Friday, December 19, 2008
They are both such wonderful people and I lve them very much.
On Friday we got together with my family. We went out to my Aunt and Uncle's home. Tons of cousins were there, and many had children of thier own for my kids to play with. We ate, then the boys wanted to go hunting and shooting of clay pigeons.
The top picture is a row of clay pigeon shooters and those in line to shoot, and some just watching.
This is my Grandpa Fennell entertaining two of his Great-Grandchildren, Layton and Abby.
This is a close up shot of Layton and Abby. Layton is one month older and more than a head longer! When my brother, who is 24, was a baby my mom took a picture of he and another cousin, and it looked much the same.
This beauty is my Mother. She takes every opportunity to hold and cuddle with Layton. Thats what Gramdma's are for!
This is a picture of the hunters. We brought Howie and my brother brought his pup Max, but he didn't want to be photographed.
They had a little luck and shot one pheasant, and then Max chopped on it and wouldn't let go. What can you say, he is a puppy after all. This was one of his training days. My brother David, the tallest one, loves that cute little pup and takes him almost everywhere.
Layton has learned to roll over. I think that he learned it a little backwards. He was on his back and rolled to his tummy the first few times. Today he got from his tummy to his back. In fact, he rolled tummy to back to tummy to back! I was quite amazed since he just started yesterday.
He is so cute when he rolls, he usually always gives a big smile, like he knows that he is accomplishing something great.
I love this time with a baby, when they are learning new things. It is so fun. And he is such a good and happy baby. We LOVE having him in our family.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I will also have extra supplies to make cards for the soildiers. So come and have some fun.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This was taken about 3 weeks ago. I thought I would take a picture in his Aunt shirt before it got too small and I forgot. The Aunt will remain unnamed, so the others with think it is them! :)
And yes, this is Idaho in October!! Still want to come Annie?!? It was around October the 10th!!! And we recieved 4 inches on day and 6 the next. It melted inbetween. My parents house and hour away got 27 inches!!!!! And the week before it was in the 80's! After the snow melted it went back to the high 70's and has stayed warm since. This Idaho weather!
Monday, September 29, 2008
This has become Tori and Kennedy's favorite thing to do when we go to Grammy Gillette's home. They quickly put on their PINK cowgirl boots and run out to the corral to feed TANGO.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
So this is Austin with Narayan. And the bottom picture is of both of our beautiful familes this summer in our back yard. Narayan got married and moved to Canada. He and his family were in Utah visiting his adopted Mom and Dad and stopped to see us for a few hours. It was so wonderful to meet his beautiful wife and children.
I only had a couple of weeks left of pregnancy in this picture. Thank goodness that is over! :)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tori and Kennedy really are BEST FRIENDS!!
This is LAYTON at three weeks. He was such a good baby during our session.
I think that this is my favorite picture of Kennedy...ever! She looks so naturally beautiful. She was fun to watch during the pictures.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
This is just a close up of Layton in his little going home outfit. He and I were both very ready to get out of there by that second day.
My Mom and sister Mary came and stayed the night with the girls will we were in the hospital having Layton. The next morning before coming to see us Aunt Mary helped the girls draw a welcome home picture. It says:
"Welcome Home Mom and Layton"
Then they drew a house and a picture of all the members of our family. Then there is a huge picture of Layton that Tori drew. It was very cute. I loved it.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Some of the other pictures are of the various camping trips that we have taken this summer. We found a place that is not too far called Chesterfield that we really like, the girls really like to catch minnows and splash in the water. Austin and I caught quite a few fish, mostly Austin.
The others are from our annual Residency Retreat at Island Park. We go up there for a weekend with all the residents, new and old. I was in charge of the craft for the kids while the residents had a meeting. We gathered nature and arranged it on shirts then I sprayed them with bleach. They really turned out cute and all the kids really liked them.
After that we went fishing at Henry's Lake. The girls once again tried to catch minnows while Austin fished and I took pictures. Island Park is always fun. I even talked Austin into taking his Dad's camper instead of the tent. It was hard to convince him that I was 34 weeks pregnant and the ground would not be so comfy, but he finally gave in, and I think that he liked it!!!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
On my head and hands and toes!!
That's right! We woke up to 5" of snow, and yes you did read that right 5"!!!!!!!
This is crazy, it is May 1st, we should be having May flowers, not May snow showers.
Anyway, I am tired of this crazy not spring weather. Two days ago we had a 75 degree day, then it dropped 30 degrees over night. I guess that is Idaho for you.
I don't think that Howie enjoys this weather either. We had to coax him out of his house this morning to eat! I just wonder where the global warming people are now. Definitely not in Idaho!
So anyway, while we have been having crazy weather I have loaded up with a few projects. I decided to make curtains for all of the rooms in my house. This is one set (they will actually match the room once I get it painted). Sorry that the picture isn't great, the lighting was bad and patience is not always one of my virtues. I also finished another for the baby's room. We moved the girls out of their room, and I have started to paint the pictured room that will so be the Master room. I am also working on a baby quilt. So I shouldn't complain too much about the weather since I have plenty to keep me busy inside.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The only thing is, #1 I have to be involved, okay, that is fine, but #2 the whole sidewalk and driveway have to be covered in chalk before it is okay for us to go inside. This takes a lot of time and creativity. She doesn't want us to draw the same thing over and over again, in fact, she doesn't even like me to draw the same things two days in a row. I am really running out of ideas. It has been really fun though. We have come up with some fun pictures.
Last night I wrote everyone's names (REALLY BIG to take up space) and Kennedy decided to copy me. She already knows how to write her name and Tori's name, but she also added Dad and Mom. It is really light in this picture, but I thought she did a GREAT job.
(and the little thing she is drawing does not have a name, she just thought it looked COOL!)
One day Tori came home from preschool and announced to Austin that she was going to ride her bike without training wheels and he needed to take them off right then. This came as quite a surprise, because Tori is a bit a a chicken in things of this nature. He told her that this might require to to fall on the pavement and get a little scrapped up, but she was determined.
She did surprisingly well the very first time. Since then she has been out on the bike whenever Dad is home (and awake at a normal time) and the weather is nice. So only a few times. But she is getting so much better every time down the street. Yesterday Austin said that it may only be a couple of weeks until she can do it on her own. I think that for most kids it wouldn't take that long, but I just don't think that my pregnant self could go running up and down the street with her right now. Wouldn't be pretty.
Kennedy is also loving the bike riding. She wants to ride right alongside Tori, although Tori's legs allow her to go a little faster. Kennedy may soon be riding without training wheels too.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This is Kennedy's idea of listening to Tori read. Actually, I think that Tori was making a game out of not letting her see the pictures because they ended up on the floor wrestling and giggling.
Friday, March 14, 2008
After a couple of tries, our baby finally uncrossed its' legs and we thought we saw a boy, then the umbilical cord moved. Dang!
I had an ultrasound with a tech today thinking we would find out for sure, but she was a little wish-washy at first. But in the end she declared the baby to be a BOY.
I guess we will see if she and Austin were right.
Monday, March 3, 2008
This night I thought she looked like Superman. I wish that I had other funny postitions, but this will have to do for now!