Monday, July 27, 2009

Look What Caleb can do!

I can't believe my baby is already standing up. He is getting so big so fast. He just barely learned how to crawl and now this. The video was taken on saturday so now he is getting faster and better at standing. I am definitly not ready for another toddler. Not much we can do now.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Outing to the Oak City Canyon

These past two days we spent up the canyon. It was so nice and relaxing up there. We had so much fun. We were in a nice quiet spot off the road and in lots of shade. Grammy and Poppy came up with us and Em, Ryan and Tiff, and Kolby came up for dinner.

The creek was close but not so close that the kids were tempted to sneak off and get in it. They did really well by always asking an adult to take them down to the water. They would collect leaves and call them their boats then they would race them down the creek.

Grammy brought her 4 wheeler. The kids loved riding it especially Caleb. He rode it more than anyone else I think. He would lean you over to it and make the engine noise. (Since he can't walk yet he just leans wherever he wants to go)

The hammock was another one of Caleb favorite places. It was the only place where he would take a nap. He would go from all out screaming to dead asleep in about two minutes after being placed in the hammock. It was good to have him nap but some one always had to be on Caleb duty and sit next to the hammock.

On Thursday, JD and I took the kids down to the creek and let them walk in it. The water was freezing but felt good on our hot, tired feet. JD led us down the creek looking for fish. We found some and it was cool to see the kids faces when they saw them. Madelyn kept saying that we were explorers and finding new things that no one had seen before. We will probably go back next week and fish, since we forgot their poles this time.

It was a lot of fun and we hope to do it atleast once more this year.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Madelyn's Fort

Most days Madelyn amazes me. She is so smart and has a great imagination. Today is no exception. This morning JD put a little cooler in her window to try to cool the house down some more. It is working great but now Madelyn's room feels more like a fridge than a bedroom. Today while Madelyn had "quiet time" in her room I went to check on her and she had hung a blanket up and was huddled in the corner trying to keep warm. Poor girl. So I helped her make a bigger fort she was so excited she has been running in and out of it ever since. She has moved in all the stuffed animals and dolls. She can not wait for Hiett to wake up from his nap so they can play.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

READ, READ, READ!

Yesterday I was so lazy. I only did what I absolutely had to. Thanks to J taking care of everything, It allowed me to sit and read all day long. It has been so long since I have been able to read a whole book in one day. I read To have or to hold by Josi Kilpack. She is a friend of one of my friends that writes books (Julie Wright) so I decided to check her out. Her book was great. I love some of the LDS romance books and hers is one of them now. Not dirty or trashy at all and I like that about some authors. I will definitly be getting another from the library soon.

Then this morning, the kids did the cutest thing. They have been doing it for a while but this time I was ready with the camera. Every time JD gets out his book to read there are the kids with their books reading right next to him. It was so cute I just had to share.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July Fun!

We had a pretty laid back 4th this year, partly because JD had to work and with three kids I don't do to much by myself. We went to the parade with my family the kids made quite the haul. The bag I brought for them was overflowing. (Thank you Delta business owners.) We can't possibly eat all of it but oh well they loved it. This was Hiett first year picking up candy.



After the parade, we went home and put JD and Caleb to bed. The kids and I watched Toy Story. It was nice to have a little time to relax after the parade.

After all the naps and eating lunch, the kids and I went up to Oak City to visit and play in the pool. Madelyn and Hiett had so much fun in the pool and running through the sprinklers with Em, Kaylin and Kolby.



We went to the fireworks and Madelyn was pretending that the fireworks were shooting her. Hiett would say the color of the fireworks everytime one came up it was so cute. Caleb wasn't impressed with them. He cried almost the whole time, it was mostly because he was exhausted.

All and all we had a pretty good 4th. Hope all of you did as well. Thanks mom for all the pics since I forgot my camera. Thanks to all my family that are so willing to help me with the kids so that I can enjoy the day too.