Well, we have been busy and it has mostly been a fun busy lately. I realized I was getting behind posting pictures on here though. So without further ado, here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks.
Stephen's has folded a bunch of these fun things and I think they are really cool. You'd have to ask him what they are called though. I just know they are fun.
Vance finished his "reading lessons" a couple of days after Tanner. He got behind because it was harder to find a time to do it with him after school and homework and such.
The boys saw these angry bird shirts and in a moment of weakness I bought them. Unfortunately, they didn't have any Porter's size. He was happy to show of the magazine he was looking at for the picture though.
Often, there is a fight over who gets to look at the atlas when we are driving. Porter got his turn this day.
General Conference weekend. Don't they look so quiet and attentive? If only that had lasted... Stephen hooked up the computer to the tv though so we could watch conference on the internet, but view it on the much bigger screen.
The boys earned pennies anytime they heard an apostle say a certain word and then I let them cash the pennies in for a prize. They each are showing off their "future missionary" name tag here. One morning Vance had his tag on and he had his backpack on and he said, "Tanner, I'm a missionary coming home from my mission and you are my brother." (We've recently been talking about how my brother, Glen will be coming home from his mission soon.) Tanner refused to play a long though. He said no to being his brother so then Vance suggested he be his father, uncle, cousin, and mother before giving up. I thought Vance was real cute though about it though.
Vance showing off his airplane shirt. I don't know why he wanted too since it is not new, but whatever.
My parents came to Utah briefly before going to pick my sister, Rose up in Rexburg. Here is my mom and Porter looking at a book at Holly's house.
Poor Holly and Elliot were at the hospital the entire time my parents were in Utah. Elliot was having breathing issues again. Poor boy. Tuesday afternoon we had her girls and I made them all sit down to watch a movie after Stephen went to work. I took a quick picture because I knew that all five of them on the couch would only last so long and I was right.
Since it was Vance's Spring Break we decided to make a quick trip up to Rexburg/Idaho Falls. First, to say hi and good bye to Rose before she headed home for the summer and also to go back and visit our old stomping grounds and show the boys all the places we've lived and so forth. It was a blast. We didn't find out until Tuesday night that we'd be able to go and then didn't know if Stephen would get off work Saturday until Thursday evening (which he didn't) It was good even though it was quick. Here is my little family at the gardens on BYU-Idaho's campus.
We had a lot of fun driving around and walking around campus and hanging out with my parents and Rose some. We didn't do everything we wanted to not only because our time was short, but because it was freezing cold and snowing on Friday so we went to the Museum of Idaho in I.F. because they had a dinosaur exhibit going on and all four of my men LOVE dinosaurs.
We made it home Friday evening and Saturday Stephen had a 10 hour shift (as usual) so the boys and I decorated some hard-boiled eggs. I tried baking instead of boiling them this time and really liked it. I also tried using kool-aid instead of other things to dye the eggs and that was fun too.
We made it to Easter and although the boys didn't have new clothes I made them take pictures anyway.
Back to normal life on Monday, we went and checked out our local library for the first time since we've moved here. We all enjoyed looking around.
Porter was having fun this morning with the Skylanders and his shoes so I had to take a picture. This little guy has started to say 2-3 word phrases in just the last couple of days. So fun. Some of my favorites are, "Love you." and "Where are you?" Usually he is searching for his frog or some other toy when he says that.
This post as tons of pictures. Is anyone still reading? I thought I would post a few more favorites from this past week. All of my men ready for church on Sunday.
And here I am with my little men on Sunday. Vance told me I looked like a princess with how I had braided my hair. They can be pretty sweet little boys sometimes.
I took this picture of my mom and dad in Rexburg.
And it is nice to get a picture with just me and my wonderful hubby sometimes too.