Saturday, December 27, 2008

One last update for today...Chase

I promised an update on Chases's eyes, well, a picture says a thousand words, right?

Here it is:

What a cute kid! He got glasses too. He has the same problem that Oakli has, but the other eye. He has a slight lazy eye, but we didn't even know it. The family Dr. saw it right away when Doug was in getting his knee checked out. He likes them so far, but it has only been a few hours.

Too cool for words ~ BRYCE

What more do I say? (Oh wait... I know... He's 10!)

A mother caves... but for good reasons!

(Click on the picture if you want to see it closer up)...

Ok, so I took Ambri to get her ears pierced. No big deal (it was to her). I told her that we'd do it when she turned 8, so she was totally surprised when we went to the mall yesterday. (Her birthday isn't until the end of April.) We arrived at the same time as her best friend, Ceanne and her mother, so they could be there with us while Ambri got it done. It was a lot of fun for her. We had to wait quite a while so they roamed the store together and wanted to buy all the make-up. I decided to go ahead and do it now because if we wait until she turns 8 in April, it is right when spring soccer is starting up again and that conflicts with earings because they make you take earings out for soccer games, no exceptions. This way they will be all healed up in time for the games in the spring.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Burton family happenings for 2008:

Alpine Slide ~ Ambri lost her first 4 teeth, 2 in the same day because she needed money for the book order, and 2 more because her crazy mom promised her a pedicure and manicure if she’d just pull them out (not thinking she’d really do it)! ~ Ambri turned 7 ~ Australia ~ Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries ~ Bryce turned 10 ~ Bryce plays on a competitive soccer team (2 teams at the same time this year) ~ Bryce’s new favorite smell (not) is sulfur at Yellowstone ~ Buffalo ~ California ~ “California cousins” ~ Chase turned 4 ~ Chickens ~ County fair ~ Disneyland ~ Disneyland recovery ~ Doug had knee surgery 2 days before Easter ~ Doug serves on the high council in the stake (still) ~ Family Search Indexing ~ First dentist trips for Chase and Oakli ~ Glasses for Oakli ~ Gonzalo from Chile came and stayed with us for a while, we toured Oregon with him. He saw the snow and the ocean in the same week. ~ Halloween brought a runner, sumo wrestler, wonder woman, a knight and Cinderella ~ Harry Potter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 (what next, Bryce?) ~ Hawaii ~ ~ Idaho ~ It’s “Princess Oakli” to you… ~ jewelry making ~ jump rope team at school ~ Keeping clothes on Chase… oh wait… I mean no clothes… ~ Lots of exercise ~ Marathon for Doug ~ Marathon for Kari (2 half marathons) ~ Mexico (again – Doug, how can you say “again”? I can go back “again” and “again”!) ~ Migraines ~ Montana ~ More Soccer ~ More soccer (yeah, I did say that 2x in a row) ~ New blueberry harvester ~ New boat, lots of camping and playing at the lake ~ Oakli turned 14 (3) ~ Oakli wants to know when it’s her turn to get on the school bus ~ OSU football season tickets ~ Our family has a testimony of Jesus Christ and of his sacrifice for us. We are deeply grateful to Him and we love Him. ~ Piano Lessons ~ Pinewood Derby cars ~ Playing at our river ~ Reading ~ Redwood forest ~ Rexburg ~ Riding on Thomas the Tank Engine on the 4th of July ~ Scouts ~ Scrapbook catch-up ~ Sea World ~ Snow days because there is 2” of snow outside (hey, it’s Oregon!) ~ Soccer, soccer, soccer ~ St. Anthony Sand Dunes ~ Tahiti ~ Tennis ~ Timpanogos Cave – all 6 of us made it up with aunt Charisse too! ~ Trains, trains, and more trains for Chase ~ Uncle Bart gets married (that means a trip to Utah) ~ We got to take an airplane ride over the valley and flew over our house ~ Weight Loss ~ Wheat was planted on 17 acres of land this year ~ Wyoming ~ Yellowstone ~

Ambri’s hi-light of the year was visiting the Koala bears at the Taranga Zoo in Australia
Bryce’s hi-light of the year was visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii
Chase’s hi-light for the year was driving Trixie (the back-hoe) while she dug a new pond in our forest… okay, so Chase only helped Charlie drive Trixie. ~
Doug’s hi-light of the year, “it was all good” and eating at the Best Little Roadhouse.
Oakli just loves to be I charge of Chase every day (or think she is in charge). She is totally the baby of the family.
Kari’s hi-light of the year was just being warm in the sun in Tahiti and everywhere else we went that was warm.

It sounds like we have had a busy year. We really have, but we have had a great time doing it as a family and we have enjoyed every minute of it. We wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful coming new year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

What's the opposite of a Alaskan Dog Sled?

I don't really need to explain more I think.

The kids are home for ANOTHER snow day, and now we are going in to Christmas break. Here's one picture from what they did today.

Another thing we've been busy with: (take a look at his eyes - more to come next week)