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, August 26, 2011

MIA - in the process of buying a new computer! Stay tuned for updates coming soon!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Portrait time!

I always look forward to any time that I can get pictures of the kids. Dance pictures are among my favorite! ;-) I packed up Capri and we headed to the dance studio to get pictures done. They turned out super cute! They were a lot more organized than last year, so it went by really quick. Afterwards, we went to Target and shopped around and got dinner in their little food court. It was a really good "girl's night!" (I can not find where I put the actually portraits, when I find them, I will scan them in. They are super cute!)

Swimming at a friend's house

So, my dream is to get a pool, some day . . . We went over to our friend's house and went swimming. Isaac stayed home with the babies and I just took the older 2. It was lots of fun. It was just a small pool, so it was pretty stress free. The kids had a great time. Emerson was so hard on himself because he really thought that he should be swimming without any water wings on. I had to pull him out of the pool 3 times. Little stinker! We need to invest in swimming lessons again . . . Capri, on the other hand, was happy with as many floaters she could fit on her!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

swimming in the back yard

We were suppose to go swimming with Isaac's sister and our nephew, but Emerson was throwing a MAJOR fit. He didn't want to wear sunscreen on him tummy, but refused to wear a swim shirt instead. It turned into one of Emerson's 2 hour long kicking/screaming spells, so we didn't go swimming. I couldn't punish the rest of the kids for his fit, so I blew up the mini pool and let the other 3 swim in the back yard. It was so cute! It was Eleri's first time swimming and she LOVED it. We had a wonderful time. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful back yard to enjoy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kindergarten Graduation

Our little neighbor, Allison, who we carpooled with. She's one of Emerson's best friends.

Emerson graduated from Kindergarten. Holy COW!!!! Time flies. I can't believe I will have a first grader. They did a cute little ceremony and sang some songs. They even gave them little "diplomas." It was really cute. His school also does Kindergarten graduation photos. I think Emerson's turned out SUPER cute. We had a little breakfast party at our house for everyone who wanted to come celebrate Emerson. It was so much fun. First grade here we come!!!

Preschool Graduation

Capri has been going to Preschool 2 days a week during the school year. I joined a co-op so I had to teach about every 5 weeks and took her to other people's houses the other weeks. It was lots of fun. Capri LOVED it. She actually looked forward to going to other people's houses each week. This next year she will be attending an actual Preschool, so I'm hoping she likes it just as much. Poor thing misses the deadline and will be 6 by the time she goes to Kindergarten. (Dang September birthdays!) We had a great little graduation party, and I got to take all the kids with me. It was tons of fun. We had a little graduation "ceremony" then we had lunch.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Another Zoo Trip

On the way home, they all fell asleep!

Our Relief Society president, Jessica, had some extra zoo tickets, so she let me and the kids tag along with her. It was soooo much fun. I decided to brave it and take all 4 kids with me. It went really well. It was a pretty cool day and it wasn't crowded at all. (I actually thought more people would be enjoying the cooler weather . . .) The water feature was closed because it was to cold, but we did visit the favorite petting zoo and the Little People play ground. We had a blast. The kids LOVE Jessica and were so happy that we got to spend the day with her.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Make sure you scroll down, I did 8 updates!

Drive in Movie

Remember the neighbors I posted about in the previous post? We were able to go with them to their church and attend a family "drive in movie." We all brought our own boxes and decorated them, then sat in them and watched "Despicable Me." They even had treats and popcorn for everyone. It was so much fun! You can just see the joy on the kid's faces! We will definitely be attending this next year. Thank you Debi for inviting us!