January 25, 2009

Birthday Time!!

Today is Ashton's 3rd Birthday!!

Ashton shares this Wonderful day with my Amazing Dad!
Grandpa and Ashton have a special little bond that I love to watch when they are together. Daddy, you are the greatest and I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. You have a way of knowing just what I need. You're patience, loving support, desire to do good, your playtime with the grandkids, hard work ethic, service in the church, and your love for mom are priceless gifts to me. I love you dad. Happy Birthday!!

Ashton has been waiting for this day all week. We went to the store on Friday to buy the ingredients to make him a birthday cake. He wanted his special cake and frosting in his own bag to carry out of the store. He carried it to the car and into the house.
I ran up stairs for a minute when all the sudden I hear him down stairs saying," Mom, I'm making my Birthday cake." As I come running down stairs, I found him with the scissors and he had opened his candle, cut the bag with the cake mix, and was beginning to pour it out.
" I help you Mommacita"

This morning we were walking down the stairs and he said to me,
"Mom, let's go sing to me" as he proceeded to sing..."Happy Birthday to ME, Happy Birthday to ME!"

My little Darth Vader

This little guy keeps our family laughing. Last night he said the prayer for dinner which went a little something like:
"Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for this day.
Thank you for, these cheerios I'm eating (there was a little snack bag of cheerios left on the table and as he said those words began to eat them)
Thank you that Ashton not like sauce on his quesadilla, and we get to go in a tent tomorrow (not really)

Then he told me the other day as I was putting him in his car seat, "Mommy, little Ashton's are really cute huh."
" I love you Mommy, you my best friend" Does it get any better!
I can't believe my little baby is not such a little baby anymore. He is 3 years old, and I was just recalling the day he was born, like it was yesterday.
He is becoming a pretty independent little man. All potty trained, and out of all the baby gear. On one hand these are wonderful mile stones, on the other it reminds me he is growing up.
I love you Ashy. You are my special little boy

January 16, 2009

Christmas 2008

The kids on Sunday before Christmas!

Christmas Eve with Grandpa and Grandma Garns and Great Grandpa and Grandma Shumway

We decided to have Christmas in our own home this year because first, we have one this year! Yippee! Second, for the last 10 years we have been at our parents. It was getting to hard for Santa to deliver gifts as the kids have gotten older. Of course we could not completely stay away from family, so Garns happen to be in town for Christmas Eve, and then we left Christmas Morning after we opened our gifts and went to my parents to be with the rest of my family.

Christmas Eve Santa delivers P.J's on the front porch
the kids go running to the door and try to catch him...they are always a second too late!

Christmas Morning!!
The kids line up at the top of the stairs and one by one come running down to see what Santa has left them...
Ashton loved his Diego Scooter

And Buzz Lightyear

All Kaden asked for this year was Bakugan's and Rock collection stuff.

Spencer asked for a Rock Polisher and a pocket knife
Tyler bought be a gift card to this Amazing store called Hobby Lobby and some mats for exercising.
( maybe that was a hint...)
I bought him an Awesome guitar, that he is loving learning to play it!
After the kids opened all their gifts we headed off to California to spend Christmas Day with all the family

Ashton loves his Reindeer. He rides it all over the house as it's bells jingle and it sings songs.
The four little cousins eating
Addie, Max, Adam, and Ashton

Our Family

Great Grandma and the new man in her life Great Grandpa White

For New Years Eve, Mom and Dad's ward was having a big party at the church, so we took the kids over and they had a blast!

Making crowns, singing to High School Musical, playing Rock Band, dress up, food, games, and of course blow horns and balloons!

The kids did the count down to 2009 and rang in the New Year by stomping on balloons and bubble wrap, while blowing horns and cheering...Happy New Year.

We are so grateful for our family and blessed for the birth of the Savior
We love you all!

January 13, 2009

Basketball Party

The boys had their Basketball Party and got their trophy!
This was the last season they could play together due to the age limit. They have really had fun together!

Spencer was the MVP for the season, so the coach bought him a candy cane as big as him. He really is a great little ball player. He is small but mighty!

This is their team at Barro's Pizza


Spencer has been in Scouts since June when he turned 8. He got his Bobcat and I never posted about it. So... this is for Spencer. Great job, bud! We love you!