Thursday, September 22, 2016

Busy Busy Babies

Since school has started, life has gotten a little crazy and busy. It is nice that the older kids are back in school and doing well, but homework, spelling tests, Bailey's gymnastics, and various other activities keep our evenings pretty busy. The days I just seem to run around after the babies cleaning up messes and splitting up fights (yep even at 1 year old they pulled each other's hair and push each other down) Jackson can now open doors, so we have to lock all the doors and try our best to keep them out of the bathrooms and pantry (their two favorite places to make the biggest messes).

Here are just a few pictures that I took over the last few weeks that are mostly of the twins

*Music time at the Library*

 *crazy kiddos climbing all over mommy*

*getting ready for nap time*


*babysitting the neighbors dog*

* Bath time*
*shower time*
* Jackson being naughty and climbing on the table*

 *playing in the sandbox and getting their pajamas all dirty*


Twins 1st dentist appointment

Today I took Madison and Jackson for their 1st dentist appointment. When they first mentioned it at Bailey and Nicks appointment last month, I thought they were crazy to  want me to bring them in. They said that the exam would be free and it would just be a short trip to get them comfortable going. They also put on a tiny bit of fluoride to protect their teeth.

The babies ended up  doing great. We take the kids to a pediatric dentist that is amazing. First thing they did was give the babies sunglasses to wear and a stuffed animal to hold. Then one at a time, they brushed their teeth and put on the fluoride. Both babies seemed to love the attention. Jackson was so proud of himself wearing big boy sunglasses and sitting in the big chair that he just flirted with everyone. Madison was ready to go once she saw Jackson getting all the attention.


Friday, September 2, 2016

waiting for the bus

Waiting for the Bus to come with their friend Cache.

Monday, August 22, 2016

First day of school

Today the kids are a bit anxious and excited to start school again. Nick is now in 1st grade and will get to eat lunch at school. He was very excited about that. Bailey is in 3rd grade and is very nervous. She is so shy and worries about everything, that she makes me nervous for her, but she will do great!

Nick is terrible at taking pictures so Bailey was trying to make him smile. Oh how I love these two!


These two are crazy and full of energy, but they are going to do great. Very proud of them and excited for the new adventures that this school year may bring!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Western Idaho Fair

Bailey has been working on a few paintings with Grandpa Davis and decided to enter them in the fair. When she saw all the categories that she could enter, she decided that she wanted to make and decorate a cake also.

Her paintings turned out great and were super easy to submit. The cake however was a royal pain. Both she and Nick wanted to decorate a cake. So the morning they were to be turned in, we baked 2  8 inch cakes. They could each submit one single layer. Bailey cut her cake in two and added a strawberry filling. Nick decided to frosting his cake green and put lemon frosting on. By the end of that morning, the kitchen was a disaster, frosting was everywhere, the cakes were pretty messy looking and mommy was pretty overwhelmed and frustrated....

Fast forward two days later....

Nick's cake won 3rd prize (which I was completely shocked, but maybe they gave him a prize for being the only 6 year old boy to decorate a cake) and Bailey's  got 2nd place. Bailey's paintings ended up getting a 1st place and a 2nd place. After seeing how excited and proud they were, I decided that we will give it a go again next year and maybe I just need to relax a bit.

Her picture is of the little red house next to her

Nick in front of his green cake in the case.
Since Trent was off work still and Grandpa Campbell and cousin Trevor were here from the camping trip, we all went to the fair . It was hot but lots of fun. The pig races were back, there is always good fair food and the kids had a blast on the rides.

nicks Bull friend

Trent and the twins look like they are having a blast!

 Grandpa Campbell won a pig nose

Nick in an Army Truck

Too much fun for one summer. School on Monday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

camping trip to end the summer

Trent took the week off work to help me with the kids and get them ready for school. He decided to take Bailey and Nick camping for a night and invited his dad to come up and go with them.

The kids had a blast camping up at Cascade and swinging into the lake on a rope swing. They headed to Riggins the next day to sight see and go fishing. While they were there, a helicopter came up to the river to get water for a fire they were fighting just up the mountain. They enjoyed watching helicopters come and get big buckets full of water and drop on the fire on the mountain across from them. Everyone seemed to have a great time and were ready for a shower and their bed when they got home.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chuck e Cheese

Only one week left before school starts, so we are packing in the activities before homework and all the craziness of school pops up again. So last night we ventured to Chuck Cheese WITH the babies. Their first time going and we weren't sure how they would do (especially Jackson because he gets sensory overload sometimes)

The babies absolutely loved it! Madison couldn't get enough and was running from ride to ride and even loved watching Chucke and his friends dance on stage. Jackson was a little more hesitant, but was not cranky and seemed to be having a good time.