Friday, December 31, 2010

A Christmas Wish...

These boys could not have been more excited to open presents this year. They LOVED every second of the day. They even learned to discern which presents were clothing, so they gave them to mommy to open. We were blessed to have most of our family visit us this year and we appreciate such a great season spent together!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Card Photos

It is that time of year again! Happy Holidays! We got together with the Peterson side of the family to take some holiday photos. Here are Jack, Kyler, Allie and Jenna looking so cute! They have so much fun together. As you can tell, it is hard to get the boys to sit still and actually look at the camera, but we did get some great photos.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mario and Luigi!

So, Jack was Mario and Kyler was Luigi this year for Halloween. They were the cutest! Mama Mia! They had a costume parade at school on Thursday and had so much fun asking for "treat or treats". Even Jack was into getting candy. What a great time!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Nothing New

We are just getting all moved in to our new house and I've neglected to take pictures or update my blog, so here are a few recent pictures of us. Boy do we grow up fast!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Animal Farm

Jack and Kyler's cousin, Jenna had a birthday party on Saturday, complete with petting zoo and pony rides. The boys loved every second of it. Thanks for the fun, Petersons!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In our spare time...

So, Kyler has started a new tradition. Apparently, he feels that when we are bored we should take off our pants and wear them as a hat. He did this to himself the other day. I was cracking up. He walked around with a flashlight and a popsicle and his pajamas on his headfor 30 minutes. Then he got bored again.

Jack is doing sooooo well. He loves school and is talking up a storm. We all just sit and laugh at him having conversations with his cars and little people. He is totally into Speed Racer and Hot Wheels movies, which is a welcome change from Thomas the Train and Elmo, but can still be just as annoying after a while.

As for me, I'm still hanging in there. I have been accepted back into college (yes, seriously) because one bachelors degree just isn't enough. I missed the registration for fall semester, which is good because of the crazy move, but I'll be taking classes in January to get into nursing school. Yay. Finally. I've been wanting to do this forever, but finally feel like I might have the time. Other than that, life is just passing me by...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

First Day of School

These little guys couldn't wait for school to start! They just love every second of it. So does mom. Except for the obligatory first week of school sickness and ear infection that comes along with it. This first weekend has been full of naps and medication, but it is worth it. Kyler and Jack are growing and learning so much everyday. It is so great to see them come home with artwork and praises from their teachers.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What's new?

We've been up to no good this summer. Lots of swimming and fun activities as well as movies and games. We've stayed pretty close to home this summer, but we've had lots of fun times. Jack decided that he wants to talk, afterall. Fun! He also LOVES McDonald's ice cream cones. Kyler is enjoying spending time with Mommy since Jack has lots of therapy this summer. We get to see the pets at Petsmart all of the time. We also stopped napping during the day, as you can tell from the above photo. We're just having too much fun!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tonsillectomy and Adnoidectomy Follies

I have been meaning to put these pictures on for a while. These are the cutest muscle shirts that Great Aunt Connie and Great Uncle Ron gave the boys a while back. So fun! Thanks for these. Okay, updates on the boys:
Jack is TALKING!!! He is saying "no" and "all done" and "nigh night" and "bye bye" and "please" and "car" and "go" and "banana" and "juice" and "water" and I could go on all day. We are so excited!!! He's loving the pool and is learning to swim so quickly. He jumps from the edge with no hesitation. My little frog.
Kyler had his surgery last Monday. He is doing great. Just a few complications with being allergic to his pain killers, but he ate a cheeseburger and fries today, so I think we're on the downhill slope! He is also loving the pool. He's not as fearless as Jack, but he's no girl :)
We're just loving playing in the pool and having a hot summer!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Last Day of School!

Jack and Kyler's last day of preschool was today! I can't believe it! They had a final assembly where the classes got up and sang a few songs and then had a virtual scrapbook of pictures for parents to see. It was sooooo cute. Jack tried to sing and do the movements and Kyler was hilarious! He was singing so loud and clapping at the end of each song. He motivated the parents to start clapping at one point! We can't wait for school to start again in August!

Phoenix Zoo

We finally took the boys to the zoo a week ago and they loved it. Kyler liked seeing the petting zoo, but not actually touching any animals. Jack wanted nothing to do with it. They loved watching the giraffes, tigers, elephants and lions from afar. The carousel is always such a fun attraction, too!

Friday, April 23, 2010

First Day of School!!

2. Big. Boys.
3 Years old + Thomas the Train backpacks = 1st day of preschool.
No tears. 2 Huge smiles. 2 Great big yawns. 2 naps. Ahhhh, what a day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday!

The age of 3 is perfect! Kyler was able to blow out his candles and they LOVED their cake. Thanks to all of our friends and family for our pre-birthday party on Sunday. We have tons of new toys and clothes to have fun with. So exciting! Jack and Kyler are so lucky and the 2 happiest kids ever!!

Happy Easter!

Jack and Kyler loved Easter this year, especially dying the eggs! They had so much fun. They weren't too into hunting. As soon as they found one egg with candy, they stopped to eat and never returned. Oh, well. More for mom!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring is here...

All we need for fun is some of the good old outdoors... and some cars...and a blankie, of course. We are having so much fun outside right now. The weather is soooo nice and cool. Jack and Kyler spend hours just roaming the yard, looking for trouble, which they generally find.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Sweet Jack loves eating with a fork, even when eating toast! He is getting sooooo big. Kyler has horrible allergies, so he loves to lock himself in the dog kennel with Gus. He sits on him and plays with his ears and generally just loves him. Then, 1 minute later, he can't breathe and is itchy. LOVE IT!!!! Also, a photo of Kyler Picasso with paint. Yes, moms, of course it is washable! We are just having soooo much fun!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy

I honestly think that these might be the happiest kids on the planet. They love life. Kyler has begun his "camera persona" at a young age. Every time I bring out the camera he turns into Krazy Kyler. Jack is just usually annoyed at the huge black thing pointed at his face. The weather here is gorgeous, so Kyler is outside about 8 hours a day... just wandering around and looking at the landscape. Quite contently, too.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Tent!

So, I went to Ikea on Friday with Mom and found this great tent for the boys for cheap. They absolutely LOVE it, as you can tell. Jack puts all of his cars inside and then rolls the tent over and over all around the floor. Kyler can't stop laughing. It is hilarious. Fun times at the Aroca house.