Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ky's 1st shopping date

Today was Ky's turn for his shopping date! Funny thing was is that he was just as excited as the other kids! Since the kids are in school all day now, as soon as they were off we headed down to St. George! He picked where we ate lunch- In N Out Burger. After our bellies were full it was off to do some shopping. He was all about the shoes! I am seeing a pattern with my boys! He found a pair he loved and then it was onto the clothes. He does have more of an opinion about what he wears than Dawson ever did at his age, but he is quick and decisive! Even got him to try some things on for me! Well after all that he needed a treat so ice cream at Rocky Mountain chocolate factory was our next stop! After a few more shops it was time to head back. My little preschooler is all ready! I am so grateful for the fun one on one time I got to spend with my little Ky man!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Little Mermaid

Addy and I wanted to go see Little Mermaid at Tuachan. We invited Nanny along as well. We met Nanny in Hurricane for dinner. She had back to school night so she had to met us at Tuachan. Addy and I were a little early so whats a couple gals to do but shop! We hit up the outlets for a bit. I love spending time with this gal! It was a great night and the show was amazing!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

1st and 4th-Here we come!!

It's that time of year again, Back To School!!! If I sound overly excited it is because I am. The kids are so excited about it, so why shouldn't I. Dawson can hardly contain him self. The night before he laid out his clothes in preparation for the first day of school. So cute!Out of all my kids he is the least one who needs to worry about that since he gets up so dang early!
Here he is all ready!

Outside his door, sooooo ready!

I have to say it is hard to be sad that school is starting when they are so excited and so ready. I promised Ky I would take him to McDonald's for lunch since they got to have lunch at school. We met up with some of his friends at McDonald's and had a great time. Around 1:30-2:00 I was missing my Dawson! I know, I know. First grade is just tough for me. They go all day and all I can think about is, I hope I have done enough! Not that your ever done, but it is just a huge realization that they are away from me more now, then they are with me. They have more outward influence than mine!
But at the end of the day I know I have been blessed with great kids! After school, over cookies and milk I got to hear all about their day.
Dawson's favorite part of school......Lunch and recess!

Addy was excited but also keenly aware of all that school brings.....HOMEWORK! She was not looking forward to that. Addy really likes her teacher and is excited to be with her friends again!
Addy and her BFF-Brooklynn
Addy's favorite part of the day.......math, science,reading and friends!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Tonight Addy had her dance auditions for Junior Company/Junior Prep. She was ready and excited! She loves dance and continues to improve every year! Addy felt really good about how things went. She said in her Jazz dance she forgot a part but then made call backs and she said she did it! She felt good about her ballet as well! No matter what we are so proud of her and the love to watch her dance!

We found out a couple days later ( August 19th) that she had made Junior Prep! Way to go Addy!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Today I walked by to see Ky sitting on the table with a screwdriver in hand. He had the screwdriver under his chin turning it. I asked him what he was doing to which he said with a big grin, "I am screwdriving me!" Too funny. Wish I snapped a picture!

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Growing up my Dad would build forts for me and my brother and sisters out of blankets! I remember it being so fun! Well my Dad has passed that tradition down to my kids! They decided the other morning to build a fort in the guest bedroom.
They have been playing in it all week and having so much fun together! I love that they are making some of the same fun memories I have! Well tonight after our family picnic and movie they wanted to sleep in it. Ky was already passed out in bed, so Addy and Dawson slept in the fort!

Pretending to be asleep.....
When Bry and I went to bed at 11:00, they were still up chatting away! I love it! I told them to enjoy it now before school starts and the fort has to go!

Family date night!

Tonight, being Saturday we decided to have a family picnic and movie night!! Perfect family date night!Love my family!

Shopping dates!

It's that time of year again! School is just around the corner, so it was time to have me some shopping dates! We headed down to Vegas since Bry had to be there until Thursday. We kicked of the week by hanging out in the pool!
My first date was with Dawson. It was fun because he was actually excited. I think this is the first year he has been excited to have a shopping date with me! We had a great time shopping and of course we had to get some treats! The nice thing about Dawson is that the date is often stress free and short and sweet! I love to spend one on one time with each of my kiddos. Our conversations are fun and different than when we are all together. I really cherish these little dates!
The next day after lounging the morning away at the pool, it was Addy's turn! I love that we both love to shop. However shopping with her can often be tricky! Addy has to try most everything on, which takes a lot of time. So it is never in and out when shopping with her! Plus she puts a lot more thought into her outfits and actually has a fashion opinion. Dawson only has strong opinions about his shoes at this point! Which often means my dates with Addy are a wee bit longer! Just more time to spend and chat with her! It was a great week, and I had the best dates around!
So now that the shopping is done, I think this calls for a little last minute play time before school starts!

Lost Milestone!

Dawson has had his 1st loose tooth for a while now. We have tried to convince him to let us pull it out but that hasn't gone over well. Well today Kyler, Dawson and I were outside playing on the grass when I noticed he was bleeding! He lost his tooth! Literally! Somehow in our little wrestling match he lost his tooth,literally lost it in the grass! We searched and searched and then called Addy and Dad out for extra eyes but no luck! Dawson was devastated and I was heart broken! This was his first tooth! Any other tooth and I would have been over it, but I was right there with him in his disappointment! He started to cry when I told him to just write a letter the the tooth fairy and leave that under your pillow. So he did and here is it.....

The next morning he woke up happy to know the tooth fairy got his note and yes left $$$!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

PJ fun!

Apparently this is how we get our PJ's on! While getting their jammies on I walk out to roars of laughter and this!
My crazy, wild, wonderful boys!!!
Don't even know what to say except that I just love them and I love to hear them laugh!