Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Fun!

The kids had a blast playing in the water this summer! This was July 22nd. They played outside in the Spiderman sprinkler the blows bubbles too! (Thanks Aunt Char!) Kenedy filled up the water balloons and played with the kids. She was here for three days after my surgery to help with the kids and it was so nice to have her here!

Ellie Showing me he swimming suit!

I love this picture of Dani! She was having so much fun! The boys on the other hand had a good time standing around the sprinkler! LOL


YUM! Watermelon!

Poor Kali (Kenedy's dog) got haled around a lot! Taken in the sprinkler a few times too!

On your Mark............ get set....... GO!

1.... 2..... 3..... THROW!

Kenedy was making a quick retreat from the water fight she was having with Alex and slipped just as I took her picture!

More of the water fight!

Ellie trying to get on the water fight! She never got anyone wet with her water bottle! But she tried!

The next morning we took the kids to the Park before I got to hot and let the kids play for about an hour. Of course the second we got everyone out of the car and locked the door Topher was telling me he had to pee! Never fails!





Kenedy was sure she was going to hit the little kids at the bottom of the slide so she was trying to stop with out much luck! To funny!

Topher tackled Dani! If the picture had taken two seconds earlier then they both would have been smiling! I like this one anyway! Topher is totally unaware that she is upset at this point!
Ellie getting in my purse and stealing my Fry's receipt! Sweet girl!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hair Hiccups!

We have had a bit of a hair craze around here! Tyrel cut Dani's hair into a really cute A line cute about two months ago. It was so cute! So these are the picture from that cut. We cut about 4 1/2 inches off the back then.

Then Alex found a pair of kids scissors on the 16th and hacked the whole right side of Dani's hair off! So Ty had to fix it! This time she got an Asymmetrical cut , its when one side is longer then the other.


Alex didn't just cut his hair he cut his hair and Tohper's hair too! So Ty gave Alex this hair cut.... Alex thought it was funny until Ty told him he wasn't going to fix it!

Then he cried!

Ty told him he wouldn't fix it until he understood that he didn't cut other people's hair and that he need to apologize for what he had done to Me(because I have to deal with the new style that I don't really care for), to Dani because it was her hair, and to Ty because he is the one who is going to have to grow it back out and do all the cuts in between! He did and was much happier with his buzz.

Topher got his buzz he has been asking for it all summer!

Her hair is growing on me............................... but if it stays or all comes off remains to be seen!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I had surgery on the 14th of July, 5 years and one day after my first general anesthesia I went under again. I hadn't been feeling well for about 5 months and each month it had gotten worse. My OBGYN had recommended a Hysterectomy, which I was reluctant to do until I was in pain again and it worse still. So after a lot of thought, prayer, and a lot of talking we decided it was the best option for us. So the day after Tophers birthday I had it done. I am still healing, and in pain, but it is a different pain and I am hoping that this will be the end of the pain and I can get back to myself! Rich has been a great sport and helping around the house a lot. Mom was here for the week to help with the kids and the house which was great. Now just to heal!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Many Birthdays Later!

We have had a very busy summer! And for the Mortensen's it means that we have had 3 birthdays! First was Alex's Birthday On June 14th! We had his party the day before with a wonderful group of family and friends! We also had cake on his actual birthday with family! He requested an ARMY birthday and he got one!

The Tank Cake!

Rich was in charge of the million water balloons!

The obstacle course! You had to jump in the pool, crawl under the the ropes, over the sprinkler, through the tunnel, then the foot course, and last of all the slipn'slide! The kids LOVED it!

Rich & Alex!

Presents with friends!

Family Tradition! For some reason this year Alex decided to sleep in my closet! LOL

Growing Snakes!

Happy Girls!

Two Weeks later we Had Ellie's Birthday I still can't believe she is 2! On the 28th of June we had a party with Rich's family in Chandler. Then we had a BBQ in Show Low on her birthday July 2nd with Family & Friends.

I think she was more excited about the candy then she was about the presents!

I love the Tongue!

She got the candles on the first try!

Sharing with April.

Yummy Watermelon!

Happy Birthday baby girl!

Peek-a-Boo with a frosting face!

She Loved the new pony from Grandma & Grandpa Hatch.

July 3rd

Rich, Alex, & Topher went fishing with Grandpa Mortensen, Uncle Mike, & Hailey at big Lake they left at 4:00 in the morning and had a great time in the boats! Rich forgot to take pictures while they were gone but I got these before they left!

After the fishing was done and they were headed home with the catch!

The Catch of the day! It wasn't bad..... and I'm not a fish eater!

July 4th 2009

Ready to head for home!

Christophers turned 5 on the 13th. We had his family party on Sunday the 12th with the family, we also celebrated Lindsey, our neice, birthday. She turned 4 on the 9th. So there was a lot of presents and a lot of LOVE! Chris wanted Transformers so I ordered his cake form Sam's club. I have never seen him happier and more excited then he was when he and I went to pick up his cake on Sat. It was Priceless and the picture says it all!

Monday June13th
Movies with the cousins!

Lunch at Burger King ~ They had the Transformer toys!

Rich came too!