Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First Day of School

The first day of school is always bittersweet.  I love having everyone home during the summer but I also love having the routine that school brings.  The first day is also another reminder that they are getting older and that time is moving much too quickly.  This is Bailey's last year at the Jr. High.  And Morgan's last year in Elementary school.
Everyone was very excited for the first day.  The three middle kids all got great teachers and they were all ready to get back to a schedule, whether they wanted to admit it or not.  I'm going to miss them so much during the day but I love hearing all of the stories of the things that they did and learned after school.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Reagan's birthday party!

For Reagan's birthday party this year she wanted to have a mini salon.  So she invited some friends over and we painted their nails and did some light makeup while a movie was playing in the background.  It was pretty fun, all of the girls giggled and smiled the whole time.  

Abi, Reagan and Kyara






Reagan received lots of fun presents! 

Then the girls had yummy cupcakes that Reagan helped me decorate.

Morgan, Bailey and Summer (Tiffany's big sister) all helped me with the girls.  It was nice to have them, it would have taken me forever if I had done it by myself so I'm glad they were willing to help!

Monday, November 25, 2013

My 36 birthday!

I'm a weirdo.  I like being behind the camera but Bailey got my camera out and started taking way too many pictures.  I really don't expect anything for my birthday except for the kids not to fight and for all of them to give me a hug and kiss.  Well this year they got me a little something.  Reagan colored me a picture from her new coloring book.

And Dad gave the kids the task of wrapping a gift he got me.  It wasn't anything big, just something he had picked up.  But the kids had a fun time wrapping it.

and wrapping it

and wrapping it, in the middle was a bunch of fake snow and

at the very middle were some gluten free cookies for me.  It's been 4 months since I have had anything with sugar in it.  These were very yummy!  Thanks!

Then there was fake snow every where!  I mean everywhere, I found more after I changed my clothes after church...

After church Dad surprised me again with this delicious fruit dish, since I can't have cake.  It was amazing and HUGE!  It weighed about 50 lbs!

Santaquin Parade 2013

Oakley and I were the only ones that were able to go and watch Morgan and Reagan at the Santaquin Parade.  Dad and Owen were helping with the pigs and Bailey was at a friends house.  We had to be there plenty early so the girls could get where they needed to be so Oakley and I had lots of time to wait.  He had a fun time smashing all of the ants he could find, and there were lots!
Finally the parade started!  There were so many fun floats!  It kept us interested plus most of them threw candy so it kept Oakley happy!

Finally the girls' float was coming but I realized that I was on the wrong side of the road!  So we ran across the street when there was a break so I could take pictures.  Morgan wasn't really part of the parade because she was in Stadium of Fire so she didn't learn a parade routine, but April asked if she could help with the 3-4 year olds, she was so delighted to say yes and was up on the truck going through the routine with the little girls.  
Reagan was walking while doing the routine with a big smile on her face!  She loves so dance so much!  Even though it was a very warm day she was having so much fun!  At the end of the parade both of the girls got a Popsicle that was very well deserved!