Friday, April 30, 2010

Kindergarten Bug Concert

A few weeks ago we found out that Riley was going to be having a bug concert at school. We were told that all the kids had to dress up as a bug. Some of the suggestions were, red clothes with black dots, yellow clothes with black stripes, black clothes with socks filled with cotton attached to the shirt. So I asked Riley what he wanted to be, can you tell what he chose?
In case you don't know, Riley chose to be a praying mantis. Not necessarily the easiest costume, but I think I made it work. They sang 5 songs and this one was my favorite. It's called the Ugly Bug Ball and it's from the disney movie Summer Magic.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Easter 2010

This Easter was conference weekend. Robyn and Matt came from California so Matt could take the boys to the Preisthood session at the conference center. Unfortunately, Robyn left the egg dying stuff in their car, so we had to wait for them to get back from conference. They got back around 10:30 (they went out to dinner after). So at 10:30 at night the kids were dying eggs. Let's just say I did not have the patience for Riley to paint every egg with a paintbrush. I tried to get him to just color each egg one color, but as you can see he still did his fair share of painting.
The next day we had snow on the ground. Just perfect for an easter egg hunt! We went to Hope's for the hunt. We had 5 kids searching for eggs and my mom said that they each could find 20. They started searching and Hope's son Zach quickly filled up his bag. The guys had put 40 of the eggs in the grass so it would be easier for the 18 month and 3 year old. Well Zach ended up with 30 because he also found the ones that were hidden for the older boys. I had to take some from his bag. He was not very happy with me. Then after we kept searching for 10 more eggs my mom realized that 48 and 42 does not equal 100. Oops! Oh well, the kids had a great time anyways.

Family Movie Night

We started a new family tradition. Every friday night, Cody stops off at Redbox and picks a movie. Then we all get in our jammies, and we get our pillows and blankets and watch the movie together. This particular night Cody also got Riley a McDonald's happy meal. The box turned into a viking hat for the movie How to Train your Dragon.
Riley eating way too much chocolate.

Cute boy, almost 3 months old!

I just wanted to share some pictures of Chase.

How you doing?

St. Patrick's Day 2010

This year we decided we were really going to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and have a GREEN dinner. Of course the only thing we could think to turn green was breakfast food. Green eggs and pancakes. We even used green plates and cups.
We even had green milk. (Ignore the pink pancakes, we had leftover mix from Valentine's)
Riley's special glasses to find leprechauns. (You can't tell but he had a green milk mustache.)
Doesn't Chase look thrilled about the festivities.
He just sat there and blew bubbles.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Grandma's 90th birthday! March 12, 2010

With the passing of my Granddad, my Grandma, Mollie Heath, decided to move to Utah and live with my parents. Now she's able to spend time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

A month after she moved here she had her 90th birthday!! It was great that she was here in Utah because we were able to spend this special day with her. My Uncle Steve and Aunt Linda also came for the birthday since they live in Seattle, Washington and Utah wasn't too far to come. 10 years ago my Uncle Steve, my parents, Scott and I went to Virginia to celebrate her 80th. Crazy how time flies by.

(A little side note: On that trip to Virginia, Cody and I realized that I flew home from Virginia and he flew home from his mission in Washington D.C. on the exact same day. And the airlines lost our luggage! We could've been filling out forms, at the SLC airport, for our lost luggage at the same time! Kind of crazy.)

Anyways, back to my Grandma's birthday. So what do you buy a 90 year old woman? I asked Scott this question and he told me what she wanted. A pony! What? She told my parents at dinner one night that she always wanted a pony and my granddad never got her one. Then she looked my mom right in the eye and said, "I'd take care of it." We thought this was so funny so we decided to buy her a pony. A my little pony. We made sure it came with a grooming kit so she could "take care of it."

It was a great idea, it made her laugh. Which was good, since I know she was missing my Granddad terribly. I'm so glad that she had all of us and we were able to spend that day with her.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chase's Blessing

On March 7th, 2010 we blessed Chase. It was a very special day.
Cody's parents and his sister's family came and my parents, Hope's family, Scott, and my grandma were all there. And Chase finally let my mom hold him. This was only the 3rd time my mom was able to see him and it was the 1st time he didn't start screaming when she held him.
Cody headed on over to the church about an hour before so we'd be able to get a seat. There were 4 baby blessings in our ward that day and we already have over 600 members. So in order to make sure we could sit together, he had to get there as soon as the other ward's sacrament meeting was over.

Sacrament meeting started and the bishop announced the order of the blessings. He started with a baby girl and then said that CASEY Cody Thompson would be next. Oops, wrong name! At least the bishop wasn't the one giving the blessing. Although, Cody was then afraid that he was going to accidentally say Casey. He didn't of course, he gave Chase a beautiful blessing. And Chase didn't cry during the blessing!!

I got up and bore my testimony and thanked my Heavenly Father for this precious little boy. He may have taken a long time to come to our family, but we are so grateful that he's finally here.
My precious boy
I am also so grateful to have a wonderful husband that holds the preisthood and that is worthy to bless our little boy. He is an awesome husband and father, I couldn't ask for anything more. And I know I've said this many times, but I am again grateful to know that my family can be together forever.