Friday, November 21, 2008

More of Our California Trip...

This was at one of the Circus Circus shows. I loved their faces!
Bathtime at Uncle Slade & Aunt Sara's house! This is one healthy baby! Haha.
Maeli & Sadie at Grandma & Grandpa Great's house. We stayed at their house the whole time we were down. The kids must have thought we moved there or something!
Kaydence & Maeli had a lot of late nights together! This is a really sweet it should be...Slade posed Kaydence, she actually fell asleep about 2-3 feet away from Maeli, but we needed a good shot!
Maryn, Kaydence, Charles, Maeli & Kenny. We were waiting for the Bug's Life movie. 

Our Trip to California...

This was our trip to Balboa. We walked around a bit...then took a stroll down the pier & ate lunch at Rubies. Then we let the kids play on the beach for a while before heading up to Dana Point. It was a fun day for us.
Yes! We got to go to Disneyland & California Adventure, thanks to my cousin's sweet little girlfriend, Leola. My sister, Jamie & her family, my brother, Slade & his family went with us. My cousin, Tiffany & her cute little girls hung out with us for a while too. Later on in the day, my Aunt Bobbie, Uncle Dick, cousin Linda & her cute little grandbaby, Kenzie, met up with us & we all went on a bunch of rides together. There were a whole lot of people we knew at Disneyland that day & we had a blast. Kenny is big enough to go on most of the rides now & he wanted to go on all of the rides with his cousin, Charles. They're so cute together. Kenny feels like such a big kid when he's with Charles! Maeli went on the Matterhorn. I probably spelled that wrong, but oh well. When she came off the ride she was biting her fingers, while saying, "Monster!" Haha. We were there from open to close & Kenny wanted to keep going. Thanks Leola!
One day, we met up with my Step-mom & little sister, Deidre, at Downtown Disney. They took us to lunch at the Rainforest Cafe & then we walked around for a while & people-watched. Deidre was so cute & funny. I can't believe how much she's grown makes me feel really old! 
My mom & Step-dad, Chad, came down to Orange County to see us while we were in town. They treated us to a bonfire at the beach. It's become an annual tradition. It was a lot of fun. Kenny was loving the water & Maeli was loving the sand. It was fun to see my kids play with their cousins who they rarely get to see. There is a definate resemblance there. I wish they got to see each other more often.
This was on our way down to California. Ken's sister, Julie & her family were in Vegas for the week & invited us to stay with them on our way down. It was a lot of fun. We took all of our wild children to Circus Circus & they had a blast! Amber & Kenny held hands everywhere we went & Courtney helped keep an eye on Maeli. Katie was loving holding Sadie too. It was nice to have a little help. The next morning, before we left, we walked around & went to the M&M Factory. It was a really fun stop for us. 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Featuring Sadie...

Sadie as a bongo drum...
Sadie on a train ride...
Sadie with new holes in her ears(must look close to was hard getting a shot without her cheeks in the way)...
Sadie playing with her toys...
Sadie hanging out with her favorite big sister...

Our Halloween Festivities...

At the beginning of the month, Kenny's preschool went on a field trip to a local pumpkin patch. It was a lot of fun for the kids. They got to go on a hayride & pick a pumpkin to take home. There were also fun rides & slides set up for the kids to play on. It was tough getting Kenny to the car. I wish we could have stayed longer, but Ken had to go to work.

Our ward had a trunk-or-treat last week. There were so many people there. We only had enough candy for about a third of the kids who showed up. By the time we had finished trick-or-treating at all the cars, the kids were having a hard time carrying their buckets.
We also went with a couple of cute little monkeys to their trunk-or-treat a couple of nights ago. Our kids think Halloween lasts for least we get good use out of their, their mommy loooooves candy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sadie's Blessing Day!

A couple of weeks ago, we blessed Sadie. The blessing was beautiful, despite the fact that Sadie had a major blowout about 10 minutes beforehand. Her poor dress had a big yellow circle on the back of it. Luckily, we had a blanket to hide it. Go figure. The day before, my cousin, Vanessa, flew in. She was such a big help. We stayed up late Saturday night prepping food & chatting. I hadn't seen her since she got married over a year ago. It was so good to catch up. After the blessing, we had almost all of Ken's family over (unfortunately, his dad was out of town)& our good friends over for lunch & everything went really well. It was a really nice day. Baby Sadie was an angel all day. Later that day, my cousin, Brook, came by to visit. She happened to be in town & it was so good to see her. Overall, it was a success of a day. I'm so happy Sadie was smiling for the camera, too!

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Howard Family Reunion!

Last weekend, Ken's sister, Julie, hosted the first annual Howard Family reunion. We had a lot of fun. The first night we had a BBQ. The next day we hiked on a little trail in Cascascade Springs & then had a picnic. The kids had a lot of fun on the slip-n-slide later, while the moms went shopping. I was a little fearful about taking my new baby to a reunion for the whole weekend, but it was actually really nice to get out of the house and do something different. There were over 30 people at the reunion, but we all slept comfortably at Julie's house. Awww, someday......haha!

The other day, while I was cooking dinner, I looked up to see Maeli & Kenny running around the living room like this.
Then came the hats...
I must say, It really put a smile on my face.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sadie loves bathtime! This is a picture my sister took while she was visiting this month.
We had so much fun! Jamie & her cute little kids came from California to visit. Kenny & Maeli had so much fun with their cousins! By the way, I don't know what Kenny's doing in this picture! We're having him tested...just kidding!=)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sadie Sophia is here!

8 lbs. 9 oz. 21 inches long!
We're going home!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We're here!

Okay, we've decided to update our blogspot. We've been doing really well. Beth is pregnant with number three & due in July. Ken's always staying busy with work & his many other projects. Kenny's loving preschool & Maeli's just happy and active when she's not sleeping. Anyways, we'll see how this blog goes...