Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Time

We spent a few days at my mom's for Christmas. Here are some highlights......

Not a lot of it, (not even enough to rake together a snowman) but it was a blast!
Riding the quads! If you ask Pace about it, he'll complain that it was... "so cold and bumpy." It really was cold! We would usually wake in the morning to a frigid 6 degrees, and the warmest part of the day was about 35 degrees. Ouch!
I don't know what it is about a piano, but it's a baby magnet! Ryah, Cade, and Kyra love grandma's piano!
Christmas morning, yikes! We all wish we could look as good as Cade in the morning!
Cade's favorite present. He loves to be able to walk around, but can't quite do it without the help of furniture, walls, or someone. He was cruisin' everywhere and lovin' it!
Pace didn't have a favorite. He had two... his dinosaurs, and his train.
Eric had a favorite gift too.... Call of Duty, Modern Warfare! Ugh! It's my least favorite gift of his.
I was the one taking the pictures, but someone managed to sneak one of me too.
Brooke loved her video camera.
I don't think pants could have been Brian's favorite gift, but it was the only picture I had.
Carrie got an iphone!
Janae got a laptop!
Brandon got shirts with his new 'Avid Offroad' business logo!
And my sweet mama.... she wasn't feeling very well. Sorry for the lame picture mom, but I had to post a picture of you on here too!
The day after Christmas, Pace joined my mom on the sick wagon.

Thanks mom, for such a fun Christmas holiday in your home!

Friday, December 18, 2009


We celebrated Pace's birthday tonight! I can't believe he's three!

Pace loves Lightning McQueen!

We all wore party glasses instead of party hats!

We played 'pin the tail on the donkey'. Noah got the closest of all the kids....

......but the adults had more fun!

We played 'Go Fish', one of Pace's favorite games.

Here come the cake and gifts......
Cooke dough ice cream cake! Yum!

We had a great time! Happy Birthday my sweet Pace!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Great Grandma

We made a trip out to my grandma's house tonight to take her a Christmas present. These are just a couple shots of our little one's with their great grandma Frost.
Noah, Ryah, Kyra, Cade, and Pace

Cade wasn't sure what to think.

I always feel so good when I make it out to see her, why don't I do it more? I love you grandma, and I'm so thankful for the wonderful son you raised (my dad)!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Saturday Fun

We had such a fun time out at Troy's house on Saturday. He has pretty much every animal you can think of, and lots of land to play around on. I took lots of pictures up until the time the horse stood on my foot! Here's some of the fun we had.......

Pace, riding a motorized four-wheeler.

Troy, teaching Pace how to ride a horse.

And then Pace rode alone! Honestly, I can't believe Pace wasn't afraid, because earlier that day, he screamed in terror at the sight of Santa Clause at our ward party! Santa must be scarier than a horse?

Even Cade enjoyed riding!

Brian and Brooke looking hot!

Ryah didn't enjoy being a cowgirl too much!

It's hard to pull Noah off the horses. He loves it!

Eric and I. Notice the smile on my face; it was just minutes before the horse planted his foot on mine!

Troy, showing off!

Thanks Troy for sharing your fun house (and animals) with us!!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Holy moly, my boys have a lot of Martineau cousins! We get together the day after Thanksgiving each year with all of Eric's siblings. What a fun time for our kids, when they get to hang out with all their cousins!

The kids all get to open a gift (pajamas)! Half of them end up wearing them the rest of the day because they are so excited!

Yep, my boys had to wear their new pajamas too!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Trot

This Thanksgiving we ran the Turkey Trot again. We normally run this race as a family (it is a day to be with family after-all), but this year, I left my sweet husband behind. Eric pushed the boys in the jogger and I ran ahead. I finished the 6.2 miles in 47 minutes 52 seconds and Eric finished in 110 minutes. And even though it was a hot and miserable November day (81 degrees), our boys did awesome!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Full Moon

Pace was reaching to get an apple slice off the counter and...... a full moon! Priceless!

Field Trip

Today, I was able to go on a field trip with Pace and his fellow preschoolers to Superstition Farm. These are a few of the pictures I took while I was there.

From left to right..... Pace, Kayla, Tommy, Brayden, Lizzie, and Grant

Going through the hay maze.

We got to hold this friendly chicken.

The kids took turns feeding the horses, carrots, but Pace was too afraid. We just stood for a picture instead.

He wasn't too afraid to brush the goats....

..... or pet the rabbits.

We ended with a hayride to see all the cows (we even saw a baby cow that was only 1 hour old; and the mom had the umbilical cord still hanging out, she hadn't delivered the placenta yet).

All in all, it was a great time!