I just get a kick out of Nixon jumping into all the field trip pictures! Haha- notice him in the group shots :) He's such a little stud. And little Kendyl babe, love her.
Friday, May 3, 2013
April was a fun, busy month. Papa came for a visit and played with the kids. We celebrated his, Tanner's and my birthday while he was here. Yes, I mentioned my birthday. I'm officially 30- but as long as I feel like I'm still in my 20's, I'm fine with it ;) We've been fortunate enough to have some good weather here and there during the month. We were also CURSED to have some nasty, freezing storms! Typical Utah weather. Kendyl healed from her surgery like a CHAMP! Never a complaint from her mouth- it was like nothing ever happened! Amazing, that girl. The kids have spent a lot of time outside lately. The tramp is probably their favorite thing- Nixon could jump all day if we let him, and the kid can JUMP! I love this time of year. My house stays so much cleaner! ;) We go on lots of walks together and I miss that during the winter. We even got a new electric Razor scooter to ride around the neighborhood- maybe my new favorite toy! We've definitely played hard lately, but trust me, we work hard too! The yard has been weeded, pruned, mowed and planted and now Nic is busy building us a nice deck! Our last one was awful and definitely a hazard. I can't wait for Summer to get here so we can just play outside every day! And as strange as it sounds, I'm excited to have all my kids home each day. They get along so well and just take care of eachother. They put a smile on my face almost always : )...when they're not tracking sand through the kitchen!
Spring soccer is in full swing! I'm the coach once again and my girls better appreciate it! ;) Sadly, we're still the team that gets completely killed every game :( I will say though, we've had a few practices and there has been some improvement! This particular game was rainy and COLD! Papa was there to take some great pictures. Camryn and Brooklyn do their best and seem to have fun. I guess that's all the matters...but a win would be pretty sweet ;)
Camryn HATES wiggling her teeth. In fact, she asks me to do it for her (if they absolutely MUST come out). Well in this case, they were VERY ready to come out. I wiggled 2 out on Sunday morning....she tried to be tough, but was teary the whole time. I wiggled the other front tooth out on Tuesday- she was much tougher this time. She looks pretty dang cute with no teeth. Hard to believe she's this old! Brooklyn is now determined to get her front teeth out :)
|Yep, she asked the Tooth Fairy for paper money instead of gold coins :)|
Friday, April 12, 2013
After years of struggling with ongoing sickness and gasping for air, we decided to take Kendyl to an ENT. He quickly determined that Kendyl's tonsils needed to come out. She's been SOOO excited for this surgery! Strange, I know, but we told her she was going to get to eat icecream and popsicles. That's all it took :) I took her shopping for her treats yesterday and boy was she thrilled! The girls made sure that we stopped somewhere to buy her a present yesterday after their soccer game. They've been so cute with her.
|Before Surgery at 6:30am|
|They gave her a bear that we named Cherry. She was so excited!|
|Her nurse let Kendyl listen to her own heart beat.|
|All prepped and ready to go!|
|Goodbye Kendyl! Still excited!|
Prepare to be shocked....we went to St. George for Spring Break. We spent most of our time in the pool. Oh what a relief to finally catch some sunshine!!! The
fish kids never wanted to get out of the water. Even Nixon wouldn't stop jumping in over and over and over again. When we weren't swimming, we were hiking, shopping, picnicking at the park, and FISHING!!! I think I'm ready to move to a lake! ALL the kids caught fish- even on their little Disney poles :) They were pretty excited, with the exception of Ella who was just devastated about what was happening to the poor fish! haha, She'll be a PETA member someday. *Holly, Clark, Nic and I ate REAL Mexican food at Irmita's and had our picture taken on the Zebra and Burro. *Tammy, Holly and I shopped together! First time in years! *Lots of water balloons. *Grandma Nicolaysen forgot her bag. *Conference. *Croods. *Popcorn. Popcorn. Popcorn. *Marshmallow roasting. *Grandpa's bedtime story.