Monday, September 21, 2009
This summer has been such a whirlwind. From broken arms to baseball and all of the hunting to go with. This has been one of the best summers with our family. We have made such great memories that will last us a lifetime. Here is a quick update.
The picture above is the kids at the beach in California. The kids and I had never seen the ocean so we took a day after the baseball tournament to go to the ocean. We went to Pismo Beach which was a nice beach.
Carston loved basking in the sun. Halle buried him from the waist down and he absolutely loved it. I couldn't resist taking this picture.Halle loved the beach also. She loved digging holes and looking for seashells. She thought it was fun to write things in the sand. She liked the beach a whole lot more than she liked the water. Braden and Dylan could not get enough of the ocean. They loved every minute they spent at the ocean. Even the jelly fish stings on the belly. The beach was pretty cool. You could actually walk out quite far before it started getting deep at all. We actually saw dolphins out jumping in the ocean.
Halle also had her Very special birthday this year. She turned 8 on the 8th of August. Not only that but she gets to be baptized. She is getting baptized on the 10th of October. We are excited for her. She has such a sweet spirit.
The kids were excited for their 1st day of school. Especially Carston. He drove me crazy waiting for his first day. He had to wait a week before kindergarten started and it about drove him nuts. The kids are having a good year so far.
To top of the summer. Braden drew out for the youth elk hunt this year. He went hunting with his Unlce Greg and Uncle Eric the first day and saw a few elk but they were to far away. The next couple of days he went with Shawn O'bagey and they found this elk. Braden was pretty stoked to actually kill a 6 point elk on his first ever elk hunt. He has had fun rubbing it in to his dad since David has only dreamed about getting one this big. It has been a fun and memorable summer. One we will never forget!!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Braden has added a few accessories.
In May Braden had braces put on his teeth.
It is amazing to me how the teeth straighten
so fast. He has a pretty smile inspite of the metal.
Also in June he decided to end his baseball season
early. He decided to fracture his arm. At first it
looked like it was going to be a pretty basic fracture.
A long cast for 2 weeks then a short cast for 3 weeks.
Of course his arm has other plans. His bone keeps
shifting and in order to fix it the Dr. would have to
pin it through the growth plates and he wants to avoid
that if all possible. That explains the weird shape to the
cast. He has casted him this way to hold the bone where
it needs to be. Not sure if this will work or not. This type
of casting can cause pressure sores and it looks like
Braden may be getting one. If that is the case he will be
getting the pins in his arm anyway. Wish us luck.
UPDATE!!! Braden just got back from the Dr. office and his arm is looking good so far!
Braden also shot his first turkey this year. He also
became a teenager. Yes I said a teenager!!! He
turned thirteen on June 1st.
Dylan also has had a season of baseball. He finished
up his traveling team season just in time to start his
all star season. The best part of this is that his dad
gets to be his coach. Dylan has had an awesome year.
He has bacame a very good pitcher and an even better
hitter. He hit his first over the fence home run this year.
Dylan also had a birthday. He turned 10 on July 7th.
Of course we had to wait until his baseball game was
over that night to have cake and open presents.
What a better way to spend your birthday than doing
what you love.
Halle competed in Jazz this year.
She was so fun to watch. I was so
impressed when she got up in front
of all of the spectators in Lagoon and
didn't let it faze her. She won queen with her
solo. She also won most improved dancer at
the Powerhouse. It was her first year to dance
Jazz and they thought she did well. I think her
favorite part was the crown.
This is Halle in her Easter dress. Halle was also invited to
dance the parade route with the Powerhouse . She was the youngest one
to dance. I was worried that she may not be able to keep it up the whole
parade route but she did. She was the youngest one but she held her own.
Carston graduated from preschool in May.
He had the best year. He is all ready to
start kindergarten in the fall.
Carston also had a birthday. He turned 6 on June 3rd.
I can't believe that my baby is 6. He had a fun day. We had
a friend party that morning at the park and then had his
family party that night. One of his favorite gifts was the
Magic Trick set from Uncle Brett, Aunt Diane and Jaxson.
This was him pulling a rabbit from his hat.
Carston also started his
first year in baseball.
He started T-ball. He was on
the Dodgers. He was one of the best
hitters and he was pretty good at fielding
the ball. He was lucky enough to get his
dad as a coach too.
This summer has been an adventure already and we still have half of it left. We have had fun with baseball and dance. We also have had a good time with the cousins. We have gone camping and to the play 7 Brides for 7 brothers with them. We also had a fun 4th of July. The usual parade and then the fun time at Uncle Wades house. Next week we travel to Richfield to start Dylans All star tournament. I guess you can say the fun is just beginning!!!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Dylan also played indoor soccer. Futsal is what they call it when they are older. This was really fun to watch. It seems the older the kids get the more fun it is to watch the sport because they get better and know more of the rules. Dylan could definately do well in this sport. The only thing is that he loves baseball even more and this sport runs at the same time. Dylan also made alot of goals for his team. One game he made 5 out of the 6 goals scored.
Monday, March 30, 2009
We can hardly wait for spring. We don't know about you but our family is starting to get busy. Halle has her Cinderella Ballet this weekend. The boys are starting there "spring training" of baseball even though they have been practicing all winter long. They just got picked for their season teams. Braden will be a Devil Ray this year and Dylan will be a Diamondback. Halle has been practicing for the last three months on her jazz solo that she will perform at her very first competition in Taylorsville on April 24th. Then again at Lagoon in May. Carston has just finished up his season of Indoor soccer. He was a very good forward and only liked that position for awhile until he was told that he could try to score a goal from the defender position and that became a fun thought for him. We have had a busy few months and it doesn't sound like it will be slowing down anytime soon. Oh well the kids are worth it. I wouldn't know what to do with all of my time if I didn't have them to keep me busy.