Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Parker

Today my baby turned four. Parker is such an interesting kid. He is definately a one of a kind type of kid. I LOVE him dearly, but to say the least he's been a difficult child (I think he's a bit OCD-for real). He pretty much thinks that the purpose of my existence is to wait on him 24/7. I AM NOT JOKING!!!! And, just when I think he's asleep after a long day, he yells, "MOM!!!" then tells me a list of things he needs before he can go to sleep. Gosh, it sounds like I don't like him. I really do! I love this monster child so so much. He keeps me laughing all the time and definately keeps me on my toes. I never know what to expect with him. Every moment is an adventure. I don't know what he is going to grow up to be, but he is a VERY smart little boy and he definately knows how to get what he wants. This year he started preschool (the one at the school I teach at) and it works out perfect because the bus picks him up at his sitters and brings him to my school. I LOVE seeing him in the halls and love the hugs he gives me when I sneek into his classroom for a quick visit. After school he just comes to my classroom and hangs out until 3:30, then we go home. It's funny to watch this little tiny kid with a great big backpack on, hop off of the huge school bus, with a gigantic smile on his face. He LOVES his preschool. Here are Parkers top five things he loves:
1-To be outside ALL THE TIME.
2-Cereal-for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I'd let him.
3-Jaxon-they play so good together.
4-To be in the middle of Tyson and I, we can never sit by each other without him crawling between us.
5-To go to Papa Jay's for a treat.

Building "Bob" the Snowman with his cousins.

Ice skating on Jaxon's B-day in January.

Parker and his best buddie and cousin Eli.

Whenever Parker knows I want to take a picture of him he pulls some funny face. My mom was doing pictures of the kids last week and he kept pulling these faces. She was getting very frustrated with him, but that is just Parker.

He got a bike for his B-day, now if it could only warm up so he could go ride it.

We colored Easter Eggs on his B-day. It's fun to see how creative he is. The old me would help him do it the right way/my way, but I have learned to watch and enjoy their creativity, which hasn't been easy for me to do.

There's that face again, don't ya love the Christmas wrapping paper, I'm not good in that area. Tyson is in Boise on Parker's B-day, so we let him open his presents a day early.

Another silly face, but I LOVE this picture.

I refuse to spend $20+ on a B-day cake, so here is my work. Not much, but he's happy with it.

We've felt guilty about Tyson being gone on his B-day, so we've had like a week of celebrating. Boondocks, Lava, the movies, and tonight family is comming over for cake & Ice-cream.

Happy Birthday Parker!!!!!! I LOVE you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy BIrthday to Jaxon

Jaxon turned 8 today and I can't believe it. He is so excited to be baptized. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kid! I love it when he crawls in bed with me and snuggles me. I love it when he sees me in the hall at school and gives me a big hug (I hope he NEVER grows out of that). I love to watch him play. He is very creative and has an interesting imagination. I love that he is such a good big brother and for the most part is very patient with Parker. I love that he has a desire to learn new things and loves to read books that teach him new things. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kid!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE that he learned how to mow the lawn this summer.

We let him sleep with Parker over Christmas break and it was fun to listen to them talk as they were trying to fall asleep. I hope they will always be best friends.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SICK of sick!!!!!

Ok, I hate to complain about having a sick kid, because honestly we have been blessed with good health in our family and I am really grateful for that, but Jaxon has had to miss lots of fun stuff because he's sick so much. It all started the day he was born, what a rough start, then because of that he has such weak fragile lungs and it seems like he catches EVERYTHING!!!!! This bad air is really making it hard for him. Anybody know of a good miracle vitamin or something that I should be giving him for that extra boost that he really needs right now??? I'm going to try Reliv (I think that's how you spell it). If any of you know of something good please let me know because I am really tired of this and he is more tired of it than I am. This weekend it was the croup and now strep throat. YUCK!!!!!!!!!! But-like I said, I know things could be much worse and I am very thankful that they aren't!!!! Also, I am thankful that I live NOW because there are medications that can make things much better. Whenever he gets sick I can't help but thing of the people who lived long ago, or the pioneers comming across the plains that had to just watch helplessly as their children died. What would they have given to the meds that we have now???

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The BEST days ever!!!

I wish time would STOP right now. I love this time of year because it means Christmas Break. I love Christmas, but even more than that I LOVE being able to spend all of my time at home with my family. It seems crazy that Jaxon will turn 8 on January 17th and that he will be baptized in February. Holy cow I am getting old. EWWWWWWWWWW!!! We have been having lots of fun the past few weeks.
Our good friend Joyce Sant had us over for Christmas dinner and the kids had fun letting her draw on their tummies.
Jaxon is on the left, then Tyler (Joyce's grandson) then Parker

I could buy Parker a pack of balloons and he would be the happiest kid alive.
This is a picture of the boys on Christmas morning before opening presents. The anticipation was killing them. Christmas was fun as a kid, but I swear it is more fun to be the parent watching your own kids.

We finally gave in and bought a wii, which I have to say has been more fun then I thought it would have been.

She is going to kill me for putting this picture on here because, well just look at her all in her layers of chore clothes, but this is Grandma Lori taking her turn at Guitar Hero and I have to say she is way better then I am.

And there he is, the man of my life bowling, on the wii. He thinks that if he holds that pose every time he will surely get a strike. It worked most of the time, but it was fun watching him think he was all good. Notice the Christmas present he bought himself. The other day out of the blue he went to Logan and came back with this TV. I have to add that we did get at TV stand, so I didn't have to look at the ugly cords and that ugly blanket for too long.

Here is a picture of my oldest child, and my only daughter (with a boy name). Spike is getting old. We have had her for 9 years and she is the BEST dog ever! She loves four-wheeler rides. The other day I was pulling the kids on their sleds behing the four-wheeler and she rode on the back the entire time. I'm gonna miss her when she dies. How long do dogs live anyways???

Sunday, October 25, 2009


It seems crazy that it is almost November. We love this time of year for many reasons, but a few of them are: #1 FOOTBALL, #2 the holidays are just around the corner (YEAH!!!) #3 The mountains are BEAUTIFUL!!! #4 Halloween. It has been so long since my last post, so here are some of the things that we have been up to.
Tyson's parents left on their mission to the Marshall Islands on October 19th. We will miss them so so much, but we are excited for them. They will be amazing missionaries and the people of the Marshall Islands will be blessed for having them, and I know we will be blessed as well. If you want to follow out their blog and see some amazing pictures go to or follow the link on my side bar.

Tyson is keeping busy with football. This is his first season as head coach for the WS pirates. They've had a good season and we look forward to his first playoff game against Mountain Home in the dome this Saturday. I am nervous already!!

Tyson got to go watch the Colts play the Arizona Cardinals in September with Tyler (bro-in-law) and his 2 oldest boys Peyton & Stockton and a few other friends. Jaxon was going too, but he got the swine-flu the day before they left so he had to stay home. It was a VERY VERY sad weekend for Jaxon.

When Jaxon couldn't go to the game, I promised him I would take him somewhere fun to make up for it. Last weekend we took them to Chuck E. Cheese's, stayed in a hotel, and went swimming. It was fun, but I'm sure not as much fun a the game would have been, but he was happy. I LOVE LOVE LOVE spending time with my boys!!!

Parker's favorite thing to do is help Tyson work. He is Tyson's little shadow. Whenever Tyson does yard work, has to feed cows, mow the lawn, or work in his shop, or whatever, Parker is never too far away.

I love it that Tyson has lots of ambition. Sometimes it makes me crazy, because he is always busy doing something, but I can NEVER complain, because he gets so much stuff done whenever he is home. My favorite thing is that he does all the decorating for the holidays. I wouldn't even know where to find easter decorations, or even the Christmas decorations.

Friday, June 19, 2009

It's all about timing

Lately the sun only shines once in a while and when it does you have to hurry because it doesn't last long and there is so much to do before the next rain: mow the lawn, swim, play, lay on the tramp, pull weeds, play, jog, pull more weeds, bike ride, fish, and play some more, and then mow the lawn again because with all the rain you can see it grow. On this day we were able to soak it in for a few hours. It was SOOO nice.

Parker and his cousin Eli skinny dippin.

Fishing at Twin Lakes, we were catching the crap out of the blue gill.

Jaxon wears this Civil War hat everywhere. I love it because it makes his ears fold down and he looks so dorky and cute at the same time, and he is still young enough that he doesn't care.
Jaxon and his cousin Stockton swimming in VERY COLD water!
Jumping in underwear.

Mowing AGAIN!!! (notice our yellow lawn from the lack of sun shine)

And of course swimming lessons at Downata.

We only had to get out once because of thunder and lightening.

AND today looks really nice, so I am not staying on this computer for one more second, there is way to much to do OUTSIDE . Hope you all enjoy the sun today!

Friday, May 29, 2009


So much has happened since my last post (only 3 months worth of stuff) that I really don't know where to start. Life has been busy, like all of yours I am sure, but now that school is out I have lots more free time on my hands and I love it. I love being a mom of two energetic little guys. They definately keep me hopping. Jaxon is such a fun little 7 year old. I love it when he laughs. He has been playing baseball and it is so much fun to watch him. I actually get to help coach his team. He is a little fish. Today, we put up our pool and I had a real hard time getting him out of it. The water is freezing and I really don't know how he can stand it. Jaxons favorite thing is Honey Bunches of Oats (I can't complain). Parker is quite the demanding 3 year old. I think he thinks that the purpose of my existence is to wait on him every second of the day. I just love his curly hair. It needs to be cut SO BAD, but I just can't do it yet. He is a joker and has been ever since he realized he could be one. His favorite thing is chocolate milk (preferably the gossner kind that comes in the little boxes with straws). Parker still sleeps in my bed about 50% of the time, and the other 50% of the time I sleep with him in his bed. I just love to snuggle up to him and I figure why not, pretty soon he will be too old and won't let me sleep with him. We have a baby kitten and both my boys are such animal lovers that this poor little kitten will be lucky to survive being handled, hauled, and cuddled every second of the day. Now that school is out, Tyson is keeping busy with his dad's farm. Somedays I wish he could just stay home, but when he does he goes crazy and makes me crazy. He is a busy body and always needs something to do. I guess I am glad. I couldn't stand to see him sit on the couch all summer. Next week will be our 10 year reunion and guess where we are going. We will be together the entire week enjoying an MTI Mathematics class/training. Doesn't that sound like fun? I am totally dreading it. Everyday next week from 8:30-4:30 in Preston. Maybe when it's over we can celebrate our making it 10 years. I can't believe that it has been 10 years. Time flies when you are happy! Thank you Tyson for 10 years of happiness!