Thursday, May 23, 2013

Letter to Caleb

Caleb's teacher asked us each to write a little note to our child. She read them throughout the year and the kids had to guess who the letter was about. This was my letter to Caleb!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Celebrating Grandpa Henderson

We had a whirlwind of a weekend in CA to attend Grandpa Henderson's celebration of life. It was such a great party! Great food, great company, and most of all great memories of Grandpa!

There was of course a little golf theme! 

I am so grateful for the years we had to build a relationship with Grandpa and get to know him. He had the best sense of humor and was such a hard worker. It has given John a sense of where he came from in his family because in so many ways they are alike.  I am proud of Grandpa and so grateful for Grandma Henderson and the care she gave to him in the last few years of his life. She was patient and even in the face of such a terrible disease she created wonderful days and happy memories.  

While we were down there we also had to resupply Johns stock of surfboards! We got 20 this trip! 

The boys were troopers will all of the driving! 

We may have had to bribe them with a slurpree or two :) 

The best news we just found out that one of the gas stations in Hurricane has been transformed into  a 7-11.  Slurpees all summer  long!

How sweet is this picture too!

I sent the boys to bed and when I went upstairs this is how I found Caleb and Beckham. Love my boys and love how they are starting to really learn to have each others backs!

Avery Melissa's Name and Blessing

While down in CA for Grandpas celebration of life we were able to attend the name and blessing of Avery! I just love this little girl and having her get my Moms name was very special. She even was blessed in the dress that My Mom had bought for Savannah when she was blessed.

Kelly also graduated with her PHD! Awesome!

Beckham  and Savvy just love each other and have so much fun together! 

Cousins are the best!

Caleb the Angel!

Caleb entered a whole new phase of baseball this year. It started out pretty darn good and we had a lot of fun practicing with him. He had two games a week sometimes going as late as 10:30 at night. It was a little out of control!

I was frustrated about half way through the season because while other teams were practicing consistently once or twice a week, we hardly ever practiced and our team didn't improve a whole lot which was disappointing.  


Thankfully we practiced a lot with Caleb  and he did improve a lot, especially in his stance. I did have a heart attack when in the last game they put him in to pitch. 

He had been asking to pitch all season and they never once worked on it with him and then just threw him in. I didn't need to worry though he did really well! Almost every pitch was right over the plate but they were just too slow.  He was fast to cover though and learned really quick.

I think we will be practicing pitching this year so we are ready for next year!

Snow Canyon State Park

I got to go on a field trip with Caleb to Snow Canyon State Park. It was a perfect day and so beautiful! We went on a hike to learn all about our southern Utah desert. 

Caleb has been so blessed to have Mrs. Mertin this year! She is absolutely amazing!  


I love third grade - everyone is friends with everyone and they are still so giddy and fun. We also got to stop at the Sand Dunes and the kids got to play for a little while.

The only drawback - riding a school bus with a bunch of kids 3 to a seat after a sweaty hike :)

Davis the Giant!

Davis did T-ball again this year and did such a great job!

He was on the Giants along with his friends McCoy, Briggs, Kalen, and Quincey!

Science Fair

Caleb wanted to do the science fair this year so while visiting Uncle Mark we came up with the idea "Can Humans Live on Mars?" He did such a great job.

And it paid off he won first place! Look at that smile!


Because he won he got to compete at the District Science Fair against all of the other 1st place winners in the district. I am so proud of him because he had to sit for 2 hours quietly while the judges went around and asked questions. 


We went to Cafe Rio for lunch and got a treat at Nielsen's Frozen Custard while we waited for the judges to pick the winners.


And he won 2nd place!

So proud of him!

Mothers Day!

I was spoiled rotten on Mothers Day! First I had a Mothers tea with Davis at school!

Sunday started off with our factorize breakfast in bed!

I am so lucky to be these boys Mama. They drive me up the walls but fill my heart with so much joy!

I am lucky to have John who works hard and who really takes the time to spoil me rotten!