Thursday, July 30, 2009

Right concept...But no!

You always think it's going to be someone else, not your kid! But alas it's true...We had to sit down and have the "you can't marry your cousin" talk with Hailey today. The poor girl has had eyes for her cousin Benjamin practically since she was born. We are so happy that she is singing songs about going to the Temple someday, and feel so proud that what we have been teaching her is soaking in. But the part she added about her cousin marrying her there, well we had to have a long talk about that one. After a while she agreed that it would not work, then asked if she could marry Danny or Kyle (also cousins) there someday? I guess "the talk" will just have to wait a few years huh. Isn't she a cutie, we just lover that girl :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Happenings

Here is a quick look at how we have been spending and enjoying our summer. The kids love to play outside, especially since we got our new swing set.

Travis, like all boys, loves to dig, play and eat dirt whenever possible.

Hailey is obsessed with the hose, and loves to help water...well anything that she thinks should get wet.

Travis got his first Tonka truck from Grandma and Grandpa Bevans, and has been loving driving and hauling himself around in it.

On the 4Th of July we went to Monmouth and celebrated with the family at my brother Todd's house. We had a BBQ, walked in the kids parade, watched the real parade, then ended by watching a fabulous firework display at a park. The kids had a blast, and the weather was a little hot, but beautiful. We talked cousin Sophia into pushing the stroller...for a little while anyway.

Notice the lovely decorations.

Hailey and her cousin Johanna were so cute waving to all of the parade floats.

Travis sat back and enjoyed the parade from his shaded stroller, while we all died from the heat.

The kids all cooled off in the pool and sprinklers while we waited for it to get dark.

Travis was such a little scaredy cat, and HATED the fireworks. He cried every time he heard a boom.

We were so tired by the end of the day, but it was all worth it when we finally got to sit and enjoy the fireworks.
Last month Kelly's parents and brother Adam came to visit us for about a week and a half. The visit went by so fast, but the kids enjoyed every minute of it. We also appreciated the help with the house.
They were also able to be here to celebrate Hailey and Travis's birthdays a little early, and boy did they love their gifts.

Hailey getting loves from Grandma.

Travis and Hailey wanted to be outdoors at all times while Grandma and Grandpa were here. Travis was really into watching the men work on the house. They were ripping off all of the siding and replacing it with plywood. It was a big job, but it went a lot faster with all the help...thanks guys!

YUCK!!! We ran into some unexpected nasty things along the way, including snakes and ant eggs and colonies in the insulation.

We also found that the windows had never even been so much as tacked in, so they almost fell out, oops. Luckily we got new windows last week, hooray!

And last, back when we were camping Memorial Day weekend, Kelly took our jeep into the sand dunes and crashed into a little 3 ft. dune. This was just enough pressure to release the air bag on him. Luckily it makes a great hat when you cut it out...

And duct tape fixes everything!

Friday, July 3, 2009

My baby is 1 !!!

Happy Birthday baby boy! My baby is already 1 year old, where the heck does the time go?

And the cake...not quite as elaborate as Hailey's, but still pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.

Kelly is out of town today, and I sure wish I had him here to help with the birthday photos. Hailey tried her best to help me out- what a great big sister.

Travis loved his cake, and couldn't wait to get his hands on it.

I sure love this boy!