Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wow it's been a while

It has been a mighty long time since I've put up a post so I thought I'd give a quick update.

Cory is trucking along with his Master Degree. He had one test left to take and missed passing by one percent. Yikes! Until yesterday when we found out that they were going to count it as a pass afterall! WOO HOO! That means he is 3 papers away from being a Master!! He works so hard to take care of our family and for that I am greatful!

Trace has been learning to swim! He's like a little fish. He loves his teacher Emily and tells us everyday about all the fun things he learns. He'll be starting preschool again in the Fall. He loves to help out around the house and loves even more that he's earning a dollar for doing his chores. He's hoping to be able to spend what he earns at Disney Land in the Spring. He's also really enjoying his trampoline and has taught himself to "super bounce".

Kenadee is also learning to swim with her teacher Olivia. I'm sure she's learning a lot but all she reports is that she's learning to back float! At least she'll be good at it! Kena got a new hair cut today to help keep her cool for the summer and she's loving it. She told me this morning that she's glad she looks so pretty. She loves to color and read and the library is quickly becoming her favorite place, next to the swings in the park.

Jaxson is my wild child. He's always running around and getting into things. His little knees look like they've been in a war and his noggin is full of bumps and bruises. He loves his baby brother and helps whenever and however he can. He's talking up a storm! My favorite things to hear him say are "I wub boo" and "WHOA" which he says everytime you give him something to eat. Silly kid. He's also our big boy. He's started potty training all on his own. He's a sweet little spit fire and I can't imagine our family without him.

Mason is growing like a weed. He's almost 11 pounds now and seems to get bigger everyday. He has colic which has been a bit of a challenge, but he is getting better and I'm hopeful he'll be out of it before long. He's starting to smile though and when I get those it makes the rest worth it. He's also sleeping really well. He slept last night from 10 until 6. What a blessing that is.

And then there's me. I'm on a break from school until August and just enjoying being with my family. It's been a beautiful spring/summer and we've loved playing outside. I'm finally getting used to being the mother of 4 and we're settling into a routine that means our house is clean at least once a week! (I'm also learning to be ok with that) Cory and I are in a bit of a foggy place right now. We're not sure whether we'll be staying here in Wyoming or leaving. We're not sure whether we'll stay in this house or move to a bigger one. And we are definately not sure when this will all happen if it does. It's been tough for me, because I'm a planner, but I trust that what is meant to happen will. Wish us luck!

Our family is growing and having fun. We love you all so so much and we're greatful for the love we feel from each and every one of you! We really are blessed!


Marianne said...

Wow Annie! Your little family is not so little anymore and that happened in a really short time! I absolutely love Kenna's hair! It is so cute and I'll bet it's easy to comb out! Jaxon has that "look" on his face like "You are making me stand still for too long Mommy!" in his photo! I'll bet he is a busy guy. Tell Trace He could swim on Uncle Dee's team when he gets bigger if you would come and live near us! We'd love that!

Jalyn said...

Sounds like a happy healthly home and we are so happy for you all. I miss you guys. See you in August!

JAY- JEWEL -DAD said...

Seeing Mason with no clothes on reminds me. Did you get the little suit that I sent you? I belive that Mom made that.

Martinez-Gardner said...

Annie I don't know how ou do it! Seriously. I'm going nuts here with just three and I don't have a husband in school. You are amazing and need to teach me some of your mom secrets.