Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Where's Aubrey?

Can you see Aubs peeking in at me getting ready the other morning? She is the sweetest!

Best Friends

Colten has a new best friend! I never thought that Jack would be as good with Colten as he is (when Colten first took over the house Jack HATED him). You don't see one with out the other any more!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Two and a half!

Aubrey turned two and a half yesterday! I wish that they would both stop growing up so fast! Here are some pictures of my big girl!

Her FAVORITE thing to do is ride the "horsey"!

She loves it!

Isn't she huge?

She will always be my thumb-sucking baby! She is the sweetest!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fan Appreciation

Last Saturday night we did not have much going on so Justin, Whitney, Aubrey, Mya, and I headed over to fan appreciation! It was a beautiful day and Justin wanted to watch the Cat's practice for a while so we joined him! I think Colten would have LOVED it but he was with my mom visiting her sister still! All in all it was a wonderful evening and we are excited for football season to begin again!
Mya was thrilled to be at the game!

Sweet Aubrey was a very good girl and cheered on her cats!
She liked watching practice too!
And decided she should hold Mya not Auntie Whit!
I love the look on her face!

Now we just have to wait for a "real" game in a couple of weeks! Should be a great time!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Wish...

As I mentioned in my last post last Friday night we went to campus and had a lot of fun hanging out as a family. While on campus we found a fountain. The kids have loved to throw money in the fountain for a while now but this trip was different. We told them both to make a wish. Their responses were to cute!
Colten Wished:
1. He could see Carter every day (Carter is his favorite baseball player).
2. He could play golf with daddy every day.
3. He could go to work with mommy every day.
I thought these were beyond sweet! Of course Carter came before mommy and daddy but that's okay! I think that the fact he didn't wish for toys, or anything of that nature says a lot! The fact that he would rather have people than objects makes me one happy mommy!
Aubrey Wished:
1. To hug mommy.
2. To kiss daddy.
Again...she is BEYOND sweet! I am one lucky mama!

Game Night!

Justin and I are really loving how the kids love doing things as a family! It is nice that they are finally both big enough to take out and not really worry about a whole lot. This past weekend we had nothing to do on a Friday night! We decided to take them to the union to play some games. We were a little disappointed with the selection of games there but the kids did not seem to mind one bit! After games we walked around the bookstore, and campus. The kids had a ball and loved every minute of it...the best part was the whole evening only cost us about $2.00. I love that the kids do not know the difference between really playing a game and not! As long as the game is "on" they will play it! It was a great night, and I am so glad we got it in before Justin gets extremely busy!

Colten choosing a game to play! He was very focused!

Aubrey running to the next game!

Aubrey driving a car! I'm sure she will be driving for real in the blink of an eye!

Colten and the dance game! He loved it, and was pretty good!

He wanted to play like 10 times!

Best night ever! We are so blessed!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dinner with Aubs

Saturday Colten was off on an "adventure" with Bricen so Justin and I were able to enjoy some special one on one time with Aubrey. We took her to dinner at Colbert Hills and had lots of fun. It was nice to be able to focus on just her as that is something we don't have a chance to do very often (however I missed Colten WAY to much, I have a hard time letting him do anything on the weekends since I don't get to spend the week with him) it was a nice evening and another reminder of how blessed we really are!

Who Want's To Go?

So lately the kids have been OBSESSED with our Maltese Jack (they say Newman is to crazy). Before kids both Jack and Newman were our babies. We felt guilty leaving them for extended amounts of time therefore we usually ended up loading them up and taking them with us EVERYWHERE we went! Crazy I know!

Recently the kids have thought that it is the best idea ever to take the dogs with us when we go places. They laugh the whole time we are in the car and fight over who gets to hold Jack! It's pretty sweet, and the dogs love it too!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Donna!

Grandma Donna had a birthday yesterday! The kids get so EXCITED about birthdays anymore and I think it is so sweet to watch! They were asking first thing in the morning when Grandma's party was. I don't think her party was what they had in mind when we said "party" but they still had a great time!
Aubrey made the cake!

I think she liked the frosting!

After we finished the cake we headed to the olive garden. We had not been to the one here yet! It was great. The kids loved their spaghetti! Poor kids never get it at home because daddy doesn't like it!

They ate all of it! Both of them asked for seconds!

After Olive Garden we went home and Aubrey wanted to hold Mya.

Aubrey with Grandma and the cake she made her.
Colten is all boy and wanted NO part of helping with the cake...he did help eat it though!

We hope you had a great birthday Grandma!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I am so thankful that this weekend was FINALLY nice enough to get the kiddos out of the house! It has been so hot out that we have avoided going outside for the most part. Colten and Aubrey both LOVE to be outside so it has been a very sad story.

Sunday was gorgeous and we took full advantage of the nice day and headed over to an Elementary School close to our house.

This should really be the only time we see him behind bars!

I don't like how big she is getting! Let me tell you she is one SASSY girl!

I love that Colten no longer RUNS from me when I try to take his picture.

Aubrey on the other hand wants no part of having her picture taken!

I love my boys!

He loves the dinosaur!

Aubrey loved it too!

Of course you can not go to the park with out a trip to the swings!

Now I hope this weekend is as nice as last!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Colten Update!

I am happy to report that Colten had his follow up appointment yesterday and is back to 100%! We have know that for a week or so now but it always makes you feel so much better when the doctor signs off on it and agrees! The best part of all this is that his hearing is back to 100%! When he put the ear tubes in Dr. Pardon could not guarantee that it would return to normal so we are beyond thankful for this! I'm so happy that we have been able to put so much behind us this summer, and that Colten is a step closer to just being able to be a kid!
In the waiting room!

In the big chair waiting on the doctor!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Weekend Recap

Colten woke up yesterday morning and said that he wished it was Saturday again...Can't blame the kid for that! We had another busy weekend but we wouldn't trade it for the world!
Friday there was a HUGE storm here in town...we lost power at the house and at my office. I was stuck at work until about 7 that night and then to lazy to cook! We wanted to just grab something fast to eat but due to the power outages all over town everywhere was packed! We settled on Gumby's. Aubrey enjoyed herself, but the place was to disgusting for Colten's liking (he was probably right)! We decided to take the pizza and head home so that everyone was happy!

Aubrey waiting on the pizza!

Such a little cheese ball!

Saturday was Justin's Grandma's 85th birthday! We had a party for her and Aubrey loved the balloons and the cake!

She was lots of help to Aunt Sara and I! Colten and Daddy decided to go play golf while we got ready for the party.

Aubrey also got a new princess dress this weekend.

She is ALL girl!

Colten got a new light saber!

He is all boy!

So glad they love each other!