Mar 24, 2011

Marley's 10th Birthday

I can't believe I have a ten year old. Marley is growing up to be such a beautiful, smart, lovely little lady. She had been sick the whole week before her birthday and even then wasn't totally feeling her best, but she put a beautiful smile on anyway. She asked for Asphalt Pie for her cake, cause that is her favorite. For gifts we gave her some new clothes and a fifty dollar bill. She has been saving her money for an i pod touch, pretty spendy, so we gave her money to add to it. Of course we had to celebrate Grandma Patti's birthday too, since her birthday is the next day. I love my mom she is the best lady I know, and I love her so much.
with her fifty dollar bill
blowing out the candles
Eating her favorite ice cream cake
Marley and Gram

Feb 28, 2011

Boden is Seven

Boden turned seven. He was so excited for his birthday. It started out the night before, Cory surprised us and took us to Lava to the hot pools, that is one of Boden's favorites. The next day was his birthday and his dad picked him up from school and took him to lunch at Mcdonalds,and then he brought cookies to school to share with his class. Later that night we had family come over for a party. We had cake and ice cream and he opened his presents. Mostly all of it was clothes and then we surprised him with a new bike. When I asked him what he was thinking when he saw the bike he said I thought my eyes we getting bigger and bigger. What a wonderful boy I have. He is kind and thoughtful and he loves his family.
Boden is 7
the kids

He did get a lot of clothes
his new bike

Blowing out his 7 candles
my cute little man
Boden and Mom

Feb 15, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

What a Great Valentines Day!

Feb 13, 2011

Toothless Boden

Boden just lost his two front teeth, he looks so cute. The first one came out so easy a couple days ago and then the second one was a trouble maker. We tied floss around it and then gave it a good yank and then wallah, we had a tooth.

These are Boden's cousins on the Briscoe side, they are all the same age, and they ALL are missing their front teeth.
Sophie, Dylan, Boden, and Bently

Jan 14, 2011

Koen's 2nd Birthday

My baby boy turned 2.
I can't believe how fast time goes. He is getting so big, he is very smart little boy and knows exactly what he wants. He loves his brother and sisters so, so much. They play together all the time. Koen and Piper are really close, they play while the other kids are at school all day. He doesn't talk very much still, but we sure do understand exactly what he wants. He is always hungry, and will eat anything. He is very sweet and loves to give hugs to everyone. Happy Birthday little bud. We had two party's, one with the Merrill's, and one with the Briscoe's. My sister in law made the cakes, she always does a better than perfect job.

Then we had a Party at the Briscoe's. Dylan turned 7 and he and Koen shared a cake. They each got to eat their own car, and then they opened presents from Grandma Sandy.

Jan 5, 2011

Christmas 2010

December a a full month of very special happenings. Dec 3, Zach ad Jessica their first baby boy named Gavin, then on the 6th Andrew and Randi had their second baby named Tyke. Next came Nate and Jens baby on the 10th a girl named Kourtney, and last was Stacy and Heaths baby, a boy on the 20th named Dexter. Cory and I are in baby heaven. We love to hold all of these babies. Then it was Christmas time and I love this time of year when family gets together, there is NOTHING better.
Marley planned a show for the grandkids to do, and they did such a good job, they all had parts and songs to sing, it was very sweet, I remember being this age and my cousins and I doing the exact same thing. Next the kids put on the Nativity costumes and did the Nativity. Piper was Mary, Parker was Joseph, Gavin was baby Jesus.

All 11 Merrill grandkids
the 3 newest on the Merrill side
Gavin, Kourtney, and Dexter
Marley and Boden waiting downstairs for me to give them the ok to come up.

Jan 4, 2011

Christmas Card Photo

Dec 21, 2010

Santa Came To Visit

Santa came for a surprise visit to all of the Briscoes Kids. He asked them what they all wanted and if they have been good. Its funny how they all tell Santa something different from what they tell me. They all loved it and loved the chocolate and orange that Santa gave them.
All 23 BRISCOE COUSINS Marley with Santa
Boden with Santa
Piper with Santa
and Koen with Santa, he just wants his food.

Nov 22, 2010

Kids Pictures

Marley 9 1/2
Boden 6 1/2
Piper 4 1/2
Koen 22 months