you couldn't tell we love games!) It was a very fun night with some wonderful friends! That very next night we were able to try out another great restaurant with some more great friends, the Calls. A very fun Double Date night with us and our two infants in tow. The fun of the weekend didn't stop there for the next day we celebrated one of my favorite days of the year: Mothers Day! I love this day not only because it is a day to get spoiled but, for me it is also a day to celebrate being able to be a mother! I feel so blessed to have three beautiful boys! We celebrated with the Johnson family by making dutch oven dinners. So delicious! It was the perfect mothers day! I wish I would have go some fun pictures from this weekend but sadly I didn't get any!Justin and the boys got me a B.O.B jogging stroller. It is so nice and I can't wait for the weather to get better so I can use it more!

Thursday, the night of May 13th, we went up into the mountains and had a hot dog roast with my sister and brother in law. We were having a great time roasting hot dogs and marsh mellows and then decided to shoot guns. Well Ellie, our dog, gets pretty scared when we shoot guns but usually just hides under the car. When we were done shooting we couldn't find her anywhere. We called and called but she never came. Justin hiked up to the top of the mountain calling for her and still couldn't find her (it was quite the hike). We drove up and down the road and still could not find her. At this point Kamden was crying, Karson was tired, Ollie was loosing his patience and daylight was fading fast. We finally after hours of looking for her had to leave without her. At the crack of dawn Justin went back up to the spot where we had been the previous night. He found dog tracks but there was no Ellie. He left notes in all the mailboxes around about our lost dog and info then headed back down. Later that day a man called him and told him that he had found Ellie earlier that morning while he was hunting. He didn't know who's dog it was. (Ellies tags came off earlier and I had yet to get them back on her.) He let her tag along with him until later that afternoon he stopped at one of the houses on his way out and asked if they knew whose dog she was. Well thanks to Justins letter that he had left in their mail box they knew we were looking for her and our phone number.The man who found her was amazed at how good of dog she was. Luckily we were reunited with our little Ellie Bellie. I think we were all very grateful to have her back. Next time we go shooting she will have to stay in the car.

The next night Justin and the two older boys headed out to Fielding park for the Father and sons campout. ( A ward activity where Fathers and their sons go for a night to campout.) Because we had been having such crappy weather I made them a nice cozy bed in the back of the Expedition. Although I don't think that Justin stayed very comfortable I think they stayed at least warm. The boys had a great time with their dad as they always do. They came home stinken dirty. I guess that is the fun of it all.

Sunday night we went up to Chad and Debbies for a survivor finale party. I hadn't been that big of fan of Survivor the whole season but when I heard we were having a finale party I didn't want to be lost while watching it. So the entire previous week I had caught up on all this seasons episodes online. Man I really got into it and remembered how much I loved the show.

On Thursday the night of the 20th we headed to Boise for a little weekend getaway. One of Justin's scouts made it to state for Tennis so we went over to support and watch him play. The weather was super crapy so I ended up staying indoors with the boys most of the time but it was still super fun. We went shopping and went to a pizza place with some delicious pizza. (Thanks Jade for the suggestion!) Also while we were over there are little baby O turned 3 months old! I will post more on this later. Breydan ended up doing pretty well and it was lots of fun. Sunday night we enjoyed a BBQ at Justins parents house in honor of Karlee, his little sister, for graduation. It was great to visit and see family that had come into town for the occasion. Monday night we went to Karlees graduation from Shelley High School. It had reminded me of my own graduation 10 years ago. Congrats to Karlee! We love you bunches and will miss you lots! I first met Karlee when she was four years old! It has been so much fun watching her grow up through all these years. It's hard for me to believe that she is now all graduated from High School and moving on in life.

So this past weekend, Memorial weekend we decided to stay home and have a nice relaxing three day weekend. We went to the movies, Justin to the new Robin Hood movie and me to Letters to Juliet, and ate out at the new Famous Daves in town. Totally Delicious by the way. Went for a walk around the river, and fed the ducks. Had some wonderful dinners with my family, Justins family, and Chad and Amy. Played games. Went to another BBQ and went to put flowers for our loved ones on their grave sites. It was a wonderful weekend! Nice and Relaxing.

So that is May in a nutshell...okay more like a novel!