Monday, December 13, 2010

Alex's Christmas Piano Recital

Alex had his Christmas piano recital last night. He did great! I had packed his piano book "just in case" (although I knew he wouldn't need it!) He played his song toward the end of the program and as the time got closer, he kept looking over at me. Then, a few songs before him, he reached over and grabbed the piano book. I whispered to him "you don't need it" and he whispered back "everyone else is taking a book up there". When it was his turn, he proudly said his name and the title of his song. Then he played "Jolly Old St Nicholas" perfectly (without looking at the book once!). He has had a great teacher, who we will miss dearly as she is no longer teaching. Hopefully he will continue to progress though. Good job Alex!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Conversation Corner

Last night at bedtime -
Nick: "Mom, DO NOT come in to check on me."
Mom: "OK, but why?"
Nick: "Nothing, just DO NOT come back in. I WILL NOT be playing my DS or eating those marshmallows or sneaking out to watch Alex and Ryan."

Hmmmm. Thanks for the heads-up!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The A-L-E-X Show Episode #4

This episode comes with Wii Fit and next episode we're taking a break.Get at least now 4 comments to get another episode.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

The A-L-E-X Show Episode #3

This new episode is a blast! Watch it and get at least 5 commets to get another episode. P.S. Alex again typed this.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

10 Years Old - What?????

Happy Birthday Ryan! It was 10 years ago on this very morning that Shawn & I were waiting anxiously for our first baby to enter the world. He made a grand entrance weighing in at 5 lbs. 7 oz. and was the most perfect baby boy we had ever seen. We love you so much and are so happy that you are part of our family!!!


Monday, November 15, 2010

The A-L-E-X Show Episode #2

This NEWEST episode contains a new person! Who is it...Find out for yourselves!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Post By Alex O'Dell

Introducing "The A-L-E-X Show"

Hi everyone! Alex has made a show to reproduce the "Kallee and Ashley Show".The A-L-E-X Show! P.S.:Alex typed this himself.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

School, Kids, & Football Fun

The first day of school has already come and gone, but I thought I would post a picture of the boys on the first day. Their expressions say it all as Alex was very excited and Ryan was wondering why I felt the need to photograph the "first day of school"!


I love the picture below as it totally shows the relationship between Nick & Alex. Nick LOVES copying Alex (anything & everything). He was so excited when he got this mario shirt that Alex already had. Nick wanted to take a picture with Alex in their "matching shirts". Nick looks so proud to me and Alex looks like he is tolerating the picture because his mom begged him to!

This is AJ's favorite, favorite, favorite hobby - pushing two bowls around the kitchen floor. He is also sporting his first official sunburn! Just love him!


FOOTBALL - Ryan #24

Ryan is doing really well in football. He is playing offensive lineman and does his best to help protect the quarterback. He also gets to go out for the occasional pass!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some Summer Fun!

Ryan, Alex, and Nick took swimming lessons this summer and learned a lot.

Ryan jumps off the diving board!

Alex building up his courage to go under the water!

AJ & Grandpa

Some fun at the park!




LADY ANTEBELLUM CONCERT (oh yes - Tim McGraw Too!)
Perhaps the best part of my summer may have been the Lady Antebellum Concert (followed by headliner Tim McGraw)! I was so excited to see them in concert and they definitely didn't disappoint. It was awesome and someone (guess who?) may have just gotten a high-five from Lady A frontman Charles Kelley! Pays off to be tall with long arms! It was so much fun. Loved It!


Tim McGraw - yep, we had great seats!

Tim McGraw - Faith is a lucky girl!

It's True - this hand touched Charles Kelley

And here he is!

Just love them and their music

This is Ginormasaraus! A nickname for the man standing in front of us at the concert!

Could not have been a better concert!

Biggest Lady A Fans!

LAS VEGAS BABY!
Jasmine (my friend) and I went off to Vegas for the weekend for some fun, fun, fun, with Kallee & Ashley. We had a great relaxing time filled with too much TV, reading pool-side, a lots of walking around Vegas! Thanks Kallee & Ashley for the good weekend.



Ryan starts TACKLE Football!
(his mom is terrified)



Some up-close-and-personal instruction from coach!

Conversation Corner

Walking into JCPenney to look for "school clothes" (well, mainly a Mario Tshirt!) and we hear elevator-type music playing over the speakers.
RYAN: I know why they play music while people are shopping.
ALEX: Why?
RYAN: To get them in a certain mood and then they buy clothes cause they feel the music makes them want to buy a specific style!
ALEX: What kind of crappy style does this music make ya want to buy?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fourth of July 2010

We had a very good 4th of July weekend. We went camping near Malad, ID for the "(Johnny) Andrew Family Reunion". Great turnout - we got to see lots of relatives that we haven't seen in a very long time. It was a beautiful day. The boys got to go fishing with Grandpa and we got to spend some time with our extended family. Fun! Fun! Fun! (sorry no pictures though of our one-day-camping adventure).

On our way back home, we stopped at Star Falls in Murtaugh. Then drove back home and lit off just a few fireworks and enjoyed a few sparklers! You may notice that AJ is missing-in-action in the firework pictures - this is because the fireworks scared him to death so he was clinging to me the entire time. The picture of all four boys was taken pre-fireworks so he still had a smile then!

Hiking Down To The Falls

Shawn & Krista

Shawn & Boys

Nick LOVED The Sparklers



LOVE MY BOYS!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Conversations With Nick

Mom just arrives home from work as Nick is walking down the stairs.
Nick, "Hi Mom"
Mom, "Hi Nick, how are you?"
Nick, "Good"
Mom, "Were you good today?"
Nick, "What??"
Mom, "Did you act good at home with Dad?"
Nick, "Why - what did Dad say?"
Mom, "Nothing, why - what did you do?"
Nick, "Nothing . . . . I was good then I guess!"

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Happenings . . . . so far!

So much has been going on the past few weeks that I am finally finding a moment to post some pictures. So, sorry for the overload - but the excitement of summer just keeps us all sooooo busy. However, it has been so much fun to be celebrating, vacationing, visiting, and driving, driving, driving. We have had fun getting to spend time with our families (yay for cousins!) and seeing some good friends (thank you Adams family!). So here is a summary of our summer so far . . .

ALEX'S BAPTISM
Alex & Grandpa

Family Picture (well, kind of - this is the best I could get while trying to gather everyone together before the baptism started!)

AJ & Bailee (just one month apart in age!)

Andrew Siblings - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

All of Us Together - Family Time!


BEAR LAKE VACATION
We went to spend a few days in Bear Lake with Kallee & Ashley. It was cold, rainy, and a little dreary - but we still managed to have fun (with multi-trips to the indoor pool on a daily basis). It's ok though, it was still time away from the normal day-to-day life and we got to hang out with our favorite aunts/sisters!
Alex & Ryan at the pool

Poor AJ was sick nearly the entire time we were there. So Unhappy!

A picture with a "bear" just for the memories!

Krista & Kallee

SMILE!

The O'Dells On Vacation

AJ & Ashley (a happier moment for baby AJ)

Down at the Lake


Silly Nick

This kid loves swimming!

Kallee, Ashley, Ryan, Alex, Nick, & AJ

Family Love (I see many more vacations together in the future!)


FREE PASSES TO ROARING SPRINGS? NOT TO BE WASTED!

The boys earned free passes to Roaring Springs Waterpark, so we just had to find the time to go! Here are a few pictures . . . . not sure why I took so many of Nick - but everyone had a great time!
Nick Just Chillin'

Climbing Thru A Tunnel

Yay for Brave Nick on the tube slide!

Ryan & Alex racing down the slide!