Friday, June 25, 2010

On Hold...

We just spent a fun week in Washington with both Brad's and my family, unfortunately I left my SD card in my parents computer so I don't have any of my fun pictures to prove it yet. So until I get that back here are a couple of other pictures. Rachel and Austin came with us on our trip and 2 days after we got back they left us and Utah for good to move to Texas! Tyler is starting grad school in the fall at TCU and we are going to miss them so much!!! I had to get a picture of the kids before they left.

On a happier note, Brooks is smiling more and is enjoying his brother and sister it looks like!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

wait, whose birthday is it?

My little Miss Kater turned 2 this week! Daylen wanted to celebrate it more than Kate. He has been talking about his birthday since Brad's birthday in March. Poor kid still has to wait until August, however, he didn't mind sharing in Kate's festivities. Here is a quick shot we took before church on Sunday. Man I love these kids!

Kate opening her first present...
a new Sunday dress and squeaky shoes...ever heard of them? I always know where Kate is and she loves them...a little TOO much! (They squeak with every step.)

Daylen insisted that he had a birthday present, too, and he HAD to open it. Smart dad then proceeded to put Daylen's church clothes in Kate's gift bag and let him open them. He was super excited even if it wasn't anything new...just opening a present made him happy!

While Kate was napping, Brad put together her second birthday present...a table and stools from IKEA. We went to put them in her room at the end of her nap, she was thrilled as you can tell from the look on her face.

Despite the face, she really does love the table, as does Daylen. There has been a lot more drawing at our house this last week.

Brownies and ice cream came later, Rachel, Tyler, and Austin joined us for this fun. We are going to have cake when we go home to Washington this next week, both my family and Brad's family will be there, we are so excited to see everyone!

Once again Daylen had to have a candle in his brownie, too. This kid is birthday crazy!

I still can't believe Kate is 2! She is the cutest little stinker ever! She may be destructive and careless and a little too independent, but her personality keeps us entertained. Three phrases we hear a LOT at our house right now out of her lips are, "All myself!" (Do it all by myself) "Look at me!" as she does some trick or sticks her finger up her nose, and "Ah man!" when something doesn't go quite right. She is hilarious, and super sweet when she wants to be and I just can't imagine life without her! We love you Kate!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


When Mandy and Ivan came to stay with us last month Daylen LOVED riding Ivan's little 2-wheeler bike. So a couple of weeks ago Brad found this bike at a yard sale for $2! The training wheels cost more the bike itself. Daylen calls it his "cool bike" and the neighbor kids have all picked it up from him and call it "Daylen's cool bike" as well. Now he can keep up a little better with the other kids and ride these hills a little easier.

(This picture is supposed to be with the barbaque below.)

Just a fun picture.

What's Memorial Day without a barbaque? We of course had to enjoy the beautiful weather we are finally having and invited Tyler, Rachel, and Austin over to enjoy some home barbaqued hamburgers, yum! We also made use of our deck finally and ate outside, I think it's about time for some deck furnature...

Kate and Daylen blew bubbles for us, Kate needs to work on her blowing technique as you can see, but this picture cracks me up, the crazy hair really adds to the effect.

Austin enjoyed being outside and entertained us with his contagious huge smile!

Kate mothering Brooks which she does as much as possible. Anytime she hears him start crying she comes running to help. "Oh no cry Brooks" or "no cry baby" are common phrases heard from her lips.