Since I have the cutest little boy who loves to pretend to be a super hero I had to do a few quotes with pictures of him dressed up in his cape and mask.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Here are some more pictures I have been playing around with adding words to. I would like to fill my blog with them because they make me happy so don't be surprised to see a lot more of them. I do want to mention that my brother, Eric took the picture of Porter and our family picture. My sister, Rosemary took the picture of Vance. I can take photo credit for the picture of Tanner though. :)
Thoughts by Heather J. at 6:28 PM
Monday, August 26, 2013
Vance is now in 2nd grade. He was really excited for school to start. He knows several kids in his class already and says his teacher is really nice. He was also excited that they won't have homework (aside from reading) this week. He has quite an enthusiasm for school I never remember having.
Tanner is starting kindergarten this year. Today I got to go with him and we learned a few things and got familiar with his class room and his teacher. His teacher seems real nice and good with the students. He will have his assessment tomorrow and school without Mom will start on Thursday. He is excited to ride the bus and play on the playground.
Thoughts by Heather J. at 5:11 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013
We have been enjoying the last week of Summer. School will begin this year for Vance and Tanner. Porter will stay home with me and do preschool.
I promised Vance we would do a scavenger hunt on temple square this Summer and we hadn't gotten to it yet so we went this week.
|Porter was enjoying a fountain.|
|The boys admiring the Salt Lake City temple|
|Here they are finding items on their hunt. I have no idea why Tanner was pulling this face, but it makes me chuckle.|
|Here were are ready for the day.|
|Porter and Tanner enjoying the Gorilla statue. Tanner said the monkeys were his favorite animal to see.|
|Porter was making friends with the sea otter statue.|
|Here is a cool Lego display of a polar bear. Vance and Porter said the polar bear was their favorite animal to see.|
|The tiger was cool to watch because it decided to go for a swim while we were watching him and he came up right out of the water next to Vance. Of course, all I caught was him swimming away, but it was fun.|
We have a lot of changes coming up. School is starting for the boys as well as Stephen who took a break this Summer. We will be getting new neighbors soon which, when you share a wall and practically a drive way affects your life sometimes, one of the biggest changes is that Stephen will be starting a new job the first week of September. It is closer to home and pays a little more than he has been making. We are hopeful that it will be a good change for us. I feel grateful to a loving Heavenly Father for blessing us.
Thoughts by Heather J. at 2:19 PM
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Earlier in the week we took the boys to feed the ducks/geese at the park. You can tell from the picture that Tanner is the most timid around any kind of animal. They all had a great time though.
On Friday was Stephen and I's ten year wedding anniversary. In some ways it feels like that long and in other ways not so much. I don't really feel like I am old enough to have been married for an entire decade already, but clearly I am. :) I posted this picture on facebook of us. The picture on the left is on the temple grounds our wedding day and the one on the right is one that was taken at Rose's wedding reception a couple of weeks ago.
After stake conference Elder Christofferson took the time to shake our hands. I am so grateful that the boys were able to do that. I remember when I was around Tanner's age or so I was able to shake hands with President Benson (who was the prophet at the time). It was a great thing for our children. I hope the boys remember shaking an apostles hand. He has a wonderful spirit about him.
Thoughts by Heather J. at 3:49 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013
We got ourselves back into our routine around here more or less from our vacation. Summer is winding down and so I am happy with keeping things low key. School will start soon enough and that will bring with it, it's own changes.
Vance took it upon himself to build a lego mario this passed week. Stephen and I were impressed with how well he did especially considering the lack of lego options he had to work with and that he didn't receive any help, guidance, or suggestions from either of us. He did better than I probably could have anyway!Porter found some nail polish one more when he was up before everyone else. It is in my room in the same spot that it has been for months. He usually doesn't get into any of my stuff, apparently he got adventurous that morning. It was kind of funny seeing it on his arm, hands, and head. However, when I asked him to show me where else he had gotten it and he showed me on the quilt my mom made for us when we got married I was not amused. I tried several different things and was unable to get it out. Thankfully, it isn't a ton and the color kind of blends with the fabric, but I am still not happy. Porter was not happy when I had to get it out of his hair and he promised me (without any prompting from me) that he'd stay out of my nail polish from now on.
Thoughts by Heather J. at 3:53 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I took plenty of un-wedding related pictures too. My parents stayed the night at a friend's in Burley after the reception in Almo, Idaho. We stayed in a hotel and went and visited the friend for a bit before heading to Washington. I am posting this picture because they had a dog and Tanner got brave enough to pet it. The other two loved the dog!
Thoughts by Heather J. at 8:35 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013
My baby sister, Rosemary is all married off to her Steven. They got married in the Logan temple on July 26th. It was fun to be able to have everyone in my family and their spouses (minus the spouse part for Glen) to see them sealed together. I put a ton of pictures on facebook, but I thought I would share some here as well.
I got my brother, Eric to take a picture of my family while we waited for the bride and groom to come out of them temple.
Sisters with our Mom.
Thoughts by Heather J. at 10:14 PM