Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pack Night

Last night was the boys' pack night at Scouts. Tristan received his Aquanaut, Artist, Citizen, Forester, Outdoorsman, and Traveler pins. It was also Jasen's first pack meeting as a scout, and he was so excited! He was welcomed into the Wolf den, and should be receiving his book, neckerchief and slide soon. The meeting was outside last night, and they played water games. My boys had a great time!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miss B

I got to realizing that I haven't posted anything about Miss Brin in a while. Well, she is still fabulous! Getting so big, and running around like crazy.

Here are some of her more recent goings-on:

* She loves to tear up books, much to the dismay of the rest of us. We quickly learned to keep the office door closed, or risk walking in to a pile of shredded paper.

* She babbles constantly. She says "mama" (we go back and forth- maaa-ma! Briiin- ley!) "dada" "hi" "here" "hey" (which she says like a sista: He-ey!) "doggies" and what sounds suspiciously like "I love you."

* She loves to give high-fives.

* She loves to eat. String cheese, graham crackers, pasta, potatoes and fruit are some of her favorites.

* She loves to swing at the park.

* She has figured out how to climb up on the couches, and she is very proud of herself for doing so.

* She is currently in the process of learning the correct way of getting down off of beds and couches. Most of the time she'll stay on the couches and play, but holler when she wants down. The beds however... she went headfirst off one today. Luckily it was right into Tristan's lap, so she was scared, but not hurt.

* She thinks it's super fun to pull ALL the wipes out of the box.

* She runs really fast, and thinks it's super funny when someone chases her.

* She loves to grab bottles out of the fridge and run away with them.

* She has figured out how to make kissy noises with her mouth, but can't do it for very long cause she smiles so big.

*She loves to look at herself in the mirror, or at pictures of her on my phone.

* She also discovered how to make her feet slap on the tile, and she often walks around slapping her feet and laughing at herself.

* She still has crazy hair. It's getting long and curly, but for the most part she is in a constant state of bedhead. She still won't keep any headbands or bows in it, but she will let me put it in a piggy.

* She loves shoes. She gets so excited when its time to put her shoes on. She is, without a doubt, my daughter!

* She LOVES to be outside. She makes a run for the door any time she hears it open. She loves to play with the dogs, and their water bowl especially. She splashes in it, and dumps it out, and carries it around for hours.

* She LOVES the dogs. And they love her! They are so patient with her yelling at them and "petting" them and dumping out their water all the time and banging their food bowls all over the patio.

* She thinks it's hysterical when she farts.

* She still loves to rock to sleep. She'll come over and back up to me in the rocking chair when she's ready for some quiet time.

* She still loves to play peek a boo.

* She loves music. Any time one of her toys or any music comes on, she starts dancing.

* She loves to help with the dishwasher. Her favorite thing is taking out the silverware and trying to run away with it.

* She just figured out how to open doors, and with us having handles instead of knobs on our doors, she thinks she's something else.

* She loves Tristan's remote control robot. It makes noise and dances and she likes to dance with it and follow it.

* She has discovered how to turn the TV on. And thinks it's pretty silly to turn it on and off, on and off, all the time.

* She loves loves her brothers. Especially when they sit on the floor. She'll climb all over them and pat their heads.

Monday, June 20, 2011


So school's been out for a little while now, and the boys have definitely been keeping busy. They have been outside playing on the trampoline with the hose every day, we've gone to the library a few times, they've had a few play dates with their friends, and just hanging out at home too. Cahl found a $1 movie schedule for this summer, so that's something they are looking forward to. And we've picked out a few new museums and things to do that we haven't done before. They are also looking forward to swimming lessons coming up next month. And so it seems that our summer is off to a good start!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Today Tristan finally got his cast off! He has been looking forward to this afternoon for the last month, and he couldn't be happier. His appointment went really quick- they took the cast off, x-rayed it one more time, and said everything is looking great! He's so excited to play in the hose and go swimming, and just take regular showers! It's so funny, he has a double farmers tan on his arm! One line from his shirt, and another from his cast!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Jasen's class held their end of the year award ceremony today, and Jasen received 3 different awards this time around. Of course, he is still on the straight A Honor Roll, and he also received the Governor's Award for Attendance- which means he had perfect attendance the entire school year. And he was also given an Achievement award by his teacher. And now on to 3rd grade!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Soccer Party

Today after the game, Hunter's team had their end of season party. We had it at a park, and so the kids all had fun playing in the water and running around. We also had a pot luck lunch, followed by trophies. It was a really fun time, and I'm glad this season went so well.

Soccer Game

Today was Hunter's last soccer game of the season. His team played well, and won 3-2. Hunter scored 1 goal, and stopped several. He really had so much fun this season, and it's been so fun to watch him play!

Friday, June 3, 2011


So for Jasen's birthday this year, we did the normal cupcakes to school. Then he chose hot dogs and garlic bread for his special dinner (yes, really) with a "basic" chocolate cake with green frosting. And after that was all said and done, it was time for presents. He got his whole scout uniform, a lego set, a new Wii game, a Target gift card, a set of water guns, clothes, and a new Nintendo DS, along with 2 new games. And the his big present from mom and dad was a trip to go see the Tournament of Kings and take along a friend. He was so stoked! So tonight Cahl took Jasen, his friend Dalton, and Hunter down to see the show. They got great seats, and they even announced that it was Jasen's birthday during the show! Him and Hunter still haven't stopped talking about it! They had a great time, and I'm so happy they got to go.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Birthday

Our little Jasen James turns 8 today! I can't believe it's been 8 years. So much has happened in the last 8 years, that sometimes it feels like so much longer. Last night, while we were sitting at dinner, Cahl said "I remember exactly what I was doing 8 years ago today. I was walking your mom around a field trying to get you to come out!" And it's true! Jasen waited an extra 2 1/2 weeks to finally make his entrance to the world, but I won't hold it against him. He is so much fun to have around, and I am honored to be his mama.

The top 8 things we love about Jasen:

* His smarts. Jasen is so smart, and he is not shy about letting us know it!

* His smile. When he thinks something is extra funny, his whole face crinkles into the cutest smile.

* His heart. Jasen has a big heart, and he'll do anything to help anyone.

* His love of sports. Jasen loves to play football, and he loves to play just about anything. He might not be the best athlete ever, but he always gives it everything he's got and he never quits.

* His artsy-ness. Jasen is constantly drawing and coloring. He loves art and is really good at it.

* His stories. Jasen is also constantly writing stories, and making books. He loves to read and write.

* His dedication. No matter what he puts his mind to, Jasen always follows through 100%.

* His love of family. Jasen loves every single family member so much, no matter who they are, and he shows it every day.