Thursday, November 12, 2009

Let's catch up!

Just a few pictures to show ya what we've been up to. I have Halloween pictures but they are still on the camera. That camera is on a hunting trip in Montana :)
From top to bottom...Camping at Charbonneau with all the Holsten Family. We all silk screened matching shirts. Some people at camp thought we were selling shirts when we had them all hanging out to dry. It was pretty funny!
Took a trip to Silverwood. We had good weather and the kids had a great time. We decided that next time it would be a two day trip, rides one day, water park the next.
Spencer got his fist bus ride to the pumpkin patch with his kindergarten class. They DID NOT have good weather. It rained the entire time, we were all soaked when we left. What good memories!
Harley played volleyball and had a great time. She learned to serve overhand and get it over the net!! We are hoping to hit a bunch of camps until fall next year.
Alex and the two older boys took a little camping trip while the girls, Carter and I went to Seattle for a scapbooking convention. (Those pictures are hunting in Montana also). Mason and Spencer were so excited when they got to go hunting with Alex, that's a grouse.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tanner and Cannon

I couldn't resist!!!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

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Friday, October 9, 2009


Have you ever tried to get 17 kids under 13 years old (the majority under 9) to sit still and face forward long enough to capture a decent picture? We had about 5 cameras going and we only got one or two good ones out of 30-40 pictures. It's actually funny to look through all the other pictures. It's so funny to see the personalities off all the kids showing through the photos. We learned that next time we need to take the picture of all the grandkids with Grandma and Grandpa FIRST. We didn't manage to get a good picture of that :(

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Day of School!

Harley, Cierra and Mason all started school yesterday. They were all very excited! I was glad to have kids back in school. I'm usually not real eager for them to start because I like being able to sleep in a bit during the summer. This year I was ready!! Spencer had his kindergarten assessment yesterday and he will have his first day of kindergarten tomorrow. He can hardly wait!! I'll be sure to get a picture of him with his backpack. He's so happy to FINALLY have his own backpack! If I could have followed the girls into middle school to take pictures I would have. Ha ha ha :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Look what Carter's been UP to.

Now that Carter can crawl he's all over the place. He's decided that he can stand up holding on to just about anything! Wow, time flies.

This is my favorite picture!

Child Photographers

This is what happens when kids get ahold of you camera.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Where did summer go?

Here's a quick look at where our summer has gone.
*Carter learned how to crawl! Yikes, watch out!!
*We love to go camping and we bought a trailer, woooo hooo!!!
*Cierra competed in "belly bumpers" at her 5th grade track and field day.
*Camping and boating at Charbonneau for Memorial weekend. What a blast, fun with lots of cousins! Carter had a nice nap in a camp chair by the river.
*I now am a parent of teenager. Harley turned 13!
*Spencer helping Alex do some work in the yard. Building forms for concrete in the driveway and setting fence posts.
*A long drive and a short stay at Priest Lake in Idaho. It sure was pretty!! We will surely be going back!
*Ward camp out at a nearby church camp. The kids had a great time catching crawdads in the little river.
*Check out that nice muddy rig after Alex took the kids fishing! He had to take it through the car wash at least 4 times!
*Lots of swimming at the pool. Carter fits right in with the rest of the kids, he loves the pool. Didn't Cierra do a good job, she took that picture of Carter, way to go C!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Mowhawk!

Last night Alex and I attended his 20 year high school reunion. Our kids spent a couple hours at my Mom's house. My brother came down from Cheney and my sister was also over with her kids hanging out. Towards the end of the evening I get a text from my sister that says, "while the parents are away..." followed by a picture of Spencer with a mohawk. Little did I know that there was actually hair cutting involved. When we got back to my Mom's house we were told the full story. Allie wanted to give Spencer a mowkawk and he was a bit hesitant. She first just gelled up the top and then convinced him to cut the sides short! I think it's cute and it's fine since we usually keep Spencer's hair short anyway we can just buzz it all down later. Before church we got some good pictures, yes, he went to church this way :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A New C


Every so often Cierra decides that she needs her hair cut short. She looks so cute with short hair. She loves how easy it is! She's ready for summer!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Carter's First...

Carter's first day in overalls. He loves to suck on the buckles. We fought with that all day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Door to Door Sales-person

I feel like I'm usually pretty good at fending off sales people coming to my door. Sometimes it is missionaries from other churches, I've had vacuums, books...all kinds of things. Well, today I was thoroughly annoyed!!! I had just mowed the lawn, I got Carter to sleep, the boys were playing nicely and I was getting ready to get in the shower. I made it to the bathroom and was just about to get in when I heard Spencer yelling. I figured the boys were fighting so I threw on my bath robe and went out to see what the problem was. Spencer told me there was someone waiting to talk to the door!! So I go down and while hiding behind the door I find a young woman on my front porch. She greeted me with a happy, "Hello, Sister Pospical?" She was a college student and she wanted to sell me some cartoon scripture videos. She noticed that I was in my bath robe and apologized if she caught me at a bad time. I told her it was and that I was just about to get in the shower. Well, this young woman was not going to take no for an answer!!! She asked if I had a minute so she could show me what she had. I again told her it was a bad time, shower, baby sleeping, I need to be somewhere in a little while. She wanted to come back at a time when Alex would be here, well, he's out of town. Weekend is no good, we have a wedding. The following weekend? Camping. She kept saying how she gets credit for just showing it to me. Don't forget I'm still standing behind my door in my bath robe!!! She had to nerve to ask me again if I just had a minute!! HELLO?!!! Finally I just told her that in all honesty I wasn't going to buy any videos anyway. I told her if they are still the price the last time someone tried to sell them to me I have a hard time paying that for a video. Generally people are pretty good with the whole honesty thing but not this gal. "Even if I leave you a free video?" You can give me a free video if you want but I still don't have time!!!
Okay, so again, honestly maybe my boys would love the videos. I wouldn't mind having some but now I'm totally annoyed with this gal and it's out the window. There really wasn't an apology for taking my time or anything. It was like she was offended that because I was a member of the church I'm obligated to buy what this college student is trying to sell me. It doesn't work that way, sorry.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Little-Big Carter-Update

He's not so little anymore. He had his 4 month appointment last week and he's already 19 pounds. Can you believe it? It's amazing how fast babies grow. They learn new things incredibly fast. He's grabbing things all the time, including fit fulls of hair. It's fun to hold something in front of him and watch him track it with his eyes before he grabs it. It looks like it takes so much concentration. He smiles all the time, especially for his brothers and sisters. He watches them cross the room and sometimes he'll get mad if they don't stop to talk to him. Shortly after he turned 3 months he started teething. Crazy, I know!!! By the time he hit 4 months he was showing off not one but TWO teeth on the bottom. It's so cute to see his little teeth when he smiles. Not so cute when I get a finger in there!! Don't try that at home! He's very close to rolling over, he just has that last little bit of shoulder to get over, then watch out! I'm sure he'll be rolling all over the living room.
I love sleeping baby photos. So hard to resist!!

A Quiet Moment

This picture just makes me smile. I love it when they play and get along with each other instead of getting annoyed with each other. Spencer really is awake! (But he has been known to crash in that chair!!)

Lady Bugs-Guy Bugs

Here's my little bug. They had been learning about the life cycle of lady bugs in their class. Lady bugs can be guys too :)

Teacher Appreciation

Check out these cute goody bags I made. Thanks to Chic n' Scratch for the idea. She's got some fun stuff! I handed these out to teachers last week for teacher appreciation week. Did you thank a teacher for their hard work? I also gave a few of these for Mother's Day gifts also.