Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Okay I am up to date! Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After about 4 hours of updating I sucessfully posted 11 new posts! Please go look though them and leave a comment. You'll have to scroll down and click on older posts to see all the new posts. The 11th one is SOOOOO funny. I promise it will make you laugh so go through them all. ENJOY!

Yes, Yes I had a baby girl!

My friends keep bugging me and saying that it's been so long since I've updated this thing that Emma is not even on here. So here is a post deticated to my sweet
Emma Julie Lynn Hodgkin born March.30, 2010

Horrible things happen after you have a baby!

After Emma was born Maleah decided that she wanted to be an artist with her poop. She would hide out in her room and smear it on the door, toys, clothes and floor. I thought I was going to go CRAZY! It happened more than once and she decided to cover it and smoosh clothes on top so we wouldn't find it. I was to upset for pictures. . .sorry. After MUCH prayer and tested patience it finally stopped. Then we took Preston to his Kindergarden testing (again, right after baby was born) and they gave him a pair of scissors and told him to practice cutting at home. This is how he practiced. . . . . .

Lucky for me I have a really good friend who can fix any haircut! LIsa did a great job and Maleah is always getting compliments. I just hope all the compliments don't go to her head and make her want to do it again!


Preston had a chance to play soccer on a team for the first time! When little kids play for the first time I always think it is so funny! Sometimes they get a goal for the opposite team, or you see them looking confused, or my favorite is when they are daydreaming and totally not paying attention to the game at all. We got a few laughs this last season but overall Preston is getting much better. We signed him and Alise up for soccer again this year. We can't wait to see how they do!

Summer time fun at home and Father's Day

Swim time with cousins in CA!

Vacation at the Beach house!

We went to Dilon Beach this year as part of our vacation and stayed in a really nice beach house. The house we stayed in was so close to the water and it was just beautiful!

This is the 3 level house we stayed in. It was really nice! The last picture is our view from the house to the beach. So Pretty!

Jelly Bellys. . . . .mmmmmm......my favorite!

We took a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory while on Vacation this year. They didn't let us take pictures on the tour so this is all I have. They have really re-done the place since the last time I was there! Our tour took place above the factory so you could look down and watch the people making the candy, separating the bad ones, etc.
When we first went into the tour it smelled like barf! People were covering their noses and making faces (I should have taken a picture of that :) I didn't find out until much later that they were actually making a barf jelly belly! They have a whole section for young kids with weird jelly belly flavors that I normally wouldn't try (I'll tell you more about that in a minute) there was baby wipe flavor, toothpaste, skunk spray and booger flavor just to name a few. Dallin thought these were cool and he bought a few to share with some friends.
On our way back to Sacramento Dallin took out his yucky jelly bellys and tried to get Alise and Preston to eat them. They didn't of course but in the process Dallin dropped one and couldn't find it. Later when we got home I went out to clean the car a little. I was cleaning the back and I saw this Jelly Belly just sitting on the seat. I normally wouldn't eat it from the seat but there was no where to put it so I popped it into my mouth when suddenly I realized it wasn't a normal jelly belly at all! I had eaten a BARF one! Yuck!!!! I went inside to tell the kids what happened and they laughed their heads off! All this time Dallin was just pleading for someone to try a barf jelly belly and I had just fulfilled his wish without knowing it. At least it made someone happy i guess.

Train Museum

On our Vacation to California this summer we went to the train museum with our cousins. It was interesting but I think Gregg liked it most of all! It was all about history and that is one of his favorite things. We got to tour old trains and hear about how they rode, slept and ate during their travels. There was even a mail train where they sorted mail while they rode. It was very educational! We had some friends take a vacation this year by train and they got to stay a few nights in a little room on the train with bunk beds and everything. I think it would be so cool someday to do something like that with the whole family.

Fun with Hair

I braided the girls hair before bed so in the morning it would look all cute and wavey. I think it turned out pretty cute and they were loving all the attention too!

The Discovery Center

At the Discovery Center here in Boise they have all kinds of cool experiments to try out. There was one room with t.v cameras,a screen, and a couple green blankets on the floor. When you wrap the blankets around you the green will not show up on the screen so it looks like your head is floating around on the screen. Also they have a shadow box where a light flashes and your shadow continues to stay on the wall even though you've moved. We had a great time testing all the experiments!

In these pictures they had a pretend grocery store and the kids got to shop (as the customer) and then be the check out clerk. I think they liked this one best!