Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Cooper!!!

Cooper turned six in December! He is
funny, smart and a one of a kind kid.
There is so much personality packed
into this boy. We love having him as
part of our family.

Cooper had a rocket bday party. A ton of his friends came up to a field 
to watch Todd launch REAL rockets, play games,
 open presents and eat cake! It was a fun day.
Cooper had a rocket cake with real flames (trick candles)

On Cooper's REAL bday the 22nd we went out to IHOP.
There is nothing like ice cream for breakfast.

We finished out the day with family presents at home.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Hiking

We all really enjoy a short hike on Thanksgiving! 
Here are some crazy jumping kids!

Jake surprised Uncle Troy with a quick jump!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Tree Chopping 2010

Every year since I was little my family has gone and cut down
a Christmas tree. It is a tradition that my kids love
almost as much as my mom!
We roast hot dogs and marshmallows! YUM!

Watch out Uncle Mark!

This year's group: My brother's left to right Brian, Troy and Mark. Papa and Gigi and us.
Coop incognito with marshmallow eyes!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We went to Page for Thanksgiving to see both set of grandparents. Aunts, Uncles and cousins too! 3 of my 4 brothers also came up- (we missed you Brett and family and Tim and family!) It was a great time with lots of great food, fun and games.

Uncle Brian and Coop

Jake with Dad

Uncle Mark and Megan

I think Uncle Troy is losing here

Traditional Tom Turkey Treasure Hunt. 

Jake finding the treasure!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Megan has Glasses!!

Cute Megan in her new glasses

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

School Pictures Fall 2010

Megan brought home her darling school pictures so I am anxiously awaiting Cooper's kindergarden pictures the next day....... no comment needed, what can do but smile.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

Trick-or Treat
Our neighborhood has a tradition of parking their cars all around the circle park across the street from our house and having a big trunk or treat. People dress up and decorate their trunks and hand out candy. It is really fun for the kids!

Megan as the winner of The Biggest Loser!
Cooper as Iron Man
Jake as a Monkey Jumping on the bed!
All 3 ready to head out!
Big Sis ready to help Jake.
Cutest Monkey on the block!
Jake figured out this candy thing pretty quickly.
Our good friends the Rowleys join us at the park every year. We love to see Payton and Regan and of course their parents! Payton was Cooper's first friend. They met in the hospital and have remained friends ever since!

Halloween 2010

Halloween At School
Jake and I went up and watched the Halloween parade at the elementary school. All the classes parade through the school in their costumes.We then went to the kids class parties.
Jake with Megan and her friends Halle and Hannah.
Megan and Jake getting ready to decorate cupcakes.

Cooper and Miss Lee.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween 2010

Carving Pumpkins

The boys getting ready

Cooper poking his pattern
Jake loved his ghosty Dad carved for him

Cooper's Spooky Pirate Skull

Megan Carved this monster all by herself and did a great job!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Break Oct. 2010

Red Cliffs Nature- Hike Take 2


 We decided to make another attempt at our previously unsuccessful hike. This time we had great weather, made it all the way to the end and did not have to be rescued by sheriffs!

At the end of the trail there is a waterfall that goes into a deep pool. Todd braved the cold water and jumped in! The kids loved  splashing in the shallow parts.

                     We even had a fun picnic at the end! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We had a quick visit with Todd's family during fall break. His Grandmother Joy and Aunt MaryLou came from Salt Lake for a visit. We went out to eat and the kids got to go swim at the hotel. Of course I did not have the camera! Nana came over from Page to join the fun and took the kids mini golfing too!

      Jake was so happy until the end when the last hole "took" his ball and would not give it back!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cooper's 1st day of Kindergarden

Kindergarden started a week after the other grades.
yes it was a coincidence that everyone is in green, Jake is not even dressed yet

Coop heading out to tackle kindergarden. I can't believe he is grown up enough to be starting school.

Coop's traditional bobcat photo was not so great considering crazy mom thought he would be just fine without sunglasses. Silly me it was way too bright in the sun. Made for a long first day. We have had them everyday since and things have gone much smoother!

Cooper at his desk in Miss Lee's class.