Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Preston's Film Debut

I haven't posted in forever, I know. So much has been going on. Our main focus right now is finishing the basement. We have been painting since the week before Thanksgiving and it feels like all the touch ups will never be done. We did get carpet on Monday so now I am vacuuming and getting it ready for the kids to move down. We just need to get the toilet and sink hooked up and they will be set. It is beautiful and I just love it. Especially the cabinets my dad built. I will post pics when it is finished.

So here is a little piece of our daily lives. Sorry for the mess in the video, but the house has been neglected while we work on the basement. I was putting Paige down for her nap and started the video for Preston. This is the first time I've let him video something without me there. The result is hilarious.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tyson makes a discovery

I was helping the kids brush their teeth the other night and Tyson was roaming freely. We heard a sound and looked down and there he was discovering the door stop. I can still remember Preston finding it. He was so cute. I had to get some video.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

He is Mobile!

Crawling at 7 months and he doesn't even have any teeth yet. I love my cute boy!

Pumpkin Patch

We kind of decided at the last minute to go by the pumpkin patch. We were on our way home from a quick errand and Paige didn't even have shoes on. We threw her in the wheel barrow and away we went. I liked this patch better than the one down the street. There were hardly any people there.

Family Pictures

We took these a couple of weeks ago at the quarry near Little Cottonwood canyon. I am loving this location for photo shoots because while it was super busy, there are places for everyone to take pictures. My sister Cindy came up with us and took the pictures for us. I wish I had more time to pursue a side business in photography. I do photo shoots here and there. Someday, I hope to do a lot more. I love taking pictures of people because I love how happy they are when they see a great picture of themselves. I have these pics blown up and framed on my wall and the colors are awesome. Yeah! I finally have some great pictures of my cute family that I can proudly display.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Utah State Fair

Yesterday I opened the paper while eating breakfast and saw a picture of the fair. I realized we didn't have anything major going on and decided to go that afternoon. We met Greg downtown and headed off to the fair. The kids were SO excited even though they didn't really know what it was.

Tyson is so funny in his stroller. He has to sit right against the tray so he can look all around.

I took the kids on the big yellow slide. Preston started to go and got freaked out. Luckily they were able to stop us and overlap his burlap bag with mine. He was all smiles once we got going. At the bottom he exclaimed "That was AWESOME!"

My favorite part was watching the kids go through these various stages of a farm. They fed a cow, harvested a garden, sheered wool, sold their goods and got to buy a treat at the end with their money.

They loved to ride their rides. Paige figured out right away how to get her airplane up in the sky. She couldn't get it back down and was crying by the end of the ride.

No explanation needed...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Paige starts preschool

Paige was so excited for her first day of preschool. I don't know that kids really need two years, but she begged and begged last year to go to Preston's school. It will be so good for her to have some social time and to learn a few things. I love Miss Laura's Beary Fun 4 all school. She does it out of her home and takes the kids on field trips every month. Paige is going to love it.

My cute poser. She is such a princess. I am so proud of her.

Squeals of Laughter

After the last video of Tyson, I had to show the fun Daddy has with him. He is such a happy boy. His latest is that he squeals when he is happy. Sometimes it is so loud, i can't believe it is coming from a 6 month old baby. In this video, Greg gets him laughing good, then he squeals with excitement. So cute.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Preston the Pro Sky Skier

We spent the day Saturday at Jordanelle. What a beautiful summer day for the lake. We found a beach area up in the arm of the lake. Bob and Vicki brought their boat as well so we parked it at the beach and took ours out to ski. The best moment of the whole day was Preston getting up on the sky ski ALL BY HIMSELF. We have been putting this child ski together as we collect pieces and parts. First we tried having Grandpa pull him into the boat, but it was hard to get enough speed. I was shocked when he agreed to let Grandpa pull him behind the boat. Greg stayed in the water with him. He was a little scared and didn't want Daddy to let go. He popped right out of the water and rode until he realized Daddy wasn't there. Greg couldn't be more proud of his boy.

We also have a trainer board now that we used for Kari, Bob, and Vicki. They were all able to ride and had a great time.


I rode twice and have the callouses to prove it. I had some huge wake jumps. It was so awesome. I love getting up speed and launching at the wake. I can't believe how much higher I've gotten this year when I have only ridden a handful of times.

Greg goofing off.

And of course, we had to get the tube out for one ride. Paige was mad at first, but ended up loving it.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Utah Lake with the Evans

We had a fun time at the lake with Kari and Perry yesterday. I rode first and had a great run. My jumps are getting more consistent and higher. I had a couple wake jumps that I was soaring on. It was AWESOME. Coolest feeling ever.

Perry got up for the first time. Way to go Perry! We stayed until dark and I was able to try some pictures of Greg riding with the sunset. It was a bit tricky since I was also driving the boat. The sunset was gorgeous. It was so nice to finally have a nice summer night on the lake. The kids all got out on Greg's lap too. We conned Paige into it so she was mad at us. Preston cried at first then remembered how much fun it is. Drew loved it from the beginning. And Karli was a little nervous but ended up loving it and wanted to go again as soon as she got in the boat.

Thanks for the great time guys! Great to have you back in Utah.

Cool sunset picture of Greg doing a gainer.

Preston and Karli.

Karli, Preston, and Paige mostly hung out in the bow of the boat. They love it up there. We love it because it makes more room in the back of the boat!

Drew is seriously one of the cutest kids. I just want to take his picture anytime I am around him. He is such a BOY. He loved it in the water with uncle Greg.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Preston!

Wow. My Preston is 6 years old! He had a great birthday. I felt bad because it was my weekend to work and his birthday landed on Sunday. I decided Saturday that is was worth just asking someone to trade. Lucky me, she said yes. I waited until Sunday morning to tell Preston that I didn't have to work after all. He was so excited. We had a great family day. He would open a present and play with it then want to open another one.

Preston still loves transformers so we stuck to that theme.

One of his favorite toys is the box of legos. He always talks about playing with legos when his friends have them. He loves to build so it was a perfect fit. Greg helped him make a bunch of the cars and the house in the picture.

Greg playing ball with Preston with the new foam bat and balls he got. We'll see how long it takes him to whack his sister with it. We were impressed with his coordination. He hit a lot of balls!

My mom had a cake insert for making checkerboard cakes. I used to think they were so cool. I found one at Harmon's and had to buy it. Preston thought his cake was awesome. We put his own toy on it and that was transformer enough for him.

His other favorite toy- optimus prime. He got this from Grandma Crockett. It has a bunch of transformer sounds and lines. Or he can talk into it and his voice sounds like Optimus. He LOVES it.

Also loves his Bakugans. He first saw these at his cousin, Logan's, house and loves them. They are like miniature transformers. I think they are cool because they pop up when they hit the magnet on the card. Such cool toys. Preston keeps saying he can't believe he is 6.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My cute happy baby. We found something that did not make him very happy. However, it made us laugh like crazy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

First taste and othe cute pics

Tyson got his first taste of baby food. He wasn't too sure about it. He spit more of it out than he swallowed. We were video taping some of it and you see a spoon come at him from the side of the frame. It was Paige with a plastic spoon trying to wipe up the food from his mouth. She just wants to help. We are a few days into the rice cereal now and he is getting the hang of it more. We'll do that for a couple weeks, then start in on some veggies and fruit. He is such a sweet baby.

Tyson has discovered his feet. They are his favorite toy after his hands.

First time in the exersaucer. He liked being upright.

She is my big helper. She always wants to hug and hold Tyson.

I swear he might be teething. He chews on everything! Especially his blanket. He will even suck on my chin if he's hungry.