Tuesday, May 22, 2012


It seems like spring is a whirlwind around here. We have had so many fun family adventures this month I need to catch up before I never catch up!! Warning: pic overload.
We had a really fun weekend at the beginning of the month going to see the snake pits. The kids were so excited to see that many snakes in one place. We ended off that fun family day by going to Gimli ,walking the boardwalk, and eating toasted coconut soft ice cream! YUM YUM!

Abby has kept busy in her soccer games and has kept us busy running to the games. She really loves it and is enjoying her first soccer team.

Natalie wishes she was playing soccer and often tries to get on the field before I can stop her!

Mother's Day came and went. I had such a fabulous day this year. My family spoiled me. My husband gave a wonderful talk in church and my kids were awesome. Abby made me multiple cards and was so excited to give them to me.

I have been blessed to have two wonderful examples of Mother's in my life and I am so grateful for both of them and all that they teach and do for me. Don't know what I would do without them!!!
Love you Mom's!!!

Last week I got my garden all planted. It was so fun to start from scratch by digging a spot, hauling some dirt in and planting the seeds with the kids. They were so excited today to see the lettuce and herbs already popping out!!

I can't believe the May long weekend has come and gone. We had a fantastic campout in the backyard. We roasted hot dogs and slept in a tent. Well some of us did (Abby and Ryan). I stayed out until Jared's first feeding then came back in. Natalie joined me about 2am but it was fun and made for some great family memories!!

Isn't he handsome? He loved his first tent experience. Mostly I think he loved watching his sister's be goofy!
Hope you enjoyed the whirlwind tour. Until next time!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Abby is 5

Abby has had a pretty eventful couple of weeks. Last Monday she turned 5. I can't even believe that I have been a Mom for five years already. She had two birthday days really. We had the family over on Sunday and her kid party on Monday. She was so excited to get a scooter and has been riding it non-stop.
Here are five things about this girl:

1. She is determined at everything she tries. Even in Primary on Sunday when she got asked to help with the sign language for our Mother's Day Song she was concentrating so hard. She is always trying her best!!
2. She loves crafts. Anything she can do to create things she will do it. It is so neat to watch her always making little notes, cards, and other fun things. I have quite the collection already.
3. She is independant and outgoing. She has never been one to need Mom or Dad to hang around. I still remember her going to nursery and she just waved and went on in.
4. She is a sporty girl and is always wanting to learn new games. She just started playing soccer and is doing amazing on her team. She was so excited that she has a real uniform!!
5. She is a super sensitive and caring girl. She notices when Mom is having a bad day and always tries to help.
We are so grateful to have this beautiful girl in our family. She is such an awesome daughter. I can't even believe she will be going to kindergarten in September and in true Abby fashion she can't wait to start. Mom on the other hand is more nervous than she is I think.

We had a garden themed birthday party and painted flower pots, did a scavenger hunt, and planted a flower. It was super fun except all the people in attendance were boys. We gotta find her some girl friends. The boys weren't that excited to paint flower pots I tell ya!!
Happy Birthday Abby!!!!!