Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hank S. Cahoon


Brad and Kelly needed me to watch Jack while Kelly delivered due to her mom catching a cold after Christmas so I got to know Jack a little better.  He eats most anything, loves to smile, play catch, make animal sounds, walk through the snow, cuddle and sleep 12 hours or more without waking up. 
Jack and I had a really great time together. 



Can I just say that Jack has so much fun with his mommy and daddy!
I took some pictures of the three of them before heading off to the hospital. 






It's a good thing they re having another boy because Brad loves hanging Jack upside down.


We've got ourselves another grandson!
HANK STYLES CAHOON
December 29, 2016











Brad loves swaddling babies and I have to say that he has a unique style. 
Kelly is always looking perfect for pictures even after having a baby. 



Jack meeting Hank for the very first time. 




Jack was so so gentle with Hank, pointing out his ears and nose and mouth and eyes. 
He is going to be a very good brother with a kind heart. 








It's pretty hard to "see who the baby looks like" right away, but I'm thinking Hank has some Jack/Kelly similarities with some Cahoon goin' on. If I put up a picture of Brad as a baby there would be similarity in the eyes and nose I'm guessing, although Hank is Hank and he is a very pretty baby!




Hank is on the left and Jack is on the right. 



Grandma is on the left and grandma is on the right :)




Congratulations Brad, Kelly and Jack on adding another perfect family member.
Grandma and Grandpa love our perfect grandkids and wonder why we waited so long to have any?  Oh yah, our kids have our grandkids and that takes time.  
We could not be any happier with having Kelly and Jordan (Michelle's husband) in the family. They add so much and wonder what life was like without them and our grandkids. 
Love Love!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday Fun in Farmington

To have this little house in Farmington where we can all gather is a dream! 
We spent Thanksgiving here and Christmas with a 2 week break at home (in Canada) in between. 

Look, we have a toy drawer like (great)Grandma and Grandpa Cahoon.  Our kids loved the toy drawer  growing up when visiting every summer in Leavitt and now we are carrying on the tradition.  Camryn is the only that goes to it for now and I am hoping it becomes a fun part of this Grandma and Grandpa Cahoon's house. 

 Daddy took the St. George Shuttle and stayed for 4 or 5 days for Thanksgiving and we all really enjoyed having him here.  Neal spent a lot of time with him talking gun talk.  Neal bought a gun, pistol, glock....whatever you want to call it so he and grandpa had lots to chat about. 
Yes, I decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving. 
 A family picture minus Mark plus Amy. 




I really do think our grandkids are pretty adorable if I do say so myself. 







K, look at their eyes and lips. Love, love, love!


It was fun to visit Temple Square with all the Christmas lights. We were able to sneak into the conference centre and listen to the tabernacle choir practice for their concert. Neal and I loved it!
Brad called us mid morning one day and proposed that we hop in the car and meet them at the Aquarium for a little fun with his family.  You betcha! 

Daddy was up for most everything even the "train game", better known as Ticket To Ride. 


This little boy celebrated his 2nd Birthday on the 18th of December.







 Kelly throws the best parties, honestly. We are always spoiled with her love of cooking and baking yummy desserts.  This night was no exception and with just 10 days from her due date she was a champ. 



Brad was so excited to give Jack this little big wheels toy, yet the animals from Laurel was the beloved gift of the night.  Jack loved them.You can see that he had to have the tiger with him before trying out the quad. 



Just random photos Laurel took of us so I thought I would put them here for posterity. 
Evidently, Clark and I like to put our hands to our chin and Brad and Neal love beards. 

Yes, this photo was outdated 6 days later! 
Brad and Kelly had another little baby on December 29th.


We played a couple of really fun games that will definitely be part of Christmas gatherings from here on out. This is the gift exchange game and Brad and Michelle are doing rock, paper, scissors to settle a squabble. 



Laurel rocked the gift and the wrapping and guess who eventually won the coveted handmade piece of art. Brad and kelly.  It will match perfectly in their new home.   





Game #2 of the night.  

Mark and I wrapped money, dollar store gifts and gift cards into a saran wrap ball. 
 Everybody had 10 seconds to unwrap the ball as fast as they could and got to keep whatever flew out.  Brad and kelly were the winners of this game too. 
The kids loved it!  
Another rock, paper, scissor game to determine if we go to oldest to youngest and Clark won.  And here is one of the prizes Brad got and if I remember right, I kinda think he didn't mind it.  


   
Oh, Merry Christmas Sloane!







Yes, Brad and Kelly "killed" the sibling gift exchange this year.  Clark gifted them a handmade cutting board last Christmas that they have yet to see so they got clever with their gift to Clark this year. Clark is holding a cutting board....



Its always a treat when Laurel & Brad play and sing for us.  Always!


 Camryn loves princess dolls, dresses and dancing.  
Laurel is the best aunty and danced with Camryn then Neal and I had out turns. 
Here Camryn is "bowing" after her dance with Laurel.  


























We had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas with the kids, grandkids and Grandpa Hatch this year.  
We made memories, started traditions and had fun together.