May 17, 2010
September 11, 2009
First day of school-August 10, 2009
Austin is in 3rd grade and Tyler in 1st grade.
Kaylee wanted to go to school too. Gotta love her "no pants" look and her backpack (that is almost as big as she is) and her million dollar smile!
Our handsome boys! They love each other and are so excited to see each other during lunch and recess. Austin told me that whenever he sees Tyler he goes over to him and gives him a big hug! So sweet! I love that they are good friends and that Austin isn't embarrassed to hug his little brother in front of the other kids.
Little Macie snoozing
My parents with Macie Grace.
July 26, 2009
May 16, 2009
On March 21, 2009 Austin was baptized! It was such a special day for our family. We had so many of our family come into town for Austin's baptism. We appreciate all that made the trip to help us celebrate this important step in Austin's life. Austin has been preparing for baptism for many months and was really excited when he woke the morning of his baptism. He told me that he was a little nervous, but mostly excited to be baptized by his dad. He is the oldest child AND the oldest grandchild on both sides of the family, so he is a great example to those who are younger than him (as well as those of us who are old too :)). Not only did his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles come; but he also had 4 cousins from Las Vegas make the trip. The cousins had so much fun together playing, swimming (the water was still pretty cold), eating and just being together. I love to see my children around their cousins. It's so fun to watch. Ellie and Kaylee were attached at the hip and had fun trying all the hand me down clothes that Ellie brought Kaylee. Wish they lived down the street so we could play everyday! We missed the Florida and Virgina cousins; but we cherish those times when we are all together.
Ryan, Ellie, Austin, Kaylee, Spencer and Luke (trying to escape)
Our litte graduate
On Wednesday, May 20th Tyler will graduate from Miss Arnold's kindergarten class. I love this picture of him. Just his smile alone makes me happy! He has LOVED school this year and LOVED Miss Arnold and her aide, Mrs. Adams. Tyler has really matured during the school year. He has soared in handwriting, phonograms and reading. He has made some great friends and memories too. Look for more pictures after graduation actually happens! We love you Tyler James!
And she likes to go in the "wa-wa". We went swimming for the first time on Thursday afternoon. She couldn't wait to get her swimsuit on. I told her to pose for a picture and she said "cheese" and then stands still for about 2 seconds and then comes running over to me saying "I see". She wants to see herself in the camera. I was able to get at least one picture without her running towards me. What a cheesy grin! She is such a sweet girl and is always willing to give out hugs and kisses to almost everyone she meets. We love you Kaylee!!
#4 - Baby Girl in uerto
Even though we are utterly exhausted at the end of each day, we feel blessed to have such sweet little children in our home. They constantly amaze us with their unconditional love, boundless energy and desire to learn. Brian and I feel grateful for the memories made and the times when we are all together. It's our own "little piece of heaven".
April 16, 2009
February 24, 2009
Today is Austin's 8th birthday. Unfortunately he caught the "stomach flu" bug that Kaylee and I had over the weekend. Who is next? Tyler or Brian? Anyway, I can't believe my firstborn is 8. It wasn't that long ago that he was born. He was such a beautiful baby and has turned into a handsome boy. He is such a big help and a good example to Tyler and Kaylee. He has such a big heart. He is always writing little notes to me. Just yesterday when I was sick on the couch he brought over a note that said, "I hope you feel better. I love you mom." I smiled real BIG when I read it.
He will be baptized next month and is looking forward to this special day. Many family members are planning on making the trip to be with Austin on his baptism day.
This past Saturday we celebrated Austin's birthday a little early. His Grandpa & Grandma McNamara were visiting and he also invited two friends from school to play mini-golf. We headed out around 3:30 to Golfland for a little game of mini-golf. We all had fun playing golf...it was interesting with 4 active boys (Tyler included), but we survived! Afterwards we came home and had pizza and cake. It was a fun day!