Friday, May 30, 2008

Off to North Carolina

We are headed out this afternoon to North Carolina to see Johanna's family. We are driving down and then I(Brent) am flying back next Sunday, June 8th. Johanna is staying down for another week or so after I leave. So, until next time..............

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More Memorial Day

Here's a picture of Johanna and Shaelyn that Sharon took at Corey and Jananne's.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Mowed the field this morning and did some other yard work this afternoon and then went down to Corey and Jananne's for swimming, volleyball and eating. Thanks a lot guys for a GREAT time!!
Paxton in the pool
Grampa and Shaelyn
Corey, Paxton, Braden and Kyle on the four wheeler
Paxton's turn to drive
Quite a load
People having a good time
Some of the others
Paxton, Uncle Roger and Braden on the big four wheeler
Paxton directing traffic
"Tube Man"
The woman who manned the grill
Thanks for all the grilling!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Odds and Ends

Yesterday we planted some things and spread some mulch out back between the newly finished retaining walls. One more step toward the end of that project...... Today Paxton and I went for a walk with Grampa (Kent). We came across a couple of baby birds in our field. Paxton chased one down and picked it up. The poor thing was too little to fly so he didn't stand much chance against Paxton. He held it for a few minutes and then put it down and off it ran. It's mother was a little perturbed!! Mom and Dad watched the kids this evening so Johanna and I could go out to eat for our Anniversary. Tomorrow it will be 8 years!!!
Spraying Paxton with the hose
One step closer
Paxton holding the bird (I think it is an Eastern Meadow Lark?)
Yes, Shelley, we washed his hands WITH SOAP afterwards!! :)
A close up

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A little tired?

This is what happens after a long day at school, playing outside and staying up late......
falling asleep at your computer!!!

Last Day of School

Today was Paxton's last day of pre-school. He says he doesn't want school to end, but I am sure he will have fun this summer at the pool and playing outside. The year sure did go by fast!!
Paxton with his teacher, Ms. Stott
Paxton and Braden in their classroom

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fixing "The Wall"

We finally broke down and hired someone to fix the stone retaining wall out back that had fallen down. Here are a few before and after pictures. Now we have to do the patio part and some landscaping. One step at a time....

"Pwan (plan) for the wall"

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ava & Calista's Kindergarten Graduation

Friday night we went to Ava and Calista's graduation from Kindergarten. The kids put on a little program and then changed into their gowns for the graduation.
Ava walking in for the Graduation
Shaelyn watching the action
This picture is for Uncle Matt
Ava and Calista's class with their teacher
Ava the Graduate
Shilo, Duane, Calista, Lily and Andrea
The kids on Saturday morning

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Weekend

Shaelyn got her first ride on the lawn mower on Saturday. Ellie and Ava came up on Saturday afternoon and played outside with Paxton. Then we went down to Brad and Shelley's for supper that evening. Sunday we went out to eat for lunch to celebrate Mother's Day with Mom and Dad, Brad and Shelley's family and Grampie. Paxton went home with Ellie and Ava and played at their house until gospel meeting. We went to Kimball's for supper with Brad and Shelley's and Jobe and Mamie's families. The place was insanely busy!!
Shaelyn and Daddy on the lawn mower
I think she liked it
Ava, Shaelyn and Ellie in their matching dresses
The four cousins on Mother's Day
Mommy with the kids
The mothers with the kids


Congratulations Matt and Christina on your new little bundle of joy, Phoenix Olivia!!
Click here for more stats and pictures on their blog.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Recent Activities

Sunday, Jill, Colby and Kyle came over for dinner and then Adam and Lisa came over after gospel meeting for supper and the evening. Monday afternoon a bunch of the kids and mothers came by and the kids played at the swing set and sand box. Such nice weather for playing outside. Then it was off to softball.
Shaelyn and Paxton on Saturday

Shaelyn on Sunday

Adam and Lisa

The girls turn in the hammock

Kids on the swing set
The boys turn in the hammock

Friday, May 2, 2008

Visit to the New England Aquarium

On Friday I took the day off from work and we went down to Boston to the Aquarium. It was fun to see the Penguins and all the other fish and other creatures there. We also saw an IMAX film while we were there. It was a 3D film and very interesting. Fun day!!
Paxton at the Penguin exhibit
Penguins swimming
Cool looking fish
Jelly Fish
Shaelyn watching the fish
Blue Frog
Taking a break
Rough looking character
Pucker up
A blue lobster
A HUGE sea turtle
The Sea Turtle again
Paxton in the Curious George Discovery Center
Cool Jelly Fish
Another Penguin
Feeding time for the Penguins
Paxton and I outside the Aquarium