Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Jensen Weekend

This past weekend I was able to spend it with the Jensen kids while their parents ran in the Red Rock Relay. We always look forward to these weekends where we get to play and be busy.
It was pretty rainy this weekend so we stayed in door mostly, unless we played soccer. At the girls soccer practice we got to enjoy the rainbows, cloudy skies and then rain.

 The boys (in particular Aiden) didn't know what to do so we made up some relay drills. Aiden is a machine and did running drills for about half an hour.
 My favorite game to watch this weekend was Oakley's. She is one fierce little player and I may be bias, but I think she worked harder than any other player. Even though she is tiny, she played some awesome defense and even scored a goal. I was certainly a proud aunt.
 Oliver also had a great game that day. We didn't stick around to watch him play because the clouds were so heavy and black and we were in the topless Jeep. Even though he only had a team of three and they were playing six, Oliver scored two goals! YEEAAH!
Like I said, we took off before we got stuck in the rain. The whole way home we were wondering if we were going to get rained on. The moment we pulled in the driveway, it dumped.

The rest of the weekend we staying inside mostly, played Legos, watched movies, and just had an easy mellow weekend.
The kids were so great and we love being up there with them. Oliver isn't the only one that gets sad when the weekend has come to an end. We sure love those Jensen's.
And here is a little video of the kids getting scared at the Halloween store. Some of them were even making fun of Oliver for being scared to go in and then left saying that Oliver was right and that it actually was pretty scary. Funny kids.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Oliver's Lego Party

I can't believe Oliver turned 5! We celebrated by throwing him a little party and when he said he wanted to do a Lego party, I had to get to work.
I hired my amazing friend to make a cake. I knew I wouldn't have been able to make something great and so I am so glad to she came to the rescue. Oliver thought it was so cool.

As our guests arrived, we had them all guess how many Lego's were in the jar for a prize. At the end of the party, we announced the winner. Sara was the closest and won.
Our first activity was a craft. We made Lego head bracelets. Most of the kids enjoyed it, but when the younger kids couldn't thread the head through as easy, they gave up. Luke came to the rescue by drilling the holes bigger.


We played pin the Lego head on the Lego body. Jack was the winner and got a Lego prize.
 I made a Lego pinata for Oliver which he loved. The one thing that he said he wanted at his party was this pinata. Since it was so hard to break, they all got a couple of turns.

And finally, Jonny.
We sang Happy Birthday to Oliver and he blew out his candle. Sadly, my camera died and so I don't have any pictures of that, but he loved it. Afterwards, he opened his gifts. He got some pretty awesome things this year. We have such generous family members. Thank you.  
Finally, we sent everyone home with some Lego candy. I was able to find these printouts here which made for the perfect little take home treat.
Just a couple things about Oliver.
-He is so excited to be a big brother. Every night he prays for a brother and a sister. We tell him we're not sure if it's going to be a boy and a girl so he changed his mind to two brothers.
-He loves playing with Legos. Luke and Oliver will sit and play for a long time which is so fun to watch.
-He loves to sleep in just his underwear.
-He is such a kind and loving boy, but you make him mad and he changes into such a back talking little punk...still love him though.
-He loves to eat Ramen Noodles (which he calls Robin Noodles), Apple sauce, Eggs, Toast, Mac and Cheese, Apple Juice, and Watermelon...just to name a few things. He actually is a really picky eater.
-He is playing soccer for his team, The Twisters. He likes it okay, but doesn't love it.
-He is in the CTR 4 class. Probably one of the hardest classes in our primary.
-He loves all his cousins so much. In particular when he refers to his Jensen cousins, he calls them "My Jensen's".
-When he poses for pictures, he always has to pose in a funny manner of make a strange face.
-He says the sweetest prayers at night always being thankful for his cousins and grandmas and grandpas.
-He still loves to play video games, watch movies and shows. (good mom award, right here.)
We are so blessed to have Oliver and we love him so much. He has taught us how to love more deeply and to live more patiently. The past five years with him in our lives has been such a blessing and we feel it a privilege to be his parents. Happy Birthday, O!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

First Day of School 2013

Today was Oliver's first day of his last year in Pre-School. He has been asking nearly everyday if it was time to go to pre-school. Finally when I told him we were going today, he was so excited. We just love Dianne Eggett and we love that Oliver loves school. I hope it lasts.

Monday, September 2, 2013


In no particular order, here are some things that we did over the summer...
Oliver kept us laughing with his shenanigans. I like to call this picture his Cowboy/Surfer/Super Hero pose. Bless him for dressing himself.
 Crazy storms made for some beautiful skies.
Craving kicked in full swing and I was able to have my first real coke in months.
 Amy and I hosted a TOMS party.
The three of us broke away for Labor day. It was nice and relaxing as usual. We ate at Don Pedros, hiked at Pioneer Park, Played in the Walmart arcade (ghetto, I know), Oliver enjoyed Grandma's tub, I was 15 weeks pregnant, and we brought a couple of chunks of St. George back with us for our house.
We had our summer Primary Party. This was the only picture I took and I'm glad I did. Our friend AJ with his primary class "playing water games".

We celebrated nine years of marriage. This one should have a post of it's own but these were the only pictures we took. We went to dinner at Cheese Cake Factory and we were so excited to eat there (despite our picture) and when we really did eat our food we were pretty disappointed. 
And lastly, we got a "new" shed. Trent said we could have his if we did all the work, so Luke called up our friends and piece by piece they took it apart and put it back up. We had an outpouring of friends help us all three days it took to complete the project and we are so grateful to them for their muscles and willingness to help. The Monday we completed the project, we invited the families to come hang out and make smores. We ended up with 14 families there that night. Love our friends!