Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Jadesy Babe

Happy Birthday Jadesy babe!  How in the world can you be 5 already??!!!
This year for his birthday he wanted a Star Wars themed party.  So, onto Pinterest I went!
Officially, I went a little crazy!!!
"Princess LAYS" potato chips...
"Wookie" Cookies and "Obi-wan" Kabob-ies!
And then there was a Jedi Master griller always happy to pose for the camera!
And like his dad....this one was all to happy to give us a little "cheese"...
And a lean too!
We rented a big bounce house that even had a slide.
It seemed that EVERYONE had a ball!
Even this little lamb boy didn't miss out!
Tyson had a blast going down the slide over and over again!
Then it was time to Attack the Clone Army with these AMAZING and WELL constructed Light Sabers!
Look out Clones!!!
These kids meant BUSINESS!

After the kids had attacked as many of the "Clone Army" as possible...they moved on to our good friend Brett!  Poor Brett!
Then it was time for birthday cake!
I LOVE that cute little smile!
Because the party was so rushed in the final minutes...our fun Star Wars photography props were almost forgotten!  LOVE that small Darth Vader!   
Aunt Ambie was right...the force IS strong with this one!
My cute Grandpa Burton was such a trooper!  He tediously trimmed and attached elastics to 40 masks! 
So, NATURALLY, he wanted to part of the fun!!
I love this one with Corb and my Grandpa!
And this one with my dad and cute sister!  "I am your FATHER!!"   Whaaaaaaa???!!!
And one last one with my monster!
And even though I have vowed to NEVER again try to do another "pinterest"Party, the look on this little boy's face made all the crazy INSANENESS okay!

I sure love this "Kid"!  He makes me SO happy...most of the time!  I can't believe that he's already 5!!! He's going to be going to kindergarten in exactly 2 months!  I don't know what I'll do without my little friend every day!  Knowing that he'll be gone 5 days a week (even if they are only 1/2 days) seems almost a little unbearable!  Seriously, typing this I'm a huge mess!  My baby is growing up and sending him to school for some reason seems SO hard!  I ask him every day if he's SURE he wants to still go...and he says, "MOOOOM!!!"  (In that annoyed toned) "I'm only going to be gone for a little bit!"  He's my little friend!  He's my helper!  My hot coco drinker and the guardian of "blue blankie".  He loves sleepovers with his Nana and Poochie and Honey.  He has my mom completely WRAPPED around every one of his fingers and he KNOWS it!  He has the softest skin and is still a great snuggler!  He's quick to forgive and give a good hug (still with little pats on the back) and HUGE kisses that last like 15 seconds which I always have to say "WOWZA"!  He loves his big brother and is constantly asking when he'll be home from school.  He loves to swim.  He loves trying to be like Corb and his dad by always being willing to try something new, whether it's skiing or wake boarding and even flips on the trampoline!  He has a GREAT and completely contagious laugh!  He says the cutest prayers and always remembers to say "Please bless the food and please bless it"!  I love his little underbite!  He likes to watch Curious George, Goosebumps, Phineas and Ferb and America's Funniest Home Videos.  But his FAVORITE show to watch with his dad and Corb is America Ninja Warrior or Wipeout!  He's fearless!  He loves to sing!  He is VERY friendly and is NEVER shy!  He can make friends with anyone...young or old!  He LOVES playing with girls more so than boys.  He has a great little memory and can usually pick up on things REALLY quickly.  He loves to try to read and I'm not sure if he just memorizes things or he is actually reading!  :)  He has a little temper.  He looks exactly like me!  And sometimes has been nicknamed "'Lil Wayne" (after my dad) since he resembles him, is a little bit smaller in size but refuses to be one of the "little" guys!  He can cry if the wind blows wrong.  He has the LOUDEST cry and actually usually has only ONE volume....LOUD!    I love his hair when it's longer in the summer!  He looks so much like a little beach bum!  He is constantly asking for treats!  He's a great self entertainer!  He is always (well, mostly always) so sweet with Colie!  He loves to draw and often draws our whole family including Jack and Poppy!  He's a sensitive little boy doesn't respond well to yelling! (My yelling).  He loves to build Legos.  He constantly asks if I like him the best!  I always ask him If WE'RE IN...."love and we're best friends"!  He makes my heart happy and I've never been excited to have a baby as I was when I found we were pregnant with him.  I remember being absolutely GIDDY to meet him!  He drives me coo coo sometimes, but I wouldn't trade anything about him for the world!  He's my Jadesy Babe and I'm so in love with him!  I hate that he's getting bigger and while he still comes into our bed almost every night...I secretly kind of like it.  Happy Birthday Jadesy babe!  We sure love you!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bear Lake with the Burtons

My cute sister Sommer and her family wanted to surprise my Mom and spend a weekend together.  We were fortunately able to use the Bear Lake Cabin (Thank you Joanne).  
As you can see...we are a crazy bunch of a good time was definitely had by some point or another! :)
The first day was cold and rainy...but then the rain stopped and we got the most beautiful DOUBLE rainbow.  

It was the prettiest and definitely the most bright rainbow I've ever seen!
Drew wanted to take cute Ro out on the Kayak.  And Ro...happily let him!
Sommy was brave enough to trek through the weeds and stinky mud to bring Ro back.  (She's a nice momma)
Later the boys decided to head out and do a little snorkeling.  Cole was a little bugged that he wasn't included in on this plan!
But eventually he did get to make his way to the lake.  Thankfully Poochie was nice enough to carry him back to the cabin.
Aunt Ambie and Ro bonding over a little swing time.
Uncle Drew and baby Tavish.  Seriously the BEST BABY EVER!  I don't know that I've ever even heard of a more laid back and smiley, laughy baby than him!  I tried to steal him...but for some reason Drew and Sommy figured out my plan and nixed it!
A little golf time was had...look at the those forearms!  Back off ladies he's MINE!!  :)  
Corbin brought his cute friend Adam from our new ward.  Adam was a treat!  SO well mannered, polite and fun!  Corb took the time to show him how much he appreciated him by burying him in the!  :)  NICE!  It was fun having him spend time with our family!
Sommy and Drew missed Jadesy's birthday by one day...but that didn't stop them from getting him the BEST gift EVER!  A Lego Star Wars ship and the LEGO movie!  Jaden has been on cloud 9 ever since and can frequently be seen flying his star wars ship EVERYWHERE...when's not watching the Lego Movie that is!  Sommy and Drew are the BEST at present giving!  They always put SO much thought into everything!  We sure do love them!  Thanks guys!
There's that happy sweet little baby I was telling you about!  :)  Just LOVE him!
Ambie even got in a little snuggle time with baby Tav.
And after a little drama....(What can you expect...we are a family of GIRLS)...we made up, took a few family pictures and had to say goodbye.  I hate that part!  I would give anything for Sommy and Drew to live closer to us.  It's so much fun when we all get together.  Drew is absolutely amazing!  My boys LOVE him.  He's not only playful with them, he's funny, always willing help, spends time planning the perfect presents, stays positive and takes good care of my sweet Sommy!  We certainly love spending time with them.  It was a treat to all be together especially with my cute Grandpa Burton. We spent a lot of time talking about family and the Gospel.  And he spent a lot of time sleeping in the porch swing soaking up the sun.  I certainly LOVE this family of mine and I feel so blessed that we are an eternal family!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Brownie thief on the loose!

If you happen to see a strawberry blond, blue-eyed, 36 inch lamb boy holding brownies in each hand....please call the authorities!  :)  This cute little monkey took the plate of brownies, placed them on the floor (for easy access) and then went to town taking as many as he could!  :)  Thank goodness he's cute...because he'd be in a little trouble!  :)

Getting through Sacrament

Getting through Sacrament these days is tough!!!'ve got to do what you've got to do....
Even if it means eating some sort of sucker from Cole.  ***disclaimer*** I have no idea where sucker that came from!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Earning his Wolf badge

We are super proud of this cute cubscout!  He worked hard over the course of the year and today is getting his Wolf Badge!  I certainly love this little Cubbie of mine!  :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the GREATEST Father on the planet!!!
Today I woke up early and made some German Pancakes.  
The boys were totally excited to wake their daddy up by JUMPING on him!  I bet he was thinking that it was a good thing they are cute!
They boys all filled out a little questionnaire all about their dad.  
They both filled them out....
And then read them each to Coby.
Then they gave him a golf passport (lots of golfing and freebies) and a box of red golf balls.  As you can see...Colie was VERY interested in seeing what that passport was all about!
But I think he was MORE interested in eating a delicious and very sweet breakfast....all before 9 am church!!!
Later that day, we had my family over to celebrate.  I made a lasagna and Coby's favorite Carmel Cake.
They boys got a little silly with their garlic bread!
And they just got sillier and siller...
And before we knew it...garlic bread mustaches were all the rage!
Here's my dad with his Golf package.  I can't believe I got an actual smile on film!  
Then he did what this Pooch does best....playing horse with the boys!  They all love climbing on his back and trying to stay on before he bucks them off!  :)  It's pretty cute!  And nothing warms my heart more than watching them interact with a man that has been my hero longer I know I can even remember!  
I love the men in my life!  I miss Jim!  He was truly a giant among men and no one will EVER fill his shoes!  I wish Corb could have had both grandpas to show him what being a good man is all about!  I'm certainly happy that he has the MOST amazing dad and Pooch to show him the ropes!  I know Jim watches over our boys and misses us as much as we miss him!  What a blessing of peace, safety and security it is to know that all three of these men are honorable bearers of the Priesthood and hold it in high regards!  
Happy Father's Day babe!  I love you more than you can ever know!  Thank you for always loving me despite my insecurities as a mom and being the most amazing dad EVER!  These boys look up to you in so many ways and I am happy that they have YOU as their dad!  We all feel pretty blessed!  LOVE you babe!