Friday, April 29, 2011

Carson's Big Day!

We are so PROUD of Carson! At the boys' elementary school every month they award one student from each grade level the "Mountain Lion Pride Award." Carson was chosen to represent the kindergarten for the month of April! This award is given to students with excelling academics and good citizenship! Our principal Mr. Chesebrough takes the winning group of students out to lunch to Quizzno's and for ice cream at DQ for their reward! Carson was so excited he couldn't wait to get to school that day! Way to go Carson!

His picture will be displayed in the office for the month of April!

Carson with Mr. Chesebrough

We are so lucky that our kids go to an excellent school where their principal, teachers, and staff care for the kids and take the extra time with them to encourage their success!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Fun!!

Dying eggs...

Easter basket goodies...

Easter egg hunt...

Family pics in our Easter Sunday best...

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter with your families as well!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Pageant

Since the boys were out of school on Friday my mom and I headed up early to Mesa so we could enjoy the afternoon before the pageant started. A friend told me about an incredible indoor playground called Makutu's! It was AMAZING!! Did places like this even exist when we were kids? Needless to say we'll be heading back again soon! You'll probably notice most of my pictures are of London since Logan and Carson ran non stop and I could not get them to slow down for a picture! I had to stay with London at all times...he's a bit of a daredevil! ;)

They even had a toddler section...unfortunately London didn't spend much time there...daredevil remember?

He did find a little comfy spot to rest for all of 15 seconds! ;)

After all that running we needed an ice cream break!

I cannot rave enough about the Mesa Arizona Easter Pageant. What a wonderful experience that was! My mom is not a member of my church so it was so nice to share this wonderful message with her on the grounds of the Mesa temple. It was awesome to see people of all different Christian faiths come together to celebrate the life of Christ and the miracle of his resurrection!

It was about 88 degrees before the sun went poor mom doesn't do well in the heat, but she stuck it out!

The boys got to meet some of the cast before the show started! All of the costumes were so beautiful!

I hope to make this a yearly tradition for our family. What a perfect way to kick off Easter weekend!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Look Into The Past....

We had the opportunity this past weekend to attend a Webb Family Reunion. How lucky for us that it was held right here in Tucson! Larry's (my father-in-law) family has quite the history here! Larry's grandparents (Frank and Edith Webb) settled in Tucson in the early 1900's after being chased out of Mexico by Poncho Villa. I think Larry's mother (Lorraine) was only about 1 at the time. Lorraine was eventually 1 of 11 children! Sadly 2 of her siblings perished in a house fire when they were only 5 and 2 years old. Frank had an uncle that was a dairy farmer in Tucson, so he knew he could find work here. However, he didn't like farming all that much so he spent many years working for the railroad. Larry's father (Dell) served part of his LDS mission in the Tucson area, and that is where he first met Lorraine. The rest they say of course is "history." Sadly, Edith was killed in a terrible car accident a few years after Lorraine and Dell were married. Lorraine's brothers' were still quite young when it happened. The brother's grew up and formed the "Webb Brother's Band" with their oldest brother Wayne. They were quite popular and even performed in a few movies with Jimmy Stewart! The entire Webb family was very musically talented!

Frank and Edith Webb

Larry's mother Lorraine "Webb" Stewart

Our family enjoying our catered lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, fresh fruit, and brownies!

One of Larry's cousin's is a magician and he put on a great show for all of the kids!

He even had a few live bunnies! So cute!

They had a few activities set up for the they're making harmonicas.

Unfortunately for mom and dad they work really well! ;)

Decorating cookies!

Carson's masterpiece!

Snuggling up with dad while we listened to old Webb Family stories.

They even had a cotton candy machine!

London had to try some too!

Weston's cousin Kevin lives outside of Phoenix so he made the trip down. Logan hit it off with Kevin's son Levi!

Our niece Ashlie (who is a freshman at U of A) holding London.

All the ladies...Weston's mom Sandy, Aunt Sandy, Aunt June, Aunt Marie, and Aunt Lorna

All of the brothers....Merwin, Jan, Gary, and Larry

The siblings...Merwin, Jan, Lorna, Larry, and Gary (Their sister Sylvia passed away a few years ago.)

We had such a nice weekend and it was so fun to see all of Weston's Aunts and Uncles! We love Tucson even more after learning all about our "roots" here!