Thursday, September 30, 2010

September Camp Out!!

Silver Creek Plunge: We had a great time staying in a little cabin for a couple of nights with some friends. The boys had a blast fishing, and were especially excited to catch a fish on their own (at least they felt like it was on their own). We hiked, swam in the hot springs, ate lots of yummy food. We haven't gotten to camp much this summer, because Violet was so small. It was very nice to be in the mountains and sit around a camp fire for a change. Having the little rental cabin made it nice to not have to worry about the kids being warm enough, especially Vi.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Day of School

Ben is my big First Grader. He started last Monday, and was so excited for the first day of school. I can hardly believe he is be enough, but he keeps telling me he is. I had a harder time sending him to 1st Grade then I did Kindergarten. It seems like he is gone for along time. I have noticed though that my house is not as rowdy when he is home, because all day school is wearing him out.
Today was Alec's first day of Preschool. He has been ready since last year when Ben got to ride the bus, and was so excited this morning. He was ready before Ben this morning, and has gotten over the fact that the bus doesn't not give rides to preschoolers. I thought he might have a hard time telling me good bye at the door, but he hardly even noticed I was there, and was immediately into his little project. It is going to be a good year for him.
Here is little Ty. He like Ben is #1. Today he is following me around the house wondering what to do without his brothers. He is getting big though and this past week we have been potty training. I promised him we could go buy big boy pants when Ben went to school, and he did not let me forget. So last Tuesday we started the process, and by Sunday he pretty much had it figured out. And today exactly one week later he is trained day and night, and he is my first child to actually tell me when he as to go. I know this may all back fire in a couple of days, but I will enjoy it while it lasts.

Violet's Blessing Day

My sweet little Violet Susan was blessed over Labor Day weekend by her father. There is something sweet about a baby blessing, especially when it is your own child. The spirit reminds you that they are Heavenly Father's children, and you feel so blessed to have them in your care. She wore the same dress that I was blessed in when I was a little baby made by her Great-Aunt JoAnn. She was adorable!! She didn't even cry during the blessing, and she gave Luke a big smile before he started. She really has been a sweet baby.
We had lots of fun visitors, but these three are her biggest fans. She is always being loved by one of them, and surprisingly they are really gently with their little sister.
We were very proud parents, and loved every minute of the weekend.