Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a flying dragon

It has been so windy the last few days so for FHE last night we decided to fly the kite. Bryson had so much fun seeing the dragon in the air. And dad had fun teasing Bryson. Eric would make the kite come down and Bryson would be ready to catch it, then he would make it go back up. Bryson also chased it all over the field. We had a great time even though it was a little cold

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Spring Soccer

Bryson had his first soccer game for the Spring Season this morning. It was supposed to be on Tuesday, but the snow canceled the game and Bryson was devestated.
The coach asked the kids what their team name wanted to be and Bryson spoke up and said he wanted their name to be Cougars. The other teammates didn't like that so someone else made a suggestion. Then Bryson suggested that the team name be UCLA Bruins. They voted that one down also. They finally decided on the tigers. I guess we know which teams Bryson likes the most!!
Bryson did really well, he went after the ball instead of running around it and he scored the first two goals. His team is really strong and they won 12-0. Bryson was so excited about his goals and assists

Bryson with his game face on to scare the other team.

Carley wanted to play so during half time Dad played with her.

Friday, April 18, 2008

BYU Wyview Ward
What a wonderful day for a picnic. Thanks to Amy we had a little BYU 203rd ward reunion in Alpine. It was so great to see everybody who came and crazy to think that I graduated from BYU 5 years ago. What great memories I have. Since then I have had two kids, bought a house, and made many more memories. Blogs are a great way to keep in touch so thanks to everybody who updates thiers.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Life as a 2 year old little girl...
Carley is growing up so fast and I can't believe she turned 2 in January. The girl instincts are kicking in and it makes me laugh to see what she does. She is such a girl and even with a big brother she tends to rub off more on him than he does her. Bryson loves to play house and play purses and shopping with Carley, but Carley isn't much for playing cars.

Carley loves to dress up and put her sunglasses and dress up shoes on. I have even found her taking her pants off and trying to put her swimsuit on. She likes the idea of getting her hair done, but screams when I do it. And she loves to put jewelery on. Bracelets for church and play necklaces are always around her neck. She has pretend make-up and at church on Sunday she was pretending to put the eye makeup on her eyes with her finger and the people behind us were smiling and laughing at her . She loves playing with her dolls and has named the cabbage patch doll Aunt Sarah gave her "Sar's baby" and one of her other babies is "my baby". She asks for them every night before she goes to sleep.

She loves wearing skirts and tights and loves getting dressed up for church. This is a dress that Aunt Lori gave her for her birthday and it is named "Lor's dress"

It is finally starting to be springtime and we are able to go outside and play. Even though she is a girly girl, she loves to be rough outside and play and also wrestle with Dad and brother.

She also does her fair share of making messes and out-eating her brother.
She brings happiness and joy into my life. I have to remind myself that she will grow up fast so cherish every minute you have with her while she is young.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Spring Break Part 2

Thursday I had a dentist appointment in Salt Lake so we decided to make another day of it. We went and visited Grandma Raspberries (Eric's Grandma) for most of the morning. Then in the afternoon I decided to take the kids to the "Living Planet Aquarium" in Sandy. I heard that it wasn't the best, but Eric had a free adult and Carley was free because she is still 2, so only paying $6 I decided to take the kids. I guess it is all you can expect for a landlocked state. We got through it in an hour and it was a struggle to make it last 2 hours. The kids liked it, but for me who grew up on visiting Monterey Bay Aquarium it was definitely lacking. I meant to take my camera, but of course I forgot, so all we got were cell phone pictures. Bryson and Carley both liked the sting rays and sharks.
For dinner that night we went to "The Cheesecake Factory" (one of my favorites). I decided to try something new and got the chocolate coconut cream cheesecake. It was really good.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spring Break Part 1
So Bryson had spring break this week and even though he is only in preschool 2 days a week, without an organized schedule and friends for Bryson to play with, it was a long week. We decided to go on some outings this week. Monday and Tuesday it snowed. Tuesday night Dad met us at the Kamas swimming pool after work and we went swimming together. Both Bryson and Carley love to swim and they also love the big yellow slide.

Bryson now goes down by himself with his life jacket on. Bryson is getting to be a good swimmer without the life jacket on. He dives for rings at the bottom of the pool and swims about 5 feet to the wall by himself.