Finally, it looks like Christmas!!! The first thing I heard this morning was "Mom, come here". So I went into the kitchen, and there was Gavin staring out the back window. When he saw me he said "look mom it's snow......., I go play"? So of course I had to go dig out the snow clothes and luckily most of them still fit him, except for his gloves. Hence the girly Minnie mouse gloves that had to make due. He had so much fun playing in it, he could have stayed out there all day.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
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April allowed me to take a trip up to the mountains this last weekend with a friend of mine to go motorcycle riding. We took on some pretty narely trails, but it was a blast. By the time we got to the top we were both exhausted.
Enjoying the view. Behind me was just part of the canyon we were riding up.
This was one of the tougher parts of the trail. Aside from the two foot ruts, the step hill, loose dirt, and big rocks in all the wrong places, there was a very dead cow just off to the left of the trail. It took us a couple tries getting up this, but when we did, we were very happy to be away from that smell!
This is the top of Garnes. If you look close you can see the Tetons and Driggs in the bottom of the valley there. It was an awesome view all around.
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Ok, so let's get this rolling. First off, the fair! We'll kick it off at a couple of weeks ago. April's back started hurting. Nothing major, but still...painful. But she's a tough woman, so she pushed through the pain. We went to the fair on Saturday. Gavin had an amazing time. He got to ride rides, pet some strange animals, and eat lots of food.
Now the fun begins! By the end of the fair, April really isn't feeling very good, so we start heading for home. By about half way home, we decide that it's time to go to the doctor. We ended up going to the emergency room in Rexburg. Come to find out...no she's not pregnant....she is carrying her first kidney stone at a whoppin' 5mm. That's almost twice as big as the tube it's trying to go down. Not fun. After pumping her full of morphine and keeping her over night, they sent us down to Idaho Falls to see a specialist. They said they were going to blast it out with a procedure that sounds like "Lythotripsy". Not really sure how to spell that. Anyway, they couldn't do that till Thursday, so they put in a stint, and sent us home for a few days.
Now, I'd like to say that this was the end of our weekend...but no, it's not. On Monday, while trying to give April some quiet time, I took Gavin on a 4 wheeler ride (He was wearing his helmet). We were riding behind our house going over bumps and hills when Gavin lost his grip and his face went flying into the handle bars. He has done this many times so I wasn't too worried. But then I turned him around. His face was covered in blood. I felt like such a schmuck! So to go along with April's first kidney stone, Gavin got his first stitches, complements of his father.
So we made it through the weekend...finally. But, somewhere along the way to Thursday I lost my debit card. My truck decided to stop working (battery problems) and took it out on my mother-in-law's car. Explanation: She tried to give us a jump and it fried her battery.
Thursday came and the Lythotrasidofsgflask..... thing went perfectly. April was pretty sore but is doing just fine now. Hopefully she'll never have another one of those. And hopefully we won't have another Labor Day Weekend filled with this much excitement.
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We decided that Gavin needed a pet to keep him busy. Luckily this kitty is really good with Gavin and lets him carry her around. Wow this poor kitty sure takes a lot from him. I thought that getting a kitty was going to be like having another baby, but she is such a good kitty. She knows were her litter box is and how to use it, and all I do is leave water and food out for her and she is good to go. Having a pet has been so much fun!
Posted by April at 1:58 PM
Saturday in Rexburg was the air show. I was amazed at how many people were there. Luckily my mom lives right next to the golf course, so we parked at her house and walked less then a block to the park. It was like we had front row seats. Gavin loved all of the airplanes, we didn't have to entertain him at all. Burgess would stroll him around in his stroller up and down the path to get better views and some of the planes. Gavin loves to spend time with his dad. As soon as daddy is home Gavin never leaves his side. They enjoyed spending time with each other. Olivia and I sat and watch how much fun they had together. We sure love our dad and all he does for us.
We decided that we needed to get Gavin a helmet when he rides the quad and the motorcycle. We searched for a helmet that would fit him, and came across this Lightning McQueen Helmet. We thought that he wouldn't want to were it, but we told him that the rules are he can't have a ride unless he has his helmet on. His helmet went right on his head, and he ran right up to jump on. Burgess loves giving Gavin rides. My only fear is that since he is already addicted now, I am in big trouble once he can drive one all on his own.
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June 1st was a big day for our little Olivia. It was her blessing day! We had a lot of family that was able to come and spend this special day with us. Olivia just fits right into our family, she balances things out. She is such a calm baby, she just sits there and observes what is going on. Gavin on the other hand is always go go go. I sure love my family, we have so much fun together I couldn't ask for anything different!! Thanks to everyone who made this day so special for us. It really means a lot.
Posted by April at 12:48 PM
Memorial weekend my sisters and me and my mom all went to Billings Montana to have a girls weekend at my sister Natalie's house. Of course we all left the kids at home to have some time with just us girls. Oh, I guess I did take Olivia but most of the time you didn't even know she was there. She was such a good little girl. Thanks to all of our husbands they kept the kids for the weekend, so I am sure it was not the long weekend they were looking forward to. We sure love them. While we were in Montana we ate a few fun places like the Rib and Chop house. WOW my ribs were amazing. We also went to Red Lodge, which is like going to Jackson. We walked around and went into all the little stores. While we were there we ate at this fun pizza restaurant. We all ordered different appetizers and shared them, they were all so good. I think I had the most fun just being able to spend some time with my sisters and mom. It's not very often that we can all get together as just the girls. Thanks to my sisters and my mom for such a fun weekend I love you all.
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