Friday, November 11, 2011

Air Show

In September we got tickets to the Air Show down in Colorado Springs. I thought it would be fun for the boys to go and see all the planes. We ended up getting there late due to Caleb's football game, and Brock not feeling 100%. Plus once we got there we saw all these buses that we thought were tour busses dropping people off. Little did we realize until we were well on our 1 mile hike to the air field that they were buses to shuttle people to the air field. So by time we got there the boys were tired and hot. We promised them a ride on the bus back but the wait was like an hour and it was like a 15 minute walk so they were out of luck and we made the trek back to the car. We only got to see a few of the acts but they were pretty cool. They had a tonm of vechiles that the kids could lcimb all over and inside. Cooper and Brock had a blast doing that. It was a fun thing to experience as a family and give us a little bit more appreciation for what the men and women who serve our country do!
Cooper guarding the Kettle Corn
Tank, Cooper, and Brock in the Helicopter

Grandma and Grandpa Vegas Visit

In September we were lucky enough to have Grandma and Grandpa Vegas come and visit us for a few days. It was so much fun to show them our home, town we live in, and the boys school.
It was a relaxing visit. We hung out and visited most of the time. Cooper and Brock "helped" Grandma learn how to use her apps on her iphone. They played cars and trains, Cole learned how to to do headstand, we watched Caleb's football game, and Grandpa's favorite part, we drove down to Colorado Springs and had Rudy's BBQ.
We learned the secret to Grandpa's happiness while he was here, Rudy's BBQ, Pepsi and Murder She Wrote on Netflix!! Over all it was a short but nice and relaxing trip!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Camping Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day Weekend we met up with some friends of ours and went camping. We have branched out a little this summer and decided to camp more. The boys are all old enough and with all boys what else are we gonna do all summer. We went to Wellington Lake. It was so nice our campsite was like 50 yards from the water. The boys got into swim and play around. Luckily our friends came prepared and they had tubes and rafts for the kids to play on.
The water was freezing but they didn't care. They also tried their hand at fishing but had no luck. Our friend was a trooper because our boys have never been fishing before and they were constantly getting their lines tangled and losing their bait but he was so patient and just kept helping them.

We camped for two nights, it was a little cold the second night but everyone survived. It was so nice to be out in nature and just relaxing. And let's be real, I love any vacation where there is no cell reception. No calls for Tank makes me a happy woman!
We loved our little getaway and spending time with friends!

Cole Awards Day

This post is a lot late but it needed to be added. The last week of school, they had an awards assembly. Cole's teacher sent out an email saying he would be receiving an award and we could come if we wanted to. So, Tank, Cooper, Brock and I all went. There were only a few awards given out Music, PE, Art, Attendance (No chance in heck we were getting this award) and the Wrangler Award. They gave an award for each of these categories to one boy and one girl. They called out Cole's name for the Music Award. I had to laugh because that has always been his least favorite class probably due to his speech. So I told Tank he probably got it because he was the best behaved boy in Music. So I took a picture and put the camera away. Then they announced they were giving out the Wrangler Award which was voted on by their peers for the student who best represented what a Wrangler (they are the Sage Canyon Wranglers) should be. They called Cole's name again. He received two awards when most kids didn't even receive one. He is super good at school and loves to help out. We are so proud of him especially with the rough start he had at the beginning of the year with the move. Cole you are awesome! We love you so much!!

Cori's Visit

The Gang top of Castle Rock trail
In August, we were lucky enough to steal Cori, Cali and Gabriel away from Vegas for 2 days to visit. We kept super busy while they were here. We went to Pump it Up, Hot tubbing,hiked Castle Rock, had Movie Night (Clue, my favorite), cleaned the church, Pancake breakfast, a picnic to Devils Head, played at the park, had an impromptu talent show by the boys, and ate yummy food all in less then 48 hours!! It was so much fun but I think we might have worn them out for the rest of their trip!

Devils Head

Caleb and Cole at the Fire Tower
All my boys at the Top of Devils Head
Cooper and Brock at the Fire Tower
This Summer we went to Devils Head to go camping and for a hike. We are still novices at this whole camping thing but we really enjoy it so I am sure we will become pros by time we are done getting 4 boys their Eagle Scout awards. We headed up on a Tuesday afternoon and set up camp. We just did the bare necessities for food, hot dogs roasted over the fire, chips, pop and for dessert, Smores and roasted starbursts! We explored the area and went on a few walks. That night as we sat around the fire we played 20 questions and then I just asked the boys get to know you questions like favorite movie, vacation etc. We slept pretty well that night it was pretty warm and then we woke up and had breakfast and went to go hike Devils Head. It is a pretty good little hike. It is 3 miles round trip but the first half is pretty much straight up hill (at least it seemed like it with a 5 and 3 year old walking the whole thing!) All in all the boys did pretty good and when we got to the top, there was about 150 steps and then you reached an old Fire Tower that you could see out like 100 miles each way. It was beautiful! The hike down was much easier and I kept the boys entertained by telling them Club Penguin stories.
On the trail to Devils Head
Exhausted after a long hike

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day of School!!

The boys stared school on August 3rd this year. Caleb is in 5th grade with Mrs. Crowe. Cole is in 2nd grade with Mrs. Theirbault, and Brock started afternoon Kindergarten with Mrs. Chadrick. They are loving school this year. Cole did awesome this time around. He didn't even want me to walk him in! He is getting so big. Caleb is getting to experience all kind of cool 5th grade stuff. He is a Wrangler Tech which means he gets to help out in the computer lab. He is also Cole's reading buddy every Friday. They both thought that was so cool to be able to spend time together during school. Brock has done great in school so far. He said the funnies thing on Friday when I picked him up. He came running out of his classroom saying" Mom, guess what?... I was so good today I get the whole weekend off. I don't have to go back to school until Monday!" My response.... " that is awesome! You should be that good every day so you can have every weekend off!!" I love these boys! They are the best kids a Mom could ask for!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cooper's 3rd Bday!!

Cooper turned 3 on July 8th! We had an unplanned trip down to St. George the week and a half before so we celebrated on July 7th with Grandma and Grandpa Eves, and Uncle Brandon. Then on his Actual Birthday we met up with Dad in grand Junction on our way home. We stayed in A hotel there. We went to Applebees for dinner and then headed back to the Hotel to go swimming and then we had a netflix party watching Phineas and Ferb and eating popcorn. Not a bad night for a 3 year old. When we got back to Colorado he had his big present waiting for him (and mom to put together) a two seater Dune Buggy Power Wheels car. Cooper (and all the other boys)
love it!
As always..... Here are the top three things I love about you, Cooper!
1. You have such a fun personality. I love seeing you play cars and other toys and having that personality come out.
2. I love the way that you are so excited to see me when you wake up in the morning. You always say "MOM" in the cutest voice and then the next thing that follows right after is "You Alseep?".
3. I love how much you just love life and your brothers. You are always so happy and excited about everything. It makes my life so much better everyday seeing that cute cute smile of yours.
We love you so much and are so glad that 3 years ago you came into our family, it wouldn't be the same without you!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Things that make me smile!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer 2011

Not the summer I had envisioned but we were still able to make a lot of great memories. I will post all of the details later just wanted to get some pics on!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Puerto Rico Vamanos!

Tank won a trip from work for the two of us to Puerto Rico. So we headed out early on May 1st. We flew to Philly and then down to San Juan. It was a long day of travel but it was nice to finally get there. We checked in and went to get some dinner. We ate at a restraunt in the Hotel Caribe where we were staying. It was somewhat authentic Puerto Rican food. They use plantains which are shaped like banans but taste more like potaotes. After dinner we headed to check out the beach and hotel swimming pool.
We took the shuttle over to the Convention center to register. Tank got hooked up with all kinds of cool stuff including a Xoom (like an IPad), digital camera, camcorder, sunglasses, flip flops, and money for our food while we were there. After we got back we went a group and ate at a hole in the wall Puerto Rican restraunt in Old San Juan. After lunch we explored the Fort and went souvenior shopping. We had sinner at the hotel; and went and workout in the weightroom which over looked the beach. It was raining for the first 2 days we were there so we didn't do much beach or swimming time.
This was a work day. We took the shuttle over to the Convention Center and they had an awards ceremony and then they had the vendor show. All the vendors that Best Buy carry were in the convention center and they had to go around and listen to their spill about new product. That night we just took it easy and ate at the hotel again.
This was our relaxing day. We went and got a couples massage which was really nice. After our massages we hwent to Senor Frogs for Lunch. That night they had a private screening for the Best Buy Employees and guests for Fast Five. Which I was super excited about because for those of you who really know me, know I love me some Paul Walker. It was a really good movie especailly if you like the Fast and Furious Series. Then we went with some other Colorado Best Buy people to dinner.
Today we had our excurision. We chose the ATV Excursion. They drove us to this ranch where they had acres and acres of land. We drove all around the property and then we drove to this trail and hiked up to these caves. It was really fun. Then that night we were ableto go to a buffet dinner and they had the Goo Goo Dolls perform a concert for us.
We made the long trek home. It was fun to go on vacation with Tank and just relax. As always, we have to send a huge shout out to my MOM , Grnadma Eves, who came and stayed with the boys! Thanks so much!! We love you!!!
View of Ocean from our Hotel room
Fort Outside our Hotel room