Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Ok, so my wonderful mother came to stay with me for 3 weeks after Reese was born. It was wonderful to have her here. I didn't realize just how wonderful it was until today. Today was the first day I attempted to go to Wal-mart by myself with all 3 kids. I have been out a few times, but I have always had someone with me. I took the kids to get there pictures done. I wanted pictures of the 3 of them together while Reese is still little. HOLY MAC!!! First, I left the house in PLENTY of time to get there on time and still feed Reese before we went in (so she would be happy). When I got to Show Low the roads were down to one lane. This took me 10 extra minutes. Therefore when I finally got there I didn't have time to feed Reese. So we hurry in and get the baby changed. When the kids are posing the baby starts freaking out. Then Riley and Raegan are so worried about the baby freaking that they will not hold still. They both start being silly and making weird faces. I was going crazy. The poor girl finally got a few pictures that were ok. But, I learned that I will not be taking the kids out by myself for a long, long time.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

We had another graduation. Randal graduated last night from the 8th grade. He graduated with high honors, for his good grades and attendance. He really had a great year. He was the student body vice president. They had alot of fun activities. He is going to be a freshman next year and Russ and I can't believe it. He is taking geometry. We told him to not ask us for help because we couldn't do it. He is very smart and a popular kid. He loved taking drama this year. He was also in show choir. Which he is really enjoying. But, he also was on the football team and baseball team. That was a pretty good balance:) We are very proud of his accomplishments so far.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

5 weeks old

Tooday Reese is 5 weeks old. Time has gone so fast. She is growing and changing everyday. She is already about 13 pounds. We enjoy everything about her. She is only waking up once a night. Not every night but most. Yesterday she smiled at me when I was talking to her and she cooed. She has done that like 3 times now and once to Russ. It is really sweet.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Riley's preschool graduation

Riley had a little graduation last night with his preschool class. It was really cute. They sang a bunch of songs and did some dances. He really loves school. I hope that never changes. His teachers did a great job!!! Thanks Mrs. Bee. He knows how to write his name, he knows all of the alphabet, numbers to 29, shapes, and colors. He is reading some simple words and books. It was exciting to hear him read his first little book:) He really loves learning new things. He is registered for kindergarten starting in August. That was a little hard for mommy. Knowing that my baby boy is going to kindergarten. I guess he in not such a baby anymore.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Raegan's 3rd Birthday!!!

Raegan turned 3 years old on Saturday May 10th. We had a princess party for her with family and some of her friends. When Russ asked her what she wanted for her birthday dinner she said she wanted ribs and soda. How funny. Only the offspring of Russ Sipes would say they wanted ribs and soda for their birthday food of choice:) We got her (and Riley) a swing set play thing for the back yard. They love, love, love it. It is really nice to have-they can just go outside and play all day if they want. Russ was pretty proud that he put it together for her (with the help of Melinda and the girls). The box said it can be put together in 2 hours it only took them 6!!! They finished at 3 in the morning. He must love his princess alot. We had alot of fun. I can't believe she is 3 already. She is such a cutie. Everyday she does something funny. She tells us all she loves us at least 50 times a day. What 3 year old does that???? We are so blessed to have such wonderful kids.

Happy Birthday Raegan!!!

We had a lot of fun at Raegan's party. You can see how happy see is. We played pin the tail on the donkey. She thought that was funny. Then we did a princess pinata. LOVED all the candy that came out. Like any of the kids needed any more sugar:) Her favorite thing we did was decorate princess crowns (and prince crowns for the boys). We cut them out of poster board and they got to decorate with glitter glue and beads. They all had a great time making a mess.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Big smiles!!

Here are some way cute pictures of Reesie smiling. After 1000 pictures we got lucky and caught a smile. Her proud big brother holding her. He loves her and always wants to hold her and kiss her. Reese is getting big. She weighs over 10 pounds now and is 3 weeks old. It has gone really fast already.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sister Love!!!

Raegan LOVES her baby sister. She can't stop kissing her. It is really sweet how she adores her. I have some pictures of Riley and Reese, but I temporarily lost my camera. When I find it I will post them. They are really cute. Both of the kids are doing well with having a new baby.