Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Scotty!!

I'm not over my baby turning 5 and now I have to face my oldest turning 9!!!  Scotty has had a very fun year.  He started Scouts and was so excited!  He had already earned his Bobcat when he went to his first den meeting!  He has had fun in scouts and especially at summer camp where he came home covered in dirt from head to toe!!  He was baptized and that was an awesome experience.  He has tried his best to make good choices and to follow the commandments.  He played soccer last spring and was excited to get another medal.  He is still in karate and loves it.  He has progressed to a purple belt (white, orange, green, blue, purple, red, brown, black) and is excited to someday be a black belt!  He does well in school and works hard but hates homework!  He loves to read and has read a lot of books this year including the first 3 Harry Potter books which he had trouble putting down!  
Scotty still love Star Wars and has really enjoyed helping his little brothers learn all about it.  He is an awesome big brother and gets along really well with Grant and Collin.  They both love to play with him and look up to him.  Scotty is a good friend to others and is well liked at school.  He is fun to hang out with and loves to tell you all about things he is excited about!  He is funny and makes us laugh.  He is a good helper to me at home and is always willing to help his brothers.
He loves Minecraft, Star Wars, Ninjago, riding his bike and scooter, jumping on the trampoline, rock climbing, swimming, Legos, drawing, history, science, rock hunting, Spongebob and cookie dough!

We love you so much Scotty!  We hope you have an awesome birthday!

A look back at the last year:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Collin!!

My baby is 5!!!!!  How did this happen??  I may be a bit sad, but Collin is super duper excited to be 5!  He couldn't stop jumping up and down in anticipation while getting dressed for bed tonight!  
This past year Collin started preschool.  He didn't love it.  No biggie- he will warm up to it, I thought.  But he didn't and soon was really hating it and saying the kids were mean.  After some time and talking to the teachers we decided to switch preschools.  It was a hard decision and we felt good about it but still wondered.  But it didn't take long to know that we made the right decision.  He LOVES his new preschool!  He is so excited to go and has so much fun while he is there.  We really didn't want to start off his long years of schooling with a negative, so we are so relieved that he is happy at preschool now.  He is starting to read and loves doing schoolwork.  (We'll see how long that lasts!!)  
In the fall Collin started soccer.  It was so much fun to watch- that age group is hilarious!!  His team didn't have many players so for most of the games he would play the entire game without breaks besides halftime, but he did really well.  He didn't complain even though he was tired.  He's a trooper!  
Collin had swimming lessons and really gained confidence in the water this year.  He loves to swim on his own without arm floaties and has no trouble swimming underwater.  He has a great dolphin move that is funny to watch!   He is also a climber- he loves to climb on anything and everything.  He was able to do a little bit of rock climbing this year with daddy and he had a lot of fun.
He loves Luigi, Star Wars, Paw Patrol, riding his scooter, being outside, jumping on the trampoline, reading and watching things about the Titantic and the Hubble Space Telescope, eating sweets, playing the wii, having books read to him, being tickled, animals and being with his family.
Collin is such a great kid.  He tries really hard to make good choices and to do what we ask him to do.  He is very affectionate and loves to give me kisses and blow them on, which I LOVE!  He is definitely a mommy's boy!  He is so funny and makes me laugh all day long. He loves his brothers 
and plays so well with them.  He is easy going and likes to make people happy.  He really is an awesome kid and is a joy to have in our family.  

Happy Birthday Snugglebum!!  We love you to the moon and back!!

Some pictures from the last year: