April 30, 2010

Lucas too...

I have been posting so much about Kayleigh lately but Lucas is learning and changing so much too. I can't belive how much he is talking. The kid can communicate ANYTHING he wants. My favorite new things are:

*He asks you questions before you can ask him

Lucas: "Mama, what color is that?"
Mama: "I don't know, what color is that?"
Lucas: "It's red"
Mama: "Oh you are right...it is red"

*He loves to get piggy back rides. He says, "I get on my back"....he has a problem talking in the wrong person...my back=your back, carry you= carry me....etc.

*He is totally obsessed with the movie, "The Princess and the Frog"....he calls it the Froggy movie. He loves Mama Odie and the aligator. He has been jumping onto the couch from the end table and saying, "ha ta lu lah" for Hallelujah....the alligator jumps into the water and says that in the movie.

*He has been very polite to other people.... he says, "excuse me" when he passes by people and has been so good about saying Please and Thank you.

*He LOVES letters. As we drive anywhere he looks out his window and says, "look mama, letters".

*He has a huge imagination. When we were driving home to Idaho a few weeks ago as we would go Lucas would point out the window and say, "look look look...it's a ele-fant" or "look look look it's penguins". They were all trees with funny shapes.

*He is also really enjoying reading. He loves when you read to him. The only dangerous thing is that once you start you end up reading every book on the shelf. After every book he says, "oh that's a good story....let's read another one.". I heart him!

This picture was from our trip to the Leid Children's Museum. He said, "look mama, I a fireman."

With a face like this.....it is a good thing he is cute cause he definately tests my patience! But man, I can't imagine my life without him!

4 months old and counting....

Kayleigh is now 4 months old. Wow does time fly! She is changng and learning new things everyday. She had her 4 month well check yesterday so I thought I'd post some fun little facts about her appt.
Weight: 12 lbs 6oz (25%)
Height: 23 inches (10%)
Head: 40.5 cm (25%)
As you can see she is not a very long little thing....I think her cousin Angie was like 23 inches a week after birth. She is growing along her own little path on the chart, she is just little :) The nice thing is that she is 4 months and not even close to growing out of her 0-3 months clothes!

She is a super happy smiley little girl. She LOVES to watch Lucas play around her. Lucas can get her laughing. It is one of my favorite things. She is very much a mama's girl.....when she doesn't feel good or is tired. She also has two teeth....well sort of...they just poked through so I don't know if that qualifies as "teeth" yet.
Her new favorite activity is playing under the jungle gym thing. We also have little toys hanging from her carseat....she loves it. She played like this for probably 45 mintues before she fell asleep. She loves reaching and grabbing onto things. She has a really strong grip too so if she gets ahold of your hair or your glasses it takes some help to get her to let go!

We are so blessed to have this sweet little girl in our family! We love her oh so much!

April 27, 2010

Nellis AFB Softball Tourney

Terry, John, Larry, Brian, Fred, Dan, Todd, Scotty (Back Row)
Tom, Rich, Lewis, Steve (Front Row)
John and his softball team played in a softball tournament up at Nellis AFB. Their first game started at 8am and the last game ended at 12 midnight....7 games of softball. They ended up in 2nd place. We had so much fun watching games, playing at the playground, hanging out with our softball buddies and eating...it was one VERY long day but it was well worth it! GO TEAM VARIAN!

April 5, 2010


Kayleigh got to meet her new cousins this past week and we got to meet our new neices. I only got pictures on my camera of Kayleigh and Angie. The pictures of Maddie are on Jill and G-ma Turner's cameras...so I can't post those until I get them emailed. But here are some pictures of Kayleigh and her cousin Angie Lyons. She is the daughter of my brother Parker and his wife Heather. She is an absolute DOLL and I am so glad that we got to play this week!

Sun Valley Snowboarding Trip

John and I had the opportunity to go up to Sun Valley and stay for the night. It was a perfect little get away for us. John has been working so hard this year with school and work. He's been to England twice this year for work and had 2 really hard classes. We both needed a break. John found an awesome deal on a one night stay at the Sun Valley Lodge and a lift ticket for $69 (based on double occupancy). We figured we probably won't ever snowboard in Sun Valley for any cheaper so we booked it. Mom was so sweet and took the day off to watch our kids for us. We had a fantastic time. The snow was FAB-U-LOUS!! They had received like 3 inches the day before, 6 inches the night before and it snowed for about 3 hours in the morning while we were there! I would venture to say the BEST snow I've snowboarded on in, EVER!

Sun Valley is an absolutely beautiful place to go. Those mountains are GI-NORMOUS! We would measure everything in Pomerelle runs...Example: That run is at least 4 big lift runs a Pomerelle.
Sun Valley also just got a new gondola to ride up. It was so fast and warm. Somehow it felt wrong to go up the mountain (or at least part of it) while the wind is whipping but not have it blowing in your face! HEAVEN!
It was really pretty to look out of the gondola at the mountains and their absolute wonder and beauty.

I am so glad I got to spend some time with my sweetie. I feel like I never see him anymore and it was wonderful to spend a whole day together, just the two of us!