Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I love the fall, especially when we get to carve pumpkins. I helped Audrey carver hers and Ryan helped Zack. The final product was a flower for Audrey and a basket ball for Zack. Although the kids had a great time. Zack was putting the filling back into the pumpkin as fast as Ryan could take it out. Eventually the kids ended up on the table playing with the seeds and the guts of the pumpkins
Our ward Halloween party! We had a great time. They had all the classic party games that the kids loved and some of the members went all out on decorating their trunks. I wish that I could say this is our trunk, but alas it is not. Audrey had some friends come that are from school and that was fun to share the experience with others
Happy Halloween! Audrey wanted to be a flower (yes... this describes my Audrey perfectly) Zack well... he loves animals right now and is learning all the sounds so when I found this puppy at the store I just had to do it. Audrey had a fall party at school that we attended and had a great time. She even shared her cookie with Zack. I put on a witches hat for the school party, then Ryan and I were Thing 1 and Thing 2 at the ward party.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We have loved Audrey's school. They have done alot of activities already and the school year isn't even half over. Here is Audrey at her Fun Run day! She had a lot of fun going from activity to activity. The only down side was after a running game. She threw up so.... we went home. Even though we had a short day she still had fun. BEST FRIENDS! Who could ask for more. Audrey is such a good big sister. She is helpful and kind to Zack. Oh sure they have their squabbles, but all in all they are really good friends. Audrey was cuddled up on the couch and of course.... Zackery had to join her.
Primary Safety Day! Although we had rain, about the 5th time it has rained here, the fire engine still came. The kids loved it. Zack had a blast he listened intently and even had a chance to walk through it. They had police officers as well as a talk on 'putting on our armour' for our spiritual strength. It was put together very well. Oh yeah and Audrey did 'pose' without being told too! She cocked her leg and hands on hip just for the picture.We are now a family of bikes. We have been out on several occasions and have had a wonderful time. You may be thinking well... Audrey can ride and Ryan and I how about Zack? Well... since Ryan has such good balance he acutally has taped a pillow on the middle bar of his bike and Zack will hold onto the handle bars and ride. Ryan even took Zack on a mountain biking trip this way. Good thing Zack has balance as well.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Painting! Audrey loves to paint and draw. Her thing right now is making books. She got to pick the activity last night for family home evening and of course we each made a book. It was actually really fun. Well since Zackery has to do everything that sister does here he is doing his first masterpiece. He actually managed to get some paint onto the paper and in different colors as well. Although he did enjoy trying to eat the paint. Thank heavens for crayola washable, non toxic paint.
Grandparents Day! Audrey's school has done some fun things already. She had Grandparents Day and grandma Peterson was able to come. They had a blast getting to spend some time together making a craft and we went out to eat lunch at Audrey's favorite, Chicken and rice! (chinese food) Thanks Grandma for taking to time to come and make Audrey's day unforgettable. Also Lisa (sister-in-law) came as well and we spent the time doing some awesome shopping.
We took a trip to Grand Junction to visit the Belnap family. While we were there they blessed their new baby girl, and grandma watched the children while a bunch of us went mountain biking. It was a blast! We had a ton of fun and are now hooked. Ryan promptly went out and bought us each a bike. We are looking forward to starting this new hobby.
We LOVE the parks around our house. Here is one that is close by and across from the Library as well so we go there a lot. Audrey decided to try hanging upside down and of course Zack had to too. There are some tubes to climb through, whick is Zackery's favorite place. Then the slides are Audrey's favorite.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome to Kindergaten Audrey! Here is Audrey's first day of Kindergarten. We went to the fabric store and she picked out some fabric and we made this dress just for her and it is her favorite. She wanted to wear it the first day!

Here with Zackery at her school. It is located just up the road from us. We get to drive her everyday and Zack loves going there and picking her up.
Taking pictures outside right before she goes in. She loved it. She came home that day and said, "Mom my teacher is funny, and she wears pretty shoes!" She loves it and goes right in without even looking back. There weren't any tears on her part!

We took the kids to an amusement park and they loved it. Audrey couldn't get enough of the roller coaster. Although as Zack liked being there he was very serious when he rode the rides. We could hardly get him to crack a smile. It was funny as he is usually such a smiley kid.

Here is my Zackery. He is such a boy.... very daring. He loves to swim on his own in the pool with floaties. I have to watch and make sure that he doesn't just sit and drink the water. Yes.. that is him all by himself at 15 months.

We love to go swimming! We have a pool here at our apartment and Audrey has become a fish with it. She has gotten so daring and is swimming very well. She didn't have any swim lessons this year and I think that we will wait until next summer to do them. She has learned well on her own.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Niagara Falls!

Are we crazy or what..... we visited all of these sites that you are going to see in one day. The first day of our trip to drive out to Denver. Well I couldn't live that close to one of the 7 wonders of the world and not have seen it. So... we went. It was cool. The kids loved it and we enjoyed some ice cream and stretching of the legs as we begun our journey to our new home.

Sacred Grove!

A sacred place as well as a sacred experience to walk on the ground where God the Eternal Father and Jesus Christ visited the boy Joseph Smith. You can feel the spirit as you enter the trees and walk quietly on the paths. My soul is overjoyed to have shared this experience with many of our family and friends. We will truly miss being so close to such a wonderful place.

Joseph Smith Home!

It is amazing how even the children feel the spirit of peace and joy that was brought into this home. It was a pleasure to spend the time with my mother and experience these wonderful sites with her. It was her first time being there!