Monday, April 2, 2018

Spelling Bee and Medieval Feast!

My boys (mostly Jackson and Tyce) were super excited for the spelling bee this year because they wanted to defend their winning titles from last year!  Tyce did awesome and won 1st place again!  He studied hard and knew all 270 words!  






Jackson also studied hard and did awesome!  He ended up taking 2nd place (they had a tie for 1st) and he was super super super bummed.  He got out on the word inconceivable and he KNEW that one, he just forgot the i towards the end.  Luckily I was there though because on the second round he had the word "preferable" which he spelled correctly but the judge misheard and told him it was incorrect.  Luckily I was videoing it so I showed it to the judge and she was like, oops!  Bring Jackson back up!  Haha.   


 Sweet boy trying so hard not to cry...

We had a fun adults only dinner up at the Mandarin to celebrate my grandma's birthday and Lindsay's birthday!  It was fun and YUMMY!
The birthday girls...
The other day I look out my window while doing dishes and see Tyce and Dylan running through the field and laughing so hard just having the time of their lives.  It was one of those moments that made me so happy, to see how happy my son is here and how GOOD his life is!  They ended up having a "camp out" in Dylan's backyard that night and I don't think they slept much but they sure had fun!
Brody reading Sports Illustrated to Chester...
We went and visited Linds and her fam.  Sweet Audrey fell and smacked her head on the cement fireplace and cried.  But she cried MUCH harder when her bottle was empty and she wanted more! 
Luna used to fit all the way under our dresser, seems she's put some WEIGHT on!
Jazz socks are perfect for church socks right?!  Oh Jackson! 
I spent two hours cleaning the garage and it looked SO clean.  Then the next day all the neighbor kids were over and someone had popcorn and it ended up all over the nice clean floor!  Why do I even try right?!
 The twins had their 6th grade Medieval Festival at school and it was so cute!  They dressed up, served all the adults a medieval meal of chicken legs, rolls, carrots, and a cookie, and did dances, jokes, and cool facts about that time period.   It was super cute and the boys did great!  Jackson did a few dances and Josh did a funny joke.









Ah poor Jackson...he was running outside and tripped and hurt his arm pretty bad.  We took him to Urgent Care and the x-rays were inconclusive.  The doctor thinks he broke the radial head but the radiologist said it was inconclusive.  So they sent him home in a sling and said if it hasn't improved in a few days come back for more x-rays.  Poor kid is so accident prone but is SO tough!  They had to bend his arm in all sorts of painful positions for the x-rays and he just gritted his teeth and got through it.  When we got back to the room he had huge tears in his eyes, Jack RARELY cries over pain.  We're hoping for a quick recovery so he can get back to playing basketball and football!
 See's Candies was across the street from the doctor SO we had to stop in and get some...
Wonderful Michelle came out for the medieval feast so she was able to drive Josh to football and make dinner while Jack and I were at the doctor. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March!

February flew by and now here we are mid March!  Days seem long but weeks, months, and years are just flying by!

It was Mason's birthday so Dana had a family party for him at her house...

Luke's favorite face to make in pics!
 Cousins!
 Linds and Jason...
 My beautiful mom and Grandma...
 Mas opening his presents...
 Poor Audrey was sick, I didn't get to hold her until she fell asleep then I got my snuggles in...
 Grandpa, the human jungle gym...

 The twins had a sleepover at my mom's house that night, then I picked them up and headed out to meet their OTHER Grandma so she could have them for the weekend!  Jack lasted five minutes before conking out, which is a big deal for my kids-they never sleep during the day!

She took them ice skating...

 Luna getting her snuggles in with me...
Parker and Troy met up in Vegas for a guy's weekend.  Of course, since I wasn't there, this is the ONLY pic he took...

Poor Parker's flight from Vegas was super delayed and he got home super late to this note from Tyce.  I told Tyce daddy would be too tired when he got home and Tyce said, "well, it never hurts to ask!"  Of course, Parker fixed it and Tyce was so happy when he woke up...
Can you spot the kitty??
Haha, I asked Josh to set the table for dinner and look how cute he folded the napkins?!
My grandma gave us some money for Christmas that was to be used "to do something fun as a family."  We decided to spend two nights in a hotel and go skiing/snow boarding!  SO much crap I had to pack!  Clothes, games, movies, snow clothes, swim stuff, food...
We loved our hotel beds, super comfy...
So funny because the bathroom door was a slider and left a crack!  No privacy here!  I was going to the bathroom and this is what I see...

They spent 3 hours swimming the first night, 3 hours the second night, and 2 hours the last morning.  It was fun to watch the three of them play together without friends or cousins...just brothers!




We headed up to Solitude that morning for a day of skiing (and snowboarding for Jackson).  Love that my hubby gets me all buckled in...
Ready for some fun on the slopes!
Jack and I taking a potty break...
Warming up on the bunny hill...

Tyce cruising...
LOVED riding the ski lift with this chatty boy...

It was SO warm, like so warm we all got hot and took off our bottom layers...
Josh had a ROUGH fall on a black diamond with Parker and was pretty down for a bit.  He joined me on the easy hills for a while and cheered back up.  A few random times on the ski lift he'd comment on what a fun trip this was and how happy he was.  Made my heart melt!

Jackson ROCKED his snowboard!  He has really gotten good!
Daddy and Josh, pre black diamond fall haha...
SO beautiful...
We were playing Clue and picking our people and Tyce goes, "Mommy do you want to be the maid because that's like what you are to us in real life?"  Hahhaha, he said it so innocently but gosh, slap in the face!
We had SO much fun just the five of us on our little ski getaway.  My boys are at such a perfect age for trips like this because on the one hand they're little enough where they're easy to please and love staying in a hotel room with mommy and daddy.  On the other hand they're old enough to self entertain, sleep in, feed and dress themselves, etc so it's an actual vacation for Parker and I too!  We made so many memories and are so grateful to my generous grandma for making it happen!

Best buds...

Grandma Bybee took us out to Chuck a Rama and LOOK at Jack's pile of lasagna!!  He ate the whole thing!  That kid is growing like a weed!  He is also sleeping late, which he's never done in his whole life.  Puberty here we come!
After dinner we headed to the condo to watch Wonder...

Sunday morning snuggles with my Brody and Luna...
Haha, the benefit to teaching in Primary is I get to be in there when my boys get up and dress like Leprechauns!

One of my favorite things about early mornings are the GORGEOUS views!!!!  Nothing compares to Utah mountains!
And this little guy came to say hi!
My parents have SOLD their Utah home and everything in it!  They are going to live full time in Oregon but come stay with us sisters when they visit Utah.  I'm pretty sad about it, as are my boys.  No more sleepovers at Grandma and Grandpa's Utah house!  We came over one night and the twins helped Grandpa take apart the bunk beds...

Friday I worked a full day alone in the office (usually I work a half day with two other ladies) so sweet Parker came in and surprised me with flowers and See's candies!!!  Love my hubby!!!

Tyce had another swim meet and he did SO well!  Dropped 5 seconds in his 100 IM, 1 second in his  breaststroke, and 7 seconds in his freestyle!
BFFs!!

When you sleep until 11, you get handcuffed to the bed...
Luna being Luna...