Friday, June 19, 2009

Trip to the Zoo

We took the kids to the zoo one evening last week. Here are a couple pictures.


At first I complained quietly to myself a lot about having to go to T-Ball practices and games, but I have found myself enjoying them more now. Towards the end of the season. Jaxson has played his hardest and tried to be a good a sport. Except the time he had to bat with a pink bat. Any bystander would have thought it was the end of the world. And then we threatened him with his life and being grounded for the remainder of the summer. He did use the pink bat, but not with a smile on his face. All in all it has been a good experience for all of us. A special thanks to Coach Karen and to all of Jaxson's cheerleaders!

Emersyn the Ballerina

Emersyn is taking a Jazz/Ballet class just for the summer. I love watching and she loves dancing! The class is 45 minutes long each week. At first I thought maybe that would be a tad too long for 3 years old, but all the girls in the class love it so much, none of them lose interest. She loves to wear her pink "dancing dress" and her ballet slippers are so tiny and cute!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Girl's Camp

I have been consumed by Girl's Camp preparations lately. My poor kids. Every time they ask me what I am doing I say "It's for Girl's Camp." Today Emersyn brought me this little flower. I said "Wow, it's beautiful! Thanks." And she said "It's for Girl's Camp!"

Kindergarten Graduation and Binder

The graduation program was so cute and the teachers, staff, and PTO went out of their way to make it special. They sent out invites, the kids sang a few songs, they received diplomas and little bears, and they even had refreshments afterward. We are so grateful to Ms. Bell who made learning fun for Jaxson this year and who was so patient with his boisterous personality!

Mr. Gauchay, the principal, interviewed a couple kids and Jaxson was his first interviewee. So funny! I was so mad that we forgot to take our video camera.

Our little graduate!

Jaxson and his best friend, Kyle.

Jaxson and his teacher, Ms. Bell.

This is what I put together for some of Jaxson's papers, art work, and report cards. So easy. I put a picture of him on his first day of school and had him write his name. He loves to look through it and it was so easy!

We Love Summer!!

Our favorite time of year! We got a cheapo water slide and the kids have loved it!

Random Pictures

My cute kiddos. They are my world.

A cold and windy day at the lake!
Gearin' up for boating season!

My pretty princess. LOVES the camera and insists on having her picture taken.

Keith's creation. Wakeboard rack/life jacket dryer off-er. Also featuring the new beauty (wakeboard) that the Easter bunny brought me.

Danny, Crystal, and cutie patootie Jace. Good-bye and good luck! We love and miss you.

My Mother's Day card made by Keith and the kids. I always get cute handmade cards like this. I love it!!

Blowing bubbles with Grandpa Clayton.

Emersyn wanted to look like a kitty cat so she drew some whiskers on her face. Not washable.

A Visit From the Tooth Fairy

Jaxson FINALLY lost his first tooth the other night. The thing was loose for a long while and the replacement has been growing behind and slightly off center for some time. Hopefully, it will slide into place on it's own. He was very excited to find a 5 dollar bill under his pillow the next morning!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Family Pictures

We had these pictures done when my brother and his family came for Shellie's wedding.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Las Vegas, Baby!! part 1

Keith and I decided to take a sorta last minute trip to Las Vegas. It was really great to get away for a few days.

We left at 6:30 Sunday morning. The trip there wasn't too bad. We checked into our hotel around 3:00 Nevada time. Then we spent a little while wandering around our hotel, we stayed at Circus Circus, and then went to Adventure Dome. It is a 5 acre indoor amusement park inside the Circus Circus. We ate dinner at a little pizzeria where the food was average. Yes, these things were done on the Sabbath. I heard that Heavenly Father overlooks these things if done on vacation. Is that true? ;) After dinner we headed down the strip. We shared an ice cream sundae at the Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop. Wandered around inside a few hotels. My favorites are the New York New York and the Paris. Hmmm. I wonder if that means that I really am a big city kinda girl? These are a few of the pictures from our trip. The one with the gondola is inside the Venetian.

Las Vegas, Baby!! part 2

On Monday morning we took a shuttle down to Mandalay Bay where we went to the Shark Reef. That was pretty cool. After we were done there we wandered around the New York hotel and then had lunch at Gonzalez Gonzalez. I had the most delicious peach margarita (non-alcoholic of course.) After lunch we hit up M&M World. Then we just headed back in the direction of our hotel. We went inside a lot of the hotels on the way back and it took us most of the day to finally make it to the other end of the Strip where we were staying.

Tuesday morning we headed to the outlet mall and spent the morning mostly browsing. Funny thing though, both of us were moving around like little 90 year olds. Holy Crap, was I sore! Pathetic, I know. Once we were done shopping we went to the Macaroni Grill for a late lunch. It was nice because it was off of the Strip, so it was a little quieter. Here's a funny story for ya. My feet were KILLING me and at the mall there were several little kiosk type massage places and I really wanted a foot massage, but I just decided to get one once we got back to the hotel. I pulled out the yellow pages directory and flipped it open to the massage section. As I was looking, I noticed that most of the adds mentioned that they would come to your hotel 24/7. Well, I sure didn't think anything of it and told Keith to call one up and find out what the fee was etc, etc. So he calls up Brenda, Barb, and Brie and it wasn't until he was half way through the phone call that I realized I had just made my husband call HOOKERS!!! Well, she (Brenda, Barb, or Brie I'm not sure) really wanted Keith to schedule an appointment for later that night. Only $100 per hour and not even licensed massage therapists. Oops! I shall use better judgement next time.

Our original plan was to head home on Thursday, but I was missing the kiddos and we had done pretty much all we had wanted to (although I never got my massage) so we came home Wednesday instead. We stopped in Utah and ate lunch at the Maddox. Yum!

A huge thanks to Mom and Dad Hughes, and Mom and Dad Clayton for keeping the kids and dogs for us. We couldn't have done it without you. Love you all lots!!