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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Alexis and Tumbling....

Alexis is amazing at tumbling. She enjoys it and is really really good at it! Aunt Christina gave her some of the girls' old leotards....and Alexis loves them. She couldn't wait to wear them to class!

more cousin fun....March 12th....

Breanna is such a great one at the computer...she enjoys emailing and typing!

All 6 kids are quite exhausting! :) Pap-pap and Aunt Christina taking a snooze!
Little Dave playing with the drum....can you see me?
Storybook Trail! WOW! What a marvelous sight! Mom, Christina and all 6 grandkids!

Ethan's new bed

So we finally got Ethan's bed put together and his room is coming together. The boys love their bed. Right now, Ethan sleeps on top and Hunter is back in his crib. He really enjoyed (a little too much) freedom at night to get up and play/read/get in mommy and daddy's bed every single night! He's much happier (and us too) to be back in his crib. So, the bottom bunk is for guests. My dad slept in it....and slept well! :)

cousin fun....


Boy do I need to update this! Life just keeps on going, doesn't it! Funny how it does that! :) So, here are a few things the kids and Chris and I have been doing... Ethan has been enjoying reading much more. He really is excited for spring soccer to begin. Everyday he and Hunter jump on the 4Wheeler and get the mail and make a few loops around the house! He is growing SO tall....everyone thinks he is in 3rd grade. He remains the tallest kid in his class. He is a great helper and a good example for his brother and sister AND Chris and I! He turns 7 next month and reminds me daily of his birthday month coming up! I am SO glad Ethan is a part of our family! He is ALWAYS the one in our family making us laugh and telling a joke! Alexis has really been something else lately! She is loving tumbling and her instructor says that she has one of the best 'donkey kicks' she has seen. She is constantly putting herself into some position at home and really has her bridge perfected! She has been coming up with some funny one liners lately like, "First and foremost, mother". Her reading is just amazing! She's reading Magic Tree House books and she's already read her Old Testament/New Testament children's bible and BOM! I have to keep reminding myself that she's only 5! She loves her brothers! Hunter adores her! Ethan misses her when she's not around! She makes us smile and we are blessed to have her in our family! She is 5 1/2 years old! Hunter is 22 months now! He is trouble with a capital T and knows it! He is so much fun! He weighs close to 30 lbs now! You'd never believe how much this boy can eat! He is so loving and gives us kisses and hugs whenever we ask for them and sometimes when we don't! He is such a loving and kind boy! His new thing lately is to wake up and say, "Hi Alexis, Hi Ethan, Hi Mommy, Hi Daddy" I just can't get enough of him! The other day I cleaned the bathroom top to bottom~ squeaky clean~ and he got in there and took ALL of the toliet paper off the rolls and scattered it all over the floor! SIGH! So, I gathered it up and shoved it in a basket for us to pull out as much as we need! That's all I can do! He is sleeping SO much better now that he is BACK in the crib! Chris is working REALLY REALLY hard. He has had a good semester so far! He is doing better the last little bit and I'm so proud of him! He is M.I.A. 24/7 except for a small amount of time! Boy do we eat him up when he's home though! The kids don't leave his side and Hunter and Alexis are playing horse with him every second they can! WE love our Daddy! I am doing well! Life is very busy, but there is just no other place I'd rather be! I love being able to spend time with the kids reading at night! Currently we are reading The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe! They love it and beg for 'one more chapter mom' when we stop for the night! It's so much fun to watch them grow and to make crafts, bake, garden, ect with them! They are such great helpers! We have a good time! I am working on a few things for myself too, believe it or not! I've began exercising and really am trying to stick to it! I enjoy getting out with friends when I can and chatting with mom's when the kids are playing! That is my mommy time right now! I'll take what I can get! I am just having so much fun raising my kids around family and teaching them the gospel! I know my Savior lives and loves me! I know I am a Daughter of God! All things are possible! I am so glad I have many friends and family around to share these experiences with! I am very much looking forward to General Conference for our Church next week! Young Women's Conference was AMAZING....So glad to be a part of such a wonderful organization! I will post pics soon!