Sunday, May 27, 2012


We have a new river on our property. Corbin dug it. The kids loved playing in it.

No Fear

I was informed that Rylan had climbed to the top of the tree that had fallen in our yard. So I grabbed the camera and ran outside to find him like this.
 Mike had to go back to work and had to take a break from the shed. So far he has it framed in, and covered it with a tarp. But it is completely functional...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Zoo Trip

Tyler's kindergarten field trip was to the Boise Zoo. The kids were divided into groups of three or four. This is Tyler's group. (NOT the easiest group to watch.) We spent about 1 1/2 hours at the zoo looking at the animals, and then we headed to the park to eat lunch and play. They had almost 2 hours at the park. The kids had so much fun. They were not bored once. The weather was perfect. Not hot or cold.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

All in a day's work

 Meet the newest member of our family. It is a 1969 Honda Dream, all original except for the back tire. It has 5000 miles on it. It was bought as an investment, but is already well loved.

 Our lawn mower got a flat tire. Corbin was too impatient to wait for Mike to help him fix it. He is currently mowing the lawn.

 Tyler came home from school all excited about his field trip to the zoo on Thursday. I am excited too, it is the first field trip that I will be able to go on.

This is our new lawn/garden shed, or it will be...

Mike and I were able to go on a date tonight, thanks to my mother-in-law watching the kids. We spent our time picking up supplies for the shed at home depot, eating dinner at Outback, and browsing and D&B Supply. Such a simple date, and I had a great time. Mike gets so excited about his new projects.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Here's my formal announcement. I haven't talked about it much yet, but we are expecting our sixth child. It is due Dec 12th. I've fought the idea of wanting another one since Madilyn was born. I knew I must be crazy to even consider the idea, but I couldn't shake it. Mike and I agreed, and so it is. I am excited about it now. It is a chance for Madi to not be the only girl, or for her to be even more out-numbered. I'm hoping for a girl and expecting another boy. We'll see...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nerf Party

Last week the kids went to a friend's birthday party. They had a great time, and have been pestering me to take them back since then. The party was at a nerf gun place, and the spent their time having nerf wars. Here are some pics of the fun.