Thursday, May 31, 2018

Jax's 9th Birthday

My sweet middle boy turned 9 and he was so gracious and thankful for his birthday. Dave had to work and he asked if he could go to Mr. Ed's for his birthday so that is what we did. He also shared his hot chocolate with both his brothers and sister.

He got a Mariner's jersey, hydroflask, alarm clock and a book on the Chicago Cubs world series win for his birthday this year.
He was super pumped because he got to scrimmage with Colt's team that night and then was given a powerade and an ice cream sandwich after practice. He is really hoping he will make a majors team next year. 
Jax has grown so much this year, he started at a new school and had no trouble making friends and jumping right in to a new routine.  He goes to school every day dribbling his basketball and spends every recess playing basketball or football with Colt and his 4th grade buddies.  He gets home from school and is out shooting baskets again, his love for sports runs deep and he loves going up to Papa's house and talking to him about sports. He is so kind and caring to others and especially to me. He always checks in on me asking me how my day went and always looks for ways to help me out. I am really loving his personality right now and his sweet heart.  Happy Birthday my sweet boy!

 9 year stats
Weight: 79 lbs
Height: 54.5 inches 
Birthday Questions
What do you want the most for your birthday? Mariners jersey
What do you want for your birthday breakfast? Mr. Ed's
What is your favorite color? blue, white &a little bit of pink
What is your favorite toy? my basketball
What is your favorite fruit? cantaloupe
What is your favorite vegetable? carrots
What is your favorite thing to watch? Sportscenter
What is your favorite animal? humpback whale
What is your favorite book? Diary of the Wimpy Kid and Big Nate
Who is your best friend? Bryson
What is your favorite sport? basketball, football & baseball
What is your favorite thing to do outside? play basketball
What do you sleep with at night? lovie
What is your favorite thing to eat? BBQ chicken pizza
What do you want to be when you grow up? physical therapist
What is your favorite thing to do with dad? watch sports center together
 What is your favorite thing to do with mom? go out to ice cream together

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Weekend with the Stacey Family

The Stacey's came back to Walla Walla for another fun visit.  This is the first time they had been to our new home and it was so fun having them around. We spent a lot of time outside playing baseball, running around, campfires, trying to catch crawdad's, wine tasting (with all 6 kids) and just enjoying the nice weather. The kids acted like we see them everyday and they all had fun playing and sleeping in the boys room upstairs together (all 5 of them!).  It was such a fun weekend!
 Early morning wiffle ball games were a kid favorite.
 Visit to the bookstore.
 Wine tasting downtown with all the kids.
 Court and I.
 These kids!
 Lots of time spent outside.


 Lots of smore's were made and consumed this weekend.
We went downtown to the Mill Creek Brew Pub for lunch on Sunday.
 Colt (10), Jax (8), Kendall (8), Case (7), Zak (5), Colbi (4).

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Colbi 4 year old Preschool

 Colbi finished up preschool this week. She had her final program at Betty's which was really cute and she did so well.

 With Betty on the last day but lucky for her she gets to go back next year!
 She had her Mustard Seed graduation that evening. She was pretty excited about this outfit that she picked out herself.

 This girl did awesome. She sang so loud and proud and waved at us every chance she could get.
 With Papa and DiDi.
We wrapped up the night by celebrating Papa's 78th Birthday!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Case's 7th Birthday

 Case turned 7 and I can't believe it! He is the first kid to have a birthday but in the next 2 months all the other kids will follow and we will soon be on the odd years for birthdays at 11, 9, 7 & 5! He got a new fishing pole for the boys upcoming fishing trip and an alarm clock and hydroflask from us.
 All three boys had baseball games so after the game we went to Mill Creek Brew Pub because Case wanted ribs for his birthday. All the grandparents were there so that made it extra special.
 Finally at 9:00 that night we sang him happy birthday and the kids had cake.

Case and Papa (their birthdays are only one day apart).

Case has had an amazing year in kindergarten. His teacher (Ms. Thomas) has been fabulous and he is known at Berney as the fastest and friendliest boy in kinder. He is friends with everyone and everywhere he goes people are always yelling his name. It is always amazing to me how each of my boys are completely different and Case is no exception.  He is quick and emotional and loves hard and fights hard. He gives me the best kisses and hugs and often times wants me to carry him to bed an snuggle with him.  He loves anything athletic, fishing, hunting and playing with his siblings. He has a very special bond with Colbi which is a revolving door of loving and screaming at each other but it is sweet all the same.  I am so lucky to be his mom and I love him so so much. I hope he always knows that he is so loved by his family.  Happy 7th Birthday Case Michael!!!

7 year stats
Weight:  53 lbs
Height:  50.5 inches 
Birthday Questions
What do you want the most for your birthday?remote control car
What do you want for your birthday breakfast? bread dough pudding
What is your favorite color? blue
What is your favorite toy?light saber
What is your favorite fruit? apples
What is your favorite vegetable? carrots
What is your favorite movie? Solo
What is your favorite animal? lion
What is your favorite book? Mo Williams books
Who is your best friend? Evan
What is your favorite sport? basketball
What is your favorite thing to do outside? ride my bike
What do you sleep with at night? Colbi
What is your favorite thing to eat? sushi
What do you want to be when you grow up? fireman
What is your favorite thing to do with dad? go fishing
 What is your favorite thing to do with mom?  go out to icecream

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017

 Dave had to work Christmas Eve so the kids and I went to church in Walla Walla that morning and then drove over and stopped at the station to see Dave before going over to his parents house.

 The kids love visiting the firehouse and no matter how often I go they always want to do and see the same things.  Jax was engrossed in the Seahawks game inside the station so he was not around for picture but was there.

 We went to Christmas Eve service with all the Pemberton family and then came back to Popee and Memah's for appetizers and a few presents.
 10 Cousins ages 7 months - 10 years
 We also did our traditional acting out of the Christmas story complete with awesome costumes. This is always one of my favorite part of Christmas and it never fails to make everyone laugh and have fun.

 Cousins sorting Jax's new football cards.
 Case was pretty excited for his new basketball.
 We stayed up till 1am on Christmas Eve so we had a little later start to our morning, we had to wait for Dave to get off work so when he got back to the house around 8:30 the kids opened their stockings.
 Then everyone else showed up and we had breakfast and spent the next 3 hours drinking coffee and slowly opening presents taking breaks so the kids could play with their toys and the adults laughed and talked. It was a pretty perfect Christmas morning.
 The girls.
 The boys.

 Julie crocheted this new blanket for the window seat in our new house. I am in love with it and the colors! It will be perfect.
 Mike and Julie had this sign made up for our gate (Taylor designed the logo using our Outfitters logo).

 We were lucky enough to get a white Christmas so after presents we headed outside to sled down the hill next to Dave's parents house. It was a beautiful day to get outside and have fun.

 After the kids were tired of sledding we came back inside for crafts and....
 ....BINGO with Popee.
 Later that evening we had a really yummy Christmas dinner and stayed up fairly late again playing games and having fun. It was such a fun Christmas and so nice to be with everyone.
We came back to Walla Walla the day after Christmas to more snow. I took the kids out to the property and went sledding. Now that Christmas is over we still have another 12 days left before we go back to school!