Saturday, November 13, 2010


Madison had such a fun birthday! We planned a surprise party for her at the bowling alley on Friday after school. She thought the party was going to be on Saturday, so she was really surprise when she walked in the bowling alley door and all of her friends jumped up and said surprise! That night she had another party with the grandparents. She got lots of gifts including 2 new zhu zhu pets and a slide, running wheel, house, clothes and a bed to go with it, a set of golf clubs in a bag, blanket, lip gloss maker, bead sets, squinkies, scriptures, baptism books, clothes, PJ's and jewelry. Today, her real birthday, we went out to eat to the Old Spaghetti Factory and Christmas shopping. She said this has been the best birthday ever! We love Madison so much and are so glad she has been part of our family for the past 8 years! We are looking forward to her baptism day on December 4th.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Trey's 3rd Birthday!

Trey had such a fun birthday this year! Thursday, September 30 was his real birthday, so he started out with breakfast in bed (except he wanted to eat it on the couch instead). He then got to open his gifts from us. He got a cool easel, finger paints, chalk, markers with stamps, sea creatures and I made a tiger superhero cape for him because he loves tigers and superheroes. He ran around the house all morning in his new cape. We then got ready and I took the boys to the Dinosaur Park with Krista and her kids. He was a little nervous of the dinosaurs at first. It was such a beautiful day to be outside. We had a great time!

Friday, we had a celebration with the extended family. I made him a cute jungle cake. He got really spoiled with all the gifts. He got a helicopter, tiger, tent, large army, scuba diver & pilot guys, tag book, superheroes, hexbug, gun and clothes. That is a lot of gifts for one little boy! The kids were entertained for hours after the party.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Visit to Boise

We just got back from visiting Kalisa, Ed and their family in Boise. We loved getting to see baby Ella and the kids enjoyed playing with their cousins. We had a noisy house full of 7 kids. We went swimming, played at a park with a splash pad, played games at Wahooz, made sugar cookies and the kids loved playing in the backyard with the hose and frog. We had such a great time! The kids were sad to come back home.

Teige's 5th Birhday!

I know I am very late posting Teige's Birthday pictures because we have been gone so much this summer. He had a great time at his swim party with his friends. We played water games, threw water balloons, waded in our little pool and ate cake and ice cream. He has grown up so much in the last year. We are proud of him and all he is learning every day. He is our innovative child. He is always coming up with ideas and figuring out how everything works! We love him!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


We just got back from an awesome family vacation. We stayed in Island Park for a week, visited Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole area. We had so much fun seeing the beautiful country and enjoying the outdoors. We kept busy the entire time. We floated down the river on a raft, visited Bear World and the Grizzly and Wolf Museum, hiked to several waterfalls, saw some cool wildlife including a wolf, elk, buffalo, and bears, hit golf balls at the driving range, swam, fished, caught frogs, and feed squirrels. We enjoyed every bit of it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mile Run!

Madison just qualified to do the mile run at school and Friday was the big day. Her goal time from the school was to run it in 10 minutes 38 seconds. She ended up running it in 7 minutes 55 seconds. We were amazed by how fast she ran! Maybe she will end up being my running buddy someday.