Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Eagle Has Landed!

 I can't believe it but tonight was Ty's Eagle Court of Honor!  He's such an amazing kid!  He's 13 and has his Eagle! Tonight was great!  Matt and Isaac and the Cub Scout cousins (and Lucas) did the flag ceremony and they were so cute! I sure am glad that I get to be the mom of boys!!  It was so fun to be a part of the whole thing! I was a little nervous....since this all new territory for me.  I wasn't sure how the program would turn out.  I didn't want it to be to long.  Or to short.  BUT I think it turned out GREAT!  I read a poem, Mike got to talk for a minute (It helps to be the scout master:) John Christiansen spoke for a minute since he was Ty's scout master for a while and he was receiving the mentors pin.  Tyler opened the time capsule that he made as a cub (that was SO GREAT!!!) and I think the thing that made the night was the DVD that Mary made.  It made me cry!  Then we had dessert!  Ty's on a lemon kick so we had Lemon Bars and Lemon aide and Lemon heads.....and chocolate bowls and Ice cream sundae's and other yummy cookies and brownies.

It's hard to put my feelings into words.....I'm just thankful that I have a great kid!  I love you Tyler and I'm so proud of you thanks for setting such a GREAT example for your brothers!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baby Fun!

I honestly can't believe that my cousin Alie is having a baby!!  I remember when she was a baby!  ARGH it makes me feel so old!  ANYWAY she's getting very ready for little Kolter to arrive and as part of that we had a fun little baby shower today!  I love little baby stuff and It's so fun to be able to enjoy it without it being mine!  WAHOO!!  Kidding!  Well, sorta.....

Congrats Alie!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


 Isaac's class, along with the rest of the 1st and 2nd grades, but on a darling program titled "Squirm".  They were all darling and they had so much fun!  Isaac made a darling bat!  I love our music specialist at the school!  She helps the kids put on such great shows! They sure made me want to SQUIRM!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Baseball Time!!

 It's start smart baseball time again.  This is the 7th year that I've done this:)  And I LOVE it!  Lucas loves baseball and that makes this SO much fun!  He's a natural!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ROARRRRR! It's the Dinosaur Park!

 I love going on field trips with my kids!  I love that I'm a stay at home mom!  ANYWAY, today we went to the Dinosaur Park with the Kindergarten.  It was great.  The rain held off until we were finished.  The kids had a blast and I even got to chat with my friends!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Nick and P90X!

 Nick loves to do P90X with us and I often find him doing it on his own.....He's so funny!  Here are a few fun pictures!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Morning

I love Easter.  It's so much more calm and relaxed than Christmas.  Because it's a Sunday I feel like it's easier to focus on my Savior.  I am so thankful for his Atoning Sacrifice.  There is no greater gift than the gift He gave to us.

We colored our own eggs Saturday night after we got home from mom's.  I LOVE coloring eggs with my kids.....spills and all! 

We have fun in the morning for a bit with baskets and the egg hunt, and I LOVE that too.  This year the kids got Cars Lego kits (for Isaac, Lucas and Nick) and cycling bib shorts (for Ty and Matt), and of course some candy!  Nick was so excited about his peeps!! 

I also love watching them hunt for eggs.  The big kids have fun helping the little ones:) I love my family!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Grandma's Easter Party!

 Every year we have an Easter egg hunt and party at Grandma and Grandpa Wittke's house.  It's something the kids look forward to and even though we got home late last night and Mike had to work, we were there!  We had a fun egg hunt, fun and crazy games, yummy food and a lot of fun coloring eggs!  Thanks guys!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Day 7...Driving....

Well, it's Friday and again we're back in the car!  We have to get home so that Mike can work tomorrow so it's "a drive it all in one day" sort of day.  We started after breakfast and just drove!  The kids did great.  We really only stopped for gas.  Sometimes I think that my kids do better in the car than I do.....I get restless.  We stopped in Cedar City for dinner and were home by bed time!  We did the drive in 12 1/2 hours.  I was shocked actually.  YAY for higher speed limits and no head winds:) 

This was such a great vacation. I am so sad to be home.  I love the time with my family without all of the normal life distractions.  The boys worked so hard with us to make the Harry Potter movie opening's work.  They were so good and so patient that we promised them that some of the $ would go to this trip.  And this trip was wonderful in part because of the hard work that went in to making it happen.  My boys always surprise me.  They are so sweet and thoughtful and appreciative.  They love being together too which limits the fighting :).  I ended this trip just feeling so blessed.  Disney is always great but without my kids it would just be another theme park.  They keep the magic and excitement alive and the love that we have as a family is what makes it so GREAT!  I love you guys!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

 We had a great time at Disney but I was so looking forward to a day of exploring!  Mike turned to Google and it lead us to San Pedro CA.  We found a beautiful park right on the ocean. After exploring a bit we went into town and grabbed lunch and then headed back to find the cool free aquarium (BUT of course a donation would be nice:) it still only cost me $25 bucks!)  On our way there we got lost and ended up on the Long Beach race track....which is also a road.  Fun to see though!  We found the Aquarium and that was that.  Everyone was in heaven!  The coolest touching tanks.  The coolest workers.  THE coolest stuff in the Aquarium.  It's a "working aquarium" which means that they breed, hatch and send out to other aquariums, costal fish.  My favorite thing was the baby sharks in their egg cases.  Truly AMAZING! They had a bunch and they were all at different stages of development!  SO COOL!  We spent forever exploring and then we heard that they were doing a grunion hatching.  They had a ton of grunion eggs from the last running and we got to help them hatch!  They put a little sand with eggs in a baby food jar, add sea water and you swirl it around.  Then they hatch! The boys loved it. Heck Mike and I loved it too!  Once we were done we headed to see the tide pools.  BEST tide pools I've seen!  EVER!  We spent forever exploring.  Then we headed over to the sand to try to play in the water even though it was hoodie weather:)  That didn't stop us though!  Isaac and Matt both tried body surfing.  Everyone else had fun jumping waves and running from them.  MAN it was cold!  We were  diehards though and stayed until the sun went down!  Yes we are nuts but it was fun!  I LOVE time with my family!