Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bear Lake

We had a few hours when we were all home and we headed up to Bear Lake.  We need to do it more often.  The kids love it.  Abbie can't get enough of the water, which makes me a little nervous, but she loves being in it and had lots of fun splashing Will.  It's great because they can go out so far in the lake because it is so gradual.  I love that I get to hang out with these guys every day.

I tried to get a picture of all of them...but it was impossible.

Sunday Pals

This is who I get to hang out with each week.  It is the best calling in the church!  Thanks for letting me play with your kids every Sunday.
(Aren't Owen and Leo lucky!?!)

She Loves To Eat!

Bus Buddies

The other day we went on some adventures on the bus.  We took the bust to the library, then to the middle school, then back home.  The kids loved it.  While we were walking back home after getting dropped off, I looked back and saw these two.  I couldn't get enough of it.

Sammy's Six!

So Sammy had a birthday.  My brown-eyed boy turned six.  He is my nervous and shy boy.  He loves animals and is so kind to them.  He is quite the little artist.  He is tall.  He loves legos and will stay up later than I do putting some of those sets together.  He even saved money to buy a set.  That's hard for the kid.  He is quite the spender as well.  He wanted to have a water party so we had some friends over and played in the water.  He decided he wanted a octopus cake, so we made him one.  It was a lot of fun to make and his party was super easy and fun as well.

Thanks for coming to our family Sammy!  We love you.


I love little kids in goggles. 
She wore these at the splash pad for quite a while.
She loves the water and playing with her brothers.
Her brothers Willie, Gikey and Guy.
I can't get enough of her.
Unless she is screaming for whatever it is she wants.
We are creating a monster.

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Star Wars Birthday

Mikey turned four a couple weeks ago.  He wanted a Star Wars birthday.  This isn't a surprise because there has been nothing but Star Wars talk at our house the last month.  Well, at least since May 4th.  
He had this awesome Star Wars birthday cake made by Reed.

He invited all his primary class.  The girls weren't so sure about all this Star Wars stuff, but I think they had fun playing around anyway.  

We had a Death Star pinata that I don't know if anyone knew what it was. 
We let them at it with their swimming noodle light sabers.  
 Then we let them at it with the bat:
 Sarah (great form!)
 Jenny (She taught Sarah the great form)


I buy my kids workbooks to do in the Summer.  They are always super excited about them the first usually goes away after a little while.  But here are some pictures of what our days have looked like.

Will wanted to try a sewing project.  It ended up like my sewing projects when I was a kid.  I started it, had great intentions, then my mom came in to save the day and finish the project.  The difference here is that Will's mom stepped in and tried to save the day, but didn't do a very good job, and it probably took just as long as it would have if he would have done it, and we probably unpicked the same number of stitches.  We did get the jedi cloak made...although we had to give it to Mikey because it was a little tight on Will.

Sometimes Abbie is even nice to her Mikey.  Usually it is just after she hits him though.


So I'm not a sewer, but I saw a cute dress at the fabric store and tried to make one.  Here are a few things you should know:
1.  I can't picture what it will look like when done, and I have a hard time coordinating colors.  I have no idea if these "go together"
2.  I would rather use "quieter" material, but I thought I'd try some bright stuff.
3.  Once I get a project out, I have a hard time putting it away because I don't know when it will come out again.  I was up all night sewing this and I really hope my grandma wasn't right when she said that every stitch you sew on a Sunday you will have to unpick with your nose in Heaven.
4.  Most importantly, I think Abbie could make any dress look cute.

Poop Rock

This was a hike we did a couple of days ago.  It is the Temple Sawmill trail.  It is one of our favorites.  It follows a stream and has a bunch of beaver dams along it.  It's a pretty level hike and my boys love going on it.  We came to this rock and Sammy yelled "the poop rock!"  Somehow he remembered that last year on this hike they all climbed on this rock and when they got up on it, they yelled that it is covered in poop.  Here they are a year ago.

Here is how Abbie hikes.
Yes, that is a carrot-graham cracker sandwich

She's mad I cut my hair because it is harder to binki.