Sunday, April 12, 2015

The first part of April

April started with April Fools Day which had some of our food come to life!
 Sophia requested meatloaf for dinner so I made this (zucchini bread).  I made her real meatloaf too.  
 My mom brought over these awesome stuffies for the kids.  She made their outfits.  I love them!
We also went to Wales for Conference and Easter.  Lewis was pretty sure his boy cousins had set this area up for him to lounge in.  He was pretty happy with it.
 We had fun things like a hot dog roast
 And plenty of gator and 4-wheeler rides (with our eyes closed apparently).
 There was also an egg hunt!
 and some croquet.
 Falling asleep to movies,
 and yummy Easter treats! We were glad the Easter bunny found us!
 We also played some games and overall loved the time with family and listening to prophets and apostles.
This week we had Spring Break.  We met my cousin and his family at the aquarium on Monday and didn't do much else the rest of the week. On Wednesday we went to Flowell to visit one of my friends whose husband works with Doug.  We had a great time and my girls loved their cat!
 This guy cracks me up! Never a dull moment.
 on Friday we went to see my beautiful niece perform in the Carnival of the Animals as a ringmaster. It was awesome and she did a great job!!

Last Part of March

The last part of March had us unpacking and setting up the house.  This is how Lilly and Mabel's room/the toy room turned out.
 It also had this guy trying on everyone's shoes and tromping around the house. 
 Lilly had a book festival at school and chose Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.  She made the poster all by herself and did a great job.
We also had sisters who took pictures while other sisters slept in weird positions in the car.
 And we died eggs!
 And had another round of strep throat. 
 Lilly had a parents day at dance and we all got to observe her class.  She's doing great! It was fun to watch!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Moving and nice people!

The past few weeks have been spent doing a lot of this.  My nice dad let me borrow his truck and I took loads over while the kids were at school.  Last Saturday we moved all the furniture and everything else over.  It is nice to be in our new house and we are settling in.  So glad the moving is over but unpacking isn't fun either!!
 The night before the move we took a bread and I took the girls to see Cinderella.  We all loved it.  It was so cute and the Frozen short before the movie was adorable.
 The next morning we woke up early and started loading things.  After everything was empty I took some pictures to remember the house.  When I went back later to clean it I cried and cried.  Seeing it empty brought back such a flood of emotions and memories.  I was seriously a hot mess and was glad I was alone. I met our buyers today and they seem really nice.  I hope they like it as much as we did!! It was a great little blue house and we will always love and cherish the years we spent there. 
 Now onto our next adventure!! Here's some shots of the new house. 
 Our master bathroom didn't have a door so we put a barn door on it.  Doug's parents were nice enough to let us use a door from the Wales house.  It gives it the perfect touch (and privacy!) 
A few days after moving in this little guy found red food coloring.  That was great.
 Here's a few shots after some decorating.  This is our room.
 Lewis' room
 Sophia's Room
 The front room/entry way

Yesterday we organized the garage so that we can both park in it.  Most things are put away except for the basement. It's a giant disaster.  Lilly and Mabel's room is down there and it's about halfway put together.  I hope I can finish it this week. 

Last Friday my kids had no school. We spent the morning working on the house and then went to Thanksgiving Point to the dinosaur museum.  We pretty much had the place to ourselves.  It was great!

 After that we went to my brothers house to see my brother-in-law who was in town.  Yesterday we had a lot of nice visitors who brought a lot of nice gifts.  My friend Laurel who is the primary president in our old ward brought the Smile bowl, some soup and cookies for our kids with the sweetest note.  She is genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met and we'll miss her dearly.  My other friend Stacy who was my Activity Day's partner brought the cute vase and flowers (and she sold me her yellow chair that I love!), Doug's sister Kimber brought us dinner which was so nice to have!! I feel like I've had another baby with this new house and it was nice not to have to cook!!  My sister-in-law and her kids brought us the basket full of a lot of wonderful things like plants, treats, cleaning supplies and the cutest spring dish towels. And then she took our kids for a few hours!!! It was so nice of her and nice to have a little break and get a few things done! 
She sent me these cute pictures from the park.  She's the best. 
 Last night I was giving Lewis and Mabel haircuts.  We decided to be spontaneous and cut Lilly's hair too.  I love it!  Sophia cried and cried that she didn't have long hair anymore.  It was hilarious and pathetic. This isn't the best shot but I think she looks so cute!!