Friday, September 10, 2010

A Few Things We Did This Summer...

Ian went on his first Fathers and Sons campout. This is the only picture Brad got.

We blessed Peter. It was a great day with lots of family and nice weather


Peter with his cousin Andrew who is 3 months older (I forgot to rotate the image).

The Foster reunion was by Capitol Reef National Park. We all went on a really run hike that was 6 miles long and we all had to get in the water that was up to an adult's chest. The kids had a great time, though it was a rough day for Peter.
We had a great time in Bear Lake with lots of cousins, and spent lots of hours down at the lake.
Mae turned 7! She is getting sooo old.
Mae was in the Swiss Chorus and sang at Swiss Days and was in the Swiss Days Parade. This is her second cousin, neighbor and friend, Audrey.
Ian started Preschool and gets to ride the bus! I think this was among one of the best days of his life!
Brad did the Richfield Triathlon again this year-I sat this one out. He and a bunch of his family had a great time.
Brad had a fun end to his summer--he went Kayaking around the San Juan Islands up by Seattle with his brother, sisters, and brother in laws. I again sat this one out, but I am making a list of things I want to do when I don't have a baby stuck to me.

And last, the most important event of the summer...we got a new sister in law and aunt. Lauren married Sean. It was a fun long day, and we are happy to have her in our family.

Though Lauren and Sean were the most popular at the wedding, Peter was a very close third as you can see, and he loves the attention.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Some new pictures of Peter

Here is Peter at 1 1/2 weeks old. He is laying on a quilt that his Grandma Foster made for him, and is wrapped in an afghan that his aunt Britany made for Mae for her blessing...the rest of my kids have all used it on their blessing day too.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our new arrival...

His name is Peter Bradley Foster

He was born at 8:23 am on Wednesday the 2nd of June

He officially weighed 7 pounds, 8 oz and is 20.5 inches long.

To us he looks like a healthy mix of all of us.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring is Here....Kind of

Here is all the fun things we were able to do before our week long snow storm hit this last week...

It is soccer time! Mae and Ian are both enjoying soccer and are getting better each game. Mae even scored a goal in her last game (it must have been because of my awesome coaching skills--I filled in for her coach for the first half of the game. I have to admit I was not thrilled to do it at first, being 8 months pregnant, running all over the field, all the while making sure that Ian and Noah stayed within sight on the side lines--Brad was at a track meet. But I had a lot of fun!). Ian in his last game actually seemed to watch the ball and go after it. Up until now the only concept he understood is that we were all watching him, and he spent the entire time watching us watch him instead of playing.

Noah's Birthday was on the 20th of April. He is now 2!! We think he had a great time. Grandma and Grandpa Campbell were able to come for some soccer games, and then dinner, cake, and presents!

He loved his are his favorite toys.
We spent some time in St. George over Spring Break. Britany and JJ were there with their two boys. Ian loved holding Andrew and even thought that he might be his little baby brother (who is not born yet) for a minute. Seeing Ian hold Andrew made me excited for our new baby.
Of course we did some swimming in St. George. Here is Noah jumping off the diving board, which he did all by himself!
Our major Spring Break activity was a trip to California. We went to Disneyland one day and the the beach one day. We went with Paul and Molly and their family, and the kids had a blast. We honestly hardly saw Mae. She and Nora had their own agenda and were in their own world most of the time. It was a quick trip but very worth it!

The beach we went to was AMAZING! It was a little cove. We were able to hike around the rocks and see all the marine life and pretty much had the beach to ourselves. In the evening the body boarders showed up. Ian was fascinated by them and watched them for over an hour, yelling his approval when they would catch a wave...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Winter

These are a few of our last "winter pictures". Hopefully we will be posting camping trips, days of hiking, and family vacations soon.

We took Mae and my mom, Wendell, and Ashlie (their Christmas present from us) to the Utah Symphony. It was a children's performance, "The Mini Magic Flute". It was at Abravanel Hall. They had all of the instruments from the orchestra out in the foyer for the kids to try out. This is Mae trying out the cello...the instrument that Brad would love her to play. She thought
it was neat, which is all that we could hope for. Ashlie
thought it was kind of weird...we will just have to keep giving
her tickets to the symphony for Christmas until she likes it!

About a month ago we took Ashlie and the kids to Soldier Hollow to go tubing. It was an hour slot and with the long lines we were only able to go down three times, but I think everyone had fun. Noah's first run was not the greatest--he got wedged in his tube, head down, feet sticking up, and screamed the whole way up. Then he screamed the whole way down because the snow was flying in his face. The next two runs were fun for him.

After, we got hot chocolate and dinner at the lodge, so it was a fun night.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DHS Class of 2000 10 Year Reunion

For those of you who graduated with me...our 10 year reunion is coming up. There has been a blog created just for the event. Information will be updated about the reunion as plans begin to solidify. If you have a blog, please add the link to address bar and maybe a post that says that it exists. This will help get the word out. In the near future we will post an email address that we are hoping everyone will send their contact information to so that we can send out mass emails as well. Thanks.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Need a Cure...

For these Wintertime Blues...

I think that it has snowed 7 of the last 10 days, and currently I cannot breath through my nose ( I am going on 4 days now), and I can't remember the last time my entire family attended church together two weeks in a row due to EVERY sickness known to man. It has been a winter, and its only half way done! I found myself looking back at pictures just to see grass and sun. Here are some that brought a smile to my face...

Ian's Birthday...isn't he cute

Three legged races at Gma and Gpa Campbell's...ahhh the capris and t'shirts. And Mae's hair was so cute back then, I think I will take her this week and get her a nice summer haircut.

Zions...hiking, the outdoors...

I can't help but smile when I see this picture. As a side note, this little BYU hat is missing, so if it is at your house--we would love it back!

It was soooo hot at this BYU game, but I would take it now...
Alright. So I am sick of being cold and sick and stuck in the house, but there is much to be greatful for. A little update:

Our fourth and (we think) final child is on the way, and we just found out it will be a BOY! Mae was less than thrilled about this, but that's life right? Eh, we will just get her a cat. Things look good with the pregnancy and Mae says that I am soo big that it looks like I could have the baby any day (I just started wearing maternity clothes 2 1/2 weeks ago).

Noah is out of his crib due to catapulting himself out of it in rage a few times. He and Ian now share a room, and Ian LOVES being on the top bunk. This has been a much easier transition than we expected.

Brad is finally not loving coaching basketball (he still likes it quite a bit, but like me is anxious to have a little more time at home soon--Just in time for him to help out with track).

We are loving our new home and have finally even painted a few will all have to come see, we love visitors. I have many plans for this spring including a fence for the backyard and Brad putting up our swing set and installing a sand box, hopefully our tax return will come through for us.

So there it is...our life. Enjoy.