Sunday, December 20, 2009

Four Months Old

This little baby
is such a fun little person.
And his personality grows more and more each day.
Now that he's four months
I've had to officially get out the bigger clothes.
I get sad when I have to do that
because it means my baby
is getting bigger and becoming less and less
a baby -

He's starting to laugh a little when we tickle him
and is starting to reach out and grab things.
He's chats up a storm when he's in a good mood
and loves to flash his adorable smile -
especially to his mommy!
His favorite thing is to be sitting up
or held facing out
so he can watch everything that is going on.

We sure love our little Oliver!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

For Your Entertainment

Just some cute pictures that were on the camera..
Now that Porter is 8 years old,
he gets to participate in Cub Scouts.
He loved his first meeting last week
and is so excited to go again today!

Next, this is what happens
when you try to take pictures of your baby
and there are three other silly boys around:

But aren't they cute??

Monday, December 14, 2009

A "Roaring" Good Time!

Porter's Birthday party was on Saturday.
He decided on a Dinosaur theme
So I worked all week
(And paid a bit more for fast shipping)
to put together some fun activities.
I was a little nervous and stressed about the whole thing
wondering if the kids would be entertained
and if we had enough to do for the time.
This is the first party any of my kids have had.
But I have to say,
it was one of the most smoothly run,
fun party
there ever was.

While we waited for the kids to arrive,
they made dinosaur teeth and fossils
out of white clay
which we would then baked
and made into necklaces at the end of the party.

Our next activity was a treasure hunt.
I told the kids some paleontologists had found a nest of dinosaur eggs
and the kids needed to follow clues to find them
before the hungry dinosaurs did.
Rhett made up some awesome clues
that had the kids running all over the house
to each spot and eventually to the nest of eggs.

For the third activity,
I had taken some dinosaur skeleton toys
and packed them in a mixture of
dirt, sand, flour, salt, and water.
After drying them out in the oven,
they looked like rocks.

I told the kids that some paleontologists had found the rocks
and there was dinosaur bones inside
and they needed the kids' help to get them out.
I armed them with screws, hammers, brushes, and knives
as tools to use to dig the dinosaur bones out.
It was quite funny to watch
some would just scrape the dirt out quickly
while others would chip a little away here
and a little away there.
(Yes, that is Andrew with a hammer...)
Luckily, for time's sake,
the insides were still soft
or we would probably still be chipping away...

Porter opened his presents,
then we sang Happy Birthday
and had homemade ice cream cake -
with dinosaurs on top, of course.

We had a blast!
And Porter had a great time
which is really all that matters!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Porter!

Porter turned 8 years old today!

Wow -
Nothing makes you feel older than
having your kids get old.
He had a great birthday
filled with presents, cake,
and lots of video game playing
for he got just what he wanted:
Rock Band and a Guitar for the Wii.
I don't know who enjoys it more;
Porter because he gets to play,
or us watching him rock out
and Andrew being his background dancer...
He gets a friend party this year
which will be held next Saturday.
He's chosen a dinosaur theme
(no suprise)
and we have lots of games and activities planned.
He's also very excited to be baptized.
He's such a good kid
and we love having him in our family.
Happy Birthday, son!


Thanksgiving week was a busy time
but it was so much fun.
We left home Tuesday and traveled to Salt Lake
We seemed to be doing something every minute of the days
and loved spending time with all the family.
Here's a rundown:

Tuesday -
Got to Grandma Hunt's house
Hung out with Aunt Laura, Boozer and Abby.

Wednesday -
I baked two pumpkin pies
thenwe went playing with Jenny, Savvy and Vanessa
at Classic Skating Fun Center
Where we rode bikes and scooters,
roller skated (which I haven't done in YEARS!
and it was so much fun!)
played on the bounce houses
And climbed in the jungle maze
Then we got home
and I had a Girl's Night Out
with Mom Hunt, Laura, Emily, and Stephanee
to dinner and to see New Moon.

Thursday -
Ran a 5K in 33:55.3
Baked a yummy Apple pie
Ate a delicious Thanksgiving dinner
and spent wonderful time with the family.

Friday -
We stayed warm in our beds
thinking of all the crazies out there on Black Friday
The boys built an awesome snowman
And that night we went with Grandma and Grandpa Hunt
to see the lights on Temple Square.

Saturday -
We got up and headed to Logan to see all my family
The girls went shopping
Later that evening, we went to the Fun Center
and roller skated (again)
and the kids climbed through the jungle gym
The boys had a slumber party with Cousin Kate
Who was too funny,
for when the lights were turned off
she promptly came out of the room
blanket in hand
and announced she was sleeping on the couch!
Sunday -
We went to church with Matt and Amanda
who were blessing their sweet baby, Gabriella
We left Logan Sunday afternoon to head home.
What a great week!