Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chubbuck Days Parade

One of Samantha's favorite things that she did this summer was be in two parades with her dad and the Idaho State Journal. These are pictures that were taken at the second parade at Chubbuck Days. (I had forgotten my camera at the first parade.) Nate, Samantha and Kassidy posing for a picture while waiting at the line up. Kassidy and Samantha and the other kids were dressed like "Newsies." (Haley was at Grandpa's this weekend, and Rhett was with me watching the parade.)

The whole crew of "Newsies".
Aren't they cute?!

Summer Fun

Samantha, Haley Kassidy and Rhett love playing in the water! The girls and the neighbors had started themselves a waterfight, and Rhett had to join in the fun! He loved getting the girls wet. But then again, he loves to make them scream!

Here are some pictures of fun in the sun!

Rhett loved playing with the hose!
Kassidy posing for the camera...her favorite thing to do...well, it is up there with getting wet anyway!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby update

Ok, so this a little late, but better than never. On July 16th, I actually began to go into labor, and we went to the hospital. I hadn't progressed very far, so they sent me home. However, I had started dialating, etc. so I decided that I better not go to my pageant. I am the director of the Miss Pioneer Valley/ Miss Legacy/ Miss Rocky Mountain pageant. I was so BUMMED! With my history in childbirth (once I start dialating I deliver that day) I knew driving to Draper was not going to happen. I was totally bummed. I had worked very hard to put the pageant together. Luckily, I had people helping me who took over and got it done. Now, I have three great new titleholders and I am very excited to work with them over the next year getting them ready for Miss Utah!
The pageant was on Saturday the 18th, and still no baby. On Tuesday the 21st, the kids and I had been staying at my mom's house, and I started having contractions close together, so Uncle Nate brought me back to Pocatello. Nate (hubby) took me to the hospital, and once again, the contractions slowed down. I had dialated and effaced more, but not enough for them to keep me. Can you say FRUSTRATING?!
That brings us to today...the 27th. STILL NO BABY. In fact, my doctor on Thursday put me on an antibiotic for a possible kidney infection/stones. At least I am getting more contractions that are harder now. Surely that means more progress is happening...
I will keep this updated for the grand entrance of this little girl...which we still don't have a name for, by the way! Hopefully it won't be too much longer!

Lava on the 4th

We had such a fun day at Lava Hot Springs on the 4th!
We all went for a walk to get ice cream at the ice cream shop! It was super good! In the picture is Grandma, Kaylee, Rhett, Kenzie, Samantha, Haley, Jenny (Preston's fiance), Preston, and Kassidy.

It is always fun to see our extended family. In this picture is Great Grandma Slaughter, and Aunt Maxine! Here is Rhett giving Maxine lots of love.

What a stud! Need I say more?? He is all about Daddy's sunglasses and his "Cars" swim trunks.

The kids with Uncle Preston and Jenny. Grandpa is holding Rhett up in the back...
We all LOVE swimming!
The is the picture from the funniest part of our day. After swimming we all went to get ice cream. On our way back we notice this...
Yep, Rhett had fallen asleep, but still managed to keep eating his ice cream! A true Slater...nothing is more important that a treat...not even sleep!

Monday, June 22, 2009

What a week!

Ok, I am so exhausted! We began the week by going down to Nate and Cindy's and Nate and the kids stayed there while I went to help Arial pack for Miss Utah. (Arial is my current Miss Pioneer Valley.) Then we stayed at Marilyn's and on Monday we went down to the "Show Me Your Shoes" parade and party for Miss Utah. It was pretty fun. My titleholders (Arial, and Sarah our Miss Legacy) both got awards for their fantstastic shoes!
On Tuesday, we took the kids to Lagoon. It was so fun! The kids are old enough now to go on the rides and really enjoy them. Even Rhett was so funny! We tried to take pictures with Nate's phone, so if I can get them off I will put them on here. The funniest part was after riding Rattle Snake Rapids Kassidy was not happy about being so wet. I told her we could take her on another ride and it will help her dry off and cheer her up. So, after the next ride when she got off, she said, "mom, I am NOT cheered up. I am still so freaking wet!" It was pretty funny. Luckily, we had a change of clothes so she could feel better.
The rest of the week I was at Miss Utah, and Nate brought the kids home to Pocatello. It was a great week and my titleholders were amazing! I am so proud of them! Sarah ended up in the top 10, and Arial SHOULD have been in the top 10 as well. Oh well. Such is life in the pageant world!
Now, it is time to put my house back together, because I am SURE that a tornado hit...what else could it be???

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The End of a GREAT Soccer Season!

Today was the last soccer game of the season for all three girls. I can't believe how fast that went! We spent all morning at the games, and had BEAUTIFUL weather! I even got sunburned! Nate and Samantha's team won their game 6-1. Samantha has decided over the course of this season that keeper is what she really likes to play. She is already looking forward to playing again in the fall! She had a few really nice saves and did really well in the field too!

Haley's team also did great. They didn't win, but I don't think that they care. Haley really likes to play forward because she is so fast. She had a few great breakaways, but came up just short or to the side, of the goal.

Kassidy also had a good season. She had a couple of breakaways too, and one she was ready to shoot at the goal and another kid stepped in front of her and got it in the goal. Oh well, we told her she can count that one! I think that her favorite part of the game is the treats at the end. So, every game ends on a fabulous note for her!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Nate!

Happy Birthday to you! I can't believe you are getting so old...LOL! (Since I'm still a young'en!)

Speaking of which, something funny happened to my mom and dad the other night. We had all gone out to eat after the piano recital and mom was looking at her receipt. There was a strange discount on it...YEP! They had given them the SENIOR discount! My mom was appalled. "I still have 10 years thank you very much!" It was hillarious! We all got a good laugh out of that one!