Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Busy, Busy,Busy

Ever since Max came into our lives, there is not enough time to get everything done. So needless to say blogging has been pushed to the bottom of the list. But today I was making it a goal to get it done so I'm not too far behind. Brien has started school again and is almost done with fourth quarter. They say fifth quarter is a killer, so I'm planning on not seeing him at all. So cross your fingers that I make it through it. As for me I am busy with the kids and school (only 5 more class left), Avery will start pre-school after Labor Day, so that will be nice. Ian is still potty training, he just will not poop in the potty. So I hope he will get that soon, really soon. Max is getting bigger every day and I wish he would just stay little. He has been so much fun getting to know. So here is a little of what we have been up to for all you blog readers.

We had a wet 4th of July this year, but it was still lots of fun. In the morning it was raining just a little so we put the kids in their raincoats and went to the parade. Where they got way to much candy. After the parade we had plans to have a BBQ and do fireworks with some friends. The rain had let up by this time so it was really nice. Brien was so excited to do fireworks, because back in Utah all the fun ones were illegal (like that stopped him before) so he could not wait. It did start to sprinkle a little bit, but not enough to stop the fun.

My parents came to see us in July, or should I say they came to see Avery, Ian, and Max. No matter how you say it it was good to see them. While they were here we thought it would be a good time to bless Max; because this would be the only time my dad could make it out this way. Brien's mom and stepdad Gary came to see us the week before so we were not sure if they could make it out here again so soon, but they did and it was so nice to see them. Also, Brien's dad came out, we have not seen him in such a long time we were so glad he made it. And as a treat Brien's brother Dave was able to come, and it was good to see him. It was so nice to have so much family around even if it was for just a little while. Max was blessed by. (going left to right in the picture) David, Chase, Tim,Brien, James, and Don. On July 19, 2009.

While my parents were in town we thought it would be fun to go to the fair. The kids had so much fun on all the rides that they had there. Brien was even able to win them both a prize. First Avery wanted a prize and he won the game and she picked a dragon. Then Ian saw it and wanted one too. Luckly Brien won the game and got Ian a dragon, if he had not won I think Ian would not let us leave until he got one.

Avery grew this flower from a seed that she got at preschool. She is so proud of it. Everyday she would go out and water it. We just might have a little gardner on our hands.

I cannot believe that Avery is 5!! Time has gone by so fast. For her party she said she wanted to have a princess party; so we invited some friends and had our party. It was really fun my friend Cindi came and helped me out, the girls made princess hats and necklesses, had a princess lunch and played games. They all seemed to have a fun time. After the party we gave Avery her presents, she got a big bike. She loved it; she went riding it around until she crashed. She scraped her knee pretty good, so after that she said we had to get a helmet and knee and elbow pads. So we did and she now rides her bike all the time.


Erin said...

Looks like you have been busy! I bet it's so hard with 3 kids and no husband. I'm SOOOO NERVOUS for that. Hopefully it won't be as bad as I'm expecting. I love Avery's sunflower... it's HUGE! Good job. Your little baby is so cute.

MOMssportspix said...

Life is busy....and it just gets faster the further along you get. Your kids look great. I can't believe Avery is 5 Wow! She will love pre school. As for Ian and the potty training it will come soon enough. Max is as cute as they come, spoil him rotten. I too wish I could pause time and keep mine young. Hey I have one graduating this year. Now don't worry about Briens schedule if you plan the time, it will just have to be creative...and keep Sunday for the family and the Lord.

Christen said...

you are busy. so good to see the kids pics. tell me it gets easier with 3!!!! i know i am in for a surprise, but it looks like you guys are doing great. miss you all & brain, it looks like you are getting older!!!!

Tammy K said...

Cool cake! Can't believe she is five!!!!

Glad you are surviving med school - gives me home :)

jennie said...

Oh my gosh, it's been forever since I've looked at your blog! Look at your sweet new baby! Wow, he's a cutie and Whitney you look great! I can't believe Brien is a 2nd year now. That is so crazy! Your kids are getting so big and still so cute. Good luck potty training Ian! I wish Sadie would be interested but it's a no- go for now! Glad to see things are going well. Congrats on the 3rd little munchkin! :)

Booth and Tiffany Jenson said...

LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE WELL. nice to see an update!! i will call you soon. those kids are sure getting big and so cute!

Katie said...

Whitney & Brien,

It's Katie Melo from Lexington. I just wanted to congratulate you on your new baby, Max. What a doll! You 2 are amazing, from med school to 3 kids, to a tornado, you must be exhausted. I've just loved catching up with your cute family & hope everything continues to go well. Love you guys, congrats!

H said...

Congratulations on the new baby. You have such a cute family. Hope all is going well for you guys!

Jess said...

Lots of cute pics! I hope all is going well now that school has started again. I love the pics from Max's blessing. Brien, you look like such a proud papa!

Sowells said...

What an adorable little baby boy! Be careful he will start crawling and walking before you know it!

samsthree said...

Busy summer. But is also looks like it has been fun. That is even better.
I love the rainjackets on the fourth. It is not just Bri with the fireworks. That is a boy thing.
The fair looks like the kids loved it. When we went to lagoon this summer we ended up packing a suitcase full of stuffed animals back to PA for them.
I love the cake that is amazing.
Avery you need to come to PA and help me with my plants. I do not have a green thumb.
Wish we could have been there for the blessing.
Have a good school year!

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