This is another sneak-peak of Reagan's birthday party. We want to do a photo booth, and when Tucker saw me cutting them out yesterday he wanted to try them out. We are trying to be very frugal about these kids two birthday's but stele make it fun, so I am trying to do a lot of home made items. These are only two of the many faces anyone could come up with, (my favorite is the bunny) but he was preoccupied and would only do these two. I think they turned out just fine. I am getting more and more excited.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I am sure you are wondering what this is all about. I guess I thought if I start the documenting process now then I might get it all.
Reagan's first birthday is on the
20th if this month. So the picture on the bottom is her invitation. We are going with a carnival theme. The invitation is a bag of popcorn with a ticket attached.
The top picture is the beginning of Tuckers piñatas. His theme is Angry Birds. When he gets the chance he really enjoys playing that game. I have to say having two birthdays around Christmas and all the holidays is throwing me for a loop. I hope and we go we will get better and better.
This is worth documenting because up until this year Santa and my son did not mix. He would cling on for dear life if he was coming any ware near Santa and start to cry horribly. This year my in-laws had a Christmas party and at the end he showed up. Tucker ran over to him before he was really even in the room, and gave him a huge hug. Talk about SUPRIZE!!!
The party was fun. We had it at the chapel because we just had a huge snow storm and the temperature's are in the negatives. If this wouldn't have happened we were going to have it in my Mother and Father-in-laws new shop. It's not yet complete but getting close.
This last month in the middle of November we all went to Idaho to attend my cousin David's and his wife Kelly's wedding, (very nice by the way) and the day we left we decided to walk down to this over look that we could see from our hotel room window. It was breath taking. It helped us get out some energy before the trip back, spend a little more time with family, and see some of gods great creations.
This picture was taken a month or two ago. Reagan was learning that she could pull her self up. She would scoot (NOT CRAWL she refuses to lay on her stomach, so she has never learned how to crawl) up to one of us and pull her self up. As you can see she thought that is was pretty fun . So did her brother.
Tucker was The Lone Ranger for Halloween this year (his Dad was Tanto) Mrs. Renee had a party for them and a program for the Parents. They had a fashion show and a few songs they sang and my son wouldn't do any of it. Mrs. Renee had to walk him out to the for so he could show us all his costume and well the singing. What singing? I cant really blame him I don't enjoy being in front of people myself.
The program was darling . I really enjoy his teacher she dose so many amazing things that has helped Tucker in many ways.
Randan had just got home from a week long hunting trip he took up in Idaho. Also, he had a tag to get a buck deer here around the basin. So when the Idaho trip was a bust he decided to use his one for here. Well Tucker caught wind and was more then willing to go with his Dad. I took this picture just before they went, and a half a hour later I got a phone call saying they got a deer. I think it was a three or two point. Not sure exactly (you can tell I am quit the hunter). Sadly I don't have any pictures of the actual deer, but the picture of these two is priceless.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I have always wanted to decorate my front porch for Halloween. This is about the most I have done. Ever. So we are working up little by little. I want to do a lot more so maybe it will bet better and better. I want to do a scare crow, webs and spiders, lots of pumpkins, skeletons and mice all kinds of stuff. Tucker's puppy Spots will tare it to shreds if I put much more so maybe next year she wont eat the crap out of every thing that crosses her path.
P.S. I copied this of Pinterest
I was @ my Mom's house the other day and when I was there we pilled an apple for Raegan. Tucker had some apple pieces and She saw them and wanted some. I didn't dare give her slices just yet, so mom went out to her garage, and found a dowel rod stuck it thru the apple. She loved it in face it was like a dog when they are being possessive. she almost growled. A day or two later I had her on the counter and she got a hold of the apples you see in the back. I pilled one and stuck the wood cloths pins Mom sent me home with me. I have to admit the dowel rod worked better. She is one happy camper.
Well it's official Tucker in now a student. His first day of Pre-School was September 3. He goes three days a week Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The name of His school Is Country Lane Academy. He is there for three hours a day. I thought the first day I would be a balling mess, but I did really well. I am so excited for him to start this adventure he seems to really be enjoying it.
Friday, August 16, 2013
I got The flu for my Birthday. When we were up and the family reunion Aunt Lauana got sick and Sunday night when we got home I started throwing up and other stuff. Holy cow I haven't been that sick for a while. My mom called me Mon. morning wanting to know if I was sick and tell me that her and Grandma were along with a lot of the people that were at the reunion. My birthday was Tuesday so by then I had stopped the runs and throwing up but was steel touchy to the tommy and way week. Randan cooked me dinner and baked a cake. I waited to eat a piece till he got home from his water meeting he has the second Tuesday of every month. He cut me a piece and put a single candle in it, brought it over to me because I was sitting on the couch watching a show,and sang Happy Birthday. Tucker painted me the picture you see and, my sister-in-law had her son run me over some cookies. That is what I got for my birthday, that and the Flu. I think I can handle never having a birthday like that again.
Last Friday and Saturday was the Manwaring Reunion at the Heber Valley Camp (where all girls go for Girls Camp). The earliest we could be there was 3:00 I think, well anyway we got there around 5:00 got unloaded found which room we were going to be in and went and ate. We had Spaghetti, roll's with butter, green salad, corn, and a smorgasbord of deserts. After we ate there was a program the coolest music thing we did with everyone you would whack different seized pipes that were color codded to match the colors on a poster board and it made a tune, and a getting to know you game. The picture above is of Grandma Southam and all her sibling singing "Have I told you lately that I love you." I guess Grandpa and Grandma Manwaring would sing that to one another.
Next we watched slide DVD with pictures of a lot of people I don't know. I guess that is my own fault. Mostly I tried to keep track of my son running off in the woods. Mom did help me with most of the people and I will tell ya Grandpa Manwaring was quite the looker.
The next day we were in charge of breakfasts we had bacon, eggs, pancakes, lots of fruit, and orange juice. There were some games the kids and some of the adults could play but I went and helped clean up Mom's Garamdma's and my sleeping mess. We stayed with Aunt Dinna, Brittany and her two kid, and Bethany Just about this time they did a auction and auctioned of some quilt blocks and half made quilts Grandma Manwaring had started. I got a multi colored quilt block basket, and if I ever get a blanket made out of it I will take a picture and show. After the auction we ate lunch which was sloppy Joe's, chips, potato salad, macaroni salad, and cookies. We hung around to see who got the raffle which was a fully made quilt that Grandma Manwaring made I think the only thing was some one finished it by putting a bottom on it. I entered but Aunt Lawana got it. We had to wait to be check off on our cleaning duty's, but once we cleared mom and I headed off the mountain to Provo because I have a cousin serving a mission and we were so close that we decided to stay a night and watch he talk. I love getting to got and see people I haven't seen in years. They say there is another is two years so until then.
The Shamu underwater viewing area
The Sting Ray pond. You can pet and feet the Sting Ray's. Randan bought some food and help Tucker Feed the Ray's.
This was my favorite show. It was a Sea Lion show. Hilarious.
This is Tucker and Randan watching the Sea Lion Show.
Since Randan doesn't like spinning anything I took Tucker on a couple rides and broke him in.
These two pictures are of Tucker and Reagan on the way back to Anaheim. They were getting tired of all the traveling so I got out some finger puppets and had Tucker play and help keep his sister entertained.
The last day before we flew out we went down to San Diego, and went to Sea World. It was about a two hour drive from Anaheim. It was fun to see the country side and a little of the ocean. I am glade we went but for next time I would rather spend the extra day at Disneyland. Maybe it's because I think the kids and well everyone was done.
Randan and Tucker waiting to see Mickey Mouse.
I have to explain the face. This was the day after we flew in and went to the Beach (we flu in and went to the Beach the First day in California) first day at Disneyland. the night before when I was putting my contacts away I shut the case and it ripped it, so I had to wear the glassed and now that I wear my contacts all the time with sunnies, I can't wear my glassed out side, or I water like crazy. My eye's are so sensitive. It hurts. I finally broke down and bought a visor. I think you will see it some of the pictures. I helped.
I loved how they had all their bushes and tree's manicured.
These ones were my favorite. Some were animals some were mickey mouse heads.
This was us waiting for the parade in Disneyland to start. It was hot! But a different hot then I know. Humid hot. Even my sun burn burned different. Very interesting. It would be 68 degrees and feel like 90.
This is us waiting for the parade to start in Adventures and notice we found shade this time much better.
The kids saying his to Goofy
Ok so this is the second time I have tried this and I will tell ya I don't recommend doing it that many times with this many pictures unless you want to be at the computer all day long.
We went to Disneyland on Wed. July 31st 2013 I will say I loved it Tucker loved it Randan liked it and Raegan well steal to be determined. Tuckers favorite ride (I think) was the Pirates of the Caribbean. Mine was Space Mountain. Tucker and I both hated Splash Mountain. When he got off the ride we asked him what he thought. He didn't like it. If I could figure out how to scan the picture they take of you on the ride and place it here I think you would understand. I know for me I hate the rides that just drop you. My hole body tenses up and I have now idea where my stomach goes some how it comes back. Its a mirical. We have tried to ask Tucker why he didn't like the ride and it changes ever time. Just like when we ask him what ride was his favorite. That changes to. Disneyland was my favorite. the only two rides I liked at Adventure was. Cars and Soarin' Over Disney. Which I think was Randan's favorite, it's hard to tell with him. Oh wait I also liked Ariel's Grotto. Now remember it so big that you don't get to ride every ride in the amount of time we had so I want to go back to get more in. I think they have so much detail is everything. Its so clean, and with the amount of people that's saying something. I loved it! I loved it! I loved it!