Monday, November 4, 2013

Pioneer Day

Just some pictures of us doing fireworks for the 24th of July.

Aren't these cool pictures? Toby was playing with the camera and got these shots of Main Street.

4th of July week

For the week of the 4th of July, we made our way to Idaho and then eventually on to the Oregon Coast. My parents got a house in Rockaway right on the beach and we had the best time. Before we went to the beach, we spent a packed day at my parent's house. Zeke was anxious to go fishing, as always and was excited when Poppi obliged.

Later on we took the jet skis out to the lake for some fun. The next day it was off to the beach.

We enjoyed our time playing in the water, flying kites, shopping, and watching the fireworks. My boys spent hours digging holes and finding shells. I was happy to see that they seemed to love the beach as much as I do.

Catch up time... again!

Back in June...  Kendra got married!!! We are so excited to have Christof as part of our family. I don't have any pictures from the wedding even though there are tons of really great ones, but I do have a couple from outside of the temple when Kendra went through for the first time.

This was such a special day. It was the first time my entire family was in the temple together for the first time. My parents and all my brothers and sisters were there together. Seriously, so cool. Kendra got to go through the temple with one of her best friends that is getting ready for a mission.
Then we enjoyed a super fun visit from Kristel and her family. We took them to the pond that we discovered behind the high school. Porter loved feeding the ducks. My kids were ready to dive right in, but it took a little while for their cousins to warm up to the idea.

As always, their visit was way too short. After swimming, Alyssa, Isaac and Zeke decided to set up a "sale" in our front yard. They made a sign and set up shop selling juice, silly bands and tootsie rolls. They were pretty excited to have a few people stop by and each earn a dollar.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Zeke lost a tooth!

Zeke told me that his tooth had been hurting and I ignored him. (he complains about all kinds of ailments) Finally he convinced me to look at his tooth and I wiggled it and told him that it was loose. He would not stop touching his tooth, talking about his tooth, and pretty much being completely obsessed with his tooth for the next 3 days. Everyone that came into contact with him heard all about his tooth. He even called people to tell them about his loose tooth. I think you get the idea.

I was relieved that he was able to wiggle it out in a matter of days and process didn't drag on too much longer. He couldn't wait to put his tooth under his pillow and get a "special coin" from the tooth fairy.

Limb cousin reunion

I have a lot of cousins. It gets a little crazy sometimes, so we don't always see each other very often. Thus began the Limb cousin get togethers for all the cousins that live here in Utah together. We've had it the past few years and this year a few relatives from out of town made it for the weekend too.
 As you can see, swimming in the pool was the highlight of the get together. Trent was especially popular with all the kids.

 The kids would beg for anyone, especially Trent and Jenica, to put them on their backs and race across the pool. My mom tried to keep up, but even with 3 kids on his back,Trent pulled ahead.

 I tried to get some of them to smile for a picture for me, but wasn't very successful. What can you do?

T ball

Zeke played T ball this spring and loved every second of it. Toby and I are still trying to be good sports about baseball (it is so boring!) but as of right now, it is Zeke's favorite.
 Zeke had an awesome coach that encouraged them to move beyond the basic t ball phase. He would give each kid a few pitches and then if they couldn't hit the ball, he would pull the Tee out for them to use. Zeke never had to use the tee because he always hit one of the pitches and was the first to point that out to everyone.
 The last game of the season, my mom and sisters were in town so everyone came to see Zeke play.
 His favorite position was first base, but sometimes he had to settle for just being in the field. It was hilarious to watch them dog pile on top of each other whenever the ball came so that they could be the one to throw to first base.

He had great time playing and after watching Zeke play, Porter is excited to get his turn soon.