Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!

On our vacation in Oregon we went to the Zoo in Portland. The kids had a fabulous time. One of their favorite parts was the petting zoo. Mia really bonded with the goats. I thought she would be afraid. I was afraid! The train ride was a lot of fun too. We say lots of animals and finished the day off with dippin dots. Yum!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Home Sweet Home

The kids and I packed up our suitcases and went to Oregon for a week. Daddy stayed home to work. We missed him terribly! We had fun spending time with Grandpa, Grandma, Cate, Justin, Addie and the cows. The kids would go to the barn everyday with grandpa to help him feed the cows. Brock would yell right after Grandpa would "come cavee" The cows were a little afraid of the kids at first but by the end of the week Mia would end up in the manger with the grain and hay right next to the cow's nose. Dani and Brock also learned how to drive the Mule (the Kawaasaki kind not the four legged kind). Both were pretty good at it except sometimes we would have to remind them to keep their eyes on the road. We had so much fun and made some great memories! More to come...we also took a trip to the Oregon Zoo.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

He Makes Me Laugh

As I was going through all the photos to load for Dani's birthday these popped up at the very end. This is what happens when Brock gets a hold of the camera when mommy isn't looking. Life is good... and how can you not laugh at these.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dani The Birthday Girl

We are now in June blog followers! Dani celebrated her 7th birthday movie "star" style. We first spent the afternoon at the movies with friends. We went to see "Up" in 3D. We all loved the show. Then we ended the evening with a family BBQ. Dani requested meet on a stick..aka ribs. I made the two layer star cake which turned out great and we had lot's of ice cream to go with it... YUMMY! Dani also got an ipod for her gift from mommy and daddy. She is in love! Hope you had a great Birthday Dani. We love you so much!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Brock's Preschool Graduation

Brock attended a neighborhood preschool this year and loved every minute of it. He chased after leprechauns, marched in a band, floated tinfoil boats, and made some great friends. His teacher volunteered her time. Thanks Cari...you're the best!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dani's 1st Grade Program

At the end of the school year Dani performed in a musical program. She is our little star! She did very well in first grade. She is a super reader and is awesome in math. Thanks Grandpa Wilcken for passing down the math genes. Second grade here we come!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tooth Fairy to the Tueller House Please!

Dani woke up one morning really complaining about her back tooth hurting. I thought to myself...oh great she has a cavity, but I buy her lots of Hannah Montana and High School Musical toothpaste and tooth brushes. Why is this tooth hurting? I take her to the dentist that same morning...no cavities! The dentist discovered that some of her bigger permanent molars were coming in top of the wrong baby molars and absorbing the roots. It can be painful...so we decided to have the big fat baby molars pulled out. Dani was a real trooper! Just look at those babies. Needless to say the tooth fairy left her a five dollar bill under her pillow that night. (I know that is a lot of money when most of us only got a quarter/tooth..inflation right.) or I think some how the tooth fairy knew what Dani went through to get those suckers to come out. FYI The tooth she just lost and is STILL lost while eating a bagel only received a dollar.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Benny's Hockey B-day!

The kids loved this party! Their cousin Benny turned three and to celebrate they played some gym hockey. They even had team shirts to wear with their names on the back. Brock didn't take his off for three days. Thanks uncle Brad for making them for us! And happy birthday Ben!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cousin Annabel

I think we were nine when Annabel and I became pen pals. Her Grandmother was visiting our family in Oregon and she mentioned she had a granddaughter in England that was my age and that we should write to each other. There were lots of letters, Birthday and Christmas cards sent over the years. Now remember back then there was no email, no facebook just old fashion stationary. She lived many many miles away in England but that didn't stop us from becoming fast friends. We did get to meet face to face in '97 when I was on a family vacation in London. I think it was dinner at Pizza Hut. Now in 2009 this April we had an opportunity to spend a week together. I loved it! We took her to BYU campus, to Temple Square, to Sundance, to Thanksgiving Point and to Park City. A very full and busy week! Annabel and I are not just pen pals, we're family! Thank you Annabel for the most wonderful week. I love you!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

april to july....where has the time gone?

I have some catching up to do! What has happened to my blogging addiction? I will catch up I promise but it will take a few million posts to do so. Where to start? Do I start from now and work backwards or do I start where I left off?... I'm going to start where I left off and then everyday after that update until I reach July. Wish me luck.