Monday, March 21, 2011

JayLee and Kash

JayLee has grown up so much in the last year. It's crazy to think that just a year ago she couldn't reach the stirrups on her saddle and now we had to lower the stirrups. Lowering the stirrups is something that didn't happen much for me, she doesn't know how lucky she is. It has warmed up here so we've been riding more. Here is a video of Jay riding Kash in the pasture. She LOVES to lope on him. We're still working on steering but luckily Kash takes care of her.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Inside Out and Backwards

If you've met Olin, you might think he is a sweet sweet boy. He looks at you with his blue eyes and smiles and he has you wrapped around his finger. He is funny and cute and he is the first one of my kids to break a window. Yep, that would be Olin. How? you might ask,

Well most kids might accidentally break windows by throwing a baseball from the outside of the house in. Right? Not Olin. He threw a baseball bat inside and almost out.

After he did it, he was so surprised that the glass would actually break. He just stared at it until we came and sent him to timeout. Were just glad it happened now and not 2 months ago when the temperature was well below zero.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another Baby Blessing and Warm Weather

I stole this picture from my sister in-law Alese. Last Sunday we went to Levan for Otto's blessing. Alese had a lunch at the firehouse after church and Michele once again (with groans from men in the family) pulled everyone together for a family picture. Way to go Michele, I love it!!
Were so excited for Alese and Ryan but I think Olin is the happiest. He can't wait for Otto to get big and rope with him. Notice Otto's blanket in the family picture. Alese bought one for Olin and gave it to him for his 1st birthday (it is his favorite blanket) seen here, here, and here. She also had the forsight to buy one for her future child but Olin can't quite wrap his brain around it. Everytime were together he tries to claim that for his own. But can you blame him, it really is a cool blanket.

This Saturday it was FINALLY warm enough to take all the kids outside to ride horses. Lottie was so cute. She was only out for about an hour but her eyes were wide open the whole time and her little mouth formed into an "o" shape, she was pretty fascinated with the new world she discovered.

And just in case you know Rio, this was him snooping Lottie and my camera out.
Before we say anything about riding horses to the kids (mostly JayLee) Trent and I do a lot of whispering. If we say, "maybe we should ride horses today," very loud or loud enough for JayLee to hear we never live it down. She wants to go out right that second and ride her horse. And if we tell her, "yeah Jay, we'll go out in a while" she can't really contain herself. She just says over and over, "Is it time yet? Can we go catch Kash now? When are we going to go...." You get the idea. She is definitely horse crazy.

Olin isn't quite as horse crazy as JayLee is. Don't get me wrong, he loves them but isn't quite as comfortable on them. He would rather ride with someone. It was kind of like pulling teeth to get him on alone. He rode with me for a while even though he loves his Dad's horse "Hazel Girl"
Trent took Hazel into the pasture and trotted some circles for a while and Jay, Olin, Lottie and I stayed in the trees by the house. I took this picture when he was coming back and thought it was pretty cool. Zak likes to stay pretty close to whoever goes in the field riding.When Lottie fell asleep, I got a turn to ride. JayLee and I went and rode in the pasture for a bit. She is getting pretty good at making Kash do what she wants. Last year she got really frustrated with him when he would go back to the tack shed and would just yell for someone to help her. On Saturday she didn't let him get away with much though. I was really proud of her.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lottie's blessing

On February 13 we blessed Lottie. We blessd her in Benjamin at Trent's parents house. Thanks Michele for letting us crowd your house for a couple of hours. It was a little crowded with all our family there, but a lot of fun.

For those of you who don't know, we named Lottie after Trent's Grandma. It is fun having them together but nobody tell Grandma that we took her picture.

Before church we got some family pictures. Thanks Michele, for thinking about it. I always have good intentions of taking pictures of the kids before church when they are all dressed up but we rarely get it done.

Notice how Jessie ,Woody and Bullseye HAD to be in the pictures. I guess it is kind of fitting because Grandma has those toys at her house and they are the favorites.

It was a really fun weekend. I love it when we can get the whole family together. It doesn't happen very often with us living so far away but maybe one day that will change.

And since we can't have Lottie and Kahlen together without taking a picture of them, here they are. They were born on the same day and are too too cute