Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Idaho and 3 years old

001We were so happy to go to Idaho for a couple weeks last month.  It was a great time to escape Arizona’s heat from Heck and spend time with our families.  One of the first things I did when we got there was walk outside and take off my shoes and walk in the grass.  The grass is so soft in Idaho.  Arizona only ever has crunchy, yellow grass.  Ha ha.  We were even able to celebrate Jacoby’s third birthday while we were home.  I’m glad we could celebrate with all of his cousins!  We did a little celebrating in Arizona.  Jacoby was really excited to finally get a train track and some more trains.007He loves puzzles and games right now so this puzzle has been fun for him to put together.  008We celebrated with the Long’s the night before his birthday.  We did a train party.  Olivia helped me with the cute freight cars.   Jacoby got so many nice presents from his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Thank you!011012

This picture is pretty blurry but I thought it was so funny because Eden looked like she was telling Jacoby something pretty important.  Maybe some sneaky plan she had. Smile022024

Cupcakes at Grandma and Grandpa Roe’s.  Jacoby had a great couple days and loved all the cupcakes and presents he received.  025027One really fun thing I was able to do while we were home is go to the temple with all my siblings and parents.  I sure love all of them and was happy we could all do this together.  Thanks for planning that, Mom!


Tyler and his family were able to float the Hoback a couple times, too.  They were so nice to invite Annie and my parents to go.  They loved it.  Jacoby and I got some fun pictures of them going through some huge rapids.035041

The kids loved to play in Grandpa Mike’s garden.  They helped themselves to peas and carrots.  054One day when Becca’s family came over, Jacoby wasn’t wearing a shirt and neither was Trey so Johnny took his right off so he could be just like them.  I had to get some pictures of the studs.  Trey and Johnny are showing their big muscles.


We had a lot of things we wanted to do and because we split our time with out families we had to make a schedule of everything we wanted to do.  My dad gave me a hard time that he had to ask me to go to the bathroom because of my schedule.  Smile  We went to Reed’s Dairy a couple times, did famly pictures with both families, bike rides, yummy fresh raspberry milkshakes, Love at First Bite cupcakes, my good friend, Jason’s wedding, camping at Rigby Lake, bbq with my dad’s amazing French fries, volleyball, Portrayal, snow cones, Leo’s a couple times, Rexburg Rapids, ramekin round-up, boating, staying at the Parry cabin, Pinterest party, pedicures, Eden’s 4th birthday party, croquet, Olive Garden Dinner, seeing Lyndsi and Maecie, visiting Jess at her school, and my birthday party.  My parents were so nice to ask me if I wanted to have a party for my birthday before we left. They asked what I wanted and I couldn’t help but request my mom’s peach cheesecake.  It is the best.  My dad made salmon and it was amazing.  I feel so lucky and blessed for my wonderful family. 

Unfortunately our trip had to come to an end, but we sure loved every minute of it.  We were so happy that Tyler was able to come with us the whole time.  Thanks to our families for everything and for putting up with all of the things I wanted to do.

Tyler started school right after we got home.  Here is a picture on his first day.


A picture with my little buddy on my birthday.  I love this sweet boy and can’t believe he is three.  We are so blessed to have him in our family.  I realize that more than ever.


One last then and now picture of the kids over two years ago that I snapped.  Look how much they’ve changed.  I’m so glad Jacoby could spend so much time with his cousins.  It makes me really sad that he doesn’t get to see them very often.  We love you guys!

two years later


Jaimi said...

Oh, can I relate, Missy! It is a mixed blessing to have both families close by isn't it? I totally get the schedule thing.

Your grass comment made me laugh. When Zach and I were home this summer, we laid in the grass and commented on how much we miss being able to enjoy grass. In AZ it was crunchy and in IN it's infested with ticks, chiggers and other disgusting bugs!

Scott & Traci said...

Happy late Birthday Jacoby! And Yay! For being able to go home and see family! It's so nice they are all in one spot! :)

I also hear you about the grass, it is really pokey and un-even here, not really anywhere you want to sit on or play in :( I do miss Idaho grass...

Steph said...

It was so fun to have you home. I wish we could have had you all to ourselves, but the schedule worked and we had a blast! I'm glad you were here for Eden and Coby's birthdays.

I can't wait to see you in October!

And if I remember correctly, Eden's "sneaky plan" was for them to take off runing down the street.

Jordan and Sadie Simpson said...

Ha ha I can't believe how much Jacoby has changed! Very cute! And that must have been quite a schedule to fit that all in! :)

Janet said...

It was wonderful having you here for so long and we really did do A LOT of fun things. I loved it!