Saturday, May 29, 2010


So, Jacob came home one day from school with a small plant in a Dixie cup. He told us it was a cabbage and wanted to plant it right away. Not knowing where to plant it, I put it in the worst possible place. No sun. No water. No care. This was over 2 years ago!!! It never really has done very well, but I never had the heart to pull it out. It's survived 2 winters now and has hung in there. But one day we were outside and we noticed this freak of a plant. We're not sure if it has cross pollinated with a weed, or if its mutated to fit its environment. Either way, we are proud of whatever it is. It bloomed this weekend and hoping by the end of the summer that it's as tall as our roof. If you have any idea what it is, or what it's doing, let us know!!! Jake is especially excited to see what's to come of his plant that he once brought from school in his tiny cup.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kolby is 5!!!

On May 13th, our little Kolby turned 5 years old!!

A crash course on Kolby Mackey!

He is our free spirited little person.
He makes me laugh at the drop of a hat, and can make me want to
scream just as easily!
He is a great little brother and an awesome big brother!
He wants to be out side playing almost 24/7.
He loves to skateboard, ride his bike, or his scooter and just about anything else he can do outside with friends.
He loves to play with water balloons and be sneaky while trying to get Dad.
( It never works though)
He is such a snuggler if you can get him to hold still long enough.
He likes to end his statements with "you know!"
He goes crazy with desire when he hears the ice cream truck.
He loves to be tricky and try and scare you as you walk around a corner.
He loves to attach stuff to his pants.
He is already a shoe snob. (just like dad!)
Snacks, are his favorite thing. . . EVER.
He has the cutest laugh if you can catch him and tickle him.

Kolby is our sweetheart. He just wants to have fun and spend time with you. He is my little buddy during the day and we are so thankful to have Kolby and his "awesomeness" in our family.

We love you Kolby-One-Kenobi!

Here he is at 3 months

This was our little Kolby most of the time.
Rocking the " fo-hawk "!

He has always LOVED the outdoors!

His sweet face just makes me smile.

At Lagoon, he LOVED the water rides,
even if it meant I had to get my hair wet.

He had a few of his friends over for some "Indiana Jones" cake and then it was off to Jump On It or some more fun!
(I of course forgot the camera )
But it was a great birthday!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pinewood Derby!!

Jacob had his cub scout Pinewood Derby a couple weeks ago. He had so much fun! From the minute he got his kit, he was asking Josh to make it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! So, finallythe time came to sit down and design it. Jake drew up a little sketch and then sat down with Josh at the computer, where Josh (and his awesome skills) was able to create a true to scale model! Jake designed everything for his car, right down to the fire coming out of the back of the rocket on the top. His car won 2nd place in the first run and 4th in the second. He was so proud of his car and how hard he and Josh worked on it, he wasn't even really all that concerned with how well it did. Even thought it didn't win 1st place, it DID get the award for the "Best Looking"!
Jake is already looking forward to next year and Josh is already thinking of ways to make it go faster!!!! The scout program is so much fun and we are so glad Jake is a part of it.
Way to go Jake!!

Just waiting to get started!!

Dad and Grandpa doing last minute "tricks"!

Such a proud little boy!

Josh and I were there too with our Webelos.
All the boys did awesome and had a blast!

These boys worked hard!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What a blessing!!

Here is our sweet princess Leah.

She wasn't super thrilled about having to stay in that dress for too long. But look how pretty and lacey and girly it is!!!

We thought sh might smile for this one, but... nope!

Our little family!

I'm so lucky to have a mom willing to come up here. . . again!
It meant the world that you were here mom. I love you!

This past weekend, our sweet little Baby Leah was blessed. We were able to have just our close family share in this special day with us. Even my lovely mother was able to make a quick trip from Arizona for this occasion. I, of course, had a really fun time getting ready for this day. I got to go dress shopping!!!! I had so much fun looking at little white, frilly dresses, and couldn't wait to get Leah into it! ( Even if it was only for an hour or so!) She even had on a little white flower bracelet that I made, clear back when I was a Beehive. It goes with a cute poem basically saying that she is to wear the flower on her wrist on her blessing day, in her hair when she is baptized , and on her garter when she gets married. I wasn't sure if I was ever going to be able to use it, but I saved it for this day anyway! And we got lucky enough to be blessed with our baby girl! Our sweet Baby Leah has come into our home and completed our family. She is such a sweet little spirit and we all just adore her.
We love our Baby Leah!!