Dave, Steph, Cade, Ashley, Mikayla, Hailey, Valerie, & Ty

We may not have it all together, but togeth
er we have it all.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Biker Boy!

We have graduated to compression gloves for Ty! He still has to wear his splints but gets to take them off a couple hours a day and be free with just the gloves! He is much happier when he gets to use his fingers. The gloves are so tight but are doing the trick in flatening out his scars. He doesn't like the stretching much and neither do I but I know it will be for the better in the long run. We are also able to use lotion now and massage his scars to help break up the scar tissue. He is quite the trooper! We don't even have to go back to Utah until March! We can't wait to get our other two sets of specially measured and made gloves. They get dirty and stinky very fast!

Heart Day

Love this guy!

A few days before Valentines Day Valerie and Hailey started saying, "remember last year when mom told us to leave the house and when we came home there was candy on the floor and a surprise dinner? I wish we could do that again." "That was the best dinner ever, " on and on they went. So yes I got the clue and got up really early and had them wake up to a surprise breakfast for Valentines. Later on that day Dave came home with a dozen roses for me and 3 roses for each of the girls. What a sweetie! I really do love my man!

I guess the breakfast was memorable because it has almost been two weeks and Valerie has still been saying, "thanks for the best breakfast ever" in her nightly prayers.

Random happenings

This is why I always hate dishing up ice cream! Dave doesn't seem
to mind cutting it with a knife!

Mikayla loves doing Ty's hair in spikes and faux-hawks. Problem is is his hair is too long on top. This led to his first ever haircut on top. I couldn't bare to cut off the back and sides yet because he has a little bit of curl. Now he just looks like his dad in the 80's with a mullet!
Hanging out with the Shirley cousins (Olivia & Alex) after Alex was baptized. Seeing our cousins so often is one good thing about the many trips to Utah. Ty has also taken a special liking to Grandpa Shirley. He will go right to him the second we walk in their door.

Elle, Valerie, Evelyn

Ashley's just for fun meet for tumbling
Hailey did hers too and was able to do her back handspring all by herself!
(we only have it on video)

My friend Melanie and her girls and my 2 girls were still able to squeeze in a few snowboarding trips amongst our many trips to Utah. It is always fun having 1 on 1 time with the girls. This was Mikayla's first year snowboarding. Cade and Ashley each bet her money that she would cry the first time. She did not! She was a rock and caught on really fast! I was even surprised.
Kierra, Maycee, Ashley, & Mikayla

Dave serves in the Spanish Branch so we have been lucky to get to meet with and feed the Spanish missionaries often. Our whole family just loves Elder Manrique. He was just transferred to Nampa. (Look out for him Cam and Erin).