Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Danny's Birthday!

After our trip to Utah we flew home to make sure to see Danny on his birthday, July 5th.

My Superfan is pretty easy to shop for.  I just hit the Red Zone.

Trip to Utah in July

The kids and I went to Utah over the 4th of July. We spent a day at his family's cabin. Lots of fun family memories have taken place here and continue to do so.

Fun cousin games.
Homemade Bridge

Lisa planned a service activity putting together hygiene kits.  The kids bought them and made them themselves.

The Swing!


My cute nephew Ryan helped me take some pictures of bubbles.  He'd tell me how to compose the picture and then blow the bubbles for me.  Then he'd look at the picture and say how awesome it was.
I thought this was a cool picture of a bubble.

On the fourth of July we spent some time at Danny's parents.  The grandparents had pogo sticks and stilts for the kids to play.
The kids love their cousins!
Some table game fun.  Thanks Anne and Aunt Lisa for teaching us!
We watched fireworks with both Grandma's in Riverton. It was the longest show I've ever seen!
A few days later we had to stop by there favorite park before we left.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Paigey Poo Graduates College!

 My awesome little sister graduated from University of Oregon.  She double majored in Sociology and Art.  I was so proud!  I loved getting to see where she's been spending all her time.
After the graduation I wanted to get more comfortable so she lent me her clothes.  I came out with my best impression of her. We were twins!  Then we both did our Gilly impressions from SNL.  Love this girl.  We have the same sense of humor.  We always have tons of fun when we get together.  Lots of laughing.  She's honestly one of my favorite people in the world. Love you Paige!

Kid's Summer Photo Shoot

My kids are great to let me take so many pictures of them all the time.  They make perfect little models when I want to practice and I get portraits of my kids in the process!  Win, win!  So please forgive me for putting so many pictures of my kids on my blog.  Oh wait, that's what blogs are for, duh!

I took these pictures to give as gifts to the Father's in my life.  Happy Father's day!  Love all of you great guys!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Start of Summer! June '13

This has been a great summer!  It was so much fun I didn't get time to slow down and blog about it.  Once the day wound down, I was usually too exhausted to sit on the computer.  Here are some snapshots of our June activities.
We started by getting a trampoline!  It's been so fun.  The kids have spent hours playing...together....exercising...getting tired.  Need I say more?
 They tried sleeping out on the tramp the first night but one by one they came in and went to their beds.
 We went to the drag races.  It was loud!  There were lots of cool cars driving fast!  Boys dream, right?  That's what I thought.  Ben was not impressed.  He has very sensitive ears for one thing (even with the earplugs).  Then watching them drive straight down the track over and over got old real fast.  At least we can say we've been.

 The library hosted some rodents and reptiles.  Clara got to pet them.

We signed up for the Library's summer reading program.  The kids's got prizes and a trip to a swim park for finishing their chart.
 They were good at entertaining themselves at home...and making lots of messes.
 Belle and Ben also went to "Kid's College" at Midland College.  They each chose three classes to enroll in.  They both loved it.  Belle chose volleyball, chess, and a salon type class. Ben took a craft class, archery, and my favorite - Reptiles and Rodents.  They brought new pets everyday.  I came when they had a tortoise roaming the classroom.  It was so cool!
The not so fun part of the summer was when Clara got sick.  All the kids got strep throat.  Clara got so dehydrated and had to have an overnight visit to the hospital.  She was so little in the hospital bed.  As we fell asleep she said, "You're the best mommy ever."  Melt my heart!  She is the sweetest, cutest little princess.  I'm so glad she got better! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Belle Turns 10!

Belle turned 10 last month!  Double digits!
As per tradition, the family woke her up by singing her happy birthday.
She had her party a couple of days later and it was a Luau theme.  We made this sign together.
Belle and her friends made up a synchronized swim/dance.

Make a Wish!

 Belle was very enthusiastic about opening her gifts.  She let each girl know how much she loved their gift.
It was such a fun party with such great friends!