Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My New Hobby

With Lexus being gone and 3 of my 5 classes done for the summer, I have had to do something to entertain myself.  Tyse thinks they are neat because he loves babies!

I started a new hobby and I love it!  It is called reborning and it's basically painting a doll to make it look real and then putting all the parts together.  Rooting the hair, inserting the eyes and eyelashes and even weighting the body to make it feel real too.  It's a lot of fun and I really enjoy it.  I just finished by first doll.

Tyse turned 6 this year!  We were supposed to be at a park, but it decided to snow that weekend.  Gotta love Butte weather and Silver Bow Pizza.  His big thing was Angry Birds, so he decided he wanted a cake pop cake with angry birds.  It was a lot of fun to do and he had fun helping decorate.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

It was Crazy Hair Day at school a little while ago and this is what we came up with.

It was Crazy Hair Day at school a little while ago and this is what we came up with.

Fun Times

Lex recently had a sleep over with one her best friends. This weather has been a little crazy, so the kids decided to go sledding the following morning. That's when Milkshake, our heifer, decided she was going to play too. She would chase after them a little and then come up to the house and start mooing. It was really kind of funny!


Alexus turned nine in January. It is so hard to believe that she is that old already! She has matured so much and is becoming an amazing young lady. Lexus loves to read and is always trying to see what she can accomplish and is becoming my little electronic queen. She loves getting online and researching different fish - River Monsters is one of her favorite shows. At this particular time, she was on a frog kick and wanted a frog cake.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Updates from Beyond

It has already been a crazy and hectic year and it will only be getting worse! I started the year by taking 20 credits, in the hopes that I will be able to graduate in May 2013. This also means taking 16-20 credits in summer and fall with student teaching in January 2013. It will be a long year, but hopefully a productive one. The job market is not too good right now, but hopefully with a lot hard work, my Special Ed minor, a lot of prayers, and Heavenly Father's help, I will be able to find a teaching position hopefully here in Butte (although looking at my sister's (bestest friend ever too) pix from Hawaii, I'm thinking moving may not be such a bad thing.) I have been able to book a few more weddings to shoot this summer and am working at getting that to go a bit more.
Shawn has been working hard too. He will be watching and taking care of a larger herd of cattle than last year (could be up to almost 200+ head), and it looking forward to the exciting venture. He is hoping to be able to get to rope more now that the arena is finally finished.
Alexus with her pierced ears

Alexus & Shawn and her doll, "Natalie"

Alexus has been growing my leaps and bounds. She has managed to get straight A's so far - this is her first year for actual grades. She was a bit disappointed because her second report didn't have as many A+'s on it. She is now reading the 4th Harry Potter book and just finished Eclipse that she checked out from the library at school (not too sure how I felt about that one). She wants to grow up so fast and I just want her to stay that sweet little girl! Her favorite thing has been to play with her dolls, read, and argue whenever she gets a chance. :) She is looking forward starting 4-H next year.
Mr. Tyse-Man

Tyse in his cowboy pajamas Grandma Elsie got for him!
yse has been doing a lot better in kindergarten! He is getting into the swing of things a little better and has been doing a lot better with his reading. We still struggle with doing homework, but that too is getting better as long as we stay with it. Tyse is still all boy and loves to play whenever he gets a chance. There doesn't seem to be much he doesn't like to do. He still loves his roping and is starting to love to read. I think he will have his nose in a book, unless he is outside!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Pictures

I had the brilliant idea of taking the kids pictures on Sunday evening about 30 minutes before bedtime.
Here are the results from that little photo session.