Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Day of School 2011

My Three Sons

These three were so excited for their first day of school that they were awake, ate breakfast, made their beds and ready to go before I even got up. It was awesome !!

Cole wanted to take a picture of me while we waited for the bus.

Here is my little kindergarten boy. He is thrilled to be going to the same school with his brothers ! Coley even wanted to ride the bus his very first day. It shocked me, so I went to the school in my car to make sure that he got to his classroom safe and sound. (I think I did it to make myself feel better) Here is my second grader. Still loves to draw and play with his friends. He loves to learn and is always full of energy and silliness. Excited for his first day !!

Here is the big Fifth grader. I truly can't believe how big he is. He is such a great helper for me and loves to help his brothers and sister. It really makes a big difference when he is with me. He is ready to be a big kid already, I am definitely not ready for it !!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spudman 2011

Last year I watched Birtley compete in the Spudman Triathlon. It was fun to watch him and made me think it would be a fun thing to do, as a team. So I would mention that in conversation to friends to find out who would possibly do it with me. I found some awesome girls to do it with me. I am definitely intimidated by the swim in the Snake River, but not Kortney she was excited to do it and she did awesome. Gillian ran her butt off too !! It was such a fun time.

Here we are,The Three Amigas Team, go PINK !!!

Billy and I

Here is a picture of Birtley finishing at the very end. His finish time was approximately 2 hrs 35 minutes. Don't have the exact because his time chip fell off during his run without him even noticing.

I was glad that I made it, very excited as you can tell !

I am the one in pink. Here is me starting out on my 26.2 mile ride !!

Here is where all of the bikes are. I waited here for Kortney,then took off for my ride.

Here is the team Gillian(the runner), Me(the biker), and Kortney (the swimmer)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Swim Lessons

The morning the boys started swim lessons everyone was so excited that they couldn't wait to put their swim goggles on and ended up eating breakfast with them on, it made me laugh !!! The boys all loved their swim lessons and I did too!!! They got to swim when the weather wasn't quite warm enough that I wanted to get in the pool. Everybody was happy !!

It shouldn't surprise any of you that this is what Rett decided to have his brothers do !!!! I am just surprised they haven't ever done it in our sandbox.

Carter swimming, he is getting so good in the water.

Rett swimming, he just loves the water

Carter and Rett

Here is Cole and his class practicing their kicking

Monday, June 6, 2011

April, May and a little June

I haven't posted in a while so to keep this simple for me I am just gonna post once for several different things that have gone on around here.

We went on a hike Saturday night even though it was a short hike. The mosquitos were attacking us,it ended with all of us running, no really running back to the car. Everybody else got 1 bite. I ended up with 11. It was fun until the mosquitos found us. Carter found this "cute" little frog. (No I didn't get confused this is a pic of Cole holding the frog that Carter found)

Macie's hair after she cut herself some sweet bangs!! I was really upset when I walked in and she was sitting there snipping away !! I am just glad it wasn't worse

Macie (with her hair all cute, I am excited that she has some hair to do stuff with) This is her before she decided to cut herself some sweet bangs. Not really that sweet, she has an appointment to repair the damage.

Memorial Day Weekend was fun,wished that the weather would've been nicer so that we could've spent time doing something fun outside,but we just took a long ride seeing some small Idaho cities and viewing the awesome mountains and pretty scenery. Here's Me and Billy by the Rooster Tail(where they let water out of the reservoir) near Lucky Peak.

I had my Birthday during the month of May and it was great, Birtley and I went to see WICKED on that Saturday night, a big group of us got tickets so it was fun to be able to go with so many friends all around us. We got all fancied up and had an amazing time that I will not forget !!

Had to put two pictures with everyone because they weren't being very cooperative about not being goofy, as you can tell.

Here's Macie in her pretty Easter dress, she picked it herself and loves it !!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I love Billy !!!

I am so grateful for my husband. I love him so much. He is an extraordinary person that I get to have with me. He is so helpful with so much including the kids and cooking !!

These gorgeous flowers were waiting on my doorstep when I got home on Tuesday afternoon. It was such a great surprise from my husband.

Birtley needed to fix some stuff on his Mustang (he explained the logistics to me, but me being able to tell you is a whole other matter) and he had worked on it for three nights in a row. The cupboards were pretty bare so I desperately needed to go shopping. I opted for a late night instead of early morning store run. So him being the superman that he is he watched Macie and fixed the Mustang, so I could go alone. When I came home it was one of the sweetest things to see her watching her Daddy !!

I love Billy so much. He is so talented in the fixing "stuff" department. When I say he can fix anything I am not exagerating. Anything, he can fix vacuums, trampolines, skirt zippers, toilets, cars, bikes, flat irons. I have lost track. If anything is having a problem he can fix it !! Besides that he is funny and handsome (as you can see) Love that I get to go through life (this and the next) with him

This is the baby blanket that I made for my sister, Jessica's, new baby boy. I was so glad that I got to see a hold him for a few days when he was so tiny !! I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to her, but remembered while I was visiting her.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Random Awesomeness !!!

I haven't posted for two months and apparently I don't remember how to put the captions with the right photo. We have been doing good, just pretty busy. I am really too frustrated after helping Carter with his fractions homework for over an hour to figure this out, soooo here you go. I might fix it later or maybe not. You get the idea right ???

Carter got his Bear in the scouting program this last week !!!!!!

Cole frosting his cookies. We made sugar cookies for Valentine's, but of course he wanted to make trees and other random shapes that I had.

Macie wanted to help me with the dishes, I was letting her just play in the water with some cups when she decided she would actually load the dishwasher. It was so stinkin cute. She wants to be big so bad !!! The sad thing is when she is big enough to help with this she will no longer "want" to.

Machelle came and showed me how to curl my and Macie's hair, was so much fun and as you can see she looks precious !!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to You, and You and You !!

In our family November into December gets really busy because we have Cole's Birthday on November 17th, Birtley's is on November 18th and then we have Rett's on December 5th. That's three in three weeks. It is fun and kinda alot. So I decided to be a slacker and just do one post for all three.
Rett had a Birthday party this year with a few friends. It was fun and crazy, he loved it !!!!

My Seven Year Old (notice the lost tooth, I think it is so cute !!!!)

Rett opening his presents

For Birtley's Birthday my amazing friends planned a surprise date for Birtley and I. It was really fun and creative. We went to several different houses and played a game from the show "Minute to Win It" at each house, it was awesome. They kept the kids, planned fun stuff for us and when we came back home there was dinner waiting for us. I seriously have the best friends here !! They are so incredibly nice to us.
Shelly had us race against each other to assemble our delicious dessert !!! The judges(her kids)picked mine, I think they felt sorry for me because it was so sad looking !!

I heart Billy !!!

Whitney had us race against each other to empty tissue boxes, Birtley beat me !!

This is what is looked like when we got done

Cole turned five. I can't believe that my baby boy is five. Unreal !!