Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Graduate!!!

On May 18th, Ryan graduated from Lions N' Lambs Preschool! He was sooooo excited and had been practicing his songs for weeks! He couldn't wait for Nana, Papa and Auntie Natalie to come too!After getting seats for everyone, Ryan went to his room and got all ready for graduation!

The Graduate!!! Walking onto the stage!We were sitting pretty far away, so the zoom isn't very clear, but Ryan had a lot of fun dancing and singing during the performance!After some adorable songs, each student was announced then walked across the stage to get their "diploma." Anxiously waiting for his name to be said!Mrs. Ribota, Ryan and Mrs. Brannon!Showing off his "diploma!"Austin totally wanted in on the fun too!Auntie Natalie, Nana, Papa, Ryan and Austin!Papa with his boys!Mommy and Daddy with their sweet little graduate!With little brother too!I can't believe that we are at this point! My sweet little boy is old enough to move onto kindergarten and go to big school every day?! It excites me to see where life will take him and to watch him learn and grow, but it saddens me to think that he will no longer be my buddy every day and here in my home. I can't go back now, and I can't keep him small forever! It truly does feel like he was just a little baby that I was rocking to sleep and didn't want to put down. Now he hugs me, then runs away to play. As long as I keep getting those hugs, I can appreciate and accept this step we are taking in life! We are so proud of you Ryan! Here we come kindergarten!!!! You are getting the sweetest, smartest, cutest, and brightest boy around!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday Fun!!!

May 15th was my birthday! Since it fell on a Sunday this year, we decided to make a Birthday weekend out of it! On Saturday we took the boys and met up with my sisters Natalie and Aubrey at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for some fun.Ready for some fun!We had a great time on the rides!Lovin' on each other and havin' some fun!We took a break from rides and went to see Shouka the Killer Whale! Shouka was posing for some pictures after the show! It was so cute! After taking their picture with Shouka, Austin turns around and yells, "Give me Five!" and puts his hand up for Shouka. After his "high five," he turns around and stomps away. We were cracking up!What about a ride on Shouka?!Before heading out, Natalie, Austin, Aubrey and I all headed over and rode the train!While we rode the train, Daddy and Ryan went to ride the river rapids. We got done in time to watch them be sprayed by strangers with the squirt guns!We had so much fun, and are so glad we bought season passes so we can go again!

Sunday morning I woke up, got ready for church, and came down to breakfast made and the boys having a birthday party for me! Party hats, blowers and all!We had a nice relaxing day! All I wanted was a nap, so I watched a movie Justin gave me for my birthday and took a snooze! Later we had some friends over for dinner and cupcakes!Overall my birthday was relaxing a very nice! It flew by, and I certainly wish the years weren't flying by as fast as they seem to lately!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fun in the sun!!!

Several weeks ago in early May we had some really nice and warm days! We are talking like beautiful 85 degrees! That has since changed dramatically including some raining, windy and cold days. But while it was warm, we enjoyed it! The boys got this sprinkler from the Easter Bunny and were soooo excited to use it!
Silly boys!!!We also had to try out the Buzz Lightyear Rocket ship!Austin is now FINALLY potty trained!!! So without the diaper on, he's been struggling to keep his pants up.We can't wait for some more sunny and warm days to have fun in the sun!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mother's Day!

We spent Mother's Day in Loomis at Nana and Papa Schmidt's house. My siblings and I got Mom an ottoman that she's wanted for a while now! The boys were very excited to give it to her since it had been hiding in our car!After presents, we visited for a bit while we waited for our first phone call from Elder Schmidt! The phone rang several times and our hearts all skipped a beat every time. When it was finally his voice on the other end, we were really excited and emotional! This is what everyone looked like while we talked to you Trev!We just passed the phone around the room and everyone took a turn talking to him and asking all of the questions they had! He is doing sooooo well! He is loving the Navajo people and the work!

After talking to Elder Schmidt, we headed to Great Papa and Great Grandma Schmidt's house for a Mother's Day BBQ with the Schmidt family! After dinner, we played "Who's Your Mama?" with our host, 'Osama Bin Mama'! It was a lot of fun and entertainment!Some of the cousins were sitting together on the couch so I snapped a cute picture of them! Probably the most to be on that couch at one time!We had a great Mother's Day and are so grateful for all of the Mother's in our lives!