Sunday, July 6, 2008

Major Post Update!

I have been slacking in my blogging, so here is a quick but thorough update! Over Memorial Day Weekend, we went to Bear Lake with the Yurth clan, and though it was sad to be rained on all weekend, we still had a great time. Jacob entertained himself by finding sticks all day long.
Isaac had an obstacle course-themed birthday party with his friends. My mom lent me this fun blow-up castle for the end of the course. The kids had a great time! Here they are holding their medal cookie necklaces they made.
For some reason the most fun the boys have with the sprinkler is piling all the outside toys on top of it.
We love how in this picture Ava is being patriotic (with her clothes), reverent, and pooping all at the same time! (Little girls don't do that, right?)
Here is Jacob's general reaction to the parade on the fourth of July. He can't stand any noise lately, even the fan in the bathroom makes him cover his ears. He also does it when he is scared (anyone who has ever ridden on the Terror Ride at Lagoon with me will know who he inherited that from).
Thanks to Aunt Kari for the teeth! Jacob loves them and Isaac refuses to put them in his mouth.
Isaac played t-ball this year and really enjoyed it. My favorite quote from the season: After a game I said to him "Wow! You guys did a great job!" to which he replied, "Yeah! We didn't even catch the ball once!"
Isaac has been doing Tae Kwon Do since January, and he recently advanced to yellow belt in their Little Tiger program. He showed off his 'forms' in the Primary Talent Show last month. He's holding his certificate of advancement and also the board that he broke during his testing that day.
Isaac is so in love with Ava - whenever she's awake, you know Isaac is right there telling her how cute she is, getting her to poke his face and laugh about it, and basically keeping himself just shy of squashing her.
Nothing makes a mother's heart melt more than finding a sweet six-year-old boy reading out loud from the Book of Mormon to his little sister.

Ava Marie's first photo session!

Here are Ava's photos from Target. She gets more and more precious every day!