When your 7th kid is on the way then you know it’s only a few months until you outgrow your family Chevy Astro 8 Passenger Van. So we have been on the Van hunt. Options are very limited. Ford E-350 or Chevy Express. 15 passenger or 12 Passenger. (there are a few other options but not in our price range or mileage criteria) So we just went for it. We chose a 12 passenger Ford. We are hoping it will be an amazing Van for our family for many years 🙂
and yes it has a step for me and the kids to be able to get in 🙂
look at this artistic picture I took!
Our Kitchen Table
Saturday February 7th
Ryan and Tracie Kids.
Sunday February 8th
Johnson Grand Parents, Mom, Brady and Sean
Monday February 9th
Grand Parents and Johnson Cousins
Thursday February 12th
Friday February 13th
This is what a kitchen table is for! right?! We have enjoyed many people and hours and games and food at this table and WE LOVE IT.
This guy turned 3!
He was pretty excited for his birthday this year! And very cute. It was a full day for Raymond Thomas:
Presents at 7:30 am before the boys went to school!
The Car Carrier and Benny the Bouncing Bull were both hits.
Everyone enjoyed the rocket launcher too. Ray was very good about sharing all of his gifts.
Grandma and Grandpa Nettesheim came in the afternoon and brought him a Nursery rhyme book. They read the book to him and he ended up crashing for an afternoon nap!
Raymond was funny about his cake this year. He love Team Umizoomi so I wanted to make him a Bot cake. BUT he wanted a Batman cake just like last year. His picture is up on the calendar from last year and we just couldn’t talk him out of Batman so… He got an Umizoomi Batman cake this year!
That night we had all of the Netty cousins over for a party. Raymond wanted to play Duck Duck Goose and Quarter Quarter, so we did. The older cousins played Drawful on their Ipods and we all watched Penguins of Madagascar after presents, cake and icecream. It was a busy day. Ray was Happy and so excited to be three!
and then Mom and Tracie went home and the Hancock’s came! We hung out a little and went to Extreme Air and to the BYU basketball game!
2 year old lego time
the girls trying to hamster roll
Gentry, Rose and Ray
The BIG kids
Cali and Claira
Maren and Millie
Packer spent his time jumping into the Pit
this picture is horrible BUT Cali mastered the trapeze bar and LOVED it
BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY
We had the extended family over to wish Grandma a Happy Birthday!!
and Grandma gave Ray his birthday presents while she was here!
Tracie and Mom stayed from the 3rd through the 10th! I love having family over and the kids love playing with cousins. We also get to see more family and extended family when my mom is around!
Bren loved playing with Brewer. He was so happy with him. And they got excited when cousin Luke brought his puppy over.
We tried to shop with these 2 – they were not good shoppers.
Millie and Bren were pretty cute together.
And Rose and Cedar played NON-STOP. Ray played when he felt like it and they all seemed to have a great time together.
and Millie had to give Tracie some hugs and slobber kisses on the last day.