Saturday, December 4, 2010

I've done it again..

I guess I wasn't kidding in my last post when I said see you in four months. I wasn't actually planning to wait four months to update this thing, but it seems to have worked out that way. We have had some wonderful and fun events occur in our lives in the last few months; the best of course was welcoming baby Ryker to our family in October. He is the best baby ever and has really been fun. I had been knocking on wood since he was born just waiting for him to be fussy and not sleep, but I've come to accept the fact that he really is just a good little babe and couldn't be more grateful. We feel so blessed to have him in our lives and to have 3 sweet little guys. His brothers just can't get enough of him and are always kissing and loving him. They can't wait to see him when they wake up in the morning, and have been great big brothers.

Cooper also had a birthday in October. He had some friends over for a Halloween/birthday party. I can't believe it has already been five years since he was born. Where does the time go? He is such a great kid and a good big brother. We love him lots and are so proud of him. He is in to "superheroes" and was Iron Man for Halloween. Conner didn't really care what he was, so the little monkey was...a little monkey.

Another wonderful happening was Ryker's blessing. It was very nice and because we are moving (I'll have to save that for another post) we were able to have it at our home with just a few close friends and family.

Over the past few months it has been fun to have family come help us and visit us. We love you, and love having you visit! xxoo

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quarterly update...

Time for my quaterly update. :) Kar gave me a hard time for not updating my blog ever so I'll slap some pictures on this post and call it an update.

Jake helped coach Cooper in t-ball this summer. He had a lot of fun playing on a team with his little buddies. It was also very entertaining for us to watch.

We went to Rexburg and Island Park this summer to spend time with grandpa and the Deans. We love going to the cabin, riding the boat, and enjoying the scenery. We also went to West Yellowstone, went through the shops, and had ice cream cones. My dad bought the cowboy hat for Cooper and I thought it was funny that he carried a little stuffed moose everywhere.

Boy were we spoiled. We had Kar, Bai and Gabe visit us for three whole weeks. We couldn't have had more fun. We played in the sprinklers, read books, painted, went to the park, did some projects, and of course went shopping. The kids played non-stop and we miss having all their cute faces here.

We were able to go to the Peterson reunion in Ogden Canyon this year at the Wolf Creek Resort. As always we had a ton of fun, laughed a lot and ate way too much. The kiddos loved playing in the pool and of course always love being with grandma.

Alright, so there is my lazy, quick, picture plastered update. Baby boy #3 will be here in 4-5 short weeks, so I hope I can be a little bit better at updating this thing....oh, who am I kidding see you in about 4 months. ;)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mess, Party, and Vacation

Yes, miracles do occur. I am updating my blog for the two people who read it and for my own good. We have been busy and when I get too far behind it seems overwhelming to try to remember it all, so I will just highlight a few of the more interesting things we've been up to the past month or so.

#1 Keeping up with this guy:

For those of you who didn't see the powerpoint I put together, this little guy is a sweetheart, but he has a bit of a sneaky, naughty side to him. For example: He will find and use whatever he can to reach what he wants and usually isn't supposed to have. See below. (Not pictured toy car used as a step to get into drawer) The laundry basket-cake sneak was quite ingenious.

Recently, the little stink produced a permanent marker picasso on multiple surfaces including but not limited to: 3 doors, 2 walls, and a couple carpet markings. Why he chose the permanent marker amidst a variety of color wonder invisible markers and washable markers is still beyond me. Luckily, after a lot of elbow grease, a trip to the grocery store for more rubbing alcohol and a fingernail polish remover fume headache, the mess was pretty much all gone. Needless to say markers are no longer within reach.

#2 Tea Party
See Karlie's Blog for a description of the fabulous tea party we had at grandma Peterson's. ( It does sometimes pay off to be a slacker, less work for me. Thanks Kar :) I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the yummy food. The Cox girls all did a great job in putting the whole party together. I am glad I could share such a fun day celebrating grandma's birthday with the girls.

The Birthday Girl- Love you grandma!

#3 Vacation!
We headed to Disneyland Saturday night and drove until early Sunday morning. Thanks to Josh and Jake for sticking it out, and for getting us there on merely 5 hour energy drinks, caffienated beverages, and In-N-Out burgers. (Gross right?) We went to Disneyland for 2 days, Seaworld, and California Adventure for a day. We met characters, went on rides, spent too much on food and toys :), watched shows, and had a blast. We wore ourselves and the kids out every day. I can't complain because the weather of course was perfect, the company was the best, the kids were angels (most of the time), and Jake left his laptop home...I'm ready for another vacation!Cousins waiting for the train.Coops looks a little worried to be on Splash Mountain, but he loved it and went on the ride several times.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"That's the way things happen on the Polar Express!"

The boys and I took a short trip to Utah and while we were there we headed up to the Heber Valley Railroad with grandma to take a ride on the Polar Express. As you can imagine Cooper really enjoyed it. Before we boarded the train the conductor happened to walk by, presenting a must have photo op. On the train we had hot chocolate and cookies, sang Christmas carols, read the Polar Express story, and visited with Santa, who gave out silver bells. It was a great way to start off the Christmas Season.

Yes, that's right Jr. Conductor meets the real deal.

Looking for Santa who was waving outside the train.

Let the train ride begin!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

October Festivities

We had a fun Halloween; it's such a busy, exciting time of year for our fam. The boys made quite a pair. Coops wanted to be the conductor from the Polar Express . He was a darn cute conductor and there weren't 10 other conductors running around like the Buzz Lightyears last year. This was the first time Conner went trick-or-treating and he got the hang of it real quick.

Cooper also had a great birthday! He is such a good boy and we love him lots!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Summer Finale

Summer is officially over, and I am happy to welcome in a new season. We had some good times this summer. The boys are growing and keeping me busy, here are some highlights (and a lowlight) of the last couple months of summer.

Cooper started preschool! I admit I was a little worried how it would go. He got cold feet just for a bit on the first day, but I told him I had a surprise for him when he was finished and that he could wear his Batman shirt. That was all it took and he has looked forward to his two days of preschool each week ever since. He especially loves recess and show and tell. It's a little bittersweet that my baby is already almost 4 and going to preschool, but it is also nice to have a few hours a week to get some things done or have some quiet time when Conner naps.

We learned this summer that Conner likes to take vent covers off, and Cooper likes to step in them. We also learned that there are screws poking out inside the vent and if you go at them the wrong way they are sharp and can cut your leg. Well, Cooper actually learned this and he learned it the hard way. We made a visit to the quick care after the above mention happened. Cooper was pretty calm...until the stitching began the poor nurse got a work out trying to hold his leg still. He was a tough boy though and was back to normal the next day. He thought it was pretty cool, and would tell anyone he could about his 15 stitches. I just hope we don't make visits to Primary Health a habit.

Visit from my very favorite sister! Kar and her kiddos came for a visit from Ohio. We loved having them here, and I have dreams of one day sharing a backyard (wouldn't that be awesome). We celebrated Bai's birthday princess style, did some shopping, and relaxing, and just enjoyed having them here. Unfortunately, Karlie didn't enjoy the plane rides too much and that may be the last visit for a while.

So, I decided I would try to get some quick family pics in this year, since we haven't taken any for a couple of years. You might know I am a certified family picture poser (if there is such a thing), though I have never been considered photogenic. My mother, bless her heart had our family picture taken every year for some 20 odd years. We had gotten to the point where we knew the routine. Keep your eyes open, smile, tilt your head. Sooo, I thought we'd whip some pictures out real quick Dad and Nick being our "professional" photographers. Here is how it went...
There was quite a bit of this and A lot of this.
However, there was one picture that they were both smiling and cooperating and I looked like this.

Ha, ha shame on me. Needless to say we are waiting for our pictures to be photoshopped. :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Finally some motivation

Call me a blog slacker if you will. My dad said he keeps checking for an update, and that was just the motivation I needed to post something on my blog. Summer has been busy and we've had lots of fun. Thanks to Kar I don't need to post much more than what she did about the fun we had last month just go to (Ha, Ha thanks Kar!)

These two loved the boat and the wind in their hair.

The cabin is in a prime location...close by the swings!

We enjoyed Seven Peaks waterpark, just like the good ol' days. Cooper got pretty brave and had lots of fun in the water and on the slides.
The summer has been hot, and we are looking forward to a cool down. Cooper will be going to preschool in the fall, and although he will still have another year of preschool, it's crazy that he is old enough for preschool. Some of my earliest memories are at Mrs. "B's" preschool. Going to the park across the street to play, green eggs and ham, bringing a handful of starbursts to school and telling the teacher I had treats for the class :), Thanksgiving program, and the little friends I had. I hope Cooper's preschool experience provide lots of fun too.
The bigger the kid, the bigger the mess. At least that's how Conner works. The older he gets, the more he gets into things and explores. He is on top of and into things constantly and I have found he enjoys eating chalk, dog food, and crayons recently. He keeps us on our feet, and keeps us laughing. He is a little character and our little cuddle-bum.
Strike a pose :)