Wednesday, August 29, 2012


A few weeks back we took the kids to the zoo. They had a blast. It was so much fun seeing Riot's reaction to the animals. His favorite were the giraffes and tigers, of kitties as he called them. Seth freaked out when he saw the bears and the polar bear swimming around. Paisley fell in love the the seals and sea lions. Dom liked it all and said it was too much fun to pick one.

We goofed off at the drinking fountain and acted like it was eating us. Even Jess joined in on the laughs at how the kids were loving the carousel. I love these kinds of memories.

A bunch of monkeys watching a bunch of monkeys.

AHHHH! It's gunna eat us!

Dom showing Riot the elephants.


This was a lucky shot. The seal swam by just as the photo snapped.

The bears, the bears!

Riot kept calling, "Kitty kitty." Seth told him, "No, kitty." and showed him they grawl. Riot now rawrs at cats.

Seth and his wolf.

Not too happy to be in this photo.

Jess' attempt at a family photo. Close.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Seth's New Bike

I just realized I never updated about the kids' lemonade stand. If you are a Facebook friend then you have read this but for those that aren't here you go! It was a successes. HUGE! They had people come from as far as Brigham City and numerous others from Cache Valley as well ad our own area here in Franklin County. Dom and Paisley were so grateful for the support and turn out, meeting well beyond their goal of $400.

The two worked very hard and sold over 1,600 cups of lemonade and dozens upon dozens of baked goods. All within 4 hours. That night we had Seth pick the bike he wanted. The only set back, the company only made the model he liked in blue. Though out this time the only request Seth asked for was the bike to be the color green.

Two very nice Facebook friends instantly offered they knew of two guys, Kevin and Derek Atkinson, that would paint the bike the perfect color for Seth. When we told Seth his bike was going to be green, he smiled and shouted,"Green!"
The bike came and was painted. When we picked up the painted parts, Seth couldn't stop smiling. He couldn't wait to get home and put the bike together.

Finally the time had come to ride. Seth smile was contagious to anyone who saw it. I'll admit, I cried seeing him so happy. Dom and Paisley jumped on their bikes and took off along side him. After they got back, they both told Jess and I that selling lemonade was the best thing ever and they would do it again just to see their brother that happy.

They finally get to ride all together again.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Day of School!

School started today and it couldn't have come at a better time. The kids were starting to bicker non-stop. They were even getting excited to start a new year. We'll see how long the excitement lasts as the homework gets sent home and strict bedtime of 8pm. Seth wouldn't let me get a photo of him today so you only get to see the two middle kids. And, I'm lucky to have gotten Dom. I had to howler at him to come back after he rode off on his bike. You'll see how much he loves getting his photo taken below. Such a boy. Hey, can't blame him. I HATE getting my picture taken as well.

Dom first day of 4th grade. And apparently it's no longer cool for mom's pictures.

Paisley's first day of 1st grade. I can't believe how big she is getting!