Wednesday, April 22, 2009
my beautiful housemate, Mandi
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
When we would drive to Arizona for Easter, growing up, we would always go to Aunt Donna and Uncle Jim's, in addition to Grandma's.
A tradition we had was searching for the Easter egg at the bottom of the pool. It was always warm in AZ (well, compared to Northern CA). It was such a fun thing to do - soooo - Curtiss & I thought it would be a fun tradition to start with Logan & Addi. Heath is such a great sport. It was coooold and he thought it was fun (how lucky am I?).
THEN ... the kiddos thought it would be fun for the adults to do an egg hunt at the bottom of the pool ... :) How could we say NO??!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Grandma Kuhn always makes each holiday so special.
This is where my mom got it from!
Logan LOOOVES coke!
Grandma Kuhn is known for giving more money than candy!!
Me, Curtiss, John and the kids took a little walk to a nearby lake.
I tired to get some pictures with the kiddos ... I think we were successful!
The kiddos LOOOOVE their Uncle Curtiss!!!
Playing with new toys in front of Grandma's.
I love this picture!
Curtiss ASKING to be tased
Lucky, lucky boy!!!
While Logan was riding the motorcyles,
Addi played with Aunt Dale -
... cheerleading ....
... and drawing ...
Logan + Grandma
Logan loves that he's almost as tall as his Great-Grandma
Grandma telling Curtiss how proud she is of him
for serving in the military
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The kiddos got SPOILED from Uma & Papa!! They got sooo many fun things in their Easter!
Uma - thank you sooo much for the best Easter boxes e-v-e-r!!!!!
On Thursday night we went to the Easter Pageant at the Temple. We were able to sit super close this year, in fact, we were sitting right in front of CB's brother's Trent and Dason. Addi, Ashlyn and Lizzy took a picture with one of the warriors in the pageant.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I looove date night with Heath on Wednesday nights!! Last night we went to dinner at Z Tejas in Tempe then to The Big Bang to watch the dueling grand pianos. It was so much fun.
Thanks Heath for always giving me a fun date night out!!!! I always have a blast with you!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
We are loving the park at Heath's apartment complex and spend almost every day after school playing on the playground after homework.
Last night Addi showed us her new trick on the bars. She is growing up sooo fast. I remember doing these things on the bars as well ... she's so tough ... check out the end of the video (it's not long, don't worry)!
Last night we took the kiddos to the PGA Tennis and Golf Superstore. Both of the kids showed an immediate interest in golfing! Logan was even sad we couldn't buy him a golf set right then and there!!
Golf has always been such a huge deal in my house growing up. My Dad and brother went every Saturday. I started golfing a few years ago when Mark and I divorced. It's one of my favorite things to do to relieve stress.
Oh kiddos - your Papa will be sooo proud!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Logan: "Mom, don't forget to send Kaiden's Easter basket today!! He's going to be so excited when he sees what we got him."
Mom: "Thanks for reminding me, Logan. What should we call his box? We can't call it an Uma Box, because it's not coming from Uma."
Logan: "But Uma INVENTED the Uma Box, it HAS to be called that. When Kaiden calls us on Easter, we have to explain the box to him and this is what you get when your mom is our Uma and that all your presents don't have to fit into your basket, you get lots of presents just in the box!!"
I called Uma this morning to tell her about our conversation. I knew she'd want to hear how much you guys love getting Uma Boxes and how you think they are better than anything else. She cried. She loves being your Uma and is so excited to see you guys in May and meet Kaiden.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Alright, this is a little out of order...
On Sunday, we went to Scottsdale to visit our Dad's side of the family. This is (clockwise from the top):
Aunt Dale (dad's younger sister)
Grandma (dad's mom)
Uncle Mike (aunt dale's hubby)
We went to a Chinese Buffet and the owner kept telling me and Curtiss what a beautiful family WE had ... yuuuuuck! ;)
Then Curtiss and I stopped by a car show with the kids on our way back to Gilbert. Here are the kids and their fave cars at the car show ....
On Friday night when Curtiss got into town, Heath and I were at Dave & Busters with the kids, eating dinner. The kids hadn't seen Uncle Curtiss since before Christmas. They were soooo excited. Addi couldn't get enough of her Uncle!!
The kids were like little old people at a casino! It was hilarious to watch!
Here is a video of Addi playing skeet ball. She's actually really good at it!
Last Friday night, Heath had an Honor Guard ob to do at a Police Academy graduation in Phoenix. Me and the kiddos went. It's always fun to watch him do the Honor Guard thing .. all dressed up in his uniform. Heath was sweet enough to let me take a pic or two ...
On Saturday, we took the kids quadding for the first time. They had a blast!! I think we finally found something Logan really enjoys AND is good at! Curtiss had him doing doughnuts by the end of the day and Addi was going up mountains. I couldn't have been more proud of my sweet babies!!
show off! ;)
Curtiss is a great rider
Uncle + Niece
going out for a ride
Heath & Logan
conquering the tallest mountain
thinking he's a pro rider by standing up while riding
... and riding with one hand ...
Heath & Addi
showing her some trails she can go on
pouting after she crashed
Curtiss & Addi
getting a lesson on how to ride the quad
Curtiss + Addi + Logan
exploring the trails near the trucks
my sweet girl all ready to go
The kids are doing wonderful. They are excited for school to be over and start summer vacation.
Heath starts General Instructor's school on Monday. At the end of April he will be taking a Driving Instructor's class. He is already a Training Instructor. After these two programs, he will start to teach the new police officers how to drive their police cars in all the situations they face on duty. Pretty cool!! I am really proud of him.