Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Carnival Part 2

Of course a carnival wouldn't be complete without games!

And then back for more rides!

Axton had a great night. He ended up hanging out with several friends from his class and others from the neighborhood. The only thing he was disappointed about was that we never found his teacher. I was told she was running a game and by the time we found out she was helping with food instead, she was gone. Oh well. This was the best $8 I've spent in a long time! We are looking forward to next years and hopefully this time Greg can go!

Cortina School Carnival

The last 2 years we have always had some thing else going on the night of the school carnival and this year Greg ended up going out of town. So I decided to try and brave it by myself with the 3 kids. I am really glad we did too because it was a lot of fun! It went from 5-9 and we ended up staying almost the entire time.
They had the blow up obstacle course

Inflatable rock wall that Axton loved since he has been practicing at the gym. 

And I was impressed that they had legitimate rides! I was only sad that Greg wasn't there to have fun with us, and also so I could go on the rides with Axton! 

And of course the girls were too little to do anything but they are troopers, especially Kenzington. She is so great at watching Axton have fun and waiting (Disneyland, Legoland, carnivals, etc). Some she'll get in on the action too. But until then we'll just keep her happy with cupcakes!

Easter Part 2

Most of the cousins (we missed you Camille and Anna, move closer!) waiting patiently to do the easter egg hunt.

Axton couldn't find his last 2 eggs. So of course true to his nature he'd rather stand there and look grumpy than look! 

Enjoying their goodies

I think this might be the first year we have done official easter baskets for the kids. I always plan to and then realize they don't need more candy. So this year I bought things to do like chalk, bubbles, etc. 

Yes my 5 year old is in love with flashlights!

Had I actually posted this at Easter time I would post more about our savior, Jesus Christ, and the resurrection and all that, but suffice it to say that I am grateful for him and the Atonement. That we can all return to Heavenly Father and be eternal families. Who wouldn't want to be with these adorable children forever?!

Easter Fun Part 1:

Like every year we had to make sugar cookies and frost them. This year Axton got to show Kenzington the ropes!

Needless to say she is the typical 1 1/2 year old. She'd frost it, then like the frosting off, and repeat. She was perfectly content to frost one, and only one, cookie the whole time. 

And Axton was more than content to frost all the rest! He's getting pretty good at it too. 

House project

In January I posted about reupholstering the chair in the picture below. And I finally managed to talk Greg in to repainting some of the kitchen/living/dining room. I had to promise it would be the last time (but I had my fingers crossed!).

The pictures don't completely do it justice. But the blue really brightened everything up and makes it feel cheery! Only after we painted I realized that for the first time in my life I really want white cabinets. Don't worry, Greg already told me N-O! The boy hates these kind of projects because he knows he'll do most of the work and it will take forever. But he always gives in when he knows its important to me! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

March Madness

Like always I am super behind. I still can't find the cord that plugs my camera into my computer so I finally found another cord that belongs to something else that will work! So now it's time to play catch up mostly for my own sake. So in March we went to San Diego for 10 days or so. We started the trip off with a few days with Greg's parents. Honestly I don't remember what we did. But a favorite past time at their house is jumping from the hallway onto the bean bag and so this trip we introduced Kenzington to it, and obviously it was a success.

Our main reason for going to San Diego was because my whole family decided to do a reunion at Disneyland since most of the adults hadn't been there in a long time and half of the grandkids never had.  My mom and stepdad.

Axton's first picture with any character. We always ask him if he wants to take a picture with people and he has always said no. This time he agreed to a few. 

My sister-in-law Heidi came up with the cute idea to do these shirts. They have all the names of the kids which make up the Mickey face. Leighton and Cooper were asleep when we took this picture and then Hunter had a blow out right after, so we never got all the grandkids in one picture in the shirts, oh well.
Kenzington, Logan, Axton, Hunter, Lydia, and Ryleigh 

Uncle Derek with Axton, and Uncle Theron with Logan and Lydia

Cooper enjoying his sucker! Probably my favorite picture of them all!

Axton, Logan, and Ryleigh. 
We had a ton of fun for the 4 days we were there.
Some other random pictures from the month of March.
Axton wearing his batman pajamas Gma Lark got him for Christmas 
 These kids can't get enough of the baby. And she doesn't care who's holding her or giving her attention as long as she's not by herself!

Monday, February 18, 2013


With all that has been going on the blog has been the last thing on my mind but I did want to acknowledge that Kenzington turned 18 months this last week! I can't believe how fast it has gone. She is now officially in nursery at church which is awesome so that I won't have to deal with 2 kids now! She isn't sure if she likes it or not, so I guess only time will tell.

She went to the doctor and she weighs 23.6 lbs. She is in the 30% for weight, 80% for height, and 30%  for head. Basically nothing has changed!

She is my pickiest kid so far when it comes to food. I don't know if it can get any worse. Right now for breakfast she will eat oatmeal or a poptart. For lunch she might eat half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a few bites of a quesadilla. Dinner is a miss most nights. She likes chicken sometimes, and whole beans are usally a go. She like most types of fruit but no veggies. Of course anything with sugar is fine by her but even then convincing her she wants it can be comical. She hates water and throws a fit if you give it to her instead of milk. If she sees me watering down juice she'll refuse to try it, but if I'm sneaky about it she loves it. She likes goldfish and ritz crackers but that's about it in the snack department. It's a miracle she's still growing!

She says a dozen or so words: mama, dada, Axton, yes, no, baby, up, all done, baby, and a few others I'm too tired to think of!

She loves going to sleep with her baby doll, but prefers the really baby! She's always making sure Leighton has a blanket and will come rub her head when I am feeding the baby. She also loves to hold her, but doesn't like us to help her. If she thinks we are going to take the baby away she'll grab and hold on to her for dear life! She is a wonderful big sister with NO jealousy issues, which I am grateful for.

She loves Axton too. She follows him around every where. She loves to chase him and be chased by him. She loves to look at books with him.

My favorite time of the day is when Greg comes home because she starts screaming in excitement and goes running, often times falling over because her feet won't move fast enough. She is daddy's little girl for sure. She cries every time he leaves her, so it's a good thing she is still alseep in the morning when he goes to work!

She is at such a fun stage right now and I love it. She gets so excited about little things. Has recently discovered her love for all books. She is always happy and shares easily with other kids. She'll pat people on the back and rub their heads to comfort them. She is a cuddler. She is getting so full of personality and will give you the funniest looks, from being a cheese ball, to glaring at you, or simply pretending you aren't there. She loves to look at you out of the corner of her eye.

I am so glad this little girl came to our family, and it was well worth the 3 years of trying to get her here!