The Croteau Family

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Sunday Afternoon

As many of you know we moved AGAIN. We are hoping this is the last time we move for a long time! We really like our house it is not too big and not too small. And the backyard is alot smaller than our last but Bryan is excited about that (less that he has to mow). The girls started thier new school last Monday and really seam to like it. They are also going to start swim team here in Surprise today! That is something that they really enjoy doing. We are also going to enroll Caiden in T-Ball basics, he is really excitied about that.

Yesteday was a wonderful day! The weather is finally nice enough that we can start spending some time outside so we walked to the park (the kids rode thier bikes). When we got there we decided to take the training wheels off Caidens bike just to see how he would do. To our suprise he did really well. He even learned how to stop without falling.

The kids really enjoyed playing at the park. Caiden rode home without his training wheels and was doing really good until he looked back and realized that I had let go. He ate it on the pavement and was really mad because I let go of him. We are going to try again.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Back to school!

Well the school year is under way, and very successful at that. The kids were all very excited to start school and reconnect with their friends. Yes all three of them have started including Caiden. He is now in the Monkeys class (does the name fit or what). The girls started 4th grade. Alexis has a male teacher for the first time and seems to be very excited about it.
I am begining classes on the 25th of August to work towards my AA. I am going to be one busy mom. Bryan is still working from home and enjoying it. We have another addition to our family, we now have 2 turtles. Caiden named them both "C" and "O". He is learning the alpabet so he is a little obsessed with letter. Sorry I dont have any recent pictures of the kids to post but will work on that for next time.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer is a BUSY time for the Croteau family!

Wow it has been a long time since the last time we posted anything. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and still to this day Caiden thinks that he got married. Since the last post we have moved to the other side of town into an amazing house. The kids love it because they have a BIG backyard with green grass that my wonderful husband works so hard on.

We have had a jam packed summer so far! We went to San Diego the beginning of June for four days, two of those days we spent at Sea World, one day we spent on the Beach. We all had a blast.

Caiden is swimming all by himself thanks to Ms Lyndsey the best swim teacher in the world. We have spent alot of time in the pool to help deal with the heat.
Last weekend we went to the lake, the kids had a blast using the tube. Caiden loved jumping in and swimming out and jumping back in again, man is he a crazy boy! The girls like to be in the tube but don't really care to be dangling in the lake (they are afraid the fish are going to bite their feet). We also took Dezire and Xavier with us to the lake and of course Dezire was all about all of it and Xavier on the other hand it took us almost two hours to even get him in the water. After we finally got him in the water and in the tube we could only go about 2 miles an hour before he would scream STOP! He does not really care for stuff like that and I don't think that he wants to got to the lake with us ever again.

The kids are getting ready to go spend the week up in the nice cool pines of Lakeside, AZ with grandpa. I think they are going to go camping (good thing because they will never get that experience with me I don't like to go camping). We will be spending the weekend of the 4th of July up there to get away from the heat.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Day Finally Came!

Well with the wedding behind us now we only have to look forward!

The wedding day went over very well (Caiden even cooperated). Yes it was very hot but we all made it through. Thank you to all our family and friends that were able to attend.

For our "Honeymoon" we took the kids up to Sedona for a day of hiking (we learned the girls do not like to hike). On Tuesday we took the kids to Waterworld, they really enjoyed being in the water where it was nice and cool. We are planning on spending the remainder of our time off work in PIne, AZ with More Nana and Grandpa John.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Long awaited South Mountain Ride

So after countless attempts to ride with Wendy, mostly foiled by the lack of a babysitter. She decided to go with me to south mountain, and cruise up it. We also met up with Kevin and his Wife Brynn.

She says she was really sore after the whole ride, but it was worth it, and she thanked me for showing her something shes never experienced.. There should be a few rides in our future..

Here she is showin how crazy she wanted to get on the curves! She kept saying "Faster, Faster"

Heres a pic of all of us without all our gear on:

And of course, the bike pics:

Sunday, April 8, 2007

APS Riders Group, Motorcycle Ride

The APS Riders group met for a ride on saturday morning, this is what it entails!
This ride was quite a fun adventure, we began in NW phoenix, headed thru wickenburg. Then took off for Yarnell Hill. Once we got to the top, we ate some breakfast, then hit the road again. This time we were headed for Bagdad. Those were some fun roads!!

Click here for the onboard video, (Bryan was recording, this starts at the bottom of yarnell hill, and goes all the way to the top:

You'll have to be patient with me, my video editing skills are "under construction".. nevertheless I thought it was a great trip!!

This was Hans in the lead, I was pushin it pretty hard to keep up.. its a Sunday stroll for him tho!

Click here for the fast road between Yarnell and Bagdad:

Here was a semi-professional video i threw together to pass out to the APS Riders Group:

Thanks Dad for the trip!!! This was the most fun out of all of them so far!! Love you!
Heres my dad cruisin on the Goldwing (Sorry its so short, the camera died!!):

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday!!

We started teh day off with Caiden ready to check out what this Easter Bunny stuff was all about. When he realized that this so called Easter Bunny leaves him candy in his Elmo bucket the Easter Bunny became the coolest person in the world. If you'd to see our Easter Morning, click on this:

We spent the afternoon with Grandpa and Grandma Croteau, the kids hunted eggs (And Grandpa hunted eggs too, he's the biggest kid of them all) and did a little swimming. We had some of Grandpas killer hambugers and hotdogs. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma for a wonderful afternoon!