Thursday, June 13, 2013

Zander's 3rd Birthday

Our Zander Man turned 3 on May 6th!!  I can't believe he is already 3! My how time flies!  
We started the day by having a bunch of balloons taped to his door to fall on him when he opened his door in the morning!  He loved it!  
We had balloons and a sign up for him and of course, he just had to open a couple of presents before breakfast!  
 Pancakes with sprinkles for breakfast!

We went to the park and had picnic lunch with Daddy. Here is z having fun with Daddy!
 I thought this pictures was pretty cool! :)

That night we had to go to a T-ball practice for Jack.  After we took Z to Burger King for his birthday dinner of choice!  Then we went and got him some ice cream at Sonic. As you can see he was very excited about it! :)

Then he got to open his birthday packages from Grandmas and Grandpas!  He got lots of Angry Birds stuff - new pajamas, a bean bag toss game, and a shirt!  He loved it all!
 On Saturday, we did an Angry Birds birthday party for him!
Here are the kids playing Bird, Bird, PIG!  
  Here are the kids playing Musical Pigs and then we filled green pig balloons with candy and the kids threw darts at them!

The food!

The eating!

The cake and blowing out his candles!  
Opening presents!  His favorite gift by far is a Chewbocca angry bird stuffed animal!  He has been sleeping with it every night since he got it!  It was even left at Old Navy in Logan last visit and Grandma saved the day and went and got it and mailed it back to us! :) 
Happy Birthday, Zander Man! Hope you enjoyed your birthday! :)   

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

April - Wow April was highly uneventful! :)

Looking back at pictures, it is evident that April was pretty boring.  We didn't do much. Granted I don't have my phone pictures on here, which evidence a little more excitement, but here is April!  
April saw us getting to say goodbye to this beastly beard! :)  
 These are pics of the boys being crazy in my room - diving and jumping off my bed into a pile of blankets and pillows.  As you can tell from the blurs, this is BEFORE I started figuring out how to adjust the shutter speed and such on my fancy new camera!
 Probably the highlight of the month was this little guy getting potty trained!  (And just a few weeks before he turned 3!)
 Here are all my boys being crazy! Wrestling on the floor, pretending to be asleep, being monkeys, and tickling!
 This night I made my boys jump off chairs and couches so I could test out my camera skills.  I am still working on it, so we have a billion jumping pics. Some are pretty awesome though! :)  Plus the boys were in heaven getting permission for once to jump off furniture!
 Just a few pics of my handsome boys....on the rare occasions when they let me pick their clothes...something other than basketball pants and T-shirts!
 More jumping and fast running pics of Jackie Bean!  I love his crazy face as he was running towards me!  :)
 Zander Man's jumps! :)  And silly faces.
 My cute Jack!
  Zander being a monkey!
I built a fort for them while I mopped the kitchen floor.

And one last parting shot of my crazy boys!

Well looks like April can be summarized by shaving, potty training, being crazy, boys jumping, and mom working on her camera skills!   Oh and did I mention it snowed.....a lot in April.  Maybe that lent to some of the craziness in our house!   Awesome. What a month! :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

March - Almost caught up! :)

Here are a few fun things we did to pass the cold month of March!  To entertain my kids - built a fort for them to lay in and watch cartoons.  And then attempted to do bubble art.  It didn't really work, but they had fun blowing into the mix and making lots of bubbles!  
My silly boys!  
Zander will love me one day for these pictures!  What a skinny dude showing off his muscles! :)  
Some other highlights of March - I got to go to Vegas with Dustin for the Mountain West tournament.  I got to see Wyoming play two games because they were in the play in game, and was able to stay in much warmer Las Vegas from Sunday to Thursday....without kids!   It was a nice break and fun to spend some time with Dustin and even more nice to spend time reading by the fake beach at the Hard Rock Hotel in the 80 degree weather! :) Sorry no pics!   

The week after Vegas was Spring Break.  Dustin had to stay behind to finish the basketball season as his team got invited to play in the CBI post season tournament.  So the boys and I headed to Utah for some fun with family and a couple of fun events!  The first was that my mom decided that weekend to do the annual Easter hunt for her Grandkids that weekend, so my boys got to participate for the first time!  It wasn't very warm and had been snowy and rainy, so we had to do it inside.  Here are some highlights from the little kids hunt!  
The cute littles: Mylee, Jack, Zander, Wesley, and Lily.
 Then the crazy big kids got to go:  Dillon, Britney, Riley, Madison, Drew, Ryan, Aubrey, and Conner.
A few more highlights from the festivities:  Lisa & Lily, the big kids starting down the stairs, Dillon found the golden egg with $5 in it, eating, the madness of picking prizes (Mom goes all out!), and Zander wacking Rick with his new prize plastic bat!   
All the Grandkids that were there!  (Just missing Holly's 5 kids!)
 The 2nd exciting event we were able to be in Utah for was Lisa's fiancee, Matt, getting baptized!  We are very excited for him, and for him and Lisa to get married in May!  He is a great guy!  

The kids at the baptism!  
Some more pics after the baptism and highlights of our stay at Rick and Stacy's house!   
Just a few days after we got home from Utah we headed, with Dustin this time, to Kansas for Easter!   Phew! Lots of travels! :)  
We had fun spending time with family, doing an Easter egg hunt at the park, and going to eat a delicious Easter dinner at Great Grandmas!  
Jack, Gillian, Zander, and Audrie before starting their hunt!  
 Easter Egg Hunt! I love the look of pure excitement on Jack's face!!

After the hunt!

Coloring Easter eggs!

Shawn and Melissa brought Gillian's T-ball set and it was fun watching the kids play! Jack is quite the hitter! :) As you can see in the pics, he connected quite nicely!

Easter morning!  The boys discovering their baskets!

Our family on Easter!
 These pics just make me laugh! I love Zander's facial expressions and looks he gives Jack!  

After church, we headed over to Great Grandma's for a delicious dinner!  We snapped some family pictures before we ate!
 With Great Grandma this time!
After dinner, we did an Easter egg hunt for the kids in Grandma's backyard.  The eggs were empty, but the kids just were having fun searching and running around! Grandma gave them some treats after!  
This picture of Audrie is awesome! Love the look on her face and her hair blowing in the wind as she runs! :)  
 A few last highlights:  1 & 2: the kids all getting their present from Grandma - a dog that you can walk, that shakes its bum, and plays the song "Tequila!"  3: Everyone hanging out after looking for eggs.  4: Me and Z-man, 5: Gillian 6: Me and Dustin 7: Audrie 8: Zander

It was a great Easter and an exciting, travel filled month of March!   It was nice to stay home for a few weeks after all that traveling, but it was wonderful to spend so much time with familly!