Monday, June 17, 2013

Shakobe is 2

It has been forever since I have posted anything so I figured before we welcome a new little one into our family I better update everyone on the wonderful Big Brother in our lives.
 So much has happened that I really don't know where to start.  Our "baby" turned two years old on May 10th (I'm calling him that as long as I can because I cant accept the fact that he is not going to be my baby anymore, he is our big boy). He has changed Gregg and I so much that I honestly believe Shakobe was meant to be the big brother to train his parents and siblings the importance of family and life in general. Even though he is acting like a 2 year old these days with the random tantrums and fits I sit back and feel totally okay with it because I know I have been a very spoiled mommy. Here is a overload on the Rigby happenings especially the famous Shakobe Jam (aka birthday party) that we had for our wild little man!!!

My little mans birthday began with his all time favorite breakfast Blueberry Muffins. I stuck two candles in for him to blow out. He obviously does not get the whole birthday candle thing yet because after he blew out the candles he decided to take a bite out of one to see how they taste. They were not as good as he expected. LOL.
Gregg and I threw him a cars, trucks, tractors, motorcyles.....pretty much anything with wheels party! Since that is what this boy has been obsessed with lately and I have to say the party was a hit. Here he is testing out one of his presents a new scooter. This is what Mom felt safest with even though he was determined to walk out of the store one day with a skateboard. Considering shakobe is not afraid of anything I figured we should start with small steps and wrap the kid in bubble wrap as he tries any tricks he thinks he is big enough to handle.

Munching on some yummy birthday cake as his dad reads his birthday cards to him!!!
Shakobe also loves animals so that saturday pretty much our whole family took him to Hoogle Zoo. Of course our monkey's favorite part of the zoo was the Monkeys. It was such an amazing day for him to be able to celebrate with his cousins and have a total blast.

Apparently the zoo has brought back the hippopotamus's because I see one holding Shakobe in this picture.
Note to self: never agree to pictures when 8 months pregnant.


Shakobe with his dad and cousins checking out more totally awesome monkeys!!!
I had to snap a picture of these two holding hands. Saylor was keeping an eye on shakobe so he didnt fall.
Gregg always teases Rylie that the elephant scale says she weighs as much as a elephant poops in a month so  as a new tradition we had to weigh her to see if its still true. Then to make it even better we got the family to stand on it together.
Our happy little zoo monkey. Love him so much!!!
What a perfect end to a perfect day!!!
This was at Richmonds black and white days celebration. Of course shakobe made his grandpa proud by being most excited to see the big John Deere tractor. 
Shakobe's girlfriend and wonderful babysiiter graduated high school this year. She went to disneyland to celebrate her accomplishment and brought back a mickey mouse for shakobe. He now has to sleep with it every night and it tags along with him everywhere he goes.
Gregg and I just want to send a enormous thanks to our wonderful friends the Carters for their amazing act of kindness. Gregg  took on the project of putting in our back yard this year and on the last day of school we  had sawd delivered to our home. We went to a end of the year bbq for my work  planning on rolling the sawd the next morning. We were at the party and caught wind that the Carters along with several other families from our neighborhood and ward were trying to surprise us by laying out our whole yard while we were gone. We rushed home as fast as we could to help them finish. Gregg and I were in total shock that there were so many people willing and waiting to help our family out of the goodness of there hearts. It was such a blessing for me because I was very worried about my husband taking on such a big task all by himself  knowing he especially would not let me help him let alone ask anyone else. It was a wonderful learning experience for my family to see how great this world really can be and how important Gregg and I feel it is to teach our children about the power of service to one another. My family is very lucky to be surrounded by so many great examples!!
Yesterday was Fathers day of course so I had to show my two favorite boys together! They are best buddies that do everything together. Wherever Dad goes shakobe is sure to follow. Especially if there is work that needs to be done because shakobe loves to help. Love you two! Greggy I hope you had a wonderful fathers day!!
I had to share this sweet picture from Fathers Day! We took flowers to Greggs Great grandma and grandpa at the cemetery and I caught this picture of Shakobe telling his Daddy " I love Bumpas." and "I love Gamas."
It was a very special moment.
I wanted to end this post with this awesome video my siblings sent me. Every time I see it I think of Gregg and i found it very fitting to share with it being so close to fathers day and the fact that heavenly father has chosen to send another precious little one for me and Gregg to take care of. Gregg is such an amazing father and I feel so blessed to go on this journey of parenthood with him. My sister Jamie said it perfectly, "When you watch Gregg as a father you just know he would do anything in his power for his little boy." For that fact I feel very blessed as a mother of two beautiful children. Happy Fathers day to Gregg, My dad, Greggs dad, and our amazing grandpa's.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
As you can tell me and Gregg dressed up as bacon and eggs. ha ha. It was the first time in years either of us dressed up and Im so happy my husband was such a good sport about it. We spent halloween night at my sisters house watching my all time favorite halloween movie Hocus Pocus.
Me and my niece and nephew on halloween night. Rylie was a "cute witch" as she would say and my nephew was Edward. The man of all our dreams. It was a fun night.
We or should I say I dressed up our kitty for halloween. He absolutely hated it but put up with it for about five minutes to make me happy.

Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster
So I had to show everyone this picture of our family on the Atlantis rollercoaster at sea world. The looks on everyones faces is priceless. Lol, especially my sisters and myself.