Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, July 30, 2010

We are trying to enjoy the last couple weeks of summer before school starts. The weather is
still super hot, so most of what we are able to do involves water or the indoors. I can't BELIEVE that Emerson will be in Kindergarten. It's crazy. The public school here started on Monday. Crazy!! We are going to Benjamin Franklin - we felt that would be best for Emerson. We like the strict educational approach they take. We feel he needs lots of structure. We have been on the waiting list for a while and were very happy to get in. We picked up his uniforms last week and he looks so sharp!! We couldn't decide what to do for Capri for Preschool. I looked into several and then finally decided to join a co-op. I'm really excited about it. I only have to teach once every 5 weeks. Should work out great. It will be ideal since I have to take and pick up Emerson from school since there is no bus going to his school. We are going to enjoy one last trip to Utah and then jump right into the school year!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My new niece!!

Introducing my ADORABLE new niece. Kenley Talia Nhep. 8 lbs. - 20 1/2 inches. I got to hold her when she was only 6 hours old!!! It's so nice that we have family so close and that her and Eleri are so close in age. I hope they are best buddies some day. Kendra looked great and Ken looked like one proud papa! Kyson was happy and bouncing around as well. Such a cute family. Can't wait to get to hold her again.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pee Wee Play

So, we have had the kids in different classes for the past 2 years. We love keeping them involved and letting them make friends with kids in the community. Today they had their last "Pee Wee Play" class. It has been one of my favorites because they were able to attend the class together. It was a craft class. Since it's been so hot (see pic), we have loved getting out of the house and enjoying the cool community center. Cade loves just hanging out with me and playing with the other little kids there. I have also loved getting to know other moms. I'm sad it's over. We have them in a bunch of new classes starting in a couple weeks. We are looking forward to that for sure!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sprinklers in the yard

It was suppose to be really hot today, so first thing this morning before it got too hot we went outside in our swim suits and played on a new water toy I got at the store. (A princess hopscotch sprinkler mat.) The kids loved it and would have stayed outside all day, but I made them come inside when it reached 105. We are excited to go to Utah and swim when it's not so hot. Enjoy the cute pictures!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pierced Ears!

We decided to pierce Capri's ears. We've been wanting to do this for a while, but decided to wait until she wanted to have it done. Well, she's been really into "accessories" lately, so we told her she could get her ears pierced if she wanted. She was so excited!

All ready - they did both at the same time, thank goodness!


A sucker made it all better!

My favorite picture. Admiring her "pretty, pink, sparkly" earrings. Gotta love them! She looks soooo cute. She actually hasn't touched them at all and stands really still while I clean them every day. Oh, and I catch her "admiring herself in the mirror" about 20 times a day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Little Lovey after her bath.

Capri holding Eleri. So sweet. My two girls are beautiful.

Love this outfit!

Garrison (our sweet neighbor boy) and Eleri

Thursday, July 8, 2010

BIGGEST bug I have EVER seen!

Seriously the BIGGEST bug I have ever seen. Yes that is one of the boys match box cars next to it. Just glad it was outside and I saw it before I stepped on it. NASTY!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Recent Pictures

We are having a wonderful summer. I am finally getting used to having 4 kids and have gotten back on top of things. (I was very worried for a little bit there . . .)
Eleri cries a lot, but I am finally just trying to tune it out and accept it as background noise. I have an appointment with the pediatrician this week to find out if there is anything I can do to help her. Poor girl. Other than that, she is the cutest thing in the world! Her hair still amazes me, even though I have had hair with all babies. I love to comb my hand through it and have to wash it almost every day. It's crazy hair! She is getting super chubby! I love it!
Cade is doing well with his therapy and I have already noticed advancements in his speech and cognitive skills. He is learning to drink from a sippy and to feed himself, which is great. He is still my overall good baby. He LOVES his mommy and daddy. He just started nursery, early, but seems to enjoy it once he gets over being left with "strangers." We hope being among the other kids will encourage him to walk and talk. :-)
Capri is such a little princess. She has regressed with the new baby and I have to constantly tell her to quite sucking on the babies pacifiers. She is so funny. She loves baby dolls and plays house all day long. We will be starting her in Preschool this fall and she is super excited to be going to school. She is still in dance and also takes a craft class with Emerson once a week.
Emerson is my little helper. He is REALLY into helping me clean lately. Don't really know why, but I love the help. He is also developing a little bit of an attitude. I'm trying to deal with that right away so it doesn't get out of hand. He enjoys earning time on the "Wi Fit." He LOVES to play the snowball game and the skiing. (I have to admit that I LOVE working out on the Wi as well.)

Sweet baby girl hanging out in the swing. Love the chubby arms and the wild hair.

What the temperature was when I headed to the store at 7:30 at night. I think it had been 115 that day. HOT HOT HOT!!!

We went to our friend's house and they have several dogs. The kids love animals and had a great time hauling the smallest one around.

Capri and Tillie.

This is the ONLY picture I got on the 4th of July. Too bad because I had everyone dressed up all festive. Dang it! I'll have to dress them all up again and get pictures of all the matching outfits.

Cade eating breakfast. I was excited because he was doing so well with the sippy cup and actually drank the whole thing!!!!

Capri trying to comfort Eleri. To bad she cries so much because the kids don't really like holding her any more. . .

Friday, July 2, 2010

Another one bites the dust . . .

Yet again, we are finding ourselves without a camera. I swear we go through a camera every 6 months or so. The problem this time is that we have no idea what happened to it this time. I had just taken a picture then it stoped working. The screen went black and we can't figure out what's going on. Stinky!!!