Sunday, January 25, 2009

Our Big Boy Turns 1 Today!!!!

I can't believe Zach is 1 year old! It feels like just yesterday I was 9 months pregnant and every day felt like a year. Now it is the opposite. It was been such a joy to have this little boy in our family the past year. He always has the biggest smile for everyone he meets. He is fascinated with the fan and loves to watch it go around. He loves cars and balls and likes to bat at them with his hand. His favorite thing though is to have a sock in his hand and wave it. At christmas he got a truck and a tractor but the sock won out! He doesn't talk alot, probably because he is a happy boy and doesn't have much to say. The three words he says are mama, dad and bampa(grandpa). He loves to butt heads with his Dad(these are actually loves) and wrestle with him but still wants mom to hold him from time to time. He loves his Grandpa George especially when he takes him to see the doggies and does animal noises for him. When he gets older he will go for rides in the tractor with daddy and go on Grandpa Kenny's big terragator buggy. He has got some great men to be examples to him and lead and guide him through his life. He is a lucky, blessed boy. I can't imagine life without our sweet Zachary. Happy Birthday son!

Birthday party pics at Grandma and Grandpa Greens house. Man, did he get after the cake. He ate the entire piece. Well, actually most of it ended up in his lap, but he ate his fair share.

Kendall's first day of preschool

So Kendall will barely miss the cutoff for kindergarten by 2 weeks. Her cousin Courtney, who was born the end of August barely makes it. So even though they are only 3 weeks apart they will be in different grades! I still cant wrap my brain around this one. Anyway, I will essentially be having Kendall for a whole extra year! I am just hoping she has grown out of her defiant, stubborn stage by then!!! My good friend, "Miss Robin" runs an awesome preschool. Addie went to Little Learners for 2 years and loved it. Miss Robin decided to let Kendall come for half of this year and then will go 2 more years after that. Her first day was the first Tuesday of this month and she thought she was pretty cool going to school like her big sister Addie. I am estatic that for 2 hours twice a week I only have one kid to deal with!

Christmas Time!

Wow, what a wonderful time of year. I love Christmas and everything that goes with it. The music, tree, decorations, yummy treats, family get togethers. It really is the best time of year. My birthday is also on christmas. It use to be annoying for me when I was younger, but I consider it a privilege as I am older to share my birthday on the same day as the Savior. He is after all the reason for the season as well as the reason we can have eternal families and live with them forever. I am so grateful for Him and for my family that we are eternal.

My most treasured time on Christmas is first thing in the morning before the hustle and bustle of the day starts of going from house to house visiting. Everyone is still cozy in their PJ's and we just get to enjoy each other and the kids with no cares in the world. Just love overflowing for each and every member of my sweet family.

Christmas Angel

Every now and then my mom gets the most amazing pictures. What is even more amazing is that those pictures were taken of Kendall! Nicknamed the "White Devil" by no accident, I would call it a Christmas miracle that these shots were taken of such a Christmas Angel, our sweet and sassy Kendall.

Addie's Kindergarten Christmas Party

I got to go help out at Addie's Christmas party at school. It was a fun time complete with a pinata, fun games and yummy treats. Their teacher Mrs. Godsill gave them each a book. They even got to make their own gingerbread house! Addie was really confident about it because she had already had some practice doing gingerbread houses at Aunt Stephanie's house.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Zach's First Haircut

I finally gave in and gave him a haircut. His hair was getting pretty long to where it was getting curly and girly and we can't have that going with a Green boy. Anyway, as you can tell by the pictures he hated every minute of it. But now we spike it and it is so cute! I will try to post a spikey-do picture soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

YMCA 1 Mile Fun Run!!

The girls ran in the annual Canyon County Harvest Classic 1 mile fun run sponsered by the YMCA this year! They were so excited to do this. The weather was so cold and windy that day but their resilience was amazing and they still had smiles on their face after they were done! Addie ran with one of her friends and Kendall was my buddy. She was so cute. She would run as fast as she could and then slow down and walk and say "mom, I'm tired" and I would say "do you want to keep walking?", and she would say everytime "no I want to run!" and take off for another 30 seconds or so as fast as she could. Thanks mom for braving the weather and taking pictures!

Kendall Irene Green turns 3!! Late :(

I am so late getting a post up about my sweet little Kendall and her 3rd birthday! We did a Barbie party at home for the Green clan and Grandma threw a Dora fiesta party for the Grants! She had so much fun and would say "I love it" to everything she received. She is such a wonderful blessing to our family.

Our House

Birthday Princess

Grandmas House

The Three Amigos Ole!

I finished the race...

Thats about all I can say. It was pretty pathetic but hey I finished! It took me 2 hrs and 54 minutes. The hills on this were killer. I thought I had done enough work on the rolling hills out by where I live. Um NO! The second hill (actually it was the top section of a longer hill) was so steep you could walk as fast as you could run. Think middleton road hill but for a half mile. I had 2 major obstacles as well during the race. My first obstacle came when I had to make a pit stop at hidden springs. For those of you who would like to hear more of this adventure email me and I will gladly share as it is a little too graphic for a public blog, but a funny story! My second obstacle was at mile 10 when my knee started hurting so bad I wanted to cry. So I had to walk(limp) the last 3 miles. I was able to muster up a slow jog across the last little stretch to the finish line where I was greeted by my mom and my brother and his family. That was so awesome to see them and made me feel good. I have a goal to run it next year and be 30 pounds lighter(so I dont kill my joints) and run it 45 minutes faster.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Half Marathon in ONE WEEK!!!!

In exactly one week from today I will be running the Zeitgeist Half Marathon just outside of Boise. I can't believe I am actually here and I have no injuries this time!! Please pray my fat butt can make it across that finish line!!!!
The run is on November 1, which is my moms birthday, so I decided to dedicate it to her and her gift will be me finishing! That will be good enough motivation to chug out 13.1 miles.

Here is the link to the race