Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
This little girl is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G at the violin. She has an amazing ear and can play most anything she hears. It's been so much fun to watch her find her talent during the last year and a half. We can't wait to see where she goes with it in the future. Hopefully she and Brooklyn, the amazingly talented pianist, will get to perform some awesome duets as they grow up. Since Nic was out of town for the recital, we did a google hangout and he got to watch from California.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Nixon....perhaps the cutest little boy on the planet. I would say it even if I wasn't his mother. Just to look at him, you melt. Then once you get to know him, you melt. This kid is ALL boy and so fun and silly. He is BEST friends with his dad and still wants to be just like him. He carries a handful of cars, trains, planes or motorcycles wherever he goes. He likes to curve his hand and tell us, "do my hair like this". He has little hand guestures for everything. He like to pull a turkey from his bellybutton and eat it :) He never wants to eat anything with nutrients....unless chocolate milk and cereal counts for nutrients. He falls asleep in the car usually around midday then doesn't go to bed til midnight. He talks like an adult...clear as can be. He talks about surfing, golfing and skiing daily, He's been potty trained since last year...but still wears a diaper to bed. He got a bike for his birthday and rides it so well. He loves his sisters, who he refers to as "the girls". He loves "Bay Calbin" and I'm sure they'll be best friends. He loves reading stories at night and his imagination is huge. We love this little boy like crazy. He makes us smile and laugh every day. He's a good kid and doesn't get in trouble very often. We can't believe 3 years has come and gone this quickly. If we could freeze him RIGHT NOW, life would be perfect. He had a birthday party at the park with all his best friends...who are also his cousins :) He talks about Hudson, Daniel, Elle and Dreya every day and they're all his age. So awesome. He was so excited to open his presents and eat cake with the family. We got corndogs afterwards and ate them on the corndog bus :) Happy Birthday Nixter, you sure are a special little kid!
Nic left town for work training on the morning of Mother's Day, so I got to PROVE myself this year :) We went to church, then up to Mom's house for dinner. We missed Nic, but it was a good day.
While we were in California, Ashley had her little Baby Jemma Rae! She is beautiful and looks so much like Hudster. Her birthday is April 27, 2014 and she is just over 5 lbs. It is so fun having so many cute little nieces and nephews. Here's a picture of Cal and Jem :)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
The California/Disney vacation is one of my favorites! We've been counting down the days for over a year....seriously. The weather was HOT, but we weren't about to complain about that! We stopped in St. George for the night, then stopped in Vegas on the way so the kids could walk around Caesar's Palace and drive down the amazing Strip. The car ride actually wasn't too bad. We found a cool ward to go to on Sunday, then walked around the beautiful San Diego Temple, then went to Old Town San Diego to check out the Mormon Battalion tour. It was awesome! So fun for the kids.
We had a relaxing day at the pool and had a birthday party for Dreya the next day. (Tammy and BRAND NEW baby Decker stayed home).
The next day was DISNEYLAND! Some of our favorite rides were closed for refurb :( Pirates, Small World, Alice in Wonderland, Indiana Jones, Ariel, Nemo and a few more. We still managed to have a great time! It was a little tricky with Calvin, but my parents were always willing to sit with him if there was no other option. Nixon and Daniel rode the Buzz Lightyear ride ALOT (no line, perfect for littles) while we were on Space Mountain, Star tours, etc. Cam did NOT enjoy Splash Mountain and screamed the whole time (see pic). We went to California Adventure the next time and enjoyed every moment until we couldn't walk anymore. Kendyl even rode the Tower of Terror...she was probably a bit young :) Cars Land, and the Radiator Springs Ride, was our ULTIMATE fave! Especially when we got to race Holly and Clark's car at the end. Nixon was especially cute when he couldn't stop waving to Minnie Mouse from outside her house, "HI MINNIE!!!!" over and over. My heart melted and I was glad she waved back at him. He did the same thing when he saw Mater in the Pixar parade...couldn't stop waving and helloing :) I can't wait to go back in a few years when Calvin is bigger!
We had a couple beach days but my favorite was when we drove to La Jolla beach on our last day. It was perfect weather, perfect beach and we had a blast. Even stopped at VG's donut shop on the way and had some amazing donuts. We were also able to leave the kids at World Mark with Mom and Dad while we went to dinner and icecream with Quinton and Tiff. Wish they lived closer!
It was so awesome to be able to take the kids on an amazing trip and we're so grateful to my parents for making it possible. We missed Scott's family and Tammy and Decker, but we enjoyed the company that was there. Who knows how much longer this tradition can continue, but I hope we can keep it going for a long time!
|When I had everyone line up for a picture and a wave took them out :) whoops.|