I'm Alive!!

So has it really been Austin's b-day in January that I posted last??? WOW! Where does the time go? We are still around and busy as ever! Before having children I always could not wait (while working full time) to "just be a mom" and sit around all day. HA!! Maybe that's why I got two of the busiest kids around?? As I am typing this Sienna is screaming and throwing a fit on the floor and Austin is throwing Halloween decorations all over the floor. The JOYS of motherhood!! So I hope to get started back up in blogging so I have something to remember when I'm old!

Here's a recap. We moved into a much nicer, larger house in July and LOVE IT!! We have a garage and a big backyard. Doesn't sound like much for some, but from where we came we are in HEAVEN!! The house really is gorgeous though and we hope to be here a LONG time!

We went to the beach in August (my favorite thing ever!) for almost a week and loved every minute of it. We also made a couple trips up to Utah to play with grandma and grandpa but we really just stayed home, died of a heat stroke, and went swimming ALL THE TIME!!

And now Sienna is in her second year of Joyschool with all her friends from our old ward. She also just started dance at Bunker Dance and thinks it is the best thing in the world. Every day we hear "what do I have today MOm?" If she's not at school or dance she is off with grandma when she is here, or at a friends. I think I may have just recreated myself.

Austin is such a boy. Almost 3 years old. It kind of makes me want to cry! He is OBSESSED with his cowboy boots. Wears them everyday, rain or shine. (And let's be honest, there is no rain around here!) So here it is 100 degrees and he is in shorts and his boots and don't even try to fight him on it. He LOVES motorcycles, football, soccer, and horses. It is so funny how boys are just born that way!!

I stay busy carpooling Sienna all around (I can only imagine when I have more kids and activites) and try to spend time as a family and hang out with my girl friends when I can! Life is good though and I feel very blessed with all that I have. Hopefully I can keep up to date!

Until then.. some random pics of the kids and a pic from the beach because it is the only one I have of all of us anytime recently and we look all grungy too!!

BY the way- my kids NEVER stop fighting and it is really annoying!! And play-doh is a great entertainer but such a mess!! I think I forgot how to post too! Night!

Lucy's First Day of Kindergarten!

One week after the big girls started school, on Tuesday, August 3oth, it was Lucy's turn to join them! She started Kindergarten! So excited to go!
Lucy loves to come up with great poses for pictures!
Lucy at her table doing her first assignment
Mom and Kelsey went with Lucy and did a few little things around their classroom, but when we were done Lucy was totally ready for us to leave..."you can go now Mom" is what she said. Here is one finally picture with her sister right before we left.

First day of School 2010!

Tuesday, August 24th Summer officially ended and Mary and Brynn headed off to their first day of school. Mary is in 4th Grade with Mr. Crockett, and Brynn is in 2nd Grade with Mrs. Jurkatis.


Sisters had to get in on the picture taking!

Last trip of the summer...Washington!

I LOVE going to visit the Seattle area and my family up there. Here are a ton of pictures to document the fun time we had! We finally got to visit "Hickman Park". It is in Woodway, WA the little town my grandparents live in, and is named after my Papa Bob. It was a really cool park. We ate fish and chips for dinner there and the kids had a blast playing.
Kelsey loved the slide there...she was so brave!
Here are Mollie (my cousin), Mary, Brynn, and Lucy playing on the fun equipment.
Now up to the lake! Colin and Lucy playing on the playground there.
Baby Mason's first trip to the lake!
Everyone has a blast jumping off the high dock. Here are Brynn and Uncle Corey.
Even Kacy did it! The Lake was actually "warm" this year and Kacy got in a couple times.
Lucy didn't get in very much, swimming isn't her thing yet, but she sure loved running around in her swimsuit.
Mary being silly!
And Brynn leaping!
This is Mary and Mollie tubing. They had a blast both tubing and doing everything else together! They are two little peas in a pod!
Papa Jon, Corey and Colin had fun tubing as well!
Here are Lucy and my little cousin Max, they got to be great little friends!

Everyone loves the hot tub!
Isn't this place beautiful!?!
Grandma and Papa taking the girls out for a jetski ride. This was one of the things Lucy would actuallly do!
Mary loved wakeboarding, she did it almost everyday. Brynn tried it this year too, and did a great job (those pictures are on a different camera dang it!)
The two who stared it all! Grandma Lucy and Papa Bob celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and every member of the family (except my cousin Grahm who is on a mission) was there to celebrate with them. We crammed a lot of us into the lake house (which they bought 23 years ago), and had a great time doing it! Thank you Grandma and Papa for your wonderful legacy, and a wonderful place to be together!
Here is the whole Hickman Clan!