Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mister Tumble Bear

Matt has been doing gymnastics this year and is in the Tumble Bear class. He had his final performance this week and was quite the little showman. It was beach themed and super funny to watch.

I know this picture is fuzzy, but I had to show Matt rockin' the glasses.

Matt receiving his participation award. Is it just me or is this picture very "Rocky" esque?

I tried to upload the video of him, but it wasn't working :(  I guess I am not as advanced at this blogging thing. I will keep working on it.

Softball Season Begins

McKenna started softball this week and is having so much fun. She is on the Sting Rays this year with a few of her good friends, which of course is priority. The first game went well, with the exception of her visor crisis. She wanted to wear pigtails, but her visor was having a hard time sitting normal on her head with them in. After a few tears and a pep talk about how this is a ball game not a fashion show, we were ready to play. Gotta love the drama! Sorry about the fence . . . I thought it might be a bit too much to go inside the cage to get the shots. Lloyd wouldn't hear of such a thing :) By coincidence, McKenna picked the #12 which just happened to be Lloyd's number when he played. He was all smiles.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Matt's Preschool Graduation

Well Matt had his Preschool Graduation on Wednesday. He has loved being at Miss Amy's but he is ready to take the next step to Kindergarten. He keeps thinking that he starts in 2 days instead of 2 months. As for me, it tugs at my heart strings a little and has brought a few tears to my eyes. I don't know what it is about the preschool to kindergarten leap that makes me feel that I am losing my little ones. It makes you realize that you really do only have a few short years with your babies. I guess they are always ready before we are to take the next step!

Matt marching in with his classmates.

Miss Amy went through and told a little story about each one of the kids. The story that she shared about Matt was that on a Show and Tell day he forgot to bring something. Well, he didn't let that stop him. He quickly informed her that he had a talent he would like to share. He happily proceeded to show his class the skill of armpit farting. We are so proud!

Matt doing the Dino Ditty song. I really should have gotten video of this. Matt was a rock star!

Matt with Miss Amy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sunday up the Canyon

It is that time of year again. YEAH! S'mores and throwing rocks in the river. What a way to spend a sleepy Sunday afternoon.

This was the rock McKenna picked to throw in.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Trip from . . .

So, mom invited me to take a crazy road trip with her for Spring Break. She was going to babysit Amy's kids for a week in Arizona, so she recruited me to go with her. We decided to drive to California first to see my cousin Gina who was visiting from France and then headed on out to Arizona for the week. Sounds fun right? Well this is how it played out . . .

1. Drive to Cali on Thursday = 14 hours due to Tytan getting extreme diarhea.
2. 1st night in Cali at the in-laws = Matt waking up at 2 am vomitting.
3. Vommitting = Me disinfecting the entire house in the middle of the night and packing our bags back up realizing that we are going to get everyone there sick if we have the flu.
4. 6 am Friday morning = Booking a motel room on Priceline to stay in while we figure out what the heck we are going to do.
5. 7 am = Arrive at Motel snuggle in and make everyone rest. And of course jump on the beds in our room.
6. 2 pm Friday afternoon = Take kids to the motel pool. Hey chlorine kills bugs right?
7. 4 pm = No more puking or pooping so we take a chance and go visit my Papa in Sac.
8. 7 pm = Kids still going strong, no flu here, so we go miniature golfing thanks to Grandma Mason.
9. 9 pm = Kids down. Me falling into bed exhausted.
10.  Tytan apparently feeling that the double bed just wasn't big for both of us = Me up ALL NIGHT LONG!
11. 6 am Saturday morning = Kids still on Utah time and rip raring to go. 
12. 8 am Saturday morning = Checking out of motel and finally getting to go see Grandma and Papa Mason and Lexy, Matt and their two girls.
13. 10 am = Meeting up with Gina, mom, brother Travis, Lori and their crew at the park in Roseville. We didn't get the memo that it was big brother/sister day at the park. So we shared it with about 300 other kids. It was nice and relaxing. Didn't worry about the kids at all.
14. 1 pm = met up with the Mason crew again at Earth Day in Rocklin.
15. 3 pm = Went to the Folsom Zoo.
16. 4 pm = Back to Papa and Grandma's house to finally relax. The kid's swam and we had a great birthday dinner for Grandma.
17. 7 am Sunday morning = Headed out for Arizona (This drive only took 12 hours)
18. Sunday - Sunday in Arizona with 7 kids (mine plus Amy's) = Nonstop: laundry, cooking, cleaning, bathing, crying (the kid's not me), holding, reading, playing, driving, entertaining, and last but not least . . . REFEREEING.

*I guess that only thing to say is: Thanks mom for inviting me. It was the best Spring Break a girl could ask for! 

Here are some of the highlights:

Gina's baby James

The kid's golfing

The park with Lainey, Luke, McKenna, and Matt

Tytan fell in love with his Uncle Turk

Grandma Eleanor with the kids

Papa and the kids

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Well, like I said in my earlier post we decided to go to the Provo Temple on Easter Sunday morning. It was so great to go and feel the Spirit that was there. The kids loved walking around and mostly loved the water fountains. It was a perfect start to a wonderful Easter Sunday.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Easter Eggs and Hunt

So, I know that Easter was forever ago, but I won't even go into the drama of the past month. Just know that this is the first chance I've had to catch up. Our Easter was great. Nothing out of the ordinary, but so fun. On Saturday we did the egg decorating thing and saw the creative sides come out. It was funny to see how much time the kids took. This was serious business. Then we read our Easter story to talk about why this occasion is so special. The Spirit was so strong. It was neat to see that the kids could feel it and really were able to get why Easter is so important. Then, Easter morning came and the hunt began. The best part is after that was all done and we had our breakfast, McKenna suggested that we should go get ready for church and then go to the temple. We don't have church until 1:00 and so we had plenty of time to do that. It was such a special day. The temple pictures will be coming next!