Archive for June, 2008

This is how Ollie feels…

Monday, June 30th, 2008


His ear drum ruptured! I feel so bad. He hasn’t been himself lately I thought it was his teeth. Poor little guy! :(

Fun in a sandbox

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Calvin and Oliver love to play in the sand. Ollie has eaten a lot of it in his short life but now I think he gets it because he hardly ever puts it in his mouth.


Pool Time!!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

We were finally able to get to the pool this year. We have gone 3x. It was too cold all the other days.


Ollie absolutely loved it. Here he is with Calvin and their friend Bella. I love this pool because of the 0 entry.


Check out all his rolls! I think they are dang cute why aren’t they so cute when you are an adult?? :)

Tennis lessons

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Monty took tennis lessons last week and loved it. It was M-F for an hour each day. He liked it so much I signed him up for more lessons in August.


He was really good at it too. He was so excited because he could get the ball over the gate and hit it to the road. For his next lessons I will explain that is not how you play the game but he was so excited that I didn’t say anything. I was hoping his coach would but they didn’t because they were mainly focusing on how to hit it.


They have some really great kid programs here. Monty and Ella start swimming right after the 4th.

Happy Father’s Day!!

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Boy have I ever been blessed to have these outstanding men in my life! I will start off with some pics of my amazing dad. What a great example he has been to me. He is someone I can always talk to. Dad always had good advise for me. He taught me the gospel and us kids always knew how much he loved us!


Here he is! I can remember him chasing my mom around the kitchen table saying, “Mooshy, Mooshy” he would say that when he was going to give her a kiss. :) He would always hold my mom’s hand or have his arm around her. I loved to watch them together. (Even though at the time I would always say, “Gross”)


Here’s a picture of my dad and I. We went hiking. Dad would always have fun activities for us to do. We would take long bike rides, walk to our grandparents, go out to eat to McDonalds when my mom had to work, He loves to go for long rides and now I find myself enjoying that also :)


Here’s Dad and Ollie. He is an excellent Papa. He loves to watch all the grandkids. He only wishes he could do more, but I am just so grateful the kids are able to get to know their Papa. My dad is an Outstanding individual who always looks for the best in any situation. Even though he has a lot of health problems he still remains happy and upbeat. I love you dad!

Then there is my superb father-in-law. I couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law! He keeps us smiling and always willing to help in any way that he can. He loves to be with the grandkids. He plans special camping trips and values family time together.


Here he is with Monty. Len is awesome at taking pictures and keeping them all organized. I couldn’t remember my actual due date for Monty all I had to do was email Len and he emailed me all my info. He keeps track of all the little details that I should be. :)


Here he is with Ollie. He stays at our house when we are in the hospital so that Todd can stay at the hospital with me. He even decorates the house and yard with signs to welcome us all home. :) We are so grateful for all that you do Len! I love you!

Now to an amazing father, husband and person. My AMAZING husband. Todd is an excellent hands on Dad, he loves to spend time with his family and helps out with pretty much everything. I am soooo grateful I married such an amazing person. He is my best friend.


Here he is with Monty. Look how happy Monty is who wouldn’t be with an awesome dad like Todd! :)


Here’s Daddy’s little girl. Whenever Ella gets in trouble first thing she says is I want my daddy. :)


Calvin and Dad. Calvin loves to follow Todd around and help him with whatever he is doing. If Todd has to go somewhere or take a seperate car to church because he has to be their earlier Calvin is the first to say I ride Daddy’s car.


Oliver and Daddy. Ollie loves to pull Todd’s hair or tie and loves to drool and spit up on him. The greatest thing is Todd never seems to get upset about it. He comes home for lunch and always has to wipe his shirts because of spit up. He is such a patient, loving, caring dad.

He is an amazing husband and the best thing is when I am around Todd he makes me want to be a better person. How great is that. He truly is a wonderful example to me. I love you Todd and am ever so grateful to be your wife!!!


Monty Graduated!!!

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Oh yes it’s true my little Monty is no longer in Kindergarten. I just can’t believe I will have a first grader. I cannot believe how fast they grow up. Ella will be in 4-yr-old kindergarten next year. They had a really nice Kindergarten graduation.


Here we all are right in front of the University sign (thats where they held the graduations:))


Nana and Papa with the graduate.



He’s quite the Ladies man huh? :)

Nana’s little helper

Sunday, June 8th, 2008


The kids help Nana do her flowers and plant her garden. Calvin especially got into it this year. It was so cute watching him help Nana. I wish I would have taken some pics of the garden all the kids helped plant. When we came home I had the kids help me plant mine. Monty wanted a watermelon this year so we bought a plant and when I ran to get a small shovel from the shed he planted it all by himself. I came back and asked him where his plant was he said, “mom I aready planted it I know how to do it because my Nana showed me”. This year we just planted a small garden on the side of the house we have cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and of course Monty’s watermelon. I just love having a garden just wish I had more of a green thumb. :) I will keep you posted on how it turns out.

Bay Beach

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Over memorial day weekend we went to GreenBay to visit Nana and Papa. We were able to go to Bay Beach. The kids loved it. It is such a wonderful place to go and so cheap. Tickets are only a quarter!



Calvie wasn’t too sure about the whole thing at first but then he really got into it!


Monty was so excited that he was tall enough to ride the bumper cars. (Todd was too :))


Nana and Ollie hanging out while the kids were on rides.


To end our great day the kids wanted to ride the real horses. Calvin changed his mind in the end :).

Thanks Nana and Papa for a wonderful day!


Im Back!

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

So I have not been able to get on the internet from my house for quite some time and it was driving me nuts. We switched users and are finally all set up. I am so happy!! I am behind on my blogging so I will try and get caught up.