Sunday, May 22, 2011

KYLER'S 7!!!

Can you believe it?!? I can't! He was so excited for his birthday this year. He planned his own party, demanding that it would be from 4-6pm on his birthday last Thursday. I didn't think much of the timing until it was too late. Asher had a dress rehearsal for a play that afternoon and we had a dinner for a cousin's wedding. The only thing that it really affected was picking up his free food. (and YES, getting all that free food IS that important!!!!) Solution: take Kyler out of school in the middle of the day to pick it all up. I picked him up around 10:30 and we were able to get in and out of Joe's Farm Grill, Joe's BBQ and Liberty Market in less than an hour! He was also able to eat lunch - from Joe's Farm Grill - under the water tower in Gilbert. (He LOVES the water tower!) After lunch I dropped him back at school and put the rest of his food in the fridge to feed the boys dinner while Tony and I were out. Here's my only photo at Liberty Market - my camera batteries died after that.
Even though Kyler picked a Pokemon party, he picked a baseball cake to go with it!
He also picked out a vanilla cake, in case someone was allergic to chocolate. He's getting thoughtful in his older age.
I wonder what he wished for?!?
Kyler was SO HAPPY for the big box of 42 fruit rolls!!!
(it's too bad it didn't outlast the weekend!)
Pokemon figure!
Here's the crew (including Colton and Mitch - thank you for doing the pinata with the boys) front row: Drew, Teegan, Andrew, Kyler, Greer, Eric, Trevor, Back row: Colton, Kevin, Bryce and Mitch.
Before I knew it the party was over! Thanks to Kyler's friends and brothers for making the day so special for him! Next year....BAPTISM! Go, Kyler!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011



Gotta love Jedi Roscoe!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I was fortunate to spend a week in Minnesota (thanks Tony for watching the kids and Candy for picking up boys!) celebrating my sister's wedding, visiting relatives and holding my little niece! First, I have to say what a relaxing week it was. I didn't make dinner once, went to sleep when I wanted, woke up when I wanted, enjoyed a lot of quiet (even with a baby in the house) and spent lots of time talking with adults.....a DREAM VACATION! I flew in on a Tuesday afternoon and we had enough time to drive home, pick up dinner and rush to eat before
Audra all decked out in her purple. She did choose purple peacock as her theme!
The food was so delicious and I loved how they decorated with black and white photos of the happy couple. They served a hot corn dip with tortilla chips, hummus with pita chips, sliced apples with toffee dip, baked cinnamon sugar tortilla strips with pumpkin dip, a veggie tray, grapes, strawberries........
cupcakes and brownie bites!!!
After visiting with her guests, Audra told us how she met Steve and how they fell in love. Next up were the gifts! Here's the only gift I can show you. (feel free to visit Victoria's Secret website if you want to see her other gifts) Her grandma gave her this cute sign for her new apartment.
Even with all the hustle and bustle of the wedding week there was still plenty of time to love this baby!
Such a cutie!
Miss Jade getting ready for her bath. Love that Buddha Belly!
Seriously, I can't get enough of this girl!
Thursday we all traveled to St. Paul for Audra and Steve to go through the temple before the wedding the next day. It was still quite cold and they didn't have flowers on the grounds of the temple yet. They have two planters on either side of the doors and they always have flowers in them. Here was one of the planters full of spring flowers. Apparently it made a nice home for a little bird.
The wedding and reception were beautiful!!!! (pictures to come later) Little Miss Jade was tired before the party even got started! Here she is chillin' with Grandma.
Ready to doze off.
Little Miss Jade (and her parents) will be in Minnesota until her daddy starts his training in GA. After training, their family is moving to......ALASKA!!!!!
Bundle up, Jade!
When it was time to go back to reality, Dad drove me up to the cities. On our way, we stopped to get some beef jerky for the boys. We saw this pig's ear and Dad sent one with me for Roscoe. (the second Kyler saw it he asked if he could eat it! Fortunately, he didn't....but the kids did put it up to their own ear......results: they looked like YODA!)
Roscoe was hesitant at first. (ok....he was scared....he's scared of EVERYTHING!) Then he found a little bravery and tried it out.
Thanks to Dad and Connie for putting up with me for a week!
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Yeager!!!
And to Catherine and Sean......You get the CUTEST BABY award!!!!!