Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mini Family Reunion

Well, I am finally blogging Steve and Rachel's visit a couple weeks ago, and I am shocked by the lack of pictures, however I did take a lot of video, so I guess that's good. They were here for a whole week and it was so much fun to spend time with them. We spent lots of time at the lake, in the pool and on the blow up slide in the back yard. The last day we attempted our "cousin" photo and grandma and grandpa with the grandkids and it is getting harder and harder to get one each year!

The boys playing in the sand together

Teri and her daughters plus Mya
All the cousins - Braylon (2), Kylan (2), Coralee (6), Mya (6 months), Landon (4), Leah (1), Braden (3)

The boys with their play guns - Braylon, Kylan, Landon and Braden

Grandma and Mya at the lake. Mya having her first taste of watermelon and loving it!

Grandpa and grandma with all the kids - Landon, Mya, Leah, Braden, Braylon, Coralee and Kylan
Thanks for coming Steve, Rachel, Cora, Landon and Braylon! We sure do love you guys!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy 26th Birthday Tim, and Happy 1/2 Birthday to Mya!

Today is Tim's 26th birthday and it has taken me this long to post for a couple reasons. First, he isn't home today because (second reason) he has been at scout camp all week, so I haven't really had time and it hasn't really seemed like his birthday because he isn't here, so I have been a little bitter about all of that. However, Uncle Derild went up today to help drive home tomorrow and so he drove Tim to where he has cell service so we could talk today.
Tim is such an awesome husband, father and of course still my best friend! I feel so lucky everyday to be his wife and I am so glad that my children have a father like him. Every night this week Kylan has told me that his daddy loves him (I think he is reassuring himself that he is coming home), and I love that he knows that his dad loves him, even at the age of 2. Thanks Tim for everything you do for us, we couldn't do it without you! We love you!!!
Today also happens to be Mya's half birthday. I can't believe she is 6 months old already! She's going to be 1 before I know it!!! She is growing out of her "beastie girl" stage, although she still has her moments, and is turning into such a fun girl! These are her new favorite things:
  • She loves her baby food. She gets all excited when I get out the high chair and put on her bib, it's way cute! She also loves to watch us eat and really wants to try it (sometimes I let her, but don't tell anyone!)
  • Squealing/screaming back and forth with her brother or her grandma Kenna. This can be really cute and really annoying, but mostly cute!
  • Rolling and scooting to all of her toys, and especially her brothers toys. She loves his gun, but is only allowed to play with it when her brother is asleep. She also loves the remotes already! How do they figure that out at such a young age - and the one without batteries is already not good enough!
  • She is trying to crawl. Just this week she has started getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth. I'm not sure if I'm ready for the crawling, but I guess I have no choice.
  • And lastly, she loves playing in her spit up. Kylan used to do the same thing. She spits up on the wood floor and then spreads it all over with her hands. Really disgusting!
    Well, that's what's new with our little My-My's! I have a lot of posting to catch up on what's been happening, so hopefully once Tim gets home and things get back to normal I will get that done!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Congrats Tristan and Derek!

I just want to say CONGRATS to Tristan and Derek on the arrival of Raegan (love the name by the way)! We are so excited for you guys! Welcome to parenthood - it is the best! I only wish you guys lived closer! I wish SOOOOOOO badly I could be there right now snuggling her! I also can't wait until her and Mya can play together - it could be another Me and Tristan (and Tristan and I are copies of our mothers)!
Love you guys!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Brae - Brae

Our nephew and Kylan's cousin Braden turns 3 today! It seems like just yesterday I was waiting in the hall with Rayanne's sister while he was born! Ky and Braden love to play together and with a few exceptions always play very well!!! This morning while I was getting Ky ready for church he started singing the birthday song. I asked him whose birthday it was and he said "Brae-Brae's". We love you Brae-Brae!!! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Organic Milk vs. Non-organic Milk

This is a post from a friend of ours who we met in Logan while Tim attended the dairy program there. She too is a wife of a dairy farmer and wrote this post on organic milk vs. regular milk. She (and I) am not bagging on organic products, but she (and I) do think that it is important to know what you are spending your money on. I have been wanting to write a post like this also, but since she has already done it I am just going to link it to this one. Click HERE

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Random things I haven't blogged . . .

I had a bottle with dry rice cereal in it sitting on the table, and while I was in the kitchen Kylan got it and poured it all over Mya. Would have been funnier at the time if it hadn't been the last of the cereal. Tim was at the new Transformer movie (which he was very disappointed in because the girl had to be half naked the whole time - really, was this necessary), so when he got home at 10:30 he went and bought some more.

Kylan wearing big boy undies and playing trains. He still isn't potty trained, but if I make him go every hour or so then he doesn't have any accidents and I save a few diapers!

Mya has become semi mobile. She now rolls, scoots and twists to wherever she wants to be. Here she is playing . . .

she starts rolling . . .

and this is where she usually ends up.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Family Vacation 2009

Last week after my mom discovered that Kade, Leah & Evan, Kent, and Kal and Lacy were all going to be in Salt Lake, we all decided to head over there and spend a few days together. We left Thursday morning. Kylan rode the whole way there and back and while we were there with grandma and grandpa in grandpa's truck. We spent most of Friday at 7 peaks water park. Kylan was in heaven! That night we ate pizza at the hotel, then went to the open house of the latest temple in the Salt Lake valley. Saturday was spent at the Hogle Zoo and temple square and then an awesome dinner at a Brazilian style place at Trolly Square in Salt Lake. Sunday we all went home. Here are a LOT of pictures of our trip. They aren't in order because I don't have time to do that, so I will explain each one and you can refer back to by order of events to see when each took place!

Watching fireworks out of the windows in my parents room. They shot off fireworks a block from our hotel room.

Riding the carousel at the zoo with dad. Kylan was terrified until the ride started and then he thought he was on a motorcycle ride.

Hanging our with Grandpa and Uncle Kort at the zoo.

Evan loved giving Mya ungs and kisses.

Checking out the monkeys.

Getting ready to leave 7 peaks. Yes, I forgot to put sunscreen on until it was too late.

Hanging out at the edge of the kiddie pool.

Kent posing with his girlfriend Stacey.

Mya and dad taking a nap at the water park.

Grandpa and Kylan hanging out. I think that he had just as much if not more fun at the park then the little boys. He took them on all the slides, down the river, in the wave pool and let them jump off the sides to him. He is an awesome grandpa!

Evan hanging out with Kal and Lacy in the wave pool.

Uncle Kent and Ky in their matching outfits. They were both wearing the same color blue shirts and plaid shorts the first day.

Waiting for grandma and grandpa Thursday morning in their new double stroller.

We had such a great time! Thank you grandma and grandpa Schank for taking us with you!!!