The Horse Heads

The Horse Heads

Monday, May 31, 2010

Aubrey, I did it! I got it on film!

It only took me a few months, but I did it. This morning I was upstairs putting on my make up in the boys bathroom, and I heard them downstairs laughing. As I listened more closely to what they were saying I heard things like, "Adam, Adam over here." "He can't get us in here." "Run, here he comes!"
They were playing hide and seek together, all three of them. Seth kept hiding in the closet because that is where Adam kept hiding, but it was so cute to see them all playing together. They would run away from Seth and hide. Then he would knock on the door, and they would jump out and make him giggle and run away and it would start all over again. I am glad they are friends.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!

Has anyone ever had a day where it seems that everything is spiraling out of control? Do you think that your day sucks and then you get a phone call that makes it worse? Saturday was bad. I had a whole day planned full of things to do and I accomplished nothing.

This part is for Heather...As I stated before, as I thought about the events of the past few days my inspiration was that I needed to have faith...there is a plan, I don't know it, I can't know it, and I can't change it. I have to have faith that what will be...will be. Just pray, have faith, and pray some more. Until I think of something better to say Hey, that has to be good enough.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

End of the year programs and graduations

Starting with Adam:
Adam graduated pre-school last week. He loved being able to go to school this year. He attended Jump Start Pre-school as per a recommendation of a friend and he loved it. I loved it! It was a great school with lots of fun things and field trips to keep him busy, learning, and growing. They had a little program with music and a graduation march. The day was extra special because grandma came to celebrate with us. Now he is officially a kindergartner.

Now there is Noah:

Noah's 1 st Grade class did a program this year for the end of the year. They haven't done one in a lot of years so the kids had a lot of fun preparing for it. They sang a lot of songs and had a couple of speaking parts. Noah isn't much of a singer so I was just proud to see him singing. I don't think he sang a word at hid kindergarten program so that is improvement. Once again it was a special night because Grandma and Grandpa got to join us.

Look training wheels!

The other day Adam was riding his bike (with training wheels). All of a sudden he said, "mom can I try Noah's bike?' I responded that he couldn't ride without his training wheels. He set me straight by telling me, "yes I can mom, if you help me." So we hopped on Noah's bike and he took off without so much as an ounce of instruction or me running behind him. He just did it. (It reminds me of when we were potty training him, we waited a bit longer to try to train him then we did with Noah and he did it in 3 days. He just figured it out quickly.) He didn't need much help from me...because he knew he wanted to do it. Sometimes he really surprises me, and this was one of those times. Good job Adam!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The season has come to a close

The boys are Noah, PJ, Micheal, Stewart, Ollie, Devon, Travis, and Jaden.

Noah has just finished his first season playing soccer on the Bantam league. Overall, the team improved as the season progressed. Noah had a lot of fun and especially enjoyed playing goalie. We started a program at the beginning of the season to give him some incentive called "score for a smoothie". If he scored a goal we took him to Keva for a smoothie. Before the program he didn't score at all. After the program
started I don't think he went a game without getting a smoothie. Good job Noah! It is actually starting to be fun to watch him play, so hopefully it will only get better as he gets older.

Friday, May 21, 2010

It came and went

So this is a little late, but Ben and I celebrated our 11th anniversary last week on the 15th. We didn't do much. Our cousins dinner that we try and plan about every other month landed on that night so we had dinner with our cousins, and went shopping for a new suit for Ben. That's about it, but it was still a momentous day that needed a shout out. Ben, I love you and I am so blessed to have you in my life. Just remember're dad was wrong. Love You!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hiking to the "B"

My boys are so active, and I love it! One Sunday afternoon, when it wasn't too cold, we drove up to the "B" because we have been  telling them forever that we would hike up there. It isn't much to see when you are looking at the "B", but the view of the valley is awesome. It's times like this that I want summer to come so we can be outside all the time.

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I totally forgot that on our drive home from California Ben and I decided to take a side trip. (We did that to Mt. Rushmore on our way home from Nauvoo last year, too. I wonder if we are going to be known as the family who takes side trips on vacation? Huh?) We stopped at the Hoover Dam. The boys thought it was so cool how high we were, and of course Noah recognized it from Transformers. Before we got there Adam asked me if Megatron was going to be there, and if they were able to fix the Dam. We promptly had a real vs. fantasy conversation.
We also took one of the Dam tours that they let kids go on. We got to go underground to see the original water tunnel that they dug to divert the river water to build the dam, and some of the Nevada side turbines. The best part of the trip though was teaching the boys what it meant to be afraid of heights...and promptly making fun of Ben who stayed inside the museum claiming that Seth needed to stay inside because he was going to jump. Ok Ben, thanks for saving Seths' life.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Horsleys take Anaheim aka Quite possibly the longest post ever!

We just had the best family vacation ever! This is the 3 boys squished in the back seat so they can all watch the 7 inch TV screen. That was fun for all but Seth was mad because he couldn't hold the TV.

We met lots of special people on our trip. Adam refused to pose with any of them except for Mater and Lightning Mcqueen. Both boys absolutley refused to be seen in a picture with Tinkerbell, and were even upset that I made them wait in line to see her, so Seth and I met her.

Our top 11 rides (in no particular order) were:
1-Space Mountain (the picture is a picture of the screen with the picture that they take with you on the ride)
2- Matterhorn
3- Splash Mountain
4- Teacups (except Ben who refused to ride)
5- Thunder Mountain Railroad
6- California Screamer
7- Roger Rabbit (the boys...not me...that ride makes me dizzy, and it's weird...hmmp, just like the movie!)
8- Seth LOVED Finding Nemo
9- Bear River run (which puts rattlesnake rapids to shame)
10-Toy Story Mania
11-The boats and cars at Legoland.

I bet you're wondering if there were any rides that we didn't like...and the answer is yes! There were also a few that we did like, but didn't make the top 11. Also notice how Ben is in all the pictures except for the teacups and I happened to fall in the picture on Nemo with Seth...typical.

The other fun thing that happened at Disneyland was Adam got to do the Jedi Training. He was so excited, and actually got to fight Darth Vader. He was just beaming at the end, it was so cute. That was priceless, and only Disneyland can give that to a kid.
We got to spend a couple of days with Bens Brother, Guy and his family. We saw the Angels play the Yankees at Angel Stadium, and went to the beach. Dana will truely appreciate the picture of her and her boys lounging in the sun...I couldn't help myself. You looked so cute! The picture of Noah looked like he was modeling swimwear or something. Anyway, we played in the sand, the boys played football, we swam (or was quite cold), sunbathed, read, relaxed, and saw a dead sea lion that washed up on the beach.

We also went to Legoland and you have seen some pictures above. I absolutley loved it there. There were two story tall dragons, and an Einstein head made entirely of legos! I mean, how can you not enjoy that feit of engineering? The rides are lame in comparison to Disneyland, but there is a part of the park that is cities made of legos. I loved San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York City, and Coit Tower (just for you Harding). They had little people on the streets, and cars, busses, and trolleys that actually moved. It was diorama heaven! Legoland was fun for a day because my boys love legos, but I'm glad
 we only spent a day there. The magic truley is at Disneyland.

All in all it was a great trip and the boys just loved it. The first three days were cold and rainy so we never stood in line more than 10 minutes. It was great to be able to pretty much go on any ride as many times as you wanted to. I hope that we made some good memories with our kids. Next time will probably be in 2012...unless the world ends by then.