Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Lives for the Last Two Months

First off, I promised my little sister that I would add the comments back onto our blog. Your Welcome Keri! This is going to be a random selection of pictures from the last couple of months. I'm trying really hard to stay on top of life but when you're pregnant (yes, it's true!) I can hardly get my children fed most of the time.

We took the kids bowling and I can't even remember when because I think it's been awhile. Anyway, they loved it and yes, Landan was with us but he wouldn't hold still to take a picture of him

Here are some pictures of Kaleb and his flag football team. This was his first year playing and he absolutely loved it. He says it's his favorite sport so far.

This is Carter on his first day of preschool. He started about two weeks after Kaleb so he was very anxious to go. He loves it. His teacher this year is Mrs. Karen and she's wonderful. I guess that's why she has a two year waiting list to get in.

These ones are an entire post in itself so I'll be brief. Carter decided to teach Landan how to ride the garage door (hanging onto the bottom as it moves up). He got to the very top, panicked and let go. Here we are at the doctors to get an x-ray of his leg because he was limping really bad. Luckily, it was just a sprain. I'm truly surprised this child has not broken any bones yet. I guess there's still time for that.

Some random snip-its: We went to St. George over UEA and we took the boys to a fair thing, we also went to Thanksgiving Point with some friends before Halloween and last, we took the boys to Gardiner Village to see the witches (a yearly tradition).

Finally. . . Halloween pictures. All the boys decided to be characters from Star War. Seriously, how cute does Landan look in that Yoda costume. Kaleb was Obi-Wan and Carter was a Clone Trooper. The last picture is Carter with his best friend McKay. At least McKay has his eyes open.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Family Pictures 2008

We had our friend, Lindsey Danley, take our family pictures this year. The first time around, the actual family ones didn't turn out as well because our cute 2 year old would not hold still for even 2 seconds. Luckily, we have a few where everyone is looking at the camera. We don't even require smiles because it's impossible to ask of 3 energetic little boys. I actually like the last family one because it shows what really went on during the process. By the way, we have the cutest boys!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Go Cougs!

BYU football season is here! We only have two tickets per game but we were lucky enough to score 4 extra tickets for the first game of the year. On top of that, we were right on the 50 yard line, west side (which is shaded) about 20 rows up. It was great. The cougars didn't play their best but they did enough to win and we look forward to many more, and better games this year. I don't think Jake loves this picture of himself but hey, he shouldn't have made that weird face in the first place.

Friday, August 29, 2008

My First Half Marathon

I ran my first 1/2 marathon a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't sure if I would be ready, but I had a great time. I'm not going to say the last 2 miles were very fun but once you cross that finish line, it's all worth it. Keri (my little sister) was waiting at the the end to take pictures and her batteries died in her camera. So, no pictures! Oh well, this will definitely not be my last 1/2.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kaleb's First Day of 2nd Grade

I don't know who was more excited for Kaleb's first day of school, me or him. It's such a comforting feeling to have a child that loves school because you know he's thrilled to be there and learn. The only thing that freaks me out is that he's already in 2nd grade. Where has the time gone?

College Roomies Reunion

It has been 10 years since the "Gates of Hell" existed. For all of those in the dark, we lived in Gates Hall at BYU and this just happened to be our nickname. It's a little deceiving because we were such a great, fun group of girls. Anyway, we had a great time seeing each other after such a long time. Everyone was married and had a anywhere from 1-4 kids. We're planning another get together in five years and then, New York 2018!!! Thanks girls for such a memorable weekend.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Kaleb Gets His Purple/White Belt

Kaleb has now earned his purple/white belt in Karate. He's got such wonderful discipline that he just whizzes through all of his skills. He's especially thrilled this time because he can now start sparring. Congrats Kaleb!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Our Fun Family Trip to Florida

We took our family vacation this summer to sunny Orlando, Florida. Despite it being a little warm, we had such a great time. The best part was that Grandma and Grandpa Evans joined us so their were 4 adults and 3 kids. The odds were definitely in our favor. Unfortunately, even with those odds, we still lost Carter at Disney Hollywood Studios. If any of you parents out there have lost a child, you can vouch that it is the most frightening experience anyone can have. Thank you to the employee that took Carter aside to wait for his parents to find him! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Evans for joining us. We are grateful to have such quality and quantity time with you. Here are the highlights from our trip:

Disney Animal Kingdom

The awesome pools and fountains at our hotel

Disney Hollywood Studios- The boys got to meet the Power Rangers, watch a live stunt show, see an Indiana Jones show, train to be young Jedi Masters and then we went on a ride called the tower of terror. Well, Carter was barely big enough to go on this ride and I was getting funny looks taking this little kid on it. He loved it, which is funny because I heard a few older kids crying after they got off of it.

GATORLAND- let me explain. This is a place where you get to look at and touch real live alligators and crocodiles. Grandpa Evans even has a picture of the boys and I sitting on a live alligator. I'll try to post it when he emails me his pictures. All I can say is that for little boys, this place is just as great as Disney World

Disney Magic Kingdom- I'm not going to lie, the best part about this day is that we left little Landan (a.k.a.- Mr. Mischievous and that's putting it nicely) at the hotel with Grandma Evans. We were able to go on every ride we wanted and the other two boys had such a great time.