Jason, Rachel, Chase, Malayna, Kaylie, and Evan

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!

It was a quick but fun Easter weekend!  We went to Grammie and Papa's house and spent Easter with family.
 Saturday was gorgeous out so the kids asked to go fishing in the lake behind Grammie and Papa's house. 
 Kaylie kept trying!
 Malayna really wanted to catch a fish herself.
 Chase tried hard too!
 But Evan and Danielle were the only lucky ones to catch a fish.
 Kids and their cousins getting ready to hunt eggs on Saturday. 
 And they're off!
 Evan did great finding his own eggs this year.
 Yep, Chase is a blur...he was moving so fast it was hard to keep track of him!
 On Easter Sunday we got up and got ready for church, but the Easter bunny surprised us and came before church!  The kids couldn't wait to hunt for eggs again!
 Yay Easter Bunny!
We have chocolate to last a year......

Monday, April 7, 2014

Shriners Circus

Yesterday we went to the Shriners Circus.  The kids had a blast and talked about it the rest of the night! 
 Can't go to the circus without snacks! 
 This was before the sticky cotton candy!  Ha!
 The kids thought it was awesome that the elephant picked the girl up with his trunk.
 Tigers jumping through fire!
 They also liked these acrobats--they flipped each other around using their feet.
 The girls on the ropes are always neat too!
 And flying superheroes!
 This guy used his feet to flip bowls on his head while riding the unicycle.
 Careful!!!  He actually got up much higher than this, but I was watching instead of taking pics!
 Evan liked the elephants!
 Hard to see in this pic, but that blur is a motorcycle making the jump.
 And Chase's favorite part, this guy shot himself out of the canon to end the show. 
This is Evan's new obsession--broccoli!  Seriously, he eats it for snacks, just plates of it, plain.  No ranch, not cooked, he just loves raw broccoli!  I can think of worse obsessions to have!  Ha! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chase's recorder recital

Chase had his recorder recital at school on Monday night.  They have been working on learning how to read music and play the recorder since October.  He did great!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Evan!

Evan turned the big 3 last Friday.  I can't believe how fast he is growing up!  Last weekend Grammie and Papa came to visit and since Papa and Evan's birthdays are 1 week apart, we had bday cupcakes for both of them. 
 Happy birthday Papa and Evan!
 On Friday I took Evan to the Dickerson Park Zoo while the kids were in school and Jason was at work.  He didn't want to ride in the stroller and walked around the zoo for 3.5 hours!  He really is growing up! 
 This was by the tiger exhibit--couldn't pass up the pic!
 Evan liked the elephants, and wanted to go back and see them twice.  He also liked this elephant statue. 
 He fed the giraffes some lettuce.
 And after lunch he finally got to ride the train!  I think that was his favorite part.
After dinner we sang happy birthday and let him open his presents.  He had a great day and loves all his new toys!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chase's March CF checkup

Chase had his CF checkup on March 13th.  He is growing taller and continuing to gain weight, but his dietician wants him to drink more Vitamin D milk, so now he has to have a full glass with breakfast and dinner.  His PFTs looked really good this time again, but when they did his yearly workup and chest x-ray, the x-ray was not clear this time (usually his x-rays are clear and look good).  The doctor said that if he had recently been sick, she would have just chalked up what she saw on the x-ray to his lungs getting over being sick, but he has not been sick at all.  So she is a little concerned about the x-ray and wants to repeat it in 3 months.  If that x-ray is clear then it was just a mild infection that he was fighting off at the time, but if that x-ray is not clear, then she wants to proceed with a CT scan to figure out what is going on in his lungs.  We are hoping that he just had a mild infection and that his June x-ray is clear. Otherwise he's doing great!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Nave's!  (Well, happy for some, not so much for Chase, as he told me that he does not like these themed pictures.  At least he wore a shirt with green on it!). 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring Break 2014

We have been having a fun spring break!  The weather is finally warming up and allowing us to get outside and play (well, except for Wednesday, which was cold and windy).  We LOVE being able to get outside! 
 Monday we went to the Botanical Gardens park, and had a picnic.  The kids LOVED it!
 Yay for outside!
 Climbing the butterfly sculpture

 Evan on the bars at gymnastics.  It took him a bit the first class to get warmed up (this is the first time mommy hasn't been by his side; he had to go with the teacher and he wasn't sure at first.). 
 But once he figured out he would get to flip and jump, he was fine!
 Malayna practicing back handsprings with her teacher.
 And.....Malayna and Kaylie learned to ride their bikes with NO training wheels this week!  Woo hoo!  They are so excited and want to ride bikes all day now! 
Super proud of them!