Although Caleb still puts on his crown once in a while, he has given the "King" gig up for the "Cowboy" gig for now. He loves his guitar and I swear he is able to play chords. His strumming really sounds pretty good if you can get past his almost yelling his favorite lyrics of "I lub Sally and Lightening McQueen. I lub mommy and my brodders when they not mean".
Gillian Loves her "dog, dog". Carlee is very, very good with her. Just had to add a few pictures of gillian. She is changing so much everyday. She is still very sweet but has a little temper when it comes to Caleb. She thinks he is teasing her most of the time so she yells or squeals, grabs things back from him and sometimes even takes a swing at him. I think this is all because he plays really rough with her soooo.......not so sure she is going to be that little femine girl we thought she would be but we adore her either way. Besides, I have to stick up for myself around Caleb so she really is no different. oh ya! still no hair.
In February, Mary and I took Garrett and some of his friends to Disneyland overnight for his 16th birthday. We really had a lot of fun! We rode our favorite rides, ate at The Cheesecake Factory, stayed up really late and played a few pranks well a lot of pranks! We all decided that "what happens in D-land stays in D-land."
We made a last minute trip to the beach during Spring break. We met up with the Watsons and had a super time. The weather was beautiful. Gillian loved playing and digging in the sand and she especially enjoyed eating it.
I love this picture. The little boys are playing on the water's edge and Abby is watching them a long way off. The mist looks awesome!
Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List
I want out
I want that on.
I want that.
No, no, no, no
Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
That was Then......
This is Now......
Die Hard Cowboy Fans!
4 Boys and a Little Lady
In the Middle
Our girl surrounded by our boys!
The Boys Won!
My boys and the Jamaican Sea
Me, Gary and our sweet Baby Girl
My 4 Sons
A favorite Pic from last Christmas. Us and the babies.
Garrett and Emily Prom 2009
All About Garrett
Garrett is our rock. As the oldest of our children Garrett has always been super responsible. He is almost to good to be true sometimes. Talk about helpful, caring, involved and loved by so many! Although I spent all last year planning and enjoying many "last" experiences with all our children living in our home (before Garrett's departure to college), nothing could have prepared me or the rest of the family for just how much this young man would be missed! There are so many qualities in Garrett that I admire. He is passionate about everything he does, he is kind hearted, he loves people of all ages (and they love him), he is a great listener, a super problem solver, he likes to have fun and loves to get the job done! lol. I love watching him make his way in college, growing and becoming an even stronger and more spiritual person. Garrett has always known what he wants in life and is always willing to seek after the "good things". I love this boy with all my heart and am so grateful for the wonderful blessing of being his mother!
Cameron doing what he loves!
All About Cameron
Cameron is our steady one. At 15 1/2 and now the oldest one in our home, I have come to appreciate his sure and constant pace in our lives. Cam is easy to please, happy, silly, very loving and just fun to be around. He has many interests that range from water sports, to snow sports, to playing on the basketball team to playing instruments. Cameron does love to horse around and seems to get all the kids wrestling at one time or another during the day which makes things crazy but thats our Cam! I have come to count on him and appreciate his willingness to help out with just about anything I need. I have watched Cameron with awe over the years as he has quietly and respectfully stood up for all that he knows is good and right! He is such a great example to me and others in our family. I feel so blessed to have him in my life and am so thankful I have Cameron to love so very much!!!!!.
Riding the Board
All About Griffin
Griffin is a joy! I have always said that Griffin is a combination of both Garrett and Cameron which makes him almost perfect!!!! :) Griffin is quiet, helpful, respectful and kind. He can be crazy and is quite fun to be around. He still loves to hug me every morning and every night and for that I will always be thankful. Griffin is easy to be around and has so many friends that love him. Griffin loves sports of all kinds, especially golfing. If he had it his way, he would be at the golf range daily. He plays several instruments but his heart is with the drums. He is rough and tumble but also soft and gentle. Like I said, almost perfect! What a blessing he has been in our home. I love our "Fiffin" with all my heart!!!!
Diving Right In!
All About Caleb
Caleb.....Caleb.....Caleb......I have so much to say about Caleb but "Larger than Life" always comes to mind as I contemplate all that I know of "Cakers". From the moment he was born, he has had so much energy, so much passion, so much fire! He loves sports and wants to keep up with his big brothers all the time which sometimes gets him hurt. :) He can drum and play the piano (the guitar is next) but his greatest enjoyment in life comes from dancing, music, drawing and photography. His dream is to be a professional dancer and photographer. He even has his own blog. He is so much fun! Everyday is a new adventure with our fun loving Caleb and I enjoy seeing what each new day brings with him. I love you Caleb to "infinity and beyond!"
Little Miss GG
Our Little Girl
All About Gillian
Little Miss Gillian is my love and the love of all the men in her life:) but she has secretly taken me prisoner of her heart and it is there that I hope I will always stay. Gillian has changed so much over the last year. I once saw her as easy and go with the flow little girl but now I realize that she has always had quite the mind of her own as she does just about what she wants to do each and every day. :) She is strong and feisty and always knows what she wants! She is her own authority and dares anyone to challenge her on that. While this makes it difficult to get her to always do what we want, I see this as a great strength as she gets older and needs to be unwavering and unyielding. She is a true "diamond in the rough"! When Heavenly Father sent her to us, he promised me that she would be a "joy in my life" and when I look at my little girl, I know I have been blessed and I feel such gratitude and love for this daughter of mine. I love you beyond measure Gilly!