Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Getting into the Thanksgiving Spirit!

Yesterday for our family home evening we made a turkey and on each of the feathers is something that we are thankful for.  Michael enjoyed giving feathers to the turkey and naming things that he is grateful for, a few being: his little brother, his mom and dad, Oma and Opa, Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, and of course toys and most of all his trains.  It is so much fun watching my boys learn and to grow!

I found a poem that was in a Friend magazine that I liked for there are so many things that I am thankful for:

A Thanksgiving Prayer 
by June Swanson
There is so much to say today;
I don’t know where to start.
How can I begin to tell
The thanks that fill my heart?

Should I begin with family,
Or love or joy or sunlight,
Or peace or health or happiness,
Or home or birds or stars at night?

For all these things—and many more—
I thank Thee, Father dear.
But most of all I thank Thee
For always being near.
On Saturday we had our first snow and after breakfast we all went out to play in it.  The boys loved the snow, even Jesse!  If Jesse fell down he would just eat the snow and have the biggest smile on his face.  They are both just too cute!  I love them to pieces!!  Then daddy got his snowboard out and took the boys for a little ride which they both loved, but too bad it didn't work too well!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Boys in Costumes

Not too much has been going on since I last posted...but here are some Halloween pics of the boys.  They made dragons and lions look cute! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Time!

It's been a while since I last posted something, I am a slacker! Well here are some pictures from when we went to the pumpkin patch down in Oakley. The boys and us had lots of fun with the pony ride, games, and the haystack maze.

We also carved some pumpkins, the boys loved watching and helping their Dad with that!  Both Michael and Jesse were also liking the taste of the pumpkin and would lick the cut out pieces. Silly boys!  And when the pumpkin was lit, Jesse didn't know what to think about it...until he decided that it scarred him!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Our Family Summer Vacation

  A few weeks ago Chris was able to get a week off of work so we went and had some fun.  We decided to go to Utah and do a few things around there: the AFB Museum, the Zoo, the Tree House Museum, Lagoon, and Thanksgiving Point to the Dinosaur Museum and Farm Country. It was lots of fun!
  When we were at the Zoo the funniest thing was when the boys were looking at a baby crocodile,

it snapped at them and Michael got freaked out by it so he pushed Jesse down (since he was standing up against the glass) and Michael was just saying that we had to stay away.  Poor boy, but it was cute cause he was trying to protect us all! :)  At the Zoo we also watched the bird show and that was pretty neat.  The birds would swoop over the audience, and these were mostly big eagles, it was awesome.

Lagoon was also tons of fun, funner than Chris and I thought it'd be!  The boys loved all the fun rides, Chris and I would take tons riding with Michael, and some rides Jesse was able to ride too!
Michael liked basically all the rides,      

Jesse loved the boat ride
and the whale ride.  When the whale ride was over he fussed a little, he didn't want it to be over.
Both boys loved the carousel, 

and the train ride.

Before my mom picked up the boys (so Chris and I could ride a few rides, so nice of her) Michael and I went on the haunted house ride, I told him to make a scarred face to act like we were scared when we were ridding it but I don't think he was pretending!
Chris and I rode a few of the roller coaster rides and walked around and took a picture in about the spot where we met! :)  

and the shark too! Say grrr!
Thanksgiving Point was great, Michael and Jesse loved seeing all the dinosaurs.

They also got to ride some ponies and 
And at Farm Country the boys got to see some animals.  It was cute some little goats came over and were nibbling on the boys' fingers, Jesse just loved it!

they planted, harvested, and sold farm goods!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our fun summer!

Just a small post about what we've done so far this summer...

Jesse turned 1 on the 24th of June!

From Collages

We went to Bear Lake for a family reunion, it was so much fun!!

From Collages

And our 4th of July!!

From Collages

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

5 Years, Really?!?

Yep, last week my hubby and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary! I can't believe how fast time really does fly! I guess its just one of those things you realize after you are married and start having kids! For our anniversary we were able to go to Logan (thanks to my mom for watching the boys!), we stayed at the Anniversary Inn, went to the Logan Temple since we haven't went back to that one yet since we were married in it, beautiful temple! (But then, they all are!) We also did a little shopping and went to a really nice restaurant called elements, it was pretty fancy and really good! The pictures look just like the food you get!
Then the next day we were planning on going to Lagoon, since we haven't been back since we met there, but thanks to this crazy weather we ended up taking the    boys and going with some of my family on the FrontRunner to SLC.  We had lunch and walked around the Gateway.

We have had 5 great years and can't wait for the many more we'll share! I love my Hubby!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jesse Crawls!!

At 10 months Jesse finally crawled yesterday! It was last night when Chris got home, Jesse saw a balloon (left over from Michael's birthday) and he started crawling towards it so that's when I hurried and got the camera and tried to tease him again with the balloon so he would crawl again. It was cute! Its exciting that he is crawling now, soon he and Michael will be running around and playing together. Michael will love that!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Start up the Tractor and put it in gear...

     Michael's 3rd birthday is here! This was the theme for Michael's birthday and he had lots of fun on his special day.  When he woke up (which he was crying, must've had a bad dream) I asked him if he knew what today was and he was like "oh, got to go down stairs" thinking everyone was going to be here for his party already! We wanted to make his day special so for breakfast, lunch, and dinner time he got to blow out birthday candles and be sang to, I think he liked that a lot!

Most of the day was spent decorating and getting ready for that night when his grandparents, great-grandma Yostie, Aunt Alice, Denim, Nick, Katie and Romairo, Emily, Justin, Stephanie, and Brock all came over.  (We'll be seeing my family this weekend for another little b-day party!) When they all starting coming bearing gifts Michael kept asking "I wonder what's inside?" So that's how we got him to eat some food by telling him he had to eat before he could find out what's inside. When he started opening presents he was so excited he got lots of books, a fishing game, a Toby train (which he loves to carry around with him), a John Deere tin filled with goodies, and from Mommy, Daddy and Jesse he got the Little Einsteins Rocket, a leaf blower to help daddy outside with, a John Deere coloring book, and a Word World bugsby book (for now).  Then after he unwrapped them all he went outside and saw this...

he is SO SPOILED! But it is fun to spoil him! "Thanks Nick, and Gramma and Grandpa!" says Michael.  And thank you for everyone else that came to celebrate Michael's birthday with us!  I am so grateful to have him as part of our family, we have our Heavenly Father to thank for that.  He has such a sweet spirit and is such a great big brother and a wonderful son!  I have such a great family! :)  

Links to a few other video clips if you want to see them:

Friday, April 2, 2010

Got the Easter decorations up!

Michael and I had lots of fun doing some Easter crafts and making a Easter bunny cake, and Jesse had fun watching and eating some cake!

Here we made some easter eggs, Michael started putting the stickers on his head, so I helped.  He was saying that he was a clown!

and made the cake.  Jesse really like the frosting as you can tell!

Can't wait till Eater day, I think Michael will have lots of fun hunting for eggs and it'll be Jesse's 1st Easter!  Can't believe how fast they have grown!!