Last weekend we participated in the Cupcakes for Cancer fundraiser. A little boy in our ward was recently diagnosed with cancer and so some ward members got together and put on a 5k, fun run, all out party to raise money for his family. Awesomest ward ever right? Right. Everything was donated and there was tons to do! First they had a race for the little kids. (These aren't exactly in the right order, I'm terrible at this blogging stuff!) Here's Easton and his T-buddy getting ready for the race. They were so excited to run like Lightning McQueen! Here's the starting line. All the kids look pretty intense huh?
Here they are racing! Where's Easton? (look to the far right)
Did he pull an amazing win off? Nope, he came in dead last :)
In fact, he didn't even finish. He got distracted by the bounce house that was along the way.
Here the two boys are halfway down the race way just waiting to go in the bounce house.
Silly boys. I guess we'll hold off on those Olympic Sprint team dreams. But we might enter him in some eating competitions. As the name of the event indicates, there were plenty of cupcakes to be enjoyed! And boy howdy did the boys enjoy them!
They also got to ride the "train." A guy in our ward made this train for his kids and he brings it to a lot of ward activities and it is a huge hit! We're totally going to steal the idea and make one someday when we have a 4wheeler!
First I rode with both boys and then Easton wanted to go with his bud, all by themselves. What big boys! Lately everything is " I do it all by myself." I like this stage, independence is a good thing, even if getting there means quite a few big messes while he figures it out, it's fun to see him learn!
There was also a 5k which we all ran together. All as in all 4 of us! (Jonathan did most of the pushing. He let me push it down the home stretch so it looked like I did some too. He's the best. And the funniest.)
Here are the cupcakes in all their glory!
They look great huh? And Einstein Bagels donated a bunch of bagels, so next time you need a morning snack, pick them! They rock.
Where we live there are plenty of fields around, so of course my boys can always be found here:
Throwing Rocks. Usually not even at anything. They are just always sitting there throwing them. Whenever we go hiking Caden sits and screams his head off to get out of the backpack the whole time because he can't handle the sight of so many beautiful rocks just lying there tempting him. Good thing I don't mind if they get a little dirty, because it's a daily thing.
They did get to play in the bounce house for quite a while and loved it.
The whole event was awesome and we're so happy to live in such a great ward. Seriously, we love it. Jonathan has one day of classes left and then two weeks of finals and he is DONE with his first semester of law school! Whoopee! It's not too bad, we see him a lot more than I thought we would and even when we don't there is so much to do I never get bored. The boys get more and more fun each day and I love having Easton talking so much because I feel like I have a little best friend with me all the time that I can talk to and they can actually understand and respond. And now that Cade can walk they chase each other around the house all the time, I think I really like this whole brothers thing. Each night we tell Easton a made-up story before he goes to bed and it's always about adventures he goes on with his best-brother-friend Caden. He loves it.
I forgot to mention before, and this is really late, but Jonathan and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary in April! I'm so grateful for him and I try everyday to be more like him. My mind boggles at my stroke of luck that he actually picked me to be with him forever. YES!!!! I'm so excited for every day that I get to spend with him! He makes me happier than I ever knew I could be. Love you sweetie!
Big Brother tagged along so he got some pics, too!
Some of the other law students wives have started a photography business so they took some pics of the boys. They did so awesome so if you're in the last vegas area and are in need of a photographer... their blog is csquaredphoto.blogspot.com. Thanks girls!
You know how I roll- his birthday was almost two months ago! But it was a blast! We had a little party with our little family of four at home on his birthday, but the real bash came the next week when I went home for a visit. We had Caden's grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins over and had an awesome party.
The food was delicious! ( and adorable- thanks mom and robin!)
The toys were PLENTIFUL! Thanks everybody!
Easton keeps asking when it's going to be his birthday so he can get new toys :)
Caden can read! Haha!
But the company was the best!!! The boys had a blast seeing everyone!
We had so so so soooo much fun! Caden falls in the middle of a three-month run of birthdays in our family- me in July, Cade in August, and Jonathan in September. My birthday was awesome. We went to Seven Peaks, played all day, and went out to dinner just me and jp at night. Caden's birthday was obviously a blast, and Jonathan got to celebrate his birthday for a week straight! We had a little family party on his birthday and he chose Mac and Cheese for his birthday dinner. :) Silly boy. Then we met up with my family in St. George for conference weekend and had another little party for him. Then I threw a little surprise for him the next week and invited a bunch of our friends over. Now we have quite a wait for little E-baby to have his birthday. It's funny to explain to him that Christmas will be before his birthday, because he doesn't really understand that he's going to get presents then too!
Oh, and before I forget... Caden can walk!!! He has been walking between furniture for a month or so and just last week decided he was brave enough to let go and try walking and he's doing it! Now he never crawls and he and Easton are having a blast running around chasing each other. I love it! We're really enjoying LV and our friends here, in fact, so much that I decided to take a few days off last week and skip all the playgroups, library storytimes, and unnecessary trips to the grocery store and just play with my boys. I LOVE my boys and spending all day with them!