Friday, March 27, 2009

The Big Shoe

Trenton's school had an all school musical performance last night at the Richland High school gym. It was so fun to watch him sing and dance with all of his Kindergarten friends. It was a little hot but well worth it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tanner Jared

Today one of my nephew's was here for a band competition. He did so well and is going up to be such a handsome young man. My boys look up to my Sister's kids so much and love to see them whenever they can. Good Job Tanner, you make me so proud!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Growing by leaps and bounds!

I just have to brag for a minute......I am so proud of my boys. They are doing so well in school and growing so much. As I write this I tear up a little. I am so thankful to be a mother and have such sweet boys to share my life with. Today Trenton came home with this cute picture from art class. His teacher has been so sweet and thinks he is such and abstract artist. He gets all his artistic abilities from his Daddy. I am so proud of him.....look at all the detail in his picture. As he told me about his Chicken picture he wanted me to see all ten of the baby chicks and look at all the eggs this big Momma laid. She's going to be one busy lady! April is a fun month for Kinder, they visit a farm and hatch their own baby chicks. I love all this learning! Crew has been learning so much also. We are amazed everyday with what he comes up with. The past couple of weeks he has been recognizing all kinds of letters and numbers. Today he said "5" when the toaster was set to the number 5 and in this picture he is telling me "da" "da" "duck". I love this fun time and to watch him grow. He is excited to spell his name "C" "R" "E" "W". Can't wait to see what he learns next!

My sweet boys are growing up so fast. I hope someday they will both get their dream of having a sister but we will all have to bother Dad on that one! So for those of you wondering and those of you who think they know......not happening yet! And we are ok with that. Just enjoying these sweet little guys! I Love you more than the moon and back!

Happy Birthday Jenni

Today for my Presidency meeting we celebrated my Secretary's birthday a few days early! I was in charge of making her feel special so I made this fun fruit Easter basket. She loved it and we love her. What a special person she is and I feel honored to work with her. Hope you have a Happy Birthday Jenni. I love you!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Oh we love the SUN!

This past week was so nice to have the sunshine and warm weather! Brent was off in Arizona at a conference so the boys and I lived it up. We stayed with Nana and Papa because I am such a chicken when it comes to staying alone. After the first night Trenton said the cutest thing....

T: "Mom I want to sleep in my own bed tonight"
M: "Well we can't until Daddy comes home because Mommy gets scared"
T: "Well just let me sleep in your bed and look I have really big mussels" (as he is flexing and showing me)

Kids say the cutest things and I love my kids so much....they make each day a little better! On Friday the weather was incredible. It was 72 and the sun was shining and there was no wind. A few friends and I decided to take our lunch and go to the park. The kids absolutely loved it. I had a great time watching them play and enjoy the outdoors. After we took the kids to play bowling. Trenton wanted to do it without bumpers so he tried the first time and decided the bumpers were the way to go. Crew did great carrying his ball and doing it all by himself. We had a great time. On Saturday I had a breakfast meeting for church so the boys went to G & G Martell's. The weather was pretty good so I talked Missy and her family into hiking Badger with me. It turned out nice. Thanks guys for going with me! It is really nice to have Brent back and to see how much the boys missed him. He had a great time and even came home with a sunburn. We are looking forward to spring break!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Oh Where Oh Where have the Martells gone Oh where Oh where can they be.....

Wow! Finally we are back to blogging......I/we have been really sick and finally I am feeling better. Thanks to some tender loving care from my sweet parents, Brent and of course my best friend Missy! I don't think I would have made it without them and my awesome family doctor. I had a very bad cold/flu and the medication x4 that the Doc in the box gave me had a reaction in my body and pretty much made me feel like I was dizzy and motion sick for 2 weeks. SO I am SO thankful to be feeling better! Trenton missed his tournament in Spokane but was able to play in his soccer game and finish out his hockey season this week. It was so fun to watch him learn and grow this season. We look forward to hockey camp and lots of outdoor skating at the roller hockey arena. We also had a fun carnival at our church on St. Patricks day. Primary which is me and my presidency were in charge of the photo booth. So we set up this awesome picture of the Seattle temple and took family/friend pictures in front of it. They turned out so cute. Trenton got his face painted like a lion and we got lots of treats. We are looking forward to lots of sunshine and a great spring break!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sick, sick and more sick!

This past week we all got really sick with a bad cold. Brent has been lucky enough to not have gotten it as bad a the boys and I. But I am happy to say that I think we are finally on the mend and saying adios to that nasty cold. We were able to have some fun in between Dr. appt. and medicine. Trenton was the goalie in his hockey game on Saturday. He did very well. His team won 5 to 4. I love the picture where Trenton's teammates are giving him a big hug and are so happy they won. After his game he wanted to go buy a new webkinz with his own money. I tried and tried to help him choose something I thought was so cute but he insisted on the bottle nose dolphin AKA (Flipper). We also got to go to Red Robin and celebrate Ethan and Kaden's birthdays. Despite how we were feeling it was nice to get out and see the world again. Trenton wasn't feeling good at all by the end of our time at RR so I took him in. He had a rough time at the Dr. with strep test and flu test both coming back negative. I hate it when I'm sick and I hate it even more when my sweet little munchkins are not feeling good. Hopefully we are all back to ourselves soon!