Saturday, November 19, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

Caleb's school did their play this year in the fall instead of the spring because the Music Therapist, who runs the show is having a baby next month and will be out for a few months.

This year they put on Beauty and the Beast.  Even the music therapist got a little choked up when she was introducing the show.  She said she didn't realize the full meaning of doing this show until she saw the kids performing it.  They may not look and talk and act like we do, but inside they are just as amazing if you take the time to get to know them.  It never fails to bring tears to my eyes.  My favorite character this year was the Beast. ADORABLE!!

Caleb did awesome this year!!  No crying or trying to sit down.  I wish I could have gotten a better video but oh well.  I even went both days trying.  But he played the role of "Pepper" in the Be Our Guest scene.

Once again I have to mention those that work with these kids.  It must be so physically and mentally tough, but they love these kids and it shows!

I heard this saying recently "If we threw our problems and challenges into a pile, and saw everyone else's, we would grab ours back"  There are moments with Caleb, that I wish things could be easier, not only for us, but mostly for him.  But I am grateful that having him has given us the opportunity to surround ourselves with such wonderful people, that we otherwise would not have come to know, and I am grateful for their help along our journey.  The wonderful Nancy, who we miss more than she will ever know, said to me once that it is hard and a lot of time crappy work(pun intended!) but she loves them too much to not do it.  A true work of heart!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Country Tis of Thee

Holden participated in his 5th grade program.  They are learning about the United States and the Presidents.  He did really well and knew all the songs and even had a tiny speaking part.  One advantage of him being smaller is that he is usually on the front row!! 

Farm Fun

We had to take Caleb to a doctor appt. and afterwards his class was at Wheeler Farm, so we went there to meet up with them.  Fin had a lot of fun feeding the goats.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Tyler and I love this costume so much, Holden wore it when he was three and we couldn't wait for Fin to fit into it.  This was the year it fit perfectly!!  It definately deserves its own post!
Showing me the bum

He was pretending that the dragon was biting his finger

He kept following me around wanting me to take his picture, doing different things


Caleb was a Jack O Lantern for Halloween

Tyler was a retired chubby Ninja, and Holden was also a Ninja

Our little Dragon

The weather this year was amazing for Utah.  So my friend Lisa and I took our kids out in the neighborhood, it was the first time for both of us.  The kids had a lot of fun and got a lot of candy.  Our favorite part of Finley's costume is the bum, so I had to get as many videos of it as possible before it got dark.  Fin was really into it at first and then we went to a house where my friend Sally was in a mask handing out the candy.  It really freaked him out and from then on he was much more cautious about going to the door.

Arrow of Light

Holden earned the highest award you can get in cub scouts--the Arrow of Light
He was so excited about getting an arrow as well.
We are proud of him and all the work he put into this to earn it

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Love This!

This is awesome!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


My mom and I took the boys to Cornbelly's again this year.  Holden did the rock climbing wall and climbed all the way to the top!!

Holden taking Fin down one of the many slides they had there


For the boys eleventh birthday we decided to take the easy route and take them out to dinner.  Holden picked the Old Spaghetti Factory.  Holden got a new bike helmut, bike pegs, clothes and a UofU mascot pillow pet, it is kind of freaky looking but he loves it!  Caleb got new clothes--he was thrilled :)
Wearing his new helmut

Fin sittin with Grandpa

Brigham with his girlfriend Shanelle

My usual go to shot of Caleb!

Blowin out the candles

Huggin his new pillow pet

Fin was being really funny about sitting on Shanelle's lap.  He wouldn't look her in the face. I am sure he will warm up soon enough!

Crazy Kid

For a long time, Fin hated when I wanted to take pictures of him.  For some reason he decided that having his picture taken was cool.  So throughout the day he will always come up to me and tell me to "take a picture of this"  So here are a bunch of pictures of him doing goofy things and wanting his picture taken

Purple Belt

At the end of September Holden earned his purple belt.  He was excited and ready to move onto another belt!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


This was so cute.  Tyler was mowing the lawn, and Fin loves to also mow, but usually it scares him, but this time he was mowing right along side of him!
The pictures are dark, because the sun was going down, but I still thought they were cute!