Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Randilyn!!

I am behind still on blogging, but I just wouldn't feel right if I didn't post on Randi's 1st birthday.  This year has been so great with her in our family. I can hardly believe it has been a year though.  
This is the last of her "monthly" sticker photo shoot and that makes me so sad : (    

I realized I was a pretty big slacker on taking pictures this month.  Work has been crazy, home has been crazy, life has been crazy.  It needs to slow down!!
 
Randilyn is doing lots of fun stuff though.  She still loves her food.  She is so different than my other kids who really don't care much for the breads, crackers, goldfish, etc.  But loves her fruits and veggies.  Her favorites are cucumbers, corn, grapes, bananas, zucchini and broccoli.   
 
She is super fast at crawling and gets into everything and climbs up everything.  She is brave!  She walks around furniture and stands by herself a little at a time but not trying to walk on her own yet, thank goodness.
 
Last night I was getting ready to wrap her presents...  Walked out of the room for a minute and she was right in them...  So I didn't even bother wrapping them and let her have them. She loved them! She is spoiled.  She will be in heaven at her birthday party this Saturday where she gets more presents :) 



 This morning when she woke up, I made her favorite bananas and pancakes :) (got to love the pjs and shoes) lol
I had her birthday pictures done a couple weeks ago.  I love how they turned out.  (I got the boys done too, but they deserve their own post, so I will just share her birthday pictures).  











Happy Birthday baby girl! We love you!! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chestyn's 1st day of Preschool

My personal computer crashed that I usually do all of my blogging on.  I had already transferred pictures from my camera to the computer of Chestyn's 1st day of school.  I am still uncertain if that computer is fixable, so I am glad I at least made a collage on Facebook of his 1st day and could use it.  If we get our computer fixed and I can get the other pictures, I will add them to this post but for now, this will have to do.  
Chestyn was so excited for his first day. He has missed Ms. Wendy.  His school didn’t start until about 3 weeks after Channer's and he would ask me every day when it was his turn.  I am now watching Charlee 3 days a week and they will be in the same class.  I dropped them off and they basically pushed me out the door. I wouldn't leave without a picture with the teacher first though. :)Love these kiddos.  Have a great year Chestyn!! 

Camping, Razer rides and such!

I have some major catching up to do.  We have done a little camping and Razer rides (we traded our Ranger for a Razer).  The kids love to ride and I love it too.  The last few camping trips have been lots of rain but still fun.  In order to try and catch up with things, I am just combining pictures from the rides and camping trips all together : )
 
These are from a ride from Mitchell's Sawmill to Duck Creek.. 



We went camping with the Veater's over by Panguitch Lake.  Fun wet weekend :) (the Veater's bought our Ranger...  I miss it, but loving the Razer) :)




 
These next few are from a camping trip to Red Desert with Chace and Stachia and Grandma Marcia.  



Easy to combine a few weeks worth of pictures when I didn't take very many :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Larsen Reunion and time in Salt Lake

A couple weekends ago, we went to Salt Lake for the Larsen reunion.  We got up early Saturday morning and were to the reunion by 10:00.  It was just a day reunion at the park with a pot luck lunch and visiting and playing.  It was fun to see every one.  We didn't get any pictures with the extended family but luckily we got a couple of  my mom's family that went (minus Heidi cause she is taking the picture and few of the kids who were too busy playing).  
 Love my cute little family!!
 After the reunion I got to spend some extra time with Pateresa and her girls.  We got to meet her foreign exchange student, Mana. We went and showed her temple square and City Creek.  It was fun having that extra time with her family.  Pateresa took this picture of Chantry and I in the same spot Chantry proposed to me...seems like it was yesterday :)
 Love my sister SO much.  I wish we lived closer and got more time together.
 Mana seemed to really like temple square...she seemed in awe the whole time at how beautiful everything was...she kept stopping to take pictures of everything :)





 After we had some dinner at City Creek, we let the kids play in the splash pad for a bit.






 We said goodbye to Pateresa and the girls and headed to our motel.  The kids LOVE staying in a motel.  We got there pretty late, so just went straight to bed.


In the morning we went swimming, had breakfast, checked out of our motel and headed home.  It was a fun family weekend.