Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ode to my BABY bro...

My little bro (Taylor) got married October 3rd, 2008 and for some reason I am quite sad about it. I absolutely love the girl he married- she is very good for him and fits right in with our family, but I am 10 years older than him and seeing him get married was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Their wedding was beautiful and Casie (his bride) did an amazing job planning it. When I watched them say their vows and saw my little brother looking at his beautiful bride with tears in his eyes I thought, "What the heck? He can't be old enough to be looking at a girl like that? I remember when he was a little stinker on his leash (his oxygen line) and his first day of Kindergarten when he was so excited to be going to school... now MY oldest is in Kindergarten and my BABY brother is married! I can't believe how time goes so quickly. He grew up so fast and I feel like I have missed the past ten years of his life because I am still in shock that he was kissing a girl, much less MARRYING her. He will make such a wonderful husband and I am so excited to see them build their little family. I love you little bro.

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Muddy Little Man

Ah oh!

Ya caught me!

Yep, there's mud all over my hands too!

Ya, I know. Just don't look at the front window and the wall...

Oh man, ya had to look didn't ya? I got it good, huh?

Ashton in Daddy's Gloves

Wearing Daddy's work gloves. I love to assist Daddy in yardwork- which is a pretty heavy load these days. I was so excited I had to show off my BIG hands!

Chloe and her Pet Snail

Chloe has had a bit of an obsession as of late with snails. She catches them and keeps them as her "pets"- well that was until Daddy got involved and taught her about being a bit more humane to the poor creatures. Now it's more of a catch and release- she isn't allowed to keep them in jars or cups anymore. This snail was one she carried around all day. She came running in the house to show me her little friend. I had to take a picture because it was sticking it's head out and moving around while she was talking to it and showing it off. She wanted to know if it was a boy or a girl...

Ashton Singing and Playing Guitar

Ashton was singing with his guitar today so I grabbed the camera and recorded this video. He cracks me up. He is not shy whatsoever. As soon as he saw the camera he hammed it up. His favorite songs to sing are "Twinkle Twinkle little star" and "Best of Both Worlds" by Hannah Montana. (Thank you big sister) I think he is going to be a rockstar.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Making snow in the kitchen with flour... We don't have real snow in St. George, so we do what we can...

Yep, I'm really doing it...

Shaving Daddy's head. Sissy usually shaves it, but it was my turn. Its great having a dad that doesn't mind a few nicks here and there...

Bruce's Art...

This is a gate that Bruce built. It took him about three weeks. He has gotten really good and it seems like he is enjoying what he does. I think it is beautiful.

Now he just needs to build a fence and a gate like this for me! (Ya right)

My Gold Tooth...

Chloe showing off her "gold" tooth. When she went in for her checkup at the dentist and he told her she had to get a cap she was excited because her friend Javin has one too. Now she thinks she has gold in her mouth.


I think Ashton must have been a fish
in his previous life. He LOVES water.
This entire summer I don't think he's
been dressed in anything else besides
his diaper or swim trunks- or

He would put his goggles on and swim in the kiddie pool all day. I had to drag him in kicking and screaming most days so he wouldn't
dehydrate or starve to death.

He loves to hide from me and just watch me frantically search for him. He will sit very quietly and when I finally find him he shrieks and laughs at me.

Izzy the laughing elephant...

Grandma Karen sent me this elephant towel.
When mommy first put it on me and put me in front of the mirror I laughed!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My crazy kids.
Ashton (2),
Chloe (5)
and Izrael (3 months).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chloe's First Day of Kindergarten!

Today was Chloe's first day of Kindergarten! I can't believe she is already 5! She is really a 16 year old trapped in a five year old's body most days. My little monkey is off to the rat race... I can't believe my life has now been turned over to the public school system. She was so excited to get on the bus this morning. I decided to take her to school the first day and she was a bit disappointed, but when we got to her school and parked the car, she sat there for a minute then looked at me and asked, " but mommy who will get the bags for you?" I thought she was referring to the diaper bag so I said, "We don't need the diaper bag Chloe, we're just going to be a minute.
"She said, no, mom, the baby's bags!" She was worried about who was going to get the baby's nursing bags for me while she was at school! She is such a sweet little mommy.