Month: May 2008

    Month of May


    I haven’t posted all month! Maybe I’m not cut out for this Blogging world! Here’s what we’ve been up to:

    Packer made the big move to a Big Boy Carseat and is loving it. We love watching him dance in the car.

     Big Car Seat

    My brother Josh and his wife Mallory and Baby Payton came to visit at the beginning of the month! You might note that their 6 month old is the same size as our 1 year old – hmmm – -maybe we are short parents 🙂

    Payton and Pac-man

    Summer is finally here so we spent a Saturday in the yard getting it cleaned up and “making the sand box cool”. Benji and Packer are loving the sand box and as long as I don’t mind Packer eating all of the sand then it is hours of unsupervised fun.

    New Sand Toy

    Ben has been waiting for the weather to warm up so that he could get the garden started. It’s been a little rough with bad weather, the dog chewing the soaker hoses and some sort of animal has taken a liking to all of the pumpkin plants so few have survived :(  But … we are determined to have a salsa garden and a few pumpkins at Halloween 🙂 Good work Ben and happy 33rd Birthday!

    Bens Garden

    I got a new Vacuum! A Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum – I love it and I love that it actually gets the Dog Hair out of my house!

    Pac loves his Puppy

    May 16th and 17th was our ward father and sons campout! I tried to convince Ben to take BOTH of his sons but he didn’t quite go for that. So Benji and Dad went to the little Sahara desert and had a good time in the sand dunes. Though I did hear that on the way home Benji said “Dad, that was fun, but next time Mom should come too.” How sweet. It was less than 24 hours but Packer and I missed them.

    In The Tent 

    Benji PLayed Flashlights in the tent for a good 45 minutes before falling asleep 🙂

    The Sand Dunes 

    We might need a bigger pool this summer…

    kids in the pool

    We spent a day at Yuba Lake with Erica and Pacen and Camry Hancock. It was a fun day – good picnic, warm water, mostly happy kids but it was a little stinky and got windy when it was time to go. So we’re still looking for a good lake and wishing we lived by Lake Oroville – what a beautiful and perfect swimming lake – I miss it 🙁

    Benj and Pace

    mom and Pac

    That was our month. Today was the last day of school so the neighbor girls came to see if Benji and Packer wanted to come ride bikes and play in the Cul-de-sac 🙂 and my sister-in-law Jamie had a baby this morning! A girl! Number 5! No name yet 🙂

    Packer – A Rough First Year


    Packer just turned 1 year old! He had a small tragedy at his party that reminded us of another tragedy that he had on his first Christmas so I have decided to reveal the drama of Packers First Christmas and his First Birthday by way of video…

    Packer: if you ever watch this – I really wasn’t a negligent mother. I love you.

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