Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Scotty!

Today is Scotty's 8th birthday!!!  Crazy!!!!  Scotty is very excited to turn 8.  He is going to be baptized in a few weeks and he can't wait.  He will be starting Scouts next week and is ecstatic to be a Scout.  This past year has been fun for Scotty.  He finished 1st grade and loved his 1st grade teacher.  He is doing really well in 2nd grade.  He is almost finished with 3rd grade math, but he loves history and science the most.  He has learned to love reading- if he has a good book, that is!  He lost his front teeth, which brings his total only to 4 that he has lost.  He finished his first year of soccer and played again in the fall.  He loved being able to learn and play the different positions.  He started karate and LOVES it!    He has been skiing a few times this winter and really enjoys that.  He still loves to build things with Trio building blocks, Legos and anything else that he can find.  Scotty is an awesome big brother and Grant and Collin love him and look up to him.  He loves riding his bike, hiking, swimming, Star Wars, learning about the Titanic, playing video games, his stuffed gorilla and rock climbing.  Scotty is a very kind boy and gets along well with others.  This past year we have seen him really develop the ability to have empathy and to think of other's feelings.  He loves to help us and his brothers and we are so lucky to have him in our family.  Happy Birthday Scotty!  We love you to the moon and back!!

Some pictures from the past year:

Friday, March 15, 2013


We had a fun time celebrating Collin's birthday.  He had a party with his extended family, a date with Mom and Dad to his doctor check up, lunch and Toys R Us, and a fun day on his actual birthday.  Collin is such a joy to be around.  He didn't go through the "terrible 2's or 3's" that his brothers did.  I've heard that might mean we are in trouble when he is a teenager, but we'll worry about that when it comes!  For now we're going to enjoy this sweet, funny 4 year old!

Collin loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  He asked Miles to make him a Jake treasure chest cake.  As always, Miles did an amazing job!

Everyone is excited for cake!

He got fun presents from his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

This is the mandatory picture before opening presents on his birthday.  He was being silly!!!

And he thought it was pretty funny.

A good one!

I made him his favorite dessert- Cookie Monster Dessert.  We ate it for breakfast and sang to him before Scotty went to school and Daddy went to work.

Then we had it again for dessert!  I love that face!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Collin!!!

Today Collin is 4!!!  I can't believe my BABY is 4!  Collin has been so excited for his birthday.  Everyday for two weeks he has asked if today is his birthday.  Collin is such a fun little boy!  He is hilarious and makes us laugh all the time.  He is very thoughtful and likes to make others happy.  He loves to give kisses and blow them on so they stay forever.  He likes me to call him Snugglebum!  Collin is an adventurous boy.  He loves to climb on anything and has no trouble keeping up with his big brothers.  (He even does lots of stuff they won't!)  He didn't go to the 3yr old preschool so he has been having "home preschool" with me.  He loves to do preschool and has learned so much.  He is very proud that he can write his name and loves figuring out things that are opposites.  He loves to run, jumping on the trampoline, digging in the dirt, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, trucks, playing with his brothers, being loud (and he's good at it!), swimming, Luigi, throwing rocks, almost all junk food and his beloved dinosaur blankie.  He is so cute and we love him so much.  Happy Birthday Snugglebum!!

Here are some pictures from his past year.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Winter cabin trip

We usually make it up to the cabin with my Dad once during the winter.  The boys were so excited this year.  It's fun having them get older and seeing them remember things from the past year that they loved.  They couldn't wait to go sledding and snowmobiling.  

Dad and Miles replaced toilets while we were there.  Collin wanted to test the new toilet!

Scotty LOVES to go snowmobiling.

Grandpa made himself a nice little chair!

Grant is under the sled and I think Scotty is laughing!

Annual family sledding shot.  It was snowing big flakes and was so pretty.

I heard "Mommy, take our picture" and I turned around and saw this!

I love this picture.

The 2nd day of sledding was really nice and even started to get warm.

Grant liked to get a push to go down the hill.

Collin, on the other hand, didn't want you to even touch his sled.  He wanted to do it all by himself!

It was a really fun weekend.