Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gardunia Sibling Christmas Exchange

Marc has Jon
Brian has Rich
Anna has Marc
Jon has Brian
Rich has Anna

Instead of only buying for siblings, I think we should buy for that siblings whole family either as a family gift or individual gifts.

Thanksgiving break

Saturday, November 26, 2011


We put an offer in on this house last month, and someone out-bid us. Friday, we got a call telling us that the other person was  unable to get their financing and it was ours if we still wanted it. We should be signing the contract on Monday or Tuesday. The house is in Nampa near Lake Lowell. It is 3200 sqft. on an acre. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It should be plenty big for our family.

 Back porch

 Side of house

 Front of house

 Other side

 Front porch

Front porch


 Mother-in-law living room

 Mother-in-law kitchen

Mother-in-law dining room

 Mother-in-law bedroom

 Main living room


 Sun room (those are windows from floor to ceiling on the right)

 laundry room


 ???? room
main dining room

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

School Work

I had my first parent/teacher conference last week, and the teachers gave me these 2 things that the boys have done.  They were so cute I thought I would share them.

Corbin did this first one. It was titles All About Me, but I cut off the title when I scanned it.

Corbin's three wishes are kind of hard to read. They were 1) I had a unicycle. 2) I had a big back yard. 3) I had a big tree to climb.

This is a Story that Tyler did in Kindergarten titled Look Out...

Rylan wanted to be included in this so he drew a picture of Mike.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Time with dad

Mike took the boys to ride motorcycles today. It is snowing and cold, but nothing beats riding motorcycles with dad. I was the lucky one and got to stay home to clean house.  Anyway these are videos of Rylan and Tyler riding. Tyler has riden before, but this is Rylan's first time.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

sneak peek

Corbins not pictured because he wouldn't wear his costume. They had a halloween party at their school. I need to remember that taking 5 kids to a party with hundreds of people may not be the best idea. It is very hard to keep from losing someone in the crowds, and there are too many people to enjoy the activities. I miss having parties at Holly's.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My favorite witch

Friday, October 7, 2011

It took him less than a week.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Corbin's Birthday

We had Corbin's party at the park. Corbin had three friends from his class come. It was fun to see Corbin interacting with his friends. Mike's mom also brought some kittens for the kids to play with. It was a fun day.

Corbin decorated the cake himself. He is rather an amazing child. He is doing very well in school, and enjoys being there. In his free time, he likes to water the grass, mow the yard, ride bikes, vacuum and load the dishwasher. I can't believe he is already nine. Time is going so fast.



Corbin's friend Blake

Corbin wanted a Unicycle for his birthday. He loves to practice riding it. 

Madilyn is seven months old now. She has grown so much. She is now crawling, and loves to eat "real" food. She has the best personality. She is always happy and loves to play. She especially loves her brothers. I love to hear her babble and talk to herself. She is finally starting to sleep better, and only wakes once or twice a night. I can't wait to see her continue to grow.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rylan's 4th Birthday Party

 Today we had a birthday Party for Rylan. He turns four on Monday. We had a lot of fun. We had a tower building contest, A balloon room, and cake, icecream and presents.

 I don't think Rylan and Merek got more than two marshmellows on their toothpicks.

Before bed Rylan decided he was hungry and asked to eat the bread bowl.