A few pictures taken during the weekend when we were up in Blackfoot after Hazel's burial.
This was too cute I had to take a picture. Connor completely passed out on the kitchen floor with oven mitts on and all, it's safe to say that he was tuckered out!
Jonathan and Jessica were so sweet and wanted to do something for our family and sent us the girls favorite new movie, FROZEN!!!
Kaydence and I were just sitting, talking, and laughing together. I love listening to her and seeing how her mind works. I love her genuine laugh and sweet nature, I sure enjoy her. As we were snuggling we took some "selfies"
Aunt Mickell holding the girls
Making Easter eggs together was so fun, the girls were using their artistic abilities and getting creative.The eggs looked terrific, they were pretty proud of them!
The next day after church we first had a scavenger hunt with clues that took to them to their next treasure. Travis and I had fun coming up with the rhymes, we are so good (lol, I should have typed them all up on here so everyone could laugh at our great skills in this department). Then we had an Easter Egg hunt and just let the kids loose running around.
Girls weekly play date
Kaydence and Mackenzie, they are so darn cute!
Marley and Brooklyn, Brooklyn refused to look at the camera :)
Being silly, taking pictures and making video's on their tablet (that is their favorite thing to do with that tablet).
Our television went out on us, so on that Saturday morning the kids watched cartoons on the laptop (keeping the Saturday morning cartoon tradition alive).I just thought it was funny.
Beni's Sandbox! We love to visit Beni and play in her huge sandbox, then she always feeds us treats, its great.
The kids wanted to be buried. The sun was way too bright for them to keep their eyes open.
We celebrated Dane's birthday for FHE (since his birthday fell on a Monday). We had some of Dane's signature snacks, french bread and goldfish. Then we sang him Happy Birthday. We shared some of our favorite memories with Dane, then watched the photo montage Travis had made. I miss and love that boy so much, it hurts knowing that I won't be able to share more memories with him, or squeeze him, or see his smile, hear him whistling, or talk with him in this life. I'm so grateful that I will be able to see him again and that we are an eternal family, it's still really hard having that separation. I love you so incredibly much Dane, I am so grateful for the memories I do have with you, for all the squeezes I was able to give you, to see your smile, hear your laugh, hear you whistling all the time, and that I was able to just sit and talk to you the times that I did. Everything is so precious, every moment in life is precious and I try to see that now with every moment that I'm blessed with.
OUR BIG BOY TURNED 2!!!
I cannot believe how quickly this boy is growing, we are so crazy about our Kesler!
A few things about Kesler at two:
Kesler is not a "spotlight" child. In that I mean that he is not one to go looking for attention or to show off and when he does get attention from others he shakes his head "no", furrows his brows then looks away. That is his reaction when people come up and say how cute he is, but instead of this deterring others it often has the opposite affect. He is my first shy child and I love it, both are great it's just so different.
He isn't shy at all at home with us or with select others (like grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins).
He likes to try to figure out how things work, pull things apart (especially our vacuum), do projects with dad, he loves to chase his sister around the house growling and making "scary" sounds. He acts like random things are guns or swords and makes sounds with it (I have no idea where he learned that). When he gets hyper it's usually at night and he loves to run around laughing and then landing on our laps to be tickled. He loves animals but especially dogs. He will stick out his tongue crawl on all fours and bark a lot.
I had to share this experience because it is one illustration of how different he is then the girls and how he is all boy. The other night we rented the second Hobbit movie from Redbox. We watched it after the girls went to bed but Kesler was just standing against the couch watching it with us for a bit (this is when he usually sits with us and enjoys just being with mom and dad, at night). Travis and I looked at each other and said, we should probably move him into another room because there were some really freaky characters in it. Right then an Ogre nasty guy startled us and growled right in the center of the screen. Kesler jumped, just like we did, but then just started laughing. It was crazy to me! I can't believe how different he is from our girls.
Kesler, in trying to figure things out, is also cautious. He likes to figure out how things work, how deep the water is (he has to test it out and slowly gets in), how deep a step is, how a dog reacts before petting it, anything new he likes to see how it works first. He doesn't get hurt often because of this I believe.
Kesler is such a joy and blessing, we are so eternally grateful for this precious boy!!!
This boy LOVES his blanky!
He "helped" me make his birthday cake.
We just walked past the bathroom one day and there Kesler was sitting on the pot. Potty training time ahead (not my favorite).
He LOVES balls! That is one of the words he says the most, next to "no" and "mom". It doesn't matter what kind of a ball it is, that is the toy he will always pick. He makes up his own games with the balls so we got him some soft baseballs, a little glove, and some other fun little things.
Kaydence used the money she's been earning to buy him this light up squishy ball alien thing. She loves to share and use her money on others, it's sweet.
Playing ball outside, Kaydence was really good at it. She has great hand eye coordination. Kesler just likes fetching the balls for everyone.
My parents came to stay with us a couple weeks later and while they were here we celebrated his birthday again and they got him presents so I'm adding it here (even though it was in May).
Grandma and grandpa got Kesler a t-ball set, a pirate set (Jake and the Never land pirates), and a cute book. He didn't put the sword down, no one taught him what to do he just went around running after everyone with his sword. It was great!
He was sawing grandma in half!