Thursday, December 10, 2009

Junior-isms

Junior - Mom, which shirt do you think would be the best to wear? The red one, the spider-man one or the BYU football one?

Me - I think that you should wear the BYU football one.

Junior - No, Which shirt would be the BEST to wear today?

Me - I think you should wear the BYU football one because it has long sleeves and it's cold outside.

Junior - No, it's the spider-man one because it has heroes on it!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Spring Lake

When I was younger, we would ride our bikes to Spring Lake to feed the ducks. So I thought we would do it. We saved our heels from our bread until we had a freezer full of them and took the kids to the "Lake". Junior and Abby just loved it!
This is my family, except for Gracie, I am holding her. I love that Junior is trying to throw the right way like his father taught him, but is throwing with the wrong arm again. Abby would throw the whole piece into the water because she was too excited to break it up into little pieces.

These ducks were smart! By the time we left, I think we had all of the ducks from this HUGE (wink, wink) lake over by us, hoping for food. If you threw it high enough, they could even catch it in their beaks before it hit the water.

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I tried to get them catching the bread in their beaks, but didn't. At least you can hear Junior and his excited giggle.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Abby's First Day of Preschool!!

This is Abby showing off her new pink shoes. I have never seen a child more excited to wear new clothes, shoes and a backpack. She would get so excited, she just couldn't stop herself from jumping for joy!

Abby loved her first day of preschool! She was devestated when she realized she wasn't going to go to Miss Candi's, (where Junior went the year before), but cried when she had to leave. We are doing a round robin style of preschool, so I know that she will absolutely love it when it's time to have it at our house.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blackberries


This year we finally have a yard with a garden!! We even have blackberries!! I love having all of these fresh fruit and vegetables. We didn't do very well with our garden, but the fruit trees and blackberries have been wonderful!! This is a picture of my family picking blackberries for cobbler (yummy). I didn't help. Bad memories from growing up?

This is a picture of my angel.
Abby loves pink if you couldn't tell from this picture and was wearing a bowl for some reason. Who wouldn't like to get into the mind of a three year old? I love how the light bounces off of the bowl and makes her look even more like an angel :)

Junior and Kindergarten




Junior started Kindergarten with Miss Halter on Wednesday. He just loves it! He just beams when he tells you what his teacher said the first day, "You guys are acting just like first graders!" It's so cute to see him all excited about school. We miss him around here, but at least he's only gone a few hours a day. I think that Abby misses him the most, but she gets some one on one time with the parents and starts pre-school on Tuesday. What am I going to do with only one child at home?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Family fun

This year for the Evans family reunion we had so much fun!! We did several things including swimming in the pool with the kids. In this picture, Ethan is standing at the top of the slide and rolling down a fisher-price little person for me to catch with my mouth. The things you will do for family. I never caught it, so I guess you could say I was unsuccessful in that venture.
Junior and Abby are so cute!! Don't I just have the prettiest babies ever!?! They had so much fun playing with all thier cousins and keep asking me to go back to Grandma Paula's house.
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Jay is the Champion!!

This year, Jay won the Evans Family Ping Pong Championship! He did so well playing Matthew for the coveted title. This is a picture of him holding the tournament brackets. If you look closely, you'll see that I took fourth.
Here is Jay, concentrating on his game. And below is a picture of the great player passing on points to the younger generation (Junior)

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Really clean restaurant

So we went to Red Robin this weekend, which my kids LOVE for some reason. Junior will make his own menus all the time for it and draw the pictures and everything like they have on the kids menu. And maybe because it is Red.

We finally got done eating and were leaving the restaurant and Abby was leading the way. She went down one of the steps and started heading for a plate glass window. I tried telling her she was going the wrong way, but she just didn't stop. I was wondering if she thought she knew the people at a table nearby or that she would stop before she got to the huge plate glass window. But she didn't. It was so funny seeing the surprise on her face when she hit the window, but even better when I saw everyone's face at the nearest table. I laughed so hard!! And the best thing was, she was so tired it didn't even phase her. She just turned around and followed us out of the restaurant.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Laughing Matter...

So Jay is the KING of laughter at our house. He is the only one that has been able to make Gracie laugh more than once. I was lucky enough to catch this on film yesterday, so enjoy! video

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A day of firsts

Today was a day of firsts for our family. Gracie had her first laugh!! She started smiling the day we brought her home from the hospital, but waited until she was almost three months old to laugh.

Junior also had his first T-Ball game today. He did so well, we are so proud of him and the nice, friendly boy he is becoming. He made it a point to talk to all of the base coaches while he was waiting for his teammate to hit the ball so he could run to the next base. We all loved watching him play today.

Junior: " We were good also" (Meaning his team?)

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Finally!!

We finally got our computer up and running!! Yeah!! We've all been a bit under the weather this week (Amanda has Strep for the second time) so we will get some pictures posted soon. How surprising will that be when you go to check our blog and there is actually something new? Here is a video that I just love of Junior and Abby that I just rediscovered on my zip drive. I can't believe they have already grown as much as they have. This is still Abby's favorite past time, bugging her patient older brother. I also love Juniors random comment of "My head is not round, my head is cheeky!"

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