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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

First Portrait

Here is the first portrait of our little girl. Those are feet waving around in front of her face. Of the four kids, this is the first time we found out what we're having. It's pretty cool. :-)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A December to Remember

Cosette lost her first tooth at 9pm, Nov 27th. She pulled it out on her own as we drove home from Arizona. The Toothfairy managed to find Cozy in the hotel.
These birds are raising money for the Hungry Birds of America. They collected donations and today was the day for the Polar Bear Plunge.
So fuzzy! How "ignoying" (if you asked Cozy). The kids really enjoyed trimming the tree this year.
Here they are in their Sunday best. And...they match! How fun!
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Sunday, November 28, 2010


Isaac had a Thanksgiving Feast for preschool. He really enjoyed making his apple turkey and noodle necklace. The snow started falling Monday (Nov 22)

The snow really came down Tuesday (Nov 23). We got about 6 inches, the worst blizzard in 30 years they said. Cosette had her first snow day. ISU even closed down the snow was so bad (that NEVER happens). The day was spent sledding on the hills of the golf course.

Wednesday morning we left for Arizona. Thankfully the roads were clear all the way down.
Thanksgiving Day we met Mom, Dad, Alan, and Nicole at Montezuma's Castle in Arizona. We were able to view these cliff dwellings of the Sinagua people. The ruins are about 700 years old. It was an awesome experience.
As is done in the Frost Family, Thanksgiving dinner is at a park on Friday. Ethan refused to take off his coat even though it was 60 degrees outside.
Here's everyone together. It doesn't happen very often since the family is split between Idaho and California now.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

As We Speak

This is what my family is doing right now, as I type. We've gotten about 3 inches of snow since 8am this morning (it's now 3pm).
Just thought I'd post this picture too...poor bunny on a swing...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Autumn Leaves

I know that we've already had our first snowfall of the year and there's more to come, but I couldn't pass up the fun the boys had in the maple leaves! This is why we love being a kid.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday Bash

(double click on the picture to get the whole thing)

Ethan is 3!! Hard to believe. Cosette gave Ethan a card (the pink paper) and bed-making coupons for a gift. Isaac gave Ethan a couple of his Hot Wheels cars. It was sweet to see the kids treat Ethan so well.

When Cosette turned 3, we decided to start a tradition - a balloon boquet with as many balloons as you are old. Here's Ethan's collection.

Birthday breakfast was a cupcake (zucchini bread muffin covered in frosting). Here's Ethan blowing out the candles.

Aunt Nic sent a penguin pillow pet for Ethan. When he opened the box, he exclaims, "A pillow pet! A penguino!" That is not a typo, he called it a penguin in Spanish. I guess Go, Diego. Go! I having an effect on his language development!
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween is here!

Our ward had a trunk 'r treat tonight. The kids went through the cars about 4 times!! We have so much candy it's crazy!
After the trunk 'r treat we had dinner at our friend's home - Clayson's. Here's a photo of the family! We decided we ALL needed costumes this year...Cosette was a ballerina, Isaac, of course, was Spider-Man, Ethan was a bat. Halloween just isn't the same as 15-20 years ago. Then, people would really decorate their homes and sit out in their garages with candy for the kids. Now, you have to walk past 8 dark houses before you find one lit up and willing to give candy to the kids. (Which is what we did.)

Saturday, October 23, 2010


The month of October has come and nearly gone. Here are the boys fishing for grasshoppers in the living room.

We had a treat for Conference weekend, Grandma and Grandpa Poole came to visit from Texas. Uncle Alan drove up the same weekend from California to visit as well!!
The kids didn't want to just make cut outs of their pumpkins, they wanted a full decorating experience. Here is just the start of that adventure. Every square inch of Isaac's ended up with paint on it. Silly boys.
How can you have a beautiful fall day without caramel apples? We did a homemade variety for Sunday dinner. We all had tummy aches later!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Isaac nearly scored a goal here. Notice his smile and wave at the camera. He did score later in the game.

A month ago, Isaac stuck a Q-tip in his ear and ruptured his ear drum. He has a hole 50% of the size of the ear drum. He goes in Friday so they can put a skin graft over the hole to stimulate regrowth. It is outpatient surgery but he will go under a general anesthetic (since he won't sit still).

Monday, September 20, 2010


At ISU they were having "Welcome Back to School" activities. Because Rob works in Student Services, they set up wheelchair races in the quad to create some interest. Rob was undefeated in all his races...until Emma came along! The kids had a fun time.
It's a lot harder getting a wheelchair up the ramp than you would think.
Isaac getting ready to kick the ball off.
Cosette playing "Sweeper" and dancing to her own music.


This is in here because we decided to go camping for Labor Day. Since we chose our campground so late, we got the leftover spot. I don't think we did too badly, although the wind was atrocious!! The kids enjoyed themselves.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010


Today was a real test of patience for Isaac and Cosette as it was the first day they got to play soccer on a team in a real game. Neither could wait for game time and it just about drive us bonkers.

They play at the same sets of fields and at the same time so we had to split time between them switching half way through. While Rob was cheering for Isaac he got a break away goal. Isaac was by far the toughest kid on the field and the fastest so he wound up his leg and kicked the ball as hard as he could, passed all the other kids racing for the ball and finished it off with a strong kick into the net... WAY TO GO ISAAC. He gave high fives to the coach and looked over at Rob who was beaming ear to ear and gave a enthusiastic thumbs up. He did a similar kick later on that landed right in front of the goal and his teammate tapped it in for another score.

Cosette also had lots of fun as she got in lots of kicks, got to do a throw in, a corner kick, and play goalie. The rest of the day was filled with chatter about this or that from soccer. Oh and of course "I scored a point" a few hundred times.

We are so excited the kids enjoy everything they do.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Week of School

Ethan started preschool this year. He has a late birthday and will actually have three years of preschool. He's so excited!!
Here is breakfast on Cosette's first day of school. She starts at 7:55am so it means an early morning for everyone. She was awake at 6am wanting to get ready for school. How long will this last?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Red Hill

The kids love talking about Red Hill. It's in the middle of the ISU campus and Isaac is convinced it's his hill because there is a big "I" on it. Emma took the kids up to the top of the hill in August. They loved hiking.
Here is a view from the top of the hill looking northeast. You can see where the 15 fwy is. Our house is just over the crest.
These pillars are a good conversation starter...they are at the top of the hill and have been there for centuries and centuries...*wink*
Don't know how the smallest guy ended up with all the gear, but he did.
Isaac found something interesting, so interesting it almost blew the other kids away!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ethan On a Hill

Ethan loved to ride down the hill at the park. his little legs would go as fast as they humanly can and then he hits the hill and he lifts up his feet just like we all did when we were young.

Isaac On Two Wheels

This was shot from a cell phone so it may be small. This is Issac riding without training wheels.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our Garden

We are a little shocked at the size of our garden. We have never had corn this tall or zuccini this productive (as if we wanted more zuccini). Our three nearly dead tomato plants have chosen to live and provide beautiful red love to others.In the very front (above) are the tomato plants, to the left is the zucchini plant, throughout the whole thing is either a pumpkin or a melon of some sort (we don't remember) it has covered the ground between all the other plants including the corn stalks. On the other side is potato plants that grew so big they collapsed on themselves, and lettuce is far too much and far too big. We wont be planting lettuce again because we just don't eat it.

So much for a little garden... to be continued.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rock Climbing

Farm Bureau had a picnic for all its members Tuesday, June 29. The kids enjoyed the rock wall and Rob won a large frisbee in the raffle!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Manti pageant

The culminating event of the trip to California was watching the Manti Pageant. Annalee and Leeann drove over from Hinckley to watch with us. It didn't start until 9:30pm when it was dark. Isaac fell asleep 5 minutes before the show began and woke up with 10 minutes left having to use the restroom. Cosette fell asleep 15 minutes before the end (at about 11pm).

Katie and Paige Jacquez made the trip back to Pocatello with Emma. After the pageant they all drove to Provo to stay in a hotel. They got in at 1:30am. Fortunately the kids slept until after 8am.

In all the trip was a blast! Tons of friends were seen...Rauch's, Martin's, Hoskin's, Frank/Chaffin's and everyone made it back home safely.

Kid Wisdom

  • 6.9.15 (Sitting in Emma's office writing a string of abc's) Mom: You have to put a tail on the "u". S: You doesn't have a tail, Reesy has a tail.
  • 6.8.15 Isaac: You know, the grass-watering hose thing? Ethan: You mean sprinkler? Isaac: Yes, the sprinkler.
  • 4.1.15 S: I not sleepy {yawn}. Emma: You just yawned. S: What's "yawn" mean? Emma: That you're sleepy. S: I not sleepy!