Sunday, August 31, 2008
I also wanted to get Azure some new earrings so we went to the mall and found some SUPER cute ones (24 pairs later). If you look close you will see the flip flop earrings in her ears(if you look really close you can see her bottom teeth too, but they are still little.) As soon as I saw the earrings I thought of Charleen. (For some reason some of our pictures get big, if you click on them. BUT some don't so if you can't enlarge them, click on the ctrl button and scroll with your mouse at the same time and the images on the screen will enlarge,)Charleen and Nathan are like my second parents. They have always helped our family when we needed them. They also were the only ones I allowed to watch Kenya for almost the entire time we lived in Rexburg. When we went to the temple they were always willing to babysit...We also went to dinner a lot or sometimes they would drive a 1/2 an hour just to visit with us. We miss them being close. Living close to family is just about the only thing I miss about Rexburg.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So someone in the family just found out they are having a boy but I don't know if everyone knows so I'm not going to mention any names..... We just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
ps... I wouldn't mind if I was really pregnant I'm ready but I'm not sure Miles is.......... yet
pps. For all the people wondering if I am trying to get pregnant the answer is no, I know most of you were thinking about asking but probably never would.
When Oliver was here he said to Kenya "is your mommy going to have another baby" I looked down and said "do I look fat is that why you ask"
Here is the end result, Miles and I got some REALLY GOOD berries and, well Kenya did OK but all the good berries he had were smashed by the pine cones.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The kids at a raining wedding we went to
Deer at my parents house
More pictures from the wedding Kenya LOVES to hang from things, he was on the tree FOREVER. Is it strange that girl in the background is taking pictures of Kenya???? Since I have NO IDEA who she is.
Some of these pictures are from Oliver, but since he doesn't post on his blog I will put them on ours.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Miles, I wanted to invite you to come on September 5th Friday night to go to Seattle. We will be spending the night at the Marriott and doing a session in the Seattle Temple early Saturday. We will then be going to the BYU vs WA Football game at noon. Tickets, transportation and Hotel are provided.
Miles just got called as a counselor in Elders quorum and I guess the new Elders quorum president thought this would be a fun idea, plus he knows the dad of BYU's safety.
Miles LOVES watching BYU football games and in fact now that we just switched to direct TV and have a DVR our life's will soon turn into football 24-7. We wanted to go to a BYU football game when we lived in Rexburg but it never worked out. So of course Miles will be attending this one....too bad we are not invited :( I know if Miles could bring one person along it would be brother Ryan and the next pick might be me.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Here we are enjoying the hot sun with the kids by the pond in beautiful Bend Oregon
Miles took Kenya on his first real fishing adventure. They spent a lot of time by the pond casting for fish. Kenya loved reeling the line in. Most of the time Miles would hook a fish for Kenya to reel in. He had trouble stopping his reeling so a few fish were reeled right out of the water to the pole tip. Miles had fun teaching me how to fish as well. I went when I was little with my grandpa Jackson but besides that I have never really fished.A good fishing trip always involved good snacks. Kenya had his fair share of treats and in between breaks of fishing we would eat m&m's. When Miles was little he would save up all his allowance and spend it on candy to have while at the ranch. So in the spirit of reliving memories Kenya got unlimited snacks for the weekend and believe me he took full advantage of it. Miles's rule was anytime Kenya wanted a snack he could have one. He nearly polished off the entire m&m bag and a tub of licorice.
Kenya and Miles fished into the night and caught nearly a hundred bass and bluegill. They couldn't keep them off the line. Here is Kenya holding a fish he reeled in by himself. He liked to hold them and was so brave and excited. The whole time Miles told Kenya that they were trying to catch "the big one". He kept saying "fishy, Catch A BIG ONE!" On their last cast, they caught the "big one" . He was very polite to the fish saying "bye bye fishy" and he would make a splashing sound.
Here is a little blast from the past. Miles Johnson catching the "Big One" at Sundance Meadows 1988.
Kenya Johnson, catching the "Big One" at Sundance Meadows 2008.
We also did some hunting (not the way Miles did growing up, they shot and skinned anything that moved), we just did some shooting out in the sagebrush. Kenya was a little afraid of the gun. You can see him hiding by my legs in the picture below. But he was brave and pulled the trigger a few times. I encouraged him by singing a song "papi did it". And every time we asked if he wants to shoot the gun he sings in a terrified voice, "no thanks" followed by "papi did it!"
Here we are out tramping though the sage brush just like Miles did as a boy. Miles has always said that his favorite smell in the world is sage brush just after a thunderstorm. He was lucky enough to enjoy that smell.Here I am with Azure shooting the .22. Don't freak out, it is an extremely quiet gun.
Here Kenya is with our only catch after hunting. Miles caught this Horned Toad. We played with it for a while and then let it go. We were going to give it to Adam who already has one as a pet, but it wasn't the right kind. Kenya was so brave and loves to touch ANY animal and is so sad when they have to be let go.
Miles would catch lizards, rabbits and just about anything during his days there. His brothers of course were right by his side.
Time to go home.
We had such a great time and Miles enjoyed spending time showing Kenya what it was like for him growing up. Kenya loved it too. I had a lot of fun hearing more stories about Miles when he was a little boy. When Miles and I were dating I went with his family to the ranch but taking our kids there made it a lot more fun. It was right up Kenya's alley - animals and candy. It was a fun trip down memory lane for Miles and we had lots of fun fishing, hunting and swimming Miles says the ranch is one of his favorite places in the world.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I was packing up things after a weekend in Salem, I turned around to see Kenya helping by gathering our slippers Azure started to fuss so I asked Kenya to run downstairs and play with her. I returned to find this, the BIGGEST book he could of possibly found on top of her. He was pretty proud of himself too!
Giving Azure way too many toys-as you can tell she doesn't mind
And the latest......I gave Azure A couple of toys to play with on the ground. As soon as Kenya saw her playing on the ground he decided to start singing and emptying out Azure's basket of toys
After Kenya was done he said "yeah I did it!"
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Playing on Kenya's bed
In the Johnny jump-up 4 months
I love this one, she likes to hold up her dresses and I will find them in her mouth a lot of the time. If we leave the room with Azure in the swing, we come back to this... Kenya pushing her as hard as he can, over and over! Azure gets going pretty fast, all she does is giggle.
At this stage it seems like everyday Azure does something new. Here is a list of some things about her:
***She has still NEVER been sick besides a little stuffy nose
***She can sit up alone for a short amount of time on the ground-if she is sitting on a chair she will try to sit up straighter and end up on her tummy. If Kenya is close she will launch forward at him.
***Loves to play on her tummy and back
****Grabs at and hits whatever is around her, and of course puts whatever she can in her mouth
***Bows her back to wiggle out of your lap. Or if she is sitting in a chair she will wiggle until she is on her back
***Is always making some singing sounds and "talking" which is fine until we try to have her quiet at church
***Enjoys to hang out with Kenya and look around when we go running
***At her 4 month app. she was 11 ibs. 8 oz (10%)-----24 1/4 inches tall (50%) STILL growing and the doctor said she looks "perfect"
***When Azure got her 4 shots at her 4 month app. she LAUGHED--- not kidding, every time the nurse put the needle in her leg she giggled-the nurse was shocked!
*** ALWAYS happy when I have her, most of the time when other people have her. If Miles is holding her and she gets a glimpse of me she wants me... But I'm just fine with that!
***When I want to snuggle with her, Miles will wake up to find her in our bed :)- But only sometimes.
***Naps good and sleeps long hours at night
***Is very ticklish
*** Wants what she wants when she wants it AND is a bit stubborn... I wonder who she gets that from???
***Just started using size 2 diapers
***Wears some newborn clothes. Normally wears 0-3 months, but because of how tall Azure is she wears some 3-6 months
****Rolls both ways
***Likes to sit with us and watch TV
*** ONLY eats mommy milk and loves it! (and a little cereal a night)
*** LOVES LOVES Kenya and playing with him- she gets excited whenever he is around. He likes to play with her, lay next to her and talk to her or he will just sing to her
***Still likes to be in the wrap all snug to me
***Almost always has a bow in her hair or is wearing a headband
***Enjoys bath time (and swimming)
***Giggles and smiles all the time (she has Miles's big smile, which I love)
***Likes to play with her toys and play peek-a-boo (Kenya plays this all day with her)
*** Mill worm crawls
***I love it when she walks up in the morning and just talks or sings until I walk in and then she gets a HUGE smile on her face.
*** 2 Bottom teeth look ready to pop! But they did look close to appearing around 3 months and didn't so no guarantees
***Last of the many.... people always stop and tell me how pretty she is, some guy even told me that we should enter her in a contest because she would win the prettiest baby award!