Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Daylen's Spot

This is Daylen's "Spot."
Ever since we moved into our house Daylen has claimed the crack between the middle and left cushions. He likes to snuggle down in it and get comfortable.
So when Kate fell asleep on Daylen's "spot," instead of picking a different place to sit, like maybe the other crack between the middle and right cushions, or the rocking chair, instead he pushed her aside and snuggled in behind.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4th of July

Rhett and Kristen and their family came and spent some time with us over the 4th of July weekend. It was fun to see them and fun for the kids to play together. Our kids follow the same pattern for gender and age as their youngest almost 3. Daylen and Jacob, Brinley and Kate, and they are expecting a boy in October. Here is kate straightening Brinley's hair, what a good sport.

Playing with sparklers and watching our fireworks show!

Jacob with his sparkler.

Enjoying the show!

Friday, July 16, 2010

We have grass!

So when we moved in to our house last August it looked like this...grass completely dead. We tried to revive it as best we could, but there were just too many completely gone spots and the weeds began to take over.

After Brad cut the grass out with a sod cutter, he and I got rid of it (as in it is now dumped in our side and back yard for a later project). We added nice compost, rototilled, raked, leveled, deweeded flower beds...and then it looked like this...

We had some great help from our ward to lay the sod on a hot, July evening.

Brad worked very hard in this whole process, he's been amazing!

Daylen wanted to help.

So Kate wanted to help, too.

Magically we have automatic lawn! Which came by hard labor.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

visit from grandma!

My fabulous mother came and spent last week with us while my youngest siser, Kara, was at EFY. I love it when my mom visits, she is the best. She made Kate a quilt and pillowcase for her bed, helped me wash my windows, we went to the park, saw Toy Story 3, Brad and I went on a date :) we had lunch with my aunts and cousin, went to the BYU Bookstore, and we started potty training Kate. Plus it's just fun to just have her here. She brought my niece and nephew with her, Lily and Nathan, so Daylen and Kate had fun playing with their cousins all week as well.

Kate has starting "fixing" our hair now with a fork or spoon or spatula, whatever is closest at the moment.

Nathan and Daylen liked to wear their matching superman pjs despite the hot, summer weather.

This little guy is so fun to have around, I love his smiles!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Family Reunion Time

We had a fun time in Washington a couple of weeks ago and now I have the pictures to prove it. We got to spend time with both of our families, attended the Milton-Freewater ward reunion, my 10 year high school reunion, celebrated our 6 year anniversary, Kate's birthday, blessed Brooks at my parents home, played homerun derby, rode 4-wheelers, shot guns, went hiking, fishing, made a bird house, held a family talent show, enjoyed dutch oven cooking, played games, and enjoyed just being with family!