Sunday, March 27, 2011

Doing what we do best!

A little taste of us . . . doing what we do best!

Max . . . being absolutely adorable!

This was taken at Stephanie's bbq birthday party Saturday.  What a day for a barbecue!  We FROZE!
Marshall doing some gymnastics!  He started gymnastics class a couple of weeks.  This prompted mom to put a new family rule into effect . . . NO GYMNASTICS in the house!  I'll let you use your imagination on why such a rule was needed!

Abby being a princess.
She took a Princess Practice class at the Peak.  She went once a week for 5 weeks.  Each week she got to dress up in her tutus and wings and crown and learn about princesses.  Here she is at Princess Practice graduation:

Princesses can balance a cup on their heads (as long as they stick their tongue out a little)

Princesses drink with their pinky finger in the air!

Princess Practice teacher Jen
Ben, Stephanie, and Dad all got bikes for their birthdays!  So we spent some time remembering how to ride our bikes!  Only one minor crash incident from . . . you guessed it, Marshall!  He'll be fine as soon as he forgets where all the scabs are!

And here's the whole family (minus Benjamin . . . he had some other obligations) at Kite Day put on by Brigham City's Sights and Sounds of Brigham!

The first 900 kids got to make their own kites (are there even 900 kids in Brigham?????)

Again, here is poor Max in the stinkin' cold spring weather! 
Why do we do things in the cold???

Did I mention it was cold?????
Time to test out the kites!

There was a guy flying a string of kites . . . hey look, there is my house behind those kites!

You should NEVER fly kites when there is snow on the mountains!

There is always one kite in a tree!  This one was Stephanie's!

And all of us Parachute racing!  This was a BLAST, and harder than you would think.  You start running, the parachute fills with air and whoosh!  SOOOO much fun!

Never, I repeat, Never give Thomas the camera to "hold"!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The happenings of the week!

Well, just as Thomas predicted, Maxwell turned 8 months old.  I just love each stage he goes through almost as much as I miss the stages that he has grown out of!  I miss him as a newborn, but I love him as a giggling, toe curling little 8 month old!

Here's some of the shots we took from his 8 month birthday!

Notice the cute little scabs on his nose and upper lip?  I set him on the brick walkway while I picked some weeds.  I guess I sometimes forget how tipsy an 8 month old can be.  He nose/face dived right into the brick!  He now refuses to be sat down outside . . . unless he's got something to sit on besides grass, bricks, or wood chips!  Hence the beautiful blanket my mom made for him!!!!

Max LOVES to help with the dishes!

Hmmmm, I wonder who has been in my cupboards.  I have no CLUE!

And loves to make his siblings pull faces in an attempt to get him to smile for pictures!  I should have turned the camera around and snapped pictures of them being silly!

His little legs go CRAZY when he is excited!!!!  Look at those little fat rolls!  Love!

Oh, and lastly on the official first day of spring in 2011, look what I saw today!!
Welcome Spring!