Brock carved his own pumpkin this year and did a great job! My cute boys all dressed up and ready to trunk or treat. We had a fabulous time at the party and Grandma Linda's. We had pizza and cider. Jessica gave all the kids some great pumpkin glassses. Then it was time to play the game loved by all the kids, bob for a donut. We play this every year and the kids think it's the best. When D realized there was food involved he was not going to miss out. As you can see it did not take him long to decide that his hands worked best and just grabbed the donut.
1st Grade Here I come! Brock is loving first grade and is doing to great. I on the other hand miss him so much during the day. This is Brock and Hoppers, Mrs. Taylors 1st grade mascot. It was Brocks turn to bring Hoppers home and spend time with him. He wrote in Hoppers journal about taking Hoppers to Grandmas to play with the cousins and help Grandma move. 1st soccer game of the season. Brock has an awesome coach this season and is really enjoying his team the Green Monsters!
As many of you know Mat had been training to Compete in the Spudman Triathlon. After a emotional completion he said "I never want to do that again." That statement only lasted a few minutes though and he is already trying to plan the for the next one and I fear the next and the next. Brock had a good time cheering for Mat and even made this cute sign to hold up for Mat when he went by. We are so super proud of Mat for setting a goal and reaching it!! He wanted to meet a time of 2 hours and 30 min and his time was 2:30:33! He made it!! We all had a great time in the Twin Falls/Burley area. We stayed at the Anderson Rv Park and they had a swimming pool and a very beat up mini golf course (but Brock did not mind one bit he loved every minute of it). Here are a few pics of the boys from the weekend. As you will notice the weekend did not come without it's events from Big D. (notice the head/nose)
I know I should be saying the last few months but I just don't have time to recap it all.
Summer is here and life is so crazy busy! (but it is super fun) We have been playing so much outside swimming, swinging, riding bikes and so much more. The fourth of July weekend was extra fun. Mat's Brother Jake and his wife Syd were sealed in the temple on Saturday so Mat and I took a quick trip to Seattle to be with them we had so much fun with them and seeing their place there. We then rushed home to be with our boys. They spent some time with Grandma, Grandpa and Bryan and Kiersti at the Bear Foot Retreat Cabin that Grandma and Grandpa just purchased in Midway. The cabin is super cute and we can't wait to spend time there. On Monday we spent some time with the Spill's having a BBQ and going to Layton City Fireworks, have I really lived here 7 years and never enjoyed the extravaganza? They were awesome! It will be the new tradition!! Check out the cute shirts Mary made for all the kids. This is Big D picking up the Dragon Fly that Brock found in the backyard. He has no fear, Brock was yelling at him to let go before he smashed it. It was super funny.
It's super hard to believe that Baby D is a year old. We had so much fun celebrating his birthday. As you can see he loved eating his cake. The photo does not show the frosting that found it's way into his ears and nose. When I took him to bath him he sneezed and frosting shot out his nose. HAPPY BIRTHDAY D we love having you in our family!
Brock is truly the best big brother ever. He is always finding fun things to do with D. One day awhile back Brock brought me these two bandanna's and asked me to tie them one at a time on his head so he could play pirates. I was not sure why he needed two but I happily met his request. I few min later I came into the living room to find that he had put one on D's head so he could play pirate too. He loves pushing D around in the laundry basket. He recently found that Duncan loves to roll around in a pile of pillows so he frequently bring every pillow from the house out for D to play in. We are so blessed to have Brock in our family!!
Duncan is 9 months old and is really a great baby! He has such a happy personality and really keeps us on our toes with his adventurous exploration's. He want to see and touch everything and figure out what it can do. He loves his Daddy, when Mat gets home form work he just lights up with excitement. Duncan got his first cold this past week and the poor kid has been having a really hard time breathing. I took him to the doctor and he has Bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small passages in the lungs (bronchioles), usually caused by a viral infection.) We are giving him treatment with the nebulizer and he is so good at just sitting there while he has the treatment. Even while he has been sick he has still been very happy.