Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Clayton's 11th Birthday!!

Tuesday was Clay's Birthday so he got to decide what we did. We spent the day going to movies at the movie theater in Pleasanthill. The first movie we went to was Yogi Bear and then the second movie we went to was Tangled! Both were adorable movies!!! It was just me, Clayton, and Kaya and we had a GREAT day! After that he wanted to go to Grandma Diane's and he then chose to go out to eat at Villiage Inn in Altoona with Grandma and Grandpa and me and Kaya!! He also wanted me to Thank everyone that called and wished him a Happy Birthday over the phone!!! It made his day with each call!! Thank you!! This Saturday we will have Clay's party at his favorite place to eat....Bandanas in Ankeny!! He can't wait to celebrate with all of his family and friends!! Lets just hope the weather holds and his party doesn't get snowed or iced out! It seems every year it gets canceled! I can't beleive I am a mom to an 11 year old!!! Pictures to come soon of his Party!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Beautiful Iowa Weather!!!

I am not a real big fan of the cold and snow but this is what we woke up to this morning!! Just gorgeous!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Santa likes milk and cookies....but what about Rudolf!!

Kaya and Nathan really enjoyed making baggies with oats and hay for Rudolf!! I loved getting to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas with my brother and his family!! They are AWESOME and I am really blessed to have such a great brother!!

Yes, it has been snowing in Iowa....ick!!!

Not as much snow as last winter but enough for me!! Kaya can't do much with her broken arm but Clay sure enjoys moving snow around with the tractor!!

Kaya's cast....

Before getting the cast......
After getting the cast!! Hot pink with lots of fairy dust!! I haven't put pics on the blog for awhile. kaya broke her ulna and radial neck after she fell/jumped off a chair!! YIKES to say the least!! She just recently got her cast off and in about a week will be able to take her splint off!! I don't think she will be playing on the back of a chair ever again!!!lol

Christmas 2010!!!

Baby lauren!
Nathan Hauf!!
Adam Hauf...all smiles!!!
We had a Fabulous Christmas weekend with lots of family!!!! We have lots to be thankful for and feel very blessed!! Life is good at the Byers' house!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lauren Ann Hauf

Lauren Ann Hauf was born October 26th 2010. What a blessing she is! We got to meet her this last weekend and I have a ton of pics that I will post later. This is a pic of Kaya holding Lauren for the first time!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2010 Barrel Racing Spooktacular!!

The kids and I had a great time dressing up in our costumes for a costume contest!! It was neat seeing the adults and kids let loose and have fun!! The first two pics are of Clayton and Kaya doing PeeWee barrels! The enjoyed that too!!

Kindergarten goes to the pumpkin patch

Kaya and the entire kindergarten went to Carrol's Pumpkin Patch in Grinnel for a field trip. We spent the whole day there. Kaya got to ride the bus while a van full of us mom's followed! What a great trip!! In this first pic it is of Mrs. Rowe's class!!

Center Grove Apple Orchard

We love going to the orchard! This fall has been just perfect for outdoor activities!! Our season passes have been well worth the money! We love meeting Denise Fick and her girls there!! More pics to come!!

Willie WON the 3d saddle!!!

I started out the barrel racing season with a lame horse, Iris, and had to put her down due to a horrible injury. Then, I bought a new horse, Willie, a horse that I have had my eye on for at least 2 years!! I must have known long ago what a cool horse he was!! Him and I had a great season together, starting 1/2 way through!! He took me to the top of the 3d in the D4 NBHA district! He will win his first saddle!! I am so blessed to have Willie in my life!! What a great horse he is!! A heart the size of Texas!! He takes great care of me!!