Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hanging with the Wescotts

 June 17, 2012 - We spent the evening with our new neighbors the Wescott's.  
They have dirt bikes and the boys enjoyed taking rides.
Kaden drove one for the first time by himself.  After his ride, he stated, "I'm going to come over here and ride them everyday."  Haha.

Our New Home

June 16, 2012 - My first view of our new home in Kaysville, Utah.
I love the big trees we have in the front yard and back yard that provide so much shade, in such a hot place.  Not long after we showed up with the moving truck our neighbors were out to greet us.  Our neighbor across the street, Sharon, made some calls and within an hour we had more than 10 guys show up to help us unload the truck.  And our neighbors, the Wescott's, were a huge help!  Sam Wescott brought us dinner and watched the boys while we worked and her husband Kyle helped us unload boxes until after 10 pm.  I'm so thankful for all the help we received that day.  We have amazing new neighbors!

Leaving Oregon

 June 15, 2012 - Loading up the truck.  
 A last look at our home for the past 4 years.
I will miss this view. 
Here we are with Mom and Dad ("Grandma & Grandpa") just minutes before we started the long drive to Utah.  
Here we are with Josh's brother Josiah, who helped us with the move.

A Child's Faith

June 10, 2012 - While we were at church, I suggested to Kaden that he could write a letter or draw a picture for his Uncle Rolley, who is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This is his letter to Elder Rolley.  Kaden came up with the message all on his own.  I love his simple message,
"Believe in Christ."
-Perhaps the sweetest thing he's ever written.

Last Sunday in Oregon

 June 10, 2012 - On our last Sunday in Oregon, the boys and I went to the park and enjoyed a picnic with several of our friends.  Kaden loves to climb trees, and this tree was the perfect for that.  Paxton and Versii spent a lot of the time running around with friends, but took a few minutes to rest and snack.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Chris

June 12, 2012 - 
The boys love their cousin Chris, so he came and stayed over for one last play date before we moved.  Here the boys are saying their "goodbyes".  

Monday, August 6, 2012

Packing Up

May 30, 2012
While I was busily packing for our move to Utah.  Paxton climbed in this box with his pillow pet and said, "Mom, pack me up!  I'm all ready to go to New-tah!"

Playdate with Good Friends

 May 29, 2012 - We met my good friend Angela and her little boy Silas at the zoo.  We fed the birds, rode the zoo train, petted the goats, saw the elephants and had a picnic on the lawn.  We had so much fun!
Angela and I have been friends ever since grade school.  She's one of my oldest and dearest friends.  Even though until quite recently, we don't see each other often, whenever we talk we can always pick up right where we left off.  I love you Angela!  I will miss our Tuesday play dates!

BBQ with Chris

 May 28, 2012 - On our way to a BBQ at my brother's house, we stopped at the Clackamas Town Center for a ride on the train.  The boys love to ride the little train around the mall.  

 ...And the boys love to play with their cousin Chris.  

 Shooting guns from the tree fort!

 Whip cream!  Yum!

 All the boys just love Chris!  But especially Versii!

Thanks Jeff and Ann for dinner!  
And thanks to Chris for always entertaining the boys!

Best of Bey Birthday!

 May 20, 2012 - Kaden's 9th Birthday!
This year, since Josh would be out of town for Versii and Paxton's birthday's, we decided to celebrate them all together on Kaden's birthday.
All the boys really wanted this year were Beyblades!  

(For those of you who don't know what Beyblades are: they are basically fancy spinning tops that you battle!  The one that stays spinning the longest...WINS!)
 And they received money from Grandma & Grandpa and Great Grandma!  
They always love money too!
 Battling the Beys!
 And the boys picked out an Avengers cake this year!

 Happy 9th Birthday Kaden!
Kaden grew 2 and 7/8 inches this year!
Making him 4 foot 5 and 3/4 inches tall!

 May 23, 2012 - Versii's 5th birthday!
He requested cupcakes!
 Happy 5th Birthday Versii!
 Versii grew 3 and 1/4 inches this year!
That makes him just under 4 foot tall, measuring in at 3 foot 11 and 5/8 inches tall! 
 May 31, 2012 - Paxton's 3rd Birthday!

Happy 3rd Birthday Paxton!
Paxton grew 3 and 3/4 inches this year!
That makes him 3 foot 2 and 3/4 inches tall!