Friday, July 31, 2009

My Brother

My Little Brother has been serving a mission for the past two years-we miss him incredibly! In his last email he shared the good news he is coming home....not yet, exactly-but he got his official date of release. We get to see him September 15th! (on Hudson's b-day!) We still have a while, but we can't wait! The boys (Max and Hudson) are really excited to see Uncle Devin. Before Devin left he was very close to each of the boys, not a day went by that he didn't stop by to just "hang" with them. We aren't sure if they really remember him, or if they are going by our stories of him...but they know the words Uncle Devin mean fun!

Here is a picture of the boys now

This is a picture taken of Max, in Utah-dropping Devin off at the MTC
Here is Hudson at Devin's going away party

Devin and Max outside the MTC

The boys have changed quiet a bit since Devin saw them last. Last week in his email he made some comment about how weird it is to see your nephews grow through pictures and how much weirder it is to only know of your niece through pictures and emails. I sent Devin some pictures from the 4th and he said, "it is always crazy to see them! (the boys) I am always like those are not my nephews! but they are! it is so crazy! i cant wait to just hang out with them!" They can't wait either!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Day At The Park

Kaysie and her favorite blanket
Max and Hudson

Monday, July 6, 2009

Baby Blessing

We blessed Kaysie at church this last Sunday...she looked beautiful! Her dress was so pretty, my Grandma Leonhardt had kept my Mother's baptism dress from when she was a baby and we were able to use it for Kaysie. I thought I'd share a picture of my baby girl in her pretty dress with you. (The picture doesn't show all the neat details and stitches in the dress.)


Max had a blast over the 4th! He decided that he really likes fireworks. After we attended the Mustang days fireworks he couldn't wait for more fireworks. Before the actual fireworks started on the 4th we started our festivities with some s'mores roasting and some sparkler racing. Max and Hudson were having so much fun with the sparklers they went through about 50 of them. Of course they got the standard-"Don't touch them they are hot" lecture and "Don't get close to each other with them" lecture as well. All was going great for quiet a while, they went through about 3 packs without an incident. Then it happened....Max's sparkler went out. I swear it happened in slow motion, he reached up and pinched the still orange end of the sparkler. He burned the tip of his pointer finger pretty bad. I rushed him into the house to get cold water on it. He was pretty tough...after the initial crying stopped and Aunt Cari saved the day with an ice pack, he went back to the fireworks. He did have to keep coming back to the ice throughout the night-but I was pretty impressed when he wanted to do sparklers again!
Kaysie in her festive, Red-White-and Blue outfit