Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I looked out the window and what did I see...

This is what it looked like when we woke up Tuesday Morning!  Gotta love Rexburg!  It's funny because Monday I was wearing flip flops and noticing that all the snow in our yard was finally melted!  Haha! Not any more! So we had a snowy April Fool's Day, Easter, and now this.  I guess it's never ending!

Easter

We had a great Easter!  Saturday we colored Easter eggs and watched conference.  Then Sunday we were able to watch more conference!  What a great way to celebrate Easter.  I loved hearing from our wonderful Prophet.  The talks were all so good!  I really enjoyed conference and had great weekend as a family.  It was just the four of us which was nice. 







Easter morning! The Easter Bunny came.




Already eating candy!


Our eggs after our egg hunt!

Utah

The day after Sam's birthday is my dad's so we celebrated by going skiing at Grand Targhee.  We had a great time.  We forgot the camera so we do not have pictures but we still had a great day skiing.  Then we all went down to Utah to see family and friends.  My good friend Aubrey had her baby shower.  We also saw Sandra and Jack and Chase!  Isaac and Sam loved playing with there cousins. 

 The boys helped Grandpa blow out his candles!


It was so great to be there for Aubrey's baby shower!  I'm glad my mom could be there too!
Aaron and I had fun haning out with Aubrey and Jon.


Yeah I got to see Lisa and her new beautiful baby!


Sam loves to swing!


My dad and Aaron made a rocket and were the neighborhood entertainment!  I love this action picture of Aaron.  My dad had all the kids so excited!


My mom got these matching outfits for Easter!  Super cute but impossible to get a good picture.
We took a lot of pictures and did everything we could think of to get them to smile, sit still and look at the camera. That is a lot to ask for four little boys.  I think it would have been great if we could have filmed the whole thing.  I would have loved to watch us adults acting crazy and singing songs to try to get the kids to smile and the kids just looking at us like, what are you doing?
Handsome future missionaries!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sam is 1!!!!

I can't believe a whole year has gone by!  I still remember Sam as a little tiny baby.  What a year though.  I am happy to report that Sam is finally successfully sleeping through the night.  I just have to say that I forgot what it feels like to get a complete night sleep.  I am loving life.  I don't feel so tired all the time.  Sam is the happiest little guy ever.  He makes all of us here laugh and smile.  It's funny, it's like he really enjoys making people laugh.  You would never know or believe that he was such a fussy baby for the first few months.  He's my little dare devil and nothing stops him from doing anything....or he would like to think.  He gets so upset at me when I don't let him climb down the stairs head first or try to slide off the couch etc...  He loves his big brother and wants to do everything he does.  He says Momee, Daddee (he really emphasizes the ee at the end), milk, chese, Jesus, that, Hi! (everyone's favorite), wow, and weee...(when he swings or drives his cars around.)  He has got a fun personality!  We had a fun birthday party for him.  We were so glad that Grandma and Grandpa Nixon were able to come and celebrate with us.  The day after Sam's b-day is Grandpa's birthday so we had lots of celebrating going on.  Then for the weekend we went down to Utah to see family and friends.  I will post about that soon.  Sam loves all his new clothes and toys.  Isaac likes to think they are his toys and now he is super excited about his own birthday.

                                  Sam licking the spoon to the cool whip before dinner (it's his birthday...)


trying to get him to blow out his candles!  We had been practicing but I guess he didn't feel like it (we made a pudding pie and cupcakes



                                                                   Yum!


                                    Isaac enjoyed himself also!

                                       Grandma and Grandpa brought this for Sam and the kids loved it!  They were just luaghing and thought it was the greatest thing ever.  

Aaron's Fishing Trip

I am a little behind on my blog but I wanted to post some pictures of Aaron's fishing trip a few weeks back.  He went with a friend who is even more hard core about fishing than Aaron.  I know... hard for some of you to believe.  Well, the day of this particular fishing trip Aaron woke up at 2:00am and left our house at 2:30am.  I was sound asleep but, I did make him a breakfast and lunch the night before.  (He had a 3-4 hour drive to the fishing spot.)  Then I did not see him until 10:00 that night.  However when he arrived home  he still had to clean the fish.  What a day!  He caught some big fish though!  They are steelhead.  He caught them on a fly and I was proud of him. 

If you look closely you can see how cold it is.  The line is starting to freeze in the eye's of the rod.

Look at that Happy/Handsome fisherman!