Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March already?

Ty's 7th Birthday



New Year's Eve



My husband's full costume Risk game. I think if you click on it, it will be bigger.



The kiddo's Christmas pic.




Adorable pic of Max one fall morning waiting for the bus.



Tia's 9th birthday!


OK so it's been a LONG while and my family and friends are not happy with me. I know that few of you actually want to read my blog, you just want the pics of the kids and I don't blame you. However, I will take a second to catch you up.

Tia's birthday- My big 9 year old girl had a mommy made Dora cheerleader cake this year. Tia is having so much fun in Cheer this year and it has been an awesome experience. I'm sure it will continue for many years to come.

Christmas- was fabulous. Kevin gave me tickets to the opera (Turandot) and I gave him tickets to Pro Bull Riding. We have discovered over 13 years of marriage that we are ying and yang. Sometimes easy, sometimes hard but we compliment each other very well. The kids are amazing at Christmas and I can't imagine it being more fun. They love everything they get and are so thankful. (It was also Max's 4th birthday but we celebrate in May to give him his own day. He is still small and gets asked if he is 2 quite often. Oh well, we can't all be basketball player size.)

Christmas Night-The big Risk game. Kev's family has been doing this since before we met. It used to be hats required, now as you can see from above, it is FULL costume. It is only the guys in the family. (Thank goodness because I do not have any desire to play Risk.) Us girls watch a chic flic and hang out.

New Year's Eve- This year AZ legalized fireworks for a few days a year so we took advantage. The kids had so much fun doing sparklers and watching the fireworks we bought. It was really nice for us because our kids never stay up late enough to see 4th of July fireworks and we were NOT keeping them up til midnight for New Years. My sister's family came down and the kids always love hanging out with cousins!

Tyler's 7th Birthday in Feb.- Added to his collection of Toy Story characters. He had a mommy made Diego and Dora cake and pizza (which for him equals heaven). Lots of friends and relatives over for a great day! I can't believe he's 7.

Lately, we have just been busy with school/work, friends etc. We have had a pretty good winter as far as health. AZ got hit really hard in our area with lots of winter junk so we are lucky not to have anything serious. Right now it is Spring Break so I have been trying to keep the kids busy. Zoo, playground, petting farm, etc. Only one more IEP before summer--hooray. My school is the best and we have been so blessed. Hope everyone is doing well. I will try, try, try to update more often.

6 comments:

ParkerMama said...

This has to be the best update....ever! :)


Tammy and Parker
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Amy L said...

Yay! An update with pics:):) I love seeing your precious kids, they are so cute! Your Tia is such a pretty little girl. My boys LOVE Dora too! Way more than Diego!

Stacey McDowell said...

Thanks for finally adding to your blog. I love hearing about your family. Great job raising such cute kids. We can't wait to see you all this summer at Bear Lake.
-Stacey

Brandis said...

Love the update! Your kids are so cute, but you already know that. :) I miss seeing you after school now that my kids are bus riders. :)

Rafael said...

I'm recently reading your blog and it's pretty interesting, you have a gorgeous family and I love that so I will keep reading your updates because I truly enjoyed them. Bye, hugs and kisses.

BLACKBURNS said...

Oh Shawnie, how I have missed you!!! Reading the update helped but I wish I could be there and a part of their lives. I miss being there so much!! Even though last year seemed the hardest, I would go back and do it again just to be there. PLEASE keep updating! (when you can :)