Saturday, May 30, 2009

What do you do in Idaho when the sun shines and the wind stops? Slip and Slide!

Isabel and Andrew had a great time enjoying the long awaited sunshine.
Andrew's favorite thing was spraying his sister with the hose. He thinks it is really fun to tease her.

The water was pretty COLD!!!

He loves playing with the hose. He had a blue swim shirt on so he wouldn't get sunburned, but it was making him cold so I took it off and his skin was blue.

Beautiful Girl!!!

They had so much fun playing out in the warm weather. It has been a really long winter and we are so excited for it to finally warm up enough to play outside. It was so much fun watching them play together, even though they are so far apart in age they still have a lot of fun playing together. I hope they will always be great friends.

Isabel's braces

Isabel got her braces on this Thursday. She was really excited at first, but then that soon faded into nervousness and now she is already tired of them. They sure make her look older. I can't believe how fast she is growing up and becoming a beautiful young woman! The good news for her is that her orthodontist said she would probably only have to wear them for around 18 months or less. So she will be all done with it before she really does go into young women's.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

House update

Welcome to our new home!

Jon was doing a little back fill and Andrew loves to ride along in the backhoe. Doesn't Jon look great in his new role as farmer!!!

The rock started to go up yesterday and should be finished today. It looks great.

We love our deck off the back. It will be lots of fun this summer.

The house is coming along great. They should start sheet rocking the inside and finish up the rock on the outside today. We are getting anxious to get it done. We have been living out of boxes for almost a year now and are excited to spread out and get settled.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Horse Show

Last weekend Isabel competed in her first schooling show. She did awesome! It was so fun to watch and see her having such a great time. She competed in three different events. First she did showmanship where you lead your horse with a halter in a set pattern and the judge walks around your horse and looks. It was the thing that she has worked on the least so it went a little rough. She was really nervous about it and so that made her horse nervous and a bit uncooperative. Next she did western equitation, where she walked, trotted, loped and backed her horse up in a pattern. She did super and took a second place ribbon. Then her last event was a walk trot equitation where they go in a circle as a group and the judge tells them when to switch gaits and directions. This is the one she has worked on the most. She did so great!!! We were so excited. She got another second place ribbon and a trophy. That day it was raining so they were trying to hurry the competition along and combined to classes and so there were adults in with her and she beat some of them. The places above her were adults and so if they hadn't combined the classes she would have won. It was lots of fun. She has another show on June 13 at the barn she rides at. Isabel doing her western equitation.
Isabel and two of the girls she rides with at the barn. Their names are Alisa and Whitney and they both have been riding for awhile and they were great to help Isabel since we didn't know what we were doing.

Isabel's first ribbon. Doesn't she look cute in her pink cowgirl clothes.

The proud winner of two ribbons and a trophy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Update on our house

Today they finished back filling around our foundation and poured the basement floor. They also delivered all of the wood. So framing starts tomorrow. I am really excited for that step so we can start to see it take shape. We decided to move in with my parents while it is getting built. So we will get to sit and watch it go up from her front window.
Jon's last day at Beneficial was yesterday so now you can call him farmer Jon, since he is now officially an Idaho farmer.

A huge sigh of relief

We spent a couple of days this week at Primary Childrens and they ran some more tests on Andrew. They put him under again and scoped his throat again to see how it looked when he was healthy. The doctor told us when it was done that it looked good and he wouldn't need surgery after all. It was a huge relief!!! They also wanted to test him for acid reflux so we had to spend the night there while they did a ph probe study. It was a bummer for us all. Andrew kept asking to go home and saying that he wasn't sick. The worst part was he could only eat or drink every four hours and that was a little hard to explain to a two year old. We don't have the results of that test yet but we should soon. So hopefully we can avoid anymore hospital stays for awhile.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

We dug a hole FINALLY

We dug a hole for our house today. WOW! We are really doing it. I can't believe it.