Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer = swimming!!!

We went swimming today and had a blast! It made me happy to put the boys in swim trunks and go to the pool. I love the water and was happy that Bryce enjoyed it.
Getting Brandon ready
The boys ready to go swimming
Bryce and Dad
So, Bryce was hesitant to get in the water when we first got there and Granny suggested getting Bryce all the way wet instead of slowly putting him in the water, so he would get used to the water. Without even a pause, Skye said okay and dunked Bryce all the way under the water. I don't think that was what granny had in mind. Bryce came up crying and screaming and reached for mommy and refused to go back to dad for quite a while.
This is how Granny and Brandon spent the afternoon :)
Bryce and mom
Bryce was a fish by the end of the day!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Smurf Children

We had a great father's day last weekend and it made me so grateful for my amazing husband because he is the best daddy to Bryce and Brandon. He loves them so much and makes sure they know that by telling them and playing with them. Bryce loves his daddy and follows him from room to room around the house whenever he's home. He loves giving dad kisses and telling him about his day. And as for Brandon, he was starting to get fussy on the floor the other night and I was doing something and asked Skye to pick him up before I fed him. Skye was a little hesitant since Brandon was about to cry and he thought he would only make matters worse. As soon as he picked him up, Brandon gave him the biggest smile. Too cute! Our boys LOVE their daddy! Happy Father's Day honey!

I decided I wanted to try and be crafty and make a father's day gift for Skye to take to his office. So, I thought it would be cute to do the boys hand and foot prints. I think it turned out really great, but........
I must have used PERMANENT ink because the boys most definitely went to church looking like smurfs with a BLUE hand and foot each. This picture was taken two full days later...two baths with scrubbing later...HAHA!

Bryce dancing

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Brandon has been full of smiles and cooing for a couple weeks now and each day he's giving us more and more. We are loving it! He's very alert and can focus on us and really responds to us talking to him. Bryce is such a great helper and big brother. Whenever he hears Brandon waking up, he stops, points his finger up in the air, and says "ohhhh". He loves his baby brother. We are still, however, working on teaching him the most appopriate ways of showing that love ;)

Saturday, June 20, 2009



Bryce, Brandon, and I were able to stay in Burns for a week and we had so much fun. We went to high school and middle school graduation. Congrats Shey! Bryce loved playing with his Aunties Sayge and Shaylee.

Brandon update

Brandon is going to be crawling before we know it. Whenever he's on his tummy, he just lifts his head up and kicks his legs. He's so strong already.Uncle Justin and Brandon

Valley of the Giants

The Valley of the Giants is a forest right here in Oregon with HUGE trees. We tried to find it once and got REALLY lost because it's in the middle of nowhere with many turns. Well, we got specific directions, Ty came with us, and we finally found it. It was awesome and beautiful!
Bryce loves his Uncle Ty!

Bryce and Dad

Check out these massive trees! Bryce was a little hesitant when we sat him on a huge trunk and walked away to take a picture. He's a good sport.

Mom and baby Brandon

Granny found a walking stick along the way.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Helping with yard work

Our little Bryce LOVES being outside. He will run to the door whenever he hears it open or close so that he can get outdoors. One of his favorite things to do is watch dad mow the lawn and try to help with yard work.
Bryce carrying the bucket around to put weeds in.

Then, we started using the bucket to water plants and Bryce loved splashing and playing in the water.

This was right after he spilled the bucket of water and did a little slip and slide across the garage floor. Bryce wasn't too happy about it, but dad thought it was hilarious...and it was.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brandon's Blessing Day

Brandon was blessed on May 24th by his dad and it was a wonderful day. Brandon is a great baby and we are so happy to have him in our family. Uncle Justin came and got to be a part of this special day. Also, we were so happy to have Rachel with us.