Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday 2nd Jadesy Baby

 Happy Birthday my cute little Stinker Stinker, Nuggie, Turkey Toad, Stink Wink, Jadesy Baby, Jader Bader Butter Bug, Bubba and the list can go on and on!!

He LOVES to swing.  He's so cute.  We'll push him up and hold him high and ask him "How old are you?  And he'll laugh, "TWOOOOO". 

 Love that cheezy little grin!  He has a little underbite that I hope goes away...but for now I LOVE IT!

Boat time with my little nuggie!

He loves his daddy!

AND he LOVES shoes!!  Is this kid MINE or what??!!  

I could eat this boy up all day!!

He loves to be thrown in the air!  He loves CANDY even more.  He always says "Gank you."  He likes to give High Fives and loves it even more if you pretend that it hurts you.  He loves to give raspberries.  He knows who Jack is.  He loves looking at pictures.  I love his blond/white hair!  It's especially cute after a bath and it dries with these little "wings" on the sides of his ears.  He loves to give "Panks" and gives them to things that hurt him.  Just like Corbin.  Not sure who taught him that. 

He LOVES basketball!  And he's a pretty good shot too!


Here he is throwing a ski ball at the arcade.  He's definitely has an arm...that's for sure!!  I love when he says, "I know know..."  (I don't know) or When he laughs with a little growl.  He has picked up saying, "Wa You." 

See what I mean??!!

He LOVES his blue and white "blankies" and rarely lets us take him anywhere without them.  He has a few favorites, but I do believe Corbin or "Bobil" as Jades says is by far his person of choice.  He still rests his head on our shoulders and keeps us falling in love with him continuously.  

He loves going to the water park and bobbing around in the water.  He gets mad at us when we try to "help" him.    He loves to JUMP in the water chanting "Aaah  Eeee Ooooh Ooooh ...over and over again.  He loves to play in the water and water all the plants and Aunt "Ammie" (Ambie). 

I just love this baby!  He has definitely been the little bit of heaven that we needed since we lost Jack.  He has brought more joy and happiness along with Corbin than Coby and I thought possible.  He's a happy little boy that STILL needs naps, despite his constant refusal EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!!  

I love that he still loves to give kisses!  It's very sweet!
He still loves his "ba ba" even though we've tried and tried to cure him of it!  Like Corbin's Dodey, I don't think the kids actually have the problem, it's me and coby!  Everyone morning he wakes up and asks for "Pwotee" (Protein...aka chocolate carnation instant breakfast). He's CONSTANTLY asking for "Juish" (Juice) and I think he'd happily love to live off a diet of liquids any day!  Every morning when we go to get him out of his crib, we knock and say, "Hello?"  and he responds back with "AAALLOOOWWW?"    

He's pretty good about telling me that he's "Stinky" or if he pees he'll say, "Peeeee".  He loves his Nana and I think he'd prefer her to coby and I most days.

He loves to brush his "Teese" (Teeth).  He's still my helpful little cleaner and loves to spray the lysol stuff.  He loves Pup.  He definitely has a temper and it's a BAD one!  In fact, I'm just about to delete all of the above verbage because he's been sooooo grumpy!!! 

This is how he prays!  It's SOOO adorable!  I love that the loves to say the prayer.  He usually only says the few words of each sentence and then SHOUTS, "AMMEN" And then smile hugely from ear to ear!

I love this baby so much!  Happy 2nd Birthday Baby! 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Girl's BOOT CAMP 2011

Welcome to our "Boot Camp" themed Girls Camp of 2011

Here are a few of the leaders.  Don't you just love our fun GREEN shirts?!!

My secret sister (Angie) knows that I love GREEN, so she gave me this fun crazy green nail polish.  And so me, Kellie and Ang felt the need to "represent" our GREEN and painted our nails!**  NOTE:  Apparently it doesn't come off very well....after you take it off it, it leaves an ugly green tint!  :)

This was my partner in crime!!  And also my twin.  The amount of things we have in common is uncanny!  :)  She's my  sista from another mista!

The leaders all took a little walk down to a tiny little pond with canoes and a paddle boat.  Ashley, Amy and Ang were pros at getting the canoe all around the pond.

Here's Kellie and I.  trying to maneuver this paddle boat.  It was a little harder then we thought!  A spider totally crawled on me and I may have freaked out a little!! 

Ashley and Steph also made it look easy

And then Kellie and I ventured out in a canoe.....

It was a LOT harder than it looked!!  We kept getting suck in the weeds...the GILLY WEEDS!  But Kelly was a trooper and lead us back to shore safely.

Leave it to the cutest prego (Kari) and Kellie to pull the canoe out of the water.  It was fun being pulled out of the water...but I have to admit, I was not expecting it to be so fast.  It was sort of like a little ride!

We all went on an AMAZING hike with the girls.  There was a lot of "What if I die..." comments!  But I'm happy to say, that we all did it safely.  It was so fun.  I would rather go hiking than running any day!

Then the girls did their skits.  Each was unique and all were slap happy funny and stomach stitch worthy.  I'm not sure what the names of the skits were, but in this one they made up TONS of Churchy songs to the tune of Justin Beiber.  SO FUNNY!

These cute girls did a skit based on the movie "UP".  They were all so funny.  Tristin was the old man and I couldn't stop laughing as she walked around with that cane.

These darling girls did their skit based on Finding Nemo.  They acted everything out using little puppets.  It was hilarious!  And then at the end they had a Book Of Mormon and little segals chasing it saying, "Mine...mine...mine..."  Very fun!

Here are ALL of of amazing girls!

Here's me looking HOT after 3 days of camping.  The girls had given me the "Little Chihuahua" award.  Let me explain.  The night before the girls were being so noisy in their tents.  I was tired so I decided to YELL at them to be quiet.  The  They were quiet for one second and then Haley said, "Or WHAT......It's just Tiff."  So, they said that I have "little dog" syndrome.  This is a syndrome where the "little" dog thinks he is ferocious...but no one is scared of his ENORMOUS little bark!!  THANKS ALOT GIRLS!!!!  **NOTE**  Ironically, my dad used to call me "chihuahua"....hmmmmm...interesting!

Here are all the leaders with their "Awards"

Aren't we some TUFF looking leaders??  If you could see Kellie and all her "Steiney-ness" you KNOW just how tuff we really ARE!!

Jack and Becky Kemp were SO kind to let us their property in Tabiona.  It was breathtaking and we all had so much fun!

Here are our FABULOUS chefs!  Seriously ladies...the food was WAY too good for camping.  I'm sure I'm walking away from here a MUCH larger girl!  :)  Happier...but definitely larger!!

See, Angie even loved their cooking!  Here she is devouring some brownies.  **NOTE**I think she may kill me if she ever sees this!!


And this picture wins for CUTEST Couple!  

This year at Girls Camp I was actually excited to go.  I ADORE our girls and have so much fun with all the leaders.  We have such a GREAT group of girls.  I look at them and realize just how they are ALL such spiritual giants.  I wish that I had even a fraction of the strength that they have at this age.  I wanted them to know that I truly admire them.  I wanted them to know that I hope they see themselves as the ROYALTY that they are.  I hope they know to NEVER settle for someone that isn't worthy of them.  I hope that they know just how truly AWESOME they really are!  And I hope that the spirit they felt at this years Girl's Camp will last and last, especially when times get tough.  I hope they know that they can always turn to the Savior and He will lift them.  He will take away their pain and heal them.  I hope that they know that every single leader there loves them like our own daughters and there isn't anything we would do for them.  We had an AMAZING testimony meeting.  And almost everyone got up.  It was definitely a tear jerker.  Some of these girls have had trials larger than life.  And they still manage to stay strong and focused on the ultimate goal.  They teach me every single day and I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to serve along side them.  Then there are the am in absolute AWE every time I think about it.  They are the most selfless women and give all that they have every single week.  I am one lucky girl!!  Maybe one day we'll get our little girl and I won't have to live vicariously through them.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day 2011

This year for Father's Day, the boys and I planned a special treat for our sweet Dad!  Instead of flowers, we made a "candy bar" bouquet, Creme' Brulee French Toast with OJ.

Corb drew Coby a picture of our family

While Jades was in charge of the envelope.

I turn my back for one second and what happens....  A SNEAKY LITTLE CHOCOLATE MONSTER tries to steal one of our candy bar "flowers."

And then there were TWO!!


And then it was off to tackle daddy and tell about our presents downstairs.

The boys LOVED it...and I don't think they were the only ones....

Happy Father's Day baby!!

And then Corb found the whipped cream....

And monkey see....Monkey do!!!

This year for Father's Day I thought it would be fun to get Coby some much needed stuff for the lawn.  I noticed a few weeks ago that he threw out our weed wacker.  So, I thought...PERFECT, I'll get him a really good one with a blower.  So I did a little research and off to Home Depot I went.  After I got home I notice another weed wacker in the garage and so I asked him if he had borrowed one from one of our neighbors.  To my surprise he says, "Babe...I bought that weed wacker last year....YOU PICKED IT OUT...remember?"  GREAT!!!  So much for surprises!!

At any rate, I just wanted to tell you what a GREAT Father you are.  Our boys look up to you and if they get to be half the man you are...I will definitely hold my head high!  You are a amazing.  I know that Jack looks down on you and tells all his angel friends..."Yep...that's MY dad!!"  We love you baby!  I hope that your Father's day was great and that you know just how much we adore you!