Baby Bird Bobby

June 21, 2017 on 8:51 am | In Uncategorized | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

Cute but annoying.  The only way he will eat sometimes.

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Piano Recital May 2017

June 20, 2017 on 8:34 am | In Uncategorized | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

The three middles had their piano recital the beginning of May.  They really do such a good job.  Especially Rusty and Tommy who have only been taking lessons since September!

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It was a different venue and very pretty.  Even though the room was larger, there still weren’t enough chairs for everyone.

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The boys enjoy their lessons and their teacher, Mrs. Malone.

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You can see them playing HERE.

January to May 2017 – Kevin’s Phone

June 19, 2017 on 9:00 am | In Uncategorized | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

Some more from the first half of this year on Kevin’s phone…

January brought sick days to our house.  Each of the boys took a turn.  They did a good job comforting each other!

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Tommy and Bobby were the most sick – pre-pneumonia.  They had breathing treatments multiple times a day for a week.  Watching shows on my phone got them through…

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It got pretty cold this winter.  Apparently the parking lot at church was the warmest place for these ducks to warm their toes!  They weren’t moving, either.  Didn’t matter the size of the car.  This was THEIR spot!

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I’m not sure who enjoys birthday presents more – the giver or the receiver!

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My favorite part … the post present hug!

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Two cuties!

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Love my Rusty!

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Billy really can’t resist the urge to blow out birthday candles … his or his brothers!

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Kevin and I do like trying new restaurants and new foods.  This date night brought us fried pickles.  They grew on me but Kevin wasn’t much of a fan!

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Then all the snow melted.  It got really swampy for a couple of weeks.  We don’t have a basement, but our crawlspace was a pond.  Normally, this section is just gravel.  That is standing water …

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For as often as Kevin seems to take pictures of me asleep (with a cat on my lap), you’d think I nap all the time.  Really.  I don’t.

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Kevin took the boys to Macey’s for ice cream.  You get your money’s worth there … the kong kone!

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Bobby may have gotten the Baby Kong…

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More birthday hugs!

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Bobby gives really good hugs … when he wants to.

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Love.

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For Billy’s birthday dinner, we went to “The New Hello China.”  Grandmama joined us.

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I wonder if Billy liked his present?

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Rusty picked well!

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The weeks when all the boys have a part in the primary opening exercises are often referred to as “the Pendleton show.”

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Billy and Rusty presenting the colors together at the Blue and Gold Banquet.

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Billy earned his Bear badge.  His leaders had just been released and they were super good leaders.

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I got another pin!

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Kevin and I had tickets to see Mary Poppins but I took my turn being sick.  Ricky got to go instead.  He really does love plays!

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Our group of friends out for my birthday (a few weeks late).  This is a pretty decent Mexican place.  This wasn’t the best night though as I bit into a chunk of glass in my meal.  No damage done and I got a free dessert and meal out of it!

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You sunk my battleship!!

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I never have learned how to play chess.  I don’t know if these two know how to play either, but they have fun doing whatever it is they are doing.

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The detachable pillow cushions on our couch drive me crazy, but they do make for good fort building…

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One cat short of crazy…

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Rusty got his Bobcat badge in April which means another pin for me!

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At the school Art Show there was a mural where the kids were asked to draw a picture of themselves.  Here’s Bobby …

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Tommy likes a good face painting …

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Our art teacher is really devoted and great with the kids.  She also is big on our art show!  This year, she had all the students paint a self portrait and it was assembled into a big collage that says “Hooper Mustangs.”

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It really looks great in the school!

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And I so love finding my boys in it!

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Bobby got sick again the first week of May.  Kevin was a good caretaker.

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Maggie makes it difficult to make the bed.  She looks so comfy that it is hard to move her!

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I took a quick trip to Hawaii and brought the boys back these tiki masks.  They made a totem pole out of them…

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This was the day I got home from Hawaii.  I was exhausted from the red eye flight and sun burned.  I totally deserved a nap.  But I really need to work on looking happier when I sleep.

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Pizza Pie Cafe for Tommy’s birthday!

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See Billy in the background?  He just can’t resist …

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I love candle pictures!

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We bought Lagoon season passes this year.  Bobby loves kiddie land!

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Brothers don’t seem to mind it either!

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The smiles make it worth it!

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I love them…

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That doesn’t mean that they don’t make me crazy though!

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Baseball season started in May.  Billy took the opportunity to give Bobby some pointers!

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November and December 2016 – Kevin’s Phone

June 18, 2017 on 11:59 am | In Uncategorized | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

We don’t take the pictures off of Kevin’s phone very often – apparently!  Here are some of my favorites from November and December last year.

Kevin can’t resist these bedtime snuggles.  One of the many perks of reading stories to our boys…

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The boys went with Kevin to my mom’s house to rake leaves.  They found a snake.

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Kevin let them play with it.  Let’s just say that we parent differently.

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Our insurance company gave us tickets to see “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and Kevin and I took Ricky with us.  He loved the movie and he quite enjoyed this photo prop in the lobby, too.

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The Elder’s Quorum had a pinewood derby event.  These are the winners.  Kevin ran it rather than participate.

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I try to discourage him taking my picture, but it doesn’t always work.

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Our Thanksgiving trip to California…the boys do love their grandparents!

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Bobby was quite taken with Grandpa Brent’s lap!!

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Hugs and smiles…

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And freezing cold jumps into the pool.

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My people are crazy …

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Some of the best parts of the trip are the still moments just enjoying each other’s company.

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Or the TV.  It is still nice.

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Our ward Christmas party included a “Dress your most festive” contest.  We did our best!

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They had activities for the kids at the ward party, too.  The boys became instant reindeer!

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I take my calling as Gospel Doctrine teacher VERY seriously!

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I love that my boys like books …

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And that they share that love with each other!

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Bed head and banana mouth??

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Getting my llama fix after our Nativity performance…

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Bobby isn’t always the most helpful when Kevin is trying to get work done.  He loves his dad too much to leave him alone!

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I have a pop-up “Night Before Christmas” book that I’ve had since I was a little girl.  I do love reading it to the boys on Christmas Eve…

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Ricky rolls around a lot in his sleep.  That is his bed to the right.  The blue sheet.  The only thing ON his bed is his hand!

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Selfies are fun…

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The Christmas morning gift pass around …

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Everyone eagerly anticipating…

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Grandmama helping Bobby …

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My good lookin’ number 2 son!

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Ricky gave Billy a blanket for Christmas that needed to be trimmed and knotted.  They worked on it together … with an audience.

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Who says you have to make gingerbread houses before Christmas?

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And who says using kits from the previous year is tacky?  I call it frugal.

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The boys didn’t seem to care one bit when I kept reminding them to not eat the old candy!

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Such a happy family …

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Sometimes Duchess comes to play.  Bobby quite likes her.

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I do most of my Christmas shopping online.   I love all the choices and the convenience.  Plus it makes recycling day an adventure!

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There you go!

Spring Break 2017 – Kevin’s phone

June 16, 2017 on 1:10 pm | In Uncategorized | By Cindy | No Comments | Add a comment

A few more images from our Spring Break camp-out.

Our friends, the Farnsworths, brought their golden retriever camping with us.  Her name is Margo.

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Bobby loves her.  We may need to consider getting a dog…

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I took Ricky out in the mule and let him drive.  I grew a few more gray hairs.  I may have said “Stay in the middle!  Stay in the middle!!!!” a lot.  Considering it was his first time driving anything other than our lawnmower, it really wasn’t bad.

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Ah ha!  Kevin had pictures of Rusty riding the horse!

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Once Ricky was comfortable with the mule, he took the easiest 4-wheeler out for a spin.  The trails were more like dirt roads than trails and he drove very conservatively.  Maybe a little TOO conservatively, but he was happy.  Billy also got to take this 4-wheeler out.  He drove a little LESS conservatively.  It was fun to see their personality types so apparent in their driving styles!

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Sometimes we eat messy things while camping.

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Weeping Rock behind the cheesy smile!

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You have to be careful where you stand when you visit weeping rock because it does rain down on you.  Everyone stayed fairly dry … except Billy.  I’m not even sure where he was standing to get as wet as he did!

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I’m not sure if Billy is coaxing Ricky across or vice versa …

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The view from our trailer.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.

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My boys!

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This is the group of kids at the sand dunes.  While I was sitting nicely watching Bobby dig in the dirt, this group was rolling and jumping and getting sandy from head to toe!

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I don’t know.  Ricky made something and wanted his picture taken with it?  Not my camera, not my story.

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Our last evening, a projector was set up and the kids got to watch “Moana” on the side of a trailer.  Several of these kids did not make it to the end of the movie!  Billy fell so asleep that he didn’t realize the movie had gotten over when we talked to him the next morning.  He thought it had been paused and he went to bed.

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The boys hit the shower and tub as soon as we got home.  This is just some of what was left in the bottom of the tub after Bobby’s bath.  The whole bottom looked like this.

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So much fun, but oh so dirty!!

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