Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Let the fun begin!

Yay it's soccer time!  Today was Gavin's first soccer practice and surprisingly he did great.  I was worried because all we know about soccer is kick it in the goal and don't touch the ball with your hands.  He still needs to work on the no touching with hands but did awesome today.  He told me he wants to be the "goaler" all the time.

 Kicking into the goal.

 Being the goalie a.k.a. the goaler.

Showing off his new jersey.  He asked if he could sleep in it tonight and doesn't want to take it off.  What a kid!  I am so excited to watch him play!!!

Ute Stampede

Last weekend was the Ute Stampede (a.k.a the best weekend in Nephi) and we were so excited to go.  Aunt Hill came and stayed with us and went to the Stampede as well.  We had so much fun and loved the rodeo. 

 Gavin saw Aunt Hill doing her hair for the rodeo so he had to get in the bathroom and do his.  He is turning into a high maintenence little man!

 Aunt Hill and Kamryn. 
Normally Kamryn is a Momma's girl, but she loved her Aunt Hill which was a HUGE relief for my arms!

 Of course we couldn't get a pic with all of us looking.

 Miss Independent.  She didn't want anything to do with us, she had to sit by herself and climb up the bleachers all alone.  She makes me nervous!!

 The best part of the rodeo!

 Beautiful sight!  This brings tears to my eyes every year.

God Bless America!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I love the 4th of July and this year had to fly solo (which lately is the story of my life). We spent the 3rd in Gunnison and the 4th in Salina, the best of both worlds if you ask me.  We got tons of candy and had so much fun with our family!!

 We went to the Restless Heart concert in Gunnison with the Andersons.  The kids loved dancing to the music and playing with their cousins and even enjoyed the fireworks.

 Kamryn loved her licorice!

 And Gavin loved dancing with his glow sticks.  He's quite the dancer too, gets his moves from me NOT Carl.

On the 4th I met my parents in Gunnison for the parade.  Kamryn was such a Momma's girl that morning and Gavin was in the parade so I had a hard time catching him candy. 
 Kamryn started out happy.

 But any time I wasn't holding her or walked away this is what she did...which made for a long day for me!

 Uncle B, Marissa, Kooper, and Gav's truck.

 This is the only picture I got of Gavin, Brandon was driving too fast and my camera is too slow so I got the tip of his head and arm.  He was having a blast and thought he was pretty cool.

Later on we went over to Salina and played their games.  Gav loved the bouncy slide and Kamryn slept at Grandma and Grandpa B's house.

 He did awesome at the dart game and even won Kamryn a necklace.  What a nice brother!

Later on we went to the parade in Salina.  Grandma Brown, Dwight, Breeanna, and Tanner met us there and Grandma was lucky enough to hold Kamryn the whole parade.  She was asleep the whole time, otherwise Kamryn would have been screaming!

 Grandpa B was in the parade with the city council. 

Gav and Laynie showing off their treats.  We walked away with lots of candy and lots of fun.  I'm still pretty sure that there is no way to celebrate the 4th unless you are in Salina!  It's the best hometown entertainment and of course, great seeing family and friends.  God Bless America!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Gavin's 4th Birthday

My little man turned 4 on June 26th and his only request was a hunting camo birthday party.  Not exactly an easy request for a non-crafty mom, so I had to get my serious thinking hat on.  Here's what I came up with:

Pin the antlers on the deer:

Thanks to Marissa, she made the deer for me and it was a huge hit for the kids.  Gavin loves it and has played with it at home too.

 Laynie pinning the antlers on.

 Our cute deer after the kids got their hands on him:)

 Gavin's cute friends who came to the party.  They are all such fun kids and I think they all had fun!

 Hunter, hunter, DEER!  Our version of Duck, Duck, Goose!  The weather was not cooperating and I had to make some changes with games so luckily my sister Hillary was on her toes and thought of this one.  The boys loved it.

 The boys were each going to get a balloon and draw what they wanted to hunt on it, and then with squirt guns go hunting for them.  But thanks to the wind we had balloons tied in knots so the kids shot the balloons and eachother with the water.

 Gav got lots of fun presents.  His friends were all VERY helpful in opening them too.

 The day after Grandma and Grandpa Anderson came by and gave Gav a bat and baseballs for his birthday.  He has slept with the bat and takes it pretty much everywhere he goes.

Overall, I think the party was a hit.  Gav gave me a huge hug when he went to bed that night and thanked me for the party.  He told me he loved me and that next year he wanted a Batman and Spiderman birthday.  I guess its good he's giving me a whole year to start planning that one. 

Happy Birthday Gavino Bambino!  We love you!!!!!