Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hanging out at home can be pretty fun!!

I never get bored at home. I always seem like there is so much to do! We have been doing more staying home and less running around these days. It is great! These kids are so good at entertaining themselves or playing together...most of the time.

All of a sudden Ally is pulling herself up on everything and getting into so much more! This is how she likes to spend her time these days! Empty the drawers and then putting everything back in. She is growing so fast!

This is classic Jenna! She can be such a stinker, but it so darn cute!

This is how Cade came upstairs the other day. A weapon in each hand, bat wings and a paper hockey helmet! I always feel safe with him around!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

My little lion, flower and IronMan had such a great time at the Trunk or Treat. This is the best way to Trick or Treat with litte kids!!Can't really tell what her pumpkin is in daylight but it's Minnie!Cade's pumpkin was goofy!Jesse helping them sort the candy! They got so much stuff! Now if I can just stay out of it!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Smiley faces!

Cade and Ally just love each other so much! He is a great big brother to her and her face just lights up when he enters the room! Minus Ally's messy face, this is my latest fav picture!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

My baby girl was still sleeping away so I just got a picture of these two before church!
Love the faces!He he! Oh so handsome!

Pretty girl! Thanks for the new sweater Grandma Ririe!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's been awhile!

Thought I'd post a pic of my three kiddos! Love them to death!
Crazy Cade! He looks so evil!

Funny Jenna...not sure
what happened to her pants! Rockin' out!

First thing she has gotten into. Eek! It's starting (it's a tomato all smooshed up!)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer fun!

We have been LOVING the nice warm weather! We have had a busy July so sum up...
We went down to Raymond for July 1! Raymond can sure put on a good Canada Day party! Thanks to the Beazer's for having us. Wealso went out to Megan's cabin and celebrated my mom's bday and we went to the lake with some friends and had a GREAT time! Here are the pics in no particular order. Not the best blogger, but at least I put up a few pictures right?!
My sweet baby Ally! Cade playing in the lake!
Jenna playing in the sand...she wouldn't get in the water.

We went to Megan's cabin and the kids had a blast!

Happy Birthday Grandma!

My kids playing with Megan's niece Callie...what a cutie!

Happy Canada Day!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Go Green Gators!

This was Cade's first year of real soccer. He played so awesome and he had a lot of fun. We loved watching him. We learned he can get pretty fisty! He was great at scoring goals, especially when his dad was watching! Kids this age really are funny to watch. They never know which way to go, they steal from there own player and they are always in a big mass chasing the ball. He had a soccer tournament on Saturday and 30 seconds in he had a collision with another kid and got a bit of a black eye! What a trooper, but looking a little sad.
Just the beginning of many hours of watching my kids. Love it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This is for Jaime...

...and really for anyone else who cares to have a little update! Jaime so nicely reminded me that she needed to see some updates of Ally, so I finally bit the bullet and downloaded pictures from the last month or so. They really aren't in order, but I'm not going to change them around.
Jaime, these are the headbands and bows I made for the girls last night. (Cade had to join in the picture! ) Totally posing with crazy hair and a messy face, but you get the idea!
This one is cute on Ally.

And this one not so much. The bow is cute, just not on a 3 month olds head! Eeek!


Pretty girl!

Ally at 3 months. She loves the bumbo, thank goodness!

They love their little sister!

Cade turned 4 in May. We had a little party at the Tri-Leisure park with friends, cake and nice weather!

Opening presents. It was craziness!

Another year older and another Batman cake!
Birthday boy.

I really hope this love keeps up. Jenna layed beside her and put Ally`s arm in hers. These moments are few and far between with Jenna so far, but still cute.

We went to Calgary zoo in May with Jesse`s family. Jenna totally adores Eli. He is such a cutie!

The traditional kangaroo picture.

Love this face!

We have been enjoying every moment of nice weather we can. We have been feeling sorry for the Beazer`s down south with all the rain and hope they can enjoy some sunshine soon! We can`t wait to see you soon!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lots of pictures = lots of fun!

Feels like life has picked up a couple notches since we have had Ally. I feel a lot busier, but luckily I have been blessed with a REALLY good baby. No complaints. Everyone can be jealous that at 2 months old I only have to get up once, maybe twice a night with my little sweetie. I think we are all adjusted to the new addition to our family. Cade loves her to pieces and they are adjusting to being roomies. He is such a good big brother. I think Jenna on the other hand will always struggle with Ally getting attention and she doesn't get as much. Today she hit her on the head with a hockey stick. It was so sad and I felt pretty bad. I can't turn my back at all on her. She is always in Ally's face, whether it is trying to undress her, change her diaper or even try and pick her up. It's a love-hate thing I think. Hopefully it gets better as time goes on.

Here's a couple park shots when we actually had a few nice days a few weeks ago.
She just won't smile normally anymore. I will have to deal with the squinty eyes for awhile. It's cute right?
Serious about attempting to build a sand castle.

I think this was after one of those days where we were on the go all day. She has decided not to take naps anymore since we've had Ally. She is wasted by supper time, but at least it means an early bedtime and sleeping all night finally.

Ally is a very alert baby. She's been giving us BIG smiles for awhile now. Alot earlier than I remember with the other two. I still haven't really been able to capture a good one yet though. Here is a half smile!

Cade started soccer last week. It was seriously the coldest night ever and I can't believe they didn't even cancel 4 year old soccer. All the kids hands were freezing and the noses were running like crazy. The next day he insisted on wearing his full jersey all day soI let him. I figure you pay all that money, might as well get good use out of it. He had soccer tonight again and I was super mom and forgot to put the SD card back in the camera. More soccer pics to come. It is so hilarious to watch them. Go Green Gators Go!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the wonderful mom's in my life! We had a great brunch at our house on Sunday morning before church. Jesse made some amazing crepes!
I'm sure like everyone, Mother's Day is a great time of reflection and to realize the blessings we have in our lives. I feel very fortunate to have so many wonderful examples of motherhood in my life. Firstly, my own mother. She is a wondeful example of faith and trusting in the Lord. She is always there for me and my family. She would do anything for us and I so appreciate her giving heart. She loves all of her grandchildren so much and they love her (as you can see).
It is so fun to be raising children at the same time as my sister, Jaime. Our kids couldn't be more different, but it great to bounce ideas off each other or just to vent about being pooped, peed and puked on! I really appreciate how she is relaxed and patient with her kids. She lives in the moment with raising her boys and I have learned a lot from her as a mother. I love our daily phone calls as much as Casey might get annoyed at how much I call her! Wish she was closer, but so happy that they have such a great life in Raymond!

Next my mother-in-law Carolyn. She probably won't read this, but I hope she knows how much I appreciate her. She is such a hard worker. She loves her family so much and she loves to spend time with everyone. She has taught me to value the relationships that we have with our family members. She is so giving of herself and her time, even though she always has so much on the go. She has also introduced me to some really great recipes!! I know she has a great love for the gospel and has instilled it in all of her boys. SO grateful for that. Next is my Grandma. Isn't she so cute?!! She is always happy and positive no matter what the situation. She has always been a great example to our family. She is a hard worker and can never sit down! She beats us to the sink every time there are dishes to be done. Every special event in our family, she has been there. She supports us no matter what it is. My kids are so lucky to know there great grandma!
There are so many others who I look up to as mothers and have taught me a lot. Many other family members and friends help shape me as the mother I am and hope to be. THANK YOU!
We had Ally's baby blessing last weekend and it was so great. We had all of our family together and I mean all. We had all 3 set of great grandparents, all grandparents and all the aunts and uncles. We felt so supported and loved! Thanks to the Beazer's, Ririe's and Flexhaug's for coming from Southern AB. Thanks Dad for coming from Hardisty and Cody & Carley from Calgary! We didn't think it was going to happen with the crazy weather they have been having. So glad they could all come though. Lots of family pictures taken.

I love my little family!

3 great grandpa's and 2 grandpa's!

3 great grandma's and 2 grandma's.
My crazy girl! My handsome boy!

Flexhaug family!

Phewf...I am done! Sorry for the long post! Maybe I won't leave it so long next time!