Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Randoms

With September comes back to school pictures!!  Fall is such a busy time for us with school starting and everyone birthdays.  We love fall!!

Boone started school at the end of August.  Marae started Joy School with a group of moms in the ward at the beginning of September.  Here are her first day of school pictures.



Boone participated in a fun run at his school.  He was so excited about this event.  He has been talking about being in a race for so long.  When he heard there was going to be one with his class he was ecstatic!  He was planning on how he was going to win the race, what shoes he was going to wear (he actually wanted to go barefoot because he thinks he runs faster that way).  He had been practicing with his friends all week too.

We got to go watch.  Mason and I were so excited to see him so excited.  We couldn't see where the race started and when we saw his class he was at the end of the group...  Not like him at all.  Well I guess all the kids lined up and right as they blew the whistle and everyone took off he tripped over his shoelaces and fell.  His teacher, knowing how seriously important this was to him, told him to get up, don't cry and run!! I'm so glad she said this because he would have been devastated.  He prides himself in his speed.  Sure enough as we watched him he passed every single one of his classmates and won!  He was SO proud.  His two little friends came in 2nd and 3rd.  His knee was pretty skinned up so once he got his victory down and the celebration took place he melted down into a puddle of inconsolable tears and I had to take him home.  He was so cute. 


One more lap to go!!  In these pictures he is currently in 2nd place behind Benjamin.  He passed him up by the end.


He is so precious and just loves to run!


Here are the winners!!  Collin came in 3rd, Benjamin in 2nd, and Boone in 1st!





This was during the primary program.  How darling are these little boys??  I wish they could grow up together.  Boone, Collin, Theron, Benjamin.


Here are some joy school pictures of Marae when I've been the teacher.








Below is a picture of Marae sleeping with her best friend 'stick on a horse'.  She tucks it in to bed nightly.


Marae has a little friend named Norah.  They spend a lot of time together with joy school twice a week, dance, and nursery.  Her mom and I are good friends.  This was taken at Norah's birthday.  These two are two of a kind which can be dangerous sometimes.


Look at my beautiful babies!!


Marae is modeling the coat Grandma gave her for her birthday.



Below is our neighbor Oscar Romero.  They invited us over for dinner and made a delicious feast!!  It was a full rodizio!  They are from Argentina so the food was just delicious.







We decided to start the tradition of taking each kid out for a birthday dinner at a restaurant of their choice so they get some good quality mommy and daddy time.  Marae chose noodles so we went to Olive Garden.






Boone lost his first tooth!!  I cried...  Here he is with his toothfairy dinosaur pillow ready to go to sleep. 





It had been loose for a while.  He finally lost it at the grocery store while sampling a donut ball.  He stuffed the whole thing in his mouth and started crying.  I knew his tooth had come out when I saw the blood.  I was just worried he had swallowed it!!  I had him spit the whole thing into a napkin and I stuffed it into my purse to dissect later.  I had the other two with me as well.  Do you think we made much of a scene....?


Below Boone is modeling a coat I bought for Marae at The Divvy Up.  It won't fit her for a couple years but I had to see how cute it would look on.


Mid September we went to Emily's house for a BBQ.  While there I took her family pictures at the Union Station in Ogden.  Below are a few of the shots I snapped of all our kids playing on the trains.









Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Boone 5 Years Old


Oh my sweet little Boonie.  Look how adorable and big he is!!  5 years old?  Are you kidding me?  He's still my little buddy and such a good helper.  He's a pleaser and a sweet heart.  He is just so handsome in all these pictures.


He was so cute when we were taking these pictures.  It was just me and him.  He kept saying, "Let's try this pose?  What about this?"  He was a natural!



  • He loves his sister Adelyn.  He actually helps with her a lot.  He has saved her life twice in the past week.  Mother of the year award over here.  Once he caught her as she was falling out of her carseat in the car.  She doesn't usually sit up but that day she did and she wasn't strapped in yet.  I found him standing outside the car with her halfway to the ground.  I still haven't quite gotten over the shock of that one.  He also caught her before she fell down the stairs.  Thank heavens.
  • He's super smart and is learning how to read already.  He loves to learn.
  • He loves plants.  He is always saving seeds from anything he eats (apples, peppers, cucumbers, oranges) and he puts them in a little pack to plant next summer.  We were reading a Thanksgiving book the other day and he read how the Indians taught the Pilgrims to put fish in with their plants and he is bound and determined to do that next year.
  • He tells me I'm the most beautiful mommy in the world.  He always wants to snuggle me.
  • He still sleeps in a diaper.  Oh my baby Boonie.
  • His favorite toys are Legos.  He likes to build cars and robots.
  • He always wants to go on dates with mommy and daddy.  He has a chalkboard in his room and he will draw pictures of our next date that he wants to go on.
  • He's still my very social child.  He wants to be around us always.  He doesn't like to be alone.
  • He's funny and nothing gives him more pride than making people laugh.  Sometimes he will go to pretty extreme lengths to get a laugh.  There is a lot of face punching and bodily harm going on.
  • He felt the spirit for the first time a couple months ago.  The Young Women and I were singing a song in church and he looked up at Mason with tears in his eyes and said, "This song is making me cry..."
  • He is taking piano lessons from me and doing very well.
  • He loves to jump outside on the trampoline.  He can do a front flip.  He likes to ride his bike with no training wheels.
  • He likes ninjas right now and one of his favorite games is to wrestle on the trampoline like a ninja.








Birthday Interview:
  • Who is your favorite person in the world?  Adelyn
  • What is your favorite color?  Green
  • What is your favorite television show?  Mighty Machines, My Little Pony, Ninjago
  • What is your favorite outfit?  Blue running shorts with the green stripe
  • What sport do you like best?  Baseball
  • What song do you love?  Today While the Blossoms Still Cling
  • What is your favorite food?  Caesar salad, pancakes, fried chicken
  • Who is your best friend?  Collin Kelstrom
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?  A bug catcher
  • What is your favorite book?  "Oh Ducky!  A Chocolate Calamity"
  • What are you really good at?  Helping
  • Where do you wish you could go on vacation?  On a mountain and watch a sunset
  • What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?  Bubble Gum
  • What is your favorite toy?  Legos
  • What do you like to do best with your friends?  Play the wii, jump on the trampoline
  • What do you hope you'll get before your next birthday?  A puppy dog