Saturday, February 21, 2015

A New School Yearh 2014-15








So excited for Trip to be add to the bus route!  The boys were so excited to start school.  Cooper started 2nd grade.  They both came home thrilled and loving their classes.  Cooper had a rough year in 1st grade so it's so refreshing to not have to worry as much this year (except politics which is a whole other blog of it's own).  But as a whole Cooper loves school and is being challenged and hardly has free time. In 1st grade I could hardly get anything out of his day, but this year I get a whole earful!  `Cooper has Mrs. Stone who is a fun teacher who is close to retirement, but loves her job. She loves to teach and is very hands on.  Trip has Ms. Ramsey who is a new teach fresh out college!!  She is young and bubbly and single so puts a lot into her classroom.  Trip comes home most days and tells me "Ms. Ramsey is funny"  With all the politics I am fighting against I love their school.  It's a small school of one class for each grade and knit group of teachers and parents.  I am glad to have the administration on my side fighting the same battles to get our kids a good education and are willing to bend the rules and risk their jobs to do what they know is right and best for our kids!  Can't wait for next year when Peyton joins the bunch and for the first time in 5 1/2 years will have less than 3 kids at home with me all day!! Yeah me!!   (There is a random picture in the mix of Peyton trying to have her own school the days the boys started. It didn't last long, she rather play!)

Night before School starts


One of our favorite traditions growing up as kids and passed down to our kids is a father's blessing before the new school year!!  So excited for these boys and their new school year.

Mother and Daughter!




Peyton and I have never done a mother daughter outing, which is a surprise with our house full of boys! So before baby boy #4 got here we decided to do just that.  We headed out to get our nails done and do some tiny shopping (I was basically on bed rest so we were limited), but still enjoyed our time together!  We liked it so much we committed to making it a more frequent thing!

Mother and Daughter!




Peyton and I have never done a mother daughter outing, which is a surprise with our house full of boys! So before baby boy #4 got here we decided to do just that.  We headed out to get our nails done and do some tiny shopping (I was basically on bed rest so we were limited), but still enjoyed our time together!  We liked it so much we committed to making it a more frequent thing!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We love our horses!!





It has been so nice having Tyrel around more often to help the kids with their horses.  This last summer Trip went into the mountains with Tyrel and his uncles to set up some hunting camps and rode this horse Rusty.  He controlled him really well and was had fun riding him in the mountains all by himself.  So a few weeks later his uncle was bringing us some hay and brought over Rusty for him to have!  Trip was thrilled.  Rusty hadn't had a lot of attention in a while and was hard to catch, but since Trip has had him and spent time with him, he is very friendly and will come up to anyone at the fence now.  It was so fun to see Trip take to horses so much. All my kids loves horses and Rowdy cries each time he has to get off, but Trip had a closer connection with his horse than anyone else!

Sadie Comes for the Summer








Since we decided to have a 5th child we knew I was going to need help. So after the reunion we brought home with us Sadie!!  She willingly gave up her summer to help try to keep me off my feet which is no easy task.  She spent her time helping me with dishes, entertaining kids, cleaning my house, and hanging out. I kept wanting to do things to entertain her but then kept having to remind myself that I couldn't do anything!  At least I got to take her school shopping before the real bed rest hit!!  It was fun to get to know Sadie since she was 7 when I moved away from Washington. These are just some pictures of things we got to do with her to give her the Colorado experiance

Cooper Get's Baptized







My first child to turn 8!!  He only got baptized a month after he turned 8 but I swear it was rescheduled about 3 times. Between wedding, reunion, all-star baseball, and a wedding open house we finally found a day all to himself that he could get baptized.  It was a wonderful day of family and friends.  Cooper was so excited to get baptized and took it very seriously.  He said after he was baptized and getting dressed again his eyes watered a little bit as he felt the spirit.  Makes me so proud that he understood the basics of what he did and still tries his hard to choose the right.  He bore his testimony the other day and started crying saying that when Ryder cries while I am trying to make dinner it's really hard to want to hold him to help out, but when he does he feels the Holy Ghost and helps bring it into the house!! So proud of him and blessed to have him in our family.  I even had strep throat a couple months ago and was super sick running a high fever of 103.3 and everytime I need help he hopped right up to do it.  He even got everyone their dinner even if it was cereal!!  He never once complained about having to do something for him in the 3 days I was sick.

Perrins Reunion 2014