Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Tradtions...

 The first part of December has brought on the Christmas traditions...

Setting up trees
This year I put these two boys in charge of the small tree, and they loved having the responsibility

 Snowman making..big 

 ...and small...

 Santa pictures at Fotofly!

 Our family got to be the Holy Family at our ward's Christmas party.
James, Jack, and Jonathan were shepherds and sang, on a loop, for 30 minutes with Nathan and I the song "Baby in My Arms". 

 Jett as baby Jesus

 Going with Grandma and Papa to see the lights at Layton City Park






And this is only the first part of December!

Visiting Grandma Hiller

 Grandma Hiller moved into Carl and Debbie's home in November.  She is quite dizzy now a days, and knew that she could not live on her own anymore.  Karl had planned for this years ago, and had a room already for her in his home.  They live closer to us, so we have been able to go visit a few times already.  I love how when I say "go see grandma" my boys go and snuggle up to her on her lap and watch one of her mystery shows.  Perry Mason, Matlock, and Walker Texas Ranger are all favorites.  We love Grandma and the time that we still get to visit and talk with her. 



 And does she ever love the babies :)




Talking about life...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Clark Planetarium


 While Grammies and Boompa were out to visit, we decided to go to the Clark Planetarium.  So many neat interactive exhibits!  It was a hit with Boompa who loves space and all the boys.

Checking out who a tornado forms


 Everyone touching the meteorite 

 Look at all of us there!

 Jett and Boompa when we got home


He's such a good little guy!  And we did it!  We went out with all 5 boys!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May at the Dinosaur Museum

It was a perfect Saturday evening right before the last week of school, great temperatures (unlike the previous wedding Saturday), and we decided to go to the Ogden Dinosaur Museum with Grammies.  We went only and hour before the inside museum closed, and 2 hours before the outside part closed, but it was just perfect.  Not to hot yet, not crowded, our kind of place!  

 Jonathan and mommy near one of mommy's favorite kinds of dinosaurs, a hadrosaurus.

 Daddy and the boys by an allasaurus 

 Of course a favorite for mommy was the skull collection...now that was an impressive collection.

 
Grammies needed a picture to prove she went up and down stairs!
She did very well walking around, and I think my boys do her health good.

 Digging for fossils

Mommy felt like helping too :)

Mommy and all the boys

 Outside Jonathan liked this baby dinosaur because it was "hatching"

 Why not take a ride on a dinosaur too?

Grammies and the boys

  Jack conquers a dino
What isn't to like, dinosaurs combined with a playground?

 This shadow portrait was pretty awesome.  The sun was just right for this dino to go after Nathan!

 The "everybody look at the camera" picture

And then...
...this AWESOME "scream because a dinosaur is coming!" picture. 
 I think this is going on our wall somewhere, it is frameworthy!

After the dino park we actually took the kids out to a resturant (we never do that), and had dinner at Chuck-a-rama.  I was skeptical, but the boys LOVED it!  Jack kept saying "this is the best meal of my life!!" (Thanks buddy).  And all the boys ate well.  

 Of course loving the last course...ice cream.

Jordan right now LoVeS to put his socks on his hands...

 ...it's pretty cute.  He has been talking up a storm the last few weeks, and each day he does add at least one new word to his vocab.  Makes him and us all happier.  

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Memorial Day Shenanigans

 Memorial Day this year we  had planned other things, but sometimes plans don't work out and that is okay!  All the boys are out of school for the summer, and so the later nights and mornings are welcome.  A good start to the summer!

Nathan had a good race in Sugarhouse...

Any crit race where you can walk away and not have crashed is a good race.

He was in the front breakaway the whole time, and did win a primes lap worth $50, not too shabby. 

Saturday I got a text from an old friend from BYU, and she was in Eden and wondered if we happened to be home later that day.  Neither of us had our husbands with us, and it was fun to visit Meghan and our kiddos got to play a bit. 
She lived next door at DT sixth floor, and she was just awesome.  It made my day that she'd stop!


 Mommy and Jonathan enjoying a story. 

 Enjoying donuts for the first day!  The frosting tops missing and those smiles say it all. 

 A family bike ride in the morning.  
We made out our weekly chore charts, and biking at least 4x a week for 30 minutes is on the list.  Jonathan is loving being able to ride a pedal bike this year.  Thanks to the strider bike, he learned last month in a five minute session. 

 On the way home from Michael's birthday party.  Jordan loved the party hats.

 On Sunday we took a walk around the whole of silver lake.  
We saw a momma duck and ducklings, swallow nests in the side of a mud wall, and even spittle bugs. 

 My four handsome dudes!  #2 and #4 take pictures really easily...#1 and #3 don't hold as still, so it's lucky to get one where they are all looking. 

 Jack was always the leader, didn't even matter when we said he had to stay with Jordan.
He just took Jordan's hand and led him to the front :)

 The two of us by the lake, the moon is really big in the background (trust me, it's there).


 A selfie with all six of us?  
We might need a selfie stick once we have one more little "J" in the picture.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
So happy I could enjoy it at home with my little family.