Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We are getting a puppy!  Not for Christmas but right after.  We are getting a Chocolate Labrador Retriever and are very excited.  We will go up to Pennsylvania to meet all the pups and maybe choose the one we would like to bring home.  A fence is finally going up in the backyard which is exciting!  I am nervous about a few things (totally had a dream last night about forgetting to feed puppies then not having any dog food and being very worried) but I know it will be a fun addition to our family!

about 1-2 weeks

about 3 weeks - eyes are opening!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gymnastics Observation!

Anna started the Learning Through Movement class this year meaning she is in class by herself, without Mommy.  It is going great!  Matt and I went to observe class the other day.  She is trying forward rolls all by herself down the cheese mat, swinging away on the bar, and is timidly making her way across the balance beam.  The teacher made the dads that were there go do the stretches. It was too funny...mainly because Matt just doesn't stretch.  I love how Anna is checking behind her to make sure Daddy is doing his table too.  She loves class!

you doing it Daddy?

donkey kicks...imagine her saying "yee-haw!" everytime she kicks...

Halloween Begins!

We had our annual Trunk or Treat at our ward building last night, complete with yummy chili dinner.  Anna had been practicing her "Trick or Treat" for a few days and was a pro at saying it right on cue.  She got confused a couple times when the candy was thrown in her bucket before she got to "treat".  She made it around all the trunks twice and was set.  Jack and Christian made the circuit probably four times and their pumpkins are filled to the brim. The kids had a great time and are now looking forward to "getting more candy" on Halloween night!
getting the hair prepped....

my happy little Minnie Mouse! My favorite part is her yellow shoes...

Christian was Spaghetti and Meatballs

Jack was a Bullseye

look close and you can see Matt's costume...He was Clark Kent

Sunday, September 11, 2011

First Day of Dance!

Little Anna had her first dancing class (without me in the room) last week.  She was a little shy at first but started following along and doing everything by the end.  She really liked it and is excited to go back.  I found out the class is a combo and she will have tap time too!!  So here are her cute little pictures...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Day of School!

Christian is in the 5th grade this year!  What?! more year of elementary school.  
 Jack is in 1st grade!  He told me when he got home that his first day was "perfect."  I guess that is a very good thing.  
 Anna is 2 1/2 and POTTY TRAINED!  I can't believe it finally happened but it has and we are thrilled!  Haven't changed a diaper in 2 weeks!  (I always take pictures of her then realize there is leftover breakfast on her face.  Oh well!)
 We decided to start a wall growth chart this year.  They are pretty evenly spaced!
 Ready for a new school year!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

 Our family vacation has come and gone once again.  We headed to El Cerrito first where I got to do a 5k with my mom and brother-in-law as well as visit with my Grandma Dot who just turned 96.  Then we made the drive up to Lake Siskiyou to camp for 6 days.  We had a great time, the kids had a blast.  Both boys had a very hard time leaving.  (Lots of tears at the airport.)  Excited for next Summer's trip!

Family o'Five