Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Much needed break in St.George

The kids are off track almost this whole month. Jon is working during the day and doing police school Monday through Friday 5:00 PM to 10:00 Pm and on Saturdays 7:00 AM to 8:00 Pm. So there was nothing stopping us from jumping in to the Tail Blazer and going down to Southern Utah. I am so glad we did. The weather was so nice and the air was clean. Our air here in the Salt Lake Valley is the worst in the nation. BLAH! I took the kids to "the crack" up on the Red Hill by the DIXIE painted up on the red rock. They thought it was "awesome!" Pyper was even in to it. I put her between Riley and I. We helped her up the hard parts but, she did the rest. She was fearless! That afternoon we went to the Washington City rec center Pool and then to an ice cream party at my friend J'nel's house after a yummy dinner at my moms. The kids told me it was the "best day ever!" I have to agree it was up there! The next day we went to the bike/walking trail in Bloomington Hills. Pyper did not want to stay in the stroller. She wanted to walk all by herself with no one holding her hand. That afternoon we went to the Toquerville Park and had some fun with Grandma Hendrickson and the Lisonbee cousins. I got to go to my favorite Greek place, Pasta factory and Cafe Rio while we were down there. I was one happy momma!

Preston said, "Look mom it's a huge linkon log!"

December Shots

This big daddy was laying down right outside my back door. Jon took this "shot" of him. (pun intended)
Christmas morning was sooo fun!
The kids were playing "night, night" with Pyper.
We got to stop by the Cheese factory in Bever on the way down to St.George the day after Christmas. Yum Yum! We got this picture of Riley because she is doing a report on Bever County when school starts back up.
We got to see our newest member of the family. Kaeldon came three weeks early. We are so happy for Nathan and Shyloh. They waited a long time to get this little one.

Footy P.J.'s: Santa brought Preson some, Grandma Moser got Riley some, and it's all Pyper puts on at night. Riley said I had to get this picture of them all together in them. She was right!

November Pictures

Riley grew sugar crystals for her 4th grade science project.

We had little snow and the kids went out and played with their dad.
Preston and Riley were doing homework and Pyper wanted to join in.
My sister Emily and her baby Kessra came over for a visit.
This is my sister Laura's little girl Rowen. She and Pyper showed up at my sister Sarah's house wearing the same outfit my mom had given to them. They look so darn cute. They both like to get in to trouble.
Thanksgiving dinner
Campbell, Shane,Riley, Rowen, Sam, & Preston
Jamie, Sarah, Laura,Maryann, Jon & Darren
Pyer stole another unneeded bath.
My family started Festivus many years ago. It is always a fun time.
We got Dillon the Mentos and soda kit to try out.
Rowen and Pyper were playing together out side. Man, they are so cute!
Sarah got all of the kids a babysitter and the moms and dads went out to The Bone Fish for dinner. It was yummy. We came home and had a bon fire in Sarah's backyard. We all put on black shirts to go out. Fun times!

October pictures

Riley & Preston
The first year they carved pumkins by them self.
Preston had a wonderful dress up birthday party.
He is now 6! Blows me away!
The 2 older kids spent a week with Grandma Katie in California. Here she is visiting our house with the Raymond cousins.
I was just about to jump in the shower when I saw that Pyper had made a mess. While quickly cleaning it up she helped herself to my shower
While the kids were in California, Pyper and I went to the pumpkin patch again with the Heaps family and Grandma Hendrickson.
She sat there with the kids and called out "Cheese!"
Zoe, Grandma Hendrickson, Pyper and Holly
Pyper and I went out to witches night.
We went to St.George and saw Kade play football. He is getting way to big. It's hard seeing him grow up so fast.
Preston, Chad and Riley
Look how big he is next to the other players his age!
We also met my sister Sharon's second baby boy Max.
We love this corn maze and pumpkin patch! The kids spent a lot of time getting just the right one.

Pyper and Alanna. Still growin!

Man I have cute kids!