Our Family 2017

Our Family 2017
Halsy, Brooke, Cameron, Katey Jane, Landon, and Claire

Monday, October 27, 2014

"I'm Smart!"

If you tell Landon to say, "I'm Smart", he will replay with, "I'm a fart".

Then I added, "I'm a smart boy", to which he replies "I'm a fart boy".

Its so funny and awesome.

Primary Program 2014


Now that I've let that out......the primary program this year was a hit! The songs went so well and the kids were awesome. KJ sang her song beautifully and Cameron gave his poem with confidence and they both looked so darn cute up there!! I feel like doing a dance because I am no longer stressing and preparing for the program, but we are on to our Christmas song and then the songs for 2015....it never ends :)

KJ asked if I would straighten her hair and do her makeup just for the occasion - how could I say no? Cameron let me blow dry his blonde locks and he looks so handsome. Landon was such a good boy through the entire thing! All of my siblings came and it made me so happy to have them there to experience my hard work paying off together!!

This is KJ's verse

This is Piper's verse

and...the end of the song

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Green Lightening Bolts!!

Cameron's team had their last game this morning!! They finished the season with a WIN! He had a great season and really improved as a player. He became more aggressive and gained more ball control - most especially under pressure! He had a great group of boys and we had lots of fun!

At the team meeting for the end of season party Coach said....

Here is Cam's goal from todays game!! Ignore my raspy voice - I wasted it cheering for my brother John on Thursday :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Landon - my sweet baby

When Landon wakes up from his nap he calls for me.

"Mommy, where are you?" 

If he can't find his binky: "Binky! Can't find it!!" Over and over until we come help him find it.

His little voice and how he pronounces the words is precious. I know it will be gone all too soon and I don't want to forget.

Katey Jane quote

KJ: (talking to me) When I'm a mom, I'm going to give my kids any kind of treat they want on any day.

Me: I bet that's true girl.

Cam: (chiming in) KJ, but what if the dentist says you can't have candy?

KJ: I just won't go

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cameron the Ninja

This kid has hops!! The bench is taller than his hips - this would be like me jumping with both feet onto my counter - CRAZY!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's Alive!!

I've decided to return from the dead!! I can't stand it anymore. As much as I have adored being off the grid.......I have missed blogging so many fun things! I know I'm going to forget them and I've already forgotten so many, so I'm back to make sure that won't happen!

     We had one AMAZING summer. We loved the weather and went all over the place on adventures. We went camping, we went to the beach, we spent hours outside swimming and riding bikes, we went hiking and exploring, we rode mules and rangers until dark too. We ate millions of blackberries and made pies, crumbles, tarts, etc. We loved the Fair and all the fair FOOD. Visits to Eugene and playing with cousins! We had air conditioning which saved our bacon because is got really really hot this year. We had 2 new babies in our family - Jesop and Chloe - we are in heaven with these sweet babies around. The kids took swimming lessons and rocked it!! Cameron can swim across the pool and KJ is lessening her fear of getting in the water! Landon turned 2 this summer and boy do we know it!! Halsy and I celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary in style - we got to spend the weekend at the beach! Halsy is still doing well at his job and I am enjoying this phase of motherhood (aka: no newborns!! even though I really want to be pregnant right now) but for now I sleep through the night and I only have one in diapers. Life is good.

  Fall has begun and the craziness with it! My calendar is full and keeps filling up! Dance class, soccer team, home school group, preschool, kid trades with friends, babysitting for nieces and nephews.....etc.etc.etc. WHEW is it nuts around here!! I do enjoy the beautiful fall weather and the fact that all the other kids are back in school because the world is our oyster again. We go to the zoo, the museum, the pool and its empty! We are loving that the apple farm is open and we go every week!! Here is to hoping that more memories end up here so we can read them forever!!