Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June in Review

I did something Sydney did not approve of. She said, "Mom, I think you'd better shout at Dad for this..."

Jackson said, "Carter doesn't have any teeth, so I think he has a gizzard."

Jackson said, "Mommy, maybe you should pretend its happy mothers day, and you could sleep on the couch, and we could bring you breakfast in bed on the couch!"

Going to bed at night, we told the kids they should go to the bathroom first. Jackson said, "But I just went right before breakfast."

Jackson said, "To get music out of a harp, all you have to do is just tickle the strings and music comes out!"

Jackson wasn't feeling too hot. He said, "It feels like I have a canchor sore in my ear."

Sydney said, "Mom, can we have a horseshoe crab for our pet?"

Jackson came down and said, "I need help to put on my jammies shirt, because it's inside out, so I need help to put it outinside."

The kids always speak baby gibberish to Carter, and it gets loud and annoying fast. I told them, "Why don't you kids try to teach Carter some real words?" Sydney said to Carter, "Ma ma ma ma Da da da da." Jackson said to Carter, "Eyeballs."

Sydney was making some play hot cocoa for Keresa. She said, "Be careful mom because it's pretty hot. Wait just a minute and it will warm off."

Sydney asked Jackson to do something. He told her, "No, because I have a headache."

Jackson told us, "Remember when we had forkchops and I liked them so much I ate them all gone?"

Sunday, June 27, 2010


My parents own a time share in Sedona, AZ.  They reserved all of last week invited all the married/older kids to come and hang out for as long or as short as we like.  With McKay in crazy study mode I decided to venture there alone with the kids.  Luckily my sister Kelly came along with us and acted as the second mother to my kids for three days.  We had so much fun relaxing and hanging out.  THANK YOU Kelly for making the trip so much fun and helping SO much!

For the most part we were able to be lazy and sit around the beautiful time share watching movies and playing games, but we did get out to do a couple things.

We spent several hours by the pool.

Walked through all the tourist shops and even let the kids ride the statue that had a sign saying not to...it was all Kelly's idea!

Tried on everything that could be tried on.

Snapped a couple pictures along the way.

And threw pennies in the pond.
It was a nice relaxing week  McKay got lots done and is getting closer every day to being ready to take the bar exam next month!  We've decided our family motto has always been "Just a few more weeks."  And it's more true now than ever. Just a FEW more weeks and McKay will take the bar.  Then just a FEW more weeks and he'll get the results.  Then just a FEW more weeks and he'll be a lawyer.  Then just a FEW more weeks and we'll actually be earning some money!  Life had been good to us every step of the way and each new stage is exciting and fun.  I just have to remember to breath and enjoy the moment.
Life is good.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What we've been up to...

I've said it a million times, but being back in Vegas has been so wonderful.  Me and the kids keep ourselves super busy which makes it easier for McKay to study his LONG hours while preparing to take the bar exam in July.  Here are a few pictures (and a video) from the last couple of weeks.

First, Carter doing pat-a-cake.  Today is his 7 month birthday.

Jackson was remembering daddy's graduation, so McKay let the kids get his cap out and try it on.
(This is a good shot of Carter's two little teeth!)

My little younger brother Jared graduated from high school on Friday.  I was even able to peel McKay's eyes away from his computer to come celebrate for a few hours.  Congrats Jared!  You sure looked slick in your white cap and gown!

Sydney got a new swim suit and insisted that I take her picture.

There's a great group of Moms in our new ward at church that all have kids the same ages as ours. They have a little co-op preschool that Jackson will get to go to next year and they invited us to tag along to some of the last activities before Summer break. Here are some pictures of a bird sanctuary/petting zoo we went to.

We invested in a $8 swimming pool...and it has already provided HOURS of fun for the big kids.  I have it set up right outside our back glass doors so I can be inside with Carter while the kids play outside... best.eight.dollars.ever.spent.

I feel like Summer hasn't even begun yet.  We haven't been to a "real" swimming pool.  We haven't been to the beach.  The weather's only been in the 100's about 5 times and it's already the middle of JUNE!  I'm excited for the weeks ahead and loving ever second with my little family. 
(Oh, and Sydney starts KINDERGARTEN in 2 months...WHAT??)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

She's done it again!!

Yup!  My cousin Diana blew my mind again with her beautiful picture taking skills!! 
We had these pictures taken for my Mom for Mother's day this year.  We got all the cousins together and she did a wonderful job capturing each personality.  THANK YOU Diana!!!  You're amazing!