Monday, June 29, 2009

June 23-29

Summer brings many opportunities for fun activities with the kids. Today we took a little break from the sun and did some indoor activities. Dallin loves to sit here and take in the action.

Mama always gets the biggest smiles from him! He loves me, he really loves me!

The kids filled up a table with playdough art. Joshua loves to get out the rolling pin and "make creations."

Joshua made 11 rockets and Nathan made a table full of cars. The pink ones are, of course, mine. I'm as much a kid sometimes as they are!

We had a fun picnic at our neighborhood park with some friends. We live in a great neighborhood with a lot of wonderful people.

On Saturday we went to an event for Jared's work. The kids enjoyed the dunk tank, bubble pool, games and prizes, bounce house, and free food, but most of all...The Cotton Candy!

We went to a U-pick Orchard on Friday and picked 30 pounds of Cherries. I made and canned cherry pie filling (which turned out absolutely delicious, if I do say so myself), dried a batch, and froze some for cherry popsicles. Here are the kids helping me pit the cherries. We had lots of messy fun!

Family home evening is always a highlight for the kids...especially when the tickle monster attacks afterwards!

It's all too easy to follow these care instructions for my adorable baby!

Yes, Thank Heaven! Have a super week!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Here's our Dallin! 4 months old and charming us all with his quick smile and dimpled cheeks! He has such a beautiful spirit and we are just in love with him! Right now he is talking up a storm (blowing raspberries!), and working on rolling over.

Here is a fun new baby invention that gives him a chance to sit up with the family and enjoy our meals, watch me cook, be outside, and whatever else we are doing. Thanks mom and grandma, for the Bumbo!

Almost every sunny day the boys are in the backyard still entertained with this little pool we got when Joshua was a baby. They set up their "water park" with a slide, diving board, and whatever else I will let them get in the pool (and some things that probably shouldn't!).

Nathan's Birthday

Yesterday Nathan turned 5 and we had a party with 9 little boys plus baby Dal! It was pretty wild! Luckily, Jared came home to help! Happy Birthday Nathan!

His favorite gift was a remote control car from Grandma Izzy that the boys have been chasing around ever since!

Our first blog!

We are very excited to have new technology! We have been living in the stone age forever, but have finally taken a step toward the light, and have a new computer and digital camera. Most exciting is the chance to get caught up with our family and friends and share some of our life with you. We hope you will get to know us more and enjoy hearing fun stories about our family!