Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A few things we have been up to

It has been awhile since I have posted. Here is a quick update of what we have been up to. I have lost the charger for my camera so these pictures are all from my phone. I do not have a fancy phone so they are not the best quality photos.

My sweet Whitlee, she is almost two and so much fun. She is a sweetheart and keeps us going.

For Mother's Day we had Dustin's sister and her boyfriend over for a Bar-b-que. We also had his nieces and nephew.

 We have had the wonderful opportunity of having Dustin's two nieces and nephew spend a lot of time in our home. They come over a few nights a week for dinner and we get to do fun things with them. Since Dustin is gone a lot for work it is fun to have some company.
 Whitlee is a little bit of a Daddy's girl. I was hoping that I would have one kid that preferred me, but it isn't looking good so far.
 One Saturday, while Dustin was at work, we went for a long Rhino ride. I guess the vibrations put them right to sleep. They slept almost the entire way.
My little sassy girl. She loves to wear boots. I think it is because they are easy for her to put on by herself.
 I love spending time with this sweet boy. He melts my heart every day with his sweet hugs and kisses.
 Dalley was hiding while they were taking a cow that had calved to the barn to be milked.
 I decided to teach Dalley about plants and how seeds grow. We spent an hour talking about what will make a seed germinate and keep a plant growing then we planted some seeds that he chose so he could watch the process and learn to take care of them.
 This girl is such a show off. I love her so much.
 I called the kids one Saturday and told them I wanted to go do something fun. We decided to drive up Birch Creek for a picnic. We had a lot of fun hiking around and exploring and had a fun picnic.
 A cool tunnel we found while exploring by East Zion
I have been experimenting with my camera settings, I really like this picture of me little bug.
I put my garden in my raised flower beds because our pet rabbits eat any plants we try to plant lower. Miss Whitlee helped me get the flower bed ready for planting.

Sunday afternoons we go for walks. Dalley rides his bike and hunts for rocks.

We usually head down to the baby calves on our walks so the kids can have them suck on their fingers.

He is always stopping to pick up rocks. We had to create a rock garden to keep all of his rocks together. His shirt and pant pockets are always full of rocks.

We have been having Family Home Evening every week with our friends the Sudweeks. After the lesson we usually hang out and play a little while.The boys love to create swamps. I put food coloring in vinegar and fill a pan with baking soda and it will entertain them forever. I go through a lot of baking soda and vinegar. It is a good thing they are cheap.

A couple of weeks ago we headed with our friends to Panguitch to watch a movie. We ate at the local drive in then went to the movie and of course had to end it with ice cream.

Cedar City had a fun aquatic center. We took the kids swimming one weekend. Dustin was such a good sport to go in with the kids and they had a great time.

Whit got really tired at the pool

This is what most mornings look like, we usually have an extra or two by morning.

Miss Whitlee broke her arm at Grandma's house on Christmas. It was not a fun six weeks with a cast.

She got to where she barely even noticed she had the cast on

The day she got her cast off was a wonderful day. I was glad when it was over. I learned what an amazing thing the human body is. Whitlee's healing was amazing.

The three people that make up my whole world

Can you tell that Dalley wants to be just like Daddy?