Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys!

You know those incredibly adorable things your kids say that you hate to correct them on cause its just too cute? Well Chestyn is full of them right now! Seriously this boy is so funny right now.  I have no idea where he gets half the stuff...stuff we don't say...stuff I don't hear Channer say....and this boy does not watch TV (although I wish he did sometimes), so where he comes up with the stuff I have no clue! Some of my favorite words out of the mouth of Chestyn right now are:

*Woofy- (what he calls a dog most of the time).
*Rolly polly-...he just says it so darn cute.  Especially when he says "Channer, let's go find a rolly polly."
*Poky face- (when he hugs dad and he has poky face, it sounds more like poky faith though).
*Flip Flop.-  Anyone who has been around us anytime lately knows this is a favorite of mine cause I try to get him to say it.  His tounge comes out of his mouth with each word and it is hilarious!
*Come out come out wherever you are.-  Now he says this super cute, but it really got me crackin up when he was saying this to his poop trying to get it to come out.  HAHA!!
*I'll never become a real boy!-...we have a toy Pinochio from Shrek that says this and Chestyn has been walking around saying this lately.  It took me a day or 2 to even figure out where he got it from. 



 Channer is full of it!! He is too smart for his own good and I know I say this in every post I write about the boys, but I swear to you, he is AMAZING!!! Every mom thinks their kids are amazing right? Well I don't just think it, I know it! Conceited? Maybe.  With reason? I do believe so!

Some of my favorites out of the mouth of Channer lately are:

*You have got to be kidding me.-  (This is one of those that was so funny the first few times and still is at times, but when he says it when I say he needs to clean up something or time for bed, etc., not so funny anymore)
*I'm awesom huh?- (Talk about conceited lol, hope you always think your awesome, Channer!)
*Those rhyme perfectly-....I think I mentioned a while ago that Channer loves rhyming.  He still does and comes to me about 20 times a day to tell me a rhyme. I love it when he says "Those rhyme perfectly" afterwards. 
*Gesundheit- (yes had to look up the spelling even).  I sneezed the other day and Channer said this to me.  I asked him where he learned such a word and he said, "everyone knows you say gesundheit to someone if they sneeze"  Ummm...ok! Then, he followed with, "that weird looking fat guy on Seseme Street told me"  HAHA, must be where he got it.
*Wholly Molly Rockin Rolly!- Sure this is another one from TV (Channer loves TV and we are working on "no TV days" around here because of it).  So stinkin cute when he says this though. 
*So Channer has been looking up his own shows on Netflix.  He comes and asks me how to spell one of his favorite shows (right now Kipper, Wonder Pets, Garfield, and Pink Panther).  I was so proud of him when he came to me the other day and asked if I could help him.  He said, "I sounded out Kipper and tried to spell it, but it is not coming up"  I went in and looked and he had kiper.  I was super impressed that he had sounded it out.  So today, he came and asked me if I could come help him find the Wonder Pets.  He said "Mom, can you help me get Wonder Pets.  I started it.  I put a "1" because Wonder Pets starts with "one! Sure enough he had put the number 1! I love that his little brain even thinks enough to put stuff together like that!
*Chantry and I have been teasing him about how he is going to stay 4.  I decided I better just let him turn 5 in a few months after he told us this morning that he will still love us no matter what! :)
*He is really looking forward to preschool starting again and I can't wait to see what he learns in the next year!


So as I was typing this, I look out my backdoor and see this!!!!! ~haven't stopped laughing~  I had to take a picture and add it to this post, goes perfect!


Some of my favorite boy quotes:

*****"A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart.”
*****“Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"”
*****Young boys should never be sent to bed, they always wake up another day older.
****Being a mother of boys is hard work from son up to son down!
****Never underestimate a boy's ability to get into more trouble.

Duck Creek Days

We had a fun weekend last weekend up at Duck Creek.  We camped with Dusty and Ginger's family in the Duck Creek campground.  We don't usually ever camp in a campground and it was pretty fun for a change.  The kids had a blast riding their bikes, playing in the dirt, playing in their "hideout" they found, going for walks, etc.  Us adults just enjoyed each other's company, good food, and watching the kids have fun!  On Saturday, they had the Duck Creek Day and chili cook off, so we headed over to that for the day.  Chantry's dad came and joined us for the day.  That evening the camp host aka Crazy Humming Bird Lady, came and told a story by the campfire.  It was a super fun weekend! I love camping!




Stetson and Channer always have so much fun together, afraid they are going to grow up to be trouble!

The boys became quite fond of Spot while we were there, amazing, they usually are FREAKED of dogs. 


I love that my boys have cousins close to their age to play with :)



Trying to get Grandpa in their secret hideout.






Gotta love bounce houses and slides.












Saw lots of these pretty birds.


Channer loved having Stetson sleep in our trailer with us. 

What's camping without yummy dutch oven?!?


Thank goodness for a trailer and shower when it comes to this boy!

McKayla, Channer, Stetson, Channer

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The first 70 years are the hardest!

This weekend we went to Antimony to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa Wiley's 70th Anniversary!!!  Can you believe it, 70 years!? That is quite an accomplishment in this day and age.  The best part about it all is they are still so in love.  They are so cute together!

We made it over there Friday night. Stayed up late and had a great time visiting.

Saturday morning Marcia and Sally did a yummy breakfast at her cabin for everyone.  After breakfast, we headed down to the river to go tubin' down the river.  It was SOOOOO much fun.  There were about 20 of us and we had so much dang fun!! I can't wait to do it again.  I wasn't able to get any pictures of us during our fun adventure, but I took a couple before. 


 





 Marcia kept the boys over at Roma's house where they played in the water there.  I need to get my boys in swimming lessons so that I would feel safer about them going down the river with us because it really was so much fun, they would have loved it!

The girls (Canyon, Charlee, and Stachia) thought it would be fun to put makeup on my little boy!! Good thing he is cute no matter what!
 Saturday night we had a fun BBQ at Roma's house.  On the way from Marcia's to Roma's (only about 1 mile) The kids were all fast asleep in the back of the Ranger. 

 Yet another fun night with the Wiley bunch.  All the kids put so much work into making Grandma and Grandpa's Anniversary special for them and it was a success!! The food was good, the kids had a blast with the candy cannon, and the company was especially fun!
Chy and Kamryn







 After we were all done eating, Roma asked Grandma and Grandpa what there secret was to 70 happy years of marriage.  I probably won't get this exactly right but Grandpa pretty much said, "I loved her and she loved me.  I told her I wanted to marry her, but we can't live with each other and fight.  My parents fought and her parents fought and we aren't going to do it" and Grandma chimed in with, "So we didn't"  That sounds simple enough.  Hopefully Chantry and I can always remember that and have a happy 70+ years ourself. 

Everyone took family pictures with Grandma and Grandpa.  I only got a few, but Charla is going to share with me and then I will post some more. 
The Grandsons


Our little family....not cooperating. 

The kids, minus Tom.

The Great Grandkids


Candy Cannon.





As you can see, Chestyn was quite excited for all the candy he got.
It was a very fun weekend.  I had fun looking through all their photo albums and learning more about Grandma and Grandpa.  Many of the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids wrote them a letter talking about memories they had.  It was so fun to read.  They are definitely wonderful parents and grandparents and I am so grateful to have married into the family and be able to be a part of such a special family.   

Sunday I really wanted to go to church and attend testimony meeting with everyone, but we forgot our clothes :(  Channer went to church with Grandma and the rest of us went for a Ranger ride up the mountain.  I hate when fun weekends end...in our case that is every weekend.  I love that we always have so much fun together as a family!