Monday, May 26, 2008

Zachary's New Bed

This weekend we decided (or Jess did) that it was time to put Zachary in a "Big" boy bed. As Jess was taking the crib apart I was standing there thinking where did the time go? My baby is not a baby anymore! I was also thinking a more selfish thought of...How am I going to keep him contained to take naps? So far the nights have gone well (only because he has been very tired from no naps). I am hoping when school gets back in he will take naps. We will see... As you can see Zachary loves to take his Webkins and cars to bed. When we moved his crib there had to be about 20 cars under there!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tyler's 6th Birthday!

Tyler's Birthday was last week! He was lucky enough to go camping for his Birthday. Jess took both the boys and went to our Ward's Father's and Son's camp out. We ordered a Cake for him to share with everyone up there (notice only 5 candles on the cake, leave it to me to forget the candles and at the last minute only finding 5). We have a tradition that every other year instead of a big party the kids are able to invite a few of their friends out to dinner. Tyler decided he wanted to go to "Chuck E Cheese". He invited Dominic, Nate, and Collin (who sadly could not come). They had so much fun playing the games. They didn't care about earning tickets, all they wanted to do was play the car racing games. It was up to Madysen and Dad and I to earn enough tickes for them to take home a prize! We had a great time, and if you asked Tyler if he had a great 6th birthday, I know he would say YES!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Gold Rush"

Learning about the "California Gold Rush"

In 1849 people discovered gold in the California rivers. People came from every part of the country to get the gold.

Today was our 4th grade field trip to the California Gold Rush! We rode buses up to Stevens Creek Canyon. Most of us were dressed in the Gold Rush clothes. There we participated in many activities that the people back then did. We first went to the barber shop and had our hair braided in pigtails. We then made lemonade, butter and ice cream from scratch. They were all yummy! I also tried to sew, but that didn't go so well. I also played horseshoes with a friend Jody. We got pretty close to the ring. They also had a letter writing booth using Quill's, but I did not have time for that. After the activity we went down to the river to pan for gold. We worked in teams of "Families" in my family there were 6 members. I was a child of 4 years old and my name was Lilly Cavin. We received our gold pans from the "Banker" (which happened to be my dad). After searching for gold we took it all to the "Assayer" and he weighed it. We then took our claim to the banker (my dad) and traded it for $. We each got $25 to spend in the "Mercantile". I bought a bag of marbles, checker board, and glass hearts. It was so fun and I learned a lot!

Monday, May 12, 2008

"Doodle 4 Google"

Hello everyone,

Many of you know that Madysen entered the "Doodle 4 Google" contest. We are saddend to say that her drawing did not make it to the Voting (even though we thought her picture was AWESOME). I did want to inform you of the link so you may see what she was up against. There are some very original and talented pictures! I am not sure when voting is over so I suggest you take a look as soon as you can and don't forget to vote! Below is the picture Madysen drew. Her title was: "What if Life were a Waterpark"! The link is:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I am Sooo Lucky!

Today is Mothers Day! I am so lucky to have such a sweet husband who made sure my wishes were granted (a clean house and not having to make dinner)! I also have 3 wonderful children who signed and colored a HUGE card for me. They also each made me homemade gifts! Yes we are missing one cute child named Tyler in this picture.

I would also like to Thank my mom for being the best mom ever!!!! She has done so much for me and my family. My kids just adore her! I love you mom! I also have a great Mother-in-Law! Thank-you for all you do for us! We love you!

Zachary's Eye Surgery

As most of you know Zac has had a "Clogged Tear Duct' since he was born. This prevents the tears from draining properly. Instead they run out his eye and gets build up right around his eye. He had surgery when he was 1 1/2 years old, but this did not solve the problem for his right eye. We get asked a lot if he has pink eye. We finally decided to go the route of a tube being placed in his tear duct to open it up. This operation had complications however because his tear duct is so small the tube got stuck. We will go see the doctor about another option this week. At this surgery center they were so cute with Zac. After giving him the sleepy medicine which made him very giggly, they brought in a wagon with blankets of padding and a pillow. He was so excited to get a ride. I wish I had taken a picture of this, but I was so emotional to see my baby go off to have surgery. After the surgery he was so mad that he had a cast on his arm that protected the IV. Once we took that off he calmed down, but was still a little grumpy. After sleeping all morning he was back to his normal busy self when the kids came home from school. You would never had believed that he just had surgery that morning!
I do have to say that even having to go through this, we are so blessed that this is the only health problem Zac has considering his premature birth!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dancing Girl!

Since the first of the school year Maddy has participated in a Dance class at the YMCA. She had a great time and loved dancing with her friend Angelica. Her teacher Jackie was so cute with these girls. Madysen performed at a few places, including the men's and women's basketball games at Stanford. Maddy can now say she danced on the "Jumbo-Tron"! Madysen picked up the dance steps quickly and was really great at it. We hope she will want to keep dancing!


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to....ME

So most of you know I celebrated my 25th birthday last Thursday! It was a fun day! It started off with my wonderful husband wishing me a happy birthday. Then I was asked to visit a friends house at 9:10. When I arrived I was greeted by my wonderful friends singing "Happy Birthday to you"! What a surprise. We then shared a wonderful breakfast and great talk while the little ones played. Thank-you for that fun surprise! After I picked up the kids from school I was greeted by a beautiful bouquet of flowers and some very "yummy" Krispy Kreme donuts, which by the way are my favorite! After a fun Softball game of Maddy's and a surprise Pinky's Pedicure and flip-flops from a terrific friend Shell, we went home with Little Caesars Pizza (also a favorite) and cake and balloons (Huge Balloons). Thanks also to mom for the fun clothes and to Lynda for the fun book! I also loved all of the fun phone calls! Jess's brother Ryan and his daughter Saddie were also visiting and helped celebrate~ Thanks to all of you for making my 25th birthday so fun! I am so blessed and loved!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

Maddy and Tyler and Mom and Dad (Mom manager and Dad Coach of Maddy's team) have been very busy this spring with playing ball! Madysen is playing Softball this year and she is lucky to have her dad coach her again this year. She is a wonderful player. Her main position to play is 1st base! Her team name is the "Green Tree Frogs".

Tyler started T-Ball this year. He is a team member of the "Rockies". We have never had a T-ball player before so we were unaware of the rules of the game. So imagine us at the first game and the other team is up to bat. The boy hits the ball off the tee, and takes off in slow motion. The little pitcher on our team gets the ball and throws it to first base. Yea ~ the boy is "Out". Well, not exactly, so being the competitive player Jess is wonders what is going on (all while being well behaved I might add) until a friend lets us know that there are no outs in this game. All players get to bat and run the bases! Tyler has loved the game and looks forward to the snacks as well!