Thursday, July 31, 2008

Aunt Amber's Birthday

On Saturday we went to Amber and Peter's house for Amber's birthday. We had a lot of fun with them and the boys love hanging out in the pool in the backyard. It is always do much fun hanging out with Amber...I love being her sister-in-law! Amber and Brandi making funny faces while reading a card.
Amber blowing out the imaginary candles on the dessert. Sorry I forgot the candles, but I am sure that your brithday wish will still come true.
Amber hiding from the camera because really she is pretty shy and I hope she doesn't mind that I put this post up on my blog that was all about her on her special day.
We love you Amber and hope you had a great birthday!

The Dance Festival for Me--Camping For the Boys

Last Friday I went to the Inland Empire Regional Dance Festival to see Michael, Leslie, Briar and Connor perform. I had planned on the whole family going, but Sam decided that the dance festival is for girls so I went with my parents and the boys decided to campout in the living room.
It was cute cause Sam packed them snacks and gave them water bottles, labeling them so they would know whose was whose.
Porter and Carter both slept all night long in the tent and neither of them came and got in bed with us during the night! Yay!!!
Porter was telling me the next day, "Mom, I have two that goes in the garage and one that doesn't." He just makes me laugh sometimes with the things that he says.
I am glad that the boys had fun camping at home while I was having a great time at the dance festival with the rest of my family. Great job, Michael, Leslie, Briar, and Connor. You guys were awesome and I had so much fun searching you out in the crowd.

More Summer Fun

So last week we finally made it to the beach for the first time this summer. The boys and I climbed in the car with Deana and Leslie for a last minute trip there...thanks for the ride Deana!
Even though I don't really enjoy the messiness of the beach, we had a great time down there--especially the boys.

Chloe and Porter playing together in the sand.
Autumn, Briar, & Leslie trying so hard to convince Carter that it is safe to go in the water!
Me with the boys.Dru & Heather smiling for the camera.

Porter, covered in sand, reminding me why I really don't like the beach--but with that great big smile on his face I guess I can try to get over it. =)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Summer's Goings On... that even correct english? I'm pretty sure it's not but I will just get on with my post. It has been extremely long since I've posted anything new and that isn't necessarily because I have nothing to share. We have been enjoying a relaxing summer, spending most of our time at home, or with friends, or at Grandpa Morgan's house. The boys were able to take swim lessons and now want to go to the pool all the time. At 4th of July we went swimming at some friend's and Porter was doing flips into the pool with his floaties on. I couldn't believe it! We go every now and then to the pool but not as often as the boys would like.

We spent a weekend in Palm Springs with my family and had a blast there, although I don't have any pictures to share from that trip. All in all we've been having lots of fun but no pictures to prove it. I have some pics from a few months back that I thought I would post instead.

These are some pictures from Porter's end of the year water day at preschool. He has been talking about all of his preschool friends and can't wait to start preschool again with Ms. Michelle in September. Carter will be starting preschool too and is soooo excited. He puts on his backpack and wathces himself in front of the mirror with it on...too cute!

Kaitlyn & Isaac

Porter, Brynn, Rexi, and Evan

Isaac & Rexi

Carter joining in on the fun!
(I can't keep him dry with water around)

Porter & Jaida

A few months ago we took the boys to fly kites. Carter was so funny because once we got to the park he got this really concerned look on his face and said "I don't want to fly on the kite". I laugh to think about what goes through these kids heads sometimes.

Carter worked so hard to fly his kite. He did such a good job and I couldn't believe how much time he spent running back and forth to keep his kite up!

Porter on the other hand, well he smartened up quick after watching Carter work so hard and just let Sam worry about flying the kite.

I can't believe that time is just going by so quickly. These guys are growing up so fast and we are enjoying all of our time with them. They are so excited to try new things and to go to new places...I am not sure how I manage to keep up with them sometimes. Which reminds me, I started running with my friend Joanna about a month ago and today I ran my very first 5k. I was so nervous that I would want to stop and walk but I ran the whole thing. This really is a huge accomplishment for me and I am so happy to have a new hobby that I can enjoy. Thanks Joanna for being such a great trainer. =)
Sorry for such the long winded post to any of you who might actually read this, I will stay on top of things a little better in the future.