Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kaden's 1st Day of Kindergarten

Kaden was SOOO EXCITED to start Kindergarten today...He could hardly wait!  I begged him to let me go instead and I pleaded for him to wait just one more year to go, but he insisted on going...Bekkah was happy to show him the way and Dustin was more than happy to walk him to school, with his own backpack...
 I could never get Kaden to look at the camera.  He was too busy checking everything and everyone out...He seemed a little nervous but He didn't cling to me like he normally does before starting something new...He just said a simple bye Mom...He was just so happy to finally be seated in His Seat with His Stuff...

 Here's to Kaden..Our sweet, happy, fun, energetic little boy!  You are going to be a great Kindergartner!  Your class is going to Love you!!!
But Oh my goodness, What is Dustin going to do without you?  He can hardly wait for Preschool to start next week...Besides a couple of hours during preschool, He has never been alone with just Mom...This morning has been VERY Quiet...It won't be for long...Just 3 weeks from today and we will have our little baby girl...

Our First Egg

 I think Dustin was the most excited about the new egg we found...He kept asking to hold it...He loved his "Cute Baby Egg"

Soccer 2011

Kaden started soccer again his year...He LOVES it!!!  On the first game, he made 2 goals...it was just what he needed...




Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy 34th Birthday Ryan!!!

Since it was such a busy day, the kids and I threw him a "surprise" party Monday night.  We invited his brothers and their families...It was fun...We had his favorite Chocolate Fountain flowing with lots of fruit and treats...The kids were so excited to give their dad airsoft guns so he could play airsoft gun wars with the family...I think he liked the gifts...I wouldn't say that it was a surprise...There is only so much you should tell a 3 year old...It was cute listening tidbits throughout the week and day from Dustin...His Daddy knew just about everything he was getting and even the little "surprise" party.  We love you Ryan!  You are so wonderful!  I love you more and more all the time.  I am so blessed to have you in my life and our 3 almost 4 kids are so lucky to have you as the wonderful father that you are...Thanks for sharing your life with me...I don't know what I would do without you! Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Truth be told...

As fun as summer has been, and as much as I will miss water aerobics over the next 4 weeks, it's nice to know that the new "school routine" has come back...
This whole summer, I have been going to water aerobics...which meant that I wake up, put my suit on and leave by 7:15 and leave it to the babysitter to feed the kids, help them get their clothes on etc...For the first little while, I did well to be a good mother by having breakfast prepared, clothes layed out, give my kids a kiss goodbye etc...As the summer has gone on, I found that it was easier to just let them sleep in and forget about the clothes and breakfast...I will take care of it when I get home...On more than one occasion, Bekkah has offered to fix breakfast and be "in charge" after I get home, while I get bathed and ready for the day...so cute and the kids love when Bekkah's in charge (most of the time)

...I know...real healthy breakfast...
Like I said, it is nice to have our new school routine back...

1st Day of School 2011

 The kids were pretty excited for the first day of school this morning...It was just Bekkah today but the boys were happy to be a part of it...
 Bekkah was so excited...She jumped right out of bed at 6:15, put her school clothes on, and was ready to go.  Daddy gave her a fathers blessing, we had a little breakfast and she could hardly wait for the next hour to pass...hopefully she remains this excited throughout the year:)  She Loved her teacher!  It was so fun to be there with her this first day.  She was delighted to find out that she knew a few more kids in this years class.  She knew so many kids.  It was like a reunion...all her friends were giving her hugs, asking her who her teacher was etc...It was definately time to start school again...and it felt so good to watch her go without looking back...she's growing up so fast!

 (it will be so fun to see what Kaden's like in Kindergarten...He's just so silly)
 Kaden also met with his new Kindergarten teacher this morning to do some testing...He did great!  She kept saying, "now what am I going to teach you?  You are so smart."  When he would get to something he didn't know, she'd say "well I am glad you don't know everything...what would I teach you if you did?"  I think she's going to be a great fit for Kaden.  He is SOOO excited!  Just 1 more week...
We will miss our sweet Bekkah this week...

Just a side note...I am adding to this post...

I get a call around 12:30...Caller ID says East Elementary...My heart sinks...Oh NO, What would they be calling for?  It's Bekkah calling to tell me that she lost another tooth...finally...Total Relief!  Yeah! This is a Huge step in the right direction from last year...We had all kinds of drama concerning a loose tooth more than once at school last year...I won't go into much detail other than she does not enjoy losing teeth especially at school...but I am so happy to see a positive first day so far...

UBIC 2011

We had fun at UBIC this year.  I just got a few pictures...



 We each entered some fun artwork in the Art Show...and each of us went away with some ribbons...
We happened to be there at the right time (atleast for the kids...I wasn't so sure for myself ) We got our pictures in the paper...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer is coming to an end...

We just finished another 2 week session of swimming lessons for Bekkah and Kaden. They both did great and made a lot of improvements.  Kaden passed to level 3 and Bekkah will also be in 3...They are both excited that they will be in the same class next year... I am delighted to be done this year...now we can just go swimming for fun! 

The kids are all ready for school.  I cannot believe that we have just 2 more weeks until school begins and that we will have 2 in school...I am looking forward to Bekkah and Kaden walking to school and back together.  They are such good friends and it does my heart good to see them looking after each other...It makes me a little nervous at the thought that Kaden will be ALL Day Kindergarten....I think he will be fine but it's just the unknown...worried mom

Just 6 more weeks and we will have our new little baby here...wow it's going by so fast! Change is in the air...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Just a few more pictures from Summer 2011

All the boys just took a fun trip to the Vernal Temple to do some Baptisms...(Grandpa Snow, Uncle Kyle, Ryan, Uncle Brooks, Gabe, Connor and Kolby)

Bekkah, Claire and Camrie...
Grandma and Grandpa Camp Baseball Game...

Aunt Amy Art and Crafts...
Air Soft Guns Wars Team 1 & Team 2...This is serious playtime...

4th of July Family Picture in Grandpa's new shed...
Our little Princesses...Both 7 years old and still love to Dress Up...I love it!
Our good friends Wayne and Stacy stopped by the other day...the kids played, we had fun on the Wi, and they brought a few great fireworks...It was a lot of fun!


Kaden was invited to a fun Pirate birthday party...they have enjoyed the fun loot Aunt Mindy let us borrow ever since
...ARRRR MATY....

 Bekkah enjoying my camera...she said she needed to take more pictures of the baby...
As much as I LOVE Belly shots...Just 7 more weeks...since my Dr told me we could schedule her exact birthdate on our next appointment...Sept 22...Here we come...We are all so ready and excited!
that's it for now...it is just WAY too early in the morning to be blogging...guess I am just preparing for our little Ellie...based on the last few nights, she's going to be a great sleeper;)