Thursday, April 30, 2009

I love puzzles

One of the activities that we did as a family during General Conference was to put together a puzzle that I got for Christmas from my sister, Becky.  It was a perfect puzzle for the family because it only had 300 pieces and they were bigger in size.  I haven't done many puzzles since we started having kids: one because we haven't really had a place to do them and two because the kids seem to take the pieces away and there is nothing as depressing as getting to the last couple of pieces of a puzzle and finding them missing.  I have three kids that love to do puzzles (Tanner isn't big enough to know whether or not he likes puzzles) and I can't wait until they are older when we can work on bigger and harder puzzles together.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beach with the Craig Bruschke's

Early this month Cami and the kids came down and invited us to spend the day at the beach with them.  The kids have been asking us for a while to go, so we jumped at the chance.  Although the air was brisk, it was a beautiful day.  The older kids were crazy enough to go in the freezing cold water, while Tanner and I spent our time playing in the sand.
Spencer, Natalie, Alexa and Bailey

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Big Boy

Here is Tanner on his first day of nursery.  I know it isn't a great pictures, but the best we got, so it will have to do.  The other fun news is that he is in a big boy bed.  Ok, not so much a big boy bed, but at least out of the crib.  We just take the crib down and place the mattress on the floor and then we don't have to worry about the falling out of bed stuff.  
With our kids at this age, we have always needed to get them out of the crib so that the next child could use it, and although we don't have that need this time around, we decided that we would just go ahead and take the crib down and see how Tanner handled.  He has his good nights and bad nights.  It has been about 6 weeks now (I know I am slow posting about it), and although there are nights that I wish I could put the crib back up, most of the time I am glad that he has made this transition.  Pretty soon we will be able to put the mattress up too and he can be in a true big boy bed underneath Spencer in the bunk bed.

Easter Pictures

I love this pictures of Spencer and Bailey.  Bailey had asked me to tie her dress and I was in the middle of something so I told her just one minute.  When I turned back around Spencer was tying it for her.  I love how thoughtful and helpful my Spencer boy is.

Easter Morning

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are pictures from our Easter morning.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


We were watching the movie "Newsies" tonight as a family and about half way through Brett asked Spencer if he liked the movie. Spencer said, and I quote, "No, that guy lies. He must not know Jesus." Oh, the mouth of babes.