Thursday, May 29, 2008

Brotherly Love

There is something so sweet about watching your kids playing together and loving each other. I am glad I was able to capture the moment on camera because it did only last a moment. Soon Kade and Ty were fighting over Zack's attention and Zack was squished in the middle of it and I was pulling them all apart and then the crying began and the moment was quickly ruined. But there was a moment - and it was sweet!
This looks like a sweet picture - but I think Ty was thinking about how he was going to wrestle with Zack because right after I took the picture Ty rolled over and body slammed Zack! I think we are going to sign Ty up for the Little Dragons Karate this winter.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tea Party at Grandma's

All of my family went up to my parent's house over Easter Weekend and all the little kids love to have tea parties with Grandma - even the little boys! Ty loved the little cups and pitchers.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

Memorial Day started out with really nice weather.  Rich played basketball from 5:30am - 8:30am.  I went for a run outside when he got home - it was perfect running weather.  We met up with some friends about 10am and the kids rode bikes and then we went to the soccer fields for the kids to practice tee ball, since they start this week.  We played outside until noon and then the rain set in and it rained the rest of the day.  We finished off the day by getting yummy Reed's Dairy ice cream!  

Kade practicing throwing the ball

Ty and his friend Caden chasing Caden's dog - Sasha!  Ty has come a long ways in getting over his fear of animals.   Ty is scared of pretty much everything - but he seems to slowly be getting better.  We have him using a spin tooth brush now as well.  He was terrified of those too!

Monday, May 26, 2008


Zack being entertained by Kade

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Date Night

We went on a date with some of our friends Friday night.  We went out to dinner and then to the new Indiana Jones movie.  We had been watching the old Indiana Jones movies this last week since they were on t.v. and were excited to go see this new movie.  It was entertaining - but in my opinion not worth the $9.00 movie ticket price.  It had too much sci-fi in it for my liking.  Kade was crying because he couldn't come with us to see the movie - he is really into Indiana Jones right now - but it was too scary for kids, and one I won't be letting them watch.  But- it was still fun to go out with friends and have a night out.  

Friday, May 23, 2008

Nike + Challenge

I am doing my first Nike + challenge this weekend. The challenge is who can run the most miles over the 3 day weekend. Starting at 10pm tonight (Friday) and going until 10pm on Monday. Maybe I can win a graphic trophy of something on my nike + page!? Let the running begin

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Playing with Zack

Playing with Zack before getting him ready for bed

Zack loves when you take his clothes off, he laughs
and laughs - and has the cutest laugh.
He is so much fun to play with!


Kade taking his turn doing a head stand

I walked in the family room the other day and found Ty
doing a headstand in Zack's Bumbo chair. I guess the Bumbo chair
is good for something other than Zack's little bum!

swim suits to hot chocolate

Kade and Ty making their own hot chocolate
the day before they were playing outside
in their swim suits!

Ty was playing in his swim suit and wanted to ride his bike
so he put on his own sock and shoes and was so proud!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Madsen Update

We have lived in Idaho Falls for almost a year now and have enjoyed it - but we really miss all of our friends in Utah. It is nice living closer to both of our families though. Rich is working for Yellowstone Partners - A Wealth Management Group. I stay home with the 3 boys. Kade just turned 5 years old in April and starts kindergarten in the fall, and just learned how to ride his bike with no training wheels and loves it! He goes way too fast. Ty turned 3 in January and loves doing everything Kade does, he starts preschool in the fall, he loves to play any sport. Zack just turned 5 months old and is so fun. He loves to smile and laugh - he is such a good baby.

We just booked our trip to Disneyland for October. We are taking Kade and Ty and leaving Zack with someone still to be decided. We are all very excited and as you can see by the countdown clock - counting down the days until we go.

Field Trip to the Zoo

Ty at the Zoo with Kade's preschool class field trip.

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Madsen Boys!!!

Here are some recent pictures of my boys!  Zack is now 5 months old and so much fun.  He smiles and laughs all the time.  He is such a good boy - we love having him part of our family.  
Kade learned to ride his bike with out training wheels a few weeks ago - Rich took them off one day and Kade just took off riding like he had always rode without training wheels.  The training wheels have now moved over to Ty's tiny little bike and so family bike rides are the new favorite evening event :)  

first post

just starting out our new family blog!  Here is Kade and his cousin Luke.  We wished you lived closer!!