Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School

Isn't it funny how all summer listening to the kids fight you wish school would start and then when it really does you wish it didn't? That is how I felt today watching the kids go off to school. I didn't realize how much help they are to me with the little ones. Bryson and Oz are driving me crazy! They constantly need entertained and Brayden and Baylee did that for me.

Brayden started 5th grade and Baylee started 4th. Brayden is excited because the 5th graders "rule the school" and Baylee is excited because she got the teacher she wanted. I am so not excited for homework but it will be nice to get back on a routine. Here are some pics of them on their first day.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bryson's big fall

Bryson had a big tumble a few days ago. He thinks he can do anything Oz can do. We have a steep driveway and the kids use it to take off fast on their bikes for jumps and what not. He got on his tricycle and thought he could do it too. Well, he soon found out he can't. He went head first over the handle bars and took a tumble. The picture is about an hour after the accident but he was proud of the scrapes and kept wanting to look in the mirror.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Bryson!

Today our Caboose turned 2. We took down the crib yesterday and moved him into a "big boy" bed. He did so good! He didn't even try to get out. I can't believe how time flies. After 10 years we no longer have a crib in the house, no high chair, no baby swing, etc...we are definitely heading into a different phase in our lives and it's a little bittersweet. While it's exciting I'm a little sad to leave the "baby" stage behind. Bryson has been such a good baby and has been such a trooper to tag along on all of our different adventures. (i.e. sports) Before we know it he will have to be at his own practices and games...then life will be very adventurous. For his birthday he got his very own tee ball set that is just his size. He is always trying to hit off Ozzy's tee and he just not quite tall enough. He can already smack the ball. We had a fun day celebrating his birthday. Happy Birthday BP!

He was a little scared of the candles...
Everyone enjoying Birthday cake and ice cream

His dad did this to me just before I took this picture...great example BJ!!!

Remote control car


He loves his presents!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Yuba Lake

My wonderful sis and her family took us out to Yuba Lake for some fun on the boat. For those of you that don't know me, I don't do boats and I don't do lakes. The kids were just way too excited so I didn't have the heart to say no. Well, I ended up having a blast! Bryson was a little nervous at first but really warmed up to it. While the girls were on the tube, we flipped and fell in and lets just say it's a good thing I had on a life jacket because Baylee wrapped both her arms and her legs around me and was just screaming for her life. We all had a really good time and thank you to the Welburns for taking us on "The Memory Maker".

Hook 'em Horns
Deb, Bay, Me
BJ jumping in on the fun Brayden and Trevor
Having a blast!
My buddy!
Hot stuff!
Best Friends!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hoaldridge Family Picnic

Today, we went up Provo canyon for a nice picnic with all the Hoaldridge clan. It was nice to have everyone together. Annette worked really hard preparing fried chicken with all the fixings. The food was amazing! We had a fun game of tennis ball baseball and had a great time visiting. We were able to capture a rare photo of all the cousins together. All in all, it was a great day and one we will remember for a long time.

All 14 grandkids...(it'll be outdated in November)
Enjoying the wonderful food...
The Fans!
Strike 2!!!
The big game...
Bryson and Zachers
The two lovebirds :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sandlot...Brayden and Baylee style

Baylee hit the wiffle ball over the fence and was so scared to go get the ball. The video of her is so funny because at the beginning you can hear say how scared she is and by the end she is screaming for help. All I could do was laugh...then Brayden comes to the rescue acting tough and ends up doing the same thing. You would think this dog was Hercules or something. Finally, BJ had to go get the ball and the dog just looked at him...too funny!