Saturday, October 30, 2010

Church Halloween Party

Colton and Paxton had lots of fun at our church Halloween party. They didn't have trick-or-treating for the kids which I was a bit sad about but they did have a cake wale, balloon animals, and face painting which all the kids LOVED. The highlight of the night was when they attempted to get all the kids to do a costume parade around the room. Colton had a different idea in mind, the second the music turned on he started jumping up and down and it turned into a toddler mosh pit. We all had a good laugh at the kids dancing hard core to Halloween music!

 My wild animals.
 The ONLY picture I could get with Colton wearing the hood.
 Colton waiting for the cake walk to start.
 Colton was super stoked about the balloon sword she made for him.
 A cute little lion trying to walk!
 This picture makes me laugh because you can see how BIG the lion head is in the back!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Las Vegas

We just returned from a week of FUN in Las Vegas with one of my best friends Joy! She needed some family pictures and we needed a visit so we killed two birds with one stone. I flew from Idaho Falls with the two boys by myself (yes, it was crazy) and we all had a blast. The kids played and so did Joy and I! We went shopping, to the aquarium, the fabric store, and of course, we ate some yummy food. The trip was a total success until we we were walking through the Vegas airport on our way home. Colton had a MAJOR meltdown because I wouldn't let him (well, the law wouldn't) play the slot machines. That didn't happen once, it happened twice.Yes, I was the mom in the airport that had the out of control child. It became increasingly difficult because I was trying to hold Paxton and pick Colton up off the ground while carrying boarding passes, stuffed animals, and a backpack.

All of the kids!
 The boys in a single stroller, they were not so happy about sharing the stroller--it was a tight fit.
 Colton in front of a Komodo dragon, he didn't want to leave!
 Paxton enjoying all the fish at the aquarium.
The boys enjoyed some chocolate shakes from In N Out...
 ... Paxton enjoying MY burger from In N Out. I tried to fend him off but it wasn't working.
 The boys enjoying "daddy toast" AKA toast with cinnamon and sugar!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Picasso Pumpkins

Colton and I decided to do an art project for Halloween. I cut out the shapes and in a pin the tail on the donkey type fashion, Colton assembled the pumpkins on our door. He loved it so much he gave his pumpkins a kiss! Paxton was more than happy to play with the scraps of paper... I tired to stand him up to help put some eyes on a pumpkin but he just wanted the long scraps of paper.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

What the Lybbert's are up to...

School started in early September for both Parker and me. Parker is doing his cap stone courses which means 400 level courses and A LOT of homework! He seems to be enjoying all his classes despite the insane work load. On top of school, Parker's professor from last semester personally asked him to write the text book for the classes he is teaching this semester. Parker writes a chapter or two a few, the teacher proofs it/edits it, and then is using it in his classroom within days of Parker handing it to him to edit! Parker has got nothing but praise from this professor and we anticipate him making an excellent reference in the future!

I am taking 8 credits this semester. I took 7 last semester and thought it was plenty... somehow I ended up with more than I wanted. School is going well for me and I am working toward a degree in Interior Design. I haven't started the core classes for design, I am just getting all the generals out of the way so I can continue to take between 6-8 credits when I do start the program

Colton is making great progress with his speech and I would say he right about where he should be developmentally (for those of you who don't know, Colton was only saying 8 or 10 words when he turned two which is pretty far behind where he should have been). He is putting two word sentences together and is now able to repeat words when we ask him. He's had to speech therapists and they are both stumped as to why he wasn't talking in the first place (they think he was choosing not to speak for no reason). Colton is such a character, he makes us laugh everyday. He knows his shapes, colors, several number and letters.

Paxton is crawling, pulling up on furniture and starting to balance on two feet without holding on to anything. He is going to be walking soon! And, starting today, he has been fighting back when Colton wrestles with him. Colton tackled him today and Paxton wiggled out from underneath him and started crawling on top of Colton. Colton didn't know what hit him!  I am excited for those two, I think they are going to be buddies.

And now, for some exciting news... Avery Dennison (a fortune 500 company) scouts the country (through several universities) for finance majors to put into a program they run called FLDP (Financial Leader Development Program). Parker has made it into the top 20 and will be interviewing in Southern California, November 11th for the coveted positions (they only choose 3 or 4 from the 20)! This is an AMAZING opportunity and we are grateful that Parker made it into the top 20. If chosen, Parker (and of course myself and the kids) would live in 4 different states over the course of 2 years. We would live in the states where Avery Dennison has an office and at each location, Parker would be working in a different position--all finance related. For example, he could be a financial analyst in one place, and then procuring finance at the next location. It would give him a BIG step in the right direction so any prayers you want to throw our way would be appreciated :)

We are all doing wonderful-- just thought you should know :)