Monday, May 30, 2011

Being a mom keeps me humble

We were getting ready to head to the public pool and Ella insisted on helping me get my swim suit on. She was present in the stuffing of the swim suit. I have a lot to stuff into this spandex suit! She said, "are you putting your shorts on?" I said, "yes" and she said, "good then people won't go ugh look at that girl!"

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Tiny Get Away

After all of the graduations, permotions and awards Brent and I decided we would leave the kids with family and friends when we went to Markie's graduation. We stayed at this cute little cabin overnight and did a tiny getaway. I love that Brent keeps talking about how much he loved getting away. It was VERY short and we will have to do it again. We headed back home the next morning to get Brent back to Safford to a BBQ cook off competition. He and Kurt did a great job and took home a few awards. Brent's parents also surpised us and got into town just a few hours after we got in.

I feel like we have been going and going and going.

I think after the last few weeks we need a vacation away from it all. I know that I have been really short with the kids (Sorry kids I will do better!) so a little R and R away from all of it and just concentrating on our little family is something we really need. Now if only we can find some time to do that!

I think I could live here all summer! Bring the kids and play outside all summer long.

Markie' High School Graduation

Markie graduated from High School. We are very proud of you Markie! I got to see my sisters and mom whom I don't get to see very much so it was a fun treat to see them for the night. Congradulations Markie we love you!

Ashtyn's Last Day at Elemantry School

Ashtyn didn't want to leave school. She hugged all of her friends and held on forever. She had tears and said mom I don't want to go. I don't blame her she is growing up way too fast. In her 6th grade class she got, Best Girl Basketball Player and Best Girl Athlete. Yeah way to go!!

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Trett's Second Grade Class

Trett has an amazing teacher!! She has a dog that she brings to school with her it is a therapy dog. The kids love having her in the classroom. This year Trett got a certificate for second grade as Mr. Outgoing. Way to go Trett!

Wyatt's Kindergarten Graduation

Mrs Reidhead and Wyatt. Keri, Wyatt's kindergarten teacher, took on a huge task taking on this class. This little class lost one of their dear friends and then their teacher moved away only a few weeks later. Keri did a great job and the kids had a super year!

These boys are adorable! I loved snapping a few pictures of them. Wyatt is a special kid. He has this HUGE Heart and as soft as they come. He loves his mom and still goes out of his way to please me. Lots of fun to be his mom!
Just a side note. Looking at Wyatt shirt I think we could have chose a bit better for graduation. I think the skull shirt with the football head is all in good fun but far away all I could lthink was what was I thinking! Sorry Wyatt you will look back and wonder what kind of a mother you had!


Weston leaving middle school for the last time
Weston looks so handsome at his 8th grade permotion. Way to go Weston we are very proud of you!
Weston gets good grades, doesn't have to be told to do things he just gets things done and in a excellent way. We are very blessed to have such a good kid!

Weston's Friends

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Proud Parents

After 8th Grade Promotion Party

After Weston's 8th grade permotion we had a get together with his aunts, uncles and cousins. We made ice cream sundaes, opened gifts and did a little dancing! Then they had a big party at the Manor House for the 8th graders!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Athlete of the year

Weston got athlete of the year at Safford Middle School. Lauren Lewis was the girl athlete of the year. Wes is very dedicated to working and constantly playing ball. It amazes me how much he loves to play basketball. Some days he would go to practice for 2 hours and then come home and play outside for another hour. He runs, works out and lifts all the time. Way to go Weston!!

Preschool Graduation

Ella has graduated from preschool. It is hard for me to take in that my baby will be in kindergarten. Ella will do super in kindergarten she is very grown up and very secure about who she is. For graduation she and I had to make a doll that looked like her.

This is the BEST preschool teacher ever! She, Susan Norton, has survived three years of Wiltbank kids. We just loved her and it is sad we have no more kids to take to her.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fathers and Sons

The boys left on the annual fathers and sons camp out. This year they went to Snow Flat on the mountain. They left early and went fishing at Riggs. Wes and Cooper went fishing with them. The girls and I went to dinner and ice cream. Ella went to the Reidhead's house to sleep over and Ashtyn had a friend and her cousin sleep over. Lots of FUN!

Mothers Day

Mothers Day around here can be..... well for a lack of better words a BIT overwhelming. This year wasn't bad. The night before was really fun! We cooked BBQ chicken in the dutch oven and then roasted marshmallows over the fire. Ella fell asleep snuggling her dad and the boys and I laid on the trampoline and looked at the stars, talked a lot then snuggled in and fell asleep. The boys fell asleep sooner then I did and snuggled in close to keep warm. I couldn't help but think how blessed I was. I love being a mom!

Ashtyn and Weston got to be on a 3 on 3 tournament for basketball. Both of their teams took first and did a really great job!

The Dutton's came and visited us. It was good to see them we had a lot of fun when they came. We went to Spring Sing, the 3 on 3 and supported Brent on Sunday!

A friend of theirs, Michael, came with them and was a huge hit with the boys because he sure had some SKILLS!

Wyatt and baseball

Wyatt would love to watch the "big" guys play ball. So he was thrilled when we signed him up to play baseball. He loves it but also said it is a bit boring.

Just a side note on Wyatt he is doing so well now I am very proud of him for over coming such a huge trial. He is a sweet boy and still showers me with kindness. It makes me realize there will be many more trials to come to all of us and with the love of family, friends and lots of prayers and faith we will be okay!


I love those morning faces!

Wyatt found the Golden Egg!!!

We had a fun Easter weekend. Grandma and Grandpa Wiltbank came and celebrated with us. Brent was also released as the second counselor in the bishopric. He is such a sweetheart. It tore him up to leave and says he will miss the youth a lot.