Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!!

This morning was so fun! They loved the electric toothbrushes....
Here are the boys showing off the BYU blankets I made them!
Wyatt played "Santa" and passed out all the presents this year.

Kyle was having a hard time waking up I guess.

The race car track was a hit!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


He did it! Todd graduated on December 11th.

We are so glad it's over and are looking forward to more time together!

A huge thank you to all those who supported him throughout the two year MBA program.

Carla, Buzz and Lorie came all the way from California for the hooding ceremony. It was so fun!

Congrats Todd!


Finally at fifteen months he decided to walk!

His "wounded soldier" crawl (where he drags one leg behind) will be greatly missed.

We love you Buggy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Todd on the Today Show

Todd was on t.v. today! NBC interviewed him regarding all the twilight standups they make at work. Check it out on:

Click on a video link right by Rob Pattinson's picture on the main page. It is called Fans line Up for New Moon Premiere.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A New Me

Kyle got his first haircut on Monday. He did so good! We gave him lots of treats to eat and blew lots of bubbles in order to distract him. I should also mention that he has had tubes put in his ears and seems to be doing well. He is such a big boy now!

When Wyatt saw Kyle with his new haircut he asked, "Mommy why did you make him look like Baby Ty?" lol I am sad to say that this morning Ty asked us to please not call him Beefy Chunks anymore. His name is "Baby Ty."

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tiny Tim

This is a new nickname my mom gave Kyle. He is so little and always sick. I left church early yesterday to take him to the doctor. She sent us to the ER because he had a double ear infection (this is the sixth one he's had and he just turned one) and a temp of 104.5! All his tests are coming back OK. However, they need to do more testing. I think tubes in his ears are coming very soon!


Wyatt is all signed up for his Mixed Martial Arts class. He loves it and always shows us how he's gonna "get the bad guys."

One serious dude. His teacher said he was a little worried Wyatt would be too shy when first meeting him. I guess he was pleasantly surprised. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Our New Toy

Well this boat is almost as old as me but we sure are excited!

Todd has been wanting to get one for quite some time now. This is the same kind of boat he learned to ski on when he was younger.

The boys can't wait to get behind it and tube. We're hoping to get out at least once this year before it gets too cold.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Hoppy Birthday Kyle!"

We did a frog theme this year just because it was easy and cute.

Everyone came with gifts that matched the colors and theme without even knowing beforehand. It was meant to be! lol

Me with some dorky signs on our magnetic board. I also made one on the front door that said "Hop on in!" I know, I got too much time on my hands.

We can't believe our little "buggie" turned one year old!

He was pretty tired but I loved watching him make a mess of himself. None of my other boys ever did. They would only dip a finger in it or throw it on the ground. Party poopers. ;)


Okay so I got some pictures of Ty's birthday party. It's hard to throw a party and take pictures of it especially when everyone is 5 and under. So if you wanna see the cutest pictures ever, visit my dad's blog (once again). I have to throw what I have up here because I do plan on having this blog printed out as a journal at the end of the year.

The party favors were "pixie sticks" and a wand of bubbles that had Tinkerbell on it. I swear these parties are more for the parents than the kids! lol I had a great time putting it together.

The kids showed up in their pajamas (like Wendy, Peter and Michael). BUT of course Ty was Peter Pan. A cardboard standup of Tinkerbell greeted them and we sprinkled fairy dust on them so they could "fly." We had an Indian station where they made feather headbands, face painting and a game. While going around the fake fire pit we played songs from the movie and when it stopped they had to sit like an Indian. We also played "Follow the Leader" from the movie as well.

The Pirate section was not so detailed. You sat in this chair, got to wear a necklace and get a pirate or Tinkerbell tattoo.

This was the Lost Boys Hideout. They colored pictures of Peter Pan, swam in Nonnie and Poppie's pool and had a great time! We had to cut the party short because Kyle had to go to the ER. He is notorious for getting ear infections! Poor baby. So the only thing we didn't get to do was chase our shadows using a floodlight and a blank wall. Happy 3rd Birthday Ty!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Wyatt has been so excited for school to start! We welcomed him to the next 18 years of his life being spent in a classroom and gently reminded him that even Daddy (as old as he is) is STILL in school. lol

They made a school bus out of yellow frosting, graham crackers, oreos and chex cereal. Speaking of school bus they lost him on the first day of school. We couldn't find him for an 1 1/2! Todd called the police department, I pulled the principal and we had family and friends helping us drive around the neighborhood to try to find him! It was very upsetting to say the least. To get the full story, visity my dad's blog. Let's just say, I hate school bus'!!!

Lansing, Michigan

Uncle Erik left on his mission. The night before we hung out and had a "sleepover" with all our cousins.

Erik forgot to give us his cell phone after we had said goodbye. lol This has been quite an adjustment.

Some friends met up to say goodbye as well.

Todd and Erik

My future missionaries. The boys don't quite understand why they can't see him or for how long. However, they do love getting letters from him and coloring Erik's missionary countdown chart.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rub A Dub Dub

My boys in a tub!

Or in the kitchen sink....

Of course Ty got jealous and wanted a turn...

And then it just plain got out of control! lol

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just My Imagination

Ty could entertain himself for hours with the strangest objects. I don't know why I even bother buying toys. Here he is playing with my broken sunglasses.

This is at Flaming Gorge. He is showing me that he was playing with the paint coming off the wood and using them as characters.

These crayons were having a very interesting dialog. The yellow and green crayon were fighting each other saying, "You're red! No you're red! No you're red!" Thus I dedicate this song for Ty on my playlist.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge was a blast. I hate that I didn't get any pictures of Todd behind the boat. I usually had Kyle in my hands, or a tube was in the way or something.

Alley is always the flag girl. What is it that makes boats so relaxing and easy to fall asleep?

This is Kyle's first jet ski ride. He LOVED it. I remember when Wyatt or Ty would go out at this age they would always come back asleep.

Poor Kyle had to wear this stupid life jacket. He didn't mind wearing it as long as the boat was moving. This is Grandma Claire trying to keep him cool with a wet rag.

Wake boarding was fun. I can never stay up too long though. Practice, Practice, Practice.