Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fun at Grandpa & Grandma's House

Friday night Troy and I worked in the fair booth at the Twin Falls County fair for Kayden's scout group. Kayden is too young to work in the booth but had to have three shifts put in for his part of the fundraising. So, Troy's mom and stepdad agreed to take the kids Friday night so we could go work and then we went down there Saturday morning and spent the day with them.

Troy had a leak on his truck and a couple of things that needed worked on, so Davy took it in his shop and lifted it up and helped Troy do a few repairs. Troy was very thankful for this because mechanics is not one of his strong points and Davy is awesome in this field. Thanks Davy for all your help!!

Davy bought two new four wheelers, one for him and one for Deb. They even bought special little helmets for all of the grand kids so they could ride with them. So after working we played around on the four wheelers and the motorcycles for awhile. The kids were in HEAVEN!!! Kayden rode in front of Grandma and she let him do all the driving. After a little practice and some coaching from Grandma he is driving like a pro now.

Ori had a turn on both the four wheeler and the motorcycle, but a majority of the time he was tooting around on the cycle in front of Grandpa with a HUGE smile plastered to his face.

Jaycee rode in front of Dad and Mom and every once in awhile decided she wanted to drive. She loved pushing the throttle herself, but she only knows one speed and that is FAST!!

It was so much fun hanging out with Grandpa and Grandma for the day. Thanks for sharing your new toys with us! We love you!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

A little summer left....

It is so weird having Kayden in school all day. It is amazing how much easier things are with only two children around, and it is going to be even crazier when Ori starts preschool after Labor Day. Jaycee and I will not know what to do with just the two of us home.

The weather has been so nice that we are trying to take advantage of the last little bit of summer left. I have been trying to go on a bike ride with Ori and Jaycee everyday. They love it and it is good exercise for mom. Yesterday Regie stayed with us for a bit and all four of us went on a bike ride together. Ori looks like such a big boy riding a bigger bike now, they are growing up too fast.

Yesterday the Budweiser Semis came to town to celebrate Watkins 20th Anniversary here in Twin. They had all the Clydesdale horses hooked up and were only a couple of blocks from our house, so I decided to run the kids by so they could see it.

Fall soccer is starting again. Last night Kayden had his first practice. His best friend's dad David is coaching again which is nice and he has now played with a lot of these same kids for 3 seasons now. It is so cool to see them grow together and get better and better. Here are a few pics from his first practice.

Ori saw me taking pictures of Kayden practicing (by the way, sorry about the bad shadow of the trees) and decided he needed a picture too. He said "Mom, take a picture of me posing like this" as he put his foot up on the ball. How cute is that? Then Jaycee thought she needed one to and did exactly what she just watched her older brother do. TOO CUTE!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fun weekend and First Day of School

This weekend while hanging out in Gooding decided to jump in the vehicle and go on a little road trip just for something new. So the six of us were off, decided to head to Mackay where we heard we could get a GOOD piece of pie.

On our way:
We stopped at several places along the way for a drink, some games, and some dancing:

Troy playing the drums and Dave the air guitar:

Not even exactly sure what this was, but it was a nice view and a chance to get out of the car and stretch so we took a picture by the sign :)

We sang at the top of our lungs pretty much the whole time. This was Troy and Dave telling Marcy what they thought of her singing on this particular song:

Then we decided to pull over to the side of the road and get out and have a slow dance to a good song while the sun was setting.

Our last stop of the night was in Mackay, stop #5. We had some dinner and drinks here and danced the night away.

We even met some new friends who joined us for the evening, Lee and London, they were a lot of fun. This is Troy on the way home.. .. .. it didn't take him and Dave long to fall asleep so then Steph and I traded them spots and made the two of the sit in the very back so we could continue to sing with Perry and Marcy who were sitting up front.

It was such a fun evening and once again "thinking outside of the box" with our very best friends. Never a dull moment when you get the six of us together.

First Day of School

Our "little boy" (don't tell him I called him that) had his first day of 1st grade today. I can't wait to see what he thought. He was so excited that he got to eat lunch at school this year and also for the fact that he got 3 recesses. :) Here are a few pictures before he left for school. Today was "Cowboy" day so he was suppose to dress western and his teacher had a hat for everyone once they get there. I thought he looked pretty cute, but I am a little bias.

It was little sad to watch him walk into the school yard. I settled for a wave goodbye because hugs and kisses at this age are just "not cool" and way to embarrassing for a seven year old. *tear :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Post #3 - Kayden's Birthday Party

To finish our weekend off, we had a birthday party for Kayden Sunday evening for his 7th birthday. It was army themed (if you know Kayden, no explanation needed) and everyone came dressed in camouflage. I bought camo material and made headbands for everyone to wear.

We played several games including bomb's away with water balloons, injured soldier, and Troy's brother did some "real" army drills and exercises with the kids.

Then Kayden opened his presents.

After all the presents were done, Uncle Craig, Cassie, and Cody showed up with the final present that we got Kayden. Here is a video that Cody and Cassie took of him opening his last present.

Here is Uncle Craig talking to Kayden about how to take care of the dog.

It was such a fun gift to give. Here are a few more pictures of his new puppy.