Saturday, April 30, 2011


Happy Easter! My commentary is below all the pics...I don't know why I can't copy it and put it all up here.

Happy Belated Easter!

We had a great easter weekend. Honestly I think this is the first year that we actually put effort into the holiday. Well, we were in Utah with our parents and cousins last year, so we all just did random egg hunts/ the time we got back home, I mean, we just didn't do anything at home because Easter was over. The year before that, Colt was 3 and Charley was 6 months. I mean, we kind of just colored eggs with our clueless 3 year old. So anyway, this year was great because Colt is really cool when it comes to just being happy no matter what. I wanted Easter to have its fun with egg hunts and easter baskets and treats. I also wanted to make sure that our home celebrated the real reason for easter. The Atonement and Ressurection. The most important event known to the history of man. I found a GREAT Family home evening idea online called Resurrection Eggs. You put tiny things into each one of 12 plastic eggs. Then the child opens one egg at a time and each thing represents something about Christ. It was very cool. On Saturday morning, we had a community easter egg hunt. The high school puts it on every year and there are games/prizes/egg hunts/music/cotton candy/popcorn. And its all free. Different stores around here donate treats and prizes and different things for the games. It was such a great community comming together fun day. Saturday night we had the family home evening. The next morning on sunday we just had two easter baskets for the kids when they woke up. Nothing too extravagant. Just a few things in there from the dollar store. After church that morning, we came home and had our own easter egg hunt, and colored eggs. Then while I cleaned everything, the boys watched Easter Veggie Tales that my mom sent us. Here are some pics

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I've been posting a lot of pics of the outdoors/animals so here are some recent updates about the boys, including Nathan!Okay, so this was a typical scene every night for a few weeks when it was really cold. Flannel coat, fuzzy hat and light head band. Which, I laughed at him the first time he put it on but after using it personally a couple times, I want one. Its so handy for going out at night to close up the animal area or check on things hands free! Well here's Nathan getting ready to go rabbit hunting. Yes, shooting wild rabbits right on our property. And don't get all upset about poor bunnies with me. If you don't like our way of life up here, then stop reading my blog. Rabbits are nutritious and easy to skin. It makes for very good eats. AND every person around here HATES wild rabbits because they sabotage everybody's hard earned gardens every spring. So, we're just getting ready for gardening!

Here is Colt with his brown twin, Sale. Yes, his name is spelled Sale. But you pronounce it Sal-Aye, its polyneasian. Anyhow, Sale is like this little faced skinny preemie just like Colt. They are so cute together and in real life somebody at DQ actually asked if they were TWINS! HAHA

Colt is getting so big. I'm really proud of his progress too. I see so much improvement even in his school work from the beginning of the school year till now. Before, it was like pulling teeth just to get him to sit down for homework. (and no, that's not what happened in this picture!) But now, he has no problem sitting down at his seat for homework, and just concentrating right through it. He's really good at focusing and doing it. Can you believe he has about 30 minutes of homework a night!? No, no, no, he's not in middle school, he's in KINDERGARTEN! It hits me every so often that I'm going to be doing homework as a mom for the next several years...Ugh.

The boys are so different. Charley will take his time with toys and play with them. Focusing on little things like stacking blocks. I know I just talked about how cool it is that Colt is focusing on homework. I love that because Colt didn't focus on toys. He was always jumping and running and doing more physical things like digging and climbing. But here's Charley focusing on a block tower. Yes, I specifically remember now, taking a video of Colt climbing up our orange tree when he was 2 1/2. And here's what Charley does at 2 1/2.

There's always the occasional animal that comes through the house. Colt says "ooo you're so soft chicken, I love you so much!" He really has a bleeding heart for things. He tells the chickens that he loves them all the time.

And this is Charley's newest craze...STUFF! He calls it "duff". Any type of fluffy feather whether its from a down pillow or from a chicken feather outside. Any light fluffy airy fluff that floats in the air that he can catch and hold, then blow it up in the air again, he LOVES it. He's always finding "duff". Oh and it never gets old, he gets REALLY happy when he sees stuff on the ground.