Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cadence's first dance recital

Cadence had her first dance recital yesterday. She did so good and I am so proud of her. She was so cute up on stage. She is really enjoying dance and I think she really like performing. Both of her grandparents came and some other family.

Ho Ho Daddy

Cody decided he wanted to grow out his beard even longer than last year and bleach it out. So after a couple of bleach jobs this is the final result. Kyndee now calls him ho ho daddy. I think it's pretty funny that she calls him that. And she came up with it all on her own. People are starting to ask him if he will make an appearance at their Christmas party. Maybe we could make a little extra money at Christmas time. lol. It's never a dull moment at our house.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


TrIcK Or TrEaTiNg

The girls in their costumes

Our pumpkins (top one ghost in a castle bottom one a cat)

Kyndee as a witch

Mom and Kyndee

Cody and Kyndee

Cody and Cadence,

Cadence trying to make a scary face

Cadence as a fairy

We had a lot of fun on Halloween. For the first time we went trick or treating around our neighborhood. We have always been at my parents house for Halloween. Cody had lots of fun trying to scare everyone he knew. We stopped at our bishops house and Cody jumped out of the bushes and really made the bishop jump. It was pretty funny.

Cadence's brithday party

This was Cadence's 5th birthday party. It's a little late posting these but I thought I would post anyways. I really didn't take too many pictures. Her birthday was on the 13th of Oct. Yeah, I am slacking a little. She wanted to do a farm party. It turned out really cute and I think all the kids had lots of fun. Don't you just love Kydee's face in the first picture. She really enjoyed her cupcake.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Crazy Kids

These are my crazy kids. Cadence was getting ready for dance and decided that I should take pictures of her. She is such a goofball. I have no idea why she is posing the way she is. The picture of Kyndee by herself didn't turn out very good. My kids love to turn on the music and dance. Oh and don't you just love the farmer tans they got going on. Of course Cody and I have some to match.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Too Funny

So, I was cutting this girl's hair today. And last time we cut it, she brought me a picture of Alice from the movie twilight and I cut it like that. I loved how it turned out. Well, one day she was in a store or something and this little girl passed by her and said "Mommy, look it's Alice". Her Mom said "No, it's just a girl that looks like Alice". And the little says "No, it's Alice. So after hearing that, my client Jamie starts laughing. She told me "I wanted my hair to look like Alice's but I didn't think I looked that much like her". I should have taken a picture! Too funny!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fun at the firestation

We went out to Ivins firestation tonight. My brother works there. It was lots of fun. They had tons of fun stuff for the kids to do. They had an optical course that the kids had to take a rope through, and had a trailor that filled up with smoke and the kids had to climb out the window. There was a dunking booth, and they could go for a ride on the fire engine, and then they had lots of other activities in the the firehouse. The kids had so much fun. Oh and of course they got to get their picture taken with smokey bear. Cadence has always been terrified of him for some reason so we couldn't talk her into getting her picture taken. I even bribed her. Kyndee would only do it if Cody sat with her.
On another note, Kyndee is scheduled to have surgery on Monday. It's the same thing she got surgery for a year ago. A growth in her mouth on her gums. The growth came back just a couple month ago, which they told us might happen. Although it's minor, it's always so hard to see her go through it. Especially when she comes out of the anesthesia. She gets really upset and it's hard to calm her down. Hopefully it will all go well and I am just praying that this is the last time she has to have surgery.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My little dancer

Cadence started dance a couple of weeks ago. She absolutely loves it! She can't wait to go each week. Her first dance recital is in December. I am so excited and I know that she will do an awesome job!


Cadence is in a preschool and loving it. She is making lots of new friends. I'm a little late posting this but this was her first day. Her teacher said that she can definitely tell the kids like Cadence that have already had a year of preschool. Luckly she has 2 of her friends from last year in her class.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Monday, August 24, 2009

Playing in the rain

A few days ago we went outside to play in the rain. Usually I have lots more pictures of Cadence, because Kyndee won't hold still. Cadence didn't want to play out in the rain because she is scared of the thunder. Luckly I got a couple of pictures of her though. But Kyndee loved playing in the rain. She must get that from her Momma. Before it even started thundering Cadence told me she wanted to go inside because she saw the thunder coming. I said oh you mean the lightning? Cadence said "No Mom, I saw thunder coming". She is too funny.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Just a little update

Here are some pictures of Cody on fires.

This is actually Cody on a fire. I think It's a pretty cool picture.

And this is the hummer that he gets to drive.

Nothing too exciting is going on here. But the kids and I are very excited because Cody will be coming home tomorrow. He has been gone for a week 1/2 on a fire. We hardly see him in the summer. He gets 2 days off then he'll be back out again on more fires. It's never fun or easy having him gone so much in the summer, but we know he is working hard for our family and we really appreciate him. Somedays when he is gone I think I am going to go crazy. Luckly though I have awesome family and friends. Cody loves his job and thats why I support him in it. I definitely appreciate each day we get to spend with him when he is so busy. It's funny because Cadence is starting to understand more what her Daddy does for work and the other day we saw smoke, so she ask if we could go drive by the fire. We were on our way into town and so I took the backroad to get a better look. She was dissapointed because we couldn't see the actual fire, just the smoke. I said to her "Man, kid do you think your Dad is a firefighter or something." She is so funny. Another funny thing she did was yesterday, Cody called us and I was outside for a minute. Well, Cadence heard the phone and answered it and talked to her Dad for a minute, then she came running outside yelling "Mom, Dad is in the phone" then she said "Hey Mom, Cody is in the phone" The way she said it made me laugh so hard. When I got on the phone to talk to Cody he was laughing hard too. She says the funniest things.

On Thursday Cadence is starting dance. She is so excited! She will get to do ballet, tap, and jazz. I really think she is going to love it. She has always loved to dance. Almost everyday she asks me to turn on some music so that she can dance. Then, next week she will be going back to preschool. She just barely missed the deadline for kindergarten. I had mixed feeling about that because most of her friends that she went to preschool with last year and most of her friends from primary will be in kindergarten. However, she will be one of the oldest in her class and I do think that is a good thing. I know she will love preschool though and her new teacher. It's going to be so weird to have a schedule again.

We have been ejoying our summer. And it's almost over. We spend many evenings outside letting the kids ride their bikes up and down the sidewalks. And I always hope somehow they'll get all their energy out so they'll go to bed good for me, but it seems like they could go forever. Cadence has become friends with the neighbor boy across the street. His name is Aiden and they have so much fun playing together. It was funny today, I know that Cadence loves playing with Aiden but Kyndee told me she wanted to play with Aiden. That was totally unexpected. She makes me laugh. My girls are such good friends. They do everything together. I just hope it stays that way. I guess our days of staying up late and sleeping in are numbered.

The last thing I am excited to post about is our garden. We have watermelon, cantalope, and honeydew melon growing in our garden along with some other things. Some of them are starting to get big. We can't wait to pick them and try them out. I will take pictures and post them soon. We also have been ejoying our tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini (although it's not doing as well as last year), and we even have jalapenos. But I am too chicken to try them.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Storms

I love summer storms. I took the kids out to play in the rain the other day. Kyndee wasn't too happy getting her picture taken in the first photo. My girls absolutely love being outside. There is nothing like the smell of rain here in southern Utah. With all the storms we have been getting lately it has kept Cody pretty busy with fires. We probably won't see him very much until summer is over.