Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kingston is 2!

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Kingston may not have completely understood that today was his birthday but he really enjoyed having lots of cool new things around the house to play with.  He also enjoyed the plethora of treats at his fingertips. 

The rest of my kids know all about birthdays and they were ready at 6am this morning to wake him up and bring on the fun.  I put it off until 7:15, and even then Kingston was not so sure he wanted to be awake yet.  It took him a while but soon he was loving all of the fun.  Especially this blow up bounce house/slide.  I was planning on borrowing a friends bounce house for the day but then found this one on craigslist for a good deal.  It's way more elaborate a gift then I would normally give a child but I figured we will get a lot of use out of it this summer.(since it is a water slide too)  And man did it get used today!
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Each time my children have a birthday I find it very bittersweet.  It is so great to celebrate how special they are and yet it feels like they are growing up way too fast.  Sometimes I wish I could just freeze the age where they are right now.  I need Kingston to always be my cute little one year old baby, with a binky in his mouth, carrying a giant pile of blankies.  I need Liberty to be the sweet, innocent 4 year old, with chubby cheeks, that is so excited about every single thing in life.  I need Hudson to remain 8 years old, so young and pure with a  happy little smile on his face, always trying to be obedient and thoughtful.  And London to remain 11, not quite old enough to be a Young Woman, still just a kid, willing to help in any way but so anxious to just get out and play.  Why... can't they all just stay this way???

I know the Lord has a plan, and even though my idea seems pretty awesome, He knows whats best.  So I will just have to continue to freeze my kids with my photographs.  Those I will keep forever! 

Happy Birthday Cuddles, I love you!

Love,

Mom
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Not so sure he is liking all the attention he is getting!  Talk about pressure to perform!    From April 18, 2013
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This shot cracks me up.  I think he may have been worried that Aunt Chelsea was gonna want her gifts back.  He was safe guarding them with his life.  From April 18, 2013
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Sara Palin

My Mom called me this morning and told me that Sara Palin was going to be at Joe's BBQ backing Kirk Adams for Congress. I am a Sara Palin fan and thought it could be fun to go see her. Then we both started feeling like maybe it was more trouble then it was worth. But THEN we heard it was gonna be at Joe's Farm Grill which is 1 mile from my house. We decided we HAD to go. So we show up and the best photo I could get from where we were standing was this...

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She finished her speech and left. We couldn't see where she went. My Mom and I ended up in this one spot and then suddenly we see Kirk Adams making his way over towards us.
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I totally didn't even see Sara Palin. (standing to his left) She had changed shirts and was holding her little boy and I just thought she was Kirk's wife. I was super bummed that I had missed my photo opp. My Mom quickly yelled, "Thank You Sara!" And then Sara turned her head and looked at us and said something like "Thank YOU!"
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I thought that was all I was gonna get, when before I knew it I was being told that the "Press needs to stay behind this rope" I happily took my place as one of the "Press" and started snapping away. MAN, it was fun! I felt so official and so important surrounded by all of these other camera's with huge zoom lenses. I've never photographed in a setting like that before. It was exciting. Here are the images I got of Sara and Kirk serving BBQ chicken to their supporters.
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I have to say that she is in GREAT shape. She is tiny and very fit, check out her legs in the photo walking with her son. It was fun to see her. I guess I will have to back Kirk now.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I think I've been replaced.

Clayton and I decided we needed a bear of our very own to bring up to my parents new cabin.  We want him to be a sort of "cabin mascot."  Plus we are hoping it will scare off all of the REAL bears that have been attacking people up near Payson (SCARY!)  So Clayton surprised the kids the other night and brought a bear home.  I have never seen anything like it.   EVERYONE wanted to hug, squeeze and tackle the bear the second it came through the front door, including me!  Who wouldn't? 

Every time I look at the darn thing I just crack up!  Clayton had it buckled in a seat belt on the ride home from the store, it looked so hilarious. We came home from dinner and I saw the bear sitting on the chair in the family room, and I just started laughing. It's just so darn big!  So we thought it would be fun to take a family photo with the newest member of the Lee family.  Well I didn't make it in the photo.  I really think if the kids had to choose between me and the bear, I wouldn't stand a chance.  (sorry about the low quality photo)

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The topper was when I went to check on Hudson in bed that night.  This is what I saw when I walked in...
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I about lost it, I was laughing so hard.  I couldn't even see Hudson! I went and got London and Clayton and made them come and look.  We all had a good laugh, then I had to take a picture.
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I think the bear is officially a part of our family.  Now he needs a name.  Any suggestions????

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Kingston walking

My baby is 13 1/2 months old and doesn't have any teeth and he doesn't walk.  But tonight something motivated him to get moving.  Here's a couple videos my sis-in-law took of his efforts.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTCu4CilbLQ&feature=em-share_video_user

(The last one is shot sideways, FYI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyRwb1OqkDY&feature=em-share_video_user

Enjoy!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Angel Moroni

I heard this past Tuesday morning that the Angel Moroni would be place on top of the Gilbert Temple at 2pm that day.  I was so excited.  I decided to pull my kids out of school and take them down to see it happen.  They had no clue why I was getting them out of school, which was half the fun.  When I told them, they couldn't wait.  So much so that they started freaking out because I wanted to run through the drive thru to grab some lunch beforehand.  They were SURE we would miss it. Luckily we made it with plenty of time to spare AND we survived the sun beating down on us in 105 degree weather, yuck!  It was totally worth it.  What an unforgettable experience.  I asked Liberty what her favorite part was and she said, "I like him to go high."  Although for the rest of the day she was very concerned with how he was going to get down again.  I kept having to explain that he was gonna stay up there forever.  She didn't quite get it. 

I wish my photos could have more accurately captured the multitude of people that were gathered to watch.  It was incredible!  People kept opening their windows as they were driving by to ask what the heck everyone was doing.   I discovered that it was a difficult question to answer in 3 seconds, but I did my best. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day...

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Can you see Liberty's lipstick, what a girl!
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Nice and sweaty!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kingston is 1!!!

It seems so crazy that my baby is already one! He had a wonderful birthday, actually he didn't have a clue that it was any different from any other day. But I'd like to think that he enjoyed himself, after all he DID get to eat a cookie and have a huge slice of cake. That's pretty great!

Some of his favorite things right now are...

Baby Einstein- He squeals and grins every time he hears the music on the TV
The stairs- He is normally blocked from them, but any chance he gets he climbs those things like crazy.
My bathtub- He LOVES to climb up on top of my bathtub and turn on and off the water a million times, and when he does this he screams bloody murder (out of sheer joy of course)
Outside- If the door is open Kingston is outside
The remote- Already such a man!
Liberty- His sister Liberty makes him so happy, they have so much fun together.
Snuggling with mom- There's nothing sweeter then your baby's head lying on your shoulder, it melts my heart. Sometimes he will lay his head on my shoulder and pat my back with his hand. So cute.

Here are some of the photos I(we... London took the one of me holding Kingston's hands) took of the birthday boy today...











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Happy Birthday Cuddles, I love you!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh happy day!



Today is a day that deserved a little "shouting from the rooftops". So here I go...



I zipped up my favorite pair of jeans!!!!!! Hip hip hooray!!!!!!!



I'm not saying they fit great, but at least I can put them on and zip them up. I've waited over 7 months for this day to arrive, and now it's here. Just in time for my Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. I may have to remove this post come Friday morning.