Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chelsea's baby blessing

This past weekend we blessed our little baby girl, Chelsea Kaye Hegsted. There was a lot of family, friends and neighbors that celebrated with us on our new baby girl. The dress was made specially for Chelsea by her Grandma Lawson. It was so beautiful with a lace over lay jacket and hand stitched roses on the bodice of the dress. We were able to fit everyone in the house for a light dinner at the house.
The boys also had their Primary Program on Sunday, which was so great to have my kids sing so loud to where you could actually hear them. It was definitely an emotional roller coaster...trying to hold back the tears was not easy, but they were happy tears. I am grateful to have a wonderful family and an amazing husband to share all the great moments with our children.
Our Happy Family!!

Chelsea in her beautiful blessing dress.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Jaci's 3rd Birthday!!!

For Jaci's Birthday we woke up early and took her to breakfast at the Three Forks Cafe where the kids got Mickey Mouse pancakes and scrambled eggs. It was delicious. Before we could go, she had to ride her new Princess Bike, no matter how cold it was outside, but she didn't care and loved it:) Later that morning, she was out on her bike again and wouldn't come in for nothing; all bundles up in her gloves and warmest jacket, even it was only 30 degrees outside.
That night we had chicken fettuccine alfredo with carrots and strawberry applesauce. Her request for her birthday cake was a Tinkerbell cake, which she got and was decorated by her wonderful mother. It was strawberry flavored and was so yummy. She loved opening up her presents from us and grandparents and loved being sung to all day long from many aunts,uncles and cousins. They best part was that she thanked everyone for having a birthday and loved that now she is officially 3 years old.....where has the time gone?? My little baby girl is too big to be 3, yet she'll also tell you that she is turning 16. (well, do I have my hands full:)

Jaci excited to open all her presents!

Tinkerbell strawberry flavored cake made by was yummy!

Jaci riding her bike in the frigid cold morning, but she didn't care one bit...just excited to ride her new bike.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Chelsea is Born!

Chelsea Kaye is here! She was born yesterday on 9/18 just before 5 pm. She was 7 lbs 3 oz and 20" long. She is a beautiful girl and very happy. Andy was amazing! I can't say enough about her sacrifice and hard work in bringing this baby into this world. I felt so incompetent just cheering her on wishing the whole time that there something more that I could do. They are both very healthy and they both came home tonight. Thanks for all your prayers and well-wishes!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Belgrade Splash Park

Yesterday, I took the kids and we went with our naighbors to the Splash Park in Belgrade. All the kids loved it, especially Jaci. We took lunch and hung out for about 2 hours, by the end of the day, all my kids were wiped out, but it was fun to see them do fun and silly stuff in the water....this is my kind of water park.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Dylan's 5th Birthday!!!

This year for Dylan's birthday (on the 19th), we were able to go to Colorado and celebrate it with his grandma and grandpa in Colorado. (andy's parents). It was so much fun to see him grin from ear to ear with his Star Wars Birthday cake and all the presents that he got. His brother has been able to celebrate his birthday in Colorado a few times and Dylan wanted to do the same.
For dinner, he requested a hot dog in a bun, mashed potatoes and gravy, strawberries and bananas in a bowl, red jell-o, and broccoli. It was delicious, Thanks Grandma.
Justin wasn't able to be there since he had to run things here in Montana, but he could tell that Dylan was very happy and it was hard to decide who was more excited about his presents, Brayden or Dylan.

Dylan getting ready to blow out his candles.

Dylan enjoying his marbled Star Wars cake that had Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker on top fighting, with light-up light sabers.

A green scooter, so he can ride around the neighborhood and everyone will know that one is Dylan's.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

For Father's Day weekend, I asked to have a family trip to Billings to play with the fam. We stayed at a fun hotel that has a great kids swimming pool. We swam and stayed up and watched "Chronicles of Narnia" with the kids for the first time. Saturday we went to the new Cabela's, and the mall, and the zoo. The following pics are from the zoo. The bear was the best. Bruno the Grizzly was active and playing in his pond. The sign said he was in mating season. Since he was "frustrated" to not have a mate, he paced and played all day trying to get rid of his energy. It made for a good show anyway. The kids enjoyed it.

I wanted to let my dad know that he is a wonderful father. He has always worked so hard at being the best example possible. It's amazing to see that he is working still on being an even better example to me and my children. Have a great day! We love you!

Jaci loves to sing

Last T-Ball pics and Grandparent's Visit

We need to catch up a bit. I'll cheat and use a slideshow. The kids had fun with the Grandma Paula and Aunt Jenna and Krissa. They came up to see Brayden's last t-ball game. They also went to Virginia City - an old ghost town not far from here that has been renovated complete with a train. They had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Grandpa and Grandma Hegsted Come to Visit

We were excited to have my parents and sisters up for the day. They came to visit Tuesday night and we had dinner at Famous Dave's in Bozeman (always a favorite of mine). After dinner they came back to our house to play and visit. The kids put Grandpa to work. Today, Dad and I went to work while everyone else played. They drove down to Virginia City and had a lot of fun. They rode the train, had ice cream and a picnic, and saw some old-western history. Thanks for coming up and playing. We had a ton of fun!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Training wheels follow-up w/ Jaci

I thought I would add this one too. Jace was cute trying the ramp with her trike. She is a determined little girl.

Look Ma, no training wheels!

The boys got brave this week and tried the neighbors little bike that doesn't have training wheels. After Dylan figured it out, I took the training wheels off his own bike and he was off. Brayden couldn't be out done. So Brayden proceeded to try on his own and finally figured it out. Unfortunately, they did it all on their own so no cute pics of me running behind them with arms stretched to the sky celebrating as ride off into the sunset. I am proud of them either way! They are still trying to master the bike jump though. You'll notice Jace has to keep up with her brothers too.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Brayden's Spring Concert

The Three Forks Elementary put on their annual spring concert this last Monday night (5/11). All the grades from K-5th performed few songs they had learned over the school year. It was fun. The kids were very proud of their work. Watching the video back, Brayden tells me who in the video he can't hear singing. Everyone's a critic!