Thursday, March 31, 2011

first b-day party

I'm finally getting around to posting about this little man's birthday bash. We had an island theme party complete with shredded pork roast and all the island mixed plate staples; rice, macaroni salad, coleslaw, and fruit salad. These pics were taken right before the party started. I had to include his yelling photo :)
After dinner it was pinata time!!
I'm not a very ambitious mom when it comes to creating adorable birthday cakes (oh how I admire those mommies!) so my kids get to have birthday cakes ala Costco :) At least they are delicious!
And Kai got in there and enjoyed his cake
What a crowd, he's in there somewhere being adored by all his cousins while he chows down! We are so lucky to have so many loving relatives :)
And now it was time for a little soak in the tub to clean off all the chocolate goodness!
It was a very fun First birthday party can't wait for many, many more!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

One year ago....

..this precious little bundle entered my life and melted all our hearts! Has it really been a year?!?Things he "does" now..
-Walking or running everywhere
-Still no teeth but that's nothing new to us. Teagan was the only one to cut a tooth before his first birthday.
-He's a 20 pounder
-Won't smile for you until you earn it. But a pleasant little guy otherwise :)
-Loves his big brothers and sisters more than anything! They are his VIP's for sure

And now he's still a little sweetheart but with a budding fiesty side :) This is his "what the...?!" face. Oh how I love you! Happy Birthday to you, my little Kai-Kai ;)))

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Courtside fun!

First of all this is a pic of Maddy from last Fall but her first game of the new year is this Saturday and she is beyond stoked about it! That serve is coming along beautifully :)
Sadie participated in a mini-cheer clinic this past week that our cute babysitter Ashley, who cheers at Bingham High, signed her up for and she got to cheer and perform a dance during halftime at the girls basketball game. She was adorable, of course :) I would include the video of the cheer but I just can't get a file that large to upload onto blogger for some reason, ugh!
And then Josh and Alex got to have a little fun on the floor of our very own Utah Jazz. A member of our ward is an owner of Groove satellite which sponsors the pre and post-game shows from Energy Solutions Arena and they were able to arrange a little tour of the court as well as a meet and greet with some local greats.

A for Alex :)
Alex and his best buds and neighbors, Jack and J-Mo at the desk of Jazz great Thurl Bailey and reporter Alema Harrington. Such a cool experience for Alex!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


So since Josh and I go on a date every weekend we decided that we would always spend V-day with the other loves of our lives, our kiddos, because unless you are in a serious relationship or married this holiday is actually quite lame! So several years back we began the tradition of having a candlelit dinner on our lovely wedding china (the one time a year that we use it) and we would have crepes stuffed with all types of yummy things as well as hot chocolate in the tea cups and sugar dipped glasses with sparkling juice. The kids have sooo much fun! Sadie was especially enchanted this year and couldn't stop talking about it all night :)We turn off all the lights and Josh plays a fun mix of tunes and I quietly cringe as my little ones try not to spill (or break!!) their hot chocolate.
My lovely ladies :)
and handsome gents!

A cute story I shared with my kids was the tradition that my dad had of always door bell ditching our house while leaving a box of Cherry Cordials for each of us every Valentines. I still love those chocolates to this day! I just have fun imagining my young dad sprinting to the back of the house after ringing the bell after a hard day at the power plant and walking in the house totally baffled at who could have left his children such a nice gift. He never really fessed up to it either; just a cute wink and a smile :) I love my dad for that! It wasn't much but at the same time it was soooo much! My dad's the best.

Hope you all had someone special to share this silly day with :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

First haircut!

It was time for this cute monkey to get a haircut and let me tell you, I have been pretty nervous because as you may know from previous posts T-man has all but traumatized us when it comes to clippers and scissors to the ol' noggin but man, it was time cause this little dude was lookin' downright Shaggy! I mean....
the kid went from girly ponytails......
to manly awesomeness!
All thanks to Josh and I and a steady hand. Kai didn't squirm, cry or freak out in the least! Yaaay!! Maybe we won't have to re-live the terror T puts us through!?!??!

Sooo handsome :)

Spelling bee 2011

Maddy and Alex both qualified to compete in the school spelling bee this year. They are both really great spellers but sometimes those words can be buggers! They did great and I am so proud of them :)I really need to figure out how to use my camera! I never get good shots in their school gym and I can't figure out why but hey, at least I got something right?

Blue and Gold 2011

The theme for the scouts Blue and gold banquet this year was "Mexican fiesta". The scouts each made a cake that was then enjoyed by all for dessert.Typical Alex :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Christmas 2010!

We celebrated a few days early with my family and I was able to host the party this year. We enjoyed a delish Turkey dinner (thanks dad!) and everybody helped bring something yummy. I love being with my family (the Magleby's), it's always a good time :))eating and visiting......Josh with my little brother Micah up top with three of my SIL's, Tonya, TIff and Steph.
My three older brothers, Jared, Todd, Cory and my SIL Krista.
Three stinkin' cute cousins! Carly, McCoy and Kai
Three older cousins and silly goofballs! Walker, Tommy and Alex.
Sooo cute!
The two eldest grandkids, Taylor (sorry, he goes by Charles now but he'll always be my tay-tay!) and Tanner. Such handsome men!!
Getting ready "backstage" to put on The Nativity. This is a family tradition and the roles have all been passed onto the grandchildren. Grandpa does the reading as the kids re-enact :)

We do this with musical hymns and other numbers throughout that we all sing to and my sis always plays piano.

My mom provides all the costumes. Good work mom!
And then it was onto the talent show. Sadly I only got one pic of that though because I had to deal with a tantrum from a certain 3 yr. old:( Madeleine played guitar while her and cousin Kyra sang a Taylor Swift song.
My sis and her darling family (except Tommy, where is that kid?)
And now time for the kids' favorite part, PRESENTS!!
Cute wall decor from Aunt Steph and uncle Jared!

And now onto Christmas Eve.......
Josh and I started our own family tradition several years ago of going to breakfast at Mimi's Cafe. It is such a big part of our Christmas and the kids look forward to it so much.
Getting ready to order some yummy hot chocolate covered in whipping cream, mmmmmmm...
Nice T-man! He stayed home with grandma for the past two years because he was just too wild!! I think he enjoyed his first experience at Mimi's :))

And then onto Aunt Shirleys Christmas Eve party.....
Playing pass the present game
Alex and cousin Jonah playing with their new toys
These girls are tight as glue :)
this one couldn't wait for Santa to arrive......
We had to put T's gift at the top of the sack because he was getting sooooo antsy!
first present from Santa :)))
Telling the old elf what she hopes he'll bring her.
Alex rattled off his wish list!
Maddy, such a trooper to humor her parents and go sit on Santa's lap!
Grownups are not immune from this Santa ritual.

And then we headed home to leave out the treats for Santa, open some new jammies and share the real Christmas story with the kids and hit the sack!

The calm before the storm....
Hang on, let me get a pic before we rip through those lovely presents!
My favorite little baby :))
Sadie loved her new baby...
T finally got the gift he'd been drooling over for months!
Kai enjoyed his one and only gift (come on he doesn't know what's going on!)
what a mess!

where's Kai???
Maddy had a nice little pile of gifts. Everything she asked for except a cell phone, so sorry my dear but it was a long shot even asking :)
Playing his new games for Wii.
And we spent the rest of the day at Ron and Susan's for the greatest brunch ever, I wish I had taken pics of it, and for some more gift opening and being with cousins. Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas as much as we did!!!