Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fort Building Brothers

These little boys just can't sit still!!  They are CONSTANTLY finding things to "create" and by create I mean make messes!  :)  Today they decided to find as many blankets as they could, take the cushions off the downstairs couch and make a fort.
Here they are putting it all together...
Corbin is pointing to the spot where you go in first.
And Jaden is apparently lost...

I love these boys and their crazy, wild sense of fun.  They are so cute together and I LOVE...I LOVE when they play so nicely. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Deer Valley Concert

Jim's work gave him a bunch of tickets to see one of the summer concerts at Deer Valley.  
After a yummy dinner with Ben, Whit, Pat and Anna at Kneaders we headed up the Canyon to Deer Valley to see the show.  
And what a show it was!  I LOVED it!  There were four singers and they all sang some of my favorite Broadway songs.  Lance and Marse were unable to make it...something about having a baby....  :)  So, Mern and Marg happily took their spots.
Here's a cute shot of Pat and Anna.
And me and my girl Whit!

We had such a FUN time!  The music was so fun and energetic!  We were dancing and singing.  It was really so much fun!  I am so happy that Honey and Poppy chose to take us!  Thanks guys!  And Thanks Ambie for watching the boys!  She had both boys bathed and sleeping when we got home at 10:30.  She's a PRO and my boys just LOVE her!  I'm so happy that she's here.  I wish Sommy was here so we could be preggers together.  Sisters are the BEST!  Now, if only I could somehow manage to get one for my boys.....

Friday, July 27, 2012

What's in the BOX??!!

What's in the BOX???
Well, it's a JADES in a box that's what!!

I love this little nuckle head!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Playing in the hose

Everyday around 5pm, Jaden gets super tired.  We can't let him go to sleep or he'll be WIRED for the rest of the night!  So, to distract him, we go outside and water the flowers and the lawn.  This little boy LOVES the hose and is always telling me, "It's MY turn Mommy..."  Today I left him watering the flowers and went to preheat our oven...this is what I found when I got back, so I had to snap a few shots.
"Hmmm....I wonder how bad it would be if I shot this hose in my face....

"Here I go...."

"I Like it...." (As said in Poppy's voice)
"That was fun...." So fun that he fell over and had to do it again and again!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pioneer Day

 Pionner Day is a crazy day here in Utah.  We're usually up to Bear Lake and miss the festivities, not to mention my Mom and Dad's Birthdays (the 23rd and 24th).  This year we went up early and came home on the 24th.  It was a busy day...but a fun one none the less!  
Our good friends from Michigan (Jeremy and Andrea and family) just moved here!  They are the salt of the Earth and a riot to be around!  Jeremy just finished up Residency in PA and his here doing his fellowship at the U and Shriners in their Pediatric Orthopedic Department.   Coby wasted NO time inviting them over for a little BBQ.  We invited my parents too and decided to celebrate their birthdays, the 24th and time with good friends.  They have 3 boys and 1 little girl.  The boys played pretty nicely, until Jaden totally threw a plastic gun at their 5 year old's face and cut open his eye!  So...ya...we made a GREAT impression!  I hope they'll come back over if we promise NOT to hurt their children!
We were so excited that we didn't have to leave our front lawn to see fireworks.  Our neighbors put on a pretty good show!
And the best part owas that we didn't have to leave our house!
I made a birthday cake for my parents and Jaden helped them blow out their candles.

It was a SUPER busy day, but I'm happy that the whole weekend was shared with both our families and good friends.  

Monday, July 23, 2012

Introducing Mr. Tyson James Welch

 Introducing:  Mr. Tyson James Welch
 Isn't he just beautiful!!!  I love how alert he is with Poppy.
Congrats Lance, Marse and Livvy!  Your newest addition is just darling and makes me so excited to meet my next little boy!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bear Lake fun with the Rich's for the 24th

Honey and Poppy wanted to get some fun family pictures this summer with everyone.  They flew Bobby, Sara and Duncan in from Sacramento and chose a color scheme and got some good family shots.
Then we all headed up to Bear Lake for a little family Fun!  Here's Bobby clearing the wake.
I think he actually landed that 360!
Here's Cobe making skiing look anything but hard!
I love this shot of Pat, because he's sticking his tongue out...Those Rich's boys and the constantly sticking out of their tongues while focusing! I LOVE it!!! 
Corb wanted to give Wake Boarding a try.  
He got up on his 2nd try!
I think he got a little nervous....
But then once he figured it out....showed me up by making it look WAY too easy!  Like Father like son I guess!
Ben just purchased a Jet Ski and had a time skiing all over the lake.  It was fun to watch all the Rich boys take a turn and eventually crashing into the water!  :)  They had a BALL!  I love these Rich boys and their Peter Pan Syndrome!  (never wanting to grow up)  I think if you had to have a "syndrome" this would be the one to have!  They are always having fun....
Corb and Honey swam out to the raft after dinner.  The water was supposed GREAT!
Corbin played all weekend with Preston and Mason.  They searched the lake for golf balls.  It kept them entertained for HOURS!
Here are a couple Corb found in the water.
These apples didn't fall too far from the tree...if they can't swim because it's Sunday, they figure out something FUN to do.  Jumping onto the Tube and landing in the sand.
And because Jaden watches and tries to do EVERYTHING his big brother does....Jadesy was next in line for the big jump!
I love this shot of my boys.  They have so much fun and I'm so happy they have each other.   I can't wait for this new little bundle to join our family and fall into the ranks or brotherhood.  ***more to come on that note in another post.***

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Monster

Happy Birthday to the SEXIEST husband on the face of the planet!!
This guy is more amazing than any guy I've EVER even heard of!  He's so good to me.  He has had to endure ALOT with me and I'm SO grateful!
Our boys can't get enough of him.  They are 100% daddy's boys all the way!  Jaden gets sad when Coby  leaves for work and chases him all the way down the street.  It's sad.  But I guess that the price he'll have to pay for being the apple of his boys' eyes!
This little boy was just coming into his own and realizing just how amazing his daddy was before he was taken all too quickly.  I know Coby struggles every single day missing our little Jack.  But he stays strong because he knows we'll be with Jack again.  I love that he's SOLID in his testimony of the gospel.  He NEVER waivers and I'm sure Jack is proud to say that Coby is his dad!  :)
Coby is the ULTIMATE traveler!  He is ALWAYS planning the BEST and most fun vacations for our family.  He plans things out to a T and as a result we have the most amazing memories to go along with our pictures of our family.  

I love this guy more than anything in the whole world and I'm so happy he chose me almost 9 years ago.  I feel SO lucky!  Happy Birthday Monster!  You mean the world to us!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Corbi-Mac-a-doodle

Happy Birthday Corbi Mac a doodle!!!  I can't believe that you're turing 7!!  Has it really been 7 years since you first joined our little family?  Time sure has flown.  This boy melts my heart every single day.  He's so sweet and sensitive.  He has such a tender heart and is a definitely a pleaser.  He's always telling me that he's going to save up his money so that he can buy Jaden a DS so they can play together.   He's very active.  He loves soccer, playing catch with his dad, skiing with his dad, swimming, wake boarding, swimming to and jumping off the raft at Bear Lake, pushing his dad OFF the raft at Bear Lake, jumping on the tramp at Honey's, finding snakes with Poochie, sleepovers at Nana and Poochie's and Honey and Poppy's, having battles with his BILLION beyblades, playing the Wii, his DSI, having as many playdates as possible!  He loves to hang out with his cousins, friends Coleman, Colton B., Emma, Issac and Joey.  He's always the first to give up his toy and share with another kid...unless it's Jaden...then he's a little more hesitant...but does eventually share without too much coaxing from Coby and I!  He is the BIGGEST tease!  Jaden usually takes the brunt of his constant teasing!
He's a little conniver!  All he has to do is be sweet, look up at you with those big beautiful blue eyes and you're at his mercy and he KNOWS it!  He can talk his Nana and Aunt Ambie into just about anything.  And he's smart about it...he waits til Coby and I are gone and then he goes to work on them. I can't tell you how many beyblades he's gotten out of them!  He loves to rhyme EVERYTHING!  Like this song he made up:  "Jaden's so weird, he has a beard...but he doesn't have a girlfriend...Ha ha."   Or anytime I ask him to do something "did you brush your teeth?...he's say, "brush my feet?" And he'll keep doing it again and again!  It makes Jaden CRAZY and Corb knows it...so he keeps the rhyming up as long as he can before we pull our hair out and shout at him to STOP IT NOW!!!
Corb's favorite thing to eat is spaghetti.  If given the choice, he'd eat it every night for dinner.  And he can eat a TON of it!  I'm always surprised at the number of times he goes back for more.  He loves to eat cheese on crackers.  His favorite cereals are:  Cookie Crisp, Life, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Banana's and milk with Poppy.  He loves to do arts and crafts!  He'll totally come to YW with me if we're doing a craft that involves glue!  He loves to make paper airplanes.  They are ALL OVER THE HOUSE!  They are even in the chandelier that I can't reach!  He drives us a little crazy by asking how much we think something costs and then promptly wants to look it up and see for himself online!  He is impulsive like me and wants to dive into something before thinking it through and then once realizing it's harder than he thought quickly stops caring about it!  I.e. Pokemon trading cards!  He thinks that Nike Shoes and Nike socks make him run faster!  He's a great reader, but it takes him forever to sit down and get going!  But once he's reading for longer than 5 minutes...he's usually pretty good to finish  his reading time.  He's intimidated by his 1st grade teacher Mrs. Ewell (who loved him and said he was the sweetest kid ever) and will immediately start reading if I threaten to call her!
He's so funny!  The other day my mom was telling him that he only had 1 more year before he turned 8.  His face lit up and he said..." I know, I can hardly wait because then I won't have to sit in a booster seat."  Nice!  Then he followed up with "Oh, and I guess I get to get baptized too."  He sometimes tells me that I'm "inppropiate."  Or that a movie is "SO innapropiate."  I don't want to correct him, because it's so darn cute to hear him say "innapropiate."  He hears EVERYTHING and I have to remember to be careful about his ever listening ears!
He's VERY sweet with Jaden and is an AWESOME big brother!  He really takes Jaden under his wing and doesn't mind him hanging out with him and his friends....for the most part.  I have woken up several mornings to hear him and Jadesy laughing hysterically!  It melts my heart every single time.  He loves his little cousin Livvy and she loves him just as much.  I can't wait for him to have a sister....SOMEDAY!  
I think he has a GREAT smile, when he's actaully smiling for real! He's laugh is completely contagious!  When he laughs too hard, he gets the hiccups!   I've noticed that yelling does NOT work with him.  He's so tender hearted that if I take the time to really spend good one on one time with him, he's so sweet and willing to do almost anything I ask him...except clean the basement!  :)  He is GREAT at flossing, brushing and rinsing his mouth with mouthwash every night.  He thinks he has a loose tooth...and wants me to wiggle every night.  All his friends have lost teeth and he's really anxious to loose one...at least!  He tells me that he has a girlfriend...Emma Murdock.  (Which I'd be SO happy about...I adore her mom)  Here's how that conversation went:  
Corb:  "Mom, I already have a girlfriend."
Mom:  "You do?  Who?"
Corb:  pauses a second and says, "Emma Murdock"
Mom: "Does she know she's your girlfriend?"
Corb:  "NO...and don't you dare tell her mom ok mom?!!"
I love this shot of the two of them.  We were on the cruise, it was Pirate Night and Coby had just given the boys bandannas and pirate guns.  Corb taught Jaden what "Put your hands in the air..." meant.   Jaden didn't quite understand and as he was in the middle of "shooting" and shouting "pew pew pew", put his gun down, and put his hands in the air.  We all had a good laugh and I'm happy Cobe caught it on camera.  Corb doesn't like to be alone and won't usually let Jaden sleep in, if he's already awake.  He'll bother him until he wakes up!  That little stinker!  When he cries, he coughs.  It drives me crazy!  The other night we were sleeping at Bear Lake in the downstairs bedroom.  Corb and Jadesy had a mattress on the floor next to the crib.  All of a sudden I hear him crying to let him "out of the cage."  I just figured that he was having a bad dream and told him that he was okay and to go back to sleep.  He kept crying and doing that coughing thing that I love so much.  I told him to stop it and that he was going to wake up Jaden.  Then it dawned on me that maybe he wasn't dreaming.  He had actually rolled off the mattress and under the crib and got stuck.  Poor guy!  I felt bad!
He loves his Poppy.  And it's practically heart breaking to hear him pray for Poppy each night when we say our family prayers.  You've never heard a little boy plead so hard for the Lord to "Please bless Poppy...PLEASE help him to get better...PLEASE."  Brings tears to my eyes every single time.  It's not secret that this little boy saved Coby and I after Jack passed away.  We needed him so much and he was the perfect little light and the ray of hope that survived when Jack left us so soon. Happy Birthday Baby boy!  We love you more than you will ever know.  We are so proud of you and can't wait to spend many more birthdays together!  LOVE you Corbi-Mac-a-doodle!