Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hangin' with Mr. Kooper!

Cousin Kooper, Keston, and Mace ... showing off their big muscles!

Kooper is the proud big brother of the darling little, Kohl, in the below post. Mace and Keston just love Kooper and they couldn't wait to see him after our long drive to Idaho. I had to take a break from holding that cute new baby to play in the dirt with the boys and check out Kooper's new sandbox, baby kitty, and Grandpa's feedlot!

Just checking Grandpa's cows for him...what great helpers!

Now you can see why my boys never want to come home, because after this---there was fun at grandma's house! We also got to go to the Twin Falls Temple Open House---we are going again with Daddy next month, so we will write about that in a later post with pictures---but fun, fun, fun!!


Yes, I have to have a special post to brag about my cute little nephew! Well, my brother Matthew (Bubba) and his wife Roxy had their little one on July, 17th -- weighing-in at a healthy 8 lbs. 15 oz.! Wow, what a trooper Roxy! The boys and I dashed to Idaho for a few days to welcome this little one into our family! Such a little doll and my pictures definitely do him no justice! I could have held him for hours --- just perfectly mellow and how can you resist those chunky cheeks! We love you KOHL McKELL!

Garden Peas Anyone...

Keston with his cousin Kenley from California---enjoying fresh garden peas. I don't know how my plants survived this year with Keston tromping, digging, and pulling---but we are finally enjoying the fruits of our labors! Yummy, yummy.


We took a fun little trip to Logan to visit our friends over the weekend---and of course the Cache Valley Cruise-In was this weekend too, so we kept very busy!

Ryan's Park with Jess and her boy's Dallin and Matthew---this is the only picture that I could capture all four of them together! They had so much fun playing with their little buddies. Mace loved this park and still talks about the monkey bars that are just his size!

Swimming once or twice a day was definitely their favorite, since they have a paranoid mom that doesn't go swimming with two little dare devils---that have no fear of water! But, I did feel better when Mace said, "I think I like my pool best mom." Nothing like a kiddie pool right!
We had fun visiting Jenny and Crae for a bit--I used to babysit Jaycie and Allie when we lived in Logan and the kids played together everyday. We sure miss them---but all four of the kids didn't really seem to remember each other--but enjoyed making new friends with each other:) Mace talked about Santa bringing him some jeeps just like Jaycie and Allie's---but without the flowers of course---silly guys!

Megen and Chris cooked a delicious dutch oven dinner for us and Keri and Bryan before the big Logan Fireworks show. Keri's little Bree had to put up with all boys---good thing we had a few pink glow sticks to make up for it! The kids were so excited and running all over the place---so I failed at capturing everyone together...Broden, Bree, Tate, Carson, Mace, and Keston.

We went to visit the Neal's in their new home, which is absolutely beautiful---Mindy has such a decorating touch! We played on their blow up slide that was so much fun----can you tell which kids belong to me? Give you a hint---they are the really white ones:) We had to spread them out, since they were so white compared to Taydem, Texie, and Tyker!

Visiting Grandma and Grandpa Greene and Stacy and Maggie...

Visiting Rich, Melinda, Alexis, and Kolbe. We definitely miss our backyard neighbors---and the kids felt right at home helping themselves to the toys. We didn't have a fence between our yards---so we always played together. Mace thought it was pretty cool, because when we moved, we now have an Alexis right next door again!

We were finally able to track down Dan, Trudy, Baylee, and Max for a quick visit. Baylee was always my big helper---anytime we were outside, she would come across the street and play with the boys---boy has she grown up!

To close out our trip of fun and friends we met up with a few of John's brothers for the Cache Valley Cruise-In---John was definitely in Heaven! Thanks to everyone who let us crash in and visit!! We sure miss you guys...


Well Mace turned FOUR on June 23rd---so I am over a month behind, but we had some fun photos to share from his special day!

His birthday was on Monday, but we celebrated at the Zoo on Saturday and met his little buddy Ashlin there. We had so much fun before the heat got to us---Meagan was such a trooper being 8 months pregnant!

John was the photographer at the zoo today, which was a nice little break for me, but once one animal turned on him, I guess he thought it would be funny to get all backsides on film. He was laughing when he told me --that he about got one of me and Meagan walking in front of him----GOOD THING HE THOUGHT TWICE!!!

Enjoying Birthday cupcakes at the zoo by the snake slide---definitely their favorite part! We also ran into Chip and Kenna and their darling kids at the zoo---we haven't seen them forever and it was fun to bump into them -- small little world!

The Monson cousins came to visit Mace on his birthday---so more Baseball BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES!! YUMMY!!