Sunday, November 11, 2007

Halloween Fun!

We had a great time carving pumpkins with the girls. Mya had already carved a pumpkin at pre-school so she knew exactly what to do when it came time to clean out the inside of the pumpkin.

Brianna wasn't to sure of the gooo and seeds on the inside of the pumpkin at first. But after a little bit she wasn't too afraid of getting her hands dirty. And as a side note; she often just runs around the house in her panties we can't seem to keep clothes on her. Only when we go somewhere is she fully clothed.

For Halloween Brianna was a Lion. Which just seems to fit her personallity. This costume was given to us it just came without a had piece. She sure had a great time trick or treating. We went to our stake trunk or treat were handing out candy. What a fun time.

Mya decided she wanted to dress up as Clifford the Big Red Dog. She even had a choice of being Clifford or Cinderella and she chose Clifford. She was a very enthusiastic trick or treater.

Howdy Partner! We found this costume on sale a few days before Halloween and thought it was too cute. Couldn't get him to smile for any pitures because he wasn't to sure of the hat. But he sure looked cute. He even slept most of the time while at the trunk or treat.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Johnson family update!

Mya continues to love pre-school and is getting so smart. She is also a good little helper with Adam. She was able to participate in her first primary program today and did so well. She memorized her part practiced it all week and said it all by herself today. She and Brianna love to play pretend. They pretend everything. Its so fun to watch them grow and learn.
She is looking forward to halloween. She has decided to be Clifford the big red dog.

Brianna is our crazy child. She is constantly running and doesn't stop. Not even to sleep. We think she runs in her sleep. She loves to play dress up . We were given a bag of hand me down clothes from some relatives and as you can see they are 5 sizes too big for Brianna but that doesn't matter to her. She found this outfit all by herself shoes and all. We call her our hoodlum. She loves to help with Adam as well but isn't always so gentle. We've found her sitting on him and sticking her fingers in his eyes. Notice there are no pictures of Brianna holding Adam. She likes to hold him but Adam doesn't like it.

Ahhhh! So peaceful. (But look at that belly.) He is such a peaceful happy baby. The perfect number three child. When we first learned we were pregnant with Adam we were a little concerned what number three would be like after having Brianna. Heavenly Father new exactly what we could handle. He is so good. He doesn't usually cry. He loves to talk and laugh and is quite tickelish. He sleeps so well for us and has since the 3rd day home from the hospital. He goes usually 6 hours before getting up to eat and often times goes longer. And we are discovering now that he is a thumb sucker.

Our Pudge! That's his nickname given to him by his dad. "Pudge" He's got quite the belly on him as you can tell. He weighs about 16lbs and is over 25inches long. Only four pounds away from being too big for his infant car seat.

Okay for those of you who are wondering, no I didn't do this to him. He did this to himself 7 years ago on his mission playing ultimate frisbee. We decided it was time to get it taken care of finally. So about 7 weeks ago he had surgery on it. They took part of his Radius bone and put it up into the scaffoid bone (which is the bone that he broke) and put a screw in. He has since downgraded to a smaller cast. He had a "puss bucket" added on to it this last week. It is actually just a port to be able to place an ultrasound on his wrist to stimulate bone growth and healing. By Christmas we're hoping that he'll have his cast off. He has started school and we are looking forward to December because he is going to be graduating. Yeah!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Lake Shasta Family Vacation

Soon after Chris got home from his mission we headed up the Lake Shasta with the whole Watkins Clan and our good friends the Reynolds. We swam, skiied, tubed and played on a Jet Ski. Here are some pictures of our adventures.

Once we could finally get Brianna in the water she did okay
if you distracted her. Mya on the other hand is our fish. She takes
after her dad and is carrying on his nick name of water weenie.

Jason is showing all of us his mad skills on the wake skate.
Its like a wake board with out the bindings so your feet aren't
aren't locked in place.

Adam was quite the trooper on the boat all day. He slept most of the time.

Along with swimming Mya got a kick out of being on the Jet ski. She liked to drive it too.

Wow! Look at her go. My summer time hobby is water skiing when I can.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Busy, Busy Week

Last week was a busy one with lots of exciting events. It started with Chris coming home from his mission. We spent the morning of Tuesday at the airport and then at home with him the rest of the day. On the way home, we all made a stop at the Sacramento Temple since Chris had never seen it or been there since it was constructed and dedicated. That is where Paul, as Stake President released Chris from being a full-time missionary. The Watkins had a BBQ that night for friends and family which George catered with Filet Mignon in the Dutch oven and London Broil. Good food and good company.

Mya was so excited for Chris to come home. She gave him a big hug, of course after Dena got her hug (it's a maternal right to hug her son first), and loved to hold his hand.

It was great to have everyone at the temple and to have Chris be able to tour the temple outside and in. Paul worked his magic so that Chris got a tour from one of the temple PFR guys although the temple is currently closed for renovations.

As you can see it was very emotional for Chris (and the women) when Paul released Chris and had to remove his name tags. It's hard to have someone tell you that you no longer have the calling and power that you have dedicated two years of your life to, especially as one as rewarding and challlenging as being a missionary.

Then later that week, our family piled into my Jeep and we took Chris and Ben Cox up to the mountains and did a little four-wheeling. We had to make sure that Chris used his truck appropriately since no one had taken it out wheelin' for two years. It was time to get it dirty.

Sunday was the day that we blessed Adam. We were fortunate to have most of our family there for it. It was an awesome experience to bless my son and to have so much Priesthood power around him as an example to him from family members.From left to right: Rendell Johnson, Ben Cox, Ryan Johnson, Matt Wooden, Kevin Johnson, Jason and Adam, Paul Watkins, Chris Watkins, Kerry , Cal Reynolds, Bryan Zufelt, Derek Carter, and Rendy Johnson.

Monday Mya started pre-school. She loves it. She was sooooo excited to start school. She enjoys all the fun activities they do. She is such a smart little girl and loves to talk. Her sentences keep getting better and better. She communicates like a grown up.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Weekend Getaway

I took off early from work on a Friday and headed up to Fordyce Lake off of I-80. I took the chance to get away by myself for a day and camped alone. As you can see, I played on the rocks for awhile on Friday.

Then on Saturday I hiked around and simply took in the scenery. It was very relaxing and beautiful.

This is a pretty gnarled tree that sat at the top of a granite outcropping. I thought it looked cool. There is something intriguing about barrenness.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Adam Paul is finally here

We are excited to announce that Adam Paul Johnson has finally arrived. Born on Sunday July 8th at 9:41am. Weighing in at 8lbs 13.6oz. and 21 in. long. He is a very healthy boy and we are all very excited that he is here. The girls love to hold him which can be scary at times. Jason and I are doing well just a little tired.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Finally a new update!

Okay, so here's an update without pics sorry. I had some real cute pictures to post of the girls but Brianna being her usual destructive self decided to put our digital camera in the pool and its dead. But anyhow. Mya got her first hair cut this week. Yes it really is her first. She is three and a half almost 4 years old. I just couldn't bring myself to cut her long curly locks but I finally broke down and had her aunt Rachel trim it for us. It is still pretty long though. Brianna continues to drive me crazy. She is two years old and you can deffinately tell. Baby Adam is due in 1 week although we hope he comes sooner. Jason and I are doing well we just celebrated our 5th anniversary. It is so nice living close to family so they can watch the girls while we go out. Wow, five years and three kids. Many times we find ourselves wondering, "What were we thinking". But all in all we're getting along. Hopefully we'll have a camera so we can post pictures next time.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sisterly Love

We just got home from Mikey's PGY performance and the girls were both tired so they climbed on the recliner together.

Brianna fell asleep on Mya's lap after a long day of playing and no nap.

The girls have a really good time playing with each other lately. They climbed on there rocking chair together and asked me to take pictures.

Too Cute! Need we say more.

Mya loves being a big sister. Hopefully she wants to help hold baby Adam when he's born.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Our trip to Arizona

The girls and I took a trip with Grandma and Mikey to Arizona to visit Ben, Emy and Charlie for Spring Break. Unfortunately Jason was unbale to come on this trip.

Here's Mya holding baby Charlie

Brianna sporting Charlie's sun glasses while site seeing. Notice the harness and leash attatched to Brianna. We discovered that it was a necessary thing to have with Brianna. She is quite the busy body and loves to run off.

Here we are at the Montazuma Castle.

Here's Brianna and I at the Tutzigoot Indian ruins.

Mya at the Tutzigoot Indian ruins; she is quite the trooper walking around all these different places.

Brianna showing off her horse at the Grand Canyon. She sure loved the scenery today. But thank goodness for the leash.

Mya at the Grand Canyon.

Two beautiful girls at the Grand Canyon.