Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Noah had the opportunity to play t-ball this year, and he had a blast!  He loved being able to get out, run around, learn how to play t-ball and make new friends, and we really enjoyed being able to get out and watch him play.  He said his favorite position to play this year was catcher.

For his last game of the season, he wanted me to make cupcakes to share with his team, this is what we brought:

The Fourth of July

This year for the Fourth of July we did the kids parade again, they all had patriotic outfits, and helped to decorate their bikes and things:

The kids really enjoyed it, and they even won first place for their division and got 5 silver dollars a piece.

At the last minute I found out they were doing a cupcake competition, so I scrambled to get ingredients together and made carrot cake cupcakes with Italian custard cream in the batter, and cream cheese frosting, all from scratch, and I won first place!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Quick Update on the Kids

I have been falling behind on my blog, per the norm.  Here is a quick update on the kiddos lately.

Madison will be 8 months old in 8 days!  She army crawls, scoots, and rolls everywhere.  She is learning how to get up on her hands and knees (or hands and toes!) and rocks and launches herself, it won't be too long before she is really crawling!  She sits up on her own really well, and loves standing holding on to anything.  She LOVES food, and eats everything we give her, even spinach and broccoli! She loves playing with any toy she can hold and put in her mouth, doesn't matter if its a hotwheels car,  a soldier, a teething toy, or a princess.  She has one little tooth, and it working on her second one.  She loves to snuggle, give hugs, and scream!  Oh boy, she sure has a set of lungs! Doesn't matter if she is happy or sad, she loves to scream about everything!  She definitely has her own little personality, and we love her so much!

McKenna is 22 months old!  I can not wrap my head around the fact that in a couple short months she will be 2!  She loves all things girly.  She loves wearing dresses and skirts, she will bring me them to help her put them on and calls them her "princess" clothes.  She loves to sing, her favorites are "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," the ABC song, and "You Are My Sunshine."  She sings at the top of her lungs in church, and keeps everyone entertained.  She loves to pray by herself, and always shouts an exuberant "Amen!" at the end of every prayer.  Her favorite toys are her baby dolls and her Barbie.  She is very attached to her pink elephant blanket and has to have it everywhere she goes, it even hangs on the back of the chair while he eats!  She is such a sweet little girl, and has such a spunky personality.  We sure love our little Kenna Boo!

Ammon is going to be 4 in just a few short weeks!  He is growing up to be such a sweet young man!  He absolutely loves being outdoors (just like his daddy!), and is fascinated by bugs, and all types of animals.  He would never come inside if we didn't make him!  Whenever we go for a drive in the mountains, he always comments on how "beautiful" it is, and he always wants to go hunting with Daddy!  We are working on getting him ready for kindergarten (how is it possible that there is only 1 year left before he starts school?!?) and he is such a smartie pants!  A lot of times he doesn't like to show me what he knows (I think he just gets shy) but its amazing to watch how much he really does know, and will do when he thinks no one is watching!  He is such a big helper to me, and he loves his siblings so much!  He is always trying to make others smile, and is such a little ham.  He is such a little firecracker and brings so much joy to our family.  We love our little stinker!

Noah is getting ready for 1st grade, and quickly approaching 7 years old!  He loves reading and one of his favorite things to do lately is read books to McKenna and Ammon.  He had his reading level tested last week for school and he really impressed his teacher!  We are looking forward to a great school year!  Noah has been keeping the tooth fairy in business, he has lost 4 teeth so far, and has at least one more tooth loose at the moment.  He looks so cute with his little toothless grin!  He got to play t-ball this year, and he absolutely loved it!  It was so much fun going to his games this year.  He loves writing and drawing, just like momma!  He is definitely my big helper, and I can always count on him when I need something.  He is an awesome big brother, and is always looking out for his siblings.  He has always had such a sweet and loving nature, and we sure love our big guy!