Friday, February 26, 2010

Bardyard Boogie

It was time for Vista Grande's annual father/daughter dance. This year it was a hoedown. The beginning of a new era for us. Amber has moved on to middle school but the first dance for Ava in kindergarden. They looked absolutley adorable. Im lovin the boots. Dad has done a great job keeping me posted with pics from his phone. Ava even won the candy jar. She guessed the right number !! Dad looked like one hot farmer boy with his scruffy beard ( Ava asked him to grow it out just for tonight) And he went with "no tooth"- the perfect hillbilly !!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Parties and Baptisms- Who could ask for anything more

We've had a whole lot of partys going on over here. We had a "wii" tournament for Tyson's family party and enjoyed some yummy skateboard cake ( thanks to Gpa, Gma and Aubrey)and some fierce competition. I think Uncle Josh was the big winner that night but Aunt Janis definetly has the boxing "skills" in the fam.

We then celebrated Tyson's Batptism this past saturday. It was a beautiful day outside and he was so excited. I think he was more excited to get his scriptures than anything else. We are so blessed to have such great family and friends who came out to share this day with us. We were surrounded by great friends from near and far and such wonderful family. Tyson was indeed thankful for all the love and support he recieved. We of course ended the evening with good food, yummy sweets ( thanks Aub) and some more Wii. Big props to Grandpa for winning his first tennis match and to Aubrey for killing us all in bowling. Be warned all family members who attend the next Phillips Wii Night- us Phillips' will have matching headbands !!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I cant wait until I'm eight....

Tyson is eight today !! He is so excited to be eight. We are celebrating his birthday this year in Lake Tahoe. Both the boys are playing in a tournament this weekend so we are making a vacation out of it. We have build a snowman and spent the afternoon "tubing". The kids are lovin just hanging out in the snow.

Besides spending his birthday in Tahoe, Tyson is so excited to be baptized. We are so happy for him and look forward to his baptism day. He is such an awesome kid with an amaing spirit. He may keep us on our toes but he has such a caring spirit and it just beams off of him. He was so excited to open his presents. He got everything on his wish list- Earplugs for his ipod, cool black and white checkered backpack and belt, red jeans and a tux ( suit for church). I thought his birthday list fit him perfectly !

We love you Tyson !! Happy Birthday TyTy

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The phone call and metal

Yesterday was the beginning of a LONG process for Amber. The first part of her expander and Herbst bar were place in her mouth. She is a trooper about it but not having a good time eating with all this "metal" in her mouth.

It finally happened. I got a midday "call" from Tyson's teacher. Yes, I know what you guys are thinking, I too assummed that I was getting the "Tyson said... or Tyson did... " call, but I was pleasantly surprised.

When I answered, Tyson's teacher told me that he had advanced a level in reading and was so excited that he had to call me. She then asked me if I was "tearing up" because she was over his excitment. He was soo happy and proud to tell me of his accomplishment. What an awesome kid and what a great teacher to allow him to call me during classtime. I appreciate her doing that and for also sharing in his enthusiasm and mine. That phone call absolutley made my day. By far the best phone call EVER !!

Halloween 2009

Napoleon Dynamite ( he's a natural) Gum on the bottom of a shoe ( what can I say- she is definetly a creative one) Witch ( the cutest witch ever !!) Clone Trooper (his offical last stinkin costume with a mask )

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baby Love, My Baby Love.....

Oh we have got the Baby Love bad. Baby Chase has us all wrapped around his itsy bitsy finger. He's so perfect in every way. We are all in L O V E !! We just get get enough of him. Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa and Unlce JJ Auntie Aub and the boys ( i love it) for coming out to our Sacrament meeting program. It was so nice to have them all there.

I "heart" you, too

I was so happy to see that my Lays potatoe chips feel the same for me as I do them. I do love you Lay's, I always have. More than doritos and cheetos. You are always there for me for when I need some grease and salt.

I heart you, too.