Thursday, November 9, 2017

At Least I Tried!

I tried to get a good picture of all three of them on Gavin's birthday, but one was trying to crawl away, one was making faces - so this is what I got.





Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Third Grade

Kaiden started 3rd grade on the 17th.  He is getting so tall and seems so grown up.  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Eleven Months



Hard to imagine this guy is 11 months old today.  He has brought such joy into our lives.  

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ten Months

Gavin is 10 months old today.  He is such a happy little boy.  About the only time he is unhappy is when he is hungry.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting III

One of the other things I do with the boys is take them places, we try to go to the library once a week, we went to Rocky Mountain National Park one day, we go to the park.  In June we went to The Museum of Nature and Science.  There is a special exhibit, Nature's Amazing Machines. We went on members preview day.  

But we also had to visit the Discovery Zone where there are numerous activities for kids, but the boys like the water area the most.


Gavin loved it also.

The boys at on of the interactive exhibits.
And we always have a picnic and play in the splash park afterwards.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting II

Another thing I do with the boys is cook.  They always help with making their lunches, but I try to do something special each week.  We have made cookies, pigs in a blanket, pancakes which they decorate with bananas, coconut, chocolate chips, granola.  This day we made skewers for lunch.

We had cheese, sausage, ham and pickles for our main course and melon, strawberries and grapes for dessert.


They want to make them again.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting I

I try my best to keep the boys active and not sitting in front of the TV or their tablets all day long.  I have them doing puzzles, reading books, playing board games and doing art projects.  We have finished 5 puzzles so far this summer, have played Bingo, dominoes, Chinese Checkers, Sorry and several card games.  We have made Father's Day cards, created our own flags for Flag Day and made up mythical creatures.

One thing we try to do is take a walk first thing in the morning before it gets too hot.  We go different ways and try to find interesting things along the way.



This day we took bubbles which delighted Gavin.  He kept trying to hold them.


We also came to a greenbelt area that had just been watered, so there was standing water to splash in.  
Some days the boys walk, but they usually ride their scooters or bikes.  

Friday, July 14, 2017

9 Months

This was set to publish on 6/20, but something happened, so it is a little late.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Feeding the Peoples




The boys enjoy cooking and baking.  They also enjoy helping serve coffee at church or as Trevin says "feeding the peoples".

A while ago they came on Saturday and helped me make the goodies for Sunday morning coffee.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Eight Months

Gavin is eight months today.  He is such a happy baby - laughing and smiling and chattering all the time.  Except when I take my camera out - I seem to never be able to get a picture of him when he is smiling.  I am having such a great time taking care of him three days a week.  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Five



Trevin turned five today.  We had a great day together.  After I picked him up at the bus, we went to lunch with Tito. After a stop at the playground, we came back to the house and played Go Fish with his new cards and his new card holder.  As usual he won 3 of the 4 games we played.
After I took the first picture, he wanted me to take this one, so his Mom could see how tall he is.  When we were at the play ground, he kept telling me all the things he can do better than when he was four - run faster, swing higher, climb higher.  I think he can smile bigger also.  Love you Trevin, Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My New Boss

Since I retired, I have a new boss and he keeps me pretty busy...

He likes to eat and is pretty vocal when you are slow getting his meal ready.
He does require wardrobe changes
He stays pretty busy with his activities.
He is on the phone quite often.
He does take his breaks.
He likes to be chauffeured around.

He may be demanding at times, but the benefits are so great.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Three Peas in a Pod?

Again, it is hard to get all three smiling and looking at the camera at the same time.

Everyone says they all look alike, that they are cloned.  I know you can definitely tell they are related, but I see so many differences.  I think Kaiden is a great mixture of Nathan and Stacy and has so many freckles, Trevin looks so much like Nathan and Gavin looks like Stacy to me.  It isn't just that he is darker and has brown eyes, I just see a lot of her in his face.

Their personalities are very different.  Kaiden is shy in a lot of ways and has a fear of being wrong/making a mistake in front of a group of people.  (I was the same way).  It is as smart as a whip and loves to read.

Trevin is stubborn and argumentative.  His first response to most anything (other than going to the park) is no.  He is very smart and a quick learner.  He is so proud of his accomplishments in pre-school this year.

Gavin is a very happy baby and content almost all of the time.  He reminds me of Nathan.

Three very different boys, but we love them all the same.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Easter

It is really hard to get a good picture of all three, but this was the best one, 2 smiles, tie outside of vest, shirt scrunched up, but it is life.

Stacy and the boys attended church with us, unfortunately, Nathan had to work.  Brunch was served at church and there was an egg hunt later.

All the kids came to our house for dinner after Nathan was off work.  Cousins, Barbara and Gary came also.  We had our annual egg and basket hunt.  

It was a good day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Seven Months


Seven months today and got to spend the day with him.  I get to spend 3 days a week with him now.  I am so blessed.  He is so happy and such a giggly little boy.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

6 Months

I am really late with this - he turned 6 months on the 20th.  Time is flying so fast.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Eight!

Kaiden turned 8 at the beginning of the month.  He is such a great kid.  He really keeps us on our toes.  He seems to retain everything he has ever read or heard.  His reading and math skills astonish us all the time.  He will be telling us something and Tito and I just look at each other with disbelief.  We are so blessed he is our grandson.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Five Months



Gavin is 5 months old today.  He is growing too fast.  He is such a happy baby, smiling and laughing and sticking out his tongue!  He is lights up when one of his brothers is near.  He is very focused on turning his head to follow his Mom around the room or towards sounds.  These pictures were all taken by Mom (thanks Stacy).  Every picture I tried to take yesterday was not as good as these.  As soon as I put the camera up, he would stop whatever he was doing and study the camera.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Four Months

I am a couple of weeks late with this, but our internet has not been working.  This little cutie was four months old on January 20th.  He definately has brown eyes and darker hair than the other two, but is getting to look more like them everyday.  He is getting so big - wearing 9 month clothes.  He is "talking" and smiling more each day and has found that he can put his fist in his mouth.  

My Three (Grand) Sons