Sunday, October 31, 2010


Here are the kids carving pumpkins (or cleaning them I should say!)

For Halloween this year we had an Alex from Wizards of Waverly Place, her sidekick Harper, Ironman, a pumpkin and Superman. A little explanation for all of those who do not watch the Disney Channel. Alex is a teenage wizard so Brianna's costume was basically a trendy outfit with a wand. Harper is Alex's best friend and on the show she always wears something outrageous with a theme. We got the idea for this ice cream themed outfit off of one episode. Anyway, you really need to be a girl between the ages of 8 to 12 to really get it. So here are the cute pictures!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Catching up!

Happy Birthday Baby Boy! Our little Connor boy turned 1 on October 14th. We were going to do the traditional let him have at the cake while sitting in his high chair with his shirt off. However, I sat him too close to the cake while trying to get a cute picture and he just took those clown heads right off! I thought oh well go for it! So, I think the pictures speak for themselves! We sure love you Connor. You have brought such joy to our family and I hope you will always stay so sweet! At one year old you love to smile, play patty cake (you like to say tat a cay tat a cay!) and cuddle. We love you!

Here is our cute boy Connor getting his first haircut when he was 11 months old. We had a hard time getting him to smile for the camera though!

I had my birthday in September. Somehow we ended up with a lot of video and no pictures. Anyway, after many years of trial and error Jason has figured out I like Dairy Queen ice cream cakes and to be taken out to dinner. Thanks honey!

We went on a fun camping trip over Labor Day with some friends. We had a really great time. This first picture is of the kids standing in front of the foundation of a cabin that was in Jason's family for generations.

Jason and I celebrated 11 years of marriage on August 20th. Jason planned a fun trip to Greer, which is a beautiful town just outside of Show Low. Anyway, we enjoyed an evening without the kids and had fun staying at the Tin Star Inn. The next day we went horseback riding and enjoyed a nice lunch. It was just enough time to reconnect with each other before I really started missing the kids!

Jason had his birthday in August. We are getting old enough that it is no longer fun to say what birthday it is haha! Anyway, we had a little party for him and I made him a campfire cake.

Here is Connor at 10 months!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First day of school and last days of summer!

Here are our first day of school pictures. I teared up when I took the group shot as I realized they are all still little but they won't all be little for long. Brianna is in 5th grade, Emily is in 3rd, Dallin is in Kindergarten and it is totally killing Savannah that she is not in school yet!

Right before school started we got to go to Montana and spend some time with the Bennions. We had so much fun. We went to a waterpark where Grandma B. took the kids down the slide. Notice my action shot! We also got to celebrate Brynlee's 4th birthday. What a fun hula party!

Kids are amazingly creative. I think all my kids need is paper, scissors, crayons, and tape and they could entertain themselves for hours. This is great for me, but a little frustrating when I need to wrap a present and there is never tape around! Still worth it though! Here is what they came up with one day. It was too funny to not take a picture. If you can't tell they all have on paper mustaches.

The girls got to go to a pioneer activity day at church. They had a great time but before they left of course I heard the dreaded words every mom hates to hear "Well, I'm going to need a costume!" Oh man, let's rummage through the dress up box. It's amazing what you can come up with when you really need something fast!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer fun!

Brianna and Emily attended theatre camp again this year. The play they put on was 101 Dalmatians. Emily was a dalmatian and Brianna was a boxer dog. They were both really good and cute! Good job girls!

We had a few visitors for the 4th of July. Grandma and Grandpa McCaleb came with Megan and Jordan and Aunt Molly and Uncle Jarom came with their 3 kids. We had so much fun. On July 3rd our town had a big parade and that night we went to the fireworks.
Here are a few of my favorite moments:

Brianna and Emily flipping over each other in the candy scramble (no one was hurt).

Dallin asking me if I wanted a piece of candy even though he was having such a hard time getting any candy at all (it was survival of the fittest out there). It was like the widows mite!

Savannah waving her flag the entire parade and then jumping out of her chair and yelling YE HA over and over when the horses went by!

Connor kicking and laughing at the fireworks even though it was really late at night and very loud!

We really had a fun time. On Sunday after church we went over to the camp site that everyone was at and had a camp fire. Thanks for coming everyone!

A picture says a thousand words.

Jason is always trying to convince the girls to rub his feet. Usually he looses the battle, but this one time he was successful. However, there was a catch. The girls had one condition and here is the result (notice the painted fingernails!)

Here is Connor at 8 months. He is sporting his new swimming outfit. We were in Scottsdale for Jason's company's regional meeting. They invite the families and put us up in a fancy resort. The families get to have fun while the men are in meetings. There was a big water park right at the resort where we spent quite a bit of time. The weekend ended with a formal dinner for the adults where Jason received an award. Good job honey! Anyway, it was a fun weekend.

Brianna and Emily and I had a fun girls night when the boys were at the father and son's camp out. We made some cute hair accessories, flower rings, and flip flops. I also took some of their holy jeans and cut them off at the knee. Then I added a fabric cuff and made some matching headbands. All the projects turned out cute, but I haven't taken pictures of most of them. I guess we need to have a fashion show and get some pictures. Anyway, here is one picture we got.

I had such a fun time making Brianna's fondant cake that I made one for a friend's birthday and for the 4th of July!