Monday, August 30, 2010

1st day of School

I can't believe that summer is over and the boys are back to school. We had a great summer filled with lots of fun things to do. Know it is time to get back to the grind of schedules, homework and the dreaded bedtimes. The boys were really excited to start school. Tanner was super excited thought it was pretty cool to be the in the oldest in the school 6th grade. I can remember feeling pretty special being the oldest kids in the school. He got a great teacher so he should have a great year! Austen headed off to the MIDDLE school. I just can't believe he is old enough to be in the middle school. Call me crazy, but he should still be my little boy who loves to play in the dirt and with his cars, but instead his interests have changed to sport, sports, sports, and more sports. They both looked very handsome heading off to school. I am super proud of both of them and wish them the best school year!
Breakfast before we get ready for the 1st day of school

Ready for the 1st day of school

Saturday, August 21, 2010

And so it begins.....................

that would be football season for us. Austen and Tanner have both started football and are loving every minute of it. They have been practicing every night and working really hard. This Sat. they had a Jamboree and both did very well in it. I love this time of the year and watching them makes me one proud mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aust at practice Tanner at practice Aust at the Jamboree

Tanner at the Jamboree

Jake showing off his football

Camping with Grandma and Grandpa

A couple of weekends ago my parents invited us all up camping with them at West Yellowstone. We packed up all of our camping stuff and off we went Friday afternoon. Once we got there and got camp all set up the kids were off playing. They had tons of things for the kids to do and believe me they did it all from swimming, ride bikes that you can rent there, miniature golfing, and anything else they could come up with. My parents had a great idea to watch a movie under the stars one night so the boys put up a sheet on the side of the camper and we watch How to Train a Dragon it was a lot of fun and the kids thought it was great. We had a great time relaxing, laughing, playing game and just doing nothing. Thanks mom and dad for a great weekend and for making such fun memories.
Hannah and Uncle B
The Movie
J and Aust
Grandma and Grandpa
The crowd
Kabe jumping over Jay, Aust, and Justin
Grandpa just bought them ice cream
Miss OaksHalle and Jake

Monday, August 2, 2010

Luv this Kid!

I just love my boys they bring Mike and I lots of joy and happiness and watching them grow is fun but yet challenging hoping that you guide them and raise them to be good boys. Saying this I have always wrote down little things that they say and Jake is going through a little stage of saying the cutest things. The other day we went to my sister's ward and he saw a picture of Joseph Smith. It was so cute he knew who he was and that he went and prayed in the forest and that Heavenly Father and Jesus came to him. Well this last Sunday on our way home from camping I was asking him these following questions our conversation went like this:

Me: Jake what did Joseph Smith do?

Jake: Prayed in the forest (action folding his arms)

Me: Who came to Joseph Smith?

Jake: I don't know mom( long pause)

Me: What angels appeared to Joseph Smith?

Jake: The Blue Angels

I looked at Mike and we just busted up laughing, he was so funny and was as serious has could be. Later after we stopped laughing he says, Mom I kidding it was Heavenly Father and Jesus. This just melts my heart. When I don't think he is listening cause he is going up and down and all around while we are reading the scriptures he is and he is taking it all in.