Friday, May 16, 2008

Mother's Day Weekend

We had so much fun over Mother's Day weekend. The Herbert clan came in from Utah so we got to spend the weekend with them and my parents. Friday morning we went to a new outdoor mall not too far from our house that has a really fun play area for the kids. That night we played games then we all got dressed in our jammies and had a slumber party while watching a Scooby Doo movie and eating lots of snacks. Saturday we just kind of hung out and played in the pool most of the day. Later that evening we did some window shopping then came back to the house for a BBQ. Sunday morning Addison & Avery had a blast doing their make-up, they are so cute. Jared & Jason made us a yummy pancake breakfast. Then my mom, dad, sister and I went to see a movie. When we got back the boys made us a delicious steak dinner. Blaise was our waiter and he did a fantastic job. Monday morning we headed to the park to get some pictures. Afterwards we had lunch before having to say goodbye. It was a great weekend, I wish it could have lasted a little longer.
The girls making up their own rules.

This must have been during a scary part of the movie.

Caiden can't stand the smell of popcorn, so he stayed far away from the rest of them.

Having fun in the pool!

Addison to Avery: "You're doing it all wrong, here watch me"

Avery to Addison: "Umm, have you seen a mirror?"

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beepa Beepa!

For some reason this is what Addison calls Grandma & Grandpa Estes sometimes. They came to visit us a couple of weekends ago (I'm late as usual) when Jared & I had to speak in Sacrament. They came in Friday afternoon and stayed through
Sunday. Friday night we all went to watch Jared play some church basketball. He was all excited because it was their second playoff game, and if they won then our ward got to play in the championship game. Sadly, they lost so they did not get to go on. Jared was bummed, but I must say, I was a bit relieved. It's kind of stressful watching them play. They all get SO into it. You'd think they were playing for money or something, not just for fun. For any of you who have seen it, it really is like the Church Ball movie. It's kind of silly to see these grown men getting so angry with the opposing team and with the refs. You should have seen some of the fouls being made, my goodness they were brutal! I must say though, I was very proud of Jared. He really kept his cool and it's not always easy for him to keep his temper when it comes to sports. Dianna (my mother in law)was a bit surprised at all the wives. She couldn't believe how quiet we were all being. She was the only one in the stands yelling. There was this one cute little wife with her kids who had made signs saying "go team". I think Dianna was disappointed in this generation of wives for not just shouting at the top of our lungs. At one point Addison asked grandma to take her outside for a walk. It was probably for the best because I think Dianna may have been escorted outside at some point. =) (***Side note...When Jared and I were first married we went to one of his nephews football games. I remember Dianna was yelling "kill 'em boys" and screaming at the ref's. I looked at Jared and told him his parents were never allowed to come to our kids' sporting events because I just didn't think this was appropriate for 9 year olds. Well since then, I've come to love and understand Dianna more. I know this is just how she cheers and shows support for those she loves. After all, she has 6 kids and 5 of them are boys. She'd have to be a bit loud right? I've always been more on the quiet side, most people think I'm too shy and reserved. So needless to say, Dianna is more than welcome to come to any of our family's activities. I may not acknowledge that I know her, but she's still welcome to come. =) You know I love you Dianna!) After the game we headed home and grabbed a bite to eat. On Saturday we got up and went to Nellis Air Force Base. Ron & Dianna bought Urban a new car seat. Since his head and feet stuck out of his infant seat at both ends we figured it was time for an upgrade. I thought for sure that he would look so small once he was in a "big boy" car seat, but nope, it was a perfect fit. My little guy is not so little any more. We spent the rest of the day shopping then had a BBQ for dinner. The next morning we went to church. Grandma & Grandpa sat with the kids while we stood up to give our talks. Boy am I glad that's over with, I hate speaking in front of people. All in all everything went pretty well. I did realize though how loud Urban is during church. He wasn't fussy or anything, they were all happy noises, but I could hear him loud and clear from up on the stand. Maybe it was just easy for me to pick out his voice since I know it so well? Once we got home Ron & Dianna packed up and left. It was so nice to have them in town for the weekend. We really do miss not living by Jared's family any more. We had a lot of fun together.

I didn't get a great picture of everyone, it's kind of blurry, but you get the idea. I know Addison looks kind of deranged in the second picture, but I wanted to get a shot of Urban and Grandma's matching blue seersucker pants. As you can see in the third picture Ron looks a bit surprised. That's because all weekend Urban would cry if he just looked at him, but apparently he warmed up because look how happy he looks in his Grandpa's arms.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

First bath together

Okay, so this is actually their second bath together. The first one was at Grandma's house when we were back in Arizona, but I forgot to take pictures of that (surprise, surprise). So we staged this one so I could get some pictures. They were so cute in the tub together. Addison just played like normal while Urban chewed on his toy and watched her. Neither one of them really look too amused in these pictures, but believe you me, they were having fun. =) Their expressions are like the exact same in both pictures...silly kiddos! I swear, they do smile sometimes. I guess they're just camera shy. Oh well, they're still cute.