Rafe was so fun this year for Christmas. Santa brought him a giant remote controlled dinosaur named Spike. Well on Christmas Day we always go to Rye's Parents and spend Christmas with them. To our surprise, Rafe came out of his bedroom and told all of us to shush. He said his dino was sleeping. Sure enough he had carried the dinosaur to his room and put him in his bed. He then covered him up with a dinosaur blanket. Coincidence I'm sure.
My nephews Jake and Kent on Christmas eve. We always have family home evening at my Mom's house. My sister Amy and her gorgeous girl Kenna Rye and I acting like we love each other The boys James, Brady, Keyan And Asher My sister Mia her hubby Chad and the baby Jorden Kiya doing her dance for family home evening Her mom trying to lead her(not very well by the way) My neice Daisha singing
This is kiya and on the right is her cousin Brenna. They clogged for the wish upon a star program that helps kids in our area. The burnette in the back left is her cousin Maycee. This is Kiya and her Dad. And yes sometimes she can wrap him around her finger!
So our little Kiya is growing up. I made dinner last week and told her to come and get it. She yelled back that she was in the bathroom. I naturally assumed that it meant something to do with the toilet. Fifteen minutes latter I was getting concerned. So I called for her again. She then informed me that she was doing her hair and she would eat in a little while. Ahhhh! Teenagers Opps! I mean Ahhh four year olds!
So as you can see Star Wars was the theme of this Halloween. Kiya was Princess Leah. Rafe was Chewbocca. Or a wookie Whatever! It was the best costume I got. Brady was a storm trooper, but everybody thought he was Dark Vader. All smiles around their pumpkins I carved.
When Rafe gets older and realizes that his dad put him in pink underwear (his sister's) I think that he will want to kill his dad. I guess Dad couldn't find any clean scoobydoos. Lucky for Rafe his mom found him some so he wore these pink panties only long enough for his parents to have blackmail material!
Rye turned 32 on the 24th of Sept. The kids had a blast watching him blow out candles and open presents.
Rye Blowing out the candles! I'm sure he'll want to kill me for this one.
Also a big Happy Birthday to my sis Mia who as the unfortunate luck to be born on the same day as my husband. Unfortunate for her, because usually I'm working so hard on my hubby's birthday that I forget hers! Love you Mia!
Brady running in for the touchdown! Brady and Keyan on the right
Today was the first flag football game. Brady was really excited. He was counting down the days until it was time to play. He was a little disappointed that he didn't get to play on Keyan's (his cousin's) team, but his team is really fun and the coach is energetic. All in all a good game. I don't know who was more excited when he made a touchdown, Rye or Brady.
Rye with current world heavyweight champ Byamba from Mongolia
Bronze Medal Fight
Rye in the arena. It is was held where the Lakers use to play.
This last weekend, Rye and I went to Los Angeles so Rye could compete in the 2008 US SUMO OPEN. Lucky for me he doesn't compete in the heavyweights. He can just barely make the middleweight class. That is not to say he is fat, but there was some fasting involved so he could make weight at 253Lb. (And some running around the arena) He got to compete against some of the best guys in the world. He started wrestling about four years ago when a guy from work, who is the US heavyweight champion, asked him to come and participate in a tournament that he was putting on. I guess he was bored, because we went and for three years in a row Rye won the gold medal against the other middleweights. So once again Casey (the heavyweight) beg Rye to go to the Open. We thought maybe we would get a vacation so we decided we would go. FYI-Not really a vacation and we saw way to much crack. Rye had to wrestle in 8 matches and he won the Bronze. The really cool thing is that he was the only competitor to beat the Mongolian that won the gold. Ahhh... if only the bracketing could have been a little different. Then I would be married to the silver or gold medalist.
Rafe trying to reel in the fish so he could touch it again! Dad and Kiya with her fish
Brady holding his fishing pole
Well with summer starting to look like it was over, Grampa Mac and Grandma Mac decided that we needed to go fishing. Brady hinted to Grandpa a little too. So we decided to head up to the fish hatchery to catch some fish. (We're not stupid! No lake for us. Just guaranteed catching!) The kids had a great time. Rafe just liked to touch the wiggly fishes and then throw them back in the water. Kiya was super excited. Brady never quit. He just kept fishing and fishing and fishing. Mom enjoyed the picnic lunch. Dad got a migraine and then the fun was over for everyone. We were super quiet on the way home so he could sleep. Also we didn't want to get puked on.
Can you believe it? After ten days at Alturas Lake we took one week off and returned for our second week of camping. So here are the pictures of us the second week. We had a really good time with my side of the family. Rhett and Russ give all the boat rides the kids could ask for! Brady Kent Russ That water is cold! Daisha Kami Robert and Ryker Rafe in a hole Alyssa Tajen Mom Dad Rye Dray, Keyan, Kent Brea Ryker Rhett Rafe Rafe Keyan Kiya