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It is now the end of July, and we are enjoying the gorgeous summer here in Idaho. The kids are out of school, and we have been busy coaching 2 teams. Ryker's t-ball, and Brynlie's softball. The season just ended, and it was bittersweet, I had so much fun getting to know all the sweet kids on our team. I will give a quick update on each of our kids. Brad's travel has settled down some, he usually leaves town 2 times a month for 4 or 5 days. The rest of the time he is working out of his office which is only 1 mile away! It is so nice to be back in Idaho, I can hardly believe it was almost a year ago that we left Las Vegas!
Jaidyn- 16 years old. She is working quite a bit at a hotel here in town as a hostess. It is nice she gets to bring tips home, and save her checks. She has her learner's permit, and suprisingly is a good and cautious driver. She has a "friend", named Jake, and he's going away to college at Utah State the middle of August, I'm sure both of their worlds will fall apart, because they have been inseparable this summer.
Jayce-15 years old. Jayce was nominated and won History Student of the Year, by his teacher Mr. Morris. We are so proud of him. He is still very interested in the fine art of duct tape and cardboard armor creation. He has converted his cousins Beau and Cole, and now friends Cameron into the hobby. It really is amazing how detailed and historically correct he makes things. He is trying to work his way up from cardboard to leather. He has been busy this summer scouting. He recently finished a 50 mile backpacking trip with his scout troop!
Daxton-12 years old. Daxton still has a thing for his "hair". He now has the "swoosh" from front to side down to a science, and has the girls ooing-and ahh-ing over him. He went to his first year at scout camp in Island Park, and earned 4 merit badges, and was very sad to leave. He will be starting grid-kid football in August, and finished a season in Cal Ripkin baseball off with a bang and was the star player on his team playing shortstop. He will also be starting his first year of Junior High in August, and will be taking all honors classes. I wish school was that easy for me growing up!
Brynlie-9 years old. Brynlie has had a busy summer playing her first year of soft-ball. By the end of the season, I think she grew into her long legs and used them to her advantage. It was so fun being one of her coaches, and listening to 15 giggling 9 and 10 year old girls twice a week. She is such a good sister, especially to Livy. She is always playing house with her, fixing her hair, and taking her for walks in the wagon. She also has turned into quite the little baker. I am not a big dessert person, and Brynlie has her Daddy's sweet tooth. She has made so many yummy treats for us!
Ryker-5 years old. Ryker is our "baller", and tells us he likes "all the balls, soccer ball, baseball, football, and basketball." He is very competitive, and loves "to win". He will be starting kindergarten this August, and already knows all the letters, sounds, and puts sounds together to make words. He is our baby boy, and still says the cutest things. Brad has gotten him addicted to playing World of Warcraft. He loves putting characters together, and changing their armor. He doesn't have the slightest idea how to "really" play, but he enjoys himself when he's on the computer.
Alyvia-2 years old. Livy will be having an "Ariel" birthday soon, and she has grown up so much in the past month! She decided in one week she didn't want to wear diapers anymore, and that "nannies" were for babies. She has done really good with potty training, and I don't think she has had an accident in 2 weeks. She had bad fight with our patio table, and the table won! She mashed her 3 front teeth in, and cut her mouth up pretty bad. Our dentist has been pretty conservative, and it looks like she will be loosing her 2 front teeth the day after her birthday. She asks me everyday if the baby is coming, she is so excited to be a big sister!
"Lucky"-EDD 2/7/09. Yes, we are having "lucky" #7. We don't know lucky is a he or a she yet, but it's split pretty evenly between the kids who wants a boy, and who wants a girl. Jaidyn, Jayce, and Daxton want a boy. Brynlie, Ryker, and Alyvia want a girl. Mom and dad don't care either way, nice and healthy is all we want. Thank goodness my morning sickness has subsided quite a bit, and I am just entering my 2nd tri-mester. So far everything has gone great with the pregnancy, even though I will be of "advanced maternal age" on September 5th.