Sunday, July 8, 2007

Welcome to The Shannon Family Blog

Im really going to try this blogging thing and see how it goes. I hear raves about it from friends so, I figured I should try it too. I guess I will start with the latest about the kids since that is the whole point of this blog. It is summer (obviously) and it has been VERY hot here in Salt Lake. The kids are enjoying the summer but are also excited about going back to school.....at least for the first week anyway. Alec has joined us for a month and the boys are especially excited about it. Although, after just 3 days, they are already fighting like cats and dogs. Gotta love boys. We spent the 4th of July at a BBQ with one of Denvers friends from work. This friend also helped us move twice so we felt a little obligated to spend some time out there. It was nice......we came home and then walked down to Sugar house park for the firework show. It was a good time. The boys went and saw the new Transformer movie yesterday.....it got rave reviews......even from Denver. Me and Addison just hung out at the house. I wasn't so into seeing the Transformers, besides, I am eagerly awaiting the new Harry Potter movie next week.

Ian has lost 4 teeth and the permanent ones are starting to come in. He is growing up so fast. He has been in the ELP program at school which is for gifted and talented students. He is a great reader and ended the Kindergarten year reading at a 4th grade level. Evan is getting ready for Kindergarten this year and it very excited about it. He is going to be my creative/artistic child. He loves to paint and draw and create and he tells the funniest stories sometimes. What an imagination. Addison is growing like a weed. She is FINALLY getting some significant hair. It is even flipping up on the ends....as soon as the top gets long enough, I can get a hold of it and start putting bows and clips in it. She is running all over the place and loves to play in the dirt. She is very girly though and loves to watch me do my hair and makeup. When she gets dressed, she goes up to her daddy and shows him her dress or whatever.....as if to say....."look at my pretty clothes".....very cute.

If you werent aware, we moved last weekend. Yes we move a lot I know. But, we are happy to report that this house is a keeper. At least until we are able to buy our own. It is a beautiful house with a yard and so much space Im not sure what to do with it all. Alec is so excited to FINALLY have his own room so he doesnt have to sleep with his little brothers anymore. Plus we have 2 bathrooms YAY! Anyway, the move was just around the corner.....literally. We stayed in the same ward and are even keeping the same phone number. Only the address changed. We are very happy already and look forward to a few more years in the same house.

Well, I guess thats it for my first blog. I will try to keep up on it and post pictures regularly. I still love email too so dont be afraid to email me anytime. I just thought this would be an easier way to share stories and updates. Here are a couple of recent pictures....a couple from the last days of school for each boy and a recent one of Addison.

Take Care!
Vanessa


2 comments:

Alisha said...

Great first blog!! I am excited to see the updates! I can't believe how big your kids are getting...has it really be that long since we've seen you? They are too cute!

Jerri Turner said...

Hi to the Shannon household,
I enjoyed reading your blog. How time flies...it seems like yesterday you were here in Kentucky and ready to give birth to your beautiful daughter. Great pictures! Miss you guys!
Jerri